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Let $S_n$ denote the sum of the first $n$ terms of an arithmetic progression. If $S_{10}=390$ and the ratio of the tenth and the fifth terms is $15: 7...
Let $3, a, b, c$ be in A.P. and $3, a-1, b+1, c+9$ be in G.P. Then, the arithmetic mean of $a, b$ and $c$ is :
Let $$2^{\text {nd }}, 8^{\text {th }}$$ and $$44^{\text {th }}$$ terms of a non-constant A. P. be respectively the $$1^{\text {st }}, 2^{\text {nd }}...
For $$0 (I) If $$\alpha \in(-1,0)$$, then $$b$$ cannot be the geometric mean of $a$ and $$c$$ (II) If $$\alpha \in(0,1)$$, then $$b$$ may be the geom...
The sum of the series $$\frac{1}{1-3 \cdot 1^2+1^4}+\frac{2}{1-3 \cdot 2^2+2^4}+\frac{3}{1-3 \cdot 3^2+3^4}+\ldots$$ up to 10 -terms is
Let $$a$$ and $$b$$ be be two distinct positive real numbers. Let $$11^{\text {th }}$$ term of a GP, whose first term is $$a$$ and third term is $$b$$...
Let $$S_n$$ denote the sum of first $$n$$ terms of an arithmetic progression. If $$S_{20}=790$$ and $$S_{10}=145$$, then $$\mathrm{S}_{15}-\mathrm{S}_...
If $$\log _e \mathrm{a}, \log _e \mathrm{~b}, \log _e \mathrm{c}$$ are in an A.P. and $$\log _e \mathrm{a}-\log _e 2 \mathrm{~b}, \log _e 2 \mathrm{~b...
If each term of a geometric progression $$a_1, a_2, a_3, \ldots$$ with $$a_1=\frac{1}{8}$$ and $$a_2 \neq a_1$$, is the arithmetic mean of the next tw...
If in a G.P. of 64 terms, the sum of all the terms is 7 times the sum of the odd terms of the G.P, then the common ratio of the G.P. is equal to...
In an A.P., the sixth term $$a_6=2$$. If the product $$a_1 a_4 a_5$$ is the greatest, then the common difference of the A.P. is equal to
$$\text { The } 20^{\text {th }} \text { term from the end of the progression } 20,19 \frac{1}{4}, 18 \frac{1}{2}, 17 \frac{3}{4}, \ldots,-129 \frac{1...
The number of common terms in the progressions $4,9,14,19, \ldots \ldots$, up to $25^{\text {th }}$ term and $3,6,9,12, \ldots \ldots$, up to $37^{\te...
Let $A_{1}$ and $A_{2}$ be two arithmetic means and $G_{1}, G_{2}, G_{3}$ be three geometric means of two distinct positive numbers. Then $G_{1}^{4}+G...
Let a$$_1$$, a$$_2$$, a$$_3$$, .... be a G.P. of increasing positive numbers. Let the sum of its 6th and 8th terms be 2 and the product of its 3rd and...
Let $$s_{1}, s_{2}, s_{3}, \ldots, s_{10}$$ respectively be the sum to 12 terms of 10 A.P. s whose first terms are $$1,2,3, \ldots .10$$ and the commo...
Let $$ $$ be a sequence such that $$a_{1}+a_{2}+\ldots+a_{n}=\frac{n^{2}+3 n}{(n+1)(n+2)}$$. If $$28 \sum_\limits{k=1}^{10} \frac{1}{a_{k}}=p_{1} p_{2...
Let $$a, b, c$$ and $$d$$ be positive real numbers such that $$a+b+c+d=11$$. If the maximum value of $$a^{5} b^{3} c^{2} d$$ is $$3750 \beta$$, then t...
Let $$x_{1}, x_{2}, \ldots, x_{100}$$ be in an arithmetic progression, with $$x_{1}=2$$ and their mean equal to 200 . If $$y_{i}=i\left(x_{i}-i\right)...
If $$\mathrm{S}_{n}=4+11+21+34+50+\ldots$$ to $$n$$ terms, then $$\frac{1}{60}\left(\mathrm{~S}_{29}-\mathrm{S}_{9}\right)$$ is equal to :
Let the first term $$\alpha$$ and the common ratio r of a geometric progression be positive integers. If the sum of squares of its first three terms i...
Let $$\mathrm{a}_{\mathrm{n}}$$ be the $$\mathrm{n}^{\text {th }}$$ term of the series $$5+8+14+23+35+50+\ldots$$ and $$\mathrm{S}_{\mathrm{n}}=\sum_\...
Let $$S_{K}=\frac{1+2+\ldots+K}{K}$$ and $$\sum_\limits{j=1}^{n} S_{j}^{2}=\frac{n}{A}\left(B n^{2}+C n+D\right)$$, where $$A, B, C, D \in \mathbb{N}$...
If $$\operatorname{gcd}~(\mathrm{m}, \mathrm{n})=1$$ and $$1^{2}-2^{2}+3^{2}-4^{2}+\ldots . .+(2021)^{2}-(2022)^{2}+(2023)^{2}=1012 ~m^{2} n$$ then $...
The sum of the first $$20$$ terms of the series $$5+11+19+29+41+\ldots$$ is :
The sum $$\sum\limits_{n = 1}^\infty {{{2{n^2} + 3n + 4} \over {(2n)!}}} $$ is equal to :
The sum of 10 terms of the series $${1 \over {1 + {1^2} + {1^4}}} + {2 \over {1 + {2^2} + {2^4}}} + {3 \over {1 + {3^2} + {3^4}}}\, + \,....$$ is...
