In which of the following situations, does the list of numbers involved make as arithmetic progression and why?
(i) The taxi fare after each km when the fare is Rs 15 for the first km and Rs 8 for each additional km.
(ii) The amount of air present in a cylinder when a vacuum pump removes of the air remaining in the cylinder at a time.
(iii) The cost of digging a well after every metre of digging, when it costs Rs 150 for the first metre and rises by Rs 50 for each subsequent metre.
(iv)The amount of money in the account every year, when Rs 10000 is deposited at compound interest at 8% per annum.
Answer :
(i) It can be observed that
Taxi fare for 1^{st} km = 15
Taxi fare for first 2 km = 15 + 8 = 23
Taxi fare for first 3 km = 23 + 8 = 31
Taxi fare for first 4 km = 31 + 8 = 39
Clearly 15, 23, 31, 39 … forms an A.P. because every term is 8 more than the preceding term.
(ii) Let the initial volume of air in a cylinder be V lit. In each stroke, the vacuum pump removes of air remaining in the cylinder at a time. In other words, after every stroke, only part of air will remain.
Therefore, volumes will be
Clearly, it can be observed that the adjacent terms of this series do not have the same difference between them. Therefore, this is not an A.P.
(iii) Cost of digging for first metre = 150
Cost of digging for first 2 metres = 150 + 50 = 200
Cost of digging for first 3 metres = 200 + 50 = 250
Cost of digging for first 4 metres = 250 + 50 = 300
Clearly, 150, 200, 250, 300 … forms an A.P. because every term is 50 more than the preceding term.
(iv) We know that if Rs P is deposited at r% compound interest per annum for n years, our money will be after n years.
Therefore, after every year, our money will be
Clearly, adjacent terms of this series do not have the same difference between them. Therefore, this is not an A.P.
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Write first four terms of the A.P. when the first term a and the common differenced are given as follows
(i) a = 10, d = 10
(ii) a =  2, d = 0
(iii) a = 4,d =  3
(iv) a =  1 d =
(v) a =  1.25, d =  0.25
Answer :
(i) a = 10, d = 10
Let the series be a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, a_{4}, a_{5} …
a_{1} = a = 10
a_{2} = a_{1} + d = 10 + 10 = 20
a_{3} = a_{2} + d = 20 + 10 = 30
a_{4} = a_{3} + d = 30 + 10 = 40
a_{5} = a_{4} + d = 40 + 10 = 50
Therefore, the series will be 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 …
First four terms of this A.P. will be 10, 20, 30, and 40.
(ii) a =  2, d = 0
Let the series be a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, a_{4} …
a_{1} = a =  2
a_{2} = a_{1} + d =  2 + 0 =  2
a_{3} = a_{2} + d =  2 + 0 =  2
a_{4} = a_{3} + d =  2 + 0 =  2
Therefore, the series will be  2,  2,  2,  2 …
First four terms of this A.P. will be  2,  2,  2 and  2.
(iii) a = 4,d =  3
Let the series be a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, a_{4} …
a_{1} = a = 4
a_{2} = a_{1} + d = 4  3 = 1
a_{3} = a_{2} + d = 1  3 =  2
a_{4} = a_{3} + d =  2  3 =  5
Therefore, the series will be 4, 1,  2  5 …
First four terms of this A.P. will be 4, 1,  2 and  5.
(iv) a =  1, d =
Let the series be a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, a_{4} …
Clearly, the series will be
………….
First four terms of this A.P. will be .
(v) a =  1.25, d =  0.25
Let the series be a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, a_{4} …
a_{1} = a =  1.25
a_{2} = a_{1} + d =  1.25  0.25 =  1.50
a_{3} = a_{2} + d =  1.50  0.25 =  1.75
a_{4} = a_{3} + d =  1.75  0.25 =  2.00
Clearly, the series will be 1.25,  1.50,  1.75,  2.00 ……..
First four terms of this A.P. will be  1.25,  1.50,  1.75 and  2.00.
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For the following A.P.s, write the first term and the common difference.
(i) 3, 1,  1,  3 …
(ii)  5,  1, 3, 7 …
(iii)
(iv) 0.6, 1.7, 2.8, 3.9 …
Answer :
Which of the following are APs? If they form an A.P. find the common difference d and write three more terms.
