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Arithmetic Progression

(Q.1) The AM between (5)1/2 and (10)1/2 is (1 Mark)

(A) 10.9(B) 11.5(C) 17.5(D) 2.7
(Q.2) What is the 10th term of the AP: 3, 10, 17,...... (1 Mark)
(A) 56 (B) 46(C) 17(D) 66
(Q.3) How many three-digit numbers are divisible by 7? (1 Mark)
(A) 120(B) 125(C) 128(D) 130
(Q.4) Riya saves Rs 320 during the first year, Rs 360 in the next year, Rs (1 Mark)
400 in the third year and so on. This way she will save a sum of Rs 2000 in
(A) 5 years.(B) 10 years.(C) 15 years.(D) 20 years.
(Q.5) The 8th term of an AP is 32 and its 12th term is 52. What is the (1 Mark)
AP?
(A) 3, –2, 7,.…. (B) 3, 2, –7, –12,…..(C) –3, 2, –7, –12,….(D) – 3, 2,7,12,...
(Q.6) Which term of the AP : 21, 18, 15, ..... is –81? (1 Mark)
(A) 36(B) 33(C) 37(D) 35
(Q.7) The 3rd term of an AP is –40 and 13th term is 0, then the common (1 Mark)
difference equals
(A) -40.(B) -4.(C) 4.(D) 40.
(Q.8) If the first term of an AP is –5 and the common difference is 4, then (1 Mark)
its 18th term will be
(A) 60.(B) 61.(C) 62.(D) 63. (1 Mark)
(Q.9) If -1, 3, 7, … is in AP, then 95 is its
(A) 24th term.(B) 25th term.(C) 26th term.(D) 27th term.
(Q.10) If the nth term of an AP is 7 – 4n, then its common difference is (1 Mark)
(A) 7.(B) 4.(C) -3.(D) -4.
(Q.11) The sum of the first n odd natural numbers is (1 Mark)
(A) n2 + 1.(B) 2n2.(C) n2.(D) 2n2 + 1.
(Q.12) The sum of the first n even natural numbers is (1 Mark)
(A) n2 + 1.(B) 2n2.(C) n2.(D) n(n + 1). (1 Mark)
(Q.13) A student reading a 426-page book finds that he reads faster as he
gets into the subject. He reads 19 pages on the first day, and his rate of
reading then goes up by 3 pages each day. The number of days in which
he will finish the book is
(A) 12.(B) 11.(C) 10.(D) 8.
(1 Mark)
(Q.14) For the AP : what is the common difference d.
(A) d = 1(B) d = –1(C) d = 2 (D) None of these
(Q.15) For an A.P, whose first term is a and whose common difference is (1 Mark)
d, the nth term is
(A) an = a + nd (B) an = a – (n + 1)d (C) an = 2a + (n – 1)d (D) an = a + (n – 1)d
(Q.16) If ‘a’ is the AM of 3 numbers and ‘b’ is the AM of their squares, that the AM (1 Mark)
of their pair-wise products in terms of a and b is

(A) (B) (C) (D)

