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Chapter 5 – Arithmetic Progressions
(ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
EXERCISE 5.1 (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
Question 1:
In which of the following situations, does the list of numbers involved make as arithmetic progression and why?
(i) The taxi fare after each km when the fare is Rs 15 for the first km and Rs 8 for each additional km.
(ii) The amount of air present in a cylinder when a vacuum pump removes of the air remaining in the cylinder at a time.
(iii) The cost of digging a well after every metre of digging, when it costs Rs 150 for the first metre and rises by Rs 50 for each subsequent metre.
(iv)The amount of money in the account every year, when Rs 10000 is deposited at compound interest at 8% per annum.
ANSWER:
(i) It can be observed that
Taxi fare for 1^{st} km = 15
Taxi fare for first 2 km = 15 + 8 = 23
Taxi fare for first 3 km = 23 + 8 = 31
Taxi fare for first 4 km = 31 + 8 = 39
Clearly 15, 23, 31, 39 … forms an A.P. because every term is 8 more than the preceding term.
(ii) Let the initial volume of air in a cylinder be V lit. In each stroke, the vacuum pump removes of air remaining in the cylinder at a time. In other words, after every stroke, only part of air will remain.
Therefore, volumes will be
Clearly, it can be observed that the adjacent terms of this series do not have the same difference between them. Therefore, this is not an A.P.
(iii) Cost of digging for first metre = 150
Cost of digging for first 2 metres = 150 + 50 = 200
Cost of digging for first 3 metres = 200 + 50 = 250
Cost of digging for first 4 metres = 250 + 50 = 300
Clearly, 150, 200, 250, 300 … forms an A.P. because every term is 50 more than the preceding term.
(iv) We know that if Rs P is deposited at r% compound interest per annum for n years, our money will be after n years.
Therefore, after every year, our money will be
Clearly, adjacent terms of this series do not have the same difference between them. Therefore, this is not an A.P.
Question 2:
Write first four terms of the A.P. when the first term a and the common difference d are given as follows
(i) a = 10, d = 10
(ii) a = − 2, d = 0
(iii) a = 4, d = − 3
(iv) a = − 1 d =
(v) a = − 1.25, d = − 0.25
ANSWER:
(i) a = 10, d = 10
Let the series be a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, a_{4}, a_{5} …
a_{1 }= a = 10
a_{2} = a_{1} + d = 10 + 10 = 20
a_{3} = a_{2} + d = 20 + 10 = 30
a_{4} = a_{3} + d = 30 + 10 = 40
a_{5} = a_{4} + d = 40 + 10 = 50
Therefore, the series will be 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 …
First four terms of this A.P. will be 10, 20, 30, and 40.
(ii) a = −2, d = 0
Let the series be a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, a_{4} …
a_{1 }= a = −2
a_{2} = a_{1} + d = − 2 + 0 = −2
a_{3} = a_{2} + d = − 2 + 0 = −2
a_{4} = a_{3} + d = − 2 + 0 = −2
Therefore, the series will be −2, −2, −2, −2 …
First four terms of this A.P. will be −2, −2, −2 and −2.
(iii) a = 4, d = −3
Let the series be a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, a_{4} …
a_{1 }= a = 4
a_{2} = a_{1} + d = 4 − 3 = 1
a_{3} = a_{2} + d = 1 − 3 = −2
a_{4} = a_{3} + d = − 2 − 3 = −5
Therefore, the series will be 4, 1, −2 −5 …
First four terms of this A.P. will be 4, 1, −2 and −5.
(iv) a = −1, d =
Let the series be a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, a_{4} …
Clearly, the series will be
………….
First four terms of this A.P. will be .
(v) a = −1.25, d = −0.25
Let the series be a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, a_{4} …
a_{1 }= a = −1.25
a_{2} = a_{1} + d = − 1.25 − 0.25 = −1.50
a_{3} = a_{2} + d = − 1.50 − 0.25 = −1.75
a_{4} = a_{3} + d = − 1.75 − 0.25 = −2.00
Clearly, the series will be 1.25, −1.50, −1.75, −2.00 ……..
First four terms of this A.P. will be −1.25, −1.50, −1.75 and −2.00.
Question 3: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
For the following A.P.s, write the first term and the common difference.
(i) 3, 1, − 1, − 3 …
(ii) − 5, − 1, 3, 7 …
(iii)
(iv) 0.6, 1.7, 2.8, 3.9 …
ANSWER:
(i) 3, 1, −1, −3 …
Here, first term, a = 3
Common difference, d = Second term − First term
= 1 − 3 = −2
(ii) −5, −1, 3, 7 …
Here, first term, a = −5
Common difference, d = Second term − First term
= (−1) − (−5) = − 1 + 5 = 4
(iii)
Here, first term,
Common difference, d = Second term − First term
(iv) 0.6, 1.7, 2.8, 3.9 …
Here, first term, a = 0.6
Common difference, d = Second term − First term
= 1.7 − 0.6
= 1.1
Question 4:
Which of the following are APs? If they form an A.P. find the common difference d and write three more terms.
(i) 2, 4, 8, 16 …
(ii)
(iii) − 1.2, − 3.2, − 5.2, − 7.2 …
(iv) − 10, − 6, − 2, 2 …
(v)
(vi) 0.2, 0.22, 0.222, 0.2222 ….
(vii) 0, − 4, − 8, − 12 …
(viii)
(ix) 1, 3, 9, 27 …
(x) a, 2a, 3a, 4a …
(xi) a, a^{2}, a^{3}, a^{4} …
(xii)
(xiii)
(xiv) 1^{2}, 3^{2}, 5^{2}, 7^{2} …
(xv) 1^{2}, 5^{2}, 7^{2}, 73 …
ANSWER:
(i) 2, 4, 8, 16 …
It can be observed that
a_{2} − a_{1} = 4 − 2 = 2
a_{3} − a_{2}^{ }= 8 − 4 = 4
a_{4} − a_{3} = 16 − 8 = 8
i.e., a_{k}_{+1}− a_{k} is not the same every time. Therefore, the given numbers are not forming an A.P.
(ii)
It can be observed that
i.e., a_{k}_{+1}− a_{k} is same every time.
