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# Chapter 9

## Sequences and Series

Solutions

SECTION - A
Objective Type Questions (One option is correct)

## 1. If general term of a sequence is n(n + 1)(2n + 1), then its 5 th term is

(1) 110 (2) 155 (3) 330 (4) 420

## Here, an = n(n + 1)(2n + 1)

a5 = 5 6 11 = 330

## 2. If general term of an A.P. is 2n + 5, then its common difference is

(1) 2 (2) 3 (3) 5 (4) 7
Here, an = 2n + 5 Alternate method:

a1 = 7 an = 2n + 5

a2 = 9 an 1 = 2(n 1) + 5 = 2n + 3

Thus, d = a2 a1 = 2 d = an an 1 = 2

## 3. If 6 th and 12 th term of an A.P. are 13 and 25 respectively, then its 20 th term is

(1) 37 (2) 39 (3) 41 (4) 43
Here a6 = a + 5d = 13

## and a12 = a + 11d = 25

6d = 12

d=2
and a = 3
Hence a20 = a + 19d = 3 + 38 = 41

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## 4. If a, b, c, d, e, f are in A.P., then e c is equal to

(1) d c (2) 2(d c) (3) 2(c a) (4) c b
Let D be the common difference,

then c = a + 2D

d = a + 3D

e = a + 4D

Clearly, e c = 2D = 2(d c)

## 5. The m th term of an A.P. is n and n th term is m. Its p th term is

(1) m n + p (2) n + p m (3) m + n p (4) m + n + p
Given, am = n a + (m 1)d = n (i)

an = m a + (n 1)d = m (ii)

## Subtracting (ii) from (i), we get

(m n)d = n m

d = 1

and a = n + m 1 = (m + n 1)

ap = a + (p 1)d
=m+n1+1p=m+np

## 6. If 8 th term of an A.P. is 15, then the sum of first 15 terms is

(1) 180 (2) 210 (3) 225 (4) 240
Given, a8 = 15 a + 7d = 15

15
S15 =
2
2a (15 1)d

15
= 2a 14d
2
= 15(a + 7d)
= 15 15
= 225

7. If a1, a2, a3, are in A.P. such that a1 + a5 + a10 + a15 + a20 + a24 = 225, then a1 + a2 + a3 + + a24 is
equal to
(1) 600 (2) 900 (3) 1200 (4) 1800
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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 3
3(a1 + a24) = 225

a1 + a24 = 75

24
Required sum = (a a24 ) 900
2 1

8. The first and last terms of an A.P. are 1 and 7. If the sum of its terms is 36, then the number of terms will
be
(1) 6 (2) 7 (3) 8 (4) 9

Given, a = 1, l = 7 and Sn = 36

n
Sn =
2
a l

n
36 =
2
1 7

72
n= 9
8

9. An A.P. has common difference 2, sum of first n terms 49 and 7 th term 13. The value of n is equal to
(1) 5 (2) 6 (3) 7 (4) 8
Given d = 2, Sn = 49, a7 = 13

a + 6d = 13

a=1

n
2a n 1 d
2
Also, 49 =

n
49 = 2 n 1 2
2

9 = n(1 + n 1)

n2 = 49

n=7

10. If the sum of first n terms of an A.P. is 2n 2 + 5n, then its n th term is
(1) 3n 5 (2) 4n 3 (3) 4n + 3 (4) 3n + 5

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Sn = 2n2 + 5n

S1 = a = 7
S2 = 8 + 10 = 18 = 2a + d
d=4

Tn = a + (n 1)d

= 7 + (n 1)4

= 4n + 3

## 11. The sum of all two digit odd numbers is

(1) 2375 (2) 2475 (3) 2560 (4) 4920
Sequence of two digit odd numbers : 11, 13, 15, 99
99 11
No. of terms n = 1 45
2
45
Required sum = 11 99
2
= 45 55 = 2475

12. The number of numbers lying between 81 and 1792 which are divisible by 17 is
(1) 105 (2) 107 (3) 109 (4) 101
Numbers divisible by 17 and lying between 81 and 1792 are 85, 102, 119, , 1785

1785 = 85 + (n 1) 17
1700 = (n 1) 17
100 = n 1
n = 101

13. Three numbers are in A.P. such that their sum is 24 and sum of their squares is 200. The numbers are
(1) 2, 8, 14 (2) 4, 8, 12 (3) 6, 8, 10 (4) 5, 8, 11
(a d) + a + (a + d) = 24

a=8
Also, (8 d)2 + 82 + (8 + d)2 = 200
64 16d + d2 + 64 + 64 + d2 + 16d = 200
2d2 + 192 = 200
2d2 = 8
d = 2
Hence numbers are 6, 8, 10
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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 5
14. The sum to p terms of an A.P. is q and the sum to q terms is p. The sum to p + q terms is
(1) (p + q) (2) 0 (3) p q (4) p + q

p
[2a ( p 1)d ] q ... (i)
2

q
[2a (q 1)d ] p ... (ii)
2

## Equation (i) Equation (ii)

d 2
a( p q ) [( p q 2 ) ( p q )] q p
2

d
a ( p q 1) 1
2

3 5 7 to n terms
15. If = 7, then n is equal to
5 8 11 to 10 terms

## (1) 35 (2) 36 (3) 37 (4) 38

n
2 3 n 1 2
2 7
10
2 5 9 3
2

n
6 2n 2 = 7 5 37
2

2n2 + 4n = 2590
n2 + 2n 1295 = 0
n2 + 37n 35n 1295 = 0
n(n + 37) 35(n + 37) = 0
(n + 37)(n 35) = 0
n = 35 (n 37)

16. If n A.M.s are inserted between 3 and 17 such that the ratio of the last mean to the first mean is 3 : 1, then
the value of n is
(1) 4 (2) 6 (3) 8 (4) 9

17 3
3 n
n 1 3

Given, 17 3 1
3
n 1
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42 14n
9 3
n 1 n 1
51 + 9n = 17n + 3
8n = 48
n=6

17. Four numbers are in A.P. The sum of first and last is 8 and the product of both middle terms is 15. The least
among the four numbers is
(1) 1 (2) 2 (3) 3 (4) 4
Let, a 3d, a d, a + d, a + 3d be the four numbers.
Given, a 3d + a + 3d = 2a = 8
a=4
Also, a2 d2 = 15
16 d2 = 15
d2 = 1
d = 1. Hence numbers are 1, 3, 5, 7.

18. If the sum of three numbers in A.P is 27 and the product of first and last is 77, then the numbers are

7 51
(1) , , 22 (2) 6, 9, 12 (3) 7, 10, 11 (4) 7, 9, 11
2 4
Let a d, a, a + d be the numbers
then 3a = 27
a=9
and a2 d2 = 77
81 d2 = 77
d = 2
Hence numbers are 7, 9, 11.

19. If n A.M.s are inserted between 2 and 38 such that the sum of the resulting series obtained is 200, then the
value of n is
(1) 6 (2) 8 (3) 10 (4) 12
a b
Sum of n A.M.s. = n
2

a b
Sum of series = n a b = 200
2

(n + 2)(a + b) = 400
400
n+2= = 10
40
n=8
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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 7

20. If Sn denotes the sum to n terms of an A.P. whose first term is a and common difference is d, then
Sn + 3 3Sn + 2 + 3Sn + 1 Sn is equal to

## (1) d (2) a (3) 0 (4) 2a

Sn + 3 3Sn + 2 + 3Sn + 1 Sn

n3 (n 2) (n 1) n
2a n 3 1 d 3 2a n 2 1 d 3 2a n 1 1 d 2a n 1 d
2 2 2
=
2

## n 3 3 n 6 3n 3 n (n 2)(n 3) 3(n 2)(n 1) 3n(n 1) n(n 1)

= 2a d
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

=0

1 1 1
21. If three positive numbers a, b, c are in A.P. and 2
, 2
, also in A.P., then
a b c2

ac
(1) a = b = c (2) 2b = 3a + c (3) b 2 = (4) 2c = 2b + a
8

2 1 1
2
2 2
b a c

2 (a c )2 2ac

(a c )2 a 2c 2

## (a + c)2 = 4ac, 2ac

a = c and (a + c)2 2ac

S3n
22. If Sn denotes the sum of first n terms of an A.P., and S2n = 3Sn then is equal to
Sn

## (1) 4 (2) 5 (3) 6 (4) 7

2n 3n
[2a (2n 1)d ] = [2a (n 1)d ]
2 2

2a = (n + 1)d

23. Let Sn denotes the sum to n terms of an A.P. whose first term is a. If the common difference d is given by d
= Sn kSn 1 + Sn 2, then k is equal to
(1) 1 (2) 2 (3) 3 (4) 4

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24. If the first, second and last term of an A.P. are a, b and 2a respectively, then its sum is

ab ab 3ab 2ab
(1) (2) (3) (4)
2(b a ) b a 2(b a ) ab

d=ba
Let n be the number of terms
then 2a = a + (n 1)(b a)

a
=n1
b a

a b
n= +1=
b a b a

b 3ab
Sum = (a 2a) =
2(b a) 2(b a)

25. If A1, A2 are two A.M.s between two positive numbers a and b, then (2A1 A2)(2A2 A1) is equal to

ab a
(1) a + b (2) ab (3) a b (4)
b

b a
A1 = a +
3

b a
A2 = a + 2
3

## 2(b a ) 2(b a ) 4(b a ) b a

Now, (2A1 A2)(2A2 A1) = 2a a 2a a
3 3 3 3

= a(a + b a)
= ab

## 26. The fourth term of the G.P. 4, 2, 1, is

1 1 1
(1) (2) (3) 1 (4)
2 2 4

3
1 4 1
a4 = ar3 = (4)
2 8 2

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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 9

512
27. Which term of the G.P. 18, 12, 8, is ?
729
(1) 7 th (2) 9 th (3) 11th (4) 13 th
an = arn 1
n 1
512 2
18
729 3
n 1 8
2 512 256 2

3 729 18 81 9 9 3
n1=8
n=9

28. The third term of a G.P. is 3. The product of its first five terms is
(1) 81 (2) 243 (3) 729 (4) 343
ar2 = 3
Now, aarar2ar3ar4 = a5r10 = (ar2)5 = 35 = 243

## 29. If (2p) th term of a G.P. is q 2 and (2q) th term is p 2, then (p + q) th term is

1 2 2 1 3 3
(1) pq (2) p q (3) p 2q 2 (4) p q
2 4

ar2p 1 = q2 ... (i)
ar2q 1 = p2 ... (ii)
Multiply (i) and (ii),
arp + q 1 = pq

30. Three numbers whose product is 512 are in G.P. If 8 is added to the first and 6 to the second, the number
will be in A.P. The numbers are
(1) 2, 8, 32 (2) 8, 8, 8 (3) 4, 8, 16 (4) 2, 8, 14

a
Given, a ar 512
r
a3 = 512
a=8

8
Now, 8, 14, 8r are in A.P.
r

1
8r + 8 1 = 28
r

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8r 2 8 8 r
= 28
r
8(r2 + r + 1) = 28r
2r2 5r + 2 = 0
2r2 4r r + 2 = 0
2r(r 2) (r 2) = 0
2r = 1 or r = 2

1
r= ,2
2
Hence numbers are 4, 8, 16.

31. If first and eighth terms of a G.P. are x 4 and x 52 and its second term is x t, then t is equal to
(1) 2 (2) 3 (3) 4 (4) 13
a = x4
and ar7 = x52 (x4)r7 = x52
r7 = x56
r = x8
ar = x4 = xt
t=4

1 1
32. The sum to n terms of the G.P. 1 + is
2 4

1 1 1 1
(1) (2) 1 (3) 1 (4) 2 1
2n 2n 2n
2n

1 n
11
2 1
Sn = 2 1 n
1 2
1
2

33. The n th term of a G.P. is 128 and the sum of its n terms is 255. If its common ratio is 2, then its first term
is
(1) 1 (2) 3 (3) 5 (4) 7
arn 1 = 128

a(r n 1)
and = 255
r 1

ar n 1 r a
= 255
r 1
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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 11
128 2 a
= 255
1
256 255 = a
a=1
a=1

34. The sum of three numbers in a G.P. is 26 and the sum of products taken two at a time is 156, then the
numbers are
(1) 1, 5, 25 (2) 2, 6, 18 (3) 1, 4, 16 (4) 2, 8, 16
a + ar + ar2 = 26 ... (i)
a2r (1 + r + r2) = 156 ... (ii)
Squaring (i) and divide by (ii),

1
r = 3, and a = 2, 18
3

b a b a
35. If a, b, c are in G.P., then is equal to
b c b c

## (1) ab (2) ac (3) c 2 b 2 (4) 0

Since a, b, c are in G.P.
b = ar, c = ar2

b a b a a(r 1) a(r 1)
Now, =
b c b c ar (1 r ) ar (1 r )

1 1
= =0
r r

36. If x, 2x + 2, 3x + 3 are the first three terms of G.P., then the fourth term is
(1) 27 (2) 27 (3) 13.5 (4) 13.5

## (2x + 2)2 = x(3x + 3)

x2 + 5x + 4 = 0
x = 1, 4
But x 1, x = 4

37. If g1, g 2, g3 are three geometric means between two positive numbers a and b, then g1g 3 is equal to
(1) g 2 (2) 2g2 (3) g22 (4) g23
g1, g2, g3 are also in G.P.
g1g3 = g22

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38. The fifth term of a G.P. is 32 and common ratio is 2, then the sum of first 14 terms of the G.P. is
(1) 16388 (2) 32667 (3) 32766 (4) 64342
a 24 = 32
a=2

