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# Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions

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An ordered collection of numbers, also known as terms, when arranged in a specific order form sequence. The two types of sequences in mathematics are: arithmetic and geometric progressions. The sequence of numbers where the difference between each consecutive term is constant is called arithmetic progression. Meanwhile, geometric progression consists of a sequence of numbers where the consecutive terms differ by a constant ratio.Â

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The terms of a geometric progression ${{u}_{1}},{{u}_{2}},{{u}_{3}},{{u}_{4}},…$ are such that the sum to infinity is $81$ and the sum of the first $4$ terms is $80$.

If ${{u}_{1}}>100\,\,$and $\,\text{n}\ge \text{3}$,

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find ${{u}_{n}}$ in terms of $n$,

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(i) find ${{u}_{n}}$ in terms of $n$,

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show that ${{u}_{3}}+{{u}_{4}}+{{u}_{5}}+…+{{u}_{n}}=\,p\left[ 1-{{\left( -\frac{1}{3} \right)}^{n+q}} \right]$, where the integers $p$ and $q$ are to be found.

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(ii) show that ${{u}_{3}}+{{u}_{4}}+{{u}_{5}}+…+{{u}_{n}}=\,p\left[ 1-{{\left( -\frac{1}{3} \right)}^{n+q}} \right]$, where the integers $p$ and $q$ are to be found.

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An arithmetic series has first term $\frac{3}{2}$ and fourth term ${{u}_{4}}$.

A geometric series also has first term $\frac{3}{2}$ and fourth term ${{u}_{4}}$.

Given that the common ratio of the geometric series is non-negative and the sum of its first $3$ terms is $\frac{21}{2}$, find the sum of the first $10$ odd-numbered terms of the arithmetic series.

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The curve $C$ has equation $y=k{{x}^{3}}$ . The tangent at the point $P$ on $C$ meets the curve again at point $Q$. The tangent at point $Q$ meets the curve again at point $R$. If the $x$ coordinates of $P$, $Q$ and $R$ are $p$ , $q$, and $r$ respectively where $p\ne 0$ .

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Show that $p$ and $q$ satisfy the equation ${{\left( \frac{q}{p} \right)}^{2}}+\left( \frac{q}{p} \right)-2=0$ .

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(i) Show that $p$ and $q$ satisfy the equation ${{\left( \frac{q}{p} \right)}^{2}}+\left( \frac{q}{p} \right)-2=0$ .

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Show that $p$ , $q$, and $r$ are three consecutive terms of a geometric progression. Hence determine if this geometric series is convergent.

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(ii) Show that $p$ , $q$, and $r$ are three consecutive terms of a geometric progression. Hence determine if this geometric series is convergent.

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[You may use the identity ${{a}^{3}}-{{b}^{3}}=\left( a-b \right)\left( {{a}^{2}}+ab+{{b}^{2}} \right)$ for $a,b\in \mathbb{R}$.]

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A fund is started at $\$6000$ and compound interest of $3\%$ is added to the fund at the end of each year. If withdrawals of $\$k$ are made at the beginning of each of the subsequent years, show that the amount in the fund at the beginning of the $\left( n+1 \right)$th year is

$\$\frac{100}{3}\left[\left(180-k\right){{\left(1.03\right)}^{n}}+k\right]$.

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It is given that $k=400$. At the beginning of which year, for the first time, will the amount in the fund be less than $\$1000$?

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(i) It is given that $k=400$. At the beginning of which year, for the first time, will the amount in the fund be less than $\$1000$?

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If the fund is fully withdrawn at the beginning of sixteenth year, find the least value of $k$ to the nearest integer.

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(ii) If the fund is fully withdrawn at the beginning of sixteenth year, find the least value of $k$ to the nearest integer.

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Jane deposited \$ $x$ on 1 January $2018$ and then a further \$ $x$ on 1 February $2018$ and at the start of every subsequent month in a bank account. The interest rate was $0.3\%$ per month, so that on the last day of each month the amount in the account on that day was increased by $0.3\%$.

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Find an expression in terms of $n$ and $x$ for the amount of money in the bank account on the last day of the $n$th month.

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(i) Find an expression in terms of $n$ and $x$ for the amount of money in the bank account on the last day of the $n$th month.

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What is the minimum amount (to the nearest dollar) Jane should deposit in the bank every month if she were to have at least \$ $5000$ in the bank at the end of $15$ months?

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(ii) What is the minimum amount (to the nearest dollar) Jane should deposit in the bank every month if she were to have at least \$ $5000$ in the bank at the end of $15$ months?

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After $2$ years, Jane stopped depositing \$ $x$ per month, and instead decided to withdraw \$ $200$ from the account on the ${{15}^{\text{th}}}$ of every subsequent month, starting on ${{15}^{\text{th}}}$ January 2020. The interest rate remained as $0.3\%$ per month, so that on the last day of each month the amount in the account on that day was increased by $0.3\%$.

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Using the value of $x$ found in part (ii), find the date in which Jane would do her last withdrawal till she has no more money left in her account, and the amount of her last withdrawal to the nearest cent.

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(iii) Using the value of $x$ found in part (ii), find the date in which Jane would do her last withdrawal till she has no more money left in her account, and the amount of her last withdrawal to the nearest cent.

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Having no money left in her bank account, Jane decided to take an interest free loan of \$ $10\,000$ from a friend. She would repay her friend \$ $100$ on the last day of the first month she took the loan. On the last day of each subsequent month, she would repay her friend \$ $150$ more than the amount she repaid in the previous month.

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Find the number of months Jane will take to repay her loan.

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(iv) Find the number of months Jane will take to repay her loan.

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