(Q.17) What is the sum of the first 3000 positive integers? (1 Mark)
(A) 4501500(B) 4051500(C) 450150(D) 405150 (1 Mark)
Q.18) In a flower bed, there are 23 rose plants in the first row, 19 in the
second, 15 in the third, and so on. There are 7 rose plants in the last row.
How many rows are there is the flower bed?
(A) 4 (B) 3(C) 5 (D) None of these
(Q.19) Which term of the AP 24, 21, 18, 15, .... is the first negative term? (1 Mark)
(A) 9th term(B) 10th term(C) 11th term(D) 13th
(Q.20) What is the sum of the first 51 terms of the A.P. whose second and (1 Mark)
third term are respectively 14 and 18?
(A) 5600(B) 5607(C) 5609(D) 5610
(Q.21) If the second term of an A.P. is 4 and seventh term is -11, (1 Mark)
find its common difference.
(A) -1(B) 1(C) 2(D) -3 (1 Mark)
(Q.22) Find the sum of all the natural numbers between 100 and 500
which are divisible by 8.
(A) 10000(B) 15000(C) 20000(D) 25000
(Q.23) In an A.P., the sum of its first n terms is n2 + 2n. Find its 18th term. (1 Mark)
(A) 32(B) 35(C) 37(D) 40
(Q.24) In the given AP, find the missing term: 2,__ ,26 (1 Mark)
(A) 14(B) 16(C) 18(D) 20
(Q.25) For the given AP, common difference is: -5, -1, 3, 7, ……… (1 Mark)
(A) 1(B) 2(C) 3(D) 4
(Q.26) Determine k so that k + 2, 4k – 6 and 3k – 2 are the three (1 Mark)
consecutive terms of an A.P.
(A) 2(B) 3(C) 4(D) 5
(Q.27) If 2x, x + 10, 3x + 2 are in AP, then the value of x is (1 Mark)
(A) 5.(B) 6.(C) 7.(D) 8.
(Q.28) If the sum of the third and ninth term of an AP is 8, then the sum (1 Mark)
of first 11 terms of the progression is
(A) 20.(B) 23.(C) 36.(D) 44. (1 Mark)
(Q.29) The sum of the first 63 terms of the sequence -19, -13, -7, ... is
(A) 10521.(B) 10500.(C) 10472.(D) 10461.
(Q.30) The sum of the first 50 terms of the sequence 3, 5, 7, … is (1 Mark)
(A) 2400.(B) 2500.(C) 2600.(D) 2700.
(Q.31) Find the sum of first 25 terms of an A.P. whose nth term is 1 – 4n. (1 Mark)
(A) -1100(B) 1257(C) -1275(D) 1325
(Q.32) Determine in AP whose 3rd term is 11 and the 7th term is 29. (1 Mark)

(A) ........ (B) ........(C) ........ (D) None of these

(Q.33) What is the sum of 54 terms in the list of numbers 5, 11, 17, 23,....? (1 Mark)
(A) 287 (B) 8856(C) 5871(D) 4856 (1 Mark)
(Q.34) Which of the following list of numbers does form an AP?

(i) 4, 10, 16, 22,.... (ii) 1, –1, –3, –5,..... (iii) –2, 2, –2, 2, –2,.... (iv) 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3,...
(A) i, ii & iv(B) ii, III & iv(C) i & ii (D) ii & iv
(Q.35) How many two-digit numbers are divisible by 5? (1 Mark)
(A) 15(B) 17(C) 18(D) 20
(Q.36) What is sum of the first 50 terms of the AP : 8, 3, –2,.... (1 Mark)
(A) –2225 (B) 2225(C) 2220 (D) – 5725
(Q.37) If the sum of the first 14 terms of an AP is 1050 and its first term (1 Mark)
is 10, then 20th term is
(A) 300 (B) 200(C) 100 (D) 75
(Q.38) The sum of the series 452 – 432 + 442 – 422 + 432 – 412 + 422 – 402 (1 Mark)
+..... to 30 terms is
(A) 2000(B) 1790(C) 2210(D) 2220
(Q.39) The A.M. between 10½ and 25½ is (1 Mark)
(A) 17.9(B) 18(C) 19.5 (D) 18.5
(Q.40) If and the sequence x, a1, a2, y and x, b1, b2, y each are in AP, (1 Mark)

then
(1 Mark)
(A) 0(B) 1 (C) (D)
(Q.41) The sum of all two digit natural number is
(A) 4900 (B) 4500(C) 4905(D) 4599
(Q.42) If the sums of n, 2n and 3n terms of an AP are S1, S2 and S3 respectively, then (1 Mark)

(1 Mark)

(A) (B) (C) (D) 2,3,4,5,6

(1 Mark)
(Q.44) If first term a and the common difference d are a = –1, , then AP terms
are

(A) –1, 4, (B) (C) (D) -1,2,3,...

