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a

n

+

1

b

+ +

n

1

(C)

H.P.

(D)

None of these

1. If

a

be the A.M. of

n

+ b

n

a & b,

7. If

(p + q) th term of a G.P. be m

and

then

n =

(p q) th term be n, will be :

then the p th term

(A)

 

1

(B)

- 1

(C)

0

(D)

None of these

(A)

1

(B)

mn
mn
 

2. The first term of an A.P. is 2 and

mn
mn

common difference is 4 . The sum of its 40 terms will be :

(A)

3200

(B)

1600

(C)

(m n) 3/2

(D)

None of these

8. p th , q th , r th and s th terms of an

If

A.P.

(C)

200

(D)

2800

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3. If the sum of the roots of the equation

ax 2 + bx + c = 0 be equal to the sum

of the reciprocals of their squares,

then

bc 2 , ca 2 , ab 2

will be in :

(A)

(C)

A.P.

H.P.

(B)

(D)

G.P.

None of these

4. If a & b are two different positive

real numbers, then which of the

following relations is true ?

(A)

2

a b

> (a + b)

(B)

2

a b

< (a + b)

(C)

(D)

2

a b

= (a + b)

None of these

5. If the 4 th , 7

th

terms of a G.P.

be a, b, c respectively, then the

relation between

and 10

th

a, b, c

is :

(A)

b =

a + c

(B)

a 2 = bc

be in G.P., then (p - q), (q - r), (r - s) will be in :

9.

10.

11.

(A)

(C)

G.P.

H.P.

(B)

(D)

A.P. None of these

3

5

+

+

35

37

5

+

7

+

+

11

+

to n terms

to

10

n

(B)

(D)

is :

36

40

n

terms

If

=

7,

8

then the value of

(A)

(C)

The sum of the first

terms of the

series

1

2

+

3

4

+

7

8

+

15

16

+

is :

(A)

(C)

If the arithmetic, geometric &

harmonic means between two distinct

positive real numbers be A, G & H

respectively, then the relation between

them is :

2

n

-

n - 1

n + 2

- n

- 1

(B)

(D)

1 - 2 -n 2 n - 1

(A)

(C)

A > G > H

H < G < A

(B)

(D)

A > G > H

G > A > H

 

2

12.

If the arithmetic, geometric & harmonic means between two positive

(C)

b 2 = ac

(D)

c 2 = ab

6. a 1/x =

If

G.P. then

b 1/y

= x, y, z

c 1/z

and

a, b, c are in

will be in :

:

and real numbers be A, G and H, then

(A)

 

A.P.

(B)

G.P.

(A)

A 2 = GH

(B)

H 2 = AG

 
 

(C)

G = AH

(D)

G 2 = AH

 

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2

13. If

a 1 , a 2 , a 3 ,

, a n are in A.P., where

a i > 0 for all i, then the value of

(A)

-

2

n

(B)

2

n

1

1

a + a 1 2
a
+
a
1
2

+

a + a 2 3
a
+
a
2
3

+

+

(C)

-

n

2

(D)

n

2

 

1

17. Given

a x = b y = c z = d u

and

a, b, c, d

=

a + a n− 1 n
a
+
a
n−
1
n

are in G.P., then

x, y, z, u are in :

 

(A)

A.P.

(B)

G.P.

n

1

n

+

1

(C)

H.P.

(D)

None of these

(A)

a + a n 1
a
+
a n
1

(B)

a

1

+

a n

n

terms of the infinite

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(C)

n

1

a − a 1 n
a
a
1
n

(D)

a

n

1

+

1

a

n

14. = 1 + a + a

= 1 + b + b

x

:

2

2

+

+

+

+

(a < 1)

(b < 1)

y

Then the value of 1 + ab + a b

is

2

2

+

(A)

(C)

xy

x + y 1

xy

x y 1

(B)

(D)

xy

x + y + 1

xy

x y + 1

15. If A 1 , A 2

;

be two

AM’s, GM’s & HM’s between two

G ,

1

G

2

&

H

1

,

H

2

quantities, then the value of

G

H

1

1

G

H

2

2

is

(A)

A

H

1

1

+ A

+ H

2

2

(B)

A

H

1

1

+

A

H

2

2

(C)

A 1 + (D)
H

A

2

H

1 2

A

H

1

1

A

H

2

2

18. The sum to series 1.3

2

+ 2.5

2

+ 3.7 2 +

is

19.

