\(a_{1}\ \rightarrow\ 1^{(st)}\ \text{term}\)

\(d\ \rightarrow\ \text{difference}\ = (a_{2}\ -\ a_{1}) = (a_{3}\ -\ a_{2})\) Step 3 Apply the above concept it gives \(d = a_{3}\ -\ a_{2}\)

\(d = 12\ -\ (-4)\)

\(d = 12\ +\ 4 = 16\) now, \(a_{1} = a_{2}\ -\ d\)

\(a_{1} =\ -4\ -\ 16 =\ -20\) Step 4 The \(37^{(th)}\) term of the given arithmetic sequence will be \(T_{37} =\ -20\ +\ (37\ -\ 1)\ \times\ 16\)

\(=\ -20\ +\ 36\ \times\ 16\)

\(=\ -20\ +\ 576\)

\(=556\) (answer)