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    Converting Closed Form to Recursive Formula

    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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    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.
    hi
    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.
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