Let $a_1, a_2, a_3, \ldots$ be an A.P. If $a_7=3$, the product $a_1 a_4$ is minimum and the sum of its first $n$ terms is zero, then $n !-4 a_{n(n+2)}...
If the sum and product of four positive consecutive terms of a G.P., are 126 and 1296 , respectively, then the sum of common ratios of all such GPs is...
Let $a, b, c>1, a^3, b^3$ and $c^3$ be in A.P., and $\log _a b, \log _c a$ and $\log _b c$ be in G.P. If the sum of first 20 terms of an A.P., whose f...
If $${a_n} = {{ - 2} \over {4{n^2} - 16n + 15}}$$, then $${a_1} + {a_2}\, + \,....\, + \,{a_{25}}$$ is equal to :
For three positive integers p, q, r, $${x^{p{q^2}}} = {y^{qr}} = {z^{{p^2}r}}$$ and r = pq + 1 such that 3, 3 log$$_yx$$, 3 log$$_zy$$, 7 log$$_xz$$ a...
$$ \begin{aligned} &\text { Let }\left\{a_{n}\right\}_{n=0}^{\infty} \text { be a sequence such that } a_{0}=a_{1}=0 \text { and } \\\\ &a_{n+2}=3 a_{...
Consider the sequence $$a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, \ldots$$ such that $$a_{1}=1, a_{2}=2$$ and $$a_{n+2}=\frac{2}{a_{n+1}}+a_{n}$$ for $$\mathrm{n}=1,2,3, \...
Let the sum of an infinite G.P., whose first term is a and the common ratio is r, be 5 . Let the sum of its first five terms be $$\frac{98}{25}$$. The...
Suppose $$a_{1}, a_{2}, \ldots, a_{n}$$, .. be an arithmetic progression of natural numbers. If the ratio of the sum of first five terms to the sum of...
Consider two G.Ps. 2, 22, 23, ..... and 4, 42, 43, .... of 60 and n terms respectively. If the geometric mean of all the 60 + n terms is $${(2)^{{{225...
The sum $$\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{21} {{3 \over {(4n - 1)(4n + 3)}}} $$ is equal to
The value of $$1 + {1 \over {1 + 2}} + {1 \over {1 + 2 + 3}} + \,\,....\,\, + \,\,{1 \over {1 + 2 + 3 + \,\,.....\,\, + \,\,11}}$$ is equal to:
The sum of the infinite series $$1 + {5 \over 6} + {{12} \over {{6^2}}} + {{22} \over {{6^3}}} + {{35} \over {{6^4}}} + {{51} \over {{6^5}}} + {{70} \...
Let $$\{ {a_n}\} _{n = 0}^\infty $$ be a sequence such that $${a_0} = {a_1} = 0$$ and $${a_{n + 2}} = 2{a_{n + 1}} - {a_n} + 1$$ for all n $$\ge$$ 0. ...
If n arithmetic means are inserted between a and 100 such that the ratio of the first mean to the last mean is 1 : 7 and a + n = 33, then the value of...
Let A1, A2, A3, ....... be an increasing geometric progression of positive real numbers. If A1A3A5A7 = $${1 \over {1296}}$$ and A2 + A4 = $${7 \over {...
Let $$S = 2 + {6 \over 7} + {{12} \over {{7^2}}} + {{20} \over {{7^3}}} + {{30} \over {{7^4}}} + \,.....$$. Then 4S is equal to
If a1, a2, a3 ...... and b1, b2, b3 ....... are A.P., and a1 = 2, a10 = 3, a1b1 = 1 = a10b10, then a4 b4 is equal to -...
$$x = \sum\limits_{n = 0}^\infty {{a^n},y = \sum\limits_{n = 0}^\infty {{b^n},z = \sum\limits_{n = 0}^\infty {{c^n}} } } $$, where a, b, c are in A...
If $$A = \sum\limits_{n = 1}^\infty {{1 \over {{{\left( {3 + {{( - 1)}^n}} \right)}^n}}}} $$ and $$B = \sum\limits_{n = 1}^\infty {{{{{( - 1)}^n}} \...
The sum 1 + 2 . 3 + 3 . 32 + ......... + 10 . 39 is equal to :
Let x, y > 0. If x3y2 = 215, then the least value of 3x + 2y is
If $$\{ {a_i}\} _{i = 1}^n$$, where n is an even integer, is an arithmetic progression with common difference 1, and $$\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{a_i} = ...
Let Sn = 1 . (n $$-$$ 1) + 2 . (n $$-$$ 2) + 3 . (n $$-$$ 3) + ..... + (n $$-$$ 1) . 1, n $$\ge$$ 4.The sum $$\sum\limits_{n = 4}^\infty {\left( {{{2...
Let a1, a2, ..........., a21 be an AP such that $$\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{20} {{1 \over {{a_n}{a_{n + 1}}}} = {4 \over 9}} $$. If the sum of this AP is 1...
Let a1, a2, a3, ..... be an A.P. If $${{{a_1} + {a_2} + .... + {a_{10}}} \over {{a_1} + {a_2} + .... + {a_p}}} = {{100} \over {{p^2}}}$$, p $$\ne$$ 10...
