Hi All,
While this question might appear a bit 'scary', it's just a Sequence question and we're told exactly how the sequence 'works.' We're given the first two terms of the sequence and then told that each term that follows the first two is the (PRODUCT of the prior two terms that come before it in the sequence) plus 1. We're asked for the value of the 6th term. In these types of questions, it's usually fairly easy (and necessary) to calculate all of the terms in the sequence.
1st = 1
2nd = 1
3rd = (2nd term)(1st term) + 1 = (1)(1) + 1 = 2
4th = (3rd term)(2nd term) + 1 = (2)(1) + 1 = 3
5th = (4th term)(3rd term) + 1 = (3)(2) + 1 = 7
6th = (5th term)(4th term) + 1 = (7)(3) + 1 = 22
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