In an A.P, the first term is 2 and the sum of the first five terms is one-fourth of the next five terms. Show that 20th term is –112.
First term = 2
Let d be the common difference of the A.P.
Therefore, the A.P. is 2, 2 + d, 2 + 2d, 2 + 3d, …
Sum of first five terms = 10 + 10d
Sum of next five terms = 10 + 35d
According to the given condition,
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