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Unformatted text preview: numbers. Examples: 1.  Let a = −1 and d = 4: 2.  Let a = 7 and d = −3: 3.  Let a = 1 and d = 2: Recurrence Rela$ons Definition: a recurrence relation for the sequence {an} is an equation that expresses an in terms of one or more of the previous terms of the sequence: an = an- 1 + 3 —༉  A sequence is called a solution of a recurrence relation if its terms satisfy the recurrence relation. —༉  The initial conditions for a sequence specify the terms that precede the first term where the recurrence relation takes effect. Ques$ons about Recurrence Rela$ons Example 1:...
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