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PROGRESSIONS
INTRODUCTION:You must have observed that in nature, many things follow a certain pattern, such as the petals of
a sunflower, the holes of a honeycomb, the grains on a maize cob, the spirals on a pineapple and
on a pine cone etc.
We now look for some patterns which occur in our day-to-day life. Some such examples are :

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Reena applied for a job and got selected. She has been offered a job with a starting
monthly salary of Rs 8000, with an annual increment of Rs 500 in her salary. Her
salary (in Rs) for the 1st , 2nd, 3rd , .. years will be , respectively
8000, 8500, 9000,
The lengths of the rungs of a ladder decrease uniformly by 2 cm from bottom to top .
The bottom rung is 45cm in length. The lengths (in cm) of the 1st , 2nd, 3rd, . 8th
rung from the bottom to the top are, respectively
45, 43, 41, 39, 37, 35, 33, 31
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In a savings scheme , the amount becomes
times of itself after every 3 years. The
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maturity amount (in Rs) of an investment of Rs 8000 after 3, 6, 9 and 12 years will
be, respectively :
10000,
12500,
15625,
19531.25
The number of unit squares in squares with side 1, 2, 3, . Units are respectively
12 , 22 , 32 , .......

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Shakila put Rs 100 into her daughters money box when she was one year old and
increased the amount by Rs 50 every year. The amounts of money (in Rs) in the box
on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, .. birthday were
100, 150,
200, 250, .. respectively.
In the examples above, we observe some patterns. In some, we find that the succeeding
terms are obtained by adding a fixed number, in other by multiplying with a fixed number, in
another we find that they are squares of consecutive numbers, and so on .understanding the
above examples in depth and analysation in a systematic way is nothing but our chapter
PROGRESSIONS

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## In an A.P., if 16 term is 47 and 31st term is 92, then 27th term is

1) 80
2) 120
3) 86
4) 116
Which term of the A.P; 5, 2, -1, is -22 ?
1) 8
2) 9
3) 10
4) 11
Sum of 20 terms of 3 5 7 9 .... is
1) 410
2) 440
3) 460
4) 220
How many terms are to be added to make the sum 52 in the series
8 6 4 .........?
1) 3
2) 13
3) 12
4) 31
If the sum of the series 24, 20, 16.. is 60, then the number of terms is
1) 0
2) 3
3) 13
4) 25
If 10th term of an A.P. is 13, then the sum of 19 terms =
1) 26
2) 247
3) 352
4) 1496
If 2nd term of a G.P. is 24 and 5th term is 81 then the first term is
1) 16
2) 18
3) 21
4) 12
Which term of 0.004 + 0.02 + 0.1 + . Is 12.5 ?
1) 5
2) 6
3) 7
4) 8
Sum of 20 terms of 3 + 6 + 12 + .. is
1) 3 320 1 / 2
2) 3 219 1 / 2
3) 3 2 20 1
4) 3 219 1

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## How many terms of the series 1 + 3 + 9 + sum to 364 ?

1) 5
2) 6
3) 4
2
1 0.04 0.04 ......
1) 1
2) 0.04
3) 25/24

4) 3
4) 24/25

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## Geometric mean of 6 and 24 is

1) 12
2) 15
3) 13
4) 30
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If the fourth term of a H.P is 1/3 and 7 term is , then 16 term is
1) 1/5
2) 1/6
3) 1/7
4) 1/8
The cotangents of the angles / 3, / 4, / 6 in
1) A.P
2) G.P
3) H.P
4) A.G.P
Two harmonic means between , 4/17 are
1) 4/11, 2/7
2) 11/4, 7/2
3) 4/7, 2/11
4) 7/4, 11/2
If 7 times the 7th term of an A.P. is equal to 11 times its 11th term, then the 18th term of A.P
1) 0
2) 10
3) 12
4) 8
3 5 7 .......to n terms
7 , the value of n is
If
5 8 11 ......to 10 terms
1) 35
2) 36
3) 37
4) 40
The 19th term from the end of A.P. 2, 6, 10, 14, ., 86 is
1) 14
2) 18
3) 22
4) 10
The sum of all integers between 84 and 719 which are divisible by 5 is
1) 5080
2) 50800
3) 58000
4) 5800
If between numbers 1 and 5, 8 A.M.s are inserted, then sum of A.M.s is
1) 12
2) 6
3) 24
4) 18
1 3 5 ................ n terms 12

