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Given the recursive formula for a geometric sequence find the common ratio, the first four terms, and the explicit formula. a1 = -3 an = -3an-1

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since a(n)=-3(a(n-1)) the common ratio is -3, and a(1)=-3 so a(n)=-3(-3^(n-1)) so the first four terms are: -3, 9, -27, 81

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