EXERCISE : PROGRESSIONS

1. the value of . 2. Given that the

are the first four terms in arithmetic progression. Find

term,

for an arithmetic progression. Find

the sum of the first 10 terms of the progression. 3. Given that the first three terms of an arithmetic progression are and , express y in terms of x. term is 14 and the sum of the first 10

4. In arithmetic progression, the terms is 185. Find (a) The value of term,

(b) The common difference, (c) The value of term. 5. Express 0.09090909…. in its simplest fraction. 6. Express the recurring decimal 0.83333… as a fraction in its simplest form. 7. Given that the common ratio and the sum to infinity for a geometric progression are and 40 respectively, find the value of the first term. 8. The sum of the first n terms of the geometric progression 3, 12, 48,… is 65 535. Find (a) The common ratio of the progression (b) The value of n

Answer : 1. 2. 3. –5

4. (a) (b) (c)

5. 6. 7.

8. (a) (b)

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