# 2016 AIME I #10

A strictly increasing sequence of positive integers $a_1, a_2, a_3, \dots$ has the property that for every positive integer $k$, the subsequence $a_{2k-1}, a_{2k}, a_{2k+1}$ is geometric and the subsequence $a_{2k}, a_{2k+1}, a_{2k+2}$ is arithmetic. Suppose that $a_{13} = 2016$. Find $a_1$.