Give the first five terms of the sequence:

johng

New member
Joined
May 23, 2020
Messages
1
Give the first five terms of the sequence:

ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED

*IMAGE ATTACHED*

________, ________, ________, ________, ________
 

Attachments

lev888

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2018
Messages
1,361
Give the first five terms of the sequence:

ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED

*IMAGE ATTACHED*

________, ________, ________, ________, ________
Please read posting guidelines.
What's the first term?
 

HallsofIvy

Elite Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2012
Messages
6,099
Do you not understand what "\(\displaystyle a_{n+1}= -2a_n-1\)" means?

\(\displaystyle a_2= 2a_1- 1\). You are told that \(\displaystyle a_1= -4\). So what is \(\displaystyle a_2\)?

And then what is \(\displaystyle a_3= 2a_2- 1\) so what is \(\displaystyle a_3\)?
 
Top