NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 5 Arithmetic Progression Exercise 5.1

NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 5 Arithmetic Progression Ex 5.1

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Exercise 5.1

1. In which of the following situations, does the list of numbers involved make as arithmetic progression and why?

  1. The taxi fare after each km when the fare is Rs $15$ for the first km and Rs $8$ for each additional km.

Ans: Given the fare of first km is Rs.$15$ and the fare for each additional km is Rs. $8$. Hence, 

Taxi fare for ${{1}^{st}}$ km is Rs. $15$.  

Taxi fare for ${{2}^{nd}}$ km is Rs. $15+8=23$.  

Taxi fare for ${{3}^{rd}}$ km is Rs. \[23+8=31\].  

Similarly, Taxi fare for ${{n}^{th}}$ km is Rs. \[15+\left( n-1 \right)8\]. 

Therefore, we can conclude that the above list forms an A.P with common difference of $8$. 


  1. The amount of air present in a cylinder when a vacuum pump removes a quarter of the air remaining in the cylinder at a time.

Ans: Let the initial volume of air in a cylinder be $V$ liter. In each stroke, the vacuum pump removes $\dfrac{1}{4}$ of air remaining in the cylinder at a time. Hence, 

Volume after ${{1}^{st}}$ stroke is $\dfrac{3V}{4}$.   

Volume after ${{2}^{nd}}$ stroke is $\dfrac{3}{4}\left( \dfrac{3V}{4} \right)$.   

Volume after ${{3}^{rd}}$ stroke is ${{\left( \dfrac{3}{4} \right)}^{2}}\left( \dfrac{3V}{4} \right)$.   

Similarly, Volume after ${{n}^{th}}$ stroke is ${{\left( \dfrac{3}{4} \right)}^{n}}V$.  

We can observe that the subsequent terms are not added with a constant digit but are being multiplied by $\dfrac{3}{4}$. Therefore, we can conclude that the above list does not forms an A.P. 


  1. The cost of digging a well after every meter of digging, when it costs Rs $150$ for the first meter and rises by Rs $50$ for each subsequent meter.

Ans: Given the cost of digging for the first meter is Rs.$150$ and the cost for each additional meter is Rs. $50$. Hence, 

Cost of digging for ${{1}^{st}}$ meter is Rs. $150$.  

Cost of digging for ${{2}^{nd}}$ meter is Rs. $150+50=200$.  

Cost of digging for ${{3}^{rd}}$ meter is Rs. \[200+50=250\].

Similarly, Cost of digging for ${{n}^{th}}$ meter is Rs. \[150+\left( n-1 \right)50\]. 

Therefore, we can conclude that the above list forms an A.P with common difference of $50$. 


  1. The amount of money in the account every year, when Rs \[\mathbf{10000}\] is deposited at compound interest at \[\mathbf{8}\%\] per annum.

Ans: Given the principal amount is Rs.\[\mathbf{10000}\] and the compound interest is \[\mathbf{8}\%\] per annum. Hence,

Amount after ${{1}^{st}}$ year is Rs. $10000\left( 1+\dfrac{8}{100} \right)$.  

Amount after ${{2}^{nd}}$ year is Rs. $10000{{\left( 1+\dfrac{8}{100} \right)}^{2}}$.  

Amount after ${{3}^{rd}}$ year is Rs. $10000{{\left( 1+\dfrac{8}{100} \right)}^{3}}$.  

Similarly, Amount after ${{n}^{th}}$ year is Rs. $10000{{\left( 1+\dfrac{8}{100} \right)}^{n}}$. 

We can observe that the subsequent terms are not added with a constant digit but are being multiplied by \[\left( 1+\dfrac{8}{100} \right)\]. Therefore, we can conclude that the above list does not forms an A.P. 


