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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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## As it has been given in the question that the penalty for each succeeding day being $Rs.50$ more than for the preceding day. This condition is in the form of an Arithematic progression (A.P.) Such that $200,250,300,350,400,andsoon$Where $\mathrm{a}=200\mathrm{and}\mathrm{d}=50$.Now, we need to find the penalty if the work is delayed by $30$ days. Therefore, $n=30$We know that the sum of an A.P.${S}_{n}=\frac{n}{2}\left[2a+\left(n-1\right)d\right]\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}{S}_{30}=\frac{30}{2}\left[2×200+\left(30-1\right)50\right]\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}{S}_{30}=15×1850\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}{S}_{30}=27750$Hence, the total penalty given by the contractor is $₹27750$.  Suggest Corrections  0      Explore more