Therefore, and the given numbers are in A.P.
Three more terms are
(iii) −1.2, −3.2, −5.2, −7.2 …
It can be observed that
a_{2} − a_{1} = (−3.2) − (−1.2) = −2
a_{3} − a_{2 }= (−5.2) − (−3.2) = −2
a_{4} − a_{3} = (−7.2) − (−5.2) = −2
i.e., a_{k}_{+1}− a_{k} is same every time. Therefore, d = −2
The given numbers are in A.P.
Three more terms are
a_{5} = − 7.2 − 2 = −9.2
a_{6} = − 9.2 − 2 = −11.2
a_{7} = − 11.2 − 2 = −13.2
(iv) −10, −6, −2, 2 …
It can be observed that
a_{2} − a_{1} = (−6) − (−10) = 4
a_{3} − a_{2 }= (−2) − (−6) = 4
a_{4} − a_{3} = (2) − (−2) = 4
i.e., a_{k}_{+1 }− a_{k} is same every time. Therefore, d = 4
The given numbers are in A.P.
Three more terms are
a_{5} = 2 + 4 = 6
a_{6} = 6 + 4 = 10
a_{7} = 10 + 4 = 14
(v)
It can be observed that
i.e., a_{k}_{+1 −} a_{k} is same every time. Therefore,
The given numbers are in A.P.
Three more terms are
(vi) 0.2, 0.22, 0.222, 0.2222 ….
It can be observed that
a_{2} − a_{1} = 0.22 − 0.2 = 0.02
a_{3} − a_{2 }= 0.222 − 0.22 = 0.002
a_{4} − a_{3} = 0.2222 − 0.222 = 0.0002
i.e., a_{k}_{+1 }− a_{k} is not the same every time.
Therefore, the given numbers are not in A.P.
(vii) 0, −4, −8, −12 …
It can be observed that
a_{2} − a_{1} = (−4) − 0 = −4
a_{3} − a_{2 }= (−8) − (−4) = −4
a_{4} − a_{3} = (−12) − (−8) = −4
i.e., a_{k}_{+1 }− a_{k} is same every time. Therefore, d = −4
The given numbers are in A.P.
Three more terms are
a_{5} = − 12 − 4 = −16
a_{6} = − 16 − 4 = −20
a_{7 }= − 20 − 4 = −24
(viii)
It can be observed that
i.e., a_{k}_{+1 }− a_{k} is same every time. Therefore, d = 0
The given numbers are in A.P.
Three more terms are
(ix) 1, 3, 9, 27 …
It can be observed that
a_{2} − a_{1} = 3 − 1 = 2
a_{3} − a_{2 }= 9 − 3 = 6
a_{4} − a_{3} = 27 − 9 = 18
i.e., a_{k}_{+1 }− a_{k} is not the same every time.
Therefore, the given numbers are not in A.P.
(x) a, 2a, 3a, 4a …
It can be observed that
a_{2} − a_{1} = 2a − a = a
a_{3} − a_{2 }= 3a − 2a = a
a_{4} − a_{3} = 4a − 3a = a
i.e., a_{k}_{+1 }− a_{k} is same every time. Therefore, d = a
The given numbers are in A.P.
Three more terms are
a_{5} = 4a + a = 5a
a_{6} = 5a + a = 6a
a_{7 }= 6a + a = 7a
(xi) a, a^{2}, a^{3}, a^{4} …
It can be observed that
a_{2} − a_{1} = a^{2} − a = a (a − 1)
a_{3} − a_{2 }= a^{3} − a^{2} = a^{2} (a − 1)
a_{4} − a_{3} = a^{4} − a^{3} = a^{3} (a − 1)
i.e., a_{k}_{+1 }− a_{k} is not the same every time.
Therefore, the given numbers are not in A.P.
(xii)
It can be observed that
i.e., a_{k}_{+1 }− a_{k} is same every time.
Therefore, the given numbers are in A.P.
And,
Three more terms are
(xiii)
It can be observed that
i.e., a_{k}_{+1 }− a_{k} is not the same every time.
Therefore, the given numbers are not in A.P.
(xiv) 1^{2}, 3^{2}, 5^{2}, 7^{2} …
Or, 1, 9, 25, 49 …..
It can be observed that
a_{2} − a_{1} = 9 − 1 = 8
a_{3} − a_{2 }= 25 − 9 = 16
a_{4} − a_{3} = 49 − 25 = 24
i.e., a_{k}_{+1 }− a_{k} is not the same every time.
Therefore, the given numbers are not in A.P.
(xv) 1^{2}, 5^{2}, 7^{2}, 73 …
Or 1, 25, 49, 73 …
It can be observed that
a_{2} − a_{1} = 25 − 1 = 24
a_{3} − a_{2 }= 49 − 25 = 24
a_{4} − a_{3} = 73 − 49 = 24
i.e., a_{k}_{+1 }− a_{k} is same every time.
Therefore, the given numbers are in A.P.
And, d = 24
Three more terms are
a_{5} = 73+ 24 = 97
a_{6} = 97 + 24 = 121
a_{7 }= 121 + 24 = 145
EXERCISE 5.2 (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
Question 1:
Fill in the blanks in the following table, given that a is the first term, d the common difference and a_{n} the n^{th} term of the A.P.
a | d | n | a_{n} | |
I | 7 | 3 | 8 | …… |
II | − 18 | ….. | 10 | 0 |
III | ….. | − 3 | 18 | − 5 |
IV | − 18.9 | 2.5 | ….. | 3.6 |
V | 3.5 | 0 | 105 | ….. |
ANSWER:
I. a = 7, d = 3, n = 8, a_{n} = ?
We know that,
For an A.P. a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
= 7 + (8 − 1) 3
= 7 + (7) 3
= 7 + 21 = 28
Hence, a_{n} = 28
II. Given that
a = −18, n = 10, a_{n} = 0, d = ?