(Q.45) Find a30– a20 for the AP: –9, –14, –19, –24,... (1 Mark)
(A) 50(B) –50(C) 40 (D) –40
(Q.46) Write the sequence with nth term 9 – 5n. (1 Mark)
(A) 4, –6, –1, –11,…..9–5n(B) 4, –1, –6, –11,….9 –5n
(C) –1, 4, –6, –11,…9–5n(D) 1,4,6,11......
(Q.47) The next term of the AP , ... is (1 Mark)
(A) .(B) .(C) .(D) .
(Q.48) If the nth term of an AP is 3n - 1, then the series is (1 Mark)
(A) 3, 5, 7, 9, ...(B) 3, 6, 9, 12, ...(C) 2, 5, 8, 11, ...(D) 2, 4, 6, 8, ...
(Q.49) If the sum of three numbers of an AP is 15, then its first term will (1 Mark)
be
(A) 2.(B) 3.(C) 4.(D) 5. (1 Mark)
(Q.50) If 5, 13, 21, … is in AP, then 181 is its
(A) 21st term.(B) 22nd term.(C) 23rd term.(D) 24th term.
(Q.51) The sum of the series 1 + 3.5 + 6 + 8.5 + … + 101 is (1 Mark)
(A) 2091.(B) 2100.(C) 2108.(D) 2117. (1 Mark)
(Q.52) Arithmetic Mean of 8 and –18 is
(A) 5.(B) 10.(C) -5.(D) -10.
(Q.53) The first term of an AP is 3. If the sum of the first 8 terms is twice (1 Mark)
the sum of the first five terms, then the common difference is

(A) .(B) .(C) .(D) .

(Q.54) If the first term of an AP is 1.5 and the common difference is 0.5, (1 Mark)
then the 16th term of the AP is
(A) 10.(B) 9.5.(C) 9.(D) 6.
(Q.55) Arithmetic Mean of –4 and 5 is (1 Mark)
(A) 9.(B) 1.(C) 1/2.(D) 9/2.
(Q.56) Find the sum of the first 100 terms following arithmetic (1 Mark)
progression 1 + 3 + 5 + 7 +………..
(A) 10000(B) 30000(C) 40000(D) 50000
(Q.57) The sum of first 20 natural numbers is (1 Mark)
(A) 210.(B) 220.(C) 230.(D) 240.
(Q.58) If the sum of n terms is given by n2 + n, then tn equals (1 Mark)
(A) n.(B) 2n.(C) 3n.(D) 4n. (1 Mark)
(Q.59) The 12th term of the AP 9, 13, 17, 21, …, is
(A) 53.(B) 54.(C) 55.(D) 56.
(Q.60) The general term of the AP 9, 12, 15, 18, … is (1 Mark)
(A) n + 6.(B) 2n + 6.(C) 3n + 6.(D) 4n + 6.
(Q.61) If the first term of an AP is 3 and the common difference is 2, then (1 Mark)
the twentieth term of the AP will be
(A) 40.(B) 41.(C) 42.(D) 43.
(Q.62) Find the sum of first ten natural numbers. (1 Mark)
(A) 35(B) 45(C) 55(D) 65 (1 Mark)
(Q.63) The angle of a triangle are in A.P., the least being half the greatest.
Find the angles.
(A) 100, 200, 300 (B) 200, 300, 400(C) 200, 600, 1000 (D) 400, 600, 800
(Q.64) Choose the correct choice: 30th term of the AP 10, 7 , 4,………..is (1 Mark)
(A) 97(B) 77(C) -77(D) -87
(Q.65) The 17th term of an AP exceeds its 10th term by 7. Find the (1 Mark)
common difference.
(A) 0(B) 1(C) 2(D) 3
(Q.66) Find the sum of first 40 positive integers divisible by 6. (1 Mark)
(A) 4000(B) 4020(C) 4060(D) 4920
(Q.67) How many terms are there in the A.P. : 7, 13, 19, 25, ………205 ? (1 Mark)
(A) 31(B) 32(C) 33(D) 34
(Q.68) The common difference of AP: 6, 9, 12, 15, … is (1 Mark)
(A) 3.(B) 2.(C) -2.(D) -3.
(Q.69) If the first term and the common difference of an AP are 4 and –3 (1 Mark)
respectively, then the first four terms of the AP are
(A) 1, 2, 3, 4.(B) 4, 1, -2, -5.(C) –3, -4, 3, 4.(D) 4, 3, -4, -3.
(Q.70) The common difference of AP: –5, -1, 3, 7, … is (1 Mark)
(A) 6.(B) 4.(C) -4.(D) -6. (1 Mark)
(Q.71) Next term of the sequence 4, 10, 16, 22, … is
(A) 24.(B) 26.(C) 28.(D) 30.
(Q.72) For an A.P, whose first term is a and whose common difference is d, the nth (1 Mark)
term is
(A) an = a + (n -1 ) d(B) an = a – (n + 1)d(C) an = 2a + (n – 1)d(D) an=a-(n-1)d
(Q.73) If five times the fifth term of an A.P. is equal to 8 times its (1 Mark)
th
eighth term,So its 13 term is
(A) a13 = 0(B) 12 = 0(C) a13=1 (D) a13= 2
(Q.74) For an A.P, the sum of first the nth term is given by (1 Mark)