If
, then n is equal to
1 2 3 .............. n terms
7
1) 6
2) 4
3) 7
4) 5
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20 term of sequence 3, 4, 6, 9, 13, 18, . is
1) 190
2) 192
3) 191
4) none of these
In a G.P. If 18th term is 192 and common ratio is 2 then its 12th term is
1) 3072
2) 3702
3) 3207
4) 3027
If the 5th term of a G.P. is 16 and the 10th term is , then its 15th term is
1) 64
2) 1/64
3) 32
4) 1/32
If 4th and 5th term of a G.P. are respectively 2 and 8 then product of 1st 8 terms is
1) 168
2) 88
3) 48
4) none of these
If a, b, c are A. M., G.M. and H.M respectively of two equal numbers, then
2ac
1) 2b a c
2) b 2 ac
3) b
4) none of these
ac
If a, b, c are in G.P., then log a 2, log b 2, log c 2 are in
1) A.P
2) G.P
3) H.P
4) none of these
ba ba
If a, b and c are in G.P., then

is equal to
bc bc
1) b 2 c 2
2) ac
3) ab
4) zero
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The sixth term of a H.P. is 1/61 and the 10 term is 1/105. The first term of the H.P is
1) 1/39
2) 1/28
3) 1/17
4) 1/6

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If the first two terms of harmonic progression be , then the harmonic mean of first
numbers is
1) 5
2) 1/5
3) 10
4) 1/10
a
a
The harmonic mean of
and
is
1 ab
1 ab
a
a
1
1)
2)
3) a
4)
2
2
1 a b
1 a 2 b2
1 a 2b 2
If the sides of a triangle are in A.P. and one angle is 900 , then the ratio of the sides of the
triangle is
1) 1 : 2 : 3
2) 2 : 3 : 4
3) 3 : 4 : 5
4) 4 : 5: 6
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The n term of a sequence whose sum of n terms is 5n 2n , is
1) 10n + 3
2) 10n 5
3) 10n 3
4) none of these
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If n 55 , then n is equal to
1) 3025
2) 506
3) 385
4) 1015
Which term of the AP 1, 6, 11, 16, .is 301
1) 60th term
2) 58th term
3) 61st term
4) 64th term
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10 term of an AP is 52 and 16 term is 82 then 32 term
1) 150
2) 166
3) 164
4) 162
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If K term of an AP is 5K + 1 then sum to n terms
n 5n 7
5n 7
1)
2)
3) n 5n 7
4) 5n + 1
2
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Which term of the G.P 2, 2 2, 4,... is 128
1) 12th term
2) 14th term
3) 13th term
4) 15th term
In a GP 3rd term is 24 and 6th term is 192 then 10th term is
1) 3072
2) 1536
3) 766
4) 6144
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How many terms of the GP 3,3 ,3 ,... are needed to give the sum 120
1) 5
2) 4
3)6
4) 8

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The interior angles of a polygon are in A.P. If the smallest angle is 1000 and the common
difference is 40 , then the number of sides is
1) 5
2) 7
3) 36
4) 44
The number of numbers that are divisible by 9 between 1, 1000 is
1) 101
2) 110
3) 111
4) 100
If the sum of three numbers in A.P. is 15 and their product is 45, then the numbers are
1) 1, 5, 9
2) 1, 6, 10
3) 2, 5, 8
4) 3, 3, 5
If the sum of three numbers which are in A.P. is 15 and the sum of the squares of the
extremes is 58, then those numbers are

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1) 3, 5, 7
2) 2, 5, 8
3) 3, 6, 9
4) none
If the length of sides of a right angled triangle are in A.P., then the sines of the acute angles
are
1) 3/5, 4/5

2)

2 / 3, 1/ 3

5 1
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2

3)

5 1
2

4)