2(r 14 1) 2(214 1)
S14 = = 32766
r 1 1

39. If the sum of first three numbers in G.P. is 21 and their product is 216, then the numbers are
(1) 3, 6, 12 (2) 5, 7, 9 (3) 6, 2, 213 (4) 6, 12, 24

a
aar = 216
r

a3 = 216
a=6

6
Also, + 6 + 6r = 21
r

r 2 1
6 = 15
r
2r2 + 2 5r = 0
2r2 4r r + 2 = 0
2r(r 2) (r 2) = 0

1
r= ,2
2

## Hence numbers are 3, 6, 12

40. If x, y, z are three geometric means between 6 and 54, then z is equal to

## (1) 9 3 (2) 18 (3) 18 3 (4) 27

3 3
b n 1 54 4
z = 3rd G.M. = ar3 = a = 6 = 6 3 3 18 3
a 6

41. If three distinct numbers a, b, c are in A.P. and b a, c b, a are in G.P., then a : b : c is equal to
(1) 2 : 3 : 4 (2) 1 : 2 : 4 (3) 1 : 2 : 3 (4) 1 : 3 : 5
ba=cb
2b = a + c
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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 13
Also, (c b)2 = a(b a)

cb=a

a+b=c

ac
a+ =c
2

3a + c = 2c

3a = c

a 1

c 3

2b = a + 3a = 4a

a 1
=
b 2

## Hence required ratio = 1 : 2 : 3

42. Three numbers form an increasing G.P. If the middle term is doubled, then the numbers are in A.P. The common
ratio of the G.P. is

4ar = a + ar2

r 2 3

## For an increasing G.P.,

r =2 3

3
43. If a, b, c form a G.P. with common ratio r such that 0 < r < 1, and if a, b , 4c form an A.P., then r is
2
equal to

1 2 1 1
(1) (2) (3) (4)
2 3 3 4

3ar = a ar2

1
r = 1,
4

1
But 0 < r < 1, r =
4

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1 1 1 x z
44. If x, y, z are in A.P.; ax, by, cz are in G.P. and , , are in A.P., then is equal to
a b c z x

a b a c a c b c
(1) (2) (3) (4)
b a c a c b c a
b2y2 = ac z

4a2c 2 ( x z )2
. ac z
(a c )2 4

( x z )2 (a c )2

xz ac

x z a c

z x c a

45. If the second, third and sixth terms of an A.P. are distinct and form consecutive terms of a G.P., then the
common ratio of the G.P. is

1
(1) (2) 1 (3) 2 (4) 3
2

a + d, a + 2d, a + 5d are in G.P.

a 5d a 2d

## a2 + 6ad + 5d2 = a2 + 4d2 + 4ad

d(d + 2a) = 0
d 0, d = 2a
Now, a + d = a
a + 2d = 3a
a + 5d = 9a
common ratio = 3

1 1 1
46. If distinct positive numbers a, b, c are in G.P. and a b , c a , b c are in A.P., then the value of

a + 4b + c is equal to
(1) 3 (2) 0 (3) 3 (4) 4

2 1 1

ar 2 a a ar ar ar 2

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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 15

2 1
1
r 1 r
r2 + 2r + 1 = 2r
ar2 + 4ar + a = 0
or a + 4b + c = 0

## 47. The sum 1 + 3 + 32 + + 3n is equal to

3n 1 1
(1) 3n + 1 (2) (3) 3n + 1 1 (4) 3n
2

1 + 3 + 32 + 3 n

3n 1 1
Sn =
2

## 48. The sum of the series 12 + 1 + 22 + 2 + 32 + 3 + + n2 + n is equal to

2
n(n 1)( n 2) n(n 1)(3n 1) n(2n 1)(3n 1) n(n 1)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
3 2 6 3

(1 + 2 + 3 + + n) + (12 + 22 + + n2)

## n(n 1) n(n 1)(2n 1)

=
2 6

n(n 1) 2n 1
1
2 3
=

n(n 1) 3 2n 1
=
2 3

n(n 1)(n 2)
=
3

1 1 1 1
49. to is equal to
2 4 8 16

1
(1) (2) 1 (3) 2 (4) 3
2

1
a 2
1
S = 1 r 1
1
2
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## n(n 2 2n 3) n(n 2 3n 5) n(n 2 2n 5) n(n 2 2n 2)

(1) (2) (3) (4)
3 3 3 3

Let Sn = 3 + 7 + 13 + 21 + + an 1 + an (i)

Again Sn = 3 + 7 + 13 + + an 2 + an 1 + an (ii)

## Subtracting (ii) from (i),

0 = 3 + [4 + 6 + 8 + + (an an 1)] an

(n 1)
an = 3 + [2 4 + (n 1 1) 2]
2

(n 1)
an = 3 + (8 + 2n 4)
2

(n 1)
=3+ (2n + 4)
2

= 3 + n2 + n 2
= n2 + n + 1

Sn = (n 2 n 1)
n(n 1)(2n 1) n(n 1)
= n
6 2

n(n 2 3n 5)
=
3

51. If the sum of first n terms of an A.P. is an2 + bn and nth term is An + B then
(1) A = 2a (2) A = a (3) a = 2A (4) A = 3a

Sn an 2 bn , Tn An B

S1 a b A B (i)

S2 4a 2b ( A B ) (2 A B ) (ii)

## On solving equation (i) & (ii) we get, A = 2a

52. If tenth term of an A.P. is 19 and sum of first fifteen terms is 225 then fifth term of A.P. is
(1) 5 (2) 6 (3) 9 (4) 11
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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 17
Let first term is a and common difference is d, then

T10 a 9d 19

15
S15 [2a (15 1) d ] 225
2

2a 14d 30 (i)

a 9d 19 (ii)

## 53. The maximum sum of the series 100 + 98 + 96 + .... is

(1) 2500 (2) 2550 (3) 2050 (4) 2555
For maximum sum,

Tn a (n 1) d 0

100 (n 1) ( 2) 0

n 1 50 n 51

51
Then, Sn
2
100 0 51 50 2550

54. If 1 , 2 , 3 , ......., n are in A.P. whose common difference is d, then sind[sec 1 sec 2 + sec 2
sec 3 + ........ + sec n1sec n] =

(1) sec n sec 1 (2) sin n sin 1 (3) cos n cos 1 (4) tan n tan 1

2 1 = 3 2 = = n n1 = d

## sin d sin d sin d

= cos cos cos cos ............... cos cos
1 2 2 3 n n 1

## sin(2 1) sin(3 2 ) sin(n n 1)

= cos cos cos cos ............... cos cos
2 1 2 3 n n1

## sin 2 cos 1 cos 2 sin 1 sin 3 cos 2 cos 3 sin 2

= ...............
cos 2 cos 1 cos 2 cos 3

## tan n tan 1, remaining terms are cancelled out

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55. Consider that 10 arithmetic means are inserted between 3 and 7 and their sum is a. Again consider that the sum
of five numbers in A.P. is 30 and the value of middle terms is b. Then a + b equals
(1) 16 (2) 56 (3) 46 (4) 36

## Let, A1, A2 , A3 ,........, A10 are 10 A.M.s between 3 and 7

3 7
then A1 A2 A3 ....... A10 10 50
2

## Now sum of five terms of an A.P.

b 2d b d b b d b 2d 30

5b 30

b=6

a b 50 6 56

1 1
56. Let tr denote the rth term of an A.P. Also suppose t m and t n , (m n), for some positive integers
n m
m and n, then which of the following is necessarily a root of the equation ?
(l+m2n)x 2 + (m+n2l)x + (n+l2m)=0
(1) tn (2) tm (3) tm + n (4) tmn
Let first terms of A.P. = a
Common difference = d

1
tm = = a + (m 1)d (i)
n

1
tn = = a + (n 1)d (ii)
m

1 1
a ,d
mn mn

1 1 1 mn 1
= (mn 1) 1
mn mn mn

## Also x =1, is the root of the equation, hence root is tmn.

57. The sum of the first 100 terms common to the series 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, ...... and 16, 21, 26, 31, 36..... is
(1) 100101 (2) 111000 (3) 101100 (4) 110010

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Common difference of first A.P. = d1 = 4

## L.C.M. of (d1, d2) = 20

First common terms of both A.P. is 21
Hence the A.P. formed by common terms is
21, 21 + 20, 21 + 2 20, 21 + 3 20,

100
Sum of 100 terms
2
2 21 (100 1) 20

50 42 99 20 50 42 1980

50 2022 = 101100

58. If the sixth term of a GP be 2, then the product of first eleven terms is
(1) 1024 (2) 2047 (3) 2048 (4) 1023
Let G.P. is a, ar, ar2, ar3
T6 = ar5 = 2 (i)
P = a.ar.ar2 (ar9) (ar10)
= a11r1 + 2 + 3 + . 10

1011
= a11 r 2

= a11r55
= (ar5)11 = 211
= 2048 by (i)

100 100
59. Let an be the nth term of the G.P. of positive numbers. Let a
n 1
2n and a 2 n 1 such that , then the
n 1

common ratio is

(1) (2) (3) (4)

Let G.P. = a, ar, ar2 , where r is the common ratio
= a2 + a4 + + a200 = ar + ar3 + ar5 + + ar199

ar (1 (r 2 )100 ) ar (1 r 200 )
= (i)
1 r 2 (1 r 2 )

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Similarly, = a1 + a3 + a5 + + a199
= a + ar2 + ar4 + + ar198

## a(1 (r 2 )100 ) a(1 r 200 )

= (ii)
(1 r 2 ) (1 r 2 )
By (i) and (ii)

2 3
2x 2x 2x
60. The series ....... will have a definite sum when
x 3 x 3 x 3

## (1) 1 < x < 3 (2) 0 < x < 1 (3) x = 0 (4) x = 3

For definite sum

2x
1< <1
x3

2x 2x
Case (i) < 1 1<0
x3 x3

2x ( x 3)
<0
x3

x 3 ( x 3)( x 3) + +
<0 0
x3 ( x 3)2
3 3

(x 3) (x + 3) < 0
x ( 3, 3) (i)

2x 2x
Case (ii) 1 1 0
x3 x3

2x x 3
0
x3

3x 3 ( x 1) +
0 0 +
x3 ( x 3) 3 1

( x 1)( x 3)
0
( x 3)2

or (x + 1) (x + 3) > 0

x ( , 3) ( 1, ) (ii)

## By (i) and (ii) the common interval of x is ( 1, 3)

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61. Four geometric means are inserted between the numbers 211 1 and 211 + 1. The product of these geometric
means is
(1) 222 211 + 1 (2) 244 223 + 1 (3) 244 222 + 1 (4) 222 212 + 1
The product of Geometric mean

4

2
= (211 1)(211 1) = 222 1) 244 2.222 1 = = 244 223 + 1

2
x||cos3 x|.......
62. The value of x in (, ) which satisfies the equation 81|cos x||cos 43 is

2
(1) (2) (3) (4) All of these
3 3 3

2
81|cos x||cos x|..............

1
= 81|cos x||cos x|2 |cos x|3 ........ = 1|cos x|
8 43 8 2

1
1 | cos x |
2

1
| cos x |
2

1
cos x
2

2 2
x , , , , hence only four solutions exist
3 3 3 3

63. If one geometric mean G and two A.Ms p and q be inserted between two given quantities then
(2p q)(2q p) equals
(1) G (2) G2 (3) 2G2 (4) 2G

Let the numbers are a and b.

G 2 ab (i)

Also a, p, q, b be in A.P.

2p = a + q (2p q) = a

and 2q = p + b (2q p) = b

## (2p q) (2q p) = ab = G2 by (i)

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64. The sum of three numbers in G.P. is 56. If we substract 1, 7, 21 from these numbers in that order, we obtain an
A.P. the three numbers are
(1) 10, 18, 26 (2) 8, 16, 32 (3) 9, 16, 23 (4) 5, 8, 11
Let the numbers are a, ar, ar2
a + ar + ar2 = 56 (i)
a 1, ar 7, ar2 21 are in A.P.
2(ar 7) = (a 1) + (ar2 21)
2ar 14 = a + ar2 22 (ii)
By (i) and (ii)
2ar 14 = (56 ar) 22
3ar = 56 22 + 14
3ar = 48
ar = 16 (iii)
By (i), (iii)
a + 16 + ar2 = 56
a + ar2 = 40

16
Again ar = 16 a =
r

16 16 2
.r 40
r r
solving, we get

1
r = 2, r =
2

## Case (i) if r = 2, then a = 8

then numbers are 8, 16, 32.

