Let $\displaystyle x_1 = 1$ and $\displaystyle x_{n+1} = 2x_n + 1, ~ n \geq 1$.

Find and prove a general formula for $\displaystyle x_n$.

Not sure where to start ... Do you solve for $\displaystyle x_n$ ?

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- Sep 2nd 2009, 05:58 PMjaclyn91Find a general formula ...
Let $\displaystyle x_1 = 1$ and $\displaystyle x_{n+1} = 2x_n + 1, ~ n \geq 1$.

Find and prove a general formula for $\displaystyle x_n$.

Not sure where to start ... Do you solve for $\displaystyle x_n$ ? - Sep 2nd 2009, 07:57 PMmr fantastic
- Sep 2nd 2009, 08:13 PMynj