(A) Sn = n + ad(B) – (a+ 1)d (C) Sn = 2n + (a – 1)d(D) (a+l)

(Q.75) Find the sum of odd numbers between 0 and 50. (1 Mark)
(A) 600(B) 625(C) 650(D) 675
(Q.76) Write the sequence with nth term as 7 – 2n. (1 Mark)
(A) 4, –3, –1, –3,…..7–2n(B) 5, 3, 1, –1, –3,….7 –2n
(C) 1, 4, –1, –3,…7–2n (D) 0,1,2,4,6....
(Q.77) A motor boat whose speed is 18 km/h in still water takes 1 hour (1 Mark)
more to go 24 km upstream than downstream to the same spot. Find the
speed of the stream.
(A) 6 km/h(B) 8 km/h(C) 10 km/h(D) 12 km/h
(Q.78) Find the sum of the following: 25 + 28 + 31 + ………….. + 100 (1 Mark)
(A) 1525(B) 1575(C) 1600(D) 1625
(Q.79) If m times the mth term of an A.P. is equal to n times its nth term, find its (m + (1 Mark)
n)th term.
(A) 0(B) 1(C) 2(D) 3
(Q.80) The Arithmetic Mean of (a + b)2 and (a – b)2 is (1 Mark)
(A) 2b2.(B) a2 - b2.(C) 2a2.(D) a2 + b2. (1 Mark)
(Q.81) The next term of the AP is
(A) .(B) .(C) .(D) .
(Q.82) If five times the 5th term of an AP is equal to 8 times its 8th term, (1 Mark)
then its 13th term equals
(A) 0.(B) 3.(C) 5.(D) 8.
(Q.83) If the second and fifth terms of an AP are 1 and 22, then the sum (1 Mark)
of first 15 terms is
(A) 635.(B) 640.(C) 645.(D) 650.
(Q.84) If the sum of the first ten terms in an AP is 50 and the sum of the (1 Mark)
next ten terms is 250, then the thirteenth term will be
(A) 20.(B) 21.(C) 22.(D) 23.
(Q.85) In the given sequence 114, 109, 104, … the term with negative (1 Mark)
value will be
(A) 24th term.(B) 23rd term.(C) 22nd term.(D) 21st term.
(Q.86) The tenth term from the end of the AP 4, 9, 14, …, 254 is (1 Mark)
(A) 206.(B) 207.(C) 208.(D) 209.
(Q.87) In a flowerbed, there are 23 rose plants in the first row, 21 in the (1 Mark)
second, 19 in the third, and so on. If there are 5 rose plants in the last row,
then total rows in the flowerbed are
(A) 2.(B) 5.(C) 10.(D) 12.
(Q.88) If the first and the last terms of an AP are 5 and 45 respectively (1 Mark)
and the sum is 400, then the numbers of terms are
(A) 10.(B) 12.(C) 14.(D) 16.
(Q.89) If the 7th and 13th terms of an AP are 32 and 62, then the AP is (1 Mark)
