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Question: A sequence s is defined recursively as follows:
- Compute s2,s3,s4... to guess an explicit formula for the sequence sk.
If you could help me with this problem, I would very much appreciate it!!! Thank youHi,
You're right about the sequence and you should notice also that the numbers are powers of 2 so your problem is to find an f(n) such that for your nth term sn = 2f(n).
Look at n= 3 & 4; you need 22 in both cases.
3 & 4 correspond to 2;
Doesn't the required exponent look about 1/2 of n? You might want to look at the integer part of (n+1)/2.