(i) 2, 4, 8, 16 …
(ii)
(iii)  1.2,  3.2,  5.2,  7.2 …
(iv)  10,  6,  2, 2 …
(v)
(vi) 0.2, 0.22, 0.222, 0.2222 ….
(vii) 0,  4,  8,  12 …
(viii)
(ix) 1, 3, 9, 27 …
(x) a, 2a, 3a, 4a …
(xi) a, a^{2}, a^{3},
a^{4}
…
(xii)
(xiii)
(xiv) 1^{2}, 3^{2}, 5^{2}, 7^{2} …
(xv) 1^{2}, 5^{2}, 7^{2}, 73 …
Answer :
Fill in the blanks in the following table, given that a is the first term, d the common difference and a_{n} the n^{th} term of the A.P.
a 
d 
n 
a_{n} 

I 
7 
3 
8 
…... 
II 
 18 
….. 
10 
0 
III 
….. 
 3 
18 
 5 
IV 
 18.9 
2.5 
….. 
3.6 
V 
3.5 
0 
105 
….. 
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Choose the correct choice in the following and justify
I. 30^{th} term of the A.P: 10, 7, 4, …, is
A. 97 B. 77 C.  77 D.  87
II 11^{th} term of the A.P. is
A. 28 B. 22 C.  38 D.
Answer :
In the following APs find the missing term in the boxes
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
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Which term of the A.P. 3, 8, 13, 18, … is 78?
Answer :
Find the number of terms in each of the following A.P.
I. 7, 13, 19, …, 205
II.
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Check whether  150 is a term of the A.P. 11, 8, 5, 2, …
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Find the 31^{st} term of an A.P. whose 11^{th} term is 38 and the 16^{th} term is 73
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An A.P. consists of 50 terms of which 3^{rd} term is 12 and the last term is 106. Find the 29^{th} term
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If the 3^{rd} and the 9^{th} terms of an A.P. are 4 and  8 respectively. Which term of this A.P. is zero.
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If 17^{th} term of an A.P. exceeds its 10^{th} term by 7. Find the common difference.
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Which term of the A.P. 3, 15, 27, 39, … will be 132 more than its 54^{th} term?
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Two APs have the same common difference. The difference between their 100^{th} term is 100, what is the difference between their 1000^{th} terms?
Answer :
How many three digit numbers are divisible by 7
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How many multiples of 4 lie between 10 and 250?
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For what value of n, are the n^{th} terms of two APs 63, 65, 67, and 3, 10, 17, … equal
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Determine the A.P. whose third term is 16 and the 7^{th} term exceeds the 5^{th} term by 12.
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Find the 20^{th} term from the last term of the A.P. 3, 8, 13, …, 253
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The sum of 4^{th} and 8^{th} terms of an A.P. is 24 and the sum of the 6^{th} and 10^{th} terms is 44. Find the first three terms of the A.P.
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Ramkali saved Rs 5 in the first week of a year and then increased her weekly saving by Rs 1.75. If in the n^{th} week, her week, her weekly savings become Rs 20.75, find n.
Answer :
Find the sum of the following APs.
(i) 2, 7, 12 ,…., to 10 terms.
(ii)  37,  33,  29 ,…, to 12 terms
(iii) 0.6, 1.7, 2.8 ,…….., to 100 terms
(iv) ,………, to 11 terms
Answer :
Find the sums given below
(i) 7 + + 14 + ………… + 84
(ii) 34 + 32 + 30 + ……….. + 10
(iii)  5 + (  8) + (  11) + ………… + (  230)
Answer :
In an AP
(i) Given a = 5, d = 3, a_{n} = 50, find n and S_{n}.
(ii) Given a = 7, a_{13} = 35, find d and S_{13}.
(iii) Given a_{12} = 37, d = 3, find a and S_{12}.
(iv) Given a_{3} = 15, S_{10} = 125, find d and a_{10}.
(v) Given d = 5, S_{9} = 75, find a and a_{9}.
(vi) Given a = 2, d = 8, S_{n} = 90, find n and a_{n}.
(vii) Given a = 8, a_{n} = 62, S_{n} = 210, find n and d.