2. Write first four terms of the A.P. when the first term $a$ and the common difference $d$ are given as follows:

  1.  \[a=10,d=10\] 

Ans: We know that the ${{n}^{th}}$ term of the A.P. with first term $a$ and common difference $d$ is given by ${{a}_{n}}=a+\left( n-1 \right)d$       …..(1)

Substituting \[a=10,d=10\] in (1) we get, ${{a}_{n}}=10+10\left( n-1 \right)=10n$ …..(2)

Therefore, from (2)

${{a}_{1}}=10$, ${{a}_{2}}=20$, ${{a}_{3}}=30$ and ${{a}_{4}}=40$.


  1. \[a=-2,d=0\]

Ans: We know that the ${{n}^{th}}$ term of the A.P. with first term $a$ and common difference $d$ is given by ${{a}_{n}}=a+\left( n-1 \right)d$       …..(1)

Substituting \[a=-2,d=0\] in (1) we get, ${{a}_{n}}=-2+0\left( n-1 \right)=-2$ …..(2)

Therefore, from (2)

${{a}_{1}}=-2$, ${{a}_{2}}=-2$, ${{a}_{3}}=-2$ and ${{a}_{4}}=-2$.


  1. \[a=4,d=-3\] 

Ans: We know that the ${{n}^{th}}$ term of the A.P. with first term $a$ and common difference $d$ is given by ${{a}_{n}}=a+\left( n-1 \right)d$       …..(1)

Substituting \[a=4,d=-3\] in (1) we get, ${{a}_{n}}=4-3\left( n-1 \right)=7-3n$ …..(2)

Therefore, from (2)

${{a}_{1}}=4$, ${{a}_{2}}=1$, ${{a}_{3}}=-2$ and ${{a}_{4}}=-5$.


  1. \[a=-1\text{,}d=1/2\] 

Ans: We know that the ${{n}^{th}}$ term of the A.P. with first term $a$ and common difference $d$ is given by ${{a}_{n}}=a+\left( n-1 \right)d$       …..(1)

Substituting \[a=-1\text{,}d=1/2\] in (1) we get, ${{a}_{n}}=-1+\dfrac{1}{2}\left( n-1 \right)=\dfrac{n-3}{2}$ …..(2)

Therefore, from (2)

${{a}_{1}}=-1$, ${{a}_{2}}=-\dfrac{1}{2}$, ${{a}_{3}}=0$ and ${{a}_{4}}=\dfrac{1}{2}$.


  1. \[a=-1.25,d=-0.25\] 

Ans: We know that the ${{n}^{th}}$ term of the A.P. with first term $a$ and common difference $d$ is given by ${{a}_{n}}=a+\left( n-1 \right)d$       …..(1)

Substituting \[a=-1.25,d=-0.25\] in (1) we get, ${{a}_{n}}=-1.25-0.25\left( n-1 \right)=-1-0.25n$ …..(2)

Therefore, from (2)

${{a}_{1}}=-1.25$, ${{a}_{2}}=-1.5$, ${{a}_{3}}=-1.75$ and ${{a}_{4}}=-2$.


3. For the following A.P.s, write the first term and the common difference.

  1. \[\mathbf{3},\mathbf{1},-\mathbf{1},-\mathbf{3},...\] 

Ans: From the given AP, we can see that the first term is $3$.

The common difference is the difference between any two consecutive numbers of the A.P. 

Common difference $=$ ${{2}^{nd}}\text{ }term-{{1}^{st}}\ term$

$\therefore $ Common difference $=$ $1-3=-2$.  


  1. \[-5,-1,3,7,...\] 

Ans: From the given AP, we can see that the first term is $-5$.

The common difference is the difference between any two consecutive numbers of the A.P. 

Common difference $=$ ${{2}^{nd}}\text{ }term-{{1}^{st}}\ term$

$\therefore $ Common difference $=$ $-1-\left( -5 \right)=4$.  


  1. \[\dfrac{1}{3}\text{,}\dfrac{5}{3}\text{,}\dfrac{9}{3}\text{,}\dfrac{13}{3},...\]

Ans: From the given AP, we can see that the first term is $\dfrac{1}{3}$.

The common difference is the difference between any two consecutive numbers of the A.P. 