3 1
3 1
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2
2
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If three positive real numbers a, b, c are in A.P. such that abc = 4, then the minimum
possible value of b is
1) 23/ 2
2) 22/ 3
3) 21/3
4) 25/ 2
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If a1 , a2 , a3 ,... are in A.P. such that a1 a5 a10 a15 a20 a24 225 , then

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## a1 a2 a3 ....... a23 a24

1) 909
2) 75
3) 750
4) 900
Four numbers are in arithmetic progression. The sum of first and last terms in 8 and the
product of both middle terms is 15. The least number of the series is
1) 4
2) 3
3) 2
4) 1
The ratio of the sums of m arithmetic means and n arithmetic means between two numbers
is
1) m : n
2) n : m
3) 2m-1 : 2n-1
4) none
2
The first term of an A.P. of consecutive integers is p 1 . The sum of 2 p 1 terms of
this series can be expressed as
2
2
3
3
1) p 1
2) 2 p 1 p 1
3) p 1
4) p 3 p 1
If nth term of series is 2n n , then sum of n terms =
1) n 2 n 1 n n 1
2) 2 2n 1 / 2 n n 1 / 2

3) 2 2
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1 n n 1 / 2

4) none

The sum of an infinite G.P. is 2. If the sum of their squares is 4/3, then the third term is
1) 1 / 2
2) 1
3) 1 / 4
4) 1 / 8
If the sum of three numbers in G.P is 7/64 and the product of the extremes is 21/1024, then
the numbers are
1) 1/64, 1/32, 1/16
2) 16, 32, 64
3) 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
4) none
2
2
If 2pth term of a G.P. is q and 2qth term is p , then p q th term is
1) 0
2) 1
3) p + q
4) pq
If x, y, z are the three geometric means between 6, 54, then z =
1) 9 3
2) 18
3) 18 3
4) 27
Let x be the arithmetic mean and y, z be the two geometric means between any two
y3 z3
positive numbers. Then value of
is
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1) 2
2) 3
3) 1 / 2
4) 3 / 2
If a, b, c are in H.P and ab bc ca 15 , then ca =
1) 5
2) 7
3) 9
4) 10
H1 H 2
H1 , H 2 are 2 H.Ms between a, b then

H1 .H 2
a.b
ab
a b
ab
1)
2)
3)
4)
ab
ab
ab
a b
Let a1 , a2 ,..., a10 be in A.P. and h1 , h2 ,....h10 be in H.P If a1 h1 2 and a10 h10 3 , then
a4 h7 is
1) 2
2) 3
3) 5
4) 6
n 1
n 1
a b
If the geometric mean between a and b is
, then n =
a n bn
1) 0
2) 1/2
3) -1/2
4) 1/2
n 1
n 1
a b
If the harmonic mean between a and b is
, then n =
a n bn
1) 0
2) -1
3) -1/2
4) 1
x, y are two real numbers. If A is half of their sum, G is root of their product and H is
average of their reciprocals then
1) A.H G 2
2) G A.H
3) A HG 2
4) A G H
The ratio of the harmonic mean to the geometric mean of two positive numbers is 12/13.
The numbers are in the ratio
1) 12/13
2) 13/12
3) 4/3
4) 4/9
Let f x be a polynomial function of second degree. If f 1 f 1 and a, b, c are in
A.P., then f 1 a , f 1 b and f 1 c are in
1) G.P
2) H.P
3) A.G.P
4) A.P
1
1
1
,
,
If x 1, y 1, z 1 are in G.P then
are in
1 log x 1 log y 1 log z
1) A.P
2) G.P
3) H.P
4) none of these
a bx b cx c dx
If

x 0 , then a, b, c, d are in
a bx b cx c dx
1) A. P
2) G. P
3) H.P
4) none of these
ba ba
If a, b and c are in G.P., then

bc bc
1) b 2 c 2
2) ac
3) ab
4) 0
If 2 y a is the H.M between y x and y z, then x a, y a, z a are in
1) A.P
2) G.P
3) H.P
4) none of these
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Insert A.M .s between 7 and 71 in such a way that the 5 A.M. is 27. The number of A.M.s
is
1) 12
2) 14
3) 15
4) 13

