Posted by **Ana** on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 7:57pm.

How do I find the first five terms of each sequence?

a(1)=3, a(n+1)=a(n)+5

The things in the parentheses are subscripts.

- Algebra 2 -
**Reiny**, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 9:03pm
You have a recursive formula

a(1) = 3

a(2) = a(1) + 5 = 8

a(3) = a(2) + 5 = 13

I am sure you can finish it now

- Algebra 2 -
**Ana**, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 9:17pm
Okay. Thank you. I tried it by myself while I was waiting for a response and wasn't sure if I did it right. But I did so, thanks again.

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