# Add Maths Form 5 (Chapter 1: Progressions) Arithmetic Progressions (AP) exp.

Week 1 Notes

(a) The sequence 2, 4, 6, 8, 10....... is an AP because it has a common difference of 2. 4–2=2 6–4=2 8–6=2 10 – 8 = 2

(b) The sequence of -2, -5, -8, -11...... is an AP because it has a common difference of -3. -5 – (-2) = -3 -8 – (-5) = -3 -11 – (-8) = -3 𝑎

=the first term 𝑑

=common difference 𝑛

= 𝑛th term 𝑻𝒏

= 𝒂 + 𝒏 − 𝟏 𝒅 *The nth term formula.
exp. (a) Find the 30th term of the AP 7, 10, 13, 16..... 1. List out the known numbers.

a = 7 , n = 30 , d = 10 – 7 = 3
2. Then substitute them to the formula!

T30 = 7 + (30 – 1)(3) = 94
(b) Find the number of terms in the AP 5, 9, 13, 17, .... 181. ( this question requires you to find n ! ) 1. List out the known numbers. a = 5 , d = 9-5 = 4 , * (we don’t know how many terms in the AP, but we’re given the number of the last term) So, Tn=181. 2. Then substitute them to the formula! 181 = 5 + (n – 1)(4) *open the bracket

181 = 5 + 4n – 4 181 = 1 + 4n 180 = 4n n = 45

*arrange them *then find n! We’re done!

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