Write the first five terms of the sequence defined recursively.
a1= 28, ak+1= ak -4
ok i honestly don't understand this at all. i tried to mimic the way the book did it in the example but it did not match the answers in the back of the book. can someone please explain to me how to solve this problem at least give me show me how to do the first two terms. any help is appreciated.
represents "the current value" and represents the value that comes after your current value. So in this problem you start with , your initial value is 28. Now you want to find the thing that comes after it (namely ). So you use the given formula , substitute the current value ( as ) to find the succeeding value ( ) and so on...