$\displaystyle a_1 = 5; a_n = 5*a_{n-1}$

How would i go about converting that to a Recursive Formula?

I just need a jump start on how to find the next term in the sequence, thanks.

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- Jan 20th 2009, 11:36 AMEdbaseball17Converting Closed Form to Recursive Formula
$\displaystyle a_1 = 5; a_n = 5*a_{n-1}$

How would i go about converting that to a Recursive Formula?

I just need a jump start on how to find the next term in the sequence, thanks. - Jan 20th 2009, 01:38 PMursaQuote:

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How would i go about converting that to a Recursive Formula?

I just need a jump start on how to find the next term in the sequence, thanks.

well that's already a recursive formula

you can only convert to simple formula i.e.

a_n=5^n

if you need to find the next sequence from the recursive formula

then simply put n=2 and calculate.