College Algebra (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 9 - Section 9.1 - Sequences - 9.1 Assess Your Understanding - Page 647: 25


The first five terms are: $b_1 = \dfrac{1}{e}; \\b_2= \dfrac{2}{e^2}; \\b_3= \dfrac{3}{e^3}; \\b_4= \dfrac{4}{e^4}; \\b_5= \dfrac{5}{e^5}$

Work Step by Step

Substitute $n=1, 2, 3, 4, 5$ to obtain: $b_1 = \dfrac{1}{e^1}=\dfrac{1}{e}; \\b_2= \dfrac{2}{e^2}; \\b_3= \dfrac{3}{e^3}; \\b_4= \dfrac{4}{e^4}; \\b_5= \dfrac{5}{e^5}$
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