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Answered on 30/11/2016 Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition/Mathematics Progressions

Find the number of terms of the A.P: 7, 13, 19, ...., 205?

Tapas Bhattacharya

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The first term, t1=a = 7. The common difference, b=13 - 7=6. Last term or the nth term, tn=a + (n-1)b = 205. So, we have, 7 + (n - 1)6 = 205 --> (n - 1) = (205 - 7)/6 = 33 --> n = 34. Answer: Number of terms is 34.

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Answered on 01/12/2016 Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition/Mathematics Progressions

For the given A.P write the first term and the common difference: 3, 1, -1, -3, ..?

Tapas Bhattacharya

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The first term is 3. The common difference = 1-3 = -2.

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Answered on 01/12/2016 Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition/Mathematics Progressions

Write the first four terms of the A.p, when the first term a and the common difference d are given: a = 10, d = 10?

Tapas Bhattacharya

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The first four terms are 10, 10 + 10, 10 + 2x10, and 10 + 3x10. So, the terms are: 10, 20, 30, 40.

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Answered on 01/12/2016 Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition/Mathematics Progressions

The sum of the first six terms of an A.p is zero and the fourth term is 2. Find the sum of its first 30 terms?

Tapas Bhattacharya

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Let the first term be (a - 5b) and the common difference be 2b. So the six terms are: (a - 5b), (a - 3b), (a - b), (a + b), (a + 3b), (a + 5b). By the given conditions:- Sum of six terms=(a - 5b) + (a - 3b) + (a - b) + (a + b) + (a + 3b) + (a + 5b) = 6a=0. So, a=0. The fourth term=a + b=2 --> 0 + b=2 --> b = 2. So, for the A.P. the first term x = (a - 5b) = -10. The common difference, y = 2b = 4. Sum of 1st 30 terms, S30 = (n/2)[2x + (n-1)y] = 15 x [ -20 + 29 x 4] = 1440. (Answer)

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Answered on 01/12/2016 Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition/Mathematics Progressions

Three numbers are in A.P. If the sum of these numbers be 27 and the product 648, find the numbers?

Tapas Bhattacharya

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Let the 3 terms are (a - b), a, and (a + b). So, (a - b) + a + ( a + b) = 27=> 3a=27 => a=9. Now the product is 648. So, (9 - b) x 9 x (9 + b) = 648=> (81 - b^2) = 648/9 = 72=> b^2 = 81 - 72=9 => b = =3 or b = -3. For, b = 3, the numbers are: (9 - 3), 9, (9 + 3) = 6, 9, 12 or (9 - (-3)), 9 , (9 + (-3)) = 12, 9, 6 The three numbers are 6, 9, 12 or 12, 9, 6 (Answer)

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Answered on 01/12/2016 Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition/Mathematics Progressions

An A.P consists of 60 terms. If the first and the last terms be 7 and 125 respectively, find 32nd term?

Tapas Bhattacharya

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Let the first term be a and the common difference be b. So, t1 = a = 7 and t60 = a + 59b = 125. From above, we get:- t60 - t1 = 59b = 125 - 7 = 118. So, b = 118/59 = 2. Hence, the 32nd term, t32 = a + 31b = =7 + 31x2 = 69. (Answer)

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Answered on 01/12/2016 Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition/Mathematics Progressions

In a certain A.P the 24th term is twice the 10th term. Prove that the 72nd term is twice the 34th term?

Tapas Bhattacharya

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Let the first term be a and the common difference be b. So, by the given condition:- t24=2 x t10 --> a + 23 b = 2 ( a + 9b) = 2a + 18b. This gives: a = 5b. So, the 72nd term: t72 = a +71b = 5b + 71b = 76b. and the 34th term: t34 = a + 33b = 5b + 33b = 38b = 76b/2 = t72/2. So, the 72nd term is twice the 34th term. (Proved)

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Answered on 01/12/2016 Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition/Mathematics Progressions

Find the A.P whose 10th term is 5 and 18th term is 77?

Tapas Bhattacharya

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Let the first term be a and the common difference be b. So, the 10th term: t10 = a + 9b = 5. and, the 18th term: t18 = a + 17b = 77. So, from t17 - t10 we get: 8b = 77 - 5 = 72. This gives: b = 9. From t10 we get: a = 5 - 9b = 5 - 9x9 = -76. So, a = -76, b = 9 and the A.P is:- -76, -67, -58, -49, ..... (Answer).

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Answered on 01/12/2016 Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition/Mathematics Progressions

If the 3rd and the 9th terms of an A.P are 4 and -8 respectively, which term of this A.P is zero?

Tapas Bhattacharya

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Let the first term and the common difference are a and b. So, the third term: t3=a + 2b=4. and, the 9th term: t9=a + 8b=-8. So, t9 - t6=6b = -8 - 4=-12 --> b=- 2. So, from the expression of t3, we get: a=4 - 2b=4 + 4=8. Let us consider that the nth term is zero. So: tn=a + (n-1)b = 0 --> 8 + (n-1)(-2) = 0 --> 8 -2n +2 = 0 --> 2n=10 --> n = 5. Answer: The 5th term of the series is zero.

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Answered on 23/11/2016 Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition Tuition/Class IX-X Tuition/Mathematics Progressions

The 17th term of an A.P exceeds its 10th term by 7. Find the common difference?

Sarvajeet Kumar

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