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8-97.

Eniki has a sequence of numbers given by the formula $t\left(n\right) = 4\left(5\right)^{n}$. Homework Help ✎

1. What are the first three terms of Eniki’s sequence?

$t\left(1\right) = 4\left(5\right)^{1}$
$t\left(2\right) = 4\left(5\right)^{2}$
. . .

2. Toby thinks the number $312,500$ is a term in Eniki’s sequence. Is he correct? Justify your answer by either giving the term number or explaining why it is not in the sequence.

$4\left(5\right)^{n} = 312500$

$5^{n} = 78125$

How many factors of $5$ can go into $78125$?

3. Elisa thinks the number $94,500$ is a term in Eniki’s sequence. Is she correct? Explain.

Follow the steps from part (b).

No, because solving the equation $94500 = 4\left(5\right)^{n}$ does not result in a positive integer.