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Write the first five terms of the sequence defined by the recursive formula an = 5an-1 -1, with a1=0

  1. Jay

    The second -1 shouldnt be a subscript

  2. Reiny

    a9N0 = 5 a(n-1) - 1

    a(1) = 0
    a(2) = 5 a(1) - 1 = 5(0) - 1 = -1
    a(3) = 5 a(2) - 1 = 5(-1) - 1 = -6
    a(4) = .....

    carry on

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