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Algebra: Recurrence

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Zebra mussels are fresh water mollusks that attack underwater structures. Suppose that the volume of mussels in a confined area grows at a rate of 0.2% per day

(1) If there are now 10 cubic feet of mussels in a lock on the Illinois River at Peoria, Illinois, develop a recurrence relation and initial conditions that represent the volume mn as a function of n.
(2) Develop a formula expressing mn as a function of n.

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The expert develops a recurrence formula. A formula expression mn as a function of n is provided.