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Lesson Posted on 05 Feb Sequences and Series

Raj Kumar

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1. Arithmetic progresssion: Arithmetic progression(AP) or arithmetic sequence is a sequence of numbers in which each term after the first is obtained by adding a constant, d to the preceding term. The constant d is called common difference. An arithmetic progression is given by: a, (a + d), (a + 2d),... read more

1. Arithmetic progresssion: Arithmetic progression(AP) or arithmetic sequence is a sequence of numbers in which each term after the first is obtained by adding a constant, d to the preceding term. The constant d is called common difference.

An arithmetic progression is given by:

a, (a + d), (a + 2d), (a + 3d), ...

where a = the first term , d = the common difference

n^{th} term of an arithmetic progression

t_{n} = a + (n – 1)d

where t_{n} = n^{th} term, a = the first term, d = common difference

Number of terms of an arithmetic progression:

n=(l−a)d+1">n=(l−a)/d+1

where n = number of terms, a= the first term , l = last term, d= common differenc

Sum of first n terms in an arithmetic progression:

Sn=n2[ 2a+(n−1)d ] =n2(a+l)">Sn=n/2[ 2a+(n−1)d ] =n/2(a+l)

where a = the first term,

d= common difference,

l">l = t_{n} = n^{th} term = a + (n-1)d

2. Arithmetic Mean: If a, b, c are in AP, b is the Arithmetic Mean (AM) between a and c. In this case, b=12(a+c)">b=1/2(a+c)

b=12(a+c)">The Arithmetic Mean (AM) between two numbers a and b = 12(a+b)">1/2(a+b)

Solve most of the problems related to AP, the terms can be conveniently taken as:

3 terms: (a – d), a, (a +d)

4 terms: (a – 3d), (a – d), (a + d), (a +3d)

5 terms: (a – 2d), (a – d), a, (a + d), (a +2d)

T_{n} = S_{n} - S_{n-1}

If each term of an AP is increased, decreased, multiplied or divided by the same non-zero constant, the resulting sequence also will be in AP.

In an AP, the sum of terms equidistant from beginning and end will be constant.

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Raj Kumar

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Geometric Progression(GP) or Geometric Sequence is sequence of non-zero numbers in which the ratio of any term and its preceding term is always constant.A geometric progression(GP) is given by a, ar, ar2, ar3,where a = the first term, r = the common rationth term of a geometric progression(GP):tn=arn−1">tn=arn−1where... read more

Geometric Progression(GP) or Geometric Sequence is sequence of non-zero numbers in which the ratio of any term and its preceding term is always constant.

A geometric progression(GP) is given by a, ar, ar2, ar3,

where a = the first term, r = the common ratio

nth term of a geometric progression(GP):

tn=arn−1">tn=arn−1

where tn = nth term, a= the first term, r = common ratio, n = number of terms

Sum of first n terms in a Geometric Progression (GP):

Sn={a(rn−1)r−1 (if r>1)a(1−rn)1−r (if r<1)">Sn=a(rn−1)/r−1 (if r>1)Sn={a(rn−1)r−1 (if r>1)a(1−rn)1−r (if r<1)">Sn={a(rn−1)r−1 (if r>1)a(1−rn)1−r (if r<1)">a(1−rn)/1−r (if r<1)

Sn={a(rn−1)r−1 (if r>1)a(1−rn)1−r (if r<1)">Sn={a(rn−1)r−1 (if r>1)a(1−rn)1−r (if r<1)">Sum of an infinite geometric progression(GP)

Sn={a(rn−1)r−1 (if r>1)a(1−rn)1−r (if r<1)">S∞=a1−r (if -1 < r < 1)">S∞=a/1−r (if -1 < r < 1)

Sn={a(rn−1)r−1 (if r>1)a(1−rn)1−r (if r<1)">where a= the first term, r = common ratio

Geometric MeanIf three non-zero numbers a, b, c are in GP, b is the Geometric Mean(GM) between a and c. In this case, b=ac">b=√ac

b=ac">The Geometric Mean(GM) between two numbers a and b = ab">√ab

(Note that if a and b are of opposite sign, their GM is not defined.)

Sn={a(rn−1)r−1 (if r>1)a(1−rn)1−r (if r<1)">Additional Notes on GP

To solve most of the problems related to GP, the terms of the GP can be conveniently taken as:

3 terms: ar">Sn={a(rn−1)r−1 (if r>1)a(1−rn)1−r (if r<1)">a/r, a, ar

5 terms: ar2">ar2, ar">ar, a, ar, ar2.