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If the sum of n terms of an A. P is 3n 2 n and its common difference is 6, then its first
term is
1) 3
2) 2
3) 4
4) 1
2
If the sum of n terms of an A.P is 3n 5n , then which if its terms is 164?
1) 26th
2) 25th
3) 28th
4) 27th
If a1 , a2 , a3 ,.......a5 are in A.P and a1 a8 a15 15 , then a2 a3 a8 a13 a14 is
equal to
1) 25
2) 35
3) 10
4) 15
The sum of integers between 1 and 200, which are divisible by 13, is
1) 13
2) 14
3) 15
4) 16
If a1 , a2 , a3 ,.... are in A.P such that a1 a5 a10 a15 a20 a24 225 , then
a1 a2 a3 ....... a23 a24 is equal to
1) 909
2) 75
3) 750
4) 900
If the numbers a, b, c, d , e from an A.P., then the value of a 4b 6c 4d e is
1) 1
2) 2
3) 0
4) none of these
The sum of the series 2, 5, 8, 11 , . Is 60100, then n is
1) 100
2) 200
3) 150
4) 250
If n arithmetic means are inserted between 2 and 38, then the sum of the resulting series is
obtained as 200, then the value of n is
1) 6
2) 8
3) 9
4) 10
n 1
n 1
a b
If
is the A.M between a and b, then n is equal to
a n bn
1) -1
2) -2
3) 0
4) 1
0
The angles of a triangle are in A.P and the least angle is 30 . The greatest angle in radians
is

2
5

1)
2)
3)
4)
3
3
6
2
The angles of a quadrilateral are in A.P. and the greatest is double the first. The circular
measure of the least angle is

1)
2)
3)
4)
4
6
2
3
1
1
1
If three non-zero numbers x, y, z are in A.P and tan x, tan y , tan z are also in A.P.,
then
1) x 2 yz
2) z 2 xy
3) xy yz
4) x y z
If an is an A. P and a1 a4 a7 .... a16 147 , then a1 a6 a11 a16
1) 96
2) 100
3) 98
4) 102
If A and G are the A.M. and G.M. respectively between two numbers, then the numbers are
1) A A2 G 2

2) A A2 G 2

3) A G 2 A2

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27 9 3
1) 5
2) 6
3) 4
If the 5th term of a G.P. is 7, then product of first 9 terms is

1) 97
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a6 4
108
54
1) 12 or
2) 10
3) 7 or
4) none of these
7
7
If the 4th, 7th and 10th terms of a G.P., are a, b, c respectively , then
1) a 2 bc
2) b 2 ac
3) c 2 ab
4) abc 1
If a, b, c are in A.P and b a , c b , a are in G.P., then a : b : c =
1) 2 : 3 : 4
2) 1 : 2 : 4
3) 1 : 2 : 3
4) 1 : 3: 5
Four numbers are in G.P. in which the third term is greater than the first by 9 and the
second term is greater than the fourth by 18. Then the common ratio is
1) 2
2) -2
3) 3
4) -3
Let the harmonic mean and the geometric mean of two positive numbers be in the ratio
4 : 5. The two numbers are in the ratio.
1) 1 : 4
2) 2 : 3
4) 3 : 5
4) None of these
x y 1
If a, b, c are in H.P., then the straight line 0 always passes through a fixed
a b c
point and that point is
1) (-1, -2)
2) (-1, 2)
3) (1, -2)
4) (1, -1/2)
20 80
Find the sum to infinite G.P. 5, , ,.....
7 49
3
35
35
35
1)
2)
3)
4)
35
2
3
4
1
1
If H is the H.M. between a and b, then

H a H b
1 1
1 1
1) a + b
2) a b
3)
4)
a b
a b
2
2
2
If a, b, c are in A.P. and a , b , c are in H.P., then
Let an be a G.P. such that

2) 2b = 3a + c
3) b 2 ac / 8
4) 2c = 2b + a
1 1
1
1
If a, b, c, d are in G.P. then 3 3 , 3 3 , 3
are in
a b b c c d3
1) A. P
2) G.P.
3) H.P
4) none of these
If the sum of first n natural numbers is 1/5 times the sum of their squares, then the value of
n is
1) a = b = c

