# What is formula ib this sequence 3 -16 12 -24 48?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 19, 2018

Odd terms:

Even terms:

Where i is the number in the even sequence from 1 and upwards

#### Explanation:

There might be multiple possibilities here, but one is at least that it is made up of two sequences.

1) 3, 12, 48: Next term is 4 times the current one.

2) -16 -24: Next term is either the current term -8 or the current term times 1 1/2. Without more terms, it is impossible to tell which is right.