# What is the general term of an arithmetic sequence with #t_1 = 5# and #t_2 = 2#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 13, 2017

#### Explanation:

The general term of an arithmetic sequence is given by

#t_n = a + (n - 1)d# .

We're given that the first term is

#a(n)= 5 - 3(n - 1)#

We note that

If we check, we realize that

#a(1) = 5- 3(1- 1) = 5 = t_1#

Which is what we wanted to obtain.

Therefore, answer C is correct.

Hopefully this helps!