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1) 5
2) 6
3) 7
4) 8
If the arithmetic mean of two numbers is twice of their geometric mean, then ratio of sum
of numbers to the difference of numbers equals
1) 2
2) 3 / 2
3) 4
4) 2 3 / 3
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## If A be the A. M and G1 , G2 be two G.M.s between two positive numbers then

is equal to
1) 3
2) 1
3) 2
3
3
3
3
The value of 10 11 12 .... 100 is equal to
1) 25500475
2) 25500000
3) 25000000
Sum of the series log 4 2 log 8 2 log16 2 - . is
1) log e 2
2) 1 log e 2
3) 1 log e 2

G1 G2
G1G2 A1

4) none of these
4) none of these
4) none of these

## Let , be the roots of x 2 x p 0 and , be the roots of x 2 4 x q 0 . If

, , , are in G.P then the integral values of p and q respectively are
1) -2, -32
2) -2, 3
3) -6, 3
4) -6, -32
3
3
3
3
The sum of the series : 2 4 6 8 .... to n terms is
2
2
2
2
1) n 2 n 1
2) 2n 2 n 1
3) 4n 2 n 1
4) 6n2 n 1
The first term of an AP is -4 and the 10th term is 14. Determine 30th term
1) 45
2) 54
3) 64
4) 60
If the sum of a certain number of terms starting from first of an AP 25, 22, 19, .is 116.
Find the last term
1) 8
2) 4
3) 10
4) 6
The two geometric means between 3 and 81
1) 6, 9
2) 9, 12
3) 12, 48
4) 9, 27

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Let Tr be the rth term of an AP, for r = 1, 2, .. if for some positive integers m and n, we
have Tm 1/ n and Tn 1/ m , then Tmn
1) -1/mn
2) 1/m + 1/n
3) 1
4) 0
x
x
2.
If log 5 2, log 5 2 5 and log 5 2 7 / 2 are in A.P., then x =

3.

4.

1) or 3/2
2) 3
3) 4 or 5
4) 8
Between 1 and 31 are inserted m arithmetic means, so that the ratio of the 7th and (m 1)th
means is 5 : 9. Then the value of m is
1) 12
2) 13
3) 14
4) 15
Given that n A. M.s are inserted between two sets of numbers a, 2b and 2a, b where
a, b R . Suppose further that the mth mean between these sets of numbers is same , then
the ratio
a:b=
1) n m + 1 : m
2) n m + 1 : n
3) n : n m + 1
4) m : n m + 1

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If mth term of an A.P. is n and nth term is m, then m n th term is
1) 0
2) m + n - p
3) m + n
4) mn/(m + n)
If the mth term of an A.P is n and nth term is m, then pth term =
1) m n + p
2) n m + p
3) m + n - p
4) m n - p
a1 an
a an
a1 an
If a1 , a2 ,....an are in A.P., then
1
.....

a1 a2
a2 a3
an 1 an
1) n
2) n + 1
3) n - 1
4) 0
If the ratio of sum of n terms in two A.Ps is 2n : n + 1, then the ratio of 8th terms is
1) 15 : 8
2) 8 : 13
3) 5 : 17
4) none
The sum of n terms in two A.Ps are in the ratio 3n + 1 : n + 4, then the ratio of 4th terms is
1) 13 : 8
2) 2 : 1
3) 27 : 7
4) 13 : 22
2sin 2 1
4 2sin 2
The numbers 3
,14, 3
form first three terms of an A.P. Its fifth term =
1) -25
2) -12
3) 40
4) 53
Sum of 4 Arithmetic means between 3 and 23 is
1) 52
2) 50
3) 48
4) 69
If S1 , S2 , S3 are the sums of first n natural numbers, their squares and their cubes
respectively, then S3 1 8S1 =
1) S 2 2

13.

2) 9S 2
1
1
1
Sum of n terms of

.... is
1.2 2.3 3.4
1) n / n 1
2) n 1 / n

3) 9S2 2

4) none

3) n / 2n 1

4) 2n 1 / n

14.

15.

