Mathematics MCQ on Sequence and Series for JEE and Engineering Exam 2022

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MCQ on Sequence and Series

In this post we are providing you MCQ on Sequence and Series, which will be beneficial for you in upcoming JEE and Engineering Exams.

MCQ on Sequence and Series

Q1.  If the pth, qth and rth term of an arithmetic sequence are a, b and c respectively, then the value of [a (q − r) + b (r − p) + c (p − q)] = ________.
a) -1
b) 1
c) 0
d) none

View Answer

Suppose that the first term and the common difference of A.P.s are A and D respectively.

Now,

pth term = A + (p − 1)D = a …… (i)

qth term = A + (q − 1)D = b …… (ii) and

rth term = A + (r − 1)D = c .….. (iii)

So, [a (q − r) + b (r − p) + c (p − q)] = a * {[b − c] / [D]} + b * {[c − a] / [D]} + c * {[a − b] / [D]}

= [1 / D] (ab − ac + bc − ab + ca −bc)

= 0

Q2. If the pth term of an A.P. be q and qth term is p, then its rth term will be __________.
a) P – q- r
b) p+q-r
c) p+ q + r
d) p-q+r

View Answer

Given that, Tp = a + (p − 1)d = q …….(i) and

Tq = a + (q − 1)d = p ……. (ii)

From (i) and (ii), we get d = [−(p − q)] / [(p − q)] = −1

Putting value of d in equation (i), then a = p + q − 1

Now, rth term is given by A.P. Tr = a + (r − 1)d

= (p + q − 1) + (r − 1) (−1)

= p + q − r

Q3. The sum of integers from 1 to 100 that are divisible by 2 or 5 is _________.
a) 3045
b) 3050
c) 3055
d) 3040

View Answer

The sum of integers from 1 to 100 that are divisible by 2 or 5

= sum of series divisible by 2 + sum of series divisible by 5 – sum of series divisible by 2 and 5.

= (2 + 4 + 6 + . . . . . . + 100) + (5 + 10 + 15 . . . . . . . + 100) − (10 + 20 + 30 + . . . . . . . . + 100)

= [50 / 2] {2 * 2 + (50 − 1) 2} + [20 / 2] {2 * 5 + (20 − 1)5} − [10 / 2] {10 * 2 + (10 − 1)10}

= 2550 + 1050 − 550

= 3050

Q4. The sum of the series [4 / 1!] + [11 / 2!] + [22 / 3!] + [37 / 4!] + [56 / 5!] + . . . is _____.
a) 6e − 5
b) 6e + 1
c) 6e − 1
d) none

View Answer

S = 4 + 11 + 22 + 37 + . . . . + Tn−1 + Tn or

S = 4 + 11 + 22 + 37 + . . + Tn−1 + Tn

Therefore, on subtracting we get 0 = 4 + [7 + 11 + 15 + 19 + . . . . + (T− Tn−1)] − Tn

0 = 4 + [n − 1] / [2] * [14 + (n − 2)4] − Tn

So, T= 2n2 + n + 1

Thus, nth term of the given series is T= [2n2 + n + 1] / [(n)!]

= [2n] / [(n − 1)!] + [1] / [(n − 1)!] + [1]/ [n!]

= [2 (n − 1 + 1)] / [(n − 1)!] + 1 / [(n − 1)!] + [1] / [n!]

= 2 / [(n − 2)!] + 3 / [(n − 1)!] + 1 / n!

