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Harmonic Progression (H.P.)
nth term of HP
A comparison between AP and GP
Arithmetic - Geometric progression
a + (a + d)r + (a + 2d)r2 + (a + 3d)r3 + ……………. Is the form of Arithmetic geometric progression (A.G.P).
One part of the series is in Arithmetic progression and other part is a Geometric progression.
Arithmetic geometric series can be solved as explained in the example below:
Relation between AM, GM and HM:
For two positive numbers a and b
This mean A, G, H are in G.P.
Verifying for numbers 1, 2
Ex.1 Find the sum of 1 + 2x + 3x2 + 4x3 + … ∞
Sol. The given series in an arithmetic-geometric series whose corresponding A.P. and G.P. are 1, 2, 3, 4,…
and 1, x, x2, x3, … respectively. The common ratio of the G.P. is x. Let S∞ denote the sum of the given
Ex.2 If the first item of an A.P is 12, and 6th term is 27. What is the sum of first 10 terms?
Ex.3 If the fourth & sixth terms of an A.P are 6.5 and 9.5. What is the 9th term of that A.P?
Ex.4 What is the arithmetic mean of first 20 terms of an A.P. whose first term is 5 and 4th term is 20?
Ex.5 The first term of a G.P is half of its fourth term. What is the 12th term of that G.P, if its sixth term
Ex.6 If the first and fifth terms of a G.P are 2 and 162. What is the sum of these five terms?
Ex.7 What is the value of r + 3r2 + 5r3 + - - - - -
Ex.8 The first term of a G.P. 2 and common ratio is 3. If the sum of first n terms of this G.P is greater
than 243 then the minimum value of ‘n’ is
|1. What is Harmonic Progression?|
|2. How do you find the nth term of a harmonic progression?|
|3. What are some applications of Harmonic Progression?|
|4. How can Harmonic Progression be differentiated from Arithmetic Progression and Geometric Progression?|
|5. What are some common problems that can be solved using Harmonic Progression?|