Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 11
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Find the Two Numbers Whose A.M. is 25 and Gm is 20. - Mathematics

Find the two numbers whose A.M. is 25 and GM is 20.

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Solution

\[\text { Let A . M . and G . M . between the two numbers a and b be A and G, respectively } . \]

\[ A = 25\]

\[ \Rightarrow \frac{a + b}{2} = 25\]

\[ \Rightarrow a + b = 50 . . . . . . . (i)\]

\[\text { Also } G = 20\]

\[ \Rightarrow \sqrt{ab} = 20\]

\[ \Rightarrow ab = 400 . . . . . . . (ii)\]

\[\text { Now, putting the value of a in } (ii): \]

\[ \Rightarrow (50 - b)b = 400\]

\[ \Rightarrow b^2 - 50b + 400 = 0\]

\[ \Rightarrow b^2 - 10b - 40b + 400 = 0\]

\[ \Rightarrow b\left( b - 10 \right) - 40\left( b - 10 \right) = 0\]

\[ \Rightarrow \left( b - 10 \right)\left( b - 40 \right) = 0\]

\[ \Rightarrow b = 10, 40\]

\[\text { If }b = 10, \text { then }, a = 400 . \]

\[\text { And , if  b = 40, then a } = 10 . \]

\[\text { Thus, the two numbers are 10 and 40 } .\]

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RD Sharma Class 11 Mathematics Textbook
Chapter 20 Geometric Progression
Exercise 20.6 | Q 6 | Page 55
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