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sir can you please show me the verification for the formula a+(n-1)d

Asked by 25th December 2011, 12:00 AM
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Answer:
The nth term of an AP is given by a + (n - 1)d, where a is the first term and d is the common difference of the AP.
Verification:
Let a1,a2, a3 ... be an AP whose first term is a1 and common difference is d.
 
Then,
Second term a2 = a + d = a + (2 1) d
Third term a3 = a2 + d = (a + d) + d = a + 2d = a + (3 1) d
Fourth term a4 = a3 + d = (a + 2d) + d = a + 3d = a + (4 1) d
and so on.
In general, nth term of an AP will be:
an = a + (n 1) d
 
This verifies the formula of the nth term of the AP.
Answered by Expert 25th December 2011, 4:05 PM
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