# the sum of first six terms of an ap is 42 .the ratio of its 10th term is and its 30th term is 1:3. calculate the first and thirteenth term

= n/2 [ 2a + (n-1)d ] = 3[2a+5d]= 6a+15d = 2a+5d..... = 14 ... (EQN-1)

a+9d/ a+29d = 1/3

3a+27d = a+29d

2a-2d ..............(EQN-2)

From eqn 1 -2

2a+5d= 14

2a-2d  ( onsubtracting)

---------------

7d=14

d= 2

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putting value of d in eqn (2)

2a-2d

2a -4=0

2a=4

a=2 (ANS)

13term = a+12d= 2+24= 26 (ANS)

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Easy :

As usual, Let the first term be a and the common difference be d

thus, A to Q,

S6 = 42

=> 6/2 (2a + 5d) = 42

=> 3 (2a + 5d) = 42

=> 2a + 5d = 14 ----- (i)

Again, T10/T30 = 1 : 3

=> (a + 9d)/(a + 29d) = 1/3

=>a + 29d = 3a + 27d

=> 2a - 2d = 0

=> a - d = 0 --------- (ii)

On solving (i) and (ii) we get,

a = 2 and d = 2

Thus, first term = 2 and Thirteenth term = 2 + 12(2) = 2 + 24 = 26 Ans....!!!!

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I didn't think someone was even quicker....!!!!

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well that was me :D

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@Akansha, Rahul is just trying to be like his account photo, JB!!! ;P
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Here is the solution = n/2 [ 2a + (n-1)d ] = 3[2a+5d]= 6a+15d = 2a+5d..... = 14 ... (EQN-1) a+9d/ a+29d = 1/3 3a+27d = a+29d 2a-2d ..............(EQN-2) From eqn 1 -2 2a+5d= 14 2a-2d ( onsubtracting) --------------- 7d=14 d= 2 -------------- putting value of d in eqn (2) 2a-2d 2a -4=0 2a=4 a=2 (ANS) 13term = a+12d= 2+24= 26 (ANS)
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26
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18th term is 38

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26
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t10/t30=1/3
a+9d/a+29d=1/3
3a+27d=a+29d
2a=2d
a=d
S6=n/2(2a+n-1)d
42 =3(2a+5a)
42=21a
a=2
a13=a+12d
=2+24
=28
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S6 =42

a + 9d           1
=
a + 29d          3

cross multiply we  get

3a + 27d = a +29 d

2a - 2d = 0 (1)

its given that
sum of first six terms of an AP is 42

therefore

S6 = n/2 ( 2a + (n-1) d)

42 = 6/2 ( 2a + (6-1) d)

42 = 3 (2a + 5d )

14 = 2a +5d

2a +5d = 14  (2)

solve eq 1 and 2

2a - 2d = 0
2a +5d = 14

we get
d= 2
a = 2

13th term of AP
= a + (n-1)d

2+ (13-1) 2

= 2+ 24

=26
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s6 = 42
by the formula Sn=n/2{2a+(n-1)d}
substituting the values
6/2[2a+(6-1)d]=42
3[2a+5d]=42
2a+5d=42/3
2a+5d=14---------------(1)
a10/a30 =1/3
a+9d/a+29d =1/3
3(a+9d)=a+29d
3a+27d=a+29d
3a-a=29d-27d
2a=2d
a=d
sub a=d in (1)
2a+5d=14
2a+5a=14
7a=14
So , a =14/7
a=2
Therefore the first term is 2

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S6=42
A10:A30=1:3
n/2(2a+(n-1)d)=42
6/2(2a+(n-1)d=42
3(2a+(n-1)d=42
3(2a+5d)=42
6a+5d=42-eq1

A+9d/a+29d=1/3
a+29d=3a+27d
2a=2d
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Put a=d in eq1
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Sn =n/2(2a+(n+2))
????? =6/2(2a+(6 - 1)d)
Or,????? 6/2(2a+5d)=42
Or,??? 6(a+5d)=84
Or,?????? 2a+5d=42/6
Or,??? 2a+5d=14????? ......(1)
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