1
Case (ii) if r = then a = 32
2

## then numbers are 32, 16, 8.

65. Let a, b be the roots of the equation x 2 4 x + k 1 = 0 and c, d the roots of the equation
x2 36x + k2 = 0. If a < b < c < d and a, b, c, d are in GP, then the product k1k2 equals
(1) 81 (2) 729 (3) 256 (4) 64

## Let common ratio of G.P. is r

b = ar, c = ar2, d = ar3
x2 4x + k1 = 0
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By the properties of roots
a + b = 4 a + ar = 4 (i)

ab = k1 a(ar) = k1

a2r = k1 (ii)
Similarly,

x2 36x + k2 = 0
ar2 + ar3 = 36 (iii)

## (ar2) (ar3) = k2 (iv)

By (i) and (iii),

a(1 r ) 4 1 1
2 r 3
r 2a(1 r ) 36 r 9

## Case (i) if r = 3, then by (i) a = 1

k1 = 3, k2 = 243

k1 k2 = 243 3 = 729
By a < b < c < d we find that r is positive hence only one case is possible. That is given by r = 3

66. If a, b, c are three distinct real numbers and they are in a G.P. If a + b + c = xb, then
(1) x < 1 or x > 3 (2) x 3 or x 2 (3) x 4 or x 3 (4) x 2 or x 5

+ +
Let common ratio = r
1 3
b = ar, c = ar2
a + b + c = xb

a + ar + ar2 = x(ar)

1 + r + r2 = xr
r2 + r(1 x) + 1 = 0

## Because r is real, hence Discriminant > 0

(1 x)2 4 1 (1) > 0

((1 x) 2) (1 x + 2) > 0
+ +
1 x) ( x + 3) > 0 1 3
(x + 1) (x 3) > 0
x (, 1) (3, )

## 67. The sum of the series

1 + 2.2 + 3.22 + 4.23 + 5.24 + ......+ 100.299 is

## (1) 99.2100 1 (2) 100.2100 (3) 99.2100 (4) 99.2100 + 1

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S = 1 + 2.2 + 3.22 + 4.23 + + 100.299 (i)
2S = 2 + 2.22 + 3.23 + + 99.299 + 100.2100 (ii)
Subtracting (ii) from (i)
S = 1 + (2.2 2) + (3.22 2.22) + + (100.299 99.299) 100.2100
S = 1 + 2 + 22 + 23 + + 299 100.2100

2100 1
S= 100.2100
2 1

S = 2100 1 100.2101
S = 99.2100 + 1

1 1
68. If 3 (3 p ) 2 (3 2 p ) ..... to 8 , then p equals
4 4

## (1) 1 (2) 5 (3) 7 (4) 9

1 1
3 ( 3 p) 2 ( 3 2 p) .......... = to = 8
4 4

1 1
Let S 3 (3 p ) 2 (3 2 p ) .......... (i)
4 4

S 1 1
(3) 2 (3 p ) .......... (ii)
4 4 4

## Subtracting (ii) from (i)

3S 1 1
3 ( p ) 2 ( p ) ...............
4 4 4

3S 1 1
3 p 2 ...............
4 4 4

1
3S
3 p 4
4 1
1
4

3S p
3
4 3
But S = 8

38 p
3
4 3

p
= 6 3 = 3 p = 9
3

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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 25
1 1 1
69. The product 2 4.4 8.8 16 .... to equal to

## (1) 4 (2) 2 (3) 8 (4) 2

1 1 1 1
2 4 4 8 816 16 32...............

1 2 3 4
2 4.2 8.216.2 32...............

1 2 3 4
..........
24 8 16 32

1 2 3 4
Let P ............... (i)
4 8 16 32

P 1 2 3
.............. (ii)
2 8 16 32

## Subtracting (ii) from (i)

P 1 1 1
P .............. upto
2 4 8 16

1 1
P 4 1
4
2 1 1 2
1
2 2

P=1

1 1 1
..........
2P 21 2
24 8 16

## 70. Let S denotes the infinite sum

2 + 5x + 9x2 + 14x3 + 20x4 + ...,
where |x|<1. Then S equals

2x 2x 2 x 2 x
(1) 3 (2) 3 (3) (4)
(1 x ) (1 x ) (1 x ) 3
(1 x )3
S = 2 + 5x + 9x2 + 14x3 + 20x4 + . (i)
Sx = 2x + 5x2 + 9x3 + 14x4 + . (ii)
Subtracting (ii) from (i)
S(1 x) = 2 + 3x + 4x2 + 5x3 + 6x4 + . (iii)
S(1 x)x = 2x + 3x2 + 4x3 + 5x4 + . (iv)

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## Subtracting (iv) from (iii)

S(1 x)(1 x) = 2 + x + x2 + x3 + .

x
S(1 x)2 = 2
1 x

2 2x x 2 x
S(1 x)2 =
(1 x ) (1 x )

2x
S=
(1 x )3

1 1 1 5
71. The value of x + y + z is 15 if a, x, y, z, b are in A.P. while the value of is if a, x, y, z, b are in H.P.
x y z 3

## the value of a and b are

(1) 9, 1 (2) 7, 4 (3) 8, 2 (4) 1, 3
We know that the sum of n A.M. between two quantities are equal to n times their single mean.

a b
x + y + z = 3
2

3
15 = (a + b) a + b = 10 (i)
2

## Similarly a, x, y, z, b are in H.P.

1 1 1 1 1
, , , , are in A.P.
a x y z b

1 1 1 3 1 1
Again
x y z 2 a b

5 3 1 1

3 2 a b

10 a b 10

9 ab ab

ab = 9 (ii)
By (i) and (ii) we get that a(10 a) = 9
a2 10a + 9 = 0
(a 1) (a 9) = 0 a = 1, 9
if a = 1 then b = 9 and if a = 9, then b = 1
Hence numbers are 9, 1

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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 27
72. If x, y, z are positive reals satisfying 4xy + 6yz + 8zx = 9, then the greatest possible value of the product xyz
is
(1) 0.125 (2) 0.375 (3) 0.500 (4) 0.625
Using A.M. G.M.

1
4 xy 6yz 8zx
(4 xy )(6 yz )(8zx ) 3
3

1
9
(4 4 2 2 3 x 2 y 2 z 2 )3
3
27 192x2y2z2

27
x2y2z2
192

xyz 0.375

73. If a + b + c = 3 and a > 0, b > 0, c > 0, then the greatest value of a2b3c2 is

## 3 9.2 4 310.2 4 3 8.2 4 3 7.2 4

(1) (2) (3) (4)
77 77 77 77

AG

a a b b b c c 1
a 2 b 3 c 2 7
2 2 3 3 3 2 2

7 2 3 2

7
3 a 2 b3 c 2
. .
7 22 33 22

310.24
7
a 2 b 2c 3
7

2 2 3 310.24
a b c
77

310.24
Hence the maximum value is .
77

## 74. The sum to 100 terms of the series

1.2.3. + 2.3.4. + 3.4.5. +...+ n(n + 1)(n + 2) +... is integral multiple of
(1) 2525 (2) 2526 (3) 2527 (4) 2528
Tn = n(n + 1 ) (n + 2)
= n3 + 3n2 + 2n

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Sn = Tn = n3 + 3n 2 + 2n

2
n(n 1 n(n 1)(2n 1) 2n(n 1)
= 3
2 6 2

n(n 1) n 2 n 3
=
4

## 100 101 102 103

S100 =
4
= 2525 Integer

n(n 1)2
75. The sum of the first n terms of the series 12 + 2.22 + 32 + 2.42 + ..... is when n is even. Then the sum
2
if n is odd, is

n(n 2 1) n 2 (n 1) n(n 2 1)
(1) (2) n(n + 1)2 (3) (4)
3 2 2
If n is odd then n 1 is even then

(n 1)n 2
Sn 1 , tn n 2
2

(n 1)n 2 (n 1)n 2
Sn Sn 1 tn n2
2 2

76. If x, y, z and w are non-zero real numbers and x2 + 5y2 + 5z2 + 4w2 4xy 4yz 4zw = 0, then x, y, z, w
are in
(1) A.P. (2) A.G.P. (3) H.P. (4) G.P.
The given expression can be written as
(x 2y)2 + (y 2z)2 + (z 2w)2 = 0
x = 2y, y = 2z, z = 2w

x y z
2
y z w

## 77. If x18 = y21 = z28, then, 3logyx, 3logzy, 7logxz are in

(1) A.P. (2) G.P. (3) H.P. (4) A.G.P.
x18 = y21 = z28
18 log x = 21 log y = 28 log z (i)

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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 29

log x 21 7
3logy x 3 3 (by (i))
log y 18 2

log y 28
and 3logz y 3 3 4 (by (i))
log z 21

log z 18 9
7logx z 7 7 (by (i))
log x 28 2

7 9
Hence the number becomes , 4, , which are in A.P.
2 2

## 78. The coefficient of x101 in the expansion of

(1 x)(1 2x)(1 22x) ... (1 2101x) is
(1) 24950 25050 (2) 25051 25152 (3) 24950 25051 (4) 25050 25152
(1 x) (1 2x) (1 22x) (1 23x) (1 2101x)

1 2 1 3 2 101 1
= ( 1)( x 1)( 2) x ( 2) x 2 ( 2) x 3 .......( 2 ) x 101
2 2 2 2

1 1 1
= ( 1)102 2.22.23.24.........2101( x 1) x x 2 .......... x 101
2 2 2

1 1 1
= 21 2 3 ..........101.( x 1) x x 2 .......... x 101
2 2 2

101102
1 1 1 1
= 2 2 .( x102 1 2 3 ......... 101 x101 ..........)
2 2 2 2

Coefficient of x101

101102
1 1 1
= 2 2 (1) 1
2 ............... 101
2 2 2

1 102 102
1
1 1
101 51 2 2101 51( 1) 2
= 2 (1)
1 1 1 1
2 2

102
101 51 2 1 2
= 2 . 102
2 1

= 210151 . 2101(2102 1)
= 25050 25152

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79. If a, b, c are in A.P., p, q, r are in H.P. and ap, bq, cr are in G.P., then

p r c a p q c a p r b c p q c a
(1) (2) (3) (4)
r p a c q p a c r p c b q p a c

2b a c (i)

2pr
q (ii)
pr

## By (i), (ii), (iii)

2 2
a c 2pr
(ap )(cr )
2 p r

(a c )2 ( p r )2

ac pr

a c p r

c a r p

80. Let C be a circle with centre P0 and AB be a diameter of C. Suppose P1 is the midpoint of line segment P0
B, P2 the midpoint of line segment P1 B and so on. Let C1, C2, C3 be circles with diameters P0P1, P1P2, P2P3,
... respectively. Suppose the circles C1, C2, C3 ... are all shaded. The ratio of the area of the unshaded portion
of C to that of the original circle is

## Let the radius of largest circle is r AB = 2r

r r
P0P1 = , P0C1 =
2 4

2 A B
r ( r 2 ) P0 C1 C2
Area of circle C1 = 2 P1 P2
4 4

2
r r 2
Similarly area of circle C2 = 2
8 8

2
r r 2
Area of the circle = C3 = 2 and so on.
16 16

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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 31
The sum of all areas is

2 1 1 1
= r 2 2 2 ...............
4 8 16

1 1
2 16 2 16 r 2
S = r 1 r 3
1 12
4 4

r 2 11r 2
S1 = Area of unshaded portion = r 2
12 12

11 2
S1 r 11
12
2 2
r r 12

## 81. If 1, log9(31 x + 2) and log3(4.3x 1) are in A.P., then x is

(1) log34 (2) 1 log34 (3) log30.25 (4) log43
We have,

2log9(31 x + 2) = 1 + log3(4.3 x 1)

log3(31 x + 2) = log33(4.3 x 1)

31 x + 2 = 12.3 x 3

## 3 + 2.3x = 12.(3x)2 3.3x

12.(3x)2 5.3x 3 = 0

12y2 5y 3 = 0, let 3x = y

12y2 9y + 4y 3 = 0
3y(4y 3) + 1(4y 3) = 0

1 3
y ,
3 4

3
3x
4
x log 3 = log 3/4

x log3 3 log3 4

1 log3 4

x x x
82. If b c, 2b x and b a are in HP. Then a , b and c are in

2
2 2
(1) AP (2) GP (3) HP (4) None of these

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b c, 2b x, b a are in HP

1 1 1
, , are in AP
b c 2b x b a

2 1 1

2b x b c b a

## 2ac = 2b2 2bx + ax + cx

x
2ac (a c ) b2 xb
2

x x2 x2
ac (a c ) b2 xb
2 4 4

2
x x x
a c b
2 2 2

x x x
a , b , c are in GP.
2 2 2

## 83. Let log23 = , then log64729 is

(1) (2) (3) 3 (4) 2
3

log2 3 =

6 6
log64729 = log(26 ) (3 ) = log2 3 =
6

n
C0 nC1 ........ nC n
84.
n 1
n!
is equal to

(1) e2 (2) e2 + 1

(3) e2 1 (4) e2

n
C0 nC1 nC2 ..........n Cn 2n 2 22 23
n!

n !
=
1!

2!

3!
......... e2 1
n 1 n 1

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(ln x )n
85.
n 0
n!
is equal to

1 1
(1) ln x (2) x (3) (4)
ln x x

(ln x )n (ln x ) (ln x )2
= 1 .......... = e ln x x .
n 0 n ! 1! 2!

3 n 2
86. The sum of
n 2
n
C2 .
n!
equals

e 1 3
(1) (2) e2 (3) e3 (4) e
2 2

3n 2 n(n 1) 3n 2
n
C2 .
n!
= .
2! n(n 1)(n 2)!
n2 n2

1 3n 2 1 30 31 32 e3

2 n 2 (n 2)!
= 2 0! 1! 2! .... =
2

1 3x x 2
87. The coefficient of x4 in equals
ex

12 24 25 15
(1) (2) (3) (4)
15 25 24 12

(1 3 x x 2 )
(1 3 x x 2 )e x
ex

2 x x2 x3 x 4
= (1 3 x x ) 1! 2! 3! 4! .........
1

1 3 1 25
Coefficient of x 4
4! 3! 2! 24

2 4 6
...... to equals
1! 3 ! 5 !

## (1) e + 1 (2) e 1 (3) e (4) e1

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2 4 6
......
1! 3! 5!

2r 2r 1 1 1 1
tr
(2r 1)! (2r 1)! (2r 2)! (2r 1)!

1 1
S tr = (2r 2)! (2r 1)!
r 1 r 1 r 1

1 1 1 1 1
= 1 2! 4! ......... 1! 3! 5! ..........

=e

2 24 246 2468
89. ...... to equals
1! 2! 3! 4!

2 2 4 2 46 2 468
......
1! 2! 3! 4!

## 2 4 6 ....2r 2(1 2 3 ......r ) r (r 1)

tr =
r! r! r!

r 1 r 1 2 1 2
tr
(r 1)! (r 1)! (r 2)! (r 1)!

1 1
S tr 2
r 1 r 1 (r 2)! r 1 (r 1)!

1 1 1 1
S 1 ..... 2 1 .....
1! 2! 1! 2!

= e + 2e = 3e

1 1 1
.........
2! 4 ! 6 !
90.
1 1 1
..........
1! 3 ! 5 !