(A) 2, 5, 8, 13, ...(B) 2, 6, 10, 14, ...(C) 2, 7, 12, 17, ...(D) 2, 8, 14, 20, ...
(Q.90) The sum of all the three digit numbers, which leave the remainder Top
3 when divided by 5, is (1 Mark)
(A) 99060.(B) 99070.(C) 99080.(D) 99090.
(Q.91) The sum of the first ten numbers from the AP 1, 11, 21, 31, … is (1 Mark)
(A) 450.(B) 460.(C) 470.(D) 480.
(Q.92) If the 2nd term of an AP is nine times the 5th term and the sum of (1 Mark)
the first eight terms is 56, then the first term and the common difference
will be
(A) 35 and 8 respectively.(B) 35 and -7 respectively.
(C) 32 and –8 respectively.(D) 35 and –8 respectively.
(Q.93) If the nth term of an AP is equal to 2n, then the common (1 Mark)
difference is
(A) 1.(B) 2.(C) 3.(D) 4.
(Q.94) A squirrel is collecting nuts. If it collects 5 nuts on the first day, 8 (1 Mark)
nuts on the second, 11 on the third and so on, then number of nuts it
collect on the 20th day will be
(A) 60.(B) 61.(C) 62.(D) 63.
(Q.95) If the first term of an AP is p and its common difference is q, then (1 Mark)
its 10th term will be
(A) 9p - q.(B) p - 9q.(C) 9p + q.(D) p + 9q. (1 Mark)
(Q.96) The tenth term from the end of the AP 8, 10, 12, ..., 126 is
(A) 106.(B) 108.(C) 110.(D) 112.
(Q.97) If the nth term of an AP is 6n + 2, then its common difference is (1 Mark)
(A) 4.(B) 5.(C) 6.(D) 7.
(Q.98) If the sum of n terms of an AP is 5n2 – 3n, then its 10th term is (1 Mark)
(A) 90.(B) 92.(C) 94.(D) 96.
(Q.99) If the nth term of an AP is 7 - 4n, then its common difference is (1 Mark)
(A) -5.(B) -4.(C) -3.(D) -2.
(Q.100) Find the sum of first 25 terms if an A.P. whose nth terms is 1-4n. (2 Marks)
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(Q.101) Which terms of the A.P. 3,15 ,27 ,39…… will be 132 more than (3 Marks)
its 54th term.
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(Q.102) Find the Sum of first 18 terms of an A.P., whose nth term is 3-2n. (2 Marks)
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(Q.103) Which terms of the A.P. is 3, 15, 27, 39……. Will be 120 more (3 Marks)
than its 64th terms. [CBSE-DELHI 2007]