The sum of 10 terms of the series $${3 \over {{1^2} \times {2^2}}} + {5 \over {{2^2} \times {3^2}}} + {7 \over {{3^2} \times {4^2}}} + ....$$ is :...
Three numbers are in an increasing geometric progression with common ratio r. If the middle number is doubled, then the new numbers are in an arithmet...
If 0 < x < 1 and $$y = {1 \over 2}{x^2} + {2 \over 3}{x^3} + {3 \over 4}{x^4} + ....$$, then the value of e1 + y at $$x = {1 \over 2}$$ is :...
If 0 < x < 1, then $${3 \over 2}{x^2} + {5 \over 3}{x^3} + {7 \over 4}{x^4} + .....$$, is equal to :
If for x, y $$\in$$ R, x > 0, y = log10x + log10x1/3 + log10x1/9 + ...... upto $$\infty$$ terms and $${{2 + 4 + 6 + .... + 2y} \over {3 + 6 + 9 + ....
The sum of the series $${1 \over {x + 1}} + {2 \over {{x^2} + 1}} + {{{2^2}} \over {{x^4} + 1}} + ...... + {{{2^{100}}} \over {{x^{{2^{100}}}} + 1}}$$...
If the sum of an infinite GP a, ar, ar2, ar3, ....... is 15 and the sum of the squares of its each term is 150, then the sum of ar2, ar4, ar6, ..........
Let Sn be the sum of the first n terms of an arithmetic progression. If S3n = 3S2n, then the value of $${{{S_{4n}}} \over {{S_{2n}}}}$$ is :...
Let Sn denote the sum of first n-terms of an arithmetic progression. If S10 = 530, S5 = 140, then S20 $$-$$ S6 is equal to:...
If sum of the first 21 terms of the series $${\log _{{9^{1/2}}}}x + {\log _{{9^{1/3}}}}x + {\log _{{9^{1/4}}}}x + .......$$, where x > 0 is 504, th...
Let S1 be the sum of first 2n terms of an arithmetic progression. Let S2 be the sum of first 4n terms of the same arithmetic progression. If (S2 $$-$$...
If $$\alpha$$, $$\beta$$ are natural numbers such that 100$$\alpha$$ $$-$$ 199$$\beta$$ = (100)(100) + (99)(101) + (98)(102) + ...... + (1)(199), then...
$${1 \over {{3^2} - 1}} + {1 \over {{5^2} - 1}} + {1 \over {{7^2} - 1}} + .... + {1 \over {{{(201)}^2} - 1}}$$ is equal to
The sum of the series $$\sum\limits_{n = 1}^\infty {{{{n^2} + 6n + 10} \over {(2n + 1)!}}} $$ is equal to :
The sum of the infinite series $$1 + {2 \over 3} + {7 \over {{3^2}}} + {{12} \over {{3^3}}} + {{17} \over {{3^4}}} + {{22} \over {{3^5}}} + ......$$ i...
In an increasing geometric series, the sum of the second and the sixth term is $${{25} \over 2}$$ and the product of the third and fifth term is 25. T...
The minimum value of $$f(x) = {a^{{a^x}}} + {a^{1 - {a^x}}}$$, where a, $$x \in R$$ and a > 0, is equal to :
If $$0 < \theta ,\phi < {\pi \over 2},x = \sum\limits_{n = 0}^\infty {{{\cos }^{2n}}\theta } ,y = \sum\limits_{n = 0}^\infty {{{\sin }^{2n}}...
The common difference of the A.P. b1, b2, … , bm is 2 more than the common difference of A.P. a1, a2, …, an. If a40 = –159, a100 = –399 and b100 = a...
Let a , b, c , d and p be any non zero distinct real numbers such that (a2 + b2 + c2)p2 – 2(ab + bc + cd)p + (b2 + c2 + d2) = 0. Then :...
If the sum of the second, third and fourth terms of a positive term G.P. is 3 and the sum of its sixth, seventh and eighth terms is 243, then the sum ...
If the sum of the first 20 terms of the series $${\log _{\left( {{7^{1/2}}} \right)}}x + {\log _{\left( {{7^{1/3}}} \right)}}x + {\log _{\left( {{7^{1...
If 210 + 29.31 + 28 .32 +.....+ 2.39 + 310 = S - 211, then S is equal to :...
If $${3^{2\sin 2\alpha - 1}}$$, 14 and $${3^{4 - 2\sin 2\alpha }}$$ are the first three terms of an A.P. for some $$\alpha $$, then the sixth terms o...
The minimum value of 2sinx + 2cosx is :
Let a1, a2, ..., an be a given A.P. whose common difference is an integer and Sn = a1 + a2 + .... + an. If a1 = 1, an = 300 and 15 $$ \le $$ n $$ \le ...
If 1+(1–22.1)+(1–42.3)+(1-62.5)+......+(1-202.19)= $$\alpha $$ - 220$$\beta $$, then an ordered pair $$\left( {\alpha ,\beta } \right)$$ is equal to:...
If the sum of the series 20 + 19$${3 \over 5}$$ + 19$${1 \over 5}$$ + 18$${4 \over 5}$$ + ... upto nth term is 488 and the nth term is negative, then ...
If the first term of an A.P. is 3 and the sum of its first 25 terms is equal to the sum of its next 15 terms, then the common difference of this A.P. ...
If the sum of first 11 terms of an A.P., a1, a2, a3, .... is 0 (a $$ \ne $$ 0), then the sum of the A.P., a1 , a3 , a5 ,....., a23 is ka1 , where k is...
