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# If in sequence a, an = 3an–1 and a2 = 5, what is the value of a4?

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If in sequence a, $$a_n = 3a_{n–1}$$ and $$a_2 = 5$$, what is the value of $$a_4?$$

A. $$\frac{5}{3}$$

B. 5

C. 15

D. 30

E. 45

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21 May 2019, 17:46
If in sequence $$a, an = 3an–1$$ and $$a2 = 5$$, what is the value of $$a4?$$

A. $$\frac{5}{3}$$

B. 5

C. 15

D. 30

E. 45

Could you please check the question?
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21 May 2019, 17:58
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If in sequence $$a, an = 3an–1$$ and $$a2 = 5$$, what is the value of $$a4?$$

A. $$\frac{5}{3}$$

B. 5

C. 15

D. 30

E. 45

Could you please check the question?

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21 May 2019, 18:06
$$a_4$$=3$$a_3$$=3*3$$a_2$$=9*5=45

Ans.(E)
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