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8-40.

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  1. If you wanted to find the term of the sequence, would an explicit equation or a recursive equation be more useful?

    Recall the definitions of explicit and recursive equations.

    Explicit.

  2. Write the equation in “first term” form as you did in problem 7-108.

    Refer to problem 7-108 to recall what the first term form means.

  3. What is the term of the sequence?

    Insert 50 for n in the equation you found in part (b).

  4. Write the explicit equation for the sequence , , , ... in “first term” form.