20.

21.

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

n

6

n

6

4n

3

(n

+ 1) (6n

2

+ 14n + 7)

(n

+ 1) (2n + 1) (3n + 1)

+ 4n

2

+ n

None of these

If

G.P. & c, d, e are in H.P., then

are in :

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

If

the value of x will be :

a,

b,

c

are

in A.P., b,

c,

d

are in a, c, e

No particular order

A.P.

G.P.

H.P.

2x, x + 8, 3x + 1 are in A.P., then

(A)

(C)

The harmonic mean of two numbers

is 4 and the arithmetic and geometric

means satisfy the relation,

3

5

(B)

(D)

7

- 2

2A + G 2 = 27, the numbers are :

(A)

6, 3

(B)

5, 4

16. If the (m + 1) th , (n + 1) th and (r + 1) th

m, n, r are in H.P., then the value of the ratio

terms of an A.P. are in G.P. &

22.

(C)

5, - 2.5

If the sum of

n

(D)

- 3, 1

terms of an A.P. is

2n 2 + 5n, then the n th term will be :

of the common difference to the first term of the A.P. is :

(A)

4n + 3

(B)

4n + 5

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(C)

4n + 6

(D)

4n + 7

a

+

b

23. If

x, 1, z are in A.P. and

x, 2, z are in

(A)

a b

(B)

 

G.P., then

x, 4, z

will be in :

(A)

A.P.

 

(B)

G.P.

(C)

2a b

(D)

a b

(C)

H.P.

(D)

None of these

a +

b

a + b

 

24. If

x, y, z re in G.P. and a x = b y = c z ,

29.

If

a, b, c are in A.P., then the straight

then :

 

=

log b a

line ax + by + c = 0 will always pass through the point :

(A)

log a c

(B)

log b a = log c b

(A)

(- 1,

- 2)

(B)

(1, - 2)

 

(C)

log c b = log a c

(C)

(- 1,

2)

(D)

(1, 2)

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(D)

None of these

25. If the sum of n terms of an A.P. is

nA + n 2 B, where A, B are constants,

then its common difference will be :

(A)

(C)

A - B

2 A

(B)

(D)

A + B

2 B

26. If the sum of the n terms of G.P. is S

product is P and sum of their inverse

is R, then P

(A)

(C)

R

S

R

S

n

2

is equal to :

S

R

(B)

(D)

S

R

n

27. The arithmetic mean of first n natural

number :

30.

31.

a

+

2 a b

b

32.

x, y, z re in H.P., then the value of

expression, log(x + z) + log(x 2y + z)

will be :

(A)

(C)

The

between

means

If

log (x - z)

3 log (x - z)

sum

of

n

(B)

(D)

2

4

log (x - z) log (x - z)

arithmetic

a and b is :

(A)

n (a

+

2

b)

(B)

n (a + b)

(C)

(D)

If

5

(n+1) (a + b)

2

(n + 1) (a + b)

th

term

of

a

H.P. is

1

45

and 11 th

(A)

(C)

n 1

2

n

2

(B)

(D)

n

n

+ 1

2

term is

(A)

1

89

1

69

, then its 16 th term will be

(B)

1

85

28. If A 1 , A 2 are the two A.M.’s between two numbers a & b and G 1 , G 2 be two G.M.’s between same two numbers,

33.

(C)

If

1

80

there

are

(D)

n

 

1

79

 

harmonic

means

then A

1

 

+

A

2

=

1

between 1 &

and the ratio of 7 th

 

G

1

.