Common difference $=$ ${{2}^{nd}}\text{ }term-{{1}^{st}}\ term$

$\therefore $ Common difference $=$ $\dfrac{5}{3}-\dfrac{1}{3}=\dfrac{4}{3}$.  


  1. \[0.6,1.7,2.8,3.9,...\] 

Ans: From the given AP, we can see that the first term is $0.6$.

The common difference is the difference between any two consecutive numbers of the A.P. 

Common difference $=$ ${{2}^{nd}}\text{ }term-{{1}^{st}}\ term$

$\therefore $ Common difference $=$ $1.7-0.6=1.1$.  


4. Which of the following are AP’s? If they form an AP, find the common difference $d$ and write three more terms.

  1.  \[\text{2,4,8,16}...\] 

Ans: For the given series, let us check the difference between all consecutive terms and find if they are equal or not.

${{a}_{2}}-{{a}_{1}}=4-2=2$              …..(1)

${{a}_{3}}-{{a}_{2}}=8-4=4$              …..(2)

${{a}_{4}}-{{a}_{3}}=16-8=8$              …..(3)

From (1), (2), and (3) we can see that the difference between all consecutive terms is not equal.

Therefore, the given series does not form an A.P.


  1. \[\text{2,}\dfrac{5}{2}\text{,3,}\dfrac{7}{2}\text{,}...\] 

Ans: For the given series, let us check the difference between all consecutive terms and find if they are equal or not.

${{a}_{2}}-{{a}_{1}}=\dfrac{5}{2}-2=\dfrac{1}{2}$              …..(1)

${{a}_{3}}-{{a}_{2}}=3-\dfrac{5}{2}=\dfrac{1}{2}$              …..(2)

${{a}_{4}}-{{a}_{3}}=\dfrac{7}{2}-3=\dfrac{1}{2}$              …..(3)

From (1), (2), and (3) we can see that the difference between all consecutive terms is equal.

Therefore, the given series form an A.P. with first term $2$ and common difference $\dfrac{1}{2}$. 

We know that the ${{n}^{th}}$ term of the A.P. with first term $a$ and common difference $d$ is given by ${{a}_{n}}=a+\left( n-1 \right)d$       …..(4)

Substituting \[a=2,d=\dfrac{1}{2}\] in (1) we get, ${{a}_{n}}=2+\dfrac{1}{2}\left( n-1 \right)=\dfrac{n+3}{2}$ …..(5)

Therefore, from (5)

${{a}_{5}}=4$, ${{a}_{6}}=\dfrac{9}{2}$ and ${{a}_{7}}=5$.


  1. \[1.2,3.2,5.2,7.2...\] 

Ans: For the given series, let us check the difference between all consecutive terms and find if they are equal or not.

${{a}_{2}}-{{a}_{1}}=3.2-1.2=2$              …..(1)

${{a}_{3}}-{{a}_{2}}=5.2-3.2=2$              …..(2)

${{a}_{4}}-{{a}_{3}}=7.2-5.2=2$              …..(3)

From (1), (2), and (3) we can see that the difference between all consecutive terms is equal.

Therefore, the given series form an A.P. with first term $1.2$ and common difference $2$. 

We know that the ${{n}^{th}}$ term of the A.P. with first term $a$ and common difference $d$ is given by ${{a}_{n}}=a+\left( n-1 \right)d$       …..(4)

Substituting \[a=1.2,d=2\] in (1) we get, ${{a}_{n}}=1.2+2\left( n-1 \right)=2n-0.8$ …..(5)

Therefore, from (5)

${{a}_{5}}=9.2$, ${{a}_{6}}=11.2$ and \[{{a}_{7}}=13.2\].


  1. $-10,-6,-2,2,...$ 

Ans: For the given series, let us check the difference between all consecutive terms and find if they are equal or not.

