Here you get the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics chapter 5, Arithmetic Progressions: NCERT Exemplar Problems and Solutions (Part-IIIA). This part of the chapter includes solutions of Question Number 1 to 8 from Exercise 5.3 of NCERT Exemplar Problems for Class 10 Mathematics Chapter: Arithmetic Progressions. This exercise comprises of only the Short Answer Type Questions framed from various important topics in the chapter. Each question is provided with a detailed solution.

**CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Syllabus 2017-2018**

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**Exercise 5.3**

**Short Answer Type Questions**

**Question. 1 **Match the AP's given in column A with suitable common differences given in column B.

**Solution.**

(A_{1}) 2, -2, -6, -10,….

Here, common difference, d = - 2 - 2 = - 4

Hence, A_{1} matches to B_{4}.

(A_{2}) a = −18, n = 10, a_{n} = 0

Using, a_{n} = a + (n – 1)d, we get:

0 = −18 + (10 − 1)d

⟹ 18 = 9d

⟹ d = 2

Hence, A_{2} matches to B_{5}.

(A_{3}) a = 0, a_{10} = 6

Hence, A_{3 }matches to B_{1}.

(A_{4}) a_{2} = 13, a_{4} = 3

Using, a_{n} = a + (n – 1)d, we get:

a_{2} = a + (2 − 1)d

⟹ a + d = 13 …(i)

Again, a_{4} = a + (4 − 1)d

⟹ a + 3d = 3 ….(ii)

Subtracting equation (i) from equation (ii), we get:

2d = −10

⟹ d = − 5

Hence, A_{4} matches to B_{2}.

**Question. 2** Verify that each of the following is an AP and Then Write its next three terms.

**Solution. **

A series of numbers will form an AP, if d_{1} = d_{2 }= d_{3}…

**(iv)** a + b, (a + 1) + b, (a + 1) + (b + 1), ….

Here, a_{1} = a + b, a_{2} = (a + 1) + b, a_{3} = (a + 1) + (b + 1)

Now, d_{1} = a_{2} – a_{1} = [(a + 1) + b] – (a + b) = a + 1 + b – a – b = 1

d_{2} = a_{3} – a_{2} = [(a + 1) + (b + 1)] – [(a + 1) + b]

= a + 1 + b + 1 – a – 1 – b = 1

As d_{1} = d_{2}, therefore given list of numbers forms an AP.

Using, a_{n} = a + (n – 1)d, next three term are calculated as:

a_{4} = a_{1} + 3d = a + b + 3(1) = (a+2) + (b+1)

a_{5} = a_{1} + 4d = a + b + 4(1) = (a+2) + (b+2)

a_{6} = a_{1} + 5d = a + b + 5(1) = (a+3) + (b+2)

**(v) ** a, 2a + 1, 3a + 2, 4a + 3, ….

Here, a_{1} = a, a_{2} = 2a + 1, a_{3} = 3a + 2 and a_{4} = 4a + 3

Now, d_{1} = a_{2} – a_{1} = 2a + 1 – a = a + 1

d_{2} = a_{3} – a_{2} = 3a + 2 – 2a – 1 = a + 1

d_{3} = a_{4} – a_{3} = 4a + 3 – 3a – 2 = a + 1

As d_{1} = d_{2 }= d_{3}, therefore given list of numbers forms an AP.

Using, a_{n} = a + (n – 1)d, next three term are calculated as:

a_{5} = a_{1} + 4d = a + 4 (a+1) = 5a + 4

a_{6} = a_{1} + 5d = a + 5 (a+1) = 6a + 5

a_{7} = a_{1} + 6d = a + 6 (a+1) = 7a + 6

**Question. 3** Write the first three terms of the AP’s, When a and d are as given below

**(ii) **Given, first term, a = − 5

Common difference, d = − 3

Using, a_{n} = a + (n – 1)d, first three term of AP are calculated as:

Second term of AP, a_{2} = a + d = −5 – 3 = −8

And third term of AP, a_{3} = a + 2d = −5 + 2 (−3)

= −5 – 6 = −11

Hence, required three terms are −5, −8, and −11.

