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Arithmetic sequence | AMC 10A, 2015 | Problem 7

Try this beautiful problem from Algebra: Arithmetic sequence from AMC 10A, 2015, Problem.

Arithmetic sequence - AMC-10A, 2015- Problem 7


How many terms are in the arithmetic sequence $13$, $16$, $19$, $\dotsc$, $70$, $73$?

  • \(20\)
  • \(21\)
  • \(24\)
  • \(60\)
  • \(61\)

Key Concepts


Algebra

Arithmetic sequence

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Answer: \(21\)

AMC-10A (2015) Problem 7

Pre College Mathematics

Try with Hints


The given terms are $13$, $16$, $19$, $\dotsc$, $70$, $73$. We have to find out the numbers of terms.....

If you look very carefully then the distance between two digits is \(3\).Therefore this is an Arithmetic Progression where the first term is \(13\) and common difference is \(3\)

Can you now finish the problem ..........

$a+(n-1) d \Longrightarrow 13+(n-1) 3=73$

\(\Rightarrow n=21\)

The number of terms=\(21\)

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