# Re: iterative function query

that is what Nest[ ] is for :
Nest[45+0.97 #&,45,5]
or
tax[x_]:=45+ 97/100 x
Nest[tax,45,4] or Nest[tax,0,5] should do.

>so that the following is generated:
>
>45 + 0.97(45+0.97(45+0.97(45+0.97(45))))
---1-----                              -
--2----                     -
---3---            -
----4----  -
--

check the help-file for NestList and FixedPoint.

wouter.

At 16:54 20.01.98 -0500, you wrote:
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>Can someone explain the best way to code:
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>starting at x=1 and going to x=5;
>taxes[x_]:= 45 + 0.97(taxes[x+1])/;&nbsp;
>
>so that the following is generated:
>
>45 + 0.97(45+0.97(45+0.97(45+0.97(45))))
>
>Thanks,
>
>Eric Walters
>ewalters@bio.fsu.edu</HTML>
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>Can someone explain the best way to code:
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><P>starting at x=1 and going to x=5; <BR>taxes[x_]:= 45 +
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><P>so that the following is generated:
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><P>45 + 0.97(45+0.97(45+0.97(45+0.97(45))))
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><P>Thanks,
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><P>Eric Walters
><BR>ewalters@bio.fsu.edu</HTML>
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