A recursive rule gives the first term or terms of a sequence and describes how each term is related to the preceding term(s) with a recursive equation. For example, arithmetic and geometric sequences can be described recursively.
|Example arithmetic sequence||Example geometric sequence|
Create a recursive rule that describes the sequence. Then use the recursive rule to find the odometer's reading the following two weeks, assuming that Bonnie drives exactly the same distance every week.
Before we write the recursive rule for the sequence, let's ensure it's arithmetic.