DallasLifeBaby01
  • DallasLifeBaby01
A sequence has a second term of 1 and a common difference of -3. The fifth term of the sequence is _____.
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rishavraj
  • rishavraj
\[a_2 - a_1 = d\] so \[1 - a_1 = -3\] get a_1 then use \[a_n = a_1 + (n - 1)d\] to find the fifth term
DallasLifeBaby01
  • DallasLifeBaby01
so would the 5th term be -5?
rishavraj
  • rishavraj
nah nah..... u need to plug n = 5 in the equation so it would be \[a_5 = a_1 + (5 - 1)d\] plug a_1 = 4 and d = -3

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DallasLifeBaby01
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ooh i see

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