Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 12 Sequences and Series - 12.5 Use Recursive Rules with Sequences and Functions - 12.5 Exercises - Skill Practice - Page 830: 3



Work Step by Step

In order to compute the fifth term we will have to plug $n =1,2,3,4,5$ into the given equation. Now, we have $a_2= a_1+3 = 1+3=4$; $a_3= 4+3=7$; $a_4= 7+3=10$; $a_5= 10+3=13$; Thus, we have the terms $1,4,7,10,13$
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