# Give the first five terms of the sequence:

#### johng

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Give the first five terms of the sequence:

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#### lev888

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Give the first five terms of the sequence:

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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 $$\displaystyle a_3$$?