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The First and the Last Terms of an A.P. Are 8 and 350 Respectively. If Its Common Difference is 9, How Many Terms Are There and What is Their Sum? - CBSE Class 10 - Mathematics

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The first and the last terms of an A.P. are 8 and 350 respectively. If its common difference is 9, how many terms are there and what is their sum?

Solution

First term, a = 8 

Common difference, d = 9 

Let the nth term be the last term. 

∴ l = an = 350 

⇒ a + (n − 1) d = 350 

⇒ 8 + (n − 1) × 9 = 350 

⇒ (n − 1) × 9 = 342 

`rArr n-1=342/9=38`

`rArrn=38+1=39`

Thus, there are 39 terms in the given A.P. 

Sum of 39 trems , `S_39=39/2(a+a_39)`

`=39/2xx(8+350)`

`=39/2xx358`

`=6981`

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