Posted by **Jon** on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 3:34pm.

Find the first three iterates x1,x2,x3 of f(x)=2x-5 for an initial value of x0=3.

x1=f(x0)

=f(1)

=2(1)-5

=-3

2(-3)-5

-6-5

-11

2(-11)-5

-22-5

-27

the first three iterates are: -3,-11,-27