Let S be the sum of the first 9 terms of the series : {x + k$$a$$} + {x2 + (k + 2)$$a$$} + {x3 + (k + 4)$$a$$} + {x4 + (k + 6)$$a$$} + .... where a $...
If |x| < 1, |y| < 1 and x $$ \ne $$ y, then the sum to infinity of the following series (x + y) + (x2+xy+y2) + (x3+x2y + xy2+y3) + .......
The sum of the first three terms of a G.P. is S and their product is 27. Then all such S lie in :
Let an be the nth term of a G.P. of positive terms. $$\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{100} {{a_{2n + 1}} = 200} $$ and $$\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{100} {{a_{2n}} = 10...
The product $${2^{{1 \over 4}}}{.4^{{1 \over {16}}}}{.8^{{1 \over {48}}}}{.16^{{1 \over {128}}}}$$ ... to $$\infty $$ is equal to :
If the 10th term of an A.P. is $${1 \over {20}}$$ and its 20th term is $${1 \over {10}}$$, then the sum of its first 200 terms is...
Let ƒ : R $$ \to $$ R be such that for all x $$ \in $$ R (21+x + 21–x), ƒ(x) and (3x + 3–x) are in A.P., then the minimum value of ƒ(x) is...
Let $${a_1}$$ , $${a_2}$$ , $${a_3}$$ ,....... be a G.P. such that $${a_1}$$ < 0, $${a_1}$$ + $${a_2}$$ = 4 and $${a_3}$$ + $${a_4}$$ = 16. If...
If the sum of the first 40 terms of the series, 3 + 4 + 8 + 9 + 13 + 14 + 18 + 19 + ..... is (102)m, then m is equal to :
Five numbers are in A.P. whose sum is 25 and product is 2520. If one of these five numbers is -$${1 \over 2}$$ , then the greatest number amongst them...
If a1, a2, a3, ..... are in A.P. such that a1 + a7 + a16 = 40, then the sum of the first 15 terms of this A.P. is :...
For x $$\varepsilon $$ R, let [x] denote the greatest integer $$ \le $$ x, then the sum of the series $$\left[ { - {1 \over 3}} \right] + \left[ { - {...
Let Sn denote the sum of the first n terms of an A.P. If S4 = 16 and S6= – 48, then S10 is equal to :
The sum $$1 + {{{1^3} + {2^3}} \over {1 + 2}} + {{{1^3} + {2^3} + {3^3}} \over {1 + 2 + 3}} + ...... + {{{1^3} + {2^3} + {3^3} + ... + {{15}^3}} \over...
Let $$a$$, b and c be in G.P. with common ratio r, where $$a$$ $$ \ne $$ 0 and 0 < r $$ \le $$ $${1 \over 2}$$ . If 3$$a$$, 7b and 15c are the firs...
Let a1, a2, a3,......be an A.P. with a6 = 2. Then the common difference of this A.P., which maximises the product a1a4a5, is : ...
The sum $${{3 \times {1^3}} \over {{1^3}}} + {{5 \times ({1^3} + {2^3})} \over {{1^2} + {2^2}}} + {{7 \times \left( {{1^3} + {2^3} + {3^3}} \right)} \...
If a1, a2, a3, ............... an are in A.P. and a1 + a4 + a7 + ........... + a16 = 114, then a1 + a6 + a11 + a16 is equal to : ...
Some identical balls are arranged in rows to form an equilateral triangle. The first row consists of one ball, the second row consists of two balls an...
If the sum and product of the first three term in an A.P. are 33 and 1155, respectively, then a value of its 11th term is :-
The sum of the series 1 + 2 × 3 + 3 × 5 + 4 × 7 +.... upto 11th term is :-
Let the sum of the first n terms of a non-constant A.P., a1, a2, a3, ..... be $$50n + {{n(n - 7)} \over 2}A$$, where A is a constant. If d is the comm...
The sum $$\sum\limits_{k = 1}^{20} {k{1 \over {{2^k}}}} $$ is equal to
If three distinct numbers a, b, c are in G.P. and the equations ax2 + 2bx + c = 0 and dx2 + 2ex + ƒ = 0 have a common root, then which one of the fo...
The sum of all natural numbers 'n' such that 100 < n < 200 and H.C.F. (91, n) > 1 is :
If the sum of the first 15 terms of the series $${\left( {{3 \over 4}} \right)^3} + {\left( {1{1 \over 2}} \right)^3} + {\left( {2{1 \over 4}} \right)...
If sin4$$\alpha $$ + 4 cos4$$\beta $$ + 2 = 4$$\sqrt 2 $$ sin $$\alpha $$ cos $$\beta $$; $$\alpha $$, $$\beta $$ $$ \in $$ [0, $$\pi $$], then cos($...
If   nC4, nC5 and nC6 are in A.P., then n can be :
Let  Sk = $${{1 + 2 + 3 + .... + k} \over k}.$$ If   $$S_1^2 + S_2^2 + .....\, + S_{10}^2 = {5 \over {12}}$$A,  then A i...
The product of three consecutive terms of a G.P. is 512. If 4 is added to each of the first and the second of these terms, the three terms now form an...
If 19th term of a non-zero A.P. is zero, then its (49th term) : (29th term) is :
Let x, y be positive real numbers and m, n positive integers. The maximum value of the expression $${{{x^m}{y^n}} \over {\left( {1 + {x^{2m}}} \right)...
