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Arithmetic Progressions

Question 2:

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

(i) a = 10, d = 10

(ii) a = − 2, d = 0

(iii) a = 4, d = − 3

(iv) a = − 1 d =

(v) a = − 1.25, d = − 0.25

Answer:

(i) a = 10, d = 10

Let the 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

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

First four terms of this A.P. will be 10, 20, 30, and 40.

(ii) a = −2, d = 0

Let the series be a1, a2, a3, a4

a1 = a = −2

a2 = a1 + d = − 2 + 0 = −2

a3 = a2 + d = − 2 + 0 = −2

a4 = a3 + d = − 2 + 0 = −2

Therefore, the series will be −2, −2, ...

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