RD Sharma Solutions Class 11 Geometric Progressions

RD Sharma Solutions Class 11 Chapter 20

Geometric progressions (GP) are set of sequence of numbers in which each succeeding number is the product of its previous or preceding number by a constant non-zero called as the common ratio which is denoted by r. The common ratio (r) is calculated by dividing any number in a sequence by the previous or preceding number.

r ≠ 0

For example:

Find the 8th term in the Geometric Progression 1, 3, 9…

a1 = 1, a2 =3, a3=9 and an = 8

Now by applying the formula: r = a2 / a1

We get – 3/1=3.

a8 = a1 r8-1

= (1) (3)7

= (3)7

a8 = 2187

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The polynomial ax3+bx2+x6 has (x+2) as a factor and leaves a remainder 4 when divided by (x2). Find a and b.