The sum of an infinite geometric series with positive terms is 3 and the sum of the cubes of its terms is $${{27} \over {19}}$$.Then the common ratio ...
Let a1, a2, . . . . . ., a10 be a G.P.    If $${{{a_3}} \over {{a_1}}} = 25,$$ then $${{{a_9}} \over {{a_5}}}$$ equals...
Let a1, a2, a3, ..... a10 be in G.P. with ai > 0 for i = 1, 2, ….., 10 and S be the set of pairs (r, k), r, k $$ \in $$ N (the set of natural numbe...
The sum of all two digit positive numbers which when divided by 7 yield 2 or 5 as remainder is -
The sum of the following series $$1 + 6 + {{9\left( {{1^2} + {2^2} + {3^2}} \right)} \over 7} + {{12\left( {{1^2} + {2^2} + {3^2} + {4^2}} \right)} \o...
Let a, b and c be the 7th, 11th and 13th terms respectively of a non-constant A.P. If these are also three consecutive terms of a G.P., then $${a \ov...
If a, b, c be three distinct real numbers in G.P. and a + b + c = xb , then x cannot be
Let $${a_1},{a_2},.......,{a_{30}}$$ be an A.P., $$S = \sum\limits_{i = 1}^{30} {{a_i}} $$ and $$T = \sum\limits_{i = 1}^{15} {{a_{\left( {2i - 1} \ri...
The sum of the first 20 terms of the series $$1 + {3 \over 2} + {7 \over 4} + {{15} \over 8} + {{31} \over {16}} + ...,$$ is :
Let $${1 \over {{x_1}}},{1 \over {{x_2}}},...,{1 \over {{x_n}}}\,\,$$ (xi $$ \ne $$ 0 for i = 1, 2, ..., n) be in A.P. such that x1=4 and x21 = 20. If...
Let A be the sum of the first 20 terms and B be the sum of the first 40 terms of the series 12 + 2.22 + 32 + 2.42 + 52 + 2.62 ........... If B - 2A = ...
Let $${a_1}$$, $${a_2}$$, $${a_3}$$, ......... ,$${a_{49}}$$ be in A.P. such that $$\sum\limits_{k = 0}^{12} {{a_{4k + 1}}} = 416$$ and $${a_9} + {a_...
If  a,   b,   c  are in A.P. and  a2,  b2,  c2 are in G.P. such that a < b < c and ...
Let    An = $$\left( {{3 \over 4}} \right) - {\left( {{3 \over 4}} \right)^2} + {\left( {{3 \over 4}} \right)^3}$$ $$-$$. . . . . + ($$-$$1)...
If x1, x2, . . ., xn and $${1 \over {{h_1}}}$$, $${1 \over {{h_2}}}$$, . . . , $${1 \over {{h_n}}}$$ are two A.P..s such that x3 = h2 = 8 and x8 = h7 ...
If b is the first term of an infinite G.P. whose sum is five, then b lies in the interval :
If three positive numbers a, b and c are in A.P. such that abc = 8, then the minimum possible value of b is :
Let Sn = $${1 \over {{1^3}}}$$$$ + {{1 + 2} \over {{1^3} + {2^3}}} + {{1 + 2 + 3} \over {{1^3} + {2^3} + {3^3}}} + ......... + {{1 + 2 + ....... + n}...
If the arithmetic mean of two numbers a and b, a > b > 0, is five times their geometric mean, then $${{a + b} \over {a - b}}$$ is equal to :
If the sum of the first n terms of the series $$\,\sqrt 3 + \sqrt {75} + \sqrt {243} + \sqrt {507} + ......$$ is $$435\sqrt 3 ,$$ then n equals :...
For any three positive real numbers a, b and c, 9(25$${a^2}$$ + b2) + 25(c2 - 3$$a$$c) = 15b(3$$a$$ + c). Then
Let z = 1 + ai be a complex number, a > 0, such that z3 is a real number. Then the sum 1 + z + z2 + . . . . .+ z11 is equal to : ...
Let a1, a2, a3, . . . . . . . , an, . . . . . be in A.P. If a3 + a7 + a11 + a15 = 72, then the sum of its first 17 terms is equal to :...
If   A > 0, B > 0   and    A + B = $${\pi \over 6}$$, then the minimum value of tanA + tanB is :
Let x, y, z be positive real numbers such that x + y + z = 12 and x3y4z5 = (0.1) (600)3. Then x3 + y3 + z3is equal to : ...
If the $${2^{nd}},{5^{th}}\,and\,{9^{th}}$$ terms of a non-constant A.P. are in G.P., then the common ratio of this G.P. is :
If the sum of the first ten terms of the series $${\left( {1{3 \over 5}} \right)^2} + {\left( {2{2 \over 5}} \right)^2} + {\left( {3{1 \over 5}} \righ...
The sum of first 9 terms of the series. $${{{1^3}} \over 1} + {{{1^3} + {2^3}} \over {1 + 3}} + {{{1^3} + {2^3} + {3^3}} \over {1 + 3 + 5}} + ......$...
If m is the A.M. of two distinct real numbers l and n $$(l,n > 1)$$ and $${G_1},{G_2}$$ and $${G_3}$$ are three geometric means between $$l$$ and n...
Three positive numbers form an increasing G.P. If the middle term in this G.P. is doubled, the new numbers are in A.P. then the common ratio of the G....