1 e e 1 e 1 e 1
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 e e 1 1 e e 1

1 1 1 e e 1
.......... 1
2! 4! 6! 2 e 2 2e 1 (e 1)2 e 1
1 1 1 e e 1 = 2
=
........... e 1 (e 1)(e 1) e 1
1! 3! 5! 2
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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 35
91. The sum of the series

(a b )(a b )(a 2 b 2 )
(a b )(a b )
2!

(a b )(a b )(a 4 b 4 a 2 b 2 )
...... to
3!

is equal to
2 2 2
2 2
b2 2
b 2
(1) e a e b (2) e a (3) e a (4) e a e b

(a b)(a b)(a2 b2 )
(a b)(a b) .........
2!

a 4 b 4 a6 b6 2 a 4 a6 b 4 b6
= a2 b2 ....... = a ....... b2 .......
2! 3! 2! 3! 2! 3!

2 2 2 2
= ea 1 (eb 1) ea eb

2 3
a b 1a b 1a b
92. The sum of the series ...... will be
a 2 a 3 a

b a
(1) logeab (2) loge (3) loge (4) logeab
a b

2 3
a b 1 a b 1 a b a b b a
........... = loge 1 a loge a loge b
a 2 2 3 a

1 1 1 1
93. The sum of series .......... is
1 .2 2 .3 3 .4 4 .5

4
(1) 2 loge2 (2) loge2 1 (3) loge2 (4) loge
e

1 1 1 1
.........
1.2 2.3 3.4 4.5

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
= 1 .........
2 2 3 3 4 4 5

1 1 1
= 1 2 ........ = 1 2(1 loge 2) 2loge 2 1
2 3 4

4
= loge
e

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n2 n 1
94.
n 0
(n 1)!
is equal to

## (1) 2e (2) 2e + 1 (3) 2e 1 (4) 1 2e

n2 n 1 n(n 1) 1
1
1
(n 1)! (n 1)! (n 1)! = (n 1)! (n 1)! = e e 1 2e 1

n 0 n 0 n 0 n 0

1 1 1
95. If x ......, and
1 .2 3 .4 5 . 6

1 1 1
y = 1 ......, then
2 . 3 4 . 5 6 .7
(1) x = y (2) x > y (3) x < y (4) xy = 1

1 1 1
x ...........
1.2 3.4 5.6

1 1 1 1 1
x 1 ..........
2 3 4 5 6

1 1 1
y 1 .........
2.3 4.5 6.7

1 1 1 1 1 1
y 1 ...........
2 3 4 5 6 7

1 1 1 1
= 1 .............
2 3 4 5
x = y.

3 5
y y y ....
3 5

96. If x2y = 2x y and |x| < 1, then x 3
x 5
x ......
3 5

## (1) 1 (2) 1 (3) 2 (4) 2

y3 y5 1 y
y
............ loge 1 y
3 5
x3 x5 1 x
x ............ loge
3 5 1 x

2x
x 2 y 2x y y 2
x 1

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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 37

2 2
1 y 1 2x x 1 2x ( x 1)
x2 1 x2 1 x2 1

2x x 2 1 2x (1 x )2
1 y 1 2
x2 1 x2 1 x 1

2
1 y 1 x

1 y 1 x

2
1 y 1 x
loge loge
1 y 1 x
= 2
1 x 1 x
loge loge
1 x 1 x

## 97. The numbers log180 12, log216012, log2592012 are in

(1) A.P.
(2) G.P.
(3) H.P.
(4) None of the above progressions

## log180 12, log2160 12, log25920 12 are in H.P.

1 1 1
98. 2 is equal to;
2 x 1 3 2 x 13 5 2 x 15

x x 1 1
(1) log (2) log (3) log(2x + 1) (4) log
x 1 x 2x 1

1 x x3 x5
log 2 x
1 x 3 5

1 1 1
2
2 x 1 3 2 x 1 5 2 x 1
3 5

1
1

log 2 x 1 log 2 x 2 log x 1
1
2x x
1
2x 1

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ex
99. If B0 B1x B2 x 2 Bn x n , then Bn Bn 1 equals;
1 x

1 1 1 1

(1)
n!
(2) n 1! (3)
n ! n 1 !
(4) 1

ex
B0 B1x B2 x 2 Bn x n
1 x

e x 1 x
1
B0 B1x B2 x 2 Bn x n

x x2 xn
1
1! 2!

n!

1 x x 2 x 3 x n B0 B1x B2 x 2 Bn x n

## On equating coefficients of xn and xn 1 on both sides,

1 1 1 1
We get; n ! n ! 1 ! 2! 1! 1 Bn

1 1 1 1
and n 1 ! n 2 ! 2! 1! 1 Bn 1

1
Bn Bn 1
n!

## 100. The values of x such that log1/2x > log1/3x, is/are

(1) x (0, 1) (2) x [0, 1) (3) x (0, 1] (4) x [0, 1]
Using change of base formula;

log1/2 x 1
log1/3 x log1/3 .log1/2 x
log1/2 1/ 3 2

## Now, the inequality can be considered as;

1
Now, log1/2 x 1 log1/3 0
 2
 
ve

log1/2 x 0 x 1 (1)

## But original inequality is meaningful when x > 0 (2)

x (0, 1)

101. If the sum of first n terms of an A.P. is cn2, then the sum of squares of these n terms is [IIT-JEE 2009]

## n(4n 2 1)c 2 n(4n 2 1)c 2 n(4n 2 1)c 2 n(4n 2 1)c 2

(1) (2) (3) (4)
6 3 3 6

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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 39
Sn = cn2
Sn 1 = c(n 1)2
tn = c[n2 (n 1)2]
= c(2n 1)

So now t
n 1
n
2
= c2[12 + 32 + ........ + (2n 1)2]

## 2 (2n )(2n 1)(4n 1)

= c 22 (1 22 ........ n 2 )
6
(2n )(2n 1)(4n 1) (n )(n 1)(2n 1)
= c2 4
6 6

2 (2n 1)
= c n(4n 1) 2n(n 1)
3
2 (2n 1)
= c (4n 2 n 2n 2 2n )
3
(2n 1)
= c2 (2n 2 n )
3
c 2n(2n 1)(2n 1)
=
3
c 2n(4n 2 1)
=
3

102. Let a1, a2, a3, .... be in harmonic progression with a1 = 5 and a20 = 25. The least positive integer n for which
an < 0 is [IIT-JEE 2012]
(1) 22 (2) 23 (3) 24 (4) 25

1 1 1
As, a 25 5 19 d
20

1 1
19d
25 5

4
d
25 19
1 1 4
Also, a 5 25 19 (n 1) 0
n

4(n 1) 1

25 19 5

99
n
4
The least integral value of n is 25

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103. Let bi > 1 for i = 1, 2, ..., 101. Suppose loge b1, log e b2 , ..., loge b101 are in Arithmetic Progression (A.P.)
with the common difference loge2. Suppose a1, a2, ..., a101 are in A.P. such that a1 = b1 and a51 = b51.
If t = b1 + b2 + ... + b51 and s = a1 + a2 + ... + a51, then [JEE(Advanced)-2016]
(1) s > t and a101 > b101 (2) s > t and a101 < b101
(3) s < t and a101 > b101 (4) s < t and a101 < b101
b1, b2, b3, ..., b101 are in G.P. with common ratio = 2
Let a1 = b1 = a
Given, a51 = b51

a 50d a 250

t a(251 1)

51 51
s a1 a51 a 1 250
2 2
So, s > t

100 1
b101 a 2100 2

SECTION - B

## Objective Type Questions (More than one options are correct)

1. If the Arithmetic mean of two positive numbers a and b (a > b) is twice their geometric mean, then
a : b equals

## Sol. Answer (1, 2, 3)

If A.M. = A, G.M. = G

a A A 2 G2 A A 2 G2
Then or
b A A 2 G2 A A 2 G2
But A = 2G

a 2 3 2 3
or
b 2 3 2 3

a 2 3
also if
b 2 3

a 2 3 (2 3) 74 3 1
then ,
b 2 3 (2 3) 1 74 3

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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 41
2. If the first and the (2n + 1)th terms of an A.P., a G.P. and an H.P. of positive terms are equal and their
(n + 1)th terms are a, b and c respectively, then
(1) a = b = c (2) a + c = 2b (3) a b c (4) ac = b2
If total term = (2n + 1) then middle term = (n + 1)th
Let first term of all progressions is A and last term is B.
then

AB
For A.P., a =
2

For G.P., b = AB

2 AB
For H.P., c =
AB

## a, b, c are A.M., G.M. and H.M. of A and B respectively.

Hence, ac = b2 and a b c

3. If cos( ), cos, cos( + ) are in H.P. and cos 1, then the angle cannot lie in the

2cos( )cos( )
cos =
cos( ) cos( )

cos 2 cos 2
cos =
2cos cos

## 2 cos2 cos = cos 2 + cos 2 2 cos2 cos = 2 cos2 + 2 cos2 2

2 cos2 (1 cos ) = 2 sin2 cos2 2sin2 4 sin2 cos2
2 2 2

2
sin2 2
cos 2cos 0 sin2 0 n 2n
2 2 2 2

1
cos2 cos2
2 2

1 1 1 3
cos cos cos
2 2 2 2 2 4 2 4

3

2 2

## Hence does not lie in I and IV quadrant.

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4. If x, y, z are in A.P. and x2, y2, z2 are in H.P., then which of the following is correct?

x x
(1) x, y, z are all equal (2) , y , z are in G.P. (3) , y , z are in G.P. (4) Either (1) or (2)
2 2

2y = x + z (i)

2x 2z2
y2 (ii)
x 2 z2

## By (i) and (ii)

( x z )2 2x 2 z2
2
4 ( x z2 )

( x 2 z2 2xz )( x 2 z2 ) 8 x 2z2

( x 2 z2 )2 2xz( x 2 z2 ) 8 x 2 z2 0

( x 2 z2 )2 4 xz( x 2 z2 ) 2xz( x 2 z2 ) 8 x 2 z2 0

( x 2 z2 )( x 2 z2 4 xz ) 2xz( x 2 z2 4xz ) 0

( x 2 z2 2xz )( x 2 z2 4 xz ) 0

( x z )2 (( x z )2 2xz ) 0

x z or ( x z)2 2xz

4y 2 2xz

xz
x z or y 2
2

x
Hence x = y = z or , y, z are in G.P.
2

## 5. If a, b, c are in H.P., then

a b c 2 1 1
(1) , , are in H.P. (2)
bc a c ab abc b ba bc

b b b a b c
(3) a , ,c are in G.P. (4) , , are in H.P.
2 2 2 bc c a ab

## Sol. Answer (1, 2, 3, 4)

If a, b, c are in H.P.
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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 43

1 1 1
Then , , are in A.P.
a b c

1 1 1
(1) , , are in A.P.
a b c

, , are in A.P.
a b c

## abc abc abc

2, 2, 2 are in A.P.
a b c

b c a c a b a b c are in A.P.
or , ,
a b c

a b c
or , , are in H.P.
bc a c ab abc

2 1 1
(2)
b ba bc

2 2b a c
=
b ( b a)(b c )

## 2(b2 bc ab + ac) = 2b2 ab bc

2b2 2bc 2ab + 2ac = 2b2 ab bc
bc ab = 2ac

2ac
b = , hence a, b, c are in H.P.
ac

2
b b b
(3) a c
2 2 2

b2 ab bc b2
ac
4 2 2 4

2ac
b= hence a, b, c are in H.P.
ac

1 1 1
(4) , , are in A.P.
a b c

## abc abc abc

, , are in A.P.
a b c

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## abc abc abc

1, 1, 1, are in A.P.
a b c

bc ca ab
, , are in A.P.
a b c

a b c
, , , are in H.P.
bc ca ab

6. The sum of the first ten terms of an A.P. equals 155 and the sum of the first two terms of a G.P. equals 9. The
first term of the A.P. is equal to the common ratio of the G.P. and the common difference of the A.P. is equal
to the first term of G.P.. Given that the common difference of the A.P. is less than unity, which of the following
is correct?

25 25
(1) is a term of the G.P. (2) is a term of the G.P.
2 3

25 25
(3) is a term of the A.P. (4) is a term of the A.P.
3 2

Let A. P. is
a, a + d, a + 2d,

10
S10 = [2a + 9d] = 155
2

2a + 9d = 31 (i)
Let G.P. is

## A, AR, AR2, ARn 1

A + AR = 9 (ii)

a=R (iii)

A=d (iv)
and it is given then d < 1

A + Aa = 9 (v)
By (i) and (ii), (iii), (iv)

31 9A
A A 9
2

9A2 33A + 18 = 0
9A2 27A 6A + 18 = 0
3A(3A 9) 2(3A 9) = 0

2
A = 3, A =
3
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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 45
if A = 3, then d = 3, R = 2 not possible as d < 1.

2 2 25
if A = , then d = , R =
3 3 2

## Terms of G.P. = A, AR, AR2

2 25 625
= 3, 3 , 6

Terms of A.P. = a, a + d, a + 2d

25 25 2 25 4
= , ,
2 2 3 2 6

25
Hence is a term of G.P.
3

25
and is a term of A.P.
2

7. In an equilateral triangle of side 3 cm, a circle is inscribed in which again an equilateral triangle is inscribed
and so on. This continues for an infinite number of times. Then

## (4) Sum of areas of all equilateral triangles (in cm2) is 3

A
3
The area of ABC = A1 = (3)2
4 P
r1 = The radius of circle C1
C1 C2
3 3 Q T2 R
33 9 3
4 4 B C
= S 3 3 3 9 2 T1

2 2
2
3
Let the area of circle C1 is B1 where B1 =
2
Again, let the side of equilateral triangle PQR = a1
Circle C1 is the circumcircle of PQR.

a1
r1 =
2 sin 60
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3 a1 3
= a1
2 3 2
2
2
2
3 3
Area of equilateral triangle PQR = A2 =
4 2

2
3 3 3 9

4 2 4 4
r2 =
S 3 3 9

2 2 4

r2 = 3
4
and so on

## Sum of areas of equilateral triangles

= A1 + A2 + A3 +

2 2
3 2 3 3
= 3 ...............upto
4 2 4

3 1 1
= 32 1 ...............
4 4 16

3 1 3 4
= 9 9 3 3 cm2
4 1 4 3
1
4

## Sum of areas of all circles

= B1 + B2 + upto

= r12 + r22 + .

