NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Exercise 5.1 Chapter 5 Arithmetic Progressions And Geometric Progression

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NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 5 Arithmetic Progression Exercise 5.1

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Exercise 5.2– 20 questions (1 fill in the blanks, 2 MCQs, 7 Short answer questions and 10 Long answer questions)
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1. In which of the following situations does the list of numbers involved make an 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.

Solution:

We can write the given condition as

Taxi fare for 1 km = 15

Taxi fare for first 2 kms = 15+8 = 23

Taxi fare for first 3 kms = 23+8 = 31

Taxi fare for first 4 kms = 31+8 = 39

And so on……

Thus, 15, 23, 31, 39 … forms an A.P. because every next term is 8 more than the preceding term.

(ii) The amount of air present in a cylinder when a vacuum pump removes 1/4 of the air remaining in the cylinder at a time.

Solution:

Let the volume of air in a cylinder initially be V litres.

In each stroke, the vacuum pump removes 1/4th of the remaining air in the cylinder at a time. Or we can say after every stroke, 1-1/4 = 3/4th part of the air will remain.

Therefore, volumes will be V, 3V/4 , (3V/4)2 , (3V/4)3…and so on

Clearly, we can see here the adjacent terms of this series do not have a common difference between them. Therefore, this series is not an A.P.

(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.

Solution:

We can write the given condition as;

Cost of digging a well for first metre = Rs.150

Cost of digging a well for first 2 metres = Rs.150+50 = Rs.200

Cost of digging a well for first 3 metres = Rs.200+50 = Rs.250

Cost of digging a well for first 4 metres =Rs.250+50 = Rs.300

And so on…

Clearly, 150, 200, 250, 300 … forms an A.P. with a common difference of 50 between each term.

(iv) The amount of money in the account every year, when Rs 10,000 is deposited at compound interest at 8% per annum.

Solution:

We know that if Rs. P is deposited at r% compound interest per annum for n years, the amount of money will be

P(1+r/100)n

Therefore, after each year, the amount of money will be

10000(1+8/100), 10000(1+8/100)2, 10000(1+8/100)3……

Clearly, the terms of this series do not have a common difference between them. Therefore, this is not an A.P.

2. Write the first four terms of the A.P. when the first term a, and the common difference are given as follows:

(i) a = 10, d = 10
(ii) a = -2, d = 0
(iii) a = 4, d = – 3
(iv) a = -1 d = 1/2
(v) a = – 1.25, d = – 0.25

Solutions:

(i) a = 10, d = 10

Let us consider, the Arithmetic Progression series be a1, a2, a3, a4, a5 …

a1 = a = 10

a2 = a1+d = 10+10 = 20

a3 = a2+d = 20+10 = 30

a4 = a3+d = 30+10 = 40

a5 = a4+d = 40+10 = 50

And so on…

Therefore, the A.P. series will be 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 …

And the first four terms of this A.P. will be 10, 20, 30, and 40.

(ii) a = – 2, d = 0

Let us consider, the Arithmetic Progression series be a1, a2, a3, a4, a5 …

a1 = a = -2

a2 = a1+d = – 2+0 = – 2

a3 = a2+d = – 2+0 = – 2

a4 = a3+d = – 2+0 = – 2

Therefore, the A.P. series will be – 2, – 2, – 2, – 2 …

And the first four terms of this A.P. will be – 2, – 2, – 2 and – 2.

(iii) a = 4, d = – 3

Let us consider, the Arithmetic Progression series be a1, a2, a3, a4, a5 …

a1 = a = 4

a2 = a1+d = 4-3 = 1

a3 = a2+d = 1-3 = – 2

a4 = a3+d = -2-3 = – 5

Therefore, the A.P. series will be 4, 1, – 2 – 5 …

And the first four terms of this A.P. will be 4, 1, – 2 and – 5.

(iv) a = – 1, d = 1/2

Let us consider, the Arithmetic Progression series be a1, a2, a3, a4, a5 …

a2 = a1+d = -1+1/2 = -1/2

a3 = a2+d = -1/2+1/2 = 0

a4 = a3+d = 0+1/2 = 1/2

Thus, the A.P. series will be-1, -1/2, 0, 1/2

And First four terms of this A.P. will be -1, -1/2, 0 and 1/2.

