Resources tagged with: Recurrence relations

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There are 6 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Recurrence relations, you may find related items under Patterns, Sequences and Structure.

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Production Equation

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?

And So on - and on -and On

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you find the value of this function involving algebraic fractions for x=2000?

Poly Fibs

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

A sequence of polynomials starts 0, 1 and each poly is given by combining the two polys in the sequence just before it. Investigate and prove results about the roots of the polys.

2^n -n Numbers

Age 16 to 18

Yatir from Israel wrote this article on numbers that can be written as $ 2^n-n $ where n is a positive integer.


Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Investigate sequences given by $a_n = \frac{1+a_{n-1}}{a_{n-2}}$ for different choices of the first two terms. Make a conjecture about the behaviour of these sequences. Can you prove your conjecture?

Golden Powers

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

You add 1 to the golden ratio to get its square. How do you find higher powers?