(Q.104) Find the Sum of first 32 terms of an A.P., whose nth term is 5- (2 Marks)
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2n.

(Q.105) Which terms of the A.P. is 3, 15, 27, 39……. Will be 132 more (3 Marks)
than its 60th term.
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(Q.106) In an A.P the sum of its first n terms is (2 Marks)

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(Q.107) The first term, common difference and last term of A.P. are 12, 6 (3 Marks)
and 252 respectively. Find the sum of all terms of this A.P. ] [CBSE-Outside Delhi 2007

(Q.108) In an A.P, the sum of its first n terms is th

find the 25 term. (2 Marks)
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(Q.109) How many terms are there in an A.P whose first term is -14, (3 Marks)
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common difference is 4 and sum of terms is 40?
(Q.110) The Third term of an A.P is 3 and 11th terms is -21. Find its first (2 Marks)
term and common difference. ]
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(Q.111) In an A.P. the sum of its first n terms is Find its (3 Marks)
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22nd term.
(Q.112) The 6th term of an Arithmetic Progression (AP) is —10 and the (3 Marks)
10th term is —26. Determine the 15th term of the AP.
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(Q.113) Find the sum of all the two digit natural numbers when are (3 Marks)
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divisible by 4.
(Q.114) Find the sum of all natural numbers between 100 and 200 which (3 Marks)
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are divisible by 4.
(Q.115) Find the sum of all the natural numbers less than 200 which are (3 Marks)
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divisible by 5.
(Q.116) The 5th term of an Arithmetic Progression (A.P.) is 26 and the (3 Marks)
10th term is 51. Determine the 15th term of the A.P.
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(Q.117) Find the sum of all the natural numbers less than 100 which are (3 Marks)
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divisible by 6.
(Q.118) Find the sum of all the natural numbers between 100 and 500 (3 Marks)
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which are divisible by 8.
(Q.119) Find the sum of all the natural numbers between 200 and 300 (3 Marks)
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which are divisible by 4.
(Q.120) Find 10th term from end of the A.P. 4, 9, 14,..254. (3 Marks)
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(Q.121) Find the number of terms of the A.P. 54, 51, 48 ... so that their sum is 513. (3 Marks)
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(Q.122) If the n th term of an A.P. is (2n + 1), find the sum of first n terms of the A.P. (3 Marks)
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(Q.123) The sum of two numbers a and b is 15, and the sum of their reciprocals 1/a (4 Marks)
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and 1/b is 3/10. Find the numbers a and b.
(Q.124) Find the 6 th from end of the A.P. 17,14, 11,....-40. (3 Marks)
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(Q.125) Find the number of terms of A.P. 64, 60, 56, so that their sum is 544. (3 Marks)
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(Q.126) Find the 8th term from end of the A.P. 7, 10, 13, ...,184. (3 Marks)
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(Q.127) Find the number of terms of the A.P. 63, 60, 57, ..., so that (3 Marks)
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(Q.128) Find the sum of all two digit odd positive numbers. (3 Marks)
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(Q.129) The 8th term of an Arithmetic progression is zero. Prove (3 Marks)

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that its 38th term is triple its 18th term.
(Q.130) Find the sum of all multiples of 9 lying between 300 and 700. (3 Marks)
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(Q.131) The 4th term of an Arithmetic Progression is zero. Prove that its 25th term is (3 Marks)
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triple its 11 th term.
(Q.132) The 7th term of an A.P. is 32 and its 13th term is 62. Find the A.P. (3 Marks)
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(Q.133) Find the sum of the first 25 terms of an A.P. whose nth term is (3 Marks)
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given by tn = 2 - 3n.
(Q.134) Find the common difference of an A.P. whose 1st term is 100 and the sum of (4 Marks)
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whose 1st six terms is 5 times the sum of the next 6 terms.
(Q.135) How many terms of the sequence 18, 16, 14, ... should be taken so that their (3 Marks)
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sum is zero?
(Q.136) Which term of the Arithmetic Progression 3, 10, 17, ... will be 84 (3 Marks)
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more than its 13 th term?
(Q.137) Find the sum of the first 25 terms of an A.P. whose nth term is (3 Marks)
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given by tn = 7 - 5n.
(Q.138) The 8th term of an Arithmetic Progression (A.P.) is 37 and its (3 Marks)
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12th term is 57. Find the A.P.
(Q.139) The 7th term of an A.P. is 20 and its 13th term is 32. Find the (3 Marks)
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A.P.
(Q.140) Find the 10th term from the end of the A.P. 8, 10, 12, ..., (3 Marks)
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126.
th
(Q.141) The n term of an AP is 6n + 2. Find its common (1 Mark)
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difference.
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(Q.142) The terms of an A.P are 7-4n. Find its common difference. [CBSE-DELHI 2008]

