# Write the first six terms of the sequence a_n=(n−1)^2

Write the first six terms of the sequence ${a}_{n}={\left(n-1\right)}^{2}$
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You can derive the ${n}^{th}$ term by puuting the value of n in ${a}_{n}={\left(n-1\right)}^{2}$
Hence, ${a}_{1}={\left(1-1\right)}^{2}=0$
${a}_{2}={\left(2-1\right)}^{2}={1}^{2}=1$
${a}_{3}={\left(3-1\right)}^{2}={2}^{2}=4$
${a}_{4}={\left(4-1\right)}^{2}={3}^{2}=9$
${a}_{5}={\left(5-1\right)}^{2}={4}^{2}=16$
${a}_{6}={\left(6-1\right)}^{2}={5}^{2}=25$
Hence, first six terms are {0,1,4,9,16,25}