## Archive for March, 2015

## Problem 642

What are the next four terms in the following geometric sequence?

5, 15, 45,…

**Solution:-**

First we are find common ratio = 3

In geometric sequence we have to find the next number by multiply last number to common ratio.

45*3 = 135

135 * 3 = 405

405*3 = 1215

1215*3 = 3645

So the next four terms are 135, 405, 1215, 3645

## Problem 641

What is the common ratio of the following geometric sequence?

5, 15, 45,…

**Solution:-**

Common ratio =

common ratio =

common ratio = 3

## Problem 640

Find S10 for -1 + -7 + -13 + -19 +…

**Solution:-**

We know S =

, Where a1 = first term , n = finding term , d = second term – first term.

S10 =

S10 = -280

So the value of S10 is -280

## problem 639

Find S10 for 2 + 5 + 8 +…

**Solution:-**

We know S = , Where a1 = first term , n = finding term , d = second term – first term.

S10 =

S10 = 155

So the value of S10 155.

## Problem 638

Find S25 for

**Solution:-**

We know S = , Where a1 = first term , n = finding term , d = second term – first term

S25 =

S25 =

So the value of S25

## Problem 637

What is the 20th term of the following arithmetic sequence?

**Solution:-**

We know an = a1 + (n -1)*d , Where an = finding term , a1 = first term, d = second term – first term

20th =

20th = 10

So the value of the 20th term 10.

## Problem 636

Find the four arithmetic means between 100 and 135.

**Solution:-**

In the question first term 100

sixth term 135

a + 5d = 135

100 + 5d = 135

5d = 135 – 100 = 35

d = 7

So the arithmetic mean.

107, 114, 121, 128

## Problem 635

Find the four arithmetic means between -21 and -36.

**Solution:-**

In the question first term -21

sixth term -36

a + 5d = -36

-21 + 5d = -36

5d = -36 + 21 = -15

d = -3

So the arithmetic means are

-24, -27, -30, -33

## Problem 634

What is the 25th term in the following arithmetic sequence?

-7, -2, 3, 8, …

**Solution:-**

We know an = a1 + (n -1)*d ,

Where an = finding term , a1 = first term, d = second term – first term

25th = -7 + (25 – 1) * 5

25th = 113

So the value of 25th term 113

## Problem 633

What are the next four terms in the following arithmetic sequence?

-7, -2, 3, 8, …

**Solution:-**

First we find the value of d = -2 – (-7) = 5

Now we add value of d find the next number

13, 18, 23, 28