(v) a = – 1.25, d = – 0.25

Let us consider, the Arithmetic Progression series be a1, a2, a3, a4, a5 …

a1 = a = – 1.25

a2 = a1 + d = – 1.25-0.25 = – 1.50

a3 = a2 + d = – 1.50-0.25 = – 1.75

a4 = a3 + d = – 1.75-0.25 = – 2.00

Therefore, the A.P series will be 1.25, – 1.50, – 1.75, – 2.00 ……..

And the first four terms of this A.P. will be – 1.25, – 1.50, – 1.75 and – 2.00.

3. 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) 1/3, 5/3, 9/3, 13/3 ….
(iv) 0.6, 1.7, 2.8, 3.9 …

Solutions

(i) Given series,

3, 1, – 1, – 3 …

The first term, a = 3

The common difference, d = Second term – First term

⇒  1 – 3 = -2

⇒  d = -2

(ii) Given series, – 5, – 1, 3, 7 …

The first term, a = -5

The common difference, d = Second term – First term

⇒ ( – 1)-( – 5) = – 1+5 = 4

(iii) Given series, 1/3, 5/3, 9/3, 13/3 ….

The first term, a = 1/3

The common difference, d = Second term – First term

⇒ 5/3 – 1/3 = 4/3

(iv) Given series, 0.6, 1.7, 2.8, 3.9 …

The first term, a = 0.6

The common difference, d = Second term – First term

⇒ 1.7 – 0.6

⇒ 1.1

4. 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) 2, 5/2, 3, 7/2 ….
(iii) -1.2, -3.2, -5.2, -7.2 …
(iv) -10, – 6, – 2, 2 …
(v) 3, 3 + √2, 3 + 2√2, 3 + 3√2
(vi) 0.2, 0.22, 0.222, 0.2222 ….
(vii) 0, – 4, – 8, – 12 …
(viii) -1/2, -1/2, -1/2, -1/2 ….
(ix) 1, 3, 9, 27 …
(x) a, 2a, 3a, 4a …
(xi) aa2a3a4 …
(xii) √2, √8, √18, √32 …
(xiii) √3, √6, √9, √12 …
(xiv) 12, 32, 52, 72 …
(xv) 12, 52, 72, 73 …

Solution

(i) Given to us,

2, 4, 8, 16 …

Here, the common difference is

a2 – a1 = 4 – 2 = 2

a3 – a2 = 8 – 4 = 4

a4 – a3 = 16 – 8 = 8

an+1 – an or the common difference is not the same every time.

Therefore, the given series is not forming an A.P.

(ii) Given, 2, 5/2, 3, 7/2 ….

Here,

a2 – a1 = 5/2-2 = 1/2

a3 – a2 = 3-5/2 = 1/2

a4 – a3 = 7/2-3 = 1/2

an+1 – an or the common difference is the same every time.

Therefore, d = 1/2 and the given series are in A.P.

The next three terms are

a5 = 7/2+1/2 = 4

a6 = 4 +1/2 = 9/2

a7 = 9/2 +1/2 = 5

(iii) Given, -1.2, – 3.2, -5.2, -7.2 …

Here,

a2 – a1 = (-3.2)-(-1.2) = -2

a3 – a2 = (-5.2)-(-3.2) = -2

a4 – a3 = (-7.2)-(-5.2) = -2

an+1 – an or common difference is the same every time.

Therefore, d = -2 and the given series are in A.P.

Hence, the next three terms are

a5 = – 7.2-2 = -9.2

a6 = – 9.2-2 = – 11.2

a7 = – 11.2-2 = – 13.2

(iv) Given, -10, – 6, – 2, 2 …

Here, the terms and their difference are

a2 – a1 = (-6)-(-10) = 4

a3 – a2 = (-2)-(-6) = 4

a4 – a3 = (2 -(-2) = 4

an+1 – an or the common difference is the same every time.

Therefore, d = 4, and the given numbers are in A.P.

Hence, the next three terms are

a5 = 2+4 = 6

a6 = 6+4 = 10

a7 = 10+4 = 14

(v) Given, 3, 3+√2, 3+2√2, 3+3√2

Here,

a2 – a1 = 3+√2-3 = √2

a3 – a2 = (3+2√2)-(3+√2) = √2

a4 – a3 = (3+3√2) – (3+2√2) = √2

an+1 – an or the common difference is the same every time.

Therefore, d = √2, and the given series forms an A.P.

