follow a specific format.
In this form,
is the first term in a given sequence,
is the from one term to the next, and
term in the sequence. For this exercise, the first term is
Let's observe the other terms to determine the common difference
As we can see
By substituting these two values we found into the explicit equation and simplifying, we can find the formula for this sequence.
This equation can be used to find any
term in the given sequence. To find
term in the sequence, we substitute
term in the sequence is