AP and GP mix questions
AP and GP mix questions
Last updated at May 29, 2018 by Teachoo
Example 21 If pth, qth, rth and sth terms of an A.P. are in G.P, then show that (p – q), (q – r), (r – s) are also in G.P. We know that the nth term of AP is a + (n – 1)d i.e. an = a + (n – 1)d It is given that ap, aq, ar & as in GP i.e. their common ratio is same So,𝑎_𝑞/𝑎_𝑝 = (ar )/qq = 𝑎𝑠/𝑎𝑟 We need to show (p – q), (q – r), (r – s) are in GP i.e. we need to show their common ratio is same i.e. we need to show (q − r )/(p − q) = (r − s )/(q − r) It is given (aq )/qp = (ar )/qq = (as )/ar From (A) & (B) (𝑞 − 𝑟)/(𝑝 − 𝑞) = (𝑟 − 𝑠)/(𝑞 − 𝑟) Hence (p – q), (q – r), (r – s) are in GP Hence proved