What is the fifth term of the series an = n + an-1' if a0 = -3.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 5:57 pm ad1c9bdddf
a(n) = n + a(n-1)
=> a(n) = n + (n-1) + a(n-2)
so on. Hence,
=> a(n) = n + (n-1) + (n-2) + ...
The fifth term of a series is found.