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==Problem== | ==Problem== | ||
− | Define a sequence recursively by <math>t_1 = 20</math>, <math>t_2 = 21</math>, and<cmath>t_n = \frac{5t_{n-1}+1}{25t_{n-2}}</cmath>for all <math>n \ge 3</math>. Then <math>t_{2020}</math> can be | + | Define a sequence recursively by <math>t_1 = 20</math>, <math>t_2 = 21</math>, and<cmath>t_n = \frac{5t_{n-1}+1}{25t_{n-2}}</cmath>for all <math>n \ge 3</math>. Then <math>t_{2020}</math> can be expressed as <math>\frac{p}{q}</math>, where <math>p</math> and <math>q</math> are relatively prime positive integers. Find <math>p+q</math>. |
==Solution== | ==Solution== | ||
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t_5 = \frac{a\,k+1}{b\, k^2},~~ t_6 = a, \text{~ and ~}t_7 =b,</cmath>so the sequence is periodic with period <math>5</math>. Therefore | t_5 = \frac{a\,k+1}{b\, k^2},~~ t_6 = a, \text{~ and ~}t_7 =b,</cmath>so the sequence is periodic with period <math>5</math>. Therefore | ||
<cmath>t_{2020} = t_{5} = \frac{20\cdot 5 +1}{21\cdot 25} = \frac{101}{525}.</cmath>The requested sum is <math>101+525=626</math>. | <cmath>t_{2020} = t_{5} = \frac{20\cdot 5 +1}{21\cdot 25} = \frac{101}{525}.</cmath>The requested sum is <math>101+525=626</math>. | ||
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+ | ==Solution 3== | ||
+ | Let us examine the first few terms of this sequence and see if we can find a pattern. We are obviously given <math>t_1 = 20</math> and <math>t_2 = 21</math>, so now we are able to determine the numerical value of <math>t_3</math> using this information: | ||
+ | <cmath>t_3 = \frac{5t_{3-1}+1}{25t_{3-2}}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_3 = \frac{5t_{2}+1}{25t_{1}}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_3 = \frac{5(21) + 1}{25(20)}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_3 = \frac{105 + 1}{500}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_3 = \frac{106}{500} \implies t_3 = \frac{53}{250}</cmath> | ||
+ | Now using this information, as well as the previous information, we are able to determine the value of <math>t_4</math>: | ||
+ | <cmath>t_4 = \frac{5t_{4-1}+1}{25t_{4-2}}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_4 = \frac{5t_{3}+1}{25t_{2}}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_4 = \frac{5(\frac{53}{250}) + 1}{25(21)}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_4 = \frac{\frac{53}{50} + 1}{525}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_4 = \frac{\frac{103}{50}}{525} \implies t_4 = \frac{103}{26250}</cmath> | ||
+ | Now using this information, as well as the previous information, we are able to determine the value of <math>t_5</math>: | ||
+ | <cmath>t_5 = \frac{5t_{5-1}+1}{25t_{5-2}}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_5 = \frac{5t_{4}+1}{25t_{3}}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_5 = \frac{5(\frac{103}{26250}) + 1}{25(\frac{53}{250})}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_5 = \frac{\frac{53}{5250} + 1}{\frac{53}{10}}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_5 = \frac{\frac{5353}{5250}}{\frac{53}{10}} \implies t_5 = \frac{101}{525}</cmath> | ||
+ | Now using this information, as well as the previous information, we are able to determine the value of <math>t_6</math>: | ||
+ | <cmath>t_6 = \frac{5t_{6-1}+1}{25t_{6-2}}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_6 = \frac{5t_{5}+1}{25t_{4}}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_5 = \frac{5(\frac{101}{525}) + 1}{25(\frac{103}{26250})}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_5 = \frac{\frac{101}{105} + 1}{\frac{103}{1050}}</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>\implies t_5 = \frac{\frac{206}{105}}{\frac{103}{1050}} \implies t_6 = 20</cmath> | ||
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+ | Alas, we have figured this sequence is period 5! Thus, let us take <math>2020 \pmod 5</math>, which is <math>5</math>, and therefore <math>t_{2020} = t_5 = \frac{101}{525}</math>. According to the original problem statement, our answer is essentially <math>\boxed{626}</math>. ~ nikenissan | ||
==Video Solution== | ==Video Solution== |
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Contents
Problem
Define a sequence recursively by , , andfor all . Then can be expressed as , where and are relatively prime positive integers. Find .
Solution
Let . Then, we have where and . By substitution, we find , , , , and . So has a period of . Thus . So, . ~mn28407
Solution 2 (Official MAA)
More generally, let the first two terms be and and replace and in the recursive formula by and , respectively. Then some algebraic calculation shows that so the sequence is periodic with period . Therefore The requested sum is .
Solution 3
Let us examine the first few terms of this sequence and see if we can find a pattern. We are obviously given and , so now we are able to determine the numerical value of using this information: Now using this information, as well as the previous information, we are able to determine the value of : Now using this information, as well as the previous information, we are able to determine the value of : Now using this information, as well as the previous information, we are able to determine the value of :
Alas, we have figured this sequence is period 5! Thus, let us take , which is , and therefore . According to the original problem statement, our answer is essentially . ~ nikenissan
Video Solution
https://youtu.be/_JTWJxbDC1A ~ CNCM
Video Solution 2
~IceMatrix
See Also
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