Can anyone tell me if this is correct for this relation:

6.1 In the following sequences determine s5 if s0, s1, ... sn, ... is a sequence satisfying the given recurrence relation and initial condition.

b. sn = -sn-1 - n2 for n >= 1, s0 = 2

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- December 21st 2006, 06:31 PMpapa_chango123recurrence relation
Can anyone tell me if this is correct for this relation:

6.1 In the following sequences determine s5 if s0, s1, ... sn, ... is a sequence satisfying the given recurrence relation and initial condition.

b. sn = -sn-1 - n2 for n >= 1, s0 = 2 - December 21st 2006, 06:32 PMpapa_chango123
Sorry forgot to put in the answers. Here is the answers I got:

s0 = 2

s1 = -1

s2 = 5

s3 = 4

s4 = 12

s5 = 13 - December 21st 2006, 07:10 PMThePerfectHacker
- December 22nd 2006, 12:05 PMSoroban
Hello, papa_chango123!

What is ?

Is that your way of writing ?

Quote:

6.1) In the following sequences determine

if is a sequence satisfying the given recurrence relation and initial condition.

. for

Am I reading it correctly?

It says: .

So is the negative of , minus

. .

And is the negative of , minus

. .

Then is the negative of , minus

. .

Hence is the negative of . minus

. .

Therefore: is the negative of , minus

. .

- December 22nd 2006, 01:20 PMpapa_chango123
Yes thanks that is the answer I got.