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If the sequence $$a_1$$,$$a_2$$, $$a_3$$, ..., $$a_n$$ is such that $$a_1 = 6$$ and $$a_n = 2a_{(n - 1)}$$ for $$n > 1$$, then $$a_6 - a_5 =$$

A. 12

B. 48

C. 64

D. 96

E. 192

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Bunuel wrote:
If the sequence $$a_1$$,$$a_2$$, $$a_3$$, ..., $$a_n$$ is such that $$a_1 = 6$$ and $$a_n = 2a_{(n - 1)}$$ for $$n > 1$$, then $$a_6 - a_5 =$$

A. 12

B. 48

C. 64

D. 96

E. 192

a1=6
a2=12
a3=24
a4=48
a5=96
a6==192
192-96 = 96
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GMAT 1: 530 Q48 V15 Re: If the sequence a1, a2, a3, ..., an is such that a1 = 6 and an = 2a  [#permalink]

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an=2a(n−1) therefore a6 = 2 X a5

we will put this value in the given equation,

a6- a5 = 2 x a5 - a5 = a5

therefore ans is D. Re: If the sequence a1, a2, a3, ..., an is such that a1 = 6 and an = 2a   [#permalink] 09 Apr 2019, 23:27
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