# 10th Maths Chapter 2. Numbers And Sequences Exercise 2.5

10th Standard Maths Chapter 2 Exercise 2.5 Numbers And Sequences Guide Book Back Answers Solutions. TN 10th SSLC Samacheer Kalvi Guide. 10th All Subject Guide – Click Here. Class 1 to 12 All Subject Book Back Answers – Click Here.

### 1. Check whether the following sequences are in A.P.

- (i) a – 3, a – 5, a – 7, ………
- (ii) 12,13,14,14, ………..
- (iii) 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, ………
- (iv) −13,0,13,23,………..
- (v) 1,-1, 1,-1, 1,-1,…

**Solution:
**To prove it is an A.P, we have to show d = t2 – t1 = t3 – t2.

(i) a – 3, a – 5, a – 7………

t1,t2,t3

d = t2 – t1 = a – 5 – (a – 3) = a – 5 – a + 3 = -2

∴ d = -2 ∴ It is an A.P.

d = t3 – t2 = a – 7 – (a – 5) = a – 7 – a + 5 = -2

(v) 1,-1, 1,-1, 1,-1,…

d = t2 – t1 = -1 -1 = -2

d = t3 – t2 = 1 – (-1) = 2

-2 ≠ 2 ∴ It is not an A.P.

### 2. First term a and common difference d is given below. Find the corresponding A.P.

(i) a = 5, d = 6

(ii) a = 7, d = 5

(iii) a = 34, d = 12

**Solution:**

(i) a = 5, d = 6

A.P a, a + d, a + 2d, ………

= 5, 5 + 6, 5 + 2 × 6, ………

= 5, 11, 17,…

(ii) a = 7,d = -5

A.P. = a,a + d,a + 2d,…

= 7,7 + (-5), 7 + 2(-5), ……….

= 7, 2, -3, …….,…

(iii) a = 34, d = 12

### 3. Find the first term and common difference of the Arithmetic Progressions whose nth terms are given below

**(i) tn = -3 + 2n
**

**Answer:**

tn = -3 + 2 n

t1 = -3 + 2(1) = -3 + 2

= -1

t2 = -3 + 2(2) = -3 + 4

= 1

First term (a) = -1 and

Common difference

(d) = 1 – (-1) = 1 + 1 = 2

**(ii) tn = 4 – 7n
**

**Answer:**

tn = 4 – 7n

t1 = 4 – 7(1)

= 4 – 7 = -3

t2 = 4 – 7(2)

= 4 – 14 = -10

First term (a) = – 3 and

Common difference (d) = 10 – (-3)

= – 10 + 3

= – 7

### 4. Find the 19th term of an A.P. -11, -15, -19, ………..

**Solution:
**A.P = -11, -15, -19, ……..

a = -11

d = t2 – t1 =-15-(-11)

= -15 + 11

= -4

n = 19

∴ tn = a + (n – 1)d

t19 = -11 + (19 – 1)(-4)

= -11 + 18 × -4

= -11 – 72

= -83

### 5. Which term of an A.P. 16, 11, 6, 1,… is -54?

**Answer:**

First term (a) = 16

Common difference (d) = 11 – 16 = -5

tn = – 54

a + (n – 1) d = -54

16 + (n – 1) (-5) = -54

54 + 21 = -54

54 + 21 = 5n

75 = 5n

n = 755 = 15

The 15th term is – 54

### 6. Find the middle term(s) of an A.P. 9, 15, 21, 27, …….,183.

**Solution:**

A.P = 9, 15, 21, 27,…, 183

No. of terms in an A.P. is

n = l−ad + 1

a = 9, l = 183, d = 15 – 9 = 6

∴ n = 183−96 + 1

= 1746 + 1

= 29 + 1 = 30

∴ No. of terms = 30. The middle must be 15th term and 16th term.

∴ t15 = a + (n – 1)d

= 9 + 14 × 6

=9 + 84

= 93

t16 = a + 15 d

= 9 + 15 × 6

= 9 + 90 = 99

∴ The middle terms are 93, 99.

### 7. If nine times the ninth term is equal to the fifteen times a fifteenth term, Show that six times twenty-fourth term is zero.

**Answer:**

tn = a + (n – 1)d

9 times 9th term = 15 times 15th term

9t9 = 15 t15

9[a + 8d] = 15[a + 14d]

9a + 72d = 15a + 210d

9a – 15a + 72 d – 210 d = 0

-6a – 138 d = 0

6a + 138 d = 0

6 [a + 23 d] = 0

6 [a + (24 – 1)d] = 0

6 t24 = 0

∴ Six times 24th terms is 0.

