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Relationship between A.M. and G.M.
Arithmetic Mean
Geometric Mean
How to calculate the Geometric mean of more than two numbers?
Properties of relationship of A.M and G.M.
Arithmetic Mean is the average of two given numbers. If we have two numbers a and b, then we can include a number A in between these numbers so that the three numbers will form an arithmetic sequence like a, A, b.
Here the number A is the arithmetic mean of the numbers a and b.
According to the property of Arithmetic progression, we can say that-
A – a = b – A that is, the common difference ‘d’ of the given AP.
This is generally used to find the missing number of the sequence between the two given numbers.
The arithmetic mean serves as the balancing point of the two given numbers.
Example
What is the Arithmetic mean of 4 and 16 ?
Given
a = 4
b = 16
So the Arithmetic mean will be
Hence the AP is 10.
Can we insert two or more numbers between the two given numbers to form an Arithmetic progression?
Let A_{1} , A_{2} , A_{3} , …, An be n numbers between a and b such that a, A_{1} , A_{2} , A_{3} , …,A_{n} , b is an A.P.
Here, b is the (n + 2) th term, i.e., b = a + [(n + 2) – 1] d = a + (n + 1) d.
This gives
Thus, n numbers between a and b are as follows:
Insert 4 numbers between 3 and 18 such that the resulting sequence is an A.P.
Solution:
Let A_{1}, A_{2}, A_{3} and A_{4} be the four numbers between 3 and 18 such that
3, A_{1}, A_{2}, A_{3}, A_{4}, 18
is the sequence in A.P.
Here, a = 3, b = 18, n = 6.
Therefore,
18 = 3 + (6 –1) d
15 = 5d
d = 3
Thus A _{1} = a + d = 3 + 3 = 6;
A_{ 2 }= a + 2d = 3 + 2 × 3 = 9;
A _{3} = a + 3d = 3 + 3 × 3 = 12;
A _{4} = a + 4d = 3 + 4 × 3 = 15
Hence, four numbers between 3 and 18 are 6, 9, 12 and 15
Geometric mean is a special type of average of two numbers. If we have two numbers then we will multiply the numbers and then take the square root of it.
If a and b are the two numbers then the geometric mean will be
What is the geometric mean of 3 and 27?
a = 3 and b = 27
Here we can see that the sequence 3, 9, 27 is a geometric progression.
We can calculate the geometric mean of more than two numbers also. For calculating the geometric mean we have to multiply all the numbers and then take the nth root of that number.i.e. If we are multiplying two numbers, we are taking the square root, as we had taken in the above example.
If we will multiply three numbers then we will take the cube root. Likewise, if we are multiplying n number of terms then we will take the nth root of the number.
GM = ^{n}√ (a_{1} × a_{2} × ... × a_{n})
What is the Geometric Mean of 1, 4, 16, 64 and 256?
a_{1} = 1
a_{2} = 4
a_{3} =16
a_{4} = 64
a_{5} = 256
First we will multiply the given numbers
1 × 4 × 16 × 64 × 256 = 1048576
Then take the 5th root ( that is, the nth root where n = 4)
^{5}√1048576 = 16
Geometric Mean = ^{5}√ (1 × 4 × 16 × 64 × 256) = 16
Can we insert two or more numbers between the two given numbers to form a Geometric progression?
Let G _{1}, G_{2} ,…, G _{n} be n numbers between positive numbers a and b such that
a, G _{1}, G _{2}, G _{3},…, G _{n}, b is a G.P.
Here, b is the (n + 2) th term, that is,
Thus, n numbers between a and b is as follows:
Insert 3 numbers between 1 and 81 such that the resulting sequence is a G.P.
Let G _{1}, G_{2} and G_{3} ,be the three numbers between 1 and 81 such that
1, G _{1}, G_{2} , G_{3} , 81
the sequence is in G.P.
Here, a_{5} = 81
Hence r^{5} = 81 that is, r = 3
Thus, G _{1} = ar = 1.3 = 3
G_{2 }= ar^{2} = 1.3^{2} = 9
G_{3 }= ar^{3} = 1.3^{3} = 27
Hence, three numbers between 1 and 81 are 3, 9 and 27 which in turn are making a Geometric sequence.
1, 3, 9, 27, 81
As we have seen above the formula for the Arithmetic mean and the Geometric mean are as follows:
where a and b are the two given positive numbers.
Let A and G be A.M. and G.M.
So,
Now let’s subtract the two of them
This shows that A ≥ G
Find the two numbers, If Arithmetic mean and Geometric mean of two positive real numbers are 20 and 16, respectively.
Now we will put these values of a and b in
(a – b)^{2} = (a + b)^{2} – 4ab
(a – b)^{2} = (40)^{2} – 4(256)
= 1600 – 1024
= 576
a – b = ± 24 ( by taking the square root) …(3)
By solving (1) and (3), we get
a + b = 40
a – b = 24
a = 8, b = 32 or a = 32, b = 8
Property I: If the Arithmetic Mean and Geometric Mean of two positive numbers a and b are A and G respectively, then
A > G
As A – G > 0
Proof:
Let A and G be the Arithmetic Means and Geometric Means respectively of two positive numbers a and b.
Then,
As, a and b are positive numbers, it is obvious that A > G when G = -√ab.
Now we have to show that A ≥ G when G = +√ab.
We have,
Therefore, A - G ≥ 0 or, A ≥ G.
This proves that the Arithmetic Mean of two positive numbers can never be less than their Geometric Means.
Property II: If A be the Arithmetic Mean and G be the Geometric Mean between two positive numbers a and b, then the quadratic equation whose roots are a, b is
x^{2} - 2Ax + G^{2} = 0.
As, A and G are the Arithmetic Mean and Geometric Mean respectively of two positive numbers a and b then, we have
The equation having a, b as its roots is
Property III: If A is the Arithmetic Means and G be the Geometric Means between two positive numbers, and then the numbers are A ± √A^{2} – G^{2}
Since, A and G be the Arithmetic Means and Geometric Means respectively then, the equation having its roots as the given numbers is
Find two positive numbers whose Arithmetic Means increased by 2 than Geometric Means and their difference is 12.
Let the two numbers be a and b. Then,
a-b = 12 ........................ (i)
Now, a - b = 12
Solving (ii) and (iii), we get a = 16, b = 4
Hence, the required numbers are 16 and 4.
If 34 and 16 are the Arithmetic Means and Geometric Means of two positive numbers respectively. Find the numbers.
Let the two given positive numbers are a and b.
Arithmetic Mean = 34
Geometric Mean = 16
As we know that
(a-b)^{2} = (a+b)^{2} – 4ab
⇒ (a-b)^{2} = (68)^{2} - 4 × 256 = 3600 ( from equation (i) and (ii))
⇒ a-b = 60............................... (iii)
After solving (i) and (iii), we get the numbers a = 64 and b = 4.
Hence, the required numbers are 64 and 4.
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