College Algebra (10th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Section 9.1 - Sequences - 9.1 Assess Your Understanding: 35

Answer

The first five terms are: $a_1= 2$ $a_2 = 5$ $a_3 = 8$ $a_4 =11$ $a_5= 14$

Work Step by Step

Use the given recursive formula to find the next four terms: $a_1= 2$ $a_2 = 3+ a_1 = 5$ $a_3 = 3+ a_2 = 3+5 = 8$ $a_4 = 3+a_3 = 3+8 =11$ $a_5= 3+ a_4 = 3+11=14$
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