## (1) 2003 2 2002 3 2001 ..... 20031 2003 334 x , then x =

1) 2005
2) 2004
3) 2003
4) 2001
2
2
If x 1 a a ...., y 1 b b ......, a 1, b 1 , then 1 ab a 2b 2 ....
xy
x y 1
xy
x y 1
1)
2)
3)
4)
x y 1
xy
x y 1
xy

16.

2 cos x
0 x / 2 is
sin x 2 cos x
2) 3/2
3) 5/1

1) 1/2

4) none of these
2

34 are

17.

## For 0 x the value of x which satisfy the relation 9

given by
1) / 3, 2 / 3
2) / 3, 3 / 4
3) / 4, 3 / 4

4) none of these

18.

Coefficient of x in x 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 is
1) 15
2) 20
3) 6

4) none

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20.

21.

1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1
..... x, .... y, then
2 4 8 16
3 9 21 81
1) x = y
2) 2 x 4 y 4
3) x 2 y

4) x y 0
If 1 3 5 ..... p 1 3 5 ..... q 1 3 5 .... r where each set of
parentheses contains the sum of consecutive odd integers as shown , the smallest possible
value of p q r , (where p > 6) is
1) 12
2) 21
3) 45
4) 54
7 + 77 + 777 + . n terms =
1) 70 10n 1 / 81 7 n / 9
2) 7 10n 1 / 81 7 n / 9

3) 7 10n 1 7n / 9
22.

4) none

## .7 .77 .777 ....n terms

23.

7 10n 1 7n
70 10n 1 7 n
7n 7
1
1)
1
2)

3)

4) none

9 81 10n
9
81
81
9
The positive integer n for which 2 22 3 23 4 24 ..... n 2 n 2n 10 is
1) 510
2) 511
3) 512
4) 513

24.

## If 0 / 2 , and x cos 2 n , y sin 2 n and z cos 2 n sin 2 n , then

25.

1) xyz xz y
2) xyz xy z
3) xyz x y z
4) xyz yz z 6
Let S1 , S2 ,.... be squares such that for each n 1 , the length of a side of S n equals the
length of a diagonal of S n 1 . If the length of a side of S1 is 10cm, then the smallest value of

n 0

26.

27.

28.

29.

n 0

n 0

## n form which area S n 1 is

1) 7
2) 8
3) 9
4) 10
If H1 , H 2 ,...., H n are n harmonic means between a and b a , then the value of
H1 a H n b

H1 a H n b
1) n + 1
2) n - 1
3) 2n
4) 2n + 3
If the system of linear equations x 2ay az 0, x 3by bz 0, x 4cy cz 0 has a
non-zero solution, then a, b, c
1) are in G. P
2) are in H.P
3) satisfy a 2b 3c 0
4) are in A.P.
2n 3
If the ratio between the sum of n terms two A.P.s is
, then the ratio between their
3n 4
10th terms is
40
41
41
20
1)
2)
3)
4)
61
61
60
41
1 x
x
If 1, log 9 3 2 , log 3 4.3 1 are in A.P. then x =

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31.
32.

33.

34.

The ratio of the sums of m and n terms of an A.P. is m 2 : n 2 . The ratio of mth and nth
term is
1) m 1 : n 1
2) 2m 1 : 2n 1
3) 2m 1 : 2n 1
4) m : n
The sum of integers between 1 and 100that are divisible by both 2 and 3, is
1) 3300
2) 3330
3) 3000
4) none of these
2
2
If x 1 a a ..... to where a 1 and y 1 b b .... to , where b 1 ,
then 1 ab a 2b 2 .....
xy
xy
xy
xy
1)
2)
3)
4)
x y 1
x y 1
x y2
x y2
The product of three numbers in G.P. is 1000. If we add 6 to its second term and 7 to its
third term, the resulting numbers are in A.P. The common ratio of G.P is
1) 4 or 1/4
2) 2 or 1/2
3) 3 or 1/3
4) 5 or 1/5
The sum to n terms of the series 9 99 999 ...... is
10 n
10 n
10 n
1) 10 10n 1 n
2)
10 1 n
3)
10 1 n
4)
10 1
9
9
9
The sum of the series 5 55 555 .... to n terms is
5n 5
5n 5
n
n
1)
1 1
2)

