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# Find five numbers in G.P. such that their product is 243 and sum of second and fourth number is 10. - Mathematics and Statistics

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Find five numbers in G.P. such that their product is 243 and sum of second and fourth number is 10.

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#### Solution

Let the five numbers in G.P. be

"a"/"r"^2, "a"/"r", a, ar, ar2.

According to the first condition,

"a"/"r"^2 xx "a"/"r" xx "a" xx "ar" xx "ar"^2 = 243

∴ a5 = 243
∴ a = 3
According to the second condition,

"a"/"r" + "ar" = 10

∴ 1/"r" + "r" = 10/"a"

∴ (1 + "r"^2)/"r" = 10/3

∴ 3r2 – 10r + 3 = 0
∴ 3r2 – 9r – r + 3 = 0
∴ (3r – 1) (r – 3) = 0

∴ r = 1/3, 3

When a = 3, "r" = 1/3

"a"/"r"^2 = 27, "a"/"r" = 9, "a" = 3, "ar" = 1, "ar"^2 = 1/3

When a = 3, r = 3

"a"/"r"^2 = 1/3, "a"/"r" = 1, "a" = 3, "ar" = 9, "ar"^2 = 1/3

∴ the five numbers in G.P. are

27, 9, 3, 1, 1/3 or 1/3, 1, 3, 9, 27.

Concept: Sequence and Series - Geometric Progression (G.P.)
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#### APPEARS IN

Balbharati Mathematics and Statistics 1 (Commerce) 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 4 Sequences and Series
Miscellaneous Exercise 4 | Q 6 | Page 64
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