6.6 Arithmetic Series
Chapter
Chapter 6
Section
6.6
Solutions 24 Videos

Determine the sum of each arithmetic series.

• a=4, t_n=9, n=6

• a=10, d=-2, n=12

• a=7, t_n=-22, n=12

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Q1abc

Determine the sum of each arithmetic series.

• a=-4, t_n=17, n=20

• \displaystyle{a=\frac{1}{3}}, \displaystyle{-\frac{1}{2}}, n=7

• a=3x, t_n=21x, n=15

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Q1def

For each arithmetic series, state the values of a and d. Then, determine the sum of the first 20 terms.

• 5+9+13+...

• 20+25+30+...

• 45+39+33+...

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Q2abc

For each arithmetic series, state the values of a and d. Then, determine the sum of the first 20 terms.

• 2+2.2+2.4+...

• \displaystyle{\frac{1}{2}+\frac{3}{4}+1+...}

• -5-6-7-...

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Q2def

The first and last terms in each arithmetic series are given. Determine the sum of the series.

• \displaystyle{a=\frac{1}{2}}, t_8=4

• a=19, t_{12}=151

• a=-5, t_{45}=17

• a=11, t_{20}=101

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Q3

Determine the sum of each arithmetic series.

(a) 6+13+20+...+69

(b) 4+15+26+...+213

(c) 5-8-21-...-190

(d) 100+90+80+...-100

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Q4

Determine the sum of each arithmetic series.

• -1+2+5+...+164

• 2-5-12-...-222

• 21.5+14.2+6.9+...-715.8

• \displaystyle{\frac{5}{3}+\frac{11}{3}+\frac{17}{3}+...+\frac{53}{3}}

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Q5

The 15th term in an arithmetic sequence is 43 and the sum of the first 15 terms of the series is 120. Determine the first three terms of the sequence.

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Q6

In an arithmetic sequence of 50 terms, the 17th term is 53 and the 28th term is 86. Determine the sum of the first 50 terms of the corresponding arithmetic series.

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Q7

Determine the sum of each arithmetic series.

• 2\sqrt{7}+5\sqrt{7}+8\sqrt{7}+...+83\sqrt{7}

• x-2x-5x-...-56x

• (5a-3b)+(4a-2b)+(3a-b)+...+(-5a+7b)

• \displaystyle{\frac{2}{x}+\frac{11}{20}+\frac{27}{20}+...}

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Q8

(a) -2-8-11-17- ...

(b) 2x^2 + 3x^2 + 4x^2 + ...

(c) a + (a + 2b) + (a + 4b)+ ...

(d) \displaystyle{\frac{17}{20} + \frac{11}{20}+ \frac{27}{20}+ ...}

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Q9

In a grocery store, apple juice cans are stacked in a triangular display. There are 5 cans in the top row and 12 cans in the bottom row. Each row has 1 can less than the previous row. How many cans are in the display?

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Q10

A toy car is rolling down an inclined track and picking up speed as it goes. The car travels 4 cm in the first second, 8 cm in the second second, 12 cm in the next second, and so on. Determine the total distance travelled by the car in 30 s.

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Q11

A snowball sentence is constructed so that each word has one more letter than the previous word. An example is, "I am not cold today."

• Determine the total number of letters in the sentence.
• Write your own snowball sentence and determine the number of letters in your sentence.
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Q12

Determine an expression for the sum of the terms of an arithmetic series where the terms are represented by t_n=3n-2.

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Q13
• Determine x so that 2x, 3x+1, and x^2+2 are the first three terms of an arithmetic sequence.

• Determine the sum of the first 10 terms of the sequence.

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Q14

Sweet Treats finds that its profit increases by $200 per week throughout the 16 a week summer season. Sweet Treats profit is \$1200 in the first week.

(a) Explain why the total profit for the season is represented by an arithmetic series.

(b) Determine the total profit for the season.

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Q15

How many terms in the series 5+9+13+...+t_n are less than 500? How many terms are needed for a sum of less than 500?

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Q17

Two arithmetic sequences , 3, 9, 15, 21, ... and 4, 11, 18, 25, ..., share common terms. For example, 81 is a term in both sequences. What is the sum of the first 20 terms that these sequences have in common?

A. 8760

B. 8750

C. 8740

D. 8770

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Q19

Find the sum of the series 1+2+4+5+7+8+10+11+...+2999.

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Q20

What is the value of (1^2+3^2+...+171^2)-(2^2+4^2+6^2+...+170^2)?

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Q21

Solve 6^{x-3}-6^{x-4}=1080.

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Q22

A geometric sequence has 1 as its first term and 2n as its last. Show that if there are 2n terms, then the product of the terms of the sequence is (2n)^n.

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Q23

Without using a calculator, determine the sum of the first 20 terms of the sequence \displaystyle{\frac{1}{2},\frac{1}{6},\frac{1}{12},\frac{1}{20}}, ...

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Q24
Lecture on Arithmetic Series 8 Videos 2.56mins
Intro to Arithmetic Series

** Arithmetic Series Formula **

\displaystyle S_n = \frac{n}{2} (2a + (n-1)d) = \frac{n}{2} (t_1 + t_n) 