We know that,
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
0 = − 18 + (10 − 1) d
18 = 9d
Hence, common difference, d = 2
III. Given that
d = −3, n = 18, a_{n} = −5
We know that,
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
−5 = a + (18 − 1) (−3)
−5 = a + (17) (−3)
−5 = a − 51
a = 51 − 5 = 46
Hence, a = 46
IV. a = −18.9, d = 2.5, a_{n} = 3.6, n = ?
We know that,
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
3.6 = − 18.9 + (n − 1) 2.5
3.6 + 18.9 = (n − 1) 2.5
22.5 = (n − 1) 2.5
Hence, n = 10
V. a = 3.5, d = 0, n = 105, a_{n} = ?
We know that,
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
a_{n} = 3.5 + (105 − 1) 0
a_{n} = 3.5 + 104 × 0
a_{n} = 3.5
Hence, a_{n} = 3.5
Question 2: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
Choose the correct choice in the following and justify
I. 30^{th} term of the A.P: 10, 7, 4, …, is
A. 97 B. 77 C. − 77 D. − 87
II 11^{th} term of the A.P. is
A. 28 B. 22 C. − 38 D.
ANSWER:
I. Given that
A.P. 10, 7, 4, …
First term, a = 10
Common difference, d = a_{2} − a_{1 }= 7 − 10
= −3
We know that, a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
a_{30} = 10 + (30 − 1) (−3)
a_{30} = 10 + (29) (−3)
a_{30} = 10 − 87 = −77
Hence, the correct answer is C.
II. Given that, A.P.
First term a = −3
Common difference, d = a_{2} − a_{1}
We know that,
Hence, the answer is B.
Question 3:
In the following APs find the missing term in the boxes
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
ANSWER:
I.
For this A.P.,
a = 2
a_{3} = 26
We know that, a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
a_{3} = 2 + (3 − 1) d
26 = 2 + 2d
24 = 2d
d = 12
a_{2} = 2 + (2 − 1) 12
= 14
Therefore, 14 is the missing term.
II.
For this A.P.,
a_{2} = 13 and
a_{4} = 3
We know that, a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
a_{2} = a + (2 − 1) d
13 = a + d (I)
a_{4} = a + (4 − 1) d
3 = a + 3d (II)
On subtracting (I) from (II), we obtain
−10 = 2d
d = −5
From equation (I), we obtain
13 = a + (−5)
a = 18
a_{3} = 18 + (3 − 1) (−5)
= 18 + 2 (−5) = 18 − 10 = 8
Therefore, the missing terms are 18 and 8 respectively.
III.
For this A.P.,
We know that,
Therefore, the missing terms are and 8 respectively.
IV.
For this A.P.,
a = −4 and
a_{6} = 6
We know that,
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
a_{6} = a + (6 − 1) d
6 = − 4 + 5d
10 = 5d
d = 2
a_{2} = a + d = − 4 + 2 = −2
a_{3} = a + 2d = − 4 + 2 (2) = 0
a_{4} = a + 3d = − 4 + 3 (2) = 2
a_{5} = a + 4d = − 4 + 4 (2) = 4
Therefore, the missing terms are −2, 0, 2, and 4 respectively.
V.
For this A.P.,
a_{2} = 38
a_{6} = −22
We know that
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
a_{2} = a + (2 − 1) d
38 = a + d (1)
a_{6} = a + (6 − 1) d
−22 = a + 5d (2)
On subtracting equation (1) from (2), we obtain
− 22 − 38 = 4d
−60 = 4d
d = −15
a = a_{2} − d = 38 − (−15) = 53
a_{3} = a + 2d = 53 + 2 (−15) = 23
a_{4} = a + 3d = 53 + 3 (−15) = 8
a_{5} = a + 4d = 53 + 4 (−15) = −7
Therefore, the missing terms are 53, 23, 8, and −7 respectively.
Question 4: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
Which term of the A.P. 3, 8, 13, 18, … is 78?
ANSWER:
3, 8, 13, 18, …
For this A.P.,
a = 3
d = a_{2} − a_{1} = 8 − 3 = 5
Let n^{th} term of this A.P. be 78.
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
78 = 3 + (n − 1) 5
75 = (n − 1) 5
(n − 1) = 15
n = 16
Hence, 16^{th} term of this A.P. is 78.
Question 5:
Find the number of terms in each of the following A.P.
I. 7, 13, 19, …, 205
II.
ANSWER:
I. 7, 13, 19, …, 205
For this A.P.,
a = 7
d = a_{2} − a_{1} = 13 − 7 = 6
Let there are n terms in this A.P.
a_{n} = 205
We know that
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
Therefore, 205 = 7 + (n − 1) 6
198 = (n − 1) 6
33 = (n − 1)
n = 34
Therefore, this given series has 34 terms in it.
II.
For this A.P.,
Let there are n terms in this A.P.
Therefore, a_{n} = −47 and we know that,
Therefore, this given A.P. has 27 terms in it.
Question 6: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
Check whether − 150 is a term of the A.P. 11, 8, 5, 2, …
ANSWER:
For this A.P.,
a = 11
d = a_{2} − a_{1} = 8 − 11 = −3
Let −150 be the n^{th} term of this A.P.
We know that,
Clearly, n is not an integer.
Therefore, −150 is not a term of this A.P.
Question 7:
Find the 31^{st} term of an A.P. whose 11^{th} term is 38 and the 16^{th} term is 73
ANSWER:
Given that,
a_{11} = 38
a_{16} = 73
We know that,
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
a_{11} = a + (11 − 1) d
38 = a + 10d (1)
Similarly,
a_{16} = a + (16 − 1) d
73 = a + 15d (2)
On subtracting (1) from (2), we obtain
35 = 5d
d = 7
From equation (1),
38 = a + 10 × (7)
38 − 70 = a
a = −32
a_{31} = a + (31 − 1) d
= − 32 + 30 (7)
= − 32 + 210
= 178
Hence, 31^{st} term is 178.
Question 8: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
An A.P. consists of 50 terms of which 3^{rd} term is 12 and the last term is 106. Find the 29^{th} term
ANSWER:
Given that,
a_{3} = 12
a_{50} = 106
We know that,
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
a_{3} = a + (3 − 1) d
12 = a + 2d (I)
Similarly, a_{50 }= a + (50 − 1) d
106 = a + 49d (II)
On subtracting (I) from (II), we obtain
94 = 47d
d = 2
From equation (I), we obtain
12 = a + 2 (2)
a = 12 − 4 = 8
a_{29} = a + (29 − 1) d
a_{29} = 8 + (28)2
a_{29} = 8 + 56 = 64
Therefore, 29^{th} term is 64.
