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5-78.

Write both an explicit equation and a recursive equation for the sequence: Homework Help ✎

5, 8, 11, 14, 17, …

Are the terms in the sequence being added to or multiplied by? In other words, is the sequence arithmetic or geometric?

Explicit: *t*(*n*) = 3*n* + 2

Recursive: *t*(1) = 5; *t*(*n*+1) = *t*(*n*) + 3