**Question. 4** Find a, b and c such that the following numbers are in AP:

a, 7, b, 23 and c.

**Solution. **

Here,** **d_{1} = 7 – a ….(i)

d_{2} = b – 7 ….(ii)

d_{3} = 23 – b ….(iii)

d_{4} = c – 23 ….(iv)

Since a, 7, b, 23 and c are in AP.

Therefore, d_{1} = d_{2} = d_{3} = d_{4}

Taking (ii) and (iii), we get

b − 7 = 23 – b

⟹ 2b = 30

⟹ b = 15

Taking (i) and (ii), we get

7 – a = b – 7

⟹ 7 – a = 15 – 7 [Using b = 15]

⟹ 7 – a = 8

⟹ a = − 1

Taking (iii) and (iv), we get

23 – b = c – 23

⟹ 23 – 15 = c – 23 [Using b = 15]

⟹ 8 = c – 23

⟹ 8 + 23 = c

⟹ c = 31

Hence, a = − 1, b = 15, c = 31.

**Question. 5** Determine the AP whose fifth term is 19 and the difference of the eighth term from the thirteenth term is 20.

**Solution. **

Let the first term of AP be a and common difference d.

Using, a_{n} = a + (n – 1)d, we have:

a_{5} = a + (5 – 1) d = 19 [Given, a_{5} = 19]

⟹ a + 4d = 19 ….(i)

Also, a_{8} = a + (8 – 1) d = a + 7d

And, a_{13} = a + (13 – 1) d = a + 12d

According to question:

a_{13 }− a_{8} = 20

⟹ (a + 12d) – (a + 7d) = 20

⟹ 5d = 20

⟹ d = 4

Putting d = 4 in equation (i), we get

a + 4(4) = 19

⟹ a + 16 = 19

⟹ a = 19 – 16 = 3

So, required AP is given as: a, a + d, a + 2d, a + 3d, ... = 3, 3 + 4, 3 + 2(4), 3 + 3(4), …= 3, 7, 11, 15, .....

**Question. 6** The 26^{th}, 11^{th} and the last terms of an AP are, 0,3 and −1/5, respectively. Find the common difference and the number of terms.

**Solution. **

Let the first term, common difference and number of terms of AP be a, d and n, respectively.

Hence, the common difference and number of terms are – 1/ 5 and 27, respectively.

**Question. 7** The sum of the 5th and the 7th terms of an AP is 52 and the 10^{th} term is 46. Find the AP.

**Solution. **

Let the first term and common difference of AP be a and d, respectively.

According to the question,

a_{5} + a_{7 }= 52 and a_{10} = 46

⟹ (a + 4d) + (a + 6d) = 52 and a + 9d = 46 [Using, a_{n} = a + (n – 1)d]

⟹ 2a + 10d = 52

Or a + 5d = 26 ….(i)

And a + 9d = 46 ….(ii)

Subtracting equation (i) from equation (ii), we get:

4d = 20

⟹ d = 5

Putting d = 5, in equation (i) we get:

a + 5 (5) = 26

⟹ a = 1

So, Required AP is given as: a, a + d, a + 2d, a + 3d, ... = 1, 1 + 5, 1 + 2 (5), 1 + 3(5), .... = 1, 6, 11, 16, .....

**Question. 8** Find the 20th term of the AP whose 7th term is 24 less than the 11th term, first term being 12.

**Solution. **

Let the first term, common difference and number of terms of an AP are a, d and n, respectively.

Given that, first term, a = 12.

According to question,

a_{7} = a_{11} – 24

⟹ a + 6d = (a + 10d) – 24 [Using, a_{n} = a + (n – 1)d]

⟹ 4d = 24

⟹ d = 6

Hence, 20th term of the AP, a_{20} = a + 19d = 12 + 19(6) = 126

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