(viii) Given a_{n} = 4, d = 2, S_{n} =  14, find n and a.
(ix) Given a = 3, n = 8, S = 192, find d.
(x)Given l = 28, S = 144 and there are total 9 terms. Find a.
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How many terms of the AP. 9, 17, 25 … must be taken to give a sum of 636?
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The first term of an AP is 5, the last term is 45 and the sum is 400. Find the number of terms and the common difference.
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The first and the last term of an AP are 17 and 350 respectively. If the common difference is 9, how many terms are there and what is their sum?
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Find the sum of first 22 terms of an AP in which d = 7 and 22^{nd} term is 149.
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Find the sum of first 51 terms of an AP whose second and third terms are 14 and 18 respectively.
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If the sum of first 7 terms of an AP is 49 and that of 17 terms is 289, find the sum of first n terms.
Answer :
Show that a_{1}, a_{2} … , a_{n} , … form an AP where a_{n} is defined as below
(i) a_{n} = 3 + 4n
(ii) a_{n} = 9  5n
Also find the sum of the first 15 terms in each case.
Answer :
If the sum of the first n terms of an AP is 4n  n^{2}, what is the first term (that is S_{1})? What is the sum of first two terms? What is the second term? Similarly find the 3^{rd}, the10^{th} and the n^{th} terms.
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Find the sum of first 40 positive integers divisible by 6.
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Find the sum of first 15 multiples of 8.
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Find the sum of the odd numbers between 0 and 50.
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A contract on construction job specifies a penalty for delay of completion beyond a certain date as follows: Rs. 200 for the first day, Rs. 250 for the second day, Rs. 300 for the third day, etc., the penalty for each succeeding day being Rs. 50 more than for the preceding day. How much money the contractor has to pay as penalty, if he has delayed the work by 30 days.
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A sum of Rs 700 is to be used to give seven cash prizes to students of a school for their overall academic performance. If each prize is Rs 20 less than its preceding prize, find the value of each of the prizes.
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In a school, students thought of planting trees in and around the school to reduce air pollution. It was decided that the number of trees, that each section of each class will plant, will be the same as the class, in which they are studying, e.g., a section of class I will plant 1 tree, a section of class II will plant 2 trees and so on till class XII. There are three sections of each class. How many trees will be planted by the students?
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A spiral is made up of successive semicircles, with centres alternately at A and B, starting with centre at A of radii 0.5, 1.0 cm, 1.5 cm, 2.0 cm, ……… as shown in figure. What is the total length of such a spiral made up of thirteen consecutive semicircles?
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200 logs are stacked in the following manner: 20 logs in the bottom row, 19 in the next row, 18 in the row next to it and so on. In how many rows are the 200 logs placed and how many logs are in the top row?
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In a potato race, a bucket is placed at the starting point, which is 5 m from the first potato and other potatoes are placed 3 m apart in a straight line. There are ten potatoes in the line.
A competitor starts from the bucket, picks up the nearest potato, runs back with it, drops it in the bucket, runs back to pick up the next potato, runs to the bucket to drop it in, and she continues in the same way until all the potatoes are in the bucket. What is the total distance the competitor has to run?
[Hint: to pick up the first potato and the second potato, the total distance (in metres) run by a competitor is 2 x 5 + 2 x (5 + 3)]
Answer :
Which term of the A.P. 121, 117, 113 … is its first negative term?
[Hint: Find n for a_{n} < 0]
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The sum of the third and the seventh terms of an A.P is 6 and their product is 8. Find the sum of first sixteen terms of the A.P.
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A ladder has rungs 25 cm apart. (See figure). The rungs decrease uniformly in length from 45 cm at the bottom to 25 cm at the top. If the top and bottom rungs are m apart, what is the length of the wood required for the rungs?
[Hint: number of rungs]
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The houses of a row are number consecutively from 1 to 49. Show that there is a value of x such that the sum of numbers of the houses preceding the house numbered x is equal to the sum of the number of houses following it.
Find this value of x.
[Hint S_{x} _{ 1} = S_{49}  S_{x}]
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A small terrace at a football ground comprises of 15 steps each of which is 50 m long and built of solid concrete.
Each step has a rise of m and a tread of m (See figure) calculate the total volume of concrete required to build the terrace.
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