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# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2009 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/12) | Q#3

Hits: 775 Question A progression has a second term of 96 and a fourth term of 54. Find the first term of the progression  in each of the following cases:     i.       the progression is arithmetic,    ii.       the progression is geometric with a positive common ratio. Solution i.   From the given information, we can compile following data for Arithmetic Progression (A.P); […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2009 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/11) | Q#8

Hits: 816 Question The first term of an arithmetic progression is 8 and the common difference is d, where d ≠ 0. The  first term, the fifth term and the eighth term of this arithmetic progression are the first term, the  second term and the third term, respectively, of a geometric progression whose common ratio is r.      i.       Write down […]

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Hits: 1748 Question a) Find the sum to infinity of the geometric progression with first three terms 0.5, 0.53 and 0.55. b) The first two terms in an arithmetic progression are 5 and 9. The last term in the progression is the only term which is greater than 200. Find the sum of all the […]