, , , ,
This is a geometric sequence since there is a common ratio between each term. In this case, multiplying the previous term in the sequence by gives the next term. In other words, .
This is the form of a geometric sequence.
Substitute in the values of and .
Multiply by .
Substitute in the value of to find the th term.
Subtract from .
Raise to the power of .
Find the Next Term 1 , 3 , 9 , 27 , 81