2 2
3 3
= ................
2 4

1 1
= 3 ................
4 16

1
1
= 3 4 3 cm2
1 3
1
4
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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 47

10143 1
8. Let N . Then which of the following is true?
9

(1) N is prime

= 12
10 1 102 1 9

## (1011 )13 1 1011 1 10143 1 1011 1

=
1011 1 10 1 1011 1 10 1

10143 1
= N
9

= N
1013 1 10 1 9

## (3) loga(logab) (4) loga(logeb) loga(logea)

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## logx a, a x 2 , logb x are in GP

2
a x 2 logx a logb x .

ax = logba

x loga (logb a )

## Now, loga (loge a ) loga (loge b )

10. The sum of the squares of three distinct real numbers which are in GP is S2, if their sum is S, then

1 1
(1) 1 < 2 < 3 (2) 2 1 (3) 1 < < 3 (4) 1
3 3

a
Let the numbers are, , a, ar
r

Now, we have,

a2 a
2
a2 a2r 2 S 2 and a ar S
r r

1
Let, r x , x 2 as r 1
r

2
1
a 2 r 2 a 2 S 2
r

a2 [ x 2 2] a2 S 2

a2 [ x 2 1] S 2 (I)

ax + a = S
a2(x + 1)2 = 2S2 (II)
Dividing (I) by (II) we get,

x2 1 1
2

( x 1) 2

x 1 1

x 1 2

x 1 x 1 1 2 1 2
x
x 1 x 1 1 2 2 1
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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 49

1 2 1
r
r 2 1

(r 2 1)( 2 1) r ( 2 1)

( 2 1)r 2 r ( 2 1) ( 2 1) 0

D0

( 2 1)2 4( 2 1)2 0

2 2 2 2
1 2( 1) 1 2 2 0

(3 2 1)( 2 3)

1
2 3
3

2 1
But 1, , 3
3

1
2 1 , 1 2 3
3

3 2
11. The equation (logx 10) (logx 10) 6 logx 10 = 0 is satisfied by a value of x given by

1 1
(1) 3 10 (2) (3) 10 (4) 3
10 10

Let logx 10 = y

y3 y2 6y = 0

y (y2 y 6) = 0 y (y 3) (y + 2) = 0

y = 0, y = 3, y = 2

logx 10 = 0, 3, 2

1 1
log10 x = , , (but is not defined)
3 2

1 1
log10 x = ,
3 2
1 1
x = 10 3 , 10 2

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k ( k 1)
4n 2
12. Let Sn ( 1) k 2 . Then Sn can take value(s) [JEE(Advanced) 2013]
k 1

k ( k 1)
4n 2
Sn ( 1) k2
k 1

## Sn (32 1 ) (42 22 ) (72 52 ) (82 62 ) (112 92 ) (122 102 )

...... (4n 1)2 (4n 3)2 (4n )2 (4n 2)2

## Sn = 2(1 3) 2(4 2) 2(7 5) 2(8 6) ...... 2(4n 1 4n 3) 2(4n 4n 2)

2 4n(4n 1)
Sn = 2[1 2 3 ..... 4n ]
2

## From A, 4n(4n + 1) = 1056

4n2 + n = 264
4n2 + n 264 = 0
n=8
From B, 4n(4n + 1) = 1088 (Not possible)
From C, 4n(4n + 1) = 1120 (Not possible)
From D, 4n(4n + 1) = 1332
n=9

SECTION - C

Comprehension-I
The ubiquitous AMGM inequality has many applications. It almost crops up in unlikely situations and the
solutions using AMGM are truly elegant. Recall that for n positive reals ai, i = 1, 2, ..., n, the AMGM
inequality tells
n

a i
n
1
n
1
n

ai

1
The special case in which the inequality turns into equality help solves many problems where at first we seem to
have not enough information to arrive at the answer.

|a||b|
1. If the equation x4 4x3 + ax2 + bx + 1 = 0 has four positive roots, then the value of is
ab
(1) 5 (2) 5 (3) 3 (4) 3
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Let the roots are x1, x2, x3, x4 and all are positive

## By the properties of roots

x1 + x2 + x3 + x4 = 4 (i)

## x1x2x3 + x1x2x4 + x2x3x4 + x3x4x1 = b (iii)

x1x2x3x4 = 1 (iv)

## Hence the roots are equal

x1 = x2 = x3 = x4 = 1 by (i)

a = 6, and b = 4

| a | | b | 6 4 10
5
ab 64 2

2. The number of ordered pairs (x, y) of real numbers satisfying the equation x8 + 6 = 8 |xy| y8 is
(1) 10 (2) 8 (3) 4 (4) 2

x 8 y 8 6 8 xy

## Here we use A.M. G.M. for x 8 , y 8 and 6.

x8 y 8 1 1 1 1 1 1
( x 8 .y 8 .1.1.1.1.1.1)1/8
8

x 8 y 2 6 8 | xy | (ii)

## By (i) and (ii) A.M. = G.M. number are equal

Hence, x 8 1 x 1

y 8 1 y 1

Hence total 4 order pairs (1, 1), (1, 1), (1, 1), (1, 1) are formed.

## 3. If a, b, c are positive integers satisfying

a b c 3
, then the value of abc 1
bc c a ab 2 abc

85 17 65
(1) Is (2) Is (3) Is (4) Cant be determined
4 4 8

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a b c 3

bc ca ab 2

## a b c 3 abc abc abc 9

1 1 1 3
bc c a ab 2 bc ca ab 2

1 1 1 9
(a b c ) (i)
a b b c c a 2

## Now let us take three numbers a + b, b + c, c + a and using A.M H.M.

(a b ) ( b c ) (c a ) 3

3 1 1 1

ab bc ca

2(a b c ) 3

3 1 1 1

ab bc ca

1 1 1 9
(a b c )
a b b c c a 2
(ii)

We find that

A.M = H.M.

## Hence numbers are equal this is possible only

when a = b = c

Let a = b = c = 2

1 1 65
Then abc 8
abc 8 8

## Hence only (3) is correct

Comprehension-II
One useful way of defining sequences is by a recursion relation. Many recurrence relations can be transformed
to some known sequences, say GP or sometimes nth term can be found by algebraic jugglery.

1. If an an1 = 1 for every positive integer greater than 1, then a1 + a2 + a3 + ....a100 equals
(1) 5000 . a1 (2) 5050 . a1 (3) 5051 . a1 (4) 5052 . a2

an an 1 = 1
a2 = 2, a3 = 3, .. an = n

## a1 + a2 + . a100 = 1 + 2 + 3 + ..100 = 5050

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2. Some chocolates are distributed between 25 children in such a way that first child gets 5 chocolates, second child
gets 7 chocolates and in general, nth child gets n chocolates more than the (n 1)th child. The total number of
chocolates distributed is
(1) 3250 (2) 2525 (3) 2750 (4) 3025
S = 5 + 7 + 10 + 14 + . Tn (i)
Again S = 5 + 7 + 10 + . Tn1 + Tn (ii)
By subtracting (ii) from (i)
O = 5 + 2 + 3 + 4 + (Tn Tn1) Tn
Tn = 5 + 2 + 3 + 4 + (Tn Tn1)
Tn = 5 + [2 + 3 + 4 + . (n 1) terms]

n 1 n2 n 8
= 5 (n 2)
2 2

## 1 1 n(n 1)(2n 1) n(n 1)

S Tn ( n 2 n 81) = 8n
2 2 6 2

At n = 25

1 25 26 51 25 26
S 8 25 3025
2 6 2

## 3. Let {an} be a sequence defined by a1 = 1

a1 + 2a2 + 3a3 + ... + (n 1)an1 = n2an, n 2
The value of a786 is

2 1 2 1
(1) (2) (3) (4)
789 393 393 1572

a1 = 1
and a1 + 2a2 + 3a3 + (n 1) an 1 = n2an (i)
using (i)
1
at n = 2, a1 = 4a2 a2 =
4
at n = 3, a1 + 2a2 = 9a3
1 1 1
1+2 = 9a3 1+ = 9a3 a3 =
4 2 6
1
Similarly a4 = , and so on.
8
1
an =
2n
1 1
a786 =
2 786 1572
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Comprehension-III
If A, G and H are respectively arithmetic, geometric and harmonic means between a and b both being unequal
and positive, then

ab
A a + b = 2A
2

G ab G2 = ab

2ab
H G2 = AH
ab
On the basis of above information answer the following questions.

4
1. If the geometric and harmonic means of two numbers are 16 and 12 , then the ratio of one number to the
5
other is
(1) 1 : 4 (2) 2 : 3 (3) 1 : 2 (4) 2 : 1

2ab 64
Since, ab 16 and
ab 5

2 256 64

ab 5

2 256 5
ab
64

a b 40 a = 8, b = 32

a:b=1:4

2. The sum of AM and GM of two positive numbers equal to the difference between the numbers. The numbers
are in the ratio
(1) 1 : 3 (2) 1 : 6 (3) 9 : 1 (4) 1 : 12

ab
Since, ab a b
2

2 ab a 3b

## 4ab = a2 6ab + 9b2

a2 10ab + 9b2 = 0

a2 9ab ab + 9b2 = 0
a(a 9b) b(a 9b) = 0
(a b) (a 9b) = 0
a = 9b a : b = 9 : 1
(as a b)
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3. The numbers whose A.M. and G.M. are A and G is

2 2
(1) A ( A2 G 2 ) (2) A A2 G 2 (3) A A2 G 2 (4) A A G
2
Let two numbers be a and b

ab
AM A
2

and, GM ab G

## Now, (a b)2 = (a + b)2 4ab

= 4A2 4G2

= 4(A2 G2)

a b = 2 A2 G 2

Now,
a + b = 2A

2 2
a b = 2 A G

Solving, we get

a A A2 G 2

and b A A2 G 2

Comprehension-IV
While solving logarithmic equations or logarithmic inequalities care must be taken to ensure that the value of the
variable obtained do indeed satisfy the given equation. Often the solution consists in transforming the original
equation to a form which can be solved with ease. But in bargain the process of solution brings with it extrareous
solutions, because the transformations carried out are not always equivalent. In what follows one must verify that
the values of variables obtained indeed satisfy original equation or inequation.

x
1. How many solutions in real numbers does the equation 3 x 8 x 2 6 have?

(1) None (2) Exactly one (3) Exactly two (4) Infinite

x
3x
3x 8 x 2 = 6 3 x 2 x 2 2.3

3x
1
2 2
x 31 x

## Taking log on both sides with base 2,

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3x
1 (1 x)log2 3
x2

2(x 1)
= (1 x) log2 3
x2

2
x 1 = 0, log2 3
x2

2 1
x = 1, x 2, x 2 log 2
3

x 2log3 2 2

## x 2[log3 2 1] 2[log3 2 log3 3]

2 4
x 2log3 log3
3 9

x = 1, x log3 22 2

1
x = 1, x log3
36

## 2. The solution of the inequality

x log 1 ( x 2 x 1) 0
10

is given by

(1) < x < 2 (2) < x < 1 (3) 3 < x < 1 (4) 1 < x < 3

x log 1
(x2 + x + 1) > 0

10

## x log10 (x2 + x + 1) < 0

2
1 3
here x2 + x + 1 = x
> 0, for all x R
2 4

Now again

## x log10 (x2 + x + 1) < 0

here two cases arise

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## x2 + x + 1 < 1 x2 + x < 0 x(x + 1) < 0

+ +
or x (1, 0) (ii)
1 0
by (i) and (ii), we find that no value of x exists
+ +
(ii) x < 0, and log10 (x2 + x + 1) > 0
1 0
x < 0, x2 +x+1> 100

x( , 1)

## Hence option (2) is correct.

5
3. Let S be the set of all solutions x in real numbers of the equation (log5 x )2 log5 x 1 . Then
x x equals
x S

151 131
(1) 126 (2) (3) (4) 131
25 25

We have,

5
(log5 x)2 + log5x = 1
x

## (log5 x)2 + log5x 5 log5x x = 1

1 1
(log5 x)2 + log 5 x log 5 x = 1
5 x

1 1
(log5 x)2 + (1 log x ) (log 5) 1 = 1
5 x

Let log5 x = y

1 1
y2 + =1
1 y 1
1
y

1 y
y2 + =1
1 y y 1

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y2 (1 + y) + 1 y = (y + 1)
y2 + y3 + 1 y = y + 1
y3 2y + y2 = 0
y3 + y2 2y = 0
y (y2 + y 2) = 0
y (y + 2) (y 1) = 0
y = 0, y = 2, y = 1
log5 x = 0, 2, 1
x = 50, 52, 5

1
x = 1, ,5
25
1 1 151
Sum of value of x = 1 + +5=6+ =
25 25 25

Comprehension-V
Let Vr denote the sum of the first r terms of an arithmetic progression (A.P.) whose first term is r and the
common difference is (2r 1). Let Tr = Vr +1 Vr 2 and Qr = Tr +1 Tr for r = 1, 2,..... [IIT-JEE 2007]

## 1. The sum V1 + V2 + ..... + Vn is

1 1
(1) n(n 1)(3n 2 n 1) (2) n(n 1)(3n 2 n 2)
12 12

1 1
(3) n(2n 2 n 1) (4) (2n 3 2n 3)
2 3

2. Tr is always
(1) An odd number (2) An even number (3) A prime number (4) A composite number

## 3. Which one of the following is a correct statement?

(1) Q1, Q2, Q3,.... are in A.P. with common difference 5
(2) Q1, Q2, Q3,.... are in A.P. with common difference 6
(3) Q1, Q2, Q3,.... are in A.P. with common difference 11
(4) Q1 = Q2 = Q3 = ....
Solution of Comprehension-V
r
Vr turns out be (2r 2 r 1)
2
V1 = 1
V2 = 7
wrong choices can be eliminated using these two values.
Tr = (r + 1) (3r 1), obviously a composite number Qr = Tr +1
Tr = 6r + 5, which is an P with common
difference 6.

