The 5th, 8th and 11th terms of a G.P. are p, q and s, respectively. Show that q2 = ps.
Let a be the first term and r be the common ratio of the G.P.
According to the given condition,
a5 = a r5–1 = a r4 = p … (1)
a8 = a r8–1 = a r7 = q … (2)
a11 = a r11–1 = a r10 = s … (3)
Dividing equation (2) by (1), we obtain
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