## NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Maths Chapter 9 – Sequences and Series Ex 9.2

#### Question 1:

Find the sum of odd integers from 1 to 2001.

The odd integers from 1 to 2001 are 1, 3, 5, …1999, 2001.
This sequence forms an A.P.
Here, first term, a = 1
Common difference, d = 2
Thus, the sum of odd numbers from 1 to 2001 is 1002001.

#### Question 2:

Find the sum of all natural numbers lying between 100 and 1000, which are multiples of 5.

The natural numbers lying between 100 and 1000, which are multiples of 5, are 105, 110, … 995.
Thus, the sum of all natural numbers lying between 100 and 1000, which are multiples of 5, is 98450.

#### Question 3:

In an A.P, the first term is 2 and the sum of the first five terms is one-fourth of the next five terms. Show that 20thterm is –112.

First term = 2
Let d be the common difference of the A.P.
Therefore, the A.P. is 2, 2 + d, 2 + 2d, 2 + 3d, …
Sum of first five terms = 10 + 10d
Sum of next five terms = 10 + 35d
According to the given condition,
Thus, the 20th term of the A.P. is –112.

#### Question 4:

How many terms of the A.P. are needed to give the sum –25?

Let the sum of n terms of the given A.P. be –25.
It is known that, , where n = number of terms, a = first term, and d = common difference
Here, a = –6
Therefore, we obtain

#### Question 5:

In an A.P., if pth term is and qth term is , prove that the sum of first pq terms is

It is known that the general term of an A.P. is an = a + (n – 1)d
∴ According to the given information,
Subtracting (2) from (1), we obtain
Putting the value of d in (1), we obtain
Thus, the sum of first pq terms of the A.P. is .

#### Question 6:

If the sum of a certain number of terms of the A.P. 25, 22, 19, … is 116. Find the last term

Let the sum of n terms of the given A.P. be 116.
Here, a = 25 and d = 22 – 25 = – 3
However, n cannot be equal to . Therefore, n = 8
∴ a8 = Last term = a + (n – 1)d = 25 + (8 – 1) (– 3)
= 25 + (7) (– 3) = 25 – 21
= 4
Thus, the last term of the A.P. is 4.

#### Question 7:

Find the sum to n terms of the A.P., whose kth term is 5k + 1.

It is given that the kth term of the A.P. is 5k + 1.
kth term = ak = + (k – 1)d
∴ + (k – 1)d = 5k + 1
a + kd – d = 5k + 1
Comparing the coefficient of k, we obtain d = 5
– = 1
⇒ a – 5 = 1
⇒ a = 6

#### Question 8:

If the sum of n terms of an A.P. is (pn qn2), where p and q are constants, find the common difference.

It is known that,
According to the given condition,
Comparing the coefficients of n2 on both sides, we obtain
∴ d = 2 q
Thus, the common difference of the A.P. is 2q.

#### Question 9:

The sums of n terms of two arithmetic progressions are in the ratio 5n + 4: 9n + 6. Find the ratio of their 18thterms.

Let a1a2, and d1dbe the first terms and the common difference of the first and second arithmetic progression respectively.
According to the given condition,
Substituting n = 35 in (1), we obtain
From (2) and (3), we obtain
Thus, the ratio of 18th term of both the A.P.s is 179: 321.

#### Question 10:

If the sum of first p terms of an A.P. is equal to the sum of the first q terms, then find the sum of the first (p + q) terms.

Let a and d be the first term and the common difference of the A.P. respectively.
Here,
According to the given condition,
Thus, the sum of the first (p + q) terms of the A.P. is 0.

