anonymous
  • anonymous
What are the first 5 terms of the sequence a1 - -2,an= 4an-1
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freckles
  • freckles
I can't read that
freckles
  • freckles
does - - mean = by chance?
freckles
  • freckles
Never seen that notation. I have only ever seen = to mean equal.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Subtraction and Negative 2
freckles
  • freckles
\[a_1--2,a_n=4a_n-1\] this?
freckles
  • freckles
this still doesn't make any sense
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes
freckles
  • freckles
maybe you mean this: \[a_1 \color{red}{=}2 \\ a_n=4a_{\color{red}{n-1}} ?\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes but it was written in another way or form
freckles
  • freckles
or this: \[a_1 \color{red}{=}-2 \\ a_n=4a_{\color{red}{n-1}} ?\]
freckles
  • freckles
How is it written then? And how could the answer by yes if it is written in another way?
freckles
  • freckles
Well I guess we can just do the one I think it is as an example so maybe you can try to do the one that is on your paper. \[a_1=2 \\ a_n=4a_{n-1} \\ \text{ replace } n \text{ with } 2 \\ a_2=4a_{2-1} \\ a_2=4a_1 \\ \text{ you are given } a_1 \text{ in the first line here }\] so plug it in

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