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Comprehension-VI
Let A1, G1, H1 denote the arithmetic, geometric and harmonic means, respectively, of two distinct positive
numbers. For n 2, let An 1 and Hn 1 have arithmetic, geometric and harmonic means as An, Gn, Hn
respectively. [IIT-JEE 2007]
1. Which one of the following statements is correct?
(1) G1 > G2 > G3 > ... (2) G1 < G2 < G3 < ...
(3) G1 = G2 = G3 = ... (4) G1 < G3 < G5 < ... and G2 > G4 > G6 > ...

## 2. Which one of the following statements is correct?

(1) A1 > A2 > A3 > ... (2) A1 < A2 < A3 < ...
(3) A1 > A3 > A5 > ... and A2 < A4 < A6 < ... (4) A1 < A3 < A5 < ... and A2 > A4 > A6 > ...

## 3. Which one of the following statements is correct?

(1) H1 > H2 > H3 > ... (2) H1 < H2 < H3 < ...
(3) H1 > H3 > H5 > ... and H2 < H4 < H6 < ... (4) H1 < H3 < H5 < ... and H2 > H4 > H6 > ...

SECTION - D

## Assertion-Reason Type Questions

1. STATEMENT-1 : If a, b, c are distinct positive reals in G.P., then loga n, logb n, logc n are in H.P., n N
and
STATEMENT-2 : The reciprocals of terms of Arithmetic progression with non-zero terms, form an H.P.
Statement 1 is false for n = 1
But statement 2 is clearly true.

2. STATEMENT-1 : The sum of reciprocals of first n terms of the series 1 1 1 1 1 .... is n2.
3 5 7 9

and
STATEMENT-2 : A sequence is said to be H.P. if the reciprocals of its terms are in A.P.
Sum of reciprocals
= 1 + 3 + 5 + upto n terms

n
=
2
1 1 (n 1) 2 n2
Hence statement 1 is true and the statement 2 is clearly true.
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3. STATEMENT-1 : For three positive unequal quantities a, b, c are in H.P., we must have a2008 + c2008 > 2b2008.
and
STATEMENT-2 : A.M. G.M. H.M. for positive numbers.
Using A.M G.M.

a2008 c 2008

2008
ac
2

But ac > b

2008
a2008 c 2008 2 ac 2b2008

Hence statement 1 is clearly true statement (2) is also true and explains statement 1.

4. STATEMENT-1 : The sum of 100 arithmetic means between two given numbers 1000 and 3016 is 200800.
and
STATEMENT-2 : The sum of n arithmetic means between two given numbers is nth power of their single A.M.

100 401600
Sum =
2
1000 3016 = 2 200800

## 5. STATEMENT-1 : If a, b, c, d are positive and distinct numbers in H.P., then a + d > b + c.

and

STATEMENT-2 : If a, b, c, d are in H.P., then .

ac bd
b, c a + d > b + c [ AM > HM]
2 2

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
, , , in AP
a b c d b a d c a d b c

Statement 1 and statement 2 both are true but statement 2 is not correct reason for statement 1

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n1
6. STATEMENT-1 : For n N, n > 1, 2n > 1 + n, 2 2 .
and
STATEMENT-2 : A.M. of distinct positive number is greater than G.M.
Statement 2 is obviously true

1 2 22 ...... 2n 1

1n
1,2,22.......2n 1 [AM > GM]
n

1n
n( n 1) n 1
n
2 1 n 2 2 n.2 2

n 1
2n 1 n.2 2

7. STATEMENT-1 : The sum of n terms of two arithmetic progressions are in A.P. in the ratio (7n + 1) : (4n + 17),
then the ratio of their nth terms is 7 : 4.
and

## STATEMENT-2 : If Sn = ax2 + bx + c, then Tn = Sn Sn 1.

Sn 7n 1 n(7n 1)

Sn ' 4n 17 n(4n 17)

## Sn (7n 2 n ) Sn ' (4n 2 17n )

Tn Sn Sn 1 7(2n 1) 1 14n 6

Tn ' Sn ' S 'n 1 4(2n 1) 17 8n 13

8. STATEMENT-1 : If the angle of a convex polygon are in A.P. 120, 125, 130....., then it has 16 sides.
and

## Let n be the number of sides

n
[240 (n 1)5] (n 2)180 n2 25n + 144 = 0
2

## n = 9, 16 Largest angle 120 + 15 5 = 195 > 180

Which is not possible in a convex polygon
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## 9. STATEMENT-1 : If the infinite A.G.P. 1, 3 , 2, x ..... has a finite sum, then x = 2.

and
STATEMENT-2 : The infinite A.G.P. a, (a + d)r, (a + 2d)r2 ........ has a finite sum only if |r| < 1.

3 (1 d )r , 2 (1 2d )r 2

2 3 2
1 2
r r

r 2 2 3r 2 0 r 3 1 Taking

3 3 3 1
r 3 1, d 1 d 1
r 3 1 2

3 5 3 3
x (1 3d )r 3 1 ( 3 1) ( 3 1)3 ( 3 1)(4 2 3 )
2 2

## (5 3 3)( 3 1)(2 3) (3 3 5)(3 3 5) 27 25 2

10. STATEMENT-1 : If ax = by = cz; where x, y, z are unequal positive numbers and a, b, c are in G.P., then
x3 + z3 > 2y3.
and
STATEMENT-2 : If a, b, c are in H.P. a3 + c3 2b3, where a, b, c are positive real numbers.

Given ax = by = cz = k a k1 x , b k1 y , c k1 z

b c
a, b, c are in GP k 1 y 1 x k 1 z 1 y
a b

2 1 1
Hence x, y, z are in H.P.
y x z

y is H.M. of x and z xz y

x 3 z3
( xz )3 y 3 x3 + z3 > 2y3
2

## log a log b log c

11. Let
bc c a ab

STATEMENT-1 : a a b b c c = 1.
and
STATEMENT-2 : ab + cbc + ac a + b = 1.

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## log a log b log c

= = = K (Let)
bc ca ab

log a = K (b c)
log b = K (c a)
log c = K (a b)
Also, a, b, c > 0
Statement-1 :
Let y = aa bb cc
log y = a log a + b log b + c log c
= aK (b c) + b . K (c a) + c . K (a b) = 0
y = 1, hence statement 1 is true.
Statement-2 :
Let y = ab + c . bc + a . ca + b
log y = (b + c) log a + (c + a) log b + (a + b) log c
= (b + c) . K (b c) + (c + a) K . (c a) + (a + b) K. (a b)
= K [b2 c2 + c2 a2 + a2 b2] = 0
y=1
Hence statement-2 is also true and explains statement-1.

## 12. STATEMENT-1 : log416 is a rational number.

and
STATEMENT-2 : log23 is an irrational number.
log4 16 = log4 42 = 2 log4 4 = 2, a rational number but log2 3 is an irrational number.
Because we may prove this by following method.

p
Let log2 3 is a rational number , where p and q are integers and q 0.
q

p p
log2 3 = 3 = q 3q = 2p, which is not possible for integers p and q, hence log2 3 is not a rational
q 2

## 13. STATEMENT-1: Number of solution of log|x| = ex is two.

and
STATEMENT-2: If log303 = a, log305 = b than log308 = 3(1 a b).

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ex = log|x| has only one solution

y = ex
y

y = log|x|

14. Suppose four distinct positive numbers a1, a2, a3, a4 are in G.P. Let b1 = a1, b2 = b1 + a2, b3 = b2 + a3 and
b4 = b3 + a4. [IIT-JEE 2008]
STATEMENT-1 : The numbers b1, b2, b3, b4 are neither in A.P. nor in G.P.
and
STATEMENT-2 : The numbers b1, b2, b3, b4 are in H.P.
Let a1 = 1, a2 = 2, a3 = 4, a4 = 8
b1 = 1, b2 = 3, b3 = 7, b4 = 15
Clearly, b1, b2, b3, b4 are not in HP.
Statement-2 is false.

SECTION - E

## Matrix-Match Type Questions

1. Match the following
Column-I Column-II

1 1 1
(A) If , , are in H.P., then (p) logax, logbx, logcx are in H.P.
a b c
(Assume that log functions are defined)

b b b
(B) If a, b, c are in A.P., then (q) a , ,c are in A.P.
2 2 2

c a b
(C) If a, b, c are in G.P., then (r) , , are in A.P.
a b c

ab ac bc ba ca cb
(D) If sum of roots of the quadratic ax2 + bx + c = 0 (s) , , are in A.P.
bc ca ab
(abc 0) equals to the sum of squares of their
reciprocals then

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Sol. Answer A(q, s), B(q, s), C(p), D(r)

1 1 1
(A) If , , are in H.P.
a b c
a, b, c are in A.P.

b
Subtract from each term
2

b b b
a , ,c are in A.P.
2 2 2
(B) a, b, c are in A.P.
Divide each term by abc

1 1 1
, , are in A.P.
bc ca ab
multiply each term by (ab + bc + ca)

ab bc ca ab bc ca ab bc ca
, , are in A.P.
bc ca ab

ab ac bc ab bc ca
1, 1, 1 are in A.P.
bc ca ab

ab ac bc ab ca ca
, , are in A.P.
bc ca ab
(C) If a, b, c are in G.P.
then log a, log b, log c are in A.P.

1 1 1
or , , are in H.P.
log a log b log c

## log x log x log x

, , are in H.P.
log a log b log c

## loga x, logb x, logc x are in A.P.

1 1
(D) 2
2 , where , are the roots

2 2

()2

( )2 2
( )
()2

b2 c
2
b a2 a
a 2
c
a

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b 2 2ac
b a2 b 2 2ac
a
c2 c2
2
a

2a 2c b 2a bc 2

a b c
2
b c a

c a b
, , are in A.P.
a b c

## 2. Match the equations with their solutions

Column-I (Equations) Column-II (Solutions)

1 1
(A) x ... to 2 (p) 72
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 2 . 3 . 4 . 5

1 2 3
(B) x ... to 20 (q) 80
1 . 3 1 . 3 . 5 1 . 3 . 5 . 7

3 4 5
(C) x ... to 58 (r) 36
1 . 2 . 4 2 . 3 . 5 3 . 4 . 6

2 1 3 1 4 1
(D) x 2 . 3 ... to 20 (s) 40
1.3 3 3.5 3 5 .7 3

## Sol. Answer A(r), B(s), C(p), D(q)

1 1
(A) x .... 2
1.2.3.4 2.3.4.5

x 1 1 1 1
3 1.2.3 2.3.4 2.3.4 3.4.5 .... 2

x 1
2
3 1.2.3

x 18 2 36

1 2 3
(B) x .... 20
1.3 1.3.5 1.3.5.7

x 2 4 6
.... 20
2 1.3 1.3.5 1.3.5.7

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x 1 1 1 1 1
1 .... 20
2 1.3 1.3 1.3.5 1.3.5 1.3.5.7

x
(1) 20
2

x = 40

(n 2) (n 2)2
(C) Tn
n(n 1)(n 3) n(n 1)(n 2)(n 3)

n(n 1) 3n 4
=
n(n 1)(n 2)(n 3)

1 3 4
=
(n 2)(n 3) (n 1)(n 2)(n 3) n(n 1)(n 2)(n 3)

1 3 4
Hence, Sn K [Using the properties of series]
n 3 2(n 2)(n 3) 3(n 1)(n 2)(n 3)

29
At n = 1, k =
36

29 1 3 4
Sn
36 n 3 2(n 2)(n 3) 3(n 1)(n 2)(n 3)

29
S
36

29
x 58
36

x 72

n 1 1
(D) Tn .
(2n 1)(2n 1) 3n

3 1 1 1
= 4 . (2n 1) 4(2n 1) n
3

1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
= . n = . n 1 . n
4 2n 1 2n 1 3 4 2n 1 3 (2n 1) 3

1 1
Sn [1 0]
4 4

x
20 x = 80
4

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## 3. Match the series with their sum

Column-I Column-II
(A) 1.2.3.4 + 2.3.4.5 + ... + n(n + 1)(n + 2)(n + 3) + ... to 11 terms (p) 10385

13 13 23 13 23 ... n 3
(B) ... ... to 16 terms (q) 37820
1 1 3 1 3 ... (2n 1)

## (C) 1.3 + 2.4 + ... + n(n + 2) + ... to 30 terms (r) 446

n(n 1)
(D) 1 + 3 + ... + + ... to 60 terms (s) 72072
2

## Sol. Answer A(s), B(r), C(p), D(q)

(A) Tn = n(n + 1) (n + 2) (n + 3)

## n(n 1)(n 2)(n 3)(n 4)

Sn C
5

At n = 1

1 2 3 4 5
1.2.3.4 C
5

C=0

11 12 13 14 15
S11 72072
5

13 23 ...............n 3
(B) Tn =
1 3 5 ...............(2n 1)

2
n(n 1)

