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1

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

The sum of first 9 terms of the series.

$${{{1^3}} \over 1} + {{{1^3} + {2^3}} \over {1 + 3}} + {{{1^3} + {2^3} + {3^3}} \over {1 + 3 + 5}} + ......$$

$${{{1^3}} \over 1} + {{{1^3} + {2^3}} \over {1 + 3}} + {{{1^3} + {2^3} + {3^3}} \over {1 + 3 + 5}} + ......$$

A

142

B

192

C

71

D

96

$${n^{th}}$$ term of series

$$ = {{\left[ {{{n\left( {n + 1} \right)} \over 2}} \right]} \over {{n^2}}} = {1 \over 4}{\left( {n + 1} \right)^2}$$

Sum of $$n$$ term $$ = \sum {{1 \over 4}} {\left( {n + 1} \right)^2}$$

$$ = {1 \over 4}\left[ {\sum {n{}^2} + 2\sum n + n} \right]$$

$$ = {1 \over 4}\left[ {{{n\left( {n + 1} \right)\left( {2n + 1} \right)} \over 6} + {{2n\left( {n + 1} \right)} \over 2} + n} \right]$$

Sum of $$9$$ terms

$$ = {1 \over 4}\left[ {{{9 \times 10 \times 19} \over 6} + {{18 \times 10} \over 2} + 9} \right] = {{384} \over 4} = 96$$

$$ = {{\left[ {{{n\left( {n + 1} \right)} \over 2}} \right]} \over {{n^2}}} = {1 \over 4}{\left( {n + 1} \right)^2}$$

Sum of $$n$$ term $$ = \sum {{1 \over 4}} {\left( {n + 1} \right)^2}$$

$$ = {1 \over 4}\left[ {\sum {n{}^2} + 2\sum n + n} \right]$$

$$ = {1 \over 4}\left[ {{{n\left( {n + 1} \right)\left( {2n + 1} \right)} \over 6} + {{2n\left( {n + 1} \right)} \over 2} + n} \right]$$

Sum of $$9$$ terms

$$ = {1 \over 4}\left[ {{{9 \times 10 \times 19} \over 6} + {{18 \times 10} \over 2} + 9} \right] = {{384} \over 4} = 96$$

2

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

If $${(10)^9} + 2{(11)^1}\,({10^8}) + 3{(11)^2}\,{(10)^7} + ......... + 10{(11)^9} = k{(10)^9},$$, then k is equal to :

A

100

B

110

C

$${{121} \over {10}}$$

D

$${{441} \over {100}}$$

Let $${10^9} + 2.\left( {11} \right){\left( {10} \right)^8} + 3{\left( {11} \right)^2}{\left( {10} \right)^7} + ...$$

$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, + 10{\left( {11} \right)^9} = k{\left( {10} \right)^9}$$

Let $$x = {10^9} + 2.\left( {11} \right){\left( {10} \right)^8} + 3{\left( {11} \right)^2}{\left( {10} \right)^7}$$

$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, + ..... + 10{\left( {11} \right)^9}$$

Multiplied by $${{11} \over {10}}$$ on both the sides

$${{11} \over {10}}x = {11.10^8} + 2.{\left( {11} \right)^2}.{\left( {10} \right)^7} + .....$$

$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, + 9\left( {11} \right){}^9 + {11^{10}}$$

$$x\left( {1 - {{11} \over {10}}} \right) = {10^9} + 11{\left( {10} \right)^8} + 11{}^2 \times {\left( {10} \right)^7}$$

$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, + ... + {11^9} - {11^{10}}$$

$$ \Rightarrow - {x \over {10}} = {10^9}\left[ {{{{{\left( {{{11} \over {10}}} \right)}^{10}} - 1} \over {{{11} \over {10}} - 1}}} \right] - {11^{10}}$$

$$ \Rightarrow - {x \over {10}} = \left( {{{11}^{10}} - {{10}^{10}}} \right) - {11^{10}} = - {10^{10}}$$

$$ \Rightarrow x = {10^{11}} = k{.10^9}$$

Given $$ \Rightarrow k = 100$$

$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, + 10{\left( {11} \right)^9} = k{\left( {10} \right)^9}$$

Let $$x = {10^9} + 2.\left( {11} \right){\left( {10} \right)^8} + 3{\left( {11} \right)^2}{\left( {10} \right)^7}$$

$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, + ..... + 10{\left( {11} \right)^9}$$

Multiplied by $${{11} \over {10}}$$ on both the sides

$${{11} \over {10}}x = {11.10^8} + 2.{\left( {11} \right)^2}.{\left( {10} \right)^7} + .....$$

$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, + 9\left( {11} \right){}^9 + {11^{10}}$$

$$x\left( {1 - {{11} \over {10}}} \right) = {10^9} + 11{\left( {10} \right)^8} + 11{}^2 \times {\left( {10} \right)^7}$$