G

2

31

 

and (n 1) th harmonic means is 9 : 5,

then the value of n

will be :

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4

(A)

12

 

(B)

13

equal to :

(C)

14

(D)

15

1

1

34. The sum of infinite terms of a G.P. is

(A)

1,

(B)
2

1,

3

and on squaring the each term of it, the sum will be y, then the common ratio of this series is :

x

(C)

1,

3 (D)

2

None of these

 

x

2

y

2

2

x

+ y

2

39.

If the product of three terms of G.P.

(A)

x

2

+

y

2

(B)

2

x

2

y

is 512 . If 8 added to first and 6 added

to second term, so that number may

x

2

y

(D)

x

2

2

+ y

be in A.P., then the numbers are :

 

(C)

2

(A)

2, 4, 8

(B)

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x

+

y

x

y

35. If 9 A.M.’s and H.M.’s are inserted

between the 2 and 3 and if the

harmonic mean H is corresponding to

arithmetic mean A, then A +

6

H

=

1

5

36. If the

(A)

(C)

(B)

(D)

th

3

6

term of a G.P.

then,

p th ,

q

th

and r

a, b, c

and H.P. are

a

(b c) log a + b (c a) log b +

(A)

(C)

c

-

1

(a b) log c =

1

(B)

(D)

0

Does not exist

37.The sum of n terms of the following

series, 1 + (1 + x) + (1 + x + x ) +

will be :

2

(A)

1

x

n

(B)

n

(

1

x

n

)

40.

41.

42.

4, 8, 16 None of these

(C)

If the roots of the equation,

x

3, 6, 12

(D)

are in A.P.,

then their common difference will be

3

- 12x

2

+ 39x - 28 = 0

(A)

(C)

± 1

± 3

(B)

(D)

± 2

± 4

Let n (> 1) be a positive integer, then

the largest integer m such that (n m +1)

divides (1 + n + n

(A)

(C)

If

the roots of the quadratic equation,

px

+ n 127 ), is

+

(B)

(D)

2

32

64

63

127

p, q, r are in A.P. and are positive,

2

+ qx + r = 0 are all real for :

(A)

r

p

7

4

3

(B)

p

r

7

<

4

3

 

1

x

 

1

x

(C)

All

p & r

(D)

No

p & r

n

(

1

x

)

x

(

1

x

n

)

43.

Let a n be

the n th term

of

the G.P. of

(C)

 

100

 

1 x

positive numbers . Let

a 2n = α

and

(D)

None of these

n = 1

38.If

log 3 2 ,

log 3 (2 x - 5) and

7

log 3

2 x

2

are in A.P.,

then

x

is

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5

 

100

 

n = 1

a 2n

 

=

β ,

such

that α

β,

then

-

1

the common ratio is :

(A)

α

β

 

(B)

β

α

(C)

α β
α
β

(D)

β α
β
α

44.

Let S n denotes the sum of n terms of

45.

an A.P. If S

(A)

(C)

4

8

2n

= 3 S

n

, then ratio

(B)

(D)

6

10

If

a, b, c are in G.P., then :

S

3 n

S

n

=

(A)

(B)

a 2 , b 2 , c

a 2 (b + c), c

G.P.

2

are in G.P.

2

(a + b), b

2

(a + c) are in

(C)

(D)

a

b

c + a

c

a + b

b + c ,

None of the above

,

are in G.P.

1. C

7. B

13.

19.

25.

A

C

D

2. A

8. A

14. A

20. C

26. D

 

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ANSWERS

3. A

9. A

15. A

21. A

27. B

4. B

10. C

16. A

22. A

28. A

5. C

11. A

17. C

23. C

29. B

6. A

12.D

18.A

24.B

30.B

31.

A

32. A

33. C

34. C

35. C

36.B

37.

C

38. D

39. B

40. C

41. C

42.A

43.

A

44. B

45. A

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