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Mar 19, 2008 · Best Answer: uhhh... well, call a_n the nth term in the sequence... a_1 = 1 (gives it an initial step) a_n = 3*a_(n-1) + 2 does it work? well, 1*3+2 = 5, 5 ... - read more

Next number in the series is 1457 15(5-1) x 3 = 12 + 5 = 17,(17-5) x 3 = 36 + 17 = 53,(53-17)x 3 = 108 + 53 = 161,(161-53)x 3 = 324 + 161 = 485(485-161)x3= 972+485=1457. - read more

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