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Hits: 126 Question In an arithmetic progression the first term is and the common difference is 3. The nth term is 94  and the sum of the first  terms is 1420. Find  and . Solution We can compile following data from the given information for Arithmetic Progression (A.P) ; First we consider the nth term […]

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Hits: 309 Question The first three terms of an arithmetic progression are 4, x and y respectively. The first three terms of  a geometric progression are x, y and 18 respectively. It is given that both x and y are positive. a)   Find the value of x and the value of y. b)   Find the […]

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Hits: 220 Question The first term of a series is 6 and the second term is 2.     i.               For the case where the series is an arithmetic progression, find the sum of the first 80 terms.    ii.               For the case where the series is a geometric progression, find the sum to infinity. Solution […]

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Hits: 1103 Question On a certain day, the height of a young bamboo plant was found to be 40 cm. After  exactly one day its height was found to be 41.2 cm. Two different models are used to  predict its height exactly 60 days after it was first measured. ·       Model A assumes that the […]

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Hits: 447 Question The common ratio of a geometric progression is 0.99. Express the sum of the first  100 terms as a percentage of the sum to infinity, giving your answer correct to 2  significant figures. Solution We are given that common ration of a Geometric Progression is; Expression for Common Ratio () in a […]

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Hits: 943 Question A company producing salt from sea water changed to a new process. The amount of  salt obtained each week increased by 2% of the amount obtained in the preceding  week. It is given  that in the first week after the change the company obtained 8000  kg of salt. i. Find the amount […]

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Hits: 1336 Question a)   A geometric progression has a second term of 12 and a sum to infinity of 54. Find  the possible values of the first term of the progression. b)  The nth term of a progression is p + qn, where p and q are constants, and Sn is  the sum of the […]