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## NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Arithmetic Progressions

**1. In which of the following situations, does the list of numbers involved make an 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 14 th of the air remaining in the cylinder at a time.**

**(iii) The cost of digging a well after every meter of digging, when it costs Rs 150 for the first meter and rises by Rs 50 for each subsequent meter.**

**(iv) The amount of money in the account every year, when Rs 10,000 is deposited at compound Interest at 8% per annum.**

**Ans. (i)**Taxi fare for 1st km = Rs 15, Taxi fare after 2 km = 15 + 8 = Rs 23

Taxi fare after 3 km = 23 + 8 = Rs 31

Taxi fare after 4 km = 31 + 8 = Rs 39

Therefore, the sequence is 15, 23, 31, 39…

It is an arithmetic progression because difference between any two consecutive terms is equal which is 8. (23 – 15 = 8, 31 – 23 = 8, 39 – 31 = 8, …)

** (ii)**Let amount of air initially present in a cylinder = *V*

Amount of air left after pumping out air by vacuum pump =

Amount of air left when vacuum pump again pumps out air

=

So, the sequence we get is like

Checking for difference between consecutive terms …

Difference between consecutive terms is not equal.

Therefore, it is not an arithmetic progression.

**(iii)** Cost of digging 1 meter of well = Rs 150

Cost of digging 2 meters of well = 150 + 50 = Rs 200

Cost of digging 3 meters of well = 200 + 50 = Rs 250

Therefore, we get a sequence of the form 150, 200, 250…

It is an arithmetic progression because difference between any two consecutive terms is equal. (200 – 150 = 250 – 200 = 50…)

Here, difference between any two consecutive terms which is also called common difference is equal to 50.

**(iv)**Amount in bank after Ist year = … (1)

Amount in bank after two years = … (2)

Amount in bank after three years = … (3)

Amount in bank after four years = … (4)

It is not an arithmetic progression because (2) − (1) ≠ (3) − (2)

(Difference between consecutive terms is not equal)

Therefore, it is not an Arithmetic Progression.

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Exercise 5.1

**2. Write first four terms of the AP, when the first term a and 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**

**Ans. (i)** First term = a = 10, d = 10

Second term = a + d = 10 + 10 = 20

Third term = second term + d = 20 + 10 = 30

Fourth term = third term + d = 30 + 10 = 40

Therefore, first four terms are: 10, 20, 30, 40

**(ii)** First term = a = –2 , d = 0

Second term = a + d = –2 + 0 = –2

Third term = second term + d = –2 + 0 = –2

Fourth term = third term + d = –2 + 0 = –2

Therefore, first four terms are: –2, –2, –2, –2

(**iii)** First term = a = 4, d =–3

Second term = a + d = 4 – 3 = 1

Third term = second term + d = 1 – 3 = –2

Fourth term = third term + d = –2 – 3 = –5

Therefore, first four terms are: 4, 1, –2, –5

**(iv)** First term = a = –1, d =

Second term = a + d = –1 + = −

Third term = second term + d = −+ = 0

Fourth term = third term + d = 0 + =

Therefore, first four terms are: –1, −, 0,

**(v)** First term = a = –1.25, d = –0.25

Second term = a + d = –1.25 – 0.25 = –1.50

Third term = second term + d = –1.50 – 0.25 = –1.75

Fourth term = third term + d

= –1.75 – 0.25 = –2.00

Therefore, first four terms are: –1.25, –1.50, –1.75, –2.00

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Exercise 5.1

**3. For the following APs, 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 …**

**Ans. (i)** 3, 1, –1, –3…

First term = a = 3,

Common difference (d) = Second term – first term = Third term – second term and so on

Therefore, Common difference (d) = 1 – 3 = –2

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**(ii)** –5, –1, 3, 7…

First term = a = –5

Common difference (d) = Second term – First term

= Third term – Second term and so on

Therefore, Common difference (d) = –1 – (–5) = –1 + 5 = 4

**(iii)**

First term = a =

Common difference (d) = Second term – First term

= Third term – Second term and so on

Therefore, Common difference (d) =

**(iv)** 0.6, 1.7, 2.8, 3.9…

First term = a = 0.6

Common difference (d) = Second term – First term

= Third term – Second term and so on

Therefore, Common difference (d) = 1.7 − 0.6 = 1.1

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Exercise 5.1

**4. Which of the following are APs? If they form an AP, find the common difference d and write three more terms.**

**(i) 2, 4, 8, 16… **

**(ii) 2, , 3, …**

**(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) **

**(xii) **

**(xiii) **

**(xiv) **

**(xv) **

**Ans. (i)** 2, 4, 8, 16…

It is not an AP because difference between consecutive terms is not equal.