### 8.If 3 + k, 18 – k, 5k + 1 are in A.P. then find k.

**Solution:**

3 + k, 18 – k, 5k + 1 are in A.P

⇒ 2b = a + c if a, b, c are in A.P

### 9. Find x,y and z gave that the numbers x,

10, y, 24, z are in A.P.

**Answer:**

x, 10, y, 24, z are in A.P

t2 – t1 = 10 – x

d = 10 – x …..(1)

t3 – t2 = y – 10

d = y – 10 ……(2)

t4 – t3 = 24 – y

d = 24 – y …..(3)

t5 – t4 = z – 24

d = z – 24 …..(4)

From (2) and (3) we get

y – 10 = 24 – y

2y = 24 + 10

2y = 34

y = 17

From (1) and (2) we get

10 – x = y – 10

– x – y = -10 -10

-x -y = -20

x + y = 20

x + 17 = 20(y = 17)

x = 20 – 17 = 3

From (1) and (4) we get

z – 24 = 10 – x

z – 24 = 10 – 3 (x = 3)

z – 24 = 7

z = 7 + 24

z = 31

The value of x = 3, y = 17 and z = 31

### 10. In a theatre, there are 20 seats in the front row and 30 rows were allotted. Each successive row contains two additional seats than its front row. How many seats are there in the last row?

**Solution:**

t1 = a = 20

t2 = a + 2 = 22

t3 = a + 2 + 2 = 24 ⇒ d = 2

∴ There are 30 rows.

t30 = a + 29d

= 20 + 29 × 2

= 20 + 58

= 78

∴ There will be 78 seats in the last row.

### 11.The Sum of three consecutive terms that are in A.P. is 27 and their product is 288. Find the three terms.

**Answer:**

Let the three consecutive terms be a – d, a and a + d

By the given first condition

a – d + a + a + d = 27

3a = 27

a = 273 = 9

Again by the second condition

(a – d) (a) (a + d) = 288

a (a2 – d2) = 288

9(81 – d2) = 288 (a = 9)

81 – d2 = 2889

81 – d2 = 32

∴ d2 = 81 – 32

= 49

d = 49−−√ = ± 7

When a = 9, d = 7

a + d = 9 + 7 = 16

a = 9

a – d = 9 – 7 = 2

When a = 9, d = -7

a + d = 9 – 7 = 2

a = 9

a – d = 9 – (-7) = 9 + 7 = 16

The three terms are 2, 9, 16 (or) 16, 9, 2

### 12.The ratio of 6th and 8th term of an A.P is 7:9. Find the ratio of 9th term to 13th term.

**Solution:**

t6t8=79

a+5da+7d = 79

9a + 45d = 7a + 49d

9 a + 45 – 7d = 7a + 49 d

9a + 45d – 7a – 49d = 0

2a – 4d = 0 ⇒ 2a = 4d

a = 2d

Substitue a = 2d in

### 13.In a winter season let us take the temperature of Ooty from Monday to Friday to be in A.P. The sum of temperatures from Monday to Wednesday is 0° C and the sum of the temperatures from Wednesday to Friday is 18° C. Find the temperature on each of the five days.

**Solution:
**Let the five days temperature be (a – d), a, a + d, a + 2d, a + 3d.

The three days sum = a – d + a + a + d = 0

⇒ 3a = 0 ⇒ a = 0. (given)

a + d + a + 2d + a + 3d = 18

3a + 6d = 18

3(0) + 6 d = 18

6d = 18

d = 186 = 3

∴ The temperature of each five days is a – d, a, a + d, a + 2d, a + 3d

0 – 3, 0, 0 + 3, 0 + 2(3), 0 + 3(3) = -3°C, 0°C, 3°C, 6°C, 9°C

### 14. Priya earned ₹ 15,000 in the first month. Thereafter her salary increased by ₹1500 per year. Her expenses are ₹13,000 during the first year and the expenses increases by ₹900 per year. How long will it take for her to save ₹20,000 per month.

**Solution:**

We find that the yearly savings is in A.P with a1 = 2000 and d = 600.

We are required to find how many years are required to save 20,000 a year …………..

an = 20,000

an = a + (n – 1)d

20000 = 2000 + (n – 1)600

(n – 1)600 = 18000

n – 1 = 18000600 = 30

n = 31 years