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− | Let <math> a_1 , a_2 , ... </math> be a sequence for which | + | Let <math> a_1 , a_2 , ... </math> be a sequence for which <math> a_1=2 </math> , <math> a_2=3 </math>, and <math>a_n=\frac{a_{n-1}}{a_{n-2}} </math> for each positive integer <math> n \ge 3 </math>. What is <math> a_{2006} </math>? |
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− | <math> a_1=2 </math> , <math> a_2=3 </math>, and <math>a_n=\frac{a_{n-1}}{a_{n-2}} </math> for each positive integer <math> n \ge 3 </math>. | ||
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− | What is <math> a_{2006} </math>? | ||
<math> \mathrm{(A) \ } \frac{1}{2}\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } \frac{2}{3}\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } \frac{3}{2}\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 2\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 3 </math> | <math> \mathrm{(A) \ } \frac{1}{2}\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } \frac{2}{3}\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } \frac{3}{2}\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 2\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 3 </math> | ||
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== See Also == | == See Also == | ||
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+ | [[Category:Introductory Algebra Problems]] | ||
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Latest revision as of 23:38, 10 January 2018
Problem
Let be a sequence for which , , and for each positive integer . What is ?
Solution
Looking at the first few terms of the sequence:
Clearly, the sequence repeats every 6 terms.
Since ,
See Also
2006 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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