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8-40.

A sequence starts

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.

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.

What is the

term of the sequence? Insert 50 for

*n*in the equation you found in part (b).Write the explicit equation for the sequence

, , , , ... in “first term” form.