Geometric Progression Worksheet

This worksheet may help you to know about the Geometric Progression. In Geometric Progression each term bears a constant ratio with its preceding term. This constant ratio is called as ratio of the geometrical progression. In Geometrical Progression let a is the first term & r is the common ratio. The general expression of the Geometrical Progression is
a,ar,ar2,ar3,ar4, ......

Geometric Progression Formula:
The nth term of the G.P is given by,
Tn = a x rn - 1
Sum of n terms is,
Sn = a x (rn - 1) / (r - 1)

Geometric Progression Examples:
Example 1
How many terms are there in 2,4,8,16, ....,512.

Solution:
Here a = 2 & r = 4/2 = 2.
Tn = a x rn - 1
512 = 2 x 2n-1
2n - 1 = 256 = 28
n - 1 = 8
n = 9

Example 2
Find the value of 3 + 32 + 33 + 34 + .... + 312 = ?
Solution:
Here a = 3 & r = 3 , n = 12
Sn = a x (rn - 1) / (r - 1)
= 3 x (312 - 1) / (3 - 1)
= 3 x 531440 / 2
= 1594320 / 2
= 797160
Hence the required Sum is 797160.


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