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If the sum of n terms of the AP are n²+n.show that it is an AP

If the sum of n terms of the AP are n²+n.show that it is an AP

Grade:12th pass

3 Answers

Arun
25763 Points
3 years ago
If we put n= 1, then we get a1
Hence a1 = 1+ 1 = 2
When n= 2 , we get (a1 +a2)
Hence 
a1 +a= 4 + 2 = 6
Hence a2= 4
Now if n= 3, we get (a1 +a2 +a3 )
Hence 
a1 +a2 +a3  = 9+ 3 = 12
So
a3 = 12-2-4 =6
Similarily we get a1 ,a2 ,a3 ,a4 ,a5 ,a6 ,......
now if we see
a2 - a1 = a3 - a= a4 - a3 = 2= constant
HeHence we can say this forms an A.P.
sagar kumar
99 Points
3 years ago

Use the formula tn= a+(n-1)d =n2+n+1(sorry n2= n square) . To get square term here lets assume d=n . So a+n2-n=n2+n+1. So we can solve for a and it comes up to be 2n+1.

So by using a=2n+1 and d=n we can get nth term as n2+n+1. This is not the only assumed values,there may be much more . So how could you say that it is not possible??

Shaikh Muzzakir
45 Points
3 years ago
Sum of the nth number is n^2+n. ....givenT1=1+1=2. =A1.... ( 1 ) T2=4+2=6. =A1+A2. ( 2 ) A1+A2=6A2=4. From ( 1 )T3=9+3=12. = A1+A2+A3. ( 3 )A1+A2+A3=12A3=6. From( 2 )Hence, A2-A1=A3-A2=A4-A3 and so on...................The difference between them is d=2...........Therefore the given equation is A.P

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