# Selina Solutions Concise Maths Class 10 Chapter 11 Geometric Progression Exercise 11(D)

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1. Find the sum of G.P.:

(i) 1 + 3 + 9 + 27 + â€¦â€¦â€¦. to 12 terms

(ii) 0.3 + 0.03 + 0.003 + 0.0003 +â€¦..Â toÂ 8 terms.

(iii) 1 â€“ 1/2 + 1/4 â€“ 1/8 + â€¦â€¦.. to 9 terms

(iv) 1 – 1/3 + 1/32 â€“ 1/33 + â€¦â€¦â€¦ to n terms

(v)

(vi)

Solution:

(i) Given G.P: 1 + 3 + 9 + 27 + â€¦â€¦â€¦. to 12 terms

Here,

a = 1 and r = 3/1 = 3 (r > 1)

Number of terms, n = 12

Hence,

Sn = a(rn – 1)/ r â€“ 1

â‡’ S12 = (1)((3)12 – 1)/ 3 â€“ 1

= (312 â€“ 1)/ 2

= (531441 â€“ 1)/ 2

= 531440/2

= 265720

(ii) Given G.P: 0.3 + 0.03 + 0.003 + 0.0003 +â€¦..Â to 8 terms

Here,

a = 0.3 and r = 0.03/0.3 = 0.1 (r < 1)

Number of terms, n = 8

Hence,

Sn = a(1 – rn )/ 1 – r

â‡’ S8 = (0.3)(1 – 0.18 )/ (1 â€“ 0.1)

= 0.3(1 â€“ 0.18)/ 0.9

= (1 â€“ 0.18)/ 3

= 1/3(1 â€“ (1/10)8)

(iii) Given G.P: 1 â€“ 1/2 + 1/4 â€“ 1/8 + â€¦â€¦.. to 9 terms

Here,

a = 1 and r = (-1/2)/ 1 = -1/2 (| r | < 1)

Number of terms, n = 9

Hence,

Sn = a(1 – rn )/ 1 – r

â‡’ S9 = (1)(1 – (-1/2)9 )/ (1 â€“ (-1/2))

= (1 + (1/2)9)/ (3/2)

= 2/3 x ( 1 + 1/512 )

= 2/3 x (513/512)

= 171/ 256

(iv) Given G.P: 1 – 1/3 + 1/32 â€“ 1/33 + â€¦â€¦â€¦ to n terms

Here,

a = 1 and r = (-1/3)/ 1 = -1/3 (| r | < 1)

Number of terms is n

Hence,

Sn = a(1 – rn )/ 1 – r

(v) Given G.P:

Here,

a = (x + y)/ (x â€“ y) and r = 1/[(x + y)/ (x â€“ y)] = (x – y)/ (x + y) (| r | < 1)

Number of terms = n

Hence,

Sn = a(1 – rn )/ 1 – r

(vi) Given G.P:

Here,

a = âˆš3 and r = 1/âˆš3/ âˆš3 = 1/3 (| r | < 1)

Number of terms = n

Hence,

Sn = a(1 – rn )/ 1 – r

2. How many terms of the geometric progression 1 + 4 + 16 + 64 + â€¦â€¦..Â mustÂ be added to get sum equal to 5461?

Solution:

Given G.P: 1 + 4 + 16 + 64 + â€¦â€¦..

Here,

a = 1 and r = 4/1 = 4 (r > 1)

And,

Sn = 5461

We know that,

Sn = a(rn – 1)/ r â€“ 1

â‡’ Sn = (1)((4)n – 1)/ 4 â€“ 1

= (4n â€“ 1)/3

5461 = (4n â€“ 1)/3

16383 = 4n â€“ 1

4n = 16384

4n = 47

n = 7

Therefore, 7 terms of the G.P must be added to get a sum of 5461.

3. The first term of a G.P. is 27 and its 8th term is 1/81. Find the sum of its first 10 terms.

Solution:

Given,

First term (a) of a G.P = 27

And, 8th term = t8 = ar8 – 1 = 1/81

(27)r7 = 1/81

r7 = 1/(81 x 27)

r7 = (1/3)7

r = 1/3 (r <1)

Sn = a(1 – rn)/ 1 – r

Now,

Sum of first 10 terms = S10

4. A boy spendsÂ Rs.10 on first day,Â Rs.20 on second day,Â Rs.40 on third day and so on. Find how much, in all, will he spend in 12 days?

Solution:

Given,

Amount spent on 1st day = Rs 10

Amount spent on 2nd day = Rs 20

And amount spent on 3rd day = Rs 40

Itâ€™s seen that,

10, 20, 40, â€¦â€¦ forms a G.P with first term, a = 10 and common ratio, r = 20/10 = 2 (r > 1)

The number of days, n = 12

Hence, the sum of money spend in 12 days is the sum of 12 terms of the G.P.

Sn = a(rn – 1)/ r â€“ 1

S12 = (10)(212 – 1)/ 2 â€“ 1 = 10 (212 – 1) = 10 (4096 – 1) = 10 x 4095 = 40950

Therefore, the amount spent by him in 12 days is Rs 40950

5. The 4th term and the 7th term of a G.P. are 1/27 and 1/729 respectively. Find the sum of n terms of the G.P.

Solution:

Given,

t4 = 1/27 and t7 = 1/729

We know that,

tn = arn â€“ 1

So,

t4 = ar4 â€“ 1 = ar3 = 1/27 â€¦. (1)

t7 = ar7 â€“ 1 = ar6 = 1/729 â€¦. (2)

Dividing (2) by (1) we get,

ar6/ ar3 = (1/729)/ (1/27)

r3 = (1/3)3

r = 1/3 (r < 1)

In (1)

a x 1/27 = 1/27

a = 1

Hence,

Sn = a(1 – rn)/ 1 – r

Sn = (1 â€“ (1/3)n )/ 1 â€“ (1/3)

= (1 â€“ (1/3)n )/ (2/3)

= 3/2 (1 â€“ (1/3)n )

6. A geometric progression has common ratio = 3 and last term = 486. If the sum of its terms is 728; find its first term.

Solution:

Given,

For a G.P.,

r = 3, l = 486 and Sn = 728

1458 â€“ a = 728 x 2 = 1456

Thus, a = 2

7. Find the sum of G.P.: 3, 6, 12, â€¦., 1536.

Solution:

Given G.P: 3, 6, 12, â€¦., 1536

Here,

a = 3, l = 1536 and r = 6/3 = 2

So,

The sum of terms = (lr â€“ a)/ (r – 1)

= (1536 x 2 â€“ 3)/ (2 – 1)

= 3072 â€“ 3

= 3069

8. How many terms of the series 2 + 6 + 18 + â€¦.. must be taken to make the sum equal to 728?

Solution:

Given G.P: 2 + 6 + 18 + â€¦..

Here,

a = 2 and r = 6/2 = 3

Also given,

Sn = 728

Sn = a(rn – 1)/ r â€“ 1

728 = (2)(3n – 1)/ 3 â€“ 1 = 3n â€“ 1

729 = 3n

36 = 3n

n = 6

Therefore, 6 terms must be taken to make the sum equal to 728.

9. In a G.P., the ratio between the sum of first three terms and that of the first six terms is 125: 152.

Find its common ratio.

Solution:

Given,

Therefore, the common ratio is 3/5.