Question 9:
If the 3^{rd} and the 9^{th} terms of an A.P. are 4 and − 8 respectively. Which term of this A.P. is zero.
ANSWER:
Given that,
a_{3} = 4
a_{9} = −8
We know that,
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
a_{3} = a + (3 − 1) d
4 = a + 2d (I)
a_{9} = a + (9 − 1) d
−8 = a + 8d (II)
On subtracting equation (I) from (II), we obtain
−12 = 6d
d = −2
From equation (I), we obtain
4 = a + 2 (−2)
4 = a − 4
a = 8
Let n^{th} term of this A.P. be zero.
a_{n }= a + (n − 1) d
0 = 8 + (n − 1) (−2)
0 = 8 − 2n + 2
2n = 10
n = 5
Hence, 5^{th} term of this A.P. is 0.
Question 10: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
If 17^{th} term of an A.P. exceeds its 10^{th} term by 7. Find the common difference.
ANSWER:
We know that,
For an A.P., a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
a_{17} = a + (17 − 1) d
a_{17} = a + 16d
Similarly, a_{10} = a + 9d
It is given that
a_{17} − a_{10} = 7
(a + 16d) − (a + 9d) = 7
7d = 7
d = 1
Therefore, the common difference is 1.
Question 11:
Which term of the A.P. 3, 15, 27, 39, … will be 132 more than its 54^{th} term?
ANSWER:
Given A.P. is 3, 15, 27, 39, …
a = 3
d = a_{2} − a_{1} = 15 − 3 = 12
a_{54} = a + (54 − 1) d
= 3 + (53) (12)
= 3 + 636 = 639
132 + 639 = 771
We have to find the term of this A.P. which is 771.
Let n^{th} term be 771.
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
771 = 3 + (n − 1) 12
768 = (n − 1) 12
(n − 1) = 64
n = 65
Therefore, 65^{th} term was 132 more than 54^{th} term.
Alternatively,
Let n^{th} term be 132 more than 54^{th} term.
Question 12:
Two APs have the same common difference. The difference between their 100^{th} term is 100, what is the difference between their 1000^{th} terms?
ANSWER:
Let the first term of these A.P.s be a_{1} and a_{2} respectively and the common difference of these A.P.s be d.
For first A.P.,
a_{100} = a_{1} + (100 − 1) d
= a_{1} + 99d
a_{1000} = a_{1} + (1000 − 1) d
a_{1000} = a_{1} + 999d
For second A.P.,
a_{100} = a_{2} + (100 − 1) d
= a_{2} + 99d
a_{1000} = a_{2} + (1000 − 1) d
= a_{2} + 999d
Given that, difference between
100^{th} term of these A.P.s = 100
Therefore, (a_{1} + 99d) − (a_{2} + 99d) = 100
a_{1} − a_{2} = 100 (1)
Difference between 1000^{th} terms of these A.P.s
(a_{1} + 999d) − (a_{2} + 999d) = a_{1} − a_{2}
From equation (1),
This difference, a_{1} − a_{2 }= 100
Hence, the difference between 1000^{th} terms of these A.P. will be 100.
Question 13: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
How many three digit numbers are divisible by 7
ANSWER:
First three-digit number that is divisible by 7 = 105
Next number = 105 + 7 = 112
Therefore, 105, 112, 119, …
All are three digit numbers which are divisible by 7 and thus, all these are terms of an A.P. having first term as 105 and common difference as 7.
The maximum possible three-digit number is 999. When we divide it by 7, the remainder will be 5. Clearly, 999 − 5 = 994 is the maximum possible three-digit number that is divisible by 7.
The series is as follows.
105, 112, 119, …, 994
Let 994 be the nth term of this A.P.
a = 105
d = 7
a_{n} = 994
n = ?
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
994 = 105 + (n − 1) 7
889 = (n − 1) 7
(n − 1) = 127
n = 128
Therefore, 128 three-digit numbers are divisible by 7.
Question 14:
How many multiples of 4 lie between 10 and 250?
ANSWER:
First multiple of 4 that is greater than 10 is 12. Next will be 16.
Therefore, 12, 16, 20, 24, …
All these are divisible by 4 and thus, all these are terms of an A.P. with first term as 12 and common difference as 4.
When we divide 250 by 4, the remainder will be 2. Therefore, 250 − 2 = 248 is divisible by 4.
The series is as follows.
12, 16, 20, 24, …, 248
Let 248 be the n^{th} term of this A.P.
Therefore, there are 60 multiples of 4 between 10 and 250.
Question 15: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
For what value of n, are the n^{th} terms of two APs 63, 65, 67, and 3, 10, 17, … equal
ANSWER:
63, 65, 67, …
a = 63
d = a_{2} − a_{1} = 65 − 63 = 2
n^{th} term of this A.P. = a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
a_{n}= 63 + (n − 1) 2 = 63 + 2n − 2
a_{n} = 61 + 2n (1)
3, 10, 17, …
a = 3
d = a_{2} − a_{1} = 10 − 3 = 7
n^{th} term of this A.P. = 3 + (n − 1) 7
a_{n}_{ }= 3 + 7n − 7
a_{n} = 7n − 4 (2)
It is given that, n^{th} term of these A.P.s are equal to each other.
Equating both these equations, we obtain
61 + 2n = 7n − 4
61 + 4 = 5n
5n = 65
n = 13
Therefore, 13^{th} terms of both these A.P.s are equal to each other.
Question 16:
Determine the A.P. whose third term is 16 and the 7^{th} term exceeds the 5^{th} term by 12.
ANSWER:
=a_{3} = 16
a + (3 − 1) d = 16
a + 2d = 16 (1)
a_{7} − a_{5} = 12
[a+ (7 − 1) d] − [a + (5 − 1) d]= 12
(a + 6d) − (a + 4d) = 12
2d = 12
d = 6
From equation (1), we obtain
a + 2 (6) = 16
a + 12 = 16
a = 4
Therefore, A.P. will be
4, 10, 16, 22, …
Question 17: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
Find the 20^{th} term from the last term of the A.P. 3, 8, 13, …, 253
ANSWER:
Given A.P. is
3, 8, 13, …, 253
Common difference for this A.P. is 5.
