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## #1 2012-03-31 00:19:03

anonimnystefy
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### Find the general term!!!

Hi guys

find the one equality general term formula for the sequence:

3,6,8,16,18,36,38,76,78,...

The general term formula must not be defined partially,but must contain only one equality.

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-03-31 00:29:15)

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## #2 2012-03-31 01:18:08

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

I really wonder if anyone will get that one.

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## #3 2012-03-31 01:19:52

bob bundy
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### Re: Find the general term!!!

OK OK, only just got in.  I'm working on it.

Would the next two terms be

156, 158   ?

Bob

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## #4 2012-03-31 01:22:24

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Yes,those are the next two terms.

The term are gained by repeatedly multiplying by 2 and the adding 2.

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## #5 2012-03-31 01:37:12

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Hi anonimnystefy,

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## #6 2012-03-31 01:52:35

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Hi gAr

Nice work.Congrats also for showing me that there is another formula.

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## #7 2012-03-31 01:56:25

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Hi,

Thanks for the problem.

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## #8 2012-03-31 01:58:13

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Hi gAr

You're welcome.

Iwill post my formula in a few mintes,so stay put.

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## #9 2012-03-31 02:01:44

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Okay...

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## #10 2012-03-31 02:09:34

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

hi gAr

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## #11 2012-03-31 02:21:54

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Hi,

I'm getting a(1) = 12 for your formula?

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## #12 2012-03-31 02:25:28

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

hi gAr

{1/2}=1/2

{1}=0

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## #13 2012-03-31 02:34:47

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Oh, okay.
Now I'm getting a(2) = 2*(5√2 - 2)*(1)

Did I substitute for n correctly?

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## #14 2012-03-31 02:37:42

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

hi gAr

if I remember correctly (1-1)/2=0

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## #15 2012-03-31 02:41:24

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

wait a sec! i typed it out wrong.

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## #16 2012-03-31 02:42:39

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

hi gAr

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## #17 2012-03-31 02:43:31

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Hi,

I thought that was (2-1)/2 = 1/2
and hence 2*(5*2^(1/2)-2)*1 ?

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## #18 2012-03-31 02:44:41

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

hi gAr

look at #16.

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## #19 2012-03-31 02:46:48

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Hi,

Looking at it...
Meanwhile, there's some problem with the LaTeX code, can you correct it?

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## #20 2012-03-31 02:51:25

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

hi gAr

I fixed the LaTeX code.

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## #21 2012-03-31 02:52:05

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Hi anonimnystefy,

The formula's correct now.
Thanks.
LaTeX code's also fine, thanks.

Last edited by gAr (2012-03-31 02:53:07)

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## #22 2012-03-31 02:58:53

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

hi gAr

Thank you as well for your formula.Your seems better because it doesn't use the {a} "function".

Who knows,maybe bob finds a third one.

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## #23 2012-03-31 03:31:00

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Hi anonimnystefy,

You're welcome.
I just combined two recurrences for odd and even terms, and the CAS derived the closed form for me.

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## #24 2012-03-31 03:31:45

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

cool.I wonder if anything can be done using G.F.'s?

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## #25 2012-03-31 03:32:06

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

hi Stefy and gAr

Haven't been looking at yours so who knows.

Here is mine: