# How do you find the first five terms of each sequence #a_1=12#, #a_(n+1)=a_n-3#?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 18, 2016

The first 5 terms are

#### Explanation:

Find the first five terms.

This is a recursively defined sequence, which means you use the previous term to find the next.

The first term is

The 2nd term is

The 3rd term is

Note that you are subtracting 3 to find the next term.

So,

The first 5 terms are