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I don't know how to use the above template considering I don't actually have a specific question from my homework, but I do have a question that I need answered to complete my homework.

Anyway, my book asks me to write a function that would correspond to a sequence, and then later asks me to write a general term for the nth term of that same sequence.

Would these be the same answer? I wrote them down as the same answer just with n instead of x for the general term question. They also asked me for a recursive formula for the sequence.

Can a general term be a recursive formula or a non recursive formula?

Thanks in advance. I just really don't understand what a general term is. Is it possible that they want the same answer for the general term and recursive formula, or function?

My problem is really that after writing a function, and a recursive formula for a sequence, I can't think of any other way to write a formula differently that could be considered a general term. I don't know what a general term is in the first place though.

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# Homework Help: What is a general term and how is it different than a function?

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