Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305071751
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-175-9

Chapter 12 - Section 12.1 - Sequences and Summation Notation - 12.1 Exercises - Page 850: 17


$a_{1}=1$, $a_{2}=3$, $a_{3}=7$, $a_{4}=15$, $a_{5}=31$

Work Step by Step

$a_{1}=1$, $.\qquad a_{n}=2a_{m-1}+1$ $a_{2}=2(1)+1=3$ $a_{3}=2(3)+1=7$ $a_{4}=2(7)+1=15$ $a_{5}=2(15)+1=31$
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