Therefore, this A.P. can be written in reverse order as
253, 248, 243, …, 13, 8, 3
For this A.P.,
a = 253
d = 248 − 253 = −5
n = 20
a_{20} = a + (20 − 1) d
a_{20} = 253 + (19) (−5)
a_{20} = 253 − 95
a = 158
Therefore, 20^{th} term from the last term is 158.
Question 18:
The sum of 4^{th} and 8^{th} terms of an A.P. is 24 and the sum of the 6^{th} and 10^{th} terms is 44. Find the first three terms of the A.P.
ANSWER:
We know that,
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
a_{4} = a + (4 − 1) d
a_{4} = a + 3d
Similarly,
a_{8} = a + 7d
a_{6} = a + 5d
a_{10} = a + 9d
Given that, a_{4} + a_{8} = 24
a + 3d + a + 7d = 24
2a + 10d = 24
a + 5d = 12 (1)
a_{6} + a_{10} = 44
a + 5d + a + 9d = 44
2a + 14d = 44
a + 7d = 22 (2)
On subtracting equation (1) from (2), we obtain
2d = 22 − 12
2d = 10
d = 5
From equation (1), we obtain
a + 5d = 12
a + 5 (5) = 12
a + 25 = 12
a = −13
a_{2} = a + d = − 13 + 5 = −8
a_{3} = a_{2} + d = − 8 + 5 = −3
Therefore, the first three terms of this A.P. are −13, −8, and −3.
Question 19: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
Subba Rao started work in 1995 at an annual salary of Rs 5000 and received an increment of Rs 200 each year. In which year did his income reach Rs 7000?
ANSWER:
It can be observed that the incomes that Subba Rao obtained in various years are in A.P. as every year, his salary is increased by Rs 200.
Therefore, the salaries of each year after 1995 are
5000, 5200, 5400, …
Here, a = 5000
d = 200
Let after n^{th} year, his salary be Rs 7000.
Therefore, a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
7000 = 5000 + (n − 1) 200
200(n − 1) = 2000
(n − 1) = 10
n = 11
Therefore, in 11th year, his salary will be Rs 7000.
Question 20:
Ramkali saved Rs 5 in the first week of a year and then increased her weekly saving by Rs 1.75. If in the n^{th} week, her week, her weekly savings become Rs 20.75, find n.
ANSWER:
Given that,
a = 5
d = 1.75
a_{n }= 20.75
n = ?
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
n − 1 = 9
n = 10
Hence, n is 10.
EXERCISE 5.3 (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
Question 1:
Find the sum of the following APs.
(i) 2, 7, 12 ,…., to 10 terms.
(ii) − 37, − 33, − 29 ,…, to 12 terms
(iii) 0.6, 1.7, 2.8 ,…….., to 100 terms
(iv) ,………, to 11 terms
ANSWER:
(i)2, 7, 12 ,…, to 10 terms
For this A.P.,
a = 2
d = a_{2} − a_{1} = 7 − 2 = 5
n = 10
We know that,
(ii)−37, −33, −29 ,…, to 12 terms
For this A.P.,
a = −37
d = a_{2} − a_{1} = (−33) − (−37)
= − 33 + 37 = 4
n = 12
We know that,
(iii) 0.6, 1.7, 2.8 ,…, to 100 terms
For this A.P.,
a = 0.6
d = a_{2} − a_{1} = 1.7 − 0.6 = 1.1
n = 100
We know that,
(iv) . …….. , to 11 terms
For this A.P.,
n = 11
We know that,
Question 2:
Find the sums given below
(i) 7 + + 14 + ………… + 84
(ii) 34 + 32 + 30 + ……….. + 10
(iii) − 5 + (− 8) + (− 11) + ………… + (− 230)
ANSWER:
(i)7 + + 14 + …………+ 84
For this A.P.,
a = 7
l = 84
Let 84 be the n^{th }term of this A.P.
l = a + (n − 1)d
22 = n − 1
n = 23
We know that,
(ii)34 + 32 + 30 + ……….. + 10
For this A.P.,
a = 34
d = a_{2} − a_{1} = 32 − 34 = −2
l = 10
Let 10 be the n^{th} term of this A.P.
l = a + (n − 1) d
10 = 34 + (n − 1) (−2)
−24 = (n − 1) (−2)
12 = n − 1
n = 13
(iii)(−5) + (−8) + (−11) + ………… + (−230)
For this A.P.,
a = −5
l = −230
d = a_{2} − a_{1} = (−8) − (−5)
= − 8 + 5 = −3
Let −230 be the n^{th} term of this A.P.
l = a + (n − 1)d
−230 = − 5 + (n − 1) (−3)
−225 = (n − 1) (−3)
(n − 1) = 75
n = 76
And,
Question 3:
In an AP
(i) Given a = 5, d = 3, a_{n} = 50, find n and S_{n}.
(ii) Given a = 7, a_{13} = 35, find d and S_{13}.
(iii) Given a_{12} = 37, d = 3, find a and S_{12}.
(iv) Given a_{3} = 15, S_{10} = 125, find d and a_{10}.
(v) Given d = 5, S_{9} = 75, find a and a_{9}.
(vi) Given a = 2, d = 8, S_{n} = 90, find n and a_{n}.
(vii) Given a = 8, a_{n} = 62, S_{n} = 210, find n and d.
(viii) Given a_{n} = 4, d = 2, S_{n} = − 14, find n and a.
(ix) Given a = 3, n = 8, S = 192, find d.
(x)Given l = 28, S = 144 and there are total 9 terms. Find a.
