7, 10, 15, 22 What is the next number in the sequence? What is the 500th term? We see that: 1^2 + 6 = 7 2^2 + 6 = 10 3^3 + 6 = 15 4^2 + 6 = 22 We build our function as f(n) = n^2 + 6 Next term in the sequence is f(5) f(5) = 5^2 + 6 f(5) = 25 + 6 f(5) = 31 Calculate the 500th term: f(500) = 500^2 + 6 f(500) = 250,000 + 6 f(500) = 250,006