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# PLEASE HELP!!!!! 3, 8, 13, 18, 23, ....The recursive formula for this sequence is:

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Answer:aβ = 37Step-by-step explanation:The given arithmetic sequence is: 3, 8, 13, 18, 23, . . . The recursive formula for the sequence is: [tex]$ a_n = a_{n - 1} + 5 $[/tex]Here, [tex]$ a_n $[/tex] represents the [tex]$ n^{th} $[/tex] of the sequence.And, [tex]$ a_{n - 1} $[/tex] represents the [tex]$ (n - 1)^{th} $[/tex] of the sequence. '+5' denotes that '5' is added to the [tex]$ (n - 1)^{th} $[/tex] term to get the [tex]$ n^{th} $[/tex] term. In other words, the difference between two consecutive numbers in the sequence is 5.Now, we are asked to find aβ i.e., n =8. Substituting in the recursive formula we get: aβ = aβββ ββ + 5 = aβ + 5.So, to determine aβ we need to know aβ. From the sequence we see that aβ
= 23.β aβ = 23 + 5 = 28.β aβ = 28 + 5 = 32.β aβ = 32 + 5 = 37.Therefore, the [tex]$ 8^{th} $[/tex] term of the sequence is 37.