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Which of the following are the
first five terms of the sequence with general term π sub π equals negative 99
minus 17 over the square root of π and π must be greater than or equal to one?

Weβre given the general term for a
sequence. Weβre told that π sub π equals
negative 99 minus 17 over the square root of π and that π must be greater than or
equal to one. When weβre dealing with sequences,
the value of π represents the term number. And that means when π equals one,
weβre calculating the first term in the sequence.

π sub one is equal to negative 99
minus 17 over the square root of one. The square root of one is one. 17 over one equals 17. And negative 99 minus 17 equals
negative 116. The first term then must be
negative 116. And we can eliminate option A.

To continue with this process,
weβll find π sub two, which is the second term. We plug in two for our π-value and
we get negative 99 minus 17 over the square root of two. If we want to rationalise and get
the square root of two out of the denominator, we can multiply the fraction 17 over
the square root of two by the square root of two over two. The negative 99 doesnβt change. 17 times the square root of two is
written like this. But the square root of two times
the square root of two equals two. We no longer have the square root
in the denominator.

Our second term is then negative 99
minus 17 times the square root of two over two, which eliminates option B. And if we look closely, it
eliminates option C as well. Option C says the second term is
negative 99 plus 17 times the square root of two over two. But we know that it is minus. And we see that in option D.

And so we say that the first five
terms of this sequence will be negative 116. Negative 99 minus 17 times the
square root of two over two. Negative 99 minus 17 times the
square root of three over three. Negative 215 over two. Negative 99 minus 17 times the
square root of five over five. And it continues. The key here was recognising that
the π-value represents the term number and plugging in the terms you were looking
for.