${{a}_{2}}-{{a}_{1}}=-6-\left( -10 \right)=4$              …..(1)

${{a}_{3}}-{{a}_{2}}=-2-\left( -6 \right)=4$              …..(2)

${{a}_{4}}-{{a}_{3}}=2-\left( -2 \right)=4$              …..(3)

From (1), (2), and (3) we can see that the difference between all consecutive terms is equal.

Therefore, the given series form an A.P. with first term $-10$ and common difference $4$. 

We know that the ${{n}^{th}}$ term of the A.P. with first term $a$ and common difference $d$ is given by ${{a}_{n}}=a+\left( n-1 \right)d$       …..(4)

Substituting \[a=-10,d=4\] in (1) we get, ${{a}_{n}}=-10+4\left( n-1 \right)=4n-14$ …..(5)

Therefore, from (5)

${{a}_{5}}=6$, ${{a}_{6}}=10$ and \[{{a}_{7}}=14\].


  1. \[3,3+\sqrt{2},3+2\sqrt{2},3+3\sqrt{2},...\] 

Ans: For the given series, let us check the difference between all consecutive terms and find if they are equal or not.

\[{{a}_{2}}-{{a}_{1}}=\left( 3+\sqrt{2} \right)-\left( 3 \right)=\sqrt{2}\]              …..(1)

${{a}_{3}}-{{a}_{2}}=\left( 3+2\sqrt{2} \right)-\left( 3+\sqrt{2} \right)=\sqrt{2}$              …..(2)

${{a}_{4}}-{{a}_{3}}=\left( 3+3\sqrt{2} \right)-\left( 3+2\sqrt{2} \right)=\sqrt{2}$              …..(3)

From (1), (2), and (3) we can see that the difference between all consecutive terms is equal.

Therefore, the given series form an A.P. with first term $3$ and common difference \[\sqrt{2}\]. 

We know that the ${{n}^{th}}$ term of the A.P. with first term $a$ and common difference $d$ is given by ${{a}_{n}}=a+\left( n-1 \right)d$       …..(4)

Substituting \[a=3,d=\sqrt{2}\] in (1) we get, ${{a}_{n}}=3+\left( n-1 \right)\sqrt{2}$   …..(5)

Therefore, from (5)

${{a}_{5}}=3+4\sqrt{2}$, ${{a}_{6}}=3+5\sqrt{2}$ and \[{{a}_{7}}=3+6\sqrt{2}\].


  1. \[\text{0}\text{.2,0}\text{.22,0}\text{.222,0}\text{.2222}.....\] 

Ans: For the given series, let us check the difference between all consecutive terms and find if they are equal or not.

${{a}_{2}}-{{a}_{1}}=0.22-0.2=0.02$              …..(1)

${{a}_{3}}-{{a}_{2}}=0.222-0.22=0.002$              …..(2)

${{a}_{4}}-{{a}_{3}}=0.2222-0.222=0.0002$              …..(3)

From (1), (2), and (3) we can see that the difference between all consecutive terms is not equal.

Therefore, the given series does not form an A.P.


  1. \[0,-4,-8,-12....\] 

Ans: For the given series, let us check the difference between all consecutive terms and find if they are equal or not.

${{a}_{2}}-{{a}_{1}}=-4-0=-4$              …..(1)

${{a}_{3}}-{{a}_{2}}=-8-\left( -4 \right)=-4$              …..(2)

${{a}_{4}}-{{a}_{3}}=-12-\left( -8 \right)=-4$              …..(3)

From (1), (2), and (3) we can see that the difference between all consecutive terms is equal.

Therefore, the given series form an A.P. with first term $0$ and common difference $-4$. 

We know that the ${{n}^{th}}$ term of the A.P. with first term $a$ and common difference $d$ is given by ${{a}_{n}}=a+\left( n-1 \right)d$       …..(4)

Substituting \[a=0,d=-4\] in (1) we get, ${{a}_{n}}=0-4\left( n-1 \right)=4-4n$ …..(5)

Therefore, from (5)

${{a}_{5}}=-16$, ${{a}_{6}}=-20$ and \[{{a}_{7}}=-24\].