ANSWER:
(i) Given that, a = 5, d = 3, a_{n} = 50
As a_{n} = a + (n − 1)d,
∴ 50 = 5 + (n − 1)3
45 = (n − 1)3
15 = n − 1
n = 16
(ii) Given that, a = 7, a_{13} = 35
As a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d,
∴ a_{13} = a + (13 − 1) d
35 = 7 + 12 d
35 − 7 = 12d
28 = 12d
(iii)Given that, a_{12} = 37, d = 3
As a_{n} = a + (n − 1)d,
a_{12} = a + (12 − 1)3
37 = a + 33
a = 4
(iv) Given that, a_{3} = 15, S_{10} = 125
As a_{n} = a + (n − 1)d,
a_{3} = a + (3 − 1)d
15 = a + 2d (i)
On multiplying equation (1) by 2, we obtain
30 = 2a + 4d (iii)
On subtracting equation (iii) from (ii), we obtain
−5 = 5d
d = −1
From equation (i),
15 = a + 2(−1)
15 = a − 2
a = 17
a_{10} = a + (10 − 1)d
a_{10} = 17 + (9) (−1)
a_{10} = 17 − 9 = 8
(v)Given that, d = 5, S_{9} = 75
As ,
25 = 3(a + 20)
25 = 3a + 60
3a = 25 − 60
a_{n} = a + (n − 1)d
a_{9} = a + (9 − 1) (5)
(vi) Given that, a = 2, d = 8, S_{n} = 90
As ,
90 = n [2 + (n − 1)4]
90 = n [2 + 4n − 4]
90 = n (4n − 2) = 4n^{2} − 2n
4n^{2} − 2n − 90 = 0
4n^{2} − 20n + 18n − 90 = 0
4n (n − 5) + 18 (n − 5) = 0
(n − 5) (4n + 18) = 0
Either n − 5 = 0 or 4n + 18 = 0
n = 5 or
However, n can neither be negative nor fractional.
Therefore, n = 5
a_{n} = a + (n − 1)d
a_{5} = 2 + (5 − 1)8
= 2 + (4) (8)
= 2 + 32 = 34
(vii) Given that, a = 8, a_{n} = 62, S_{n} = 210
n = 6
a_{n} = a + (n − 1)d
62 = 8 + (6 − 1)d
62 − 8 = 5d
54 = 5d
(viii) Given that, a_{n} = 4, d = 2, S_{n} = −14
a_{n} = a + (n − 1)d
4 = a + (n − 1)2
4 = a + 2n − 2
a + 2n = 6
a = 6 − 2n (i)
−28 = n (a + 4)
−28 = n (6 − 2n + 4) {From equation (i)}
−28 = n (− 2n + 10)
−28 = − 2n^{2} + 10n
2n^{2} − 10n − 28 = 0
n^{2} − 5n −14 = 0
n^{2} − 7n + 2n − 14 = 0
n (n − 7) + 2(n − 7) = 0
(n − 7) (n + 2) = 0
Either n − 7 = 0 or n + 2 = 0
n = 7 or n = −2
However, n can neither be negative nor fractional.
Therefore, n = 7
From equation (i), we obtain
a = 6 − 2n
a = 6 − 2(7)
= 6 − 14
= −8
(ix)Given that, a = 3, n = 8, S = 192
192 = 4 [6 + 7d]
48 = 6 + 7d
42 = 7d
d = 6
(x)Given that, l = 28, S = 144 and there are total of 9 terms.
(16) × (2) = a + 28
32 = a + 28
a = 4
Question 4: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
How many terms of the AP. 9, 17, 25 … must be taken to give a sum of 636?
ANSWER:
Let there be n terms of this A.P.
For this A.P., a = 9
d = a_{2} − a_{1} = 17 − 9 = 8
636 = n [9 + 4n − 4]
636 = n (4n + 5)
4n^{2} + 5n − 636 = 0
4n^{2} + 53n − 48n − 636 = 0
n (4n + 53) − 12 (4n + 53) = 0
(4n + 53) (n − 12) = 0
Either 4n + 53 = 0 or n − 12 = 0
or n = 12
n cannot be . As the number of terms can neither be negative nor fractional, therefore, n = 12 only.
Question 5:
The first term of an AP is 5, the last term is 45 and the sum is 400. Find the number of terms and the common difference.
ANSWER:
Given that,
a = 5
l = 45
S_{n} = 400
n = 16
l = a + (n − 1) d
45 = 5 + (16 − 1) d
40 = 15d
Question 6:
The first and the last term of an AP are 17 and 350 respectively. If the common difference is 9, how many terms are there and what is their sum?
ANSWER:
Given that,
a = 17
l = 350
d = 9
Let there be n terms in the A.P.
l = a + (n − 1) d
350 = 17 + (n − 1)9
333 = (n − 1)9
(n − 1) = 37
n = 38
Thus, this A.P. contains 38 terms and the sum of the terms of this A.P. is 6973.
Question 7: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
Find the sum of first 22 terms of an AP in which d = 7 and 22^{nd} term is 149.
ANSWER:
d = 7
a_{22} = 149
S_{22} = ?
a_{n} = a + (n − 1)d
a_{22} = a + (22 − 1)d
149 = a + 21 × 7
149 = a + 147
a = 2
Question 8:
Find the sum of first 51 terms of an AP whose second and third terms are 14 and 18 respectively.
ANSWER:
Given that,
a_{2} = 14
a_{3} = 18
d = a_{3} − a_{2} = 18 − 14 = 4
a_{2} = a + d
14 = a + 4
a = 10
= 5610
Question 9:
If the sum of first 7 terms of an AP is 49 and that of 17 terms is 289, find the sum of first n terms.
ANSWER:
Given that,
S_{7} = 49
S_{17} = 289
7 = (a + 3d)
a + 3d = 7 (i)
Similarly,
17 = (a + 8d)
a + 8d = 17 (ii)
Subtracting equation (i) from equation (ii),
5d = 10
d = 2
From equation (i),
a + 3(2) = 7
a + 6 = 7
a = 1
= n^{2}
Question 10: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
Show that a_{1}, a_{2 }… , a_{n} , … form an AP where a_{n} is defined as below
(i) a_{n} = 3 + 4n
(ii) a_{n} = 9 − 5n
Also find the sum of the first 15 terms in each case.
