College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 9 - Section 9.1 - Sequences - 9.1 Assess Your Understanding: 46


The first five terms are: $a_1= A$ $a_2 = Ar$ $a_3 = Ar^2$ $a_4 = Ar^3$ $a_5= Ar^4$

Work Step by Step

Use the given recursive formula to find the next four terms: $a_1= A$ $a_2 = r(a_1) = r(A) = Ar$ $a_3 = r(a_2) = r(Ar) = Ar^2$ $a_4 = r(a_3) = r(Ar^2) = Ar^3$ $a_5= r(a_4) = r(Ar^3) = Ar^4$
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