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Recursion Sequences - Problem 5
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An explicit formula is one where any term can be found directly. A recursive formula is where in order to find the n'th term, we must know the previous term, or "n minus one" term. Here we practice writing an explicit formula, a recursive formula, or both for a given number pattern.
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