Here you get the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics chapter 5, Arithmetic Progressions: NCERT Exemplar Problems and Solutions (Part-IIIC). This part of the chapter includes solutions of Question Number 20 to 29 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.

**NCERT Exemplar Solution for CBSE Class 10 Mathematics: Arithmetic Progressions (Part-IIIA)**

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**NCERT Exemplar Solution for CBSE Class 10 Mathematics: Arithmetic Progressions (Part-IIIB)**

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**Exercise 5.3**

**Short Answer Type Questions (Q. No. 20-29):**

**Question. 20** The first term of an AP is −5 and the last term is 45. If the sum of the terms of the AP is 120, then find the number of terms and the common difference.

**Solution. **

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

Given that, first term of the AP, a = −5

Last term of AP, *l* = 45

And, sum of all terms of AP, S_{n} = 120

We know that, if last term of an AP is known, then sum of n terms of an AP is,

Hence, number of terms and the common difference of an AP are 6 and 10 respectively.

**Question. 21** Find the sum:

**Solution. **

**Question. 22** Which term of the AP −2, −7, −12, ... Will be −77? Find the sum of this AP upto the term −77.

**Solution. **

Let −77 be the nth term of AP −2, −7, −12,….

Here, first term, a = − 2

Common difference, d = −7 – (−2) = −7 + 2 = −5

Hence, the sum of the terms upto – 77 of given AP is − 632.

**Question. 23** If a_{n} = 3 – 4n, then show that a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, .... form an AP. Also, find S_{20}.

**Solution. **

**Question. 24** In an AP, if S_{n} = n (4n + 1), then find the AP.

**Solution. **

Given, S_{n} = n (4n + 1) ….(i)

We know that, the nth term if an AP is given as:

a_{n} = S_{n} − S_{n−1}

⟹ a_{n} = n (4n + 1) – (n – 1) [4(n – 1) + 1] [Using (i)]

⟹ a_{n} = 4n^{2} + n – (n – 1) (4n – 3)

⟹ a_{n} = 4n^{2} + n – 4n^{2} + 4n + 3n – 3

⟹ a_{n} = 8n − 3

Put n = 1, a_{1} = 8(1) – 3 = 5

Put n = 2, a_{2} = 8(2) – 3 = 16 – 3 = 13

Put n = 3, a_{3} = 8(3) – 3 = 24 – 3 = 21

Hence, the required AP is 5, 13, 21, .....

**Question. 25** In an AP, if S_{n} = 3n^{2} + 5n and a_{k} = 164, then find the value of k.

**Solution. **

Given, S_{n} = 3n^{2} + 5n …(i)

And a_{k} = 164

We know that, the nth term if an AP is given as:

a_{n} = S_{n} − S_{n−1}

a_{n} = 3n^{2} + 5n – 3(n −1)^{2} – 5(n – 1) [Using (i)]

a_{n} = 3n^{2} + 5n – 3(n^{2} + 1 – 2n) – 5n +5

a_{n} = 3n^{2} + 5n – 3n^{2} – 3 +6n – 5n +5

a_{n} = 6n + 2

Putting n = k in above equation and using equation (ii) , we get:

a_{k} = 6k + 2 = 164

⟹ 6k = 162

⟹ k = 27

**Question. 26** If S_{n} denotes the sum of first n terms of an AP, Then Prove that S_{12} = 3 (S_{8} – S_{4}).

**Solution. **

**Question. 27** Find the sum of first 17 terms of an AP whose 4^{th} and 9^{th} terms are – 15 and – 30, respectively.

**Solution. **

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

Using formula for nth term of an AP, we have:

a_{n} = a + (n − 1) d

⟹ 4^{th} term of AP, a_{4 }= a + 3d

⟹ a + 3d = −15 [Given]….(i)

Also, 9^{th} term of AP, a_{9} = a+ 8d

⟹ a+ 8d = − 30 [Given]….(ii)

Subtracting equation (ii) from equation (iii), We get

Hence, the required sum of first 17 terms of an AP is −510.

**Question. 28** If sum of first 6 terms of an AP is 36 and that of the first 16 terms is 256, then find the sum of first 10 terms.

**Solution. **

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

Given that, sum of first 6 terms of AP, S_{6} = 36

And, sum of first 16 terms of AP, S_{16} = 256

As sum of first n terms of an AP is given as:

**Question. 29** Find the sum of all the 11 terms of an AP whose middle most term is 30.

**Solution. **

Since the total number of terms, n = 11, which is odd.

Hence, the sum of all the 11 terms of AP is 330.

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