Question: Solving Recurrence Relations

I'm trying to solve a recurrence relation by generating terms and looking for a pattern.  I've learned that i can't stop 

Maple's autosimplification process and the best I can do is use Parse from the InertForm package.  The hand drawn picture below is what I'm trying to replicate.  I know I can use rsolve but I'm trying to do the steps I would with pencil and paper.


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