If $${(10)^9} + 2{(11)^1}\,({10^8}) + 3{(11)^2}\,{(10)^7} + ......... + 10{(11)^9} = k{(10)^9},$$, then k is equal to :
The sum of first 20 terms of the sequence 0.7, 0.77, 0.777,........,is
Statement-1: The sum of the series 1 + (1 + 2 + 4) + (4 + 6 + 9) + (9 + 12 + 16) +.....+ (361 + 380 + 400) is 8000. Statement-2: $$\sum\limits_...
A man saves ₹ 200 in each of the first three months of his service. In each of the subsequent months his saving increases by ₹ 40 more than the savin...
A person is to count 4500 currency notes. Let $${a_n}$$ denote the number of notes he counts in the $${n^{th}}$$ minute. If $${a_1}$$ = $${a_2}$$ = .....
The sum to infinite term of the series $$1 + {2 \over 3} + {6 \over {{3^2}}} + {{10} \over {{3^3}}} + {{14} \over {{3^4}}} + .....$$ is
The first two terms of a geometric progression add up to 12. the sum of the third and the fourth terms is 48. If the terms of the geometric progressio...
The sum of series $${1 \over {2!}} - {1 \over {3!}} + {1 \over {4!}} - .......$$ upto infinity is
In a geometric progression consisting of positive terms, each term equals the sum of the next two terns. Then the common ratio of its progression is e...
If $${{a_1},{a_2},....{a_n}}$$ are in H.P., then the expression $${{a_1}\,{a_2} + \,{a_2}\,{a_3}\, + .... + {a_{n - 1}}\,{a_n}}$$ is equal to
Let $${a_1}$$, $${a_2}$$, $${a_3}$$.....be terms on A.P. If $${{{a_1} + {a_2} + .....{a_p}} \over {{a_1} + {a_2} + .....{a_q}}} = {{{p^2}} \over {{q^2...
If $$x = \sum\limits_{n = 0}^\infty {{a^n},\,\,y = \sum\limits_{n = 0}^\infty {{b^n},\,\,z = \sum\limits_{n = 0}^\infty {{c^n},} } } \,\,$$ where a...
The sum of the series $$1 + {1 \over {4.2!}} + {1 \over {16.4!}} + {1 \over {64.6!}} + .......$$ ad inf. is
Let $${{T_r}}$$ be the rth term of an A.P. whose first term is a and common difference is d. If for some positive integers m, n, $$m \ne n,\,\,{T_m} =...
The sum of the first n terms of the series $${1^2} + {2.2^2} + {3^2} + {2.4^2} + {5^2} + {2.6^2} + ....\,is\,{{n{{(n + 1)}^2}} \over 2}$$ when n is ev...
The sum of series $${1 \over {2\,!}} + {1 \over {4\,!}} + {1 \over {6\,!}} + ........$$ is
The sum of the serier $${1 \over {1.2}} - {1 \over {2.3}} + {1 \over {3.4}}..............$$ up to $$\infty $$ is equal to
If 1, $${\log _9}\,\,({3^{1 - x}} + 2),\,\,{\log _3}\,\,({4.3^x} - 1)$$ are in A.P. then x equals
l, m, n are the $${p^{th}}$$, $${q^{th}}$$ and $${r^{th}}$$ term of a G.P all positive, $$then\,\left| {\matrix{ {\log \,l} & p & 1 \cr ...
The value of $$\,{2^{1/4}}.\,\,{4^{1/8}}.\,{8^{1/16}}...\infty $$ is
Fifth term of a GP is 2, then the product of its 9 terms is
Sum of infinite number of terms of GP is 20 and sum of their square is 100. The common ratio of GP is
$${1^3} - \,\,{2^3} + {3^3} - {4^3} + ... + {9^3} = $$

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If three successive terms of a G.P. with common ratio $\mathrm{r}(\mathrm{r}>1)$ are the lengths of the sides of a triangle and $[r]$ denotes the grea...
Let $3,7,11,15, \ldots, 403$ and $2,5,8,11, \ldots, 404$ be two arithmetic progressions. Then the sum, of the common terms in them, is equal to ______...
Let $$S_n$$ be the sum to $$n$$-terms of an arithmetic progression $$3,7,11$$, If $$40...
Let $$\alpha=1^2+4^2+8^2+13^2+19^2+26^2+\ldots$$ upto 10 terms and $$\beta=\sum_\limits{n=1}^{10} n^4$$. If $$4 \alpha-\beta=55 k+40$$, then $$\mathrm...
If $8=3+\frac{1}{4}(3+p)+\frac{1}{4^2}(3+2 p)+\frac{1}{4^3}(3+3 p)+\cdots \cdots \infty$, then the value of $p$ is ____________.
If the sum of the series $\left(\frac{1}{2}-\frac{1}{3}\right)+\left(\frac{1}{2^{2}}-\frac{1}{2 \cdot 3}+\frac{1}{3^{2}}\right)+\left(\frac{1}{2^{3}}...
The sum to $$20$$ terms of the series $$2 \cdot 2^{2}-3^{2}+2 \cdot 4^{2}-5^{2}+2 \cdot 6^{2}-\ldots \ldots$$ is equal to __________.
For $$k \in \mathbb{N}$$, if the sum of the series $$1+\frac{4}{k}+\frac{8}{k^{2}}+\frac{13}{k^{3}}+\frac{19}{k^{4}}+\ldots$$ is 10 , then the value o...
