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Ex 5.3, 17 - In a school, students thought of planting trees - Statement questions - Sum of n terms

  1. Chapter 5 Class 10 Arithmetic Progressions
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Ex 5.3 ,17 In a school, students thought of planting trees in and around the school to reduce air pollution. It was decided that the number of trees, that each section of each class will plant, will be the same as the class, in which they are studying, e.g., a section of class I will plant 1 tree, a section of class II will plant 2 trees and so on till class XII. There are three sections of each class. How many trees will be planted by the students? Trees planted by class 1st = 1 × 3 = 3 Trees planted by class 2nd = 2 × 3 = 6 Trees planted by class 3rd = 3 × 3 = 9 …. Trees planted by class 12th = 12 × 3 = 36 Hence the series is 3, 6, 9, …… 36 Since difference is same, it is an AP 3, 6, 9, …… 36 We need to find total number of trees planted i.e. we need to find Sn We use formula Sn = 𝑛/2 (a + 𝑙) Here n = 12, a = 3, 𝑙 = 36 Putting the values Sn = 𝑛/2 (𝑎+𝑙) = 12/2 (3+36) = 6 × 39 = 234 Hence the total number of trees planted by school is 234

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