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Find the first 5 terms of the sequence defined by the formula
u_{n}=5 n-4 .
in Mathematics by Diamond (56,665 points) | 214 views

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&u_{1}=5 \times 1-4=1 \\
&u_{2}=5 \times 2-4=6 \\
&u_{3}=5 \times 3-4=11 \\
&u_{4}=5 \times 4-4=16 \\
&u_{5}=5 \times 5-4=21
So the sequence is
1,6,11,16,21, \ldots
Here the terms increase by 5 each time and the formula contains a ' \(5 n\) '.
In general, if the terms of a sequence increase by a constant amount, \(d\), each time, then the sequence will be defined by the formula
u_{n}=d n+c
where \(c\) is a constant number.
by Diamond (56,665 points)

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