2 1
= 2
(n 1)2
n 4

1
Tn =
4
n 12

1 2
S16 = 2 32 42 ...............172
4

=
1 2
4

1 22 ...............172 1

1 17 18 35
1
4
=
6

1 1784
=
4
1785 1 4 446
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(C) Tn = n(n + 2) = n2 + 2n
Sn = n2 + 2n

n(n 1)(2n 1)
Sn = n(n 1)
6

30 31 61
S30 = 30 31
6

= 5 31 61 + 30 31
= 10385

(D) Tn =
n(n 1) 1 2
2

n n)
2

1 2
Sn = n n
2

2 2
Sn =
6

n n 1 n 2

6

60 61 62
S60
6

37820

## 4. Match the following entries of column I with those of column II.

Column I Column II

2
(A) If the roots of the equation x3 9x2 + 23x 15 = 0 (p) C1 2P0

are in AP, is

## (C) If a, b, c are in AP, then the straight line (r) 1

ax + by + c = 0 will always passed through a fixed
point whose ordinate and abscissae are

(D) An infinite G.P. has the first term x and sum 5, then (s) 2
x may be

(t) 2

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## Sol. Answer A(p, s, t), B(p, s), C(r, t), D(p, q, r, s)

(A) The roots of the given equation are 1, 3, 5
Hence, common difference is = 2
(B) Obviously, for x = 2, [x], sgn x and {x}
Will be in A.P.
Hence there are two values of x.
(C) Since, a, b, c are in A.P.
2b = a + c, then straight line ax + by + c = 0 will pass through (1, 2) because it satisfy the
condition a 2b + c = 0 or 2b = a + c
(D) We have, sum of infinite G.P

a
, | r | 1
S 1 r
, | r | 1

x
S S
1 r

x
1 r
5

5x
r exists only when |r| < 1
5

5x
1 1
5

5<5x<5
10 < x < 0
0 < x < 10

## 5. Match the following entries of column I with those of column II

Column I Column II
(A) Let, S1, S2, .... be squares such that for each (p) 2
n 1, the length of a side of Sn equals the length
of a diagonal of Sn + 1. If the length of a side of S1
is 10 cm. The value of n for which area of Sn is less
than 1 sq.cm is

2 12
(B) If the first two terms of a HP are and (q) 4
5 13
respectively. If the largest term is T, then [T] is less
than or equal to
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1 1
log2.5 ......
3 32
(C) The value of (0.16) is less than or (r) 6

equal to
1 1
(D) If 3 (3 d ) (3 2d ) ..... , then d is greater (s) 8
4 42
than or equal to
(t) 9
Sol. Answer A(s, t), B(p, q, r, s, t), C(q, r, s, t), D(p, q, r, s, t)
(A) We have,
Length of side of Sn = Length of diagonal of Sn + 1
= 2 (Length of side of Sn + 1)
Length of side of Sn
2 for all n 1
Length of side of Sn 1

1
Sides of S1, S2, , Sn form a GP with common ratio and first term 10
2
n 1
1 10
S 10 n 1
Side of n 2
2 2

100
Area of Sn n 1
2
Now, Sn < 1

100
1 2n 1 > 100
2n 1
n8
1 1
(C) Let, S .......
3 32
1
3 1

1 2
1
3
1
log2.5
Let y (.16) 2

1
y 0.4 0.4 1 2
2log

## 0.4 log 0.4 4 4

1
d
3 4
8 a dr
(D) 1 1 [using S 1 r
2
1 ]
4 1 4 (1 r )2

d=9
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SECTION - F

1. If H.M. of two numbers is 4, then A.M. 'A' and G.M. 'G' satisfy the relation 2A + G2 = 27, then modulus of
difference of these two numbers is
Let that numbers be a, b

2ab
Then 4
ab

ab
A , G ab
2

a b

2
2 ab 27
2

a + b + ab = 27

a + b + 2(a + b) = 27

a + b = 9, ab = 18

## (a b)2 = (a + b)2 9ab = 81 72

ab=9

ab=3

When a b = 3 when a b = 3

a + b = 9 , a = 3, b = 6

a = 6, b = 3

|a b| = 3

2. Let a1, a2, ......a10 be in AP and n1, n2, ......n10 be in HP, if a1 = n1 = 2 and a10 = n10 = 3 then a4a7 is ____
Let d the common difference of the AP, then

1
a10 = 3 a1 + 9d = 3 2 + 9d = 3 d
9

1 1 7
a4 = a1 + 3d 3 3. 2
9 3 3

1 1 1
Let D be the common difference of n , n ,...... n
1 2 10

1 1
Then n n 9D
10 1

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1 1
9D
3 2

1 1 1
9D D
3 2 54

1 1
6D
n7 n1

1 1 1 1
6.
2 54 2 9

92 7

18 18

7 18
a4 .a7 6
3 7

3. If an be the nth term of an AP and if a7 = 15, then the value of the common difference that would make a2a7a12
greatest is ________.

## The value of a2 a7 a12 will be greatest when d = 0

4. If a, b, c, d are in GP, then the value of (a c)2 + (b c)2 + (b d)2 (a d)2 is ________.

## = a2(1 r)2 (0) = 0

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5. If the mth term of a HP be n and the nth term be m, then the (mn)th term is ________.

Let a be the first term and d be the common difference of the corresponding A.P., then

1 1
n = mth term a (m 1)d
a (m 1)d n

1
Similarly a (n 1)d
m

1 1
Solving above two equation we get, a ,d
mn mn

## So, (mn)th term of the H.P.

1
th
(mn ) term of corresponding A.P.

1

1 1
(mn 1).
mn mn

1 1
1
1 1 1
1
mn mn

1 + logx
6. The number of solution of x = 10x is ________.

## (1 + logx)logx = (1 + logx); x > 0

(1 + logx)(logx 1) = 0

logx = 1, 1

1
x = 10,
10

Number of solution 2

k 1
7. Let Sk, k = 1, 2,.....100, denote the sum of the infinite geometric series whose first term is and the
k!

1 1002 100 2
common ratio is . Then the value of (k 3k 1)Sk is [IIT-JEE 2010]
k 100! k 1

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We have,

k 1
Sk k ! 1
1 ( k 1)!
1
k

## Now, (k 2 3k 1)Sk {(k 2)(k 1) 1} 1

(k 1)!

1 1

(k 3)! (k 1)!

100
1 1
| (k 2 3k 1)Sk | 1 1 2 99! 98!
k 1

1002
4
100!

1002 100 2
| (k 3k 1)Sk | 4
100! k 1

8. Let a1, a2, a3,......, a11 be real numbers satisfying a1 = 15, 27 2a2 > 0 and ak = 2ak 1 ak 2 for k = 3,

## a12 a22 .... a11

2
a a .... a11
4, ...., 11. If 90, then the value of 1 2 is equal to [IIT-JEE 2010]
11 11

p
9. Let a1, a2, a3, ..., a100 be an arithmetic progression with a1 = 3 and Sp a , 1 p 100 . For any integer
i 1
i

Sm
n with 1 n 20, let m = 5n. If does not depend on n, then a2 is [IIT-JEE 2011]
Sn

We have,

## By the given condition,

Sm m 6 (m 1) d
k , which is independent of m and n
Sn n 6 (n 1) d

## 5(6 + (m 1)d) = k(6 + (n 1)d)

30 + 25nd 5d = 6k + nkd kd

which is independent of n

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## Hence, on comparing the coefficients of like terms, we get

k = 25

30 5d = 150 25d

20d = 120

d=6

a2 = 9

10. The minimum value of the sum of real numbers a5, a4, 3a3, 1, a8 and a10 with a > 0 is [IIT-JEE 2011]

For a > 0,

a 5 a 4 3a 3 1 a8 a10 8 5 4 9
a a a 1 a8 a10
8

a5 + a4 + 3a3 + 1 + a8 + a10 8

## min(a5 + a4 + 3a3 + 1 + a8 + a10) = 8

11. A pack contains n cards numbered from 1 to n. Two consecutive numbered cards are removed from the pack
and the sum of the numbers on the remaining cards is 1224. If the smaller of the numbers on the removed
cards is k, then k 20 = [JEE(Advanced) 2013]

n(n 1)
1224
2

n > 49

For n = 50

n(n 1)
1275
2

## So, k + (k + 1) = 1275 1224 = 51

k = 25

k 20 = 5

b
12. Let a, b, c be positive integers such that is an integer. If a, b, c are in geometric progression and the
a

a 2 a 14
arithmetic mean of a, b, c is b + 2, then the value of is [JEE(Advanced) 2014]
a 1

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a, ar, ar2, 0 > 1 r is integer

abc
b2
3

a + ar + ar2 = 3(ar + 2)

a + ar + ar2 = 3ar + 6

ar2 2ar + a 6 = 0

a(r 1)2 = 6

a = 6, r = 2

a2 a 14 62 6 14 28
So = 4
a 1 61 7

13. Suppose that all the terms of an arithmetic progression (A.P.) are natural numbers. If the ratio of the sum of
the first seven terms to the sum of the first eleven terms is 6 : 11 and the seventh term lies in between 130
and 140, then the common difference of this A.P. is [JEE(Advanced) 2015]
7
[2a 6d ] 6
2
11 11
[2a 10d ]
2

a 3d 6

a 5d 7

a = 9d

## 130 < 15d < 140

d=9

SECTION - G
Multiple True-False Type Questions

4 4
1. STATEMENT-1 : If x is positive, then least value of x12 is 9.
x2 x
STATEMENT-2 : If a2 + b2 + c2 = 4, x2 + y2 + z2 = 9 then maximum value of ax + by + cz is 6.

## STATEMENT-3 : 2 3 4 +....... upto = 4.

2 2 23
(1) F T F (2) T T F (3) T T T (4) F F T
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Statement-1 :
By A.M. G.M.

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
x12 2 2 2 2 1 1
x x x x x x x x 9 12
x x8 x4
9

4 4
x12
x2 x 9 1
9

4 4
x12 9
x2 x

Statement-2 :

2 2 2 2 2

As, a b c x y z
2

ax by cz 2 0

ax by cz 2 36
ax by cz 6

Statement-3 :

3 4 5
S= 2
3 4 .....
2 2 2

1 3 4
S = 3 4 .....
2 2 2

1 3 1 1
S S = 2 3 4 .....
2 2 2 2

S=2

3 4
Therefore 2 2
3 ..... upto = 2 + 2 = 4
2 2

Statement 3 is true

## 2. STATEMENT-1 : If a, b, c are in A.P., b, c, a are in G.P. then c, a, b are in H.P.

STATEMENT-2 : If a1, a2, a3,.....a100 are in A.P. and a3 + a98 = 50 then a1 + a2 + a3 +....+ a100 = 2500.

a1 a2 a3 ........ an
a1 . a2 .......an .
1/ n
STATEMENT-3 : If a1, a2,.....,an R then
n

## (1) F T F (2) T T F (3) T T T (4) F F T

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Statement-1:
ac
b (i)
2

c ab (ii)

We have to prove

2bc
a from (1) & (2) we get
bc

a = c required result

Statement1 is true.

Statement-2:

a3 a98 50

## = (a1 a 100 ) (a2 a 99 ) (a3 a 98 ) ....50 terms

50 50 2500

Statement2 is true.

Statement-3:

If a1, a2 ,...., am 0

## 3. STATEMENT-1 : 12 22 + 32 ........ to 21 terms is 231

STATEMENT-2 : 13 23 + 33 43 ........ to 15 terms is 1856
STATEMENT-3 : 12 + 32 + 52 ........ to 8 terms is 689
(1) T T F (2) T F F (3) T F T (4) T T T
Statement-1:

## (12 22) + (32 42).(192 202) + 212

= (1 2) (1 +2) + (3 4) (3 + 4) + .

Statement-2 :

## 13+ 23 + 33 ++ 153 2 (23 + 43 .+ 143)

2 2
15 16 7 8
= 16(13 23 ..... 73 ) 1202 16
2 2

## = 1202 1122 = 1856

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Statement-3 :
12+ 22 + 32 + 152 (22 + 42 .+ 142)

15 16 31 4 7 8 15
= 4(12 22 ..... 72 ) 40 31
6 6
= 40 (31 14) = 40 17 = 680

## 4. STATEMENT-1 : If log(x + z) + log(x 2y + z) = 2log(x z) then x, y, z are in H.P.

ax ay az
STATEMENT-2 : If p, q, r in AP and , then x, y, z are in A.P.
px qy rz

ab bc 1
STATEMENT-3 : If , b, are in A.P. then a, , c are in H.P.
1 ab 1 bc b

## (1) T T F (2) T F F (3) T F T (4) T T T

Statement-1 :
log (x + z) + log (x 2y + z) = 2 log (x z)

(x + z) (x 2y + z) = (x z)2

## (x + z)2 (x z)2 = 2y(x + z)

4xz = 2y(x + z)

2xz
y
xz

Statement-2 :

ax ay az
k (ay )
px qy rz

ax ay az
p ,q ,r
kx ky kz

ax ay az
, , are in A.P.
x y z

a a a
1, 1, 1 are in A.P.
x y z

1 1 1
, , are in A.P.
x y z

x, y , z are in H.P.
Statement-3 :

ab bc
2b
1 ab 1 bc

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(a + b) (1 bc) + (b + c) (1 ab) = 2b(1 ab) (1 bc)

## (1 + b2) (2abc (1a + c)) = 0

1 2ac 1
, Hence a, , c are in H.P.
b ac b

5. STATEMENT-1 : If the arithmetic mean of (b c)2, (c a)2 and (a b)2 is same as the arithmetic mean of
(b + c 2a)2, (c + a 2b)2 and (a + b 2c)2 then a, b, c are equal.
STATEMENT-2 : If logx, logy, logz (x, y, z > 1) are in GP then 2x + log(bx), 3x + log(by), 4x + log(bz) are in A.P.
STATEMENT-3 : If n!, 3 n! and (n + 1)! are in G.P. then n!, 5 n! and (n + 1)! are in A.P.
(1) T T F (2) T F F (3) T F T (4) T T T
Statement-1 :

(b c )2 (a b )2 (c a )2 (b c 2a )2 (c a 2b )2 (a b 2c )2

3 3

(b c 2a )2 (b c )2 (c a 2b )2 (a b )2 (a b 2c )2 (c a )2 0

a=b=c
Statement-2 :
If log x, log y, log z are in A.P.
log (bx), log (by), log (bz) are in A.P.
Statement-3 :
n!; 3 n! and n + 1! are in G.P.

