# GGBNA 2012 #8

This is a 2-dimensional representation of the iteration rule $a_{n+2} = \frac{a_{n+1}+k}{a_n}$. Now, instead of always adding 1 to $a_{n+1}$, we can add something other than 1! The points plotted are of the form $\left(a_n,a_{n+1} \right)$. The coordinates of point A are $\left(a_1,a_2 \right)$, so moving point A changes the value of the first two terms of the sequence. Click on point A and use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move point A.

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Just observe the patterns before you decide to trace. Do there appear to be any other "nice" orbits (like our orbit of 5)? What happens when $k$ is negative? What happens when $k$ is zero? Do there appear to be any special values of $k$?

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