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What is the 2,784th shape in the sequence? triangle , square, rectangle, circle

You have not defined a sequence at all, but have merely given four "terms". Therefore, the answer could be anything at all -- or, rather, there is no answer.

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How do you get the first steps in this sequence? I'm not coming up with anything.What is the 2,784th shape in the sequence? triangle , square, rectangle, circle

-Dan

The sequence I gave was the terms on the page but they were pictures I could not put in the problem. The picture showed the different shapes in sequence 1st was a triangle 2nd was the square, 3rd was a rectangle and 4th was a circle.You have not defined a sequence at all, but have merely given four "terms". Therefore, the answer could be anything at all -- or, rather, there is no answer.

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circle - 0

triangle - 3

square - 4

but the rectangle also has 4 sides so I don't know what to do with that.

The only thing I can guess is that you have a cycle of 4. Thus if you were asked to get the 6th shape in the sequence then you would have

triangle, square, rectangle, circle, triangle, square... so the answer would be square.

But as I said it's only a guess. You need to talk to your instructor.

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The problem, as I stated, is not properly formed, so it really has no answer. You have to guess at what pattern they are assuming, which might depend on something stated or implied in the context. If you showed us an image of the entire page, it might give us some further clues.The sequence I gave was the terms on the page but they were pictures I could not put in the problem. The picture showed the different shapes in sequence 1st was a triangle 2nd was the square, 3rd was a rectangle and 4th was a circle.

One possibility is that the shapes repeat the same four over and over: TSRCTSRC... If so, then every multiple of 4 is a circle, and you can work out an answer from that.

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If I interpret this question my way it would be the sequence goes like triangle square rectangle circle triangle square rectangle circle….What is the 2,784th shape in the sequence? triangle , square, rectangle, circle

That’s four different terms. Divide 2784 by 4 and that gives you 696. That means the sequence goes through 696 times. The last term in your pattern is circle so the 2784th term would be a circle. If there was a remainder 1, it’s a triangle, remainder 2, a square…etc