9(n!)2 = n! (n + 1)!
n+1=9
n = 8
n! = 8!
5 n! = 5 8!; n + 1! = 9!
9! + 8! = 5 9! Hence n!, 5 n! and n + 1! are in A.P

SECTION - H
Aakash Challengers Questions

1 2 4
1. The sum of n terms of the series ............ is
2
1 x 1 x 1 x 4

1 k 1 k 1 k 1 k
(1) , k 2n (2) , k 2n (3) , k 2n (4) , k 2n
k
x 1 x 1 k
x 1 x 1 x 1 x k 1 x 1 x 1
k

1
After adding and subtracting it from given series, we get
x 1

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1 1 1 2 4
S 2
............
x 1 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x4

1 2 2 4
2
2
............
x 1 1 x 1 x 1 x4

1 4 4
............
x 1 1 x4 1 x4

1 K
K = 2n
x 1 xK 1

2. The first term of a sequence is 1, the second is 2 and every term is the sum of the two preceding terms.
The nth term is.

1 (1 5 )n 1 (1 5 )n 1 1 (1 5 )n 1 (1 5)n 1
(1) (2)
2n 1
5 n 1
2 5

(3) (4)
2n 1
5 n 1
2 5

## Denoting the sequence by a1, a2, .. we have

an an 1 an 2 = 0 and a1 = 1, a2 = 2

Hence, an = An + Bn

2 = A2 + B2

## 1= A + B where , are roots of

the equation x2 x 1 = 0

## eliminating A, B from these equations we have

( ) an = (2 )n 1 (2 )n 1

Now, + = 1, = 1

1
an ( n 1 n 1)
5

1
n 1
2 5

(1 5 )n 1 (1 5)n 1
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3. Sum of series 1 + 2x + 7x2 + 20x3 + ........ up to n terms when x = 1 is

1 1 1 1
(1) {4n 3 ( 3)n 1} (2) {4n 3 ( 3)n 1} (3) {4n 3 3n 1} (4) {4n 3 3n 1}
16 16 16 16

The given series is of the form

u0 + u1n + u2n2 + ..

## and let nth term satisfy the relation

un + pun 1 + qun 2 = 0

then 7 + 2p + q = 0 and 20 + 7p + 2q = 0
p = 2, q = 3

## So, we have the relation

un 2un 1 3un 2 = 0

## The roots of x2 2x 3 = 0 are 3, 1

Therefore,

un = A.3n + B( 1)n

3 1
A + B = 1, 3A B = 2 A ,B
4 4

n 1 1
Thus the nth term un 1x [3n ( 1)n 1] x n 1
4

3 1 3n x n 1 1 ( x )n
sum to n term
4 1 3x 4 1 x

1 ( n )n
lim n
n 1 1 n

## sum to n terms of the series 1 2 + 7 20 + . is

3 1 ( 3)n n 1
[4n 3 ( 3)n 1]
4 4 4 16

(n 2 1)
4. The value of (n 2) n ! is
n 1

9 9
(1) 9 e (2) e (3) e (4) 9 + e
2 2

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n2 1
Let S n 2 n !
n 1

(n 2 1)(n 1)
(n 2)!
n 1

Now, (n2 + 1) (n + 1)

= n3 + n2 + n + 1

## = a + b(n + 2) + c(n + 2)(n + 1) + d(n + 2)(n + 1)(n)

a = 5, b = 5, c = 2 , d = 1

1 1 1 1
Thus, S 5 (n 2)! 5 n 1! 2 n ! ( n 1)!
n 1 n 1

5
S 5 e 5(e 2) 2(e 1) e
2

25
5e 5e 2e e 10 2
2

9
e
2

5. The numbers x1, x2, x3 ...... form an infinite decreasing G.P. If x = 1, then the common ratio of the progression
for which the expression 6x5 16x4 3x3 + 12x2 is maximum, is

1 2 3 1
(1) (2) (3) (4)
3 3 4 2

## Let r be the common ratio then x2 = r, x3 = r2

Also as G.P. is infinite and decreasing,
1 < r < 1, r > 0 so, 0 < r < 1 (i)

## f (r) = 24r3 48r2 6r + 12

= 6[4r3 8r2 r + 2]
= 6 (2r 1) (2r + 1) (r 2)

1 1
f (r) = 0 gives r , ,2
2 2

1
Within the domain specified by (I) r is the only admissible value r.
2
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## f (r) = 6[12r2 16r 11]

1
f '' 6[3 8 1] 0
2

1
So f (r) is maximum at r
2

1
Hence required common ratio
2

n 1 n 1
6. If total number of runs scored in n matches is (2 n 2) where n 1, and the runs scored in the
4
kth match is given by k.2n + 1 k, where 1 k n, n is
(1) 8 (2) 9 (3) 7 (4) 6

n
Sn K 2n 1k 2n 1 K 2k
k 1

1 n
2n 2 1 n n 1 2n 2 4 2n
2 2

8 n 1
2n 2 2n 4 (2 n 2) (i)
4

n 1 n 1
But Sn (2 2 n) (ii)
4

## From (i) and (ii) n + 1 = 8 n = 7

n2 n 1
7. The sum Sn where Tn ( 1)n is
n!

## ( 1)n ( 1)n ( 1)n ( 1)n ( 1)n 1 ( 1)n 1 ( 1)n ( 1)n 1

(1) (2) 1 (3) (4) 1
n 1! n 1! n ! n 1! n 1! (n 1)! n ! (n 1)!

r2 r 1 r
( 1)r
1 1

Tr ( 1)r
r! r 1! ( r 1)! r !

## ( 1)r ( 1)r ( 1)r ( 1)r

r ! r 1! r 1! (r 2)!

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## n ( 1)r ( 1)r 1 ( 1)r 1 ( 1)r 2

Sn r ! (r 1)! (r 1)! r 2!

r 1

( 1)n ( 1)n 1
1
n ! (n 1)!

8. Find a three digit number if its digits form a geometric progression and the digits of the number which is
smaller by 400 form an A.P. is
(1) 139 (2) 248 (3) 842 (4) 931

Let the digits be a, ar, ar2, then the number is 100a + 10ar + ar2

## 100(a 4), ar, ar2 are in A.P.

2ar = ar2 + (a 4)

4
a(1 r)2 = 4 (1 r )2
a

4 2
1 r is a rational number so is rational
a a

Since a > 4, a = 9

2 1
Hence 1 r r
3 3

## So digits 9, 3, 1. Hence the number 931

9. Let Sn, n = 1, 2, 3... be the sum of infinite geometric series whose first term is n and the common ratio is

## 1 S S S2Sn 1 S3Sn 2 ...... Sn S1

. Then lim 1 n is
n 1 n S12 S22 ...... Sn2

1 3 1
(1) (2) (3) 1 (4)
2 4 2

n
Sn Sn n 1
1
1
n 1

## = 2. (n + 1) + 3.n + 4.(n 1) + (n + 1)2

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n
n
(r 1)(n r 2) 6 (n 2 9n 14)
r 1

(n 1)(n 2)(n 3)
1
6

n(2n 2 9n 13)

6

## S1Sn S2Sn 1........SnS1 n 2 9n 14 1

lim 2 2 2
lim 2

n S S ......... S
1 2 n
n 2n 9n 13 2

10. Let x, y (0, 1) such that there exists a positive number a( 1) satisfying logxa + logya = 4logxya.

y

x x
Then the value of is.....
y

## log a log a 4 log a

=
log x log y log xy

1 1 4
=
log x log y log x log y

log x log y 4
=
(log x ) . (log y ) (log x log y )

## (log x + log y)2 = 4 log x . log y

(log x log y)2 = 0

x
log x = log y x = y =1
y

y
x x
= (1)1 = 1
y

3 5
x 1 x 1 x 2 1 1 2
11. Let a 5 2
and b x x 3 x 5 x 7 x 9 than
1 x2 3 1 x2 1 x 3 5 7 9

## (1) a = 2b (2) a = b (3) 2a = b (4) 2a = 3b

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88 Sequences and Series Solution of Assignment (Set-2)

x
1 1 1 x 2 1 1 x x2
a log log
2 1 x 2 1 x x2
1 x 2

x3 x5 x 9 x15
b x x 3
3 5 3 5

1 1 x 1 1 x3
log log
2 1 x 2 1 x 3

1 1 x x2
log
2 1 x x2

Hence a = b

1 1 3 1 3 5 2
12. x x
1! 2! 3!
x x x x
(1) e (1 + x) (2) e (1 x) (3) xe (4) e (x + 2)

Tn
n 2 n 1
x
n2
x n 1
n 1 1 x n 1
n! n n 1 ! n 1!

1 1 n 1 x n 1 x n 1
x Tn
n 2 ! n 1 ! n 2! n 1!

S = T1 + T2 + T3 +

x x2 x x2
S x 1 1
1! 2! 1! 2!

= xex + ex = ex(x + 1)

13. Let 2048 arithmetic means be inserted between 222 1 and 222 + 1. Suppose the sum of these arithmetic

S
means is S. Then is ...
2 23

## Sol. Sum of n, A.M.s is n times the single A.M.

2048[222 1 222 1]
S=
2

## S = 1024 [2.222] = 1024.223

S
1024
223
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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 89

26 2 26 2 36 2 99 6 2 100 6
14. Let S ... . Then 3S equals.
100 99 98 2 4
4 4 4 4

1 1 1 1 2 3 100
Sol. S = 2 100 99 .......... 6 100 99 98 ..........
4 4 4 4 4 4 4

S 2S1 6S2

1 1 1 1 2 3 100
Where S1 100
99
... and S2 100 99 98 ...
4 4 4 4 4 4 4

1 1 1
S1 = 100
99
..........
4 4 4

1 1 1
= 2 .......... 100
4 4 4

100
1 1
1
4 4 1 1
100
= 1
1 3 4
1
4

1 2 3 100
S1 = ............... (i)
4100 499 498 4

1 2 99
S2 4 = ............... 100 (ii)
499 498 4

Subtracting

1 1 1
S2 4S2 = 100
99
............... 100
4 4 4

1 1 1 1
3S2 = 2 3 ............... 100 100
4 4 4 4

100
1 1
1
4 4
3S2 = 100
1
1
4

100
1 1
3S2 = 3 1 4 100

100
1 1
3S2 = 100
1
3 4

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Now,
S = 2S1 + 6S2

1 1 100 1 1 100
2
= 3 1 2 1 200
4 3 4

S = 200
3S = 600

16
n4
15. The sum of 2
1
is
n 1 4n

n4 16n 4 1 1 1 1
Sol. tn (4n 2 1)
4n 2 1 16(4n 2 1) 16 16(4 2 1)
n

1 1 1 1
(4n 2 1)
16 32 2n 1 2n 1

16
1 4 16 17 33 1 1 1 12376
tn 16 6
16
32
1 375
33 33

33
n 1

16. Four different integers form an increasing AP. One of these numbers equal to the sum of squares of the other
three numbers. Find the numbers.
Sol. Let the numbers be a d, a, a + d, a + 2d

1
d 2 4 8(3a 2 a )
4

1
1 1 2a 6a 2
2

## Now 6a2 2a 1 < 0

2
1 1 1
a 0
6 36 6

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Solution of Assignment (Set-2) Sequences and Series 91

2 2
1 7
Or, a
6 6

7 1 7
a since a is integer,
6 6 6

## a = 0, then 1 + 2a 6a2 = 1 which is a perfect square

1
then d (1 1) 1 or 0 since d > 0 d = 1
2

## Hence the number 1, 0, 1, 2

n
r4
r 1
17. n is equal to
r2
r 1

n
Where stands for
x 1

## 10n 2 (n 1)2 10n(n 1)(2n 1) 5n(n 1)

( x 1)1 5x 4 n
4 6 2

5 2 5
5x 4 n 5 5n 4 10n 3 10n 2 5n n (n 1)2 n(n 1)(2n 1)
2 3

5n(n 1)
n
2

n(n 1)
(6n 3 9n 2 n 1)
6

## n(n 1)(2n 1)(3n 2 3n 1)

6

x 4 3n(n 1) 1

x 2 5

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2 3 n
3 3 3 3
18. an ........ ( 1)n and bn = 1 an, then find the last natural number n0 such that
4 4 4 4
bn > an n n0.
n
3 3
1
3 3
2
3
3
3
n 4 4
Sol. an ........ ( 1)n
4 4 4 4 3
1
4

n
3 3
1 Since b = 1 a and b > a n n
7 4 n n n n 0

n
6 3
1
1
7 4

## ( 3)n+1 < 22n 1

When n is even, inequality is held n N and, for n is odd, inequality is held, when n 7

19. If a, b, c are in AP and b, c, a are in GP, then show that c, a, b are in H.P. Find a : b : c
Sol. a + c = 2b (i)

ab = c2 (ii)

2bc c (a c )
by the (i)
bc bc

ca ab
a by (ii)
bc

c, a , b are in H.P.
Eliminating of a from (i) and (ii) gives

b(2b c) = c2

c2 + bc 2b2 = 0
(c b) (c + 2b) = 0

c
2 (b c ) (iii)
b
a = 2b c by (i)

a c
2 4
b b
a:b:c=4:1:2

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