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**1. The 6 ^{th}Â term of an A.P. is 16 and the 14^{th}Â term is 32. Determine the 36^{th}Â term.**

**Solution:**

Given,

t_{6} = 16 and t_{14 }= 32

Letâ€™s take ‘a’ to be the first termÂ and ‘d’Â to be the common difference of the given A.P.

We know that,

t_{n} = a + (n – 1)d

â‡’Â a + 5d = 16Â â€¦.(1)

And,

â‡’Â a + 13d = 32Â â€¦.(2)

Now, subtracting (1) from (2), we get

8d = 16

d = 2

Using d in (1) we get,

a + 5(2) = 16

â‡’Â a = 6

Therefore, the 36^{th}Â term = t_{36}Â = a + 35d = 6 + 35(2) = 76

**2. If the third and the 9 ^{th}Â term of an A.P. be 4 and -8 respectively, find which term is zero?**

**Solution:**

Given,

t_{3} = 4 and t_{9} = -8

We know that,

t_{n} = a + (n – 1)d

So,

4 = a + (3 – 1)d

a + 2d = 4 â€¦.. (1)

And,

-8 = a + (9 – 1)d

a + 8d = -8 â€¦.. (2)

Subtracting (1) from (2), we have

6d = -8 â€“ 4

6d = -12

d = -2

Using d in (1), we get

a + 2(-2) = 4

a = 4 + 4 = 8

Now,

t_{n} = 0 = 8 + (n – 1)(-2)

0 = 8 – 2n + 2

2n = 10

n = 5

Therefore, the 5^{th} term of the A.P. is zero.

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**3. An A.P. consists of 50 terms of which 3 ^{rd}Â term is 12 and the last term is 106. Find the 29^{th}Â term of the A.P.**

**Solution: **

Given,

Number of terms in the A.P, n = 50

And, t_{3}Â = 12

We know that,

t_{n} = a + (n – 1)d

â‡’Â a + 2d = 12Â â€¦.(1)

Last term, l = 106

t_{50}Â = 106

a + 49d = 106Â â€¦.(2)

Subtracting (1) from (2), we get

47d = 94

d = 2

a + 2(2) = 12

a = 8

Therefore, the 29^{th} term is

t_{29}Â = a + 28d = 8 + 28(2) = 8 + 56 = 64

**4. Find the arithmetic mean of:**

**(i)Â -5 and 41**

**(ii)Â 3x – 2y and 3x + 2y**

**(iii)Â (m + n) ^{2Â }and (m – n)^{2}Â **

**Solution: **

(i) Arithmetic mean of -5 and 41 = (-5 + 41)/ 2 = 36/3 = 18

(ii) Arithmetic mean of (3x â€“ 3y) and (3x + 2y) = [(3x â€“ 3y) + (3x + 2y)]/ 2 = 6x/ 2 = 3x

(iii) Arithmetic mean of (m + n)^{2} and (m – n)^{2}**Â **

**5. Find the sum of first 10 terms of the A.P.**

**4 + 6 + 8 + â€¦â€¦**

**Solution: **

Given A.P. 4 + 6 + 8 + â€¦â€¦

Here,

a = 4 and d = 6 – 4 = 2

And, n = 10

S_{10} = 10/2 [2a + (10 – 1)d]

= 5 [2(4) + 9(2)]

= 5 [8 + 18]

= 5 x 26

= 130

**6. Find the sum of first 20 terms of an A.P. whose first term is 3 and the last term is 57.**

**Solution:**

Given,

First term, a = 3 and last term, l = 57

And, n = 20

S = n/2 (a + l)

= 20/2 (3 + 57)

= 10 (60)

= 600

**7. How many terms of the series 18 + 15 + 12 +â€¦â€¦..Â whenÂ added together will give 45?**

**Solution: **

Given series, 18 + 15 + 12 +â€¦â€¦..

Here,

a = 18 and d = 15 â€“ 18 = -3

Letâ€™s consider the number of terms to be added as ‘n’.

So, we have

S_{n} = n/2 [2a + (n – 1)d]

45 = n/2 [2(18) + (n – 1)(-3)]

90 = n[36 – 3n + 3]

90 = n[39 – 3n]

90 = 3n[13 – n]

30 = 13n – n^{2}

n^{2}Â – 13n + 30 = 0

n^{2}Â – 10n – 3n + 30 = 0

n(n – 10) – 3(n – 10) = 0

(n – 10)(n – 3) = 0

n – 10 = 0 or n – 3 = 0

n = 10 or n = 3

Therefore, the required number of terms to be added is 3 or 10.

**8. The n ^{th}Â term of a sequence is 8 – 5n. Show that the sequence is an A.P.**

**Solution:**

Given, t_{n}Â = 8 – 5n

Now, replacing n by (n + 1), we get

t_{n+1}Â = 8 – 5(n + 1) = 8 – 5n – 5 = 3 – 5n

Now,

t_{n+1}Â –Â t_{n}Â = (3 – 5n) – (8 – 5n) = -5

As, (t_{n+1}Â –Â t_{n}) is independent of n and is thus a constant.

Therefore, the given sequence having n^{th} term (8 – 5n) is an A.P.

**9. Find the general term (n ^{th}Â term) and 23^{rd}Â term of the sequence 3, 1, -1, -3, â€¦..Â .**

**Solution: **

Given sequence is 3, 1, -1, -3, â€¦..

Now,

1 – 3 = -1 – 1 = -3 – (-1) = -2

Thus, the given sequence is an A.P. where a = 3 and d = -2.

So, the general term of the A.P is given by

t_{n}Â = a + (n – 1)d

= 3 + (n – 1)(-2)

= 3 – 2n + 2

= 5 – 2n

Therefore, the 23^{rd}Â term = t_{23}Â = 5 – 2(23) = 5 – 46 = -41

**10. Which term of the sequence 3, 8, 13, ……..Â isÂ 78?**

**Solution: **

The given sequence is 3, 8,Â 13, â€¦..

Now,

8 – 3 = 13 – 8 = 5

Hence, the given sequence is an A.P. with first term a = 3 and common difference d = 5.

Let the n^{th}Â term of the given A.P. be 78.

78 = 3 + (n – 1)(5)

75 = 5n – 5

5n = 80

n = 16

Thus, the 16^{th}Â term of the given sequence is 78.

**11. Is -150 a term of 11, 8, 5, 2, …….Â ?**

**Solution:**

Given sequence is 11, 8, 5,Â 2, â€¦..

Itâ€™s seen that,

8 – 11 = 5 – 8 = 2 – 5 = -3

Thus, the given sequence is an A.P. with a = 11 and d = -3.

So, the general term of the A.P. is given by

t_{n}Â = a + (n – 1)d

-150 = 11 + (n – 1)(-5)

-161 = -5n + 5

5n = 166

n = 166/5 (which is a fraction)

As the number of terms cannot be a fraction.

Hence, clearly -150 is not a term of the given sequence.

**12. How many two digit numbers are divisible by 3?**

**Solution:**

The two-digit numbers divisible by 3 are given below:

12, 15, 18, 21, â€¦.., 99

Itâ€™s seen that the above sequence form an A.P

Where,

a = 12, d = 3 and last term (l) = 99

And, the general term is given by

t_{n} = a + (n – 1)d

So,

99 = 12 + (n – 1)3

99 = 12 + 3n â€“ 3

99 = 9 + 3n

90 = 3n

n = 90/3 = 30

Therefore, there are 30 two-digit numbers that are divisible by 3.**Â **