Philip P. answered • 06/14/17

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2 6 38 1446

- 6 = 2
^{2}+ 2 - 38 = 6
^{2}+ 2 - 1446 = 38
^{2}+ 2

A recursive formula designates the starting term, a_{1}, and the nth term of the sequence, a_{n} , as an expression containing the previous term (the term before it), a_{n-1}.

a

_{1}= 2a

_{n}= (a_{n-1})^{2}+ 2 for n > 1