ANSWER:
(i) a_{n} = 3 + 4n
a_{1} = 3 + 4(1) = 7
a_{2} = 3 + 4(2) = 3 + 8 = 11
a_{3} = 3 + 4(3) = 3 + 12 = 15
a_{4} = 3 + 4(4) = 3 + 16 = 19
It can be observed that
a_{2} − a_{1} = 11 − 7 = 4
a_{3} − a_{2} = 15 − 11 = 4
a_{4} − a_{3} = 19 − 15 = 4
i.e., a_{k}_{ + 1} − a_{k} is same every time. Therefore, this is an AP with common difference as 4 and first term as 7.
= 15 × 35
= 525
(ii) a_{n} = 9 − 5n
a_{1} = 9 − 5 × 1 = 9 − 5 = 4
a_{2} = 9 − 5 × 2 = 9 − 10 = −1
a_{3} = 9 − 5 × 3 = 9 − 15 = −6
a_{4} = 9 − 5 × 4 = 9 − 20 = −11
It can be observed that
a_{2} − a_{1} = − 1 − 4 = −5
a_{3} − a_{2} = − 6 − (−1) = −5
a_{4} − a_{3} = − 11 − (−6) = −5
i.e., a_{k}_{ + 1} − a_{k} is same every time. Therefore, this is an A.P. with common difference as −5 and first term as 4.
= −465
Question 11:
If the sum of the first n terms of an AP is 4n − n^{2}, what is the first term (that is S_{1})? What is the sum of first two terms? What is the second term? Similarly find the 3^{rd}, the10^{th} and the n^{th} terms.
ANSWER:
Given that,
S_{n} = 4n − n^{2}
First term, a = S_{1} = 4(1) − (1)^{2} = 4 − 1 = 3
Sum of first two terms = S_{2}
= 4(2) − (2)^{2} = 8 − 4 = 4
Second term, a_{2} = S_{2} − S_{1} = 4 − 3 = 1
d = a_{2} − a = 1 − 3 = −2
a_{n} = a + (n − 1)d
= 3 + (n − 1) (−2)
= 3 − 2n + 2
= 5 − 2n
Therefore, a_{3} = 5 − 2(3) = 5 − 6 = −1
a_{10} = 5 − 2(10) = 5 − 20 = −15
Hence, the sum of first two terms is 4. The second term is 1. 3^{rd}, 10^{th}, and n^{th} terms are −1, −15, and 5 − 2n respectively.
Question 12:
Find the sum of first 40 positive integers divisible by 6.
ANSWER:
The positive integers that are divisible by 6 are
6, 12, 18, 24 …
It can be observed that these are making an A.P. whose first term is 6 and common difference is 6.
a = 6
d = 6
S_{40} =?
= 20[12 + (39) (6)]
= 20(12 + 234)
= 20 × 246
= 4920
Question 13:
Find the sum of first 15 multiples of 8.
ANSWER:
The multiples of 8 are
8, 16, 24, 32…
These are in an A.P., having first term as 8 and common difference as 8.
Therefore, a = 8
d = 8
S_{15} =?
= 960
Question 14:
Find the sum of the odd numbers between 0 and 50.
ANSWER:
The odd numbers between 0 and 50 are
1, 3, 5, 7, 9 … 49
Therefore, it can be observed that these odd numbers are in an A.P.
a = 1
d = 2
l = 49
l = a + (n − 1) d
49 = 1 + (n − 1)2
48 = 2(n − 1)
n − 1 = 24
n = 25
= 625
Question 15:
A contract on construction job specifies a penalty for delay of completion beyond a certain date as follows: Rs. 200 for the first day, Rs. 250 for the second day, Rs. 300 for the third day, etc., the penalty for each succeeding day being Rs. 50 more than for the preceding day. How much money the contractor has to pay as penalty, if he has delayed the work by 30 days.
ANSWER:
It can be observed that these penalties are in an A.P. having first term as 200 and common difference as 50.
a = 200
d = 50
Penalty that has to be paid if he has delayed the work by 30 days = S_{30}
= 15 [400 + 1450]
= 15 (1850)
= 27750
Therefore, the contractor has to pay Rs 27750 as penalty.
Question 16:
A sum of Rs 700 is to be used to give seven cash prizes to students of a school for their overall academic performance. If each prize is Rs 20 less than its preceding prize, find the value of each of the prizes.
ANSWER:
Let the cost of 1^{st} prize be P.
Cost of 2^{nd} prize = P − 20
And cost of 3^{rd} prize = P − 40
It can be observed that the cost of these prizes are in an A.P. having common difference as −20 and first term as P.
a = P
d = −20
Given that, S_{7} = 700
a + 3(−20) = 100
a − 60 = 100
a = 160
Therefore, the value of each of the prizes was Rs 160, Rs 140, Rs 120, Rs 100, Rs 80, Rs 60, and Rs 40.
Question 17:
In a school, students thought of planting trees in and around the school to reduce air pollution. It was decided that the number of trees, that each section of each class will plant, will be the same as the class, in which they are studying, e.g., a section of class I will plant 1 tree, a section of class II will plant 2 trees and so on till class XII. There are three sections of each class. How many trees will be planted by the students?
ANSWER:
It can be observed that the number of trees planted by the students is in an AP.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5………………..12
First term, a = 1
Common difference, d = 2 − 1 = 1
= 6 (2 + 11)
= 6 (13)
= 78
Therefore, number of trees planted by 1 section of the classes = 78
Number of trees planted by 3 sections of the classes = 3 × 78 = 234
Therefore, 234 trees will be planted by the students.
Question 18:
A spiral is made up of successive semicircles, with centres alternately at A and B, starting with centre at A of radii 0.5, 1.0 cm, 1.5 cm, 2.0 cm, ……… as shown in figure. What is the total length of such a spiral made up of thirteen consecutive semicircles?
ANSWER:
Semi-perimeter of circle = πr
I_{1} = π(0.5)
I_{2} = π(1) = π cm
I_{3} = π(1.5) =
Therefore, I_{1}, I_{2}, I_{3} ,i.e. the lengths of the semi-circles are in an A.P.,
S_{13} =?
We know that the sum of n terms of an a A.P. is given by
= 143
Therefore, the length of such spiral of thirteen consecutive semi-circles will be 143 cm.
