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Given the sequence 3,7,11,15,19

Write a formula for the sequence to find the nth term

Use the formula to find the 50th term in the sequence

What kind of sequence is this

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Arithmetic sequence: a_n=a_1+(n-1)d where: d = common difference between terms; n = term; a_1 = first term of sequence a_n = 3+(n-1)4 = 3+(4n-4) = 4n-1 Therefore, a_50 = 4(50)-1 = 200 - 1 = 199