# Evaluate the Following: 11 ∑ N = 1 ( 2 + 3 N ) - Mathematics

Evaluate the following:

$\sum^{11}_{n = 1} (2 + 3^n )$

#### Solution

$S_{11} = \sum\nolimits_{n = 1}^{11} \left( 2 + 3^n \right)$

$\Rightarrow S_{11} = \sum\nolimits_{n = 1}^{11} 2 + \sum\nolimits_{n = 1}^{11} 3^n$

$\Rightarrow S_{11} = 2 \times 11 + \left( 3 + 3^2 + 3^3 + . . . + 3^{11} \right)$

$= 22 + 3\left( \frac{3^{11} - 1}{3 - 1} \right)$

$= 22 + \left( \frac{177147 - 1}{2} \right)$

$= 22 + 265719$

$= 265741$

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#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Class 11 Mathematics Textbook
Chapter 20 Geometric Progression
Exercise 20.3 | Q 3.1 | Page 28