Let $$S=109+\frac{108}{5}+\frac{107}{5^{2}}+\ldots .+\frac{2}{5^{107}}+\frac{1}{5^{108}}$$. Then the value of $$\left(16 S-(25)^{-54}\right)$$ is equa...
Suppose $$a_{1}, a_{2}, 2, a_{3}, a_{4}$$ be in an arithmetico-geometric progression. If the common ratio of the corresponding geometric progression i...
The sum of all those terms, of the arithmetic progression 3, 8, 13, ...., 373, which are not divisible by 3, is equal to ____________.
Let $$0 ...
If $$(20)^{19}+2(21)(20)^{18}+3(21)^{2}(20)^{17}+\ldots+20(21)^{19}=k(20)^{19}$$, then $$k$$ is equal to ___________.
The sum of the common terms of the following three arithmetic progressions. $$3,7,11,15, \ldots ., 399$$, $$2,5,8,11, \ldots ., 359$$ and $$2,7,12,17,...
Let $$a_{1}=8, a_{2}, a_{3}, \ldots, a_{n}$$ be an A.P. If the sum of its first four terms is 50 and the sum of its last four terms is 170 , then the ...
The sum $1^{2}-2 \cdot 3^{2}+3 \cdot 5^{2}-4 \cdot 7^{2}+5 \cdot 9^{2}-\ldots+15 \cdot 29^{2}$ is _________.
Let $$a_{1}, a_{2}, \ldots, a_{n}$$ be in A.P. If $$a_{5}=2 a_{7}$$ and $$a_{11}=18$$, then $$12\left(\frac{1}{\sqrt{a_{10}}+\sqrt{a_{11}}}+\frac{1}{...
The $8^{\text {th }}$ common term of the series $$ \begin{aligned} & S_1=3+7+11+15+19+\ldots . . \\\\ & S_2=1+6+11+16+21+\ldots . . \end{aligned} $$ i...
Let $$\sum_\limits{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{\mathrm{n}^{3}((2 \mathrm{n}) !)+(2 \mathrm{n}-1)(\mathrm{n} !)}{(\mathrm{n} !)((2 \mathrm{n}) !)}=\mathrm{ae}+...
Let $$a_1=b_1=1$$ and $${a_n} = {a_{n - 1}} + (n - 1),{b_n} = {b_{n - 1}} + {a_{n - 1}},\forall n \ge 2$$. If $$S = \sum\limits_{n = 1}^{10} {{{{b_n}}...
Let $$\{ {a_k}\} $$ and $$\{ {b_k}\} ,k \in N$$, be two G.P.s with common ratios $${r_1}$$ and $${r_2}$$ respectively such that $${a_1} = {b_1} = 4$$ ...
Let $$a_1,a_2,a_3,...$$ be a $$GP$$ of increasing positive numbers. If the product of fourth and sixth terms is 9 and the sum of fifth and seventh ter...
For the two positive numbers $$a,b,$$ if $$a,b$$ and $$\frac{1}{18}$$ are in a geometric progression, while $$\frac{1}{a},10$$ and $$\frac{1}{b}$$ are...
If $${{{1^3} + {2^3} + {3^3}\, + \,...\,up\,to\,n\,terms} \over {1\,.\,3 + 2\,.\,5 + 3\,.\,7\, + \,...\,up\,to\,n\,terms}} = {9 \over 5}$$, then the v...
The 4$$^\mathrm{th}$$ term of GP is 500 and its common ratio is $$\frac{1}{m},m\in\mathbb{N}$$. Let $$\mathrm{S_n}$$ denote the sum of the first n ter...
Let $$a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, \ldots$$ be an A.P. If $$\sum\limits_{r=1}^{\infty} \frac{a_{r}}{2^{r}}=4$$, then $$4 a_{2}$$ is equal to _________.
If $$\frac{1}{2 \times 3 \times 4}+\frac{1}{3 \times 4 \times 5}+\frac{1}{4 \times 5 \times 6}+\ldots+\frac{1}{100 \times 101 \times 102}=\frac{\mathr...
$${6 \over {{3^{12}}}} + {{10} \over {{3^{11}}}} + {{20} \over {{3^{10}}}} + {{40} \over {{3^9}}} + \,\,...\,\, + \,\,{{10240} \over 3} = {2^n}\,.\,m$...
$$ \frac{2^{3}-1^{3}}{1 \times 7}+\frac{4^{3}-3^{3}+2^{3}-1^{3}}{2 \times 11}+\frac{6^{3}-5^{3}+4^{3}-3^{3}+2^{3}-1^{3}}{3 \times 15}+\cdots+ \frac{30...
If $$\sum\limits_{k=1}^{10} \frac{k}{k^{4}+k^{2}+1}=\frac{m}{n}$$, where m and n are co-prime, then $$m+n$$ is equal to _____________.
Different A.P.'s are constructed with the first term 100, the last term 199, and integral common differences. The sum of the common differences of all...
The series of positive multiples of 3 is divided into sets : $$\{3\},\{6,9,12\},\{15,18,21,24,27\}, \ldots$$ Then the sum of the elements in the $$11^...
Let $$a, b$$ be two non-zero real numbers. If $$p$$ and $$r$$ are the roots of the equation $$x^{2}-8 \mathrm{a} x+2 \mathrm{a}=0$$ and $$\mathrm{q}$$...