#### Question 11:

Sum of the first p, q and r terms of an A.P. are a, b and c, respectively.
Prove that

Let a1 and d be the first term and the common difference of the A.P. respectively.
According to the given information,
Subtracting (2) from (1), we obtain
p – 1d – q – 1d = 2ap – 2bq⇒dp – 1 – q + 1 = 2aq – 2bppq
⇒dp – q = 2aq – 2bppq
⇒d = 2aq – bppqp – q                …….4
Subtracting (3) from (2), we obtain
Equating both the values of d obtained in (4) and (5), we obtain
aq – bppqp – q = br – qcqrq – r
⇒aq – bppp – q = br – qcrq – r
⇒rq – raq – bp = pp – qbr – qc
⇒raq – bpq – r = pbr – qcp – q
⇒aqr – bprq – r = bpr – cpqp – q
Dividing both sides by pqr, we obtain
Thus, the given result is proved.

#### Question 12:

The ratio of the sums of m and n terms of an A.P. is m2n2. Show that the ratio of mth and nth term is (2m – 1): (2n– 1).

Let a and b be the first term and the common difference of the A.P. respectively.
According to the given condition,
Putting m = 2m – 1 and = 2n – 1 in (1), we obtain
From (2) and (3), we obtain
Thus, the given result is proved.

#### Question 13:

If the sum of n terms of an A.P. is and its mth term is 164, find the value of m.

Let a and b be the first term and the common difference of the A.P. respectively.
am = a + (m – 1)d = 164 … (1)
Sum of n terms,
Here,
n2 2a + nd – d = 3n2 + 5n⇒na + d2n2 – d2n = 3n2 + 5n⇒d2n2 + a – d2n = 3n2 + 5n
Comparing the coefficient of n2 on both sides, we obtain
Comparing the coefficient of n on both sides, we obtain
Therefore, from (1), we obtain
8 + (m – 1) 6 = 164
⇒ (m – 1) 6 = 164 – 8 = 156
⇒ – 1 = 26
⇒ m = 27
Thus, the value of m is 27.

#### Question 14:

Insert five numbers between 8 and 26 such that the resulting sequence is an A.P.

Let A1, A2, A3, A4, and A5 be five numbers between 8 and 26 such that
8, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, 26 is an A.P.
Here, = 8, = 26, n = 7
Therefore, 26 = 8 + (7 – 1) d
⇒ 6d = 26 – 8 = 18
⇒ = 3
A1 = a + d = 8 + 3 = 11
A2 = a + 2d = 8 + 2 × 3 = 8 + 6 = 14
A3 = a + 3d = 8 + 3 × 3 = 8 + 9 = 17
A4 = a + 4= 8 + 4 × 3 = 8 + 12 = 20
A5 = a + 5d = 8 + 5 × 3 = 8 + 15 = 23
Thus, the required five numbers between 8 and 26 are 11, 14, 17, 20, and 23.

#### Question 15:

If is the A.M. between a and b, then find the value of n.

A.M. of a and b
According to the given condition,

#### Question 16:

Between 1 and 31, m numbers have been inserted in such a way that the resulting sequence is an A.P. and the ratio of 7th and (m – 1)th numbers is 5:9. Find the value of m.

Let A1, A2, … Am be m numbers such that 1, A1, A2, … Am, 31 is an A.P.
Here, a = 1, b = 31, n = m + 2
∴ 31 = 1 + (m + 2 – 1) (d)
⇒ 30 = (m + 1) d
A1 = a + d
A2 = a + 2d
A3 = a + 3d …
∴ A7 = a + 7d
Am–1 = a + (m – 1) d
According to the given condition,
Thus, the value of m is 14.

#### Question 17:

A man starts repaying a loan as first installment of Rs. 100. If he increases the installment by Rs 5 every month, what amount he will pay in the 30th installment?

The first installment of the loan is Rs 100.
The second installment of the loan is Rs 105 and so on.
The amount that the man repays every month forms an A.P.
The A.P. is 100, 105, 110, …
First term, a = 100
Common difference, d = 5
A30 = a + (30 – 1)d
= 100 + (29) (5)
= 100 + 145
= 245
Thus, the amount to be paid in the 30th installment is Rs 245.

#### Question 18:

The difference between any two consecutive interior angles of a polygon is 5°. If the smallest angle is 120°, find the number of the sides of the polygon.