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# How To Solve Arthmetic, Geometric and Harmonic Progression Quickly

## Solve AP, GP and HP Questions Quickly

In this Page you will learn How to Solve AP and GP and HP Questions Quickly through different types of Questions. This topic is very important from examination point of view. That’s why this will helps in different examinations.## Quick methods to solve AP, GP and HP

### How to solve AP, GP and HP Questions quickly

**Arithmetic Progression (AP)**

- Identify the first term (a) and the common difference (d) of the sequence.
- Use the formula for the nth term of an AP: a + (n-1)d.
- Use the formula for the sum of the first n terms of an AP: n/2[2a + (n-1)d].

**Geometric Progression (GP)**

- Identify the first term (a) and the common ratio (r) of the sequence.
- Use the formula for the nth term of a GP: ar^(n-1).
- Use the formula for the sum of the first n terms of a GP: a(1-r^n)/(1-r).

**Harmonic Progression (HP)**

- Identify the first term (a) and the common difference (d) of the sequence.
- Use the formula for the nth term of an HP: 1/(a+(n-1)d).
- Use the formula for the sum of the first n terms of an HP: n/[2a+(n-1)d].

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**Type 1: ****AP questions**

### Question 1.

**Find the first term of the AP series in which 10 ^{th} term is 6 and 18^{th} term is 70. **

Options:

- 76
- – 76
- 66
- – 66

#### Solution:

10^{th} term = (a + 9d) = 6….(1)

18^{th} term = (a + 17d) = 70 ……. (2)

On solving equation 1 and 2

We get, d = 8

Put the value of d in equation 1

(a + 9d) = 6

a + 9 x 8 = 6

a + 72 = 6

a = -66

Correct option: 4

### Question 2.

**Find the n ^{th} term of the series 3, 8, 13, 18,…,**

Options:

- 2(2n+ 1)
- 5n + 2
- 5n – 2
- 2(2n – 1)

#### Solution:

The given series is in the form of AP.

first term a = 3

common difference d = 5

We know that, n^{th} term = t_{n} = a + (n-1)d

Therefore, t_{n} = 3 + (n-1) 5

= 3 + 5n – 5

= 5n – 2

Correct option: 3

### Question 3.

**The series 28, 25,……. -29 has 20 terms. Find out the sum of all 20 terms?**

Options:

- -10
- -12
- 10
- 12

#### Solution:

a =28, d= -3 (25 – 28), l = -29, n = 20

Sum of all n-terms = S_{n} = \frac{n}{2}(a+l)

S_{20} = \frac{20}{2} (28 + (-29))

S_{20} = -10

Correct option: 1

**Type 2: GP questions**

### Question 1.

**Find the sum of the following infinite G. P. \frac{1}{3}, \frac{1}{9}, \frac{1}{27}, \frac{1}{81}…….**

Options:

- \frac{1}{3}
- \frac{2}{3}
- \frac{1}{5}
- \frac{1}{2}

#### Solution:

a = \frac{1}{3}, r = \frac{\frac{1}{9}}{\frac{1}{3}} = \frac{1}{3}

Required sum = \frac{a}{(1-r)}

= \frac{\frac{1}{3}}{(1-\frac{1}{3})}

= \frac{\frac{1}{3}}{\frac{2}{3}}

= \frac{1}{2}

Correct option: 4

### Question 2.

**Find the G. M. between \frac{4}{25} and \frac{196}{125}**

Options:

- \frac{28}{5}
- \frac{28}{25}
- \frac{8}{25}
- \frac{14}{5}

#### Solution:

Geometric mean \sqrt{ab}

GM = \sqrt{\frac{4}{25}\times \frac{196}{25}}

GM = \frac{28}{25}

Correct option: 2

### Question 3.

**Find the number of terms in the series 1, 3, 9 , ….19683**

Options:

- 10
- 8
- 6
- 7

#### Solution:

In the given series,

a_{1} = 1, r = \frac{3}{1} = 3, a_{n }=19683

=> 19683 = 1 x (3^{n-1})

=>19683 = 3^{n-1}

=>3^{9} = 3^{n-1}

=>9 = n-1

n = 10

Correct option: 1

**Type 3: HP questions**

### Question 1:

**If the 6 ^{th} term of H.P. is 10 and the 11^{th} term is 18. Find the 16^{th} term.**

Options:

- 90
- 110
- 85
- 100

#### Solution:

6^{th} term = a + 5d = \frac{1}{10}……(1)

11^{th} term = a + 10d = \frac{1}{18}……(2)

On solving equation 1 and 2 we get, d = \frac{-2}{225}

Put value of d in equation 1

a + 5d = \frac{1}{10}

a + 5 \times \frac{-2}{225} = \frac{1}{10}

a = \frac{13}{90}

Now, 16^{th} term = a + 15d = \frac{13}{90} + 15 \times \frac{- 2}{225}

= \frac{13}{90} – \frac{30}{225}

= \frac{1}{90}

Therefore 16^{th} term = 90

Correct option: 1

### Question 2.

**Find the Harmonic mean of 6, 12, 18**

Options:

- 10.12
- 9.62
- 9.81
- 8.10

#### Solution:

We know that,

HM = \frac{n}{s}

where , s = (\frac{1}{a})+(\frac{1}{b})+(\frac{1}{c})

s=(\frac{1}{6})+(\frac{1}{12})+(\frac{1}{18})

=(\frac{11}{36})

HM = \frac{n}{s}=\frac{3}{(\frac{11}{36})}

HM = 3\times \frac{36}{11}

HM = \frac{108}{11}

HM=9.81

Correct option: 3

### Question 3.

**What is the relation between AM, GM, and HM?**

Options:

- AM x HM = GM
^{2} - AM / HM = GM
- AM + HM = GM
^{2} - AM – HM = GM
^{2}

#### Solution:

AM = \frac{a+b}{2}

GM = \sqrt{ab}

HM = \frac{2ab}{a+b}

Therefore AM x HM = GM^{2}

\frac{a+b}{2} \times \frac{2ab}{a+b}= ab

Correct option: 1

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type 3 harmonic progression. Please explain

Question 2.

Find the Harmonic mean of 6, 12, 18

Options:

10.12

10.9

10.06

6.10

Solution:

We know that,

HM = 3/0.298

HM = 10.06

Correct option: C

formula= n/(1/a1 +1/a2 + 1/a3)

6,12,18 we have 3 numbers

so n=3

then 3/(1/6 + 1/12 +1/18)

ormula= n/(1/a1 +1/a2 + 1/a3)

6,12,18 we have 3 numbers

so n=3

then 3/(1/6 + 1/12 +1/18)

after using this formula we get 9.868 answer

Find the Harmonic mean of 6, 12, 18

Options:

10.12

10.9

10.06

6.10

Solution:

We know that,

HM = 3/0.298

HM = 10.06 ——-???

Please explain

type 3 harmonic progression.

Question 2.

Find the Harmonic mean of 6, 12, 18 Options: 10.12

10.9

10.06

6.10

Solution:

We know that, HM = 3/0.298 HM = 10.06 Correct option: C

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