Arithmetic Progressions

Class 10 Maths Chapter 5
Arithmetic Progressions Important Questions

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Here are some important questions for Class 10 Mathematics Chapter 5, Arithmetic Progressions, carefully selected to help students prepare for the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Examination in 2023-24. These questions cover various types of problems and are designed to assist students in understanding Arithmetic Progressions better. By practicing these diverse question types, students can clarify any doubts they may have and improve their problem-solving skills, leading to better performance in the chapter on Arithmetic Progressions. 

Introduction

In Chapter 5 of Class 10 Mathematics, Arithmetic Progressions, you will study the motivation for studying Arithmetic Progression, the derivation of the nth term and sum of the first n terms of an A.P., and there are applications in solving real-life problems.

What is an Arithmetic Progression (A.P.)?

Answer: An Arithmetic Progression is a sequence of numbers in which the difference between consecutive terms remains constant. This constant difference is known as the common difference (d).

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Class 10 Arithmetic Progressions Important Questions and Answers

Q 1. The sum of first 20 odd natural numbers is :

Options

(a) 100
(b) 210
(c) 400
(d) 420

Ans. (c)

Explanation:
The given A.P. is1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39
Thus,    a = 1, d = 2 and n = 20
We know that,
\(S_n = {\Large\frac{n}{2}}\space\{ 2a + (n – 1)d \}\\[4.5bp] =\space{\Large\frac{20}{2}}\{{ 2(1) + (20 – 1)2}\}\)
=10{2 + 38} = 400

Q 2. The number of multiples of 4 that lie between 10 and 250 is

Options

(a) 62
(b) 60
(c) 59
(d) 55

Ans. (b)

Explanation:
Multiples of 4 lying between 10 and 250 are 12 , 16, 20, 24……, 248 Here, a = 12, d = 16 - 12 = 4, l = 248  l = an = a + (n - 1)d248 = 12 + (n - 1)× 4⇒ 248 - 12 = 4(n - 1)
\(\Rightarrow \frac{236}{4}=n-1 \\[4.5bp] \Rightarrow n - 1 = 59\\[4.5bp] \therefore n = 59 + 1 = 60\)

Q 3. If the sum of n terms of an A.P. is Sn = 3n2 + 5n, then write its common difference.

Ans. common difference = 6

Explanation:
We have,  Sn = 3n2 +5n
⇒ Sn - 1 = 3(n - 1)2 + 5(n - 1)
 = 3(n2 + 1 - 2n) + 5n - 5
= 3n2 + 3 - 6n + 5n - 5
= 3n2 - n - 2
General term of A.P. is given as, Tn = Sn - Sn-1      
= 3n2 + 5n - 3n2+ n + 2      
= 6n + 2
Putting n = 1,2,3, we get T1 = 6 × 1 + 2= 8
T2= 6 × 2 + 2 = 14
T3 = 6 × 3 + 2 = 20
Now, T2 - T1 = 14 - 8 = 6
and T3 - T2 = 20 - 14 = 6
∴ common difference = 6

Q4. \(\text{Which term of the progression 20 ,}\)
\(19\frac{1}{8},18\frac{1}{2},17\frac{3}{4}, \).......is the first negative term?

Ans. 28th term will be the first negative term of given A.P.

Explanation: \(Given, A.P. is 20, 19\frac{1}{4},18\frac{1}{2},17\frac{3}{4}......\)
\(=20,\frac{77}{4},\frac{37}{2},\frac{71}{4},\)
\(Here , a = 20, d=\frac{77}{4}-20=\frac{77-80}{4}=\frac{-3}{4}\)
Let an be its first negative term 
Then an + (n – 1)d < 0.
\(\Rightarrow 20 + (n – 1)\begin{pmatrix}   -\frac{3}{4} \end{pmatrix}\text{\textless} 0\)
\(\Rightarrow 20 -\frac{3}{4}n+\frac{3}{4}\text{\textless} 0\)
\(\Rightarrow 20+\frac{3}{4}\text{\textless}\frac{3}{4}n\)
\(\Rightarrow \frac{83}{4} \text{\textless}\frac{3}{4}n\)
\(\Rightarrow n\text{\textgreater}\frac{83}{4}×\frac{4}{3}\)
\(\Rightarrow n\text{\textgreater}\frac{83}{3}=27.66...\)
28th term will be the first negative term of given A.P.

Q 5. The houses in a row are numbered consecutively from 1 to 49. Show that there exists a value of X such that the sum of numbers of houses proceeding the house numbered X is equal to sum of the numbers of houses following X.

Ans. X = 35

Explanation:
Given, the houses in a row numbered consecutively from 1 to 49. Now, sum of numbers preceding the number X
\(=\frac{x(x-1)}{2}\)
and sum of numbers following the number X
\(=\frac{49(50)}{2}-\frac{x(x-1)}{2}-X\)
\(=\frac{2450-x^2+x-2x}{2}\)
\(=\frac{2450-x^2-x}{2}\)
According to the question, 
Sum of no’s preceding X = Sum of no’s following X
\(\frac{x(x-1)}{2}=\frac{2450-x^2-x}{2}\)
\(\Rightarrow X^2 – X = 2450 – X^2 – X\)
\(\Rightarrow 2X  = 2450\) 
\(\Rightarrow X = 1225\)
\(\Rightarrow X = 35\)
Hence, at X = 35, sum of number of houses preceding the house no. X is equal to the sum of the number of houses following X.

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CBSE Class 10 Maths Chapter wise Important Questions

Chapter No. Chapter Name
Chapter 1 Real Number
Chapter 2 Polynomials
Chapter 3 Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Chapter 4 Quadratic Equations
Chapter 5 Arithmetic Progressions
Chapter 6 Triangles
Chapter 7 Coordinate Geometry
Chapter 8 Introduction to Trigonometry
Chapter 9 Some Applications of Trigonometry
Chapter 10 Circles
Chapter 11 Areas Related to Circle
Chapter 12 Surface Areas and Volumes
Chapter 13 Statistics
Chapter 14 Probability
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:  How can  identify if a given sequence of numbers forms an Arithmetic Progression?

Ans: To identify an Arithmetic Progression, check if the difference between consecutive terms is constant. If the difference between any two consecutive terms is the same throughout the sequence, then it is an A.P.

Q2: State the formula for the nth term (an) of an Arithmetic Progression.

Ans: The formula for the nth term of an A.P. is given as: an = a + (n - 1)d, where 'a' is the first term and 'd' is the common difference.

Q3: Define the sum of the first n terms (Sn) of an Arithmetic Progression.

Ans: The sum of the first n terms of an A.P. is denoted as Sn and can be calculated using the formula: Sn = (n/2) [2a + (n - 1) d], where 'a' is the first term and 'd' is the common difference.

Q4: Can the common difference (d) in an A.P. be negative?

Ans: Yes, the common difference in an A.P. can be negative. It means that the sequence is decreasing, and each term is obtained by subtracting the absolute value of 'd' from the previous term.

Q5: In an Arithmetic Progression, what is the condition for finding the nth term (an) or the sum of the first n terms (Sn) directly?

Ans: To find the nth term (an) or the sum of the first n terms (Sn) directly, the common difference (d) must be known, and the first term (a) should be given or easily determined.

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