$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, + ... + {11^9} - {11^{10}}$$

$$ \Rightarrow - {x \over {10}} = {10^9}\left[ {{{{{\left( {{{11} \over {10}}} \right)}^{10}} - 1} \over {{{11} \over {10}} - 1}}} \right] - {11^{10}}$$

$$ \Rightarrow - {x \over {10}} = \left( {{{11}^{10}} - {{10}^{10}}} \right) - {11^{10}} = - {10^{10}}$$

$$ \Rightarrow x = {10^{11}} = k{.10^9}$$

Given $$ \Rightarrow k = 100$$

3

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

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.P. is :

A

$$2 - \sqrt 3 $$

B

$$2 + \sqrt 3 $$

C

$$\sqrt 2 + \sqrt 3 $$

D

$$3 + \sqrt 2 $$

Let $$a,ar,a{r^2}$$ are in $$G.P.$$

According to the question

$$a,2ar,a{r^2}$$ are in $$A.P.$$

$$ \Rightarrow 2 \times 2ar = a + a{r^2}$$

$$ \Rightarrow 4r = 1 + {r^2}$$

$$ \Rightarrow {r^2} - 4r + 1 = 0$$

$$r = {{4 \pm \sqrt {16 - 4} } \over 2} = 2 \pm \sqrt 3 $$

Since $$r > 1$$

$$\therefore$$ $$\pi = 2 - \sqrt 3 $$ is rejected

Hence, $$r = 2 + \sqrt 3 $$

According to the question

$$a,2ar,a{r^2}$$ are in $$A.P.$$

$$ \Rightarrow 2 \times 2ar = a + a{r^2}$$

$$ \Rightarrow 4r = 1 + {r^2}$$

$$ \Rightarrow {r^2} - 4r + 1 = 0$$

$$r = {{4 \pm \sqrt {16 - 4} } \over 2} = 2 \pm \sqrt 3 $$

Since $$r > 1$$

$$\therefore$$ $$\pi = 2 - \sqrt 3 $$ is rejected

Hence, $$r = 2 + \sqrt 3 $$

4

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

The sum of first 20 terms of the sequence 0.7, 0.77, 0.777,........,is

A

$${7 \over {81}}\left( {179 - {{10}^{ - 20}}} \right)$$

B

$$\,{7 \over 9}\left( {99 - {{10}^{ - 20}}} \right)$$

C

$${7 \over {81}}\left( {179 + {{10}^{ - 20}}} \right)$$

D

$${7 \over 9}\left( {99 + {{10}^{ - 20}}} \right)$$

Given sequence can be written as

$${7 \over {10}} + {{77} \over {100}} + {{777} \over {{{10}^3}}} + ..... + $$ up to $$20$$ terms

$$ = 7\left[ {{1 \over {10}} + {{11} \over {100}} + {{111} \over {{{10}^3}}} + ...... + } \right.\,\,$$ up to $$20$$ terms ]

Multiply and divide by $$9$$

$$ = {7 \over 9}\left[ {{9 \over {10}} + {{99} \over {100}} + {{999} \over {1000}} + ......} \right.\,\,$$ $$+$$ up to $$20$$ terms ]

$$ = {7 \over 9}\left[ {\left( {1 - {1 \over {10}}} \right)} \right. + \left( {1 - {1 \over {{{10}^2}}}} \right) + \left( {1 - {1 \over {{{10}^3}}}} \right) + ......$$ $$+$$ up to $$20$$ terms ]

$$ = {7 \over 9}\left[ {20 - {{{1 \over {10}}\left( {1 - {{\left( {{1 \over {10}}} \right)}^{20}}} \right)} \over {1 - {1 \over {10}}}}} \right]$$

$$ = {7 \over 9}\left[ {{{179} \over 9} + {1 \over 9}{{\left( {{1 \over {10}}} \right)}^{20}}} \right]$$

$$ = {7 \over {81}}\left[ {179 + {{\left( {10} \right)}^{ - 20}}} \right]$$

$${7 \over {10}} + {{77} \over {100}} + {{777} \over {{{10}^3}}} + ..... + $$ up to $$20$$ terms

$$ = 7\left[ {{1 \over {10}} + {{11} \over {100}} + {{111} \over {{{10}^3}}} + ...... + } \right.\,\,$$ up to $$20$$ terms ]

Multiply and divide by $$9$$

$$ = {7 \over 9}\left[ {{9 \over {10}} + {{99} \over {100}} + {{999} \over {1000}} + ......} \right.\,\,$$ $$+$$ up to $$20$$ terms ]

$$ = {7 \over 9}\left[ {\left( {1 - {1 \over {10}}} \right)} \right. + \left( {1 - {1 \over {{{10}^2}}}} \right) + \left( {1 - {1 \over {{{10}^3}}}} \right) + ......$$ $$+$$ up to $$20$$ terms ]

$$ = {7 \over 9}\left[ {20 - {{{1 \over {10}}\left( {1 - {{\left( {{1 \over {10}}} \right)}^{20}}} \right)} \over {1 - {1 \over {10}}}}} \right]$$

$$ = {7 \over 9}\left[ {{{179} \over 9} + {1 \over 9}{{\left( {{1 \over {10}}} \right)}^{20}}} \right]$$

$$ = {7 \over {81}}\left[ {179 + {{\left( {10} \right)}^{ - 20}}} \right]$$

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