(Q.143) The sum of 4th and 8th terms of an A.P. is 24 and the sum of (3 Marks)
6th and 10th terms is 44. Find the first three terms of the A.P.
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(Q.144) Write the next term of the A.P 8, 18, 32, ... (1 Mark)
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(Q.145) The 3rd term of AP is –40 and 13th term is 0. Find the common difference. (3 Marks)
(Q.146) The sum of three numbers of an AP is 15. Find its first (1 Mark)
term.
(Q.147) The 2nd term of an AP is nine times the 5th term and the (3 Marks)
sum of the first eight terms is 56. Find the first term and the
common difference.
(Q.148) The sum of the first 30 terms of an AP is 1635. If its last term is 98, find the (3 Marks)
first term and the common difference of the given AP.
(Q.149) Shobha dutta started working in 1995 at an annual salary of Rs 5000 and (5 Marks)
received an increment of Rs 200 each year. In how many years did her income reach Rs
7000?
(Q.150) The 17th term of an AP exceeds its 10th term by 7. Find the common (2 Marks)
difference.
(Q.151) Find the sum of the first 40 positive integers divisible by 6. (2 Marks)
(Q.152) The 3rd and the 9th terms of an AP are 4 and -8 respectively. Which term of (3 Marks)
the AP will be 0?
(Q.153) Find the 31st term of an AP whose 11th term is 38 and the 16th term is 73. (3 Marks)
(Q.154) How many terms of the AP 3, 5, 7, 9, … must be added to get the sum 120? (3 Marks)
(Q.155) Find the sum of the first 24 terms of the AP: 5, 8, 11, 14, … (3 Marks)
(Q.156) Find the number of terms in an AP in which the first term is 5, common (2 Marks)
difference is 3 and the last term is 83.
(Q.157) How many terms are there in the AP: 6, 10, 14, 18, …, 174? (3 Marks)
(Q.158) Find the 10th term of the series: 63, 58, 53, 48, … (3 Marks)
(Q.159) Find the sum of first 20 natural numbers. (1 Mark)
(Q.160) The first term and the common difference of an AP are 4 (1 Mark)
and –3 respectively. Find first four terms of the AP.
(Q.161) Find the arithmetic mean of 8 and –18. (1 Mark)
(Q.162) The nth term of an AP is 7 – 4n.Find its common difference. (1 Mark)
(Q.163) If the first term of an AP is a and the common difference is d, what will be the (1 Mark)
4th term of the series?
(Q.164) The first and last terms of an AP are 5 and 45 respectively and the sum is 400. (1 Mark)
Find the number of terms.
(Q.165) Find the sum of first 40 positive integers divisible by 3. (2 Marks)

Most Important Questions

(Q.1) Which of the following progressions are APs? If they form AP, find the
common difference d and write three more terms.
(a) 7, 13, 19, 25, ... (b) 15, 11, 7, 3, ...

(c) 0.3, 0.33, 0.333, 0.3333, ………………. (d)

(Q.2) Write first three terms of the AP, when the first term a and the common

difference d are given as follows: (a) a = –7, d =

(b) a= , d = –0.50 (c) a= , d=
(Q.3) Identify the first term and the common difference of each of the following

A.P’s and write next three terms: (a) –12, –9, –6, .........

(b) (c) 5, 3.7, 2.4, 1.1, …………………….

(Q.4) Write the expressions for kth terms of the following A.P's and find the
100th term of each of the following :
(a) –5, –8, –11, – 14, ........
(b) –4, 0, 4, 8……..
(Q.5) If the nth term of a progression is given by an = 7 – 2n, show that it is
an A.P.
(Q.6) Find the 35th term of an A.P whose first term is 76 and common
difference is –6.
(Q.7) The 10th term of an A.P is 15 and the 6th term is –1. Find the AP.

(Q.8) Which term of the A.P

(Q.9) Determine the AP whose third term is 16 and the 7th term exceeds the
5th term by 12.
(Q.10) Find the sum of the first 10 terms of the following A.P :

(Q.12) Find the sum of the following A.P.’s :

(Q.13) If the sum of the first 14 terms of an AP is 175 and its first term is –7,
find the 21st term.
(Q.14) 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.
(Q.15) How many terms of the AP: –33, –27, –21, …..must be taken so that
their sum is - 96?
(Q.16) The sum of the series of the terms in AP is 128. If the first term is 2
and the last term is 14, Find the common difference.
(Q.17) Find the sum of all two digit multiples of 3.
(Q.18) Find the sum of all numbers between 100 and 200 which
are divisible by 7.
(Q.19) The sum of 30 terms of a series in AP whose last term is 98, is 1635,
find the first term and the common difference.
Q.20) The third term of an AP is 7, and the seventh term is 2 more than 3
times the third term. Find the first term, the common difference and the
sum of first 20 terms.