  1. $-\dfrac{1}{2},-\dfrac{1}{2},-\dfrac{1}{2},-\dfrac{1}{2}....$

Ans: For the given series, let us check the difference between all consecutive terms and find if they are equal or not.

${{a}_{2}}-{{a}_{1}}=\left( -\dfrac{1}{2} \right)-\left( -\dfrac{1}{2} \right)=0$              …..(1)

${{a}_{3}}-{{a}_{2}}=\left( -\dfrac{1}{2} \right)-\left( -\dfrac{1}{2} \right)=0$              …..(2)

${{a}_{4}}-{{a}_{3}}=\left( -\dfrac{1}{2} \right)-\left( -\dfrac{1}{2} \right)=0$              …..(3)

From (1), (2), and (3) we can see that the difference between all consecutive terms is equal.

Therefore, the given series form an A.P. with first term $-\dfrac{1}{2}$ and common difference $0$. 

We know that the ${{n}^{th}}$ term of the A.P. with first term $a$ and common difference $d$ is given by ${{a}_{n}}=a+\left( n-1 \right)d$       …..(4)

Substituting \[a=-\dfrac{1}{2},d=0\] in (1) we get, ${{a}_{n}}=-\dfrac{1}{2}+0\left( n-1 \right)=-\dfrac{1}{2}$ …..(5)

Therefore, from (5)

${{a}_{5}}=-\dfrac{1}{2}$, ${{a}_{6}}=-\dfrac{1}{2}$ and \[{{a}_{7}}=-\dfrac{1}{2}\].


NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths - Exercise 5.1

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Class 10 Maths Weightage Marks

Class 10 maths paper is divided into four sections- Section A, B, C, and D. The paper is designed to test both mathematical and application-based knowledge in students. The types of questions students will find in their question paper are:

  • Very Short Answer Type Questions - 20 questions x 1 mark each.

  • Short Answer Type I Questions - 6 questions x 2 marks each.

  • Short Answer Type II Questions - 8 questions x 3 marks each.

  • Long Answer Type Questions - 6 questions x 4 marks each.

The class 10th maths syllabus is diversified so as to allow students to form a firm foundation for important mathematical concepts that will help them in their further studies. Each chapter is interconnected and requires constant practice to be able to score well. Give below are the weightage marks of each unit so that students can plan their preparations effectively and score well in their exams.


Unit

Weightage Marks

Number System

06

Algebra

20

Coordinate Geometry

06

Geometry

15

Trigonometry

12

Mensuration

10

Statistics And Probability

11


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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question 1. What are Some of the Important Concepts of the Chapter Arithmetic Progression?

Ans: Arithmetic progression is a sequence of numbers where the difference between two consecutive numbers is the same. This difference between two consecutive terms is called the common difference. As long as the sequence or series of numbers follow this rule they are said to be in an AP.


An AP can be commonly written as:

a, a + d, a + 2d, a + 3d, a + 4d, ......, a + (n - 1)d.

If the first term a and the common difference d of an AP is known we can find the value of the nth or any term of an AP  easily.

an = a + (n - 1)d


The sum of the AP can be calculated using the formula:

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

Question 2. How can the Sum of an AP be Calculated? Derive the Formula Mathematically for the Same.

Ans: The sum of an AP is the sum of each term of the AP. The summation of each term of an AP can be tiresome in longer progressions. Also, the APs with a negative common difference, finding the sum of AP can be tricky. The sum of the AP can be calculated using the following formula:


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


Derivation: 

Sn = a1 + (a1 + d) + (a1 + 2d) + .... (a1 + (n - 1)d). (i)

Sn = an + (an - d) + (an - 2d) + ...(an - (n - 1)d). (ii)


Adding both the equations and solving,

2Sn = n(a1 + an)

an = a1 + (n - 1)d

2Sn = n(a1 + a1 + (n - 1)d)

2Sn = n(2a1 + (n - 1)d)

S = n/2(2a1 + (n - 1)d)


The formula for sum of AP can be written as:

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

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