Let $$a_{1}=b_{1}=1, a_{n}=a_{n-1}+2$$ and $$b_{n}=a_{n}+b_{n-1}$$ for every natural number $$n \geqslant 2$$. Then $$\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{15} {{a_n}....
Let for $$f(x) = {a_0}{x^2} + {a_1}x + {a_2},\,f'(0) = 1$$ and $$f'(1) = 0$$. If a0, a1, a2 are in an arithmatico-geometric progression, whose corresp...
Let 3, 6, 9, 12, ....... upto 78 terms and 5, 9, 13, 17, ...... upto 59 terms be two series. Then, the sum of the terms common to both the series is e...
Let for n = 1, 2, ......, 50, Sn be the sum of the infinite geometric progression whose first term is n2 and whose common ratio is $${1 \over {{{(n + ...
Let A = {1, a1, a2 ....... a18, 77} be a set of integers with 1 1 2 18 Let the set A + A = {x + y : x, y $$\in$$ A} contain exactly 39 elements. Then,...
If the sum of the first ten terms of the series $${1 \over 5} + {2 \over {65}} + {3 \over {325}} + {4 \over {1025}} + {5 \over {2501}} + \,\,....$$ is...
If a1 (> 0), a2, a3, a4, a5 are in a G.P., a2 + a4 = 2a3 + 1 and 3a2 + a3 = 2a4, then a2 + a4 + 2a5 is equal to ___________....
For a natural number n, let $${\alpha _n} = {19^n} - {12^n}$$. Then, the value of $${{31{\alpha _9} - {\alpha _{10}}} \over {57{\alpha _8}}}$$ is ____...
The greatest integer less than or equal to the sum of first 100 terms of the sequence $${1 \over 3},{5 \over 9},{{19} \over {27}},{{65} \over {81}},$$...
The number of 4-digit numbers which are neither multiple of 7 nor multiple of 3 is ____________.
If $$S = {7 \over 5} + {9 \over {{5^2}}} + {{13} \over {{5^3}}} + {{19} \over {{5^4}}} + ....$$, then 160 S is equal to ________.
The sum of all 3-digit numbers less than or equal to 500, that are formed without using the digit "1" and they all are multiple of 11, is ____________...
Let a1, a2, ......., a10 be an AP with common difference $$-$$ 3 and b1, b2, ........., b10 be a GP with common ratio 2. Let ck = ak + bk, k = 1, 2, ....
If $${\log _3}2,{\log _3}({2^x} - 5),{\log _3}\left( {{2^x} - {7 \over 2}} \right)$$ are in an arithmetic progression, then the value of x is equal to...
If the value of $${\left( {1 + {2 \over 3} + {6 \over {{3^2}}} + {{10} \over {{3^3}}} + ....upto\,\infty } \right)^{{{\log }_{(0.25)}}\left( {{1 \over...
The sum of all the elements in the set {n$$\in$$ {1, 2, ....., 100} | H.C.F. of n and 2040 is 1} is equal to _____________.
For k $$\in$$ N, let $${1 \over {\alpha (\alpha + 1)(\alpha + 2).........(\alpha + 20)}} = \sum\limits_{K = 0}^{20} {{{{A_k}} \over {\alpha + k}}}...
Let $$\left\{ {{a_n}} \right\}_{n = 1}^\infty $$ be a sequence such that a1 = 1, a2 = 1 and $${a_{n + 2}} = 2{a_{n + 1}} + {a_n}$$ for all n $$\ge$$ 1...
Sn(x) = loga1/2x + loga1/3x + loga1/6x + loga1/11x + loga1/18x + loga1/27x + ...... up to n-terms, where a > 1. If S24(x) = 1093 and S12(2x) = 265,...
Let $${1 \over {16}}$$, a and b be in G.P. and $${1 \over a}$$, $${1 \over b}$$, 6 be in A.P., where a, b > 0. Then 72(a + b) is equal to _________...
Consider an arithmetic series and a geometric series having four initial terms from the set {11, 8, 21, 16, 26, 32, 4}. If the last terms of these ser...
The total number of 4-digit numbers whose greatest common divisor with 18 is 3, is _________.
If the arithmetic mean and geometric mean of the pth and qth terms of the sequence $$-$$16, 8, $$-$$4, 2, ...... satisfy the equation 4x2 $$-$$ 9x + 5...
Let A1, A2, A3, ....... be squares such that for each n $$ \ge $$ 1, the length of the side of An equals the length of diagonal of An+1. If the length...
The sum of first four terms of a geometric progression (G. P.) is $${{65} \over {12}}$$ and the sum of their respective reciprocals is $${{65} \over {...
If m arithmetic means (A.Ms) and three geometric means (G.Ms) are inserted between 3 and 243 such that 4th A.M. is equal to 2nd G.M., then m is equal ...
The value of $${\left( {0.16} \right)^{{{\log }_{2.5}}\left( {{1 \over 3} + {1 \over {{3^2}}} + ....to\,\infty } \right)}}$$ is equal to ______.
The number of terms common to the two A.P.'s 3, 7, 11, ....., 407 and 2, 9, 16, ....., 709 is ______.
The sum, $$\sum\limits_{n = 1}^7 {{{n\left( {n + 1} \right)\left( {2n + 1} \right)} \over 4}} $$ is equal to ________.
The sum $$\sum\limits_{k = 1}^{20} {\left( {1 + 2 + 3 + ... + k} \right)} $$ is :
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