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Relationship between A.M, H.M & G.M

Raj Kumar

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If GM, AM and HM are the Geometric Mean, Arithmetic Mean and Harmonic Mean of two positive numbers respectively, then, GM2 = AM × HM Three numbers a, b and c are in AP if b=a+c2">b=a+c/2Three non-zero numbers a, b and c are in HP if b=2aca+c">b=2ac/a+cThree non-zero numbers a, b and c are... read more

If GM, AM and HM are the Geometric Mean, Arithmetic Mean and Harmonic Mean of two positive numbers respectively, then,

GM^{2} = AM × HM

Three numbers a, b and c are in AP if b=a+c2">b=a+c/2

Three non-zero numbers a, b and c are in HP if b=2aca+c">b=2ac/a+c

Three non-zero numbers a, b and c are in HP if a−bb−c=ac">a−b/b−c=ac

a−bb−c=ac">Let A, G and H be the AM, GM and HM between two distinct positive numbers. Then

(1) A > G > H

(2) A, G and H are in GP

a−bb−c=ac">If a series is both an AP and GP, all terms of the series will be equal. In other words, it will be a constant sequence.

a−bb−c=ac">Power Series : Important formulas

1+1+1+â?¯ n terms">1+1+1+â?¯ n terms

a−bb−c=ac">=∑1=n">=∑1=n

a−bb−c=ac">

1+2+3+â?¯+n">1+2+3+â?¯+n

a−bb−c=ac">=∑n=n(n+1)2">=∑n=n(n+1)2

a−bb−c=ac">

12+22+32+â?¯+n2">12+22+32+â?¯+n2

a−bb−c=ac">=∑n2=n(n+1)(2n+1)6">=∑n2=n(n+1)(2n+1)6

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Comments Answered on 28/11/2016 CBSE/Class 12/Science/Mathematics Tuition/Class XI-XII Tuition (PUC) Sequences and Series

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tn = 3 x 4^(n-1).

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Answers 3 Comments Answered on 29/11/2016 CBSE/Class 12/Science/Mathematics Tuition/Class XI-XII Tuition (PUC) Sequences and Series

Find the four arithmetic means between 16 and 91?

Tapas Bhattacharya

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Here, the arithmetic means are p, q, r, and s. So, 16, p, q, r, s, 91, ..... are in A. P. in which t1 = 16, and t6 = 91. Solving , we can get, a = 16, d = 15. so, p = 16 + 15 = 31, q = 31+15 = 46, r = 46 + 15 = 61, s = 61 + 15 = 76. So, the arithmetic means are: 31, 46, 61, 76.

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Answers 2 Comments Answered on 29/11/2016 CBSE/Class 12/Science/Mathematics Tuition/Class XI-XII Tuition (PUC) Sequences and Series

Find the next four terms of arithmetic sequence: 12, 16, 20,....?

Tapas Bhattacharya

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24, 28, 32, 36.

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Answers 2 Comments Answered on 03/12/2016 CBSE/Class 12/Science/Mathematics Tuition/Class XI-XII Tuition (PUC) Sequences and Series

Find the sum of series: 18 + 22 + 26 + 30 +..... + 50?

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Answers 1 Comments Answered on 03/12/2016 CBSE/Class 12/Science/Mathematics Tuition/Class XI-XII Tuition (PUC) Sequences and Series

What is the formula for arithmetic mean in sequence and series?

Sarvajeet Kumar

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a, b, c are in A. P. b=(a+c)/2.

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Answers 1 Comments Answered on 19/11/2016 CBSE/Class 12/Science/Mathematics Tuition/Class XI-XII Tuition (PUC) Sequences and Series

Find the 8th term of a geometric sequence for which a = -3 and r = -2?

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Answers 2 Comments Answered on 29/11/2016 CBSE/Class 12/Science/Mathematics Tuition/Class XI-XII Tuition (PUC) Sequences and Series

Find the next two terms of each geometric sequence: 20, 30, 45, ....?

Tapas Bhattacharya

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Here, a = 20 and r = 30/20 = 45/30 = 3/2 = 1.5. So, next two terms are, 45 x 1.5 = 67.5 and 67.5 x 1.5 = 101.25.

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