Basicaly, I need help on this sequence, as my homework is due in tomorrow. One question on sequences is:
I'm supposed to find out what comes next. Can anyone help? Even if you tell me how you got the answer, that would be a great help
value and find a polynomial that will take all the given values and our arbitary
Your cubic does give the first four terms, and so is as valid a rule for the
next term as any other, and I suspect it involves no more arbitary constants
than does Soroban's
RonL and Dan are, of course, absolutely correct.
A sequence of numbers is meaningless unless there is a stipulation,
. . a promise that that the sequence "continues in a similar manner",
. . that there is indeed a "reasonable" pattern to the terms.
I've posted the following before, but I enjoy showing it off.
Find the next term of the sequence: .
I was using this function: .
"That's unfair!" you say?
Okay, here's a better explanation . . .
The sequence: . is the sequence of natural numbers
. . whose English names contain the letter "e".