College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 9 - Section 9.1 - Sequences - 9.1 Assess Your Understanding: 40

Answer

The first five terms are: $a_1= 2$ $a_2 = -2$ $a_3 = 2$ $a_4 = -2$ $a_5= 2$

Work Step by Step

Use the given recursive formula to find the next four terms: $a_1= 2$ $a_2 = -a_1 = -2$ $a_3 = -a_2 = -(-2) = 2$ $a_4 = -a_3 = -2$ $a_5= -a_4 = -(-2)=2$
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