Sum = ∑n=1∞ T= 2e + 3e + e − 1

= 6e − 1

Q5. The sums of n terms of two arithmetic series are in the ratio [2n + 3] : [6n + 5], then the ratio of their 13th terms is _______.
a) 53/150
b)  50/150
c) 53/ 155
d) 50/155

View Answer

We have Sn1 / Sn2 = [2n + 3] / [6n + 5]

{[n / 2] * [2a1 + (n − 1)d1]} / {[n / 2] * [2a2 + (n − 1)d2]}

= [2n + 3] / [6n + 5]

{2 * [a1 + ([n − 1] / 2)d1]} / {2 * [a2 + ([n − 1] / 2)d2]} = [2n + 3] / [6n + 5]

{a1 + ([n − 1] / 2)d1} / {a2+([n − 1] / 2)d2} = [2n + 3] / [6n + 5]

Put n = 25 then,

[a1 + 12d1] / [a2 + 12d2]= [2 (25) + 3] / [6 (25) + 3]

T131 / T13= 53 / 155

Q6.  In the expansion of loge {1 / [1 − x − x2 + x3]}, the coefficient of x is __________.
a) -1
b) 1
c) 0
d) none

View Answer

loge {1 / [1 − x − x2 + x3]} = loge {1 / [(1 − x) − x2 (1 − x)]}

= loge {1 / [(1 − x) (1 − x2)]}

= loge {[1 / (1 − x)(1 + x)]}

= loge {(1 − x)−2 (1 + x)−1} ……… (i)

= loge (1 − x)−2 + loge (1 + x)−1

= −2 loge (1 − x) − loge (1 + x)

= −2 [(−x) − (x2 / 2) − (x3 / 3) − (x4 / 4) − . . . . . . . ∞] − [x + (x2 / 2) + (x3 / 3) + (x4 / 4) − . . . . ∞],

Hence, coefficient of x = 2 − 1 = 1

Q7.  Let x + y + z = 15 if 9, x, y, z, a are in A.P.; while [1 / x] + [1 / y] + [1 / z] = 5 / 3 if 9, x, y, z, a are in H.P., then what will be the value of a?
a) 4
b) 2
c) 1
d) 0

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x + y + z = 15, if x = (z−3)−1 = z3 are in A.P.

Sum =9+15+a=52(9+a)

⇒ 24 + a = 5 / 2 (9 + a)

⇒ 48 + 2a = 45 + 5a

⇒ 3a = 3

⇒ a = 1 ..(i) and

[1 / x] + [1 / y] + [1 / z] = 5 / 3, if 9, x, y, z, a are in H.P.

Sum = 1 / 9 + 5 / 3 + 1 / a

= 5 / 2 [1 / 9 + 1 / a]

⇒ a = 1

Q8. If mth terms of the series 63 + 65 + 67 + 69 + . . . . . . . . . and 3 + 10 + 17 + 24 + . . . . . . be equal, then what is the value of m?
a) 14
b) 13
c) 12
d) 11

View Answer

Given series 63 + 65 + 67 + 69 + . . . . . . . . . (i) and 3 + 10 + 17 + 24 + . . . . . . (ii)

Now from (i), mth term = (2m + 61) and mth term of (ii) series = (7m − 4)

Under condition, ⇒ 7m − 4 = 2m + 61

⇒ 5m = 65

⇒ m = 13

Q9. The interior angles of a polygon are in A.P. If the smallest angle be 120o and the common difference be 5o, then the number of sides is __________.
a) 5
b) 8
c) 9 
d) 3

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Let the number of sides of the polygon be n.

Then the sum of interior angles of the polygon = (2n − 4) [π / 2] = (n − 2)π

Since the angles are in A.P. and a = 120o, d = 5, therefore

[n / 2] * [2 * 120 + (n − 1)5] = (n − 2) * 180

n2 − 25n + 144 = 0

(n − 9) (n − 16) = 0

n = 9, 16

But n = 16 gives

T16 = a + 15d = 120o + 15.5= 195o, which is impossible as interior angle cannot be greater than 180o.

Hence, n = 9.

Q10. If log2, log(2x − 5) and log(2x − [7 / 2]) are in A.P., then x is equal to ______.
a) 1
b) 3
c) 2
d) 4

View Answer

log2, log(2x − 5) and log(2x − [7 / 2]) are in A.P.

⇒ 2 log(2x − 5) = log[(2) (2− 72)]

⇒ (2− 5)= 2x+1 − 7

⇒ [22x − 12] * [2x − 32] = 0

⇒ x = 2, 3

But x = 2 does not hold, hence x = 3.


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