Haha, Nvm seems like I'll answer my own question -_-, expand the RHS and equate the coefficients for x^k, k =>7 and the recurrence pattern comes up nicely.
Find a recursive relation for the number of distinct ordered pairs (a,b) of non-negative integers satisfying 2a+5b=100.
Okay, so I took an entirely different approach to this question using generating functions unlike my book. However I am stuck at the end. Any assistance to finish it off would be highly appreciated!
Let be the number of nonnegative ordered pairs which solve .
We define and
Now
Clearly, is the generating function sequence for the sequence
We can see from inspection that and
But up to this step, I have no idea how to get the recursive relation for
Many thanks!