1 1

9 9
9 81
5n 5
5n 5
n
n
3)

1 1
4)

1 1

9 81
9 81
th
th
th
qr
r p
If p , q and r terms of a G.P are x,y,z respectively then x , y , z p q is equal to
1) 0
2) 1
3) -1
4) none of these
x
y
z
t
If a b c d and a, b, c, d are in G.P., then x, y, z, t are in
1) A.P
2) G.P
3) H.P
4) none of these
x
y
z
If a b c and a, b, c are in G.P., then x, y, z are in
1) A.P
2) G.P
3) H.P
4) none of these
th
th
th
If the m term of an H.P. is n and n term be m, then m n term is
mn
m
n
mn
1)
2)
3)
4)
mn
mn
mn
mn
2
The harmonic mean of the roots of the equation 5 2 x 4 5 x 8 2 5 0 is

35.

36.
37.
38.
39.

40.
41.

42.
43.

4) 1 log 4 3

3) 1 log 3 4

2) log 4 3

1) log 3 4

1) 2
2) 4
3) 6
4) 8
The harmonic mean of two numbers is 4. Their arithmetic mean is A and geometric mean if
G. Satisfies 2 A G 2 27 , the numbers are
1) 1, 13
2) 9, 12
3) 3, 6
4) 4, 8
The 99th term of the series 2 7 14 23 34 ..... is
1) 9999
2) 9998
3) 10000
4) none of these
2
666.......6 n digits 888.....8 n digits is equal to

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4 n
4
4
10 1
2) 102 n 1
3) 10n 1
4) none of these
9
9
9
44. nth term of sequence 1, 2, 4, 7, 11, 16 ,.. is
1 2
1)
n n 2
2) 2n1
3) 2n 1 n 1
4) none of these
2
4 7 10
45. Sum to infinity of the series 1 2 3 .... is
5 5 5
16
35
1
8
1)
2)
3)
4)
35
16
8
16
46. The sum to n terms of two arithmetic progression are in the ratio 5n + 4: 9n + 6 then the
ratio of their 18th term is
179
178
176
179
1)
2)
3)
4)
320
321
321
321
LEVEL-1
1) 1
2) 3
3) 2
4) 2
5) 2
6) 2
7) 1
8) 2
9) 3
10) 2

1)

11) 3

12) 1

13) 3

14) 2

15) 1

16) 1

17) 1

18) 1

19) 2

20) 3

21) 1

22) 4

23) 1

24) 2

25) 3

26) 2

27) 3

28) 4

29) 4

30) 2

31) 3
32) 3
LEVEL-2
1) 1
2) 3

33) 3

34) 3

35) 3

36) 4

37) 2

38) 3

39) 1

40) 2

3) 1

4) 1

5) 1

6) 2

7) 4

8) 4

9) 1

10) 4

11) 3

12) 3

13) 1

14) 4

15) 3

16) 1

17) 1

18) 2

19) 4

20) 3

21) 2

22) 1

23) 4

24) 4

25) 3

26) 2

27) 4

28) 2

29) 3

30) 2

31) 4

32) 1

33) 3

34) 4

35) 3

36) 2

37) 2

38) 3

39) 4

40) 4

41) 4

42) 3

43) 2

44) 2

45) 4

46) 1

47) 2

48) 3

49) 2

50) 1

51) 3

52) 3

53) 4

54) 1

55) 2

56) 3

57) 4

58) 3

59) 1

60) 3

61) 1
62) 2
LEVEL-3
1) 3
2) 2

63) 2

64) 2

65) 4

3) 3

4) 4

5) 1

6) 3

7) 3

8) 1

9) 2

10) 4

11) 1

12) 3

13) 1

14) 1

15) 1

16) 1

17) 1

18) 1

19) 2

20) 2

21) 1

22) 1

23) 4

24) 2

25) 2

26) 3

27) 2

28) 2

29) 3

30) 3

31) 4

32) 2

33) 2

34) 3

35) 2

36) 2

37) 3

38) 3

39) 1

40) 2

41) 3

42) 2

43) 2

44) 1

45) 2

46) 4

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