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A good tip that my TA told me is to always put the bigger number first when using Rydberg's equation since you will always need to get a positive value. For example, if you know n=1 and the electron jumped up some energy levels, you should put (1/1^2) first since you know whatever the value of n final is will be smaller than 1. Hope that makes sense!
I agree with the other responses. Whichever n is a smaller number should be n1 and the larger n should be n2 so that when you plug it into the equation and subtract the inverses of both of them, you end up with a positive number. It will just be easier for you that way.
Your equation seems to be indicating that the electron is going from n=2 to n=1, because the equation is set up so that "Change in energy = final energy - initial energy". Also, it's helpful to remember that when the electron goes up an orbital the electron is absorbing energy and when it is going down an electron it is emitting energy (negative).
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