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    Give an inductive definition that would produce each of the following sequences.
    a) 5, 9, 13, 17, 21 ...
    b) 1, 3, 9, 27, 81 ...
    c) 62, 44, 26, 8, -10 ...
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    Give an inductive definition that would produce each of the following sequences.
    a) 5, 9, 13, 17, 21 ...
    b) 1, 3, 9, 27, 81 ...
    c) 62, 44, 26, 8, -10 ...
    What are your thoughts for any of the parts?

    What two things will you need for an inductive definition of a sequence?
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    What are your thoughts for any of the parts?

    What two things will you need for an inductive definition of a sequence?
    The First Term and Common difference?
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    (Original post by sandy16)
    The First Term and Common difference?
    Correct :borat:

    So how do you lay your answer out?
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    Correct :borat:

    So how do you lay your answer out?
    Do you write out the sequences in the form Un+1= and then write the first term?
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    Do you write out the sequences in the form Un+1= and then write the first term?
    You write the next term in terms of the previous term, so Un+1 = f(Un) where f(Un) is what you do to Un to get to Un+1.
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    You write the next term in terms of the previous term, so Un+1 = f(Un) where f(Un) is what you do to Un to get to Un+1.
    Oh ok Thank You
 
 
 
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