Hence, the next three terms are

a5 = (3+√2) +√2 = 3+4√2

a6 = (3+4√2)+√2 = 3+5√2

a7 = (3+5√2)+√2 = 3+6√2

(vi) 0.2, 0.22, 0.222, 0.2222 ….

Here,

a2 – a1 = 0.22-0.2 = 0.02

a3 – a2 = 0.222-0.22 = 0.002

a4 – a3 = 0.2222-0.222 = 0.0002

an+1 – an or the common difference is not the same every time.

Therefore, the given series doesn’t form an A.P.

(vii) 0, -4, -8, -12 …

Here,

a2 – a1 = (-4)-0 = -4

a3 – a2 = (-8)-(-4) = -4

a4 – a3 = (-12)-(-8) = -4

an+1 – an or the common difference is the same every time.

Therefore, d = -4 and the given series forms an A.P.

Hence, the next three terms are

a5 = -12-4 = -16

a6 = -16-4 = -20

a7 = -20-4 = -24

(viii) -1/2, -1/2, -1/2, -1/2 ….

Here,

a2 – a1 = (-1/2) – (-1/2) = 0

a3 – a2 = (-1/2) – (-1/2) = 0

a4 – a3 = (-1/2) – (-1/2) = 0

an+1 – an or the common difference is the same every time.

Therefore, d = 0 and the given series forms an A.P.

Hence, the next three terms are;

a5 = (-1/2)-0 = -1/2

a6 = (-1/2)-0 = -1/2

a7 = (-1/2)-0 = -1/2

(ix) 1, 3, 9, 27 …

Here,

a2 – a1 = 3-1 = 2

a3 – a2 = 9-3 = 6

a4 – a3 = 27-9 = 18

an+1 – an or the common difference is not the same every time.

Therefore, the given series doesn’t form an A.P.

(x) a, 2a, 3a, 4a …

Here,

a2 – a1 = 2aa

a3 – a2 = 3a-2a = a

a4 – a3 = 4a-3a = a

an+1 – an or the common difference is the same every time.

Therefore, d = a and the given series forms an A.P.

Hence, the next three terms are

a5 = 4a+a = 5a

a6 = 5a+a = 6a

a7 = 6a+a = 7a

(xi) aa2a3a4 …

Here,

a2 – a1 = a2a = a(a-1)

a3 – a2 = a aa2(a-1)

a4 – a3 = a4 – aa3(a-1)

an+1 – an or the common difference is not the same every time.

Therefore, the given series doesn’t form an A.P.

(xii) √2, √8, √18, √32 …

Here,

a2 – a1 = √8-√2  = 2√2-√2 = √2

a3 – a2 = √18-√8 = 3√2-2√2 = √2

a4 – a3 = 4√2-3√2 = √2

an+1 – an or the common difference is the same every time.

Therefore, d = √2, and the given series forms an A.P.

Hence, the next three terms are

a5 = √32+√2 = 4√2+√2 = 5√2 = √50

a6 = 5√2+√2 = 6√2 = √72

a7 = 6√2+√2 = 7√2 = √98

(xiii) √3, √6, √9, √12 …

Here,

a2 – a1 = √6-√3 = √3×√2-√3 = √3(√2-1)

a3 – a2 = √9-√6 = 3-√6 = √3(√3-√2)

a4 – a3 = √12 – √9 = 2√3 – √3×√3 = √3(2-√3)

an+1 – an or the common difference is not the same every time.

Therefore, the given series doesn’t form an A.P.

(xiv) 12, 32, 52, 72 …

Or, 1, 9, 25, 49 …..

Here,

a2 − a1 = 9−1 = 8

a3 − a= 25−9 = 16

a4 − a3 = 49−25 = 24

an+1 – an or the common difference is not the same every time.

Therefore, the given series doesn’t form an A.P.

(xv) 12, 52, 72, 73 …

Or 1, 25, 49, 73 …

Here,

a2 − a1 = 25−1 = 24

a3 − a= 49−25 = 24

a4 − a3 = 73−49 = 24

an+1 – an or the common difference is the same every time.

Therefore, d = 24 and the given series forms an A.P.

Hence, the next three terms are

a5 = 73+24 = 97

a6 = 97+24 = 121

a= 121+24 = 145


Topics covered in Exercise 5.1

In the NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 5 Exercise 5.1, the following topics are discussed.

  1. Introduction
  2. Basics of arithmetic progression

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