As4 – 2 ≠ 8 − 4

**(ii)**2, , 3, …

It is an AP because difference between consecutive terms is equal.

Common difference (d) =

Fifth term = Sixth term = 4 + ½ =

Seventh term =

Therefore, next three terms are 4, and 5.

**(iii)**−1.2, −3.2, −5.2, −7.2…

It is an AP because difference between consecutive terms is equal.

−3.2 − (−1.2)

= −5.2 − (−3.2)

= −7.2 − (−5.2) = −2

Common difference (d) = −2

Fifth term = −7.2 – 2 = −9.2Sixth term = −9.2 – 2 = −11.2

Seventh term = −11.2 – 2 = −13.2

Therefore, next three terms are −9.2, −11.2 and −13.2

**(iv)** −10, −6, −2, 2…

It isan AP because difference between consecutive terms is equal.

−6 − (−10) = −2 − (−6)

= 2 − (−2) = 4

Common difference (d) = 4

Fifth term = 2 + 4 = 6 Sixth term = 6 + 4 = 10

Seventh term = 10 + 4 = 14

Therefore, next three terms are 6, 10 and 14

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Exercise 5.1

**(v)**

It is an AP because difference between consecutive terms is equal.

Common difference (d) =

Fifth term =

Sixth term =

Seventh term =

Therefore, next three terms are

**(vi)** 0.2, 0.22, 0.222, 0.2222…

It is not an AP because difference between consecutive terms is not equal.

0.22 − 0.2 ≠ 0.222 − 0.22

**(vii)** 0, −4, −8, −12…

It is an AP because difference between consecutive terms is equal.

−4 – 0 = −8 − (−4)

= −12 − (−8) = −4

Common difference (d) = −4

Fifth term = −12 – 4 =−16 Sixth term = −16 – 4 = −20

Seventh term = −20 – 4 = −24

Therefore, next three terms are −16, −20 and −24

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Exercise 5.1

**(viii)**

It is an AP because difference between consecutive terms is equal.

Common difference (d) = 0

Fifth term = Sixth term =

Seventh term =

Therefore, next three terms are

**(ix)** 1, 3, 9, 27…

It is not an AP because difference between consecutive terms is not equal.

3 – 1 ≠ 9 − 3

**(x)** *a*, 2*a*, 3*a*, 4*a*…

It is an AP because difference between consecutive terms is equal.

2*a *– *a *= 3*a *− 2*a *= 4*a *− 3*a *= *a*

Common difference (d) = a

Fifth term = 4*a *+ *a *= 5*a *Sixth term = 5*a *+ *a *= 6*a*

Seventh term = 6*a *+ *a *= 7*a*

Therefore, next three terms are 5*a*, 6*a* and 7*a*

**(xi)** *a*, *a*^{2}, *a*^{3}, *a*^{4}…

It is not an AP because difference between consecutive terms is not equal.

*a*^{2} – *a *≠ *a*^{3} − *a*^{2}

**(xii)**

It is an AP because difference between consecutive terms is equal.

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Exercise 5.1

Common difference (d) =

Fifth term = Sixth term =

Seventh term =

Therefore, next three terms are

**(xiii)**

It is not an AP because difference between consecutive terms is not equal.

**(xiv)**

It is not an AP because difference between consecutive terms is not equal.

**(xv)**

1, 25, 49, 73…

It is an AP because difference between consecutive terms is equal.

= = 24

Common difference (d) = 24

Fifth term = 73 + 24 = 97 Sixth term = 97 + 24 = 121

Seventh term = 121 + 24 = 145

Therefore, next three terms are 97, 121 and 145

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