Question 19:
200 logs are stacked in the following manner: 20 logs in the bottom row, 19 in the next row, 18 in the row next to it and so on. In how many rows are the 200 logs placed and how many logs are in the top row?
ANSWER:
It can be observed that the numbers of logs in rows are in an A.P.
20, 19, 18…
For this A.P.,
a = 20
d = a_{2} − a_{1} = 19 − 20 = −1
Let a total of 200 logs be placed in n rows.
S_{n} = 200
400 = n (40 − n + 1)
400 = n (41 − n)
400 = 41n − n^{2}
n^{2} − 41n + 400 = 0
n^{2} − 16n − 25n + 400 = 0
n (n − 16) −25 (n − 16) = 0
(n − 16) (n − 25) = 0
Either (n − 16) = 0 or n − 25 = 0
n = 16 or n = 25
a_{n} = a + (n − 1)d
a_{16} = 20 + (16 − 1) (−1)
a_{16} = 20 − 15
a_{16} = 5
Similarly,
a_{25} = 20 + (25 − 1) (−1)
a_{25} = 20 − 24
= −4
Clearly, the number of logs in 16^{th} row is 5. However, the number of logs in 25^{th} row is negative, which is not possible.
Therefore, 200 logs can be placed in 16 rows and the number of logs in the 16^{th} row is 5.
Question 20: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
In a potato race, a bucket is placed at the starting point, which is 5 m from the first potato and other potatoes are placed 3 m apart in a straight line. There are ten potatoes in the line.
A competitor starts from the bucket, picks up the nearest potato, runs back with it, drops it in the bucket, runs back to pick up the next potato, runs to the bucket to drop it in, and she continues in the same way until all the potatoes are in the bucket. What is the total distance the competitor has to run?
[Hint: to pick up the first potato and the second potato, the total distance (in metres) run by a competitor is 2 × 5 + 2 ×(5 + 3)]
ANSWER:
The distances of potatoes are as follows.
5, 8, 11, 14…
It can be observed that these distances are in A.P.
a = 5
d = 8 − 5 = 3
= 5[10 + 9 × 3]
= 5(10 + 27) = 5(37)
= 185
As every time she has to run back to the bucket, therefore, the total distance that the competitor has to run will be two times of it.
Therefore, total distance that the competitor will run = 2 × 185
= 370 m
Alternatively,
The distances of potatoes from the bucket are 5, 8, 11, 14…
Distance run by the competitor for collecting these potatoes are two times of the distance at which the potatoes have been kept. Therefore, distances to be run are
10, 16, 22, 28, 34,……….
a = 10
d = 16 − 10 = 6
S_{10} =?
= 5[20 + 54]
= 5 (74)
= 370
Therefore, the competitor will run a total distance of 370 m.
MISCELLANEOUS EXERCISE
Question 1:
Which term of the A.P. 121, 117, 113 … is its first negative term?
[Hint: Find n for a_{n} < 0]
ANSWER:
Given A.P. is 121, 117, 113 …
a = 121
d = 117 − 121 = −4
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
= 121 + (n − 1) (−4)
= 121 − 4n + 4
= 125 − 4n
We have to find the first negative term of this A.P.
Therefore, 32^{nd} term will be the first negative term of this A.P.
Question 2: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
The sum of the third and the seventh terms of an A.P is 6 and their product is 8. Find the sum of first sixteen terms of the A.P.
ANSWER:
We know that,
a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d
a_{3} = a + (3 − 1) d
a_{3} = a + 2d
Similarly, a_{7} = a + 6d
Given that, a_{3} + a_{7} = 6
(a + 2d) + (a + 6d) = 6
2a + 8d = 6
a + 4d = 3
a = 3 − 4d (i)
Also, it is given that (a_{3}) × (a_{7}) = 8
(a + 2d) × (a + 6d) = 8
From equation (i),
From equation (i),
Question 3: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
A ladder has rungs 25 cm apart. (See figure). The rungs decrease uniformly in length from 45 cm at the bottom to 25 cm at the top. If the top and bottom rungs are m apart, what is the length of the wood required for the rungs?
[Hint: number of rungs ]
ANSWER:
It is given that the rungs are 25 cm apart and the top and bottom rungs are m apart.
∴ Total number of rungs
Now, as the lengths of the rungs decrease uniformly, they will be in an A.P.
The length of the wood required for the rungs equals the sum of all the terms of this A.P.
First term, a = 45
Last term, l = 25
n = 11
Therefore, the length of the wood required for the rungs is 385 cm.
Question 4:
The houses of a row are number consecutively from 1 to 49. Show that there is a value of x such that the sum of numbers of the houses preceding the house numbered x is equal to the sum of the number of houses following it.
Find this value of x.
[Hint S_{x}_{ − 1 }= S_{49} − S_{x}]
ANSWER:
The number of houses was
1, 2, 3 … 49
It can be observed that the number of houses are in an A.P. having a as 1 and d also as 1.
Let us assume that the number of x^{th }house was like this.
We know that,
Sum of n terms in an A.P.
Sum of number of houses preceding x^{th} house = S_{x}_{ − 1}
Sum of number of houses following x^{th} house = S_{49} − S_{x}
It is given that these sums are equal to each other.
However, the house numbers are positive integers.
The value of x will be 35 only.
Therefore, house number 35 is such that the sum of the numbers of houses preceding the house numbered 35 is equal to the sum of the numbers of the houses following it.
Question 5: (ncert solutions for class 10 maths chapter 5)
A small terrace at a football ground comprises of 15 steps each of which is 50 m long and built of solid concrete.
Each step has a rise of m and a tread of m (See figure) calculate the total volume of concrete required to build the terrace.
ANSWER:
From the figure, it can be observed that
1^{st} step is m wide,
2^{nd} step is 1 m wide,
3^{rd} step is m wide.
Therefore, the width of each step is increasing by m each time whereas their height m and length 50 m remains the same.
Therefore, the widths of these steps are
Volume of concrete in 1^{st} step
Volume of concrete in 2^{nd} step
Volume of concrete in 3^{rd} step
It can be observed that the volumes of concrete in these steps are in an A.P.
Volume of concrete required to build the terrace is 750 m^{3}.