# SAT Sequences and Series

Algebra Level 1

$6,8,12,20, \ldots$

The first term in the sequence above is $$6$$. Each successive term is obtained by multiplying the preceding term by $$x$$ and subtracting $$y$$ from the result. If $$x$$ and $$y$$ are constant integers, what is the value of $$y$$?

(A) $$\ \ 2$$
(B) $$\ \ 4$$
(C) $$\ \ 16$$
(D) $$\ \ 36$$
(E) $$\ \ 52$$

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