## The sum of the first five terms of an arithmetic sequence is 150 and the sum of the first ten terms is 550. (b) What is the eighth ter

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The sum of the first five terms of an arithmetic sequence is 150 and the sum of the first ten terms is 550.
(b) What is the eighth term?

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1. The sum of the first 10 terms of the AP is – 150 and the sum of the first 20 terms is 0150–550 = -700.

S10 = (10/2)[2a+(10–1)d] = -150, or

-30 = 2a + 9d, or

2a = -30–9d …(1)

S20 = -700 = (20/2)[2a+(20–1)d], or

-70 = 2a + 19d, or

2a = -70–19d …(2)

Equate (1) and (2),

-30–9d = -70–19d, or

10d = -40, or

d = -4.

From (1), 2a = -30+36 = 6, or a = 3.

The first term of the AP = 3 and the common ratio = -4. Or the AP is 3, -1, -5, -9,…

2. ### SOLUTION : Sum of the first five term of an arithmetic sequence is 150.

Using formula : A/q Again, Sum of the first ten term of an arithmetic sequence is 550. ∴ Substituting equation (1) & equation (2),we get;

From eq. (1) : ∴ Putting the value of a in equation (2),we get; ∴ Putting the value of d in equation (3),we get; Now, Thus;

The eight term will be 360 .