# how many terms of the sequence 18,16,14......should be taken so that their sum is  zero.

0=n/2(2*18+(n-1)(-2))

36+2=2n

n=19

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we have,

AP sequence 18,16,14....

First term,a=18

common difference,=-2

let  sum of nth term of given AP be 0.Then,

Sn=n/2.{2a+(n-1)d}

0=n/2{2*18+(n-1)(-2)}

0=n/2{36-2n+2}

0=38n-2n2

2n2-38n=0

2n(n-19)=0

so,n-19=0

n=19

hence sum of 19 terms is 0.

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no. of terms is 19
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One doubt ...in alll in one the answer is given 10???
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a = 54

d = -3

Sn = 513

Sn = n/2(2a + (n-1)d)

513 = n/2( 108 + 3 -3n)

1026 = 111n - 3n^2

n^2 -37n +342 = 0

on solving, we get

n= 18 , n=19

We are getting here 2 values , both positive so , Both are applicable here.
regards

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And. • 14
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Sorry the other one is posted by mistake
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the answer is 19 only not 10
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let's see what all is given first:

To find:  n

d=a2-a1=16-18=-2

So, d=-2

use the Sum of n terms formula and then substitute,

Sn=n/2{2a+(n-1)d}
0=n/2{2*18 +(n-1)(-2)}
Tranpose 2 to the other side we'll have,
0*2=n{36-2n+2}
0=n(38-2n)
Now take 2 common out of the bracket,
0=2n(38-2n)
again transpose 2n to the other side,
0/2n=38-2n
0=38-2n
so, 2n=38
n=38/2
therefore n=19

So, Sum of 19 terms will give Sn as 0.

Hope it helps! Thumbs up please!

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sry given is a=18 and Sn=0
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19 terms should be taken.
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Shreya. your all in one is useless.
Throw it otherwise you will fail in 11th ;-P
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No. Of terms = 20
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A=18
d=-2
Sn=0
Sn=n/2(2a+(n-1)d)
0=n/2(36 -2n+2)
0=n(19-n)
n=19
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