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# An arithmetic progression is a sequence in which the difference of any

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Is the infinite sequence S an arithmetic progression?

(1) For any term n in S, Sn = Sn-1 + 2

(2) Each term in S is a positive odd integer.

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Originally posted by RITU700 on 05 Mar 2016, 13:21.
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05 Mar 2016, 21:09
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RITU700 wrote:
An arithmetic progression is a sequence in which the difference
of any two successive numbers of the sequence is a constant.
For example, { 4, 8, 12, 16 } is an arithmetic progression in
Which the difference of any two successive numbers is 4.
Is the infinite sequence S an arithmetic progression?

(1) For any term n in S, Sn = Sn-1 + 2

(2) Each term in S is a positive odd integer.

Hi,
INFO from Q:-
1) whether given infinite sequence S is an AP..

INFRERENCE:-
AP has common difference between successive number

lets see the statement
(1) For any term n in S, Sn = Sn-1 + 2
Here it is given that each succeeding number is 2 more than previous..
so the difference is COMMON 2
Suff

(2) Each term in S is a positive odd integer.
There can be various combinations
a) 1,3,7,23,57....
NO
b) 1,3,5,7..
yes
Insuff
ans A

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14 Jul 2017, 10:56
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first the difference is 2,
which is sufficient.
second stat, it doesn’t say
consecutive,
which is not sufficient.
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An arithmetic progression is a sequence in which the difference
of any two successive numbers of the sequence is a constant.
For example, { 4, 8, 12, 16 } is an arithmetic progression in
Which the difference of any two successive numbers is 4.
Is the infinite sequence S an arithmetic progression?

(1) For any term n in S, Sn = Sn-1 + 2

(2) Each term in S is a positive odd integer.

In the original condition, it says difference amongst each term of the arithmetic progression is constant and asks if sequence S is an arithmetic progression.
For 1), the difference is 2, which is yes and sufficient.
For 2), it doesn’t say consecutive, which is not sufficient.

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09 Mar 2016, 04:28
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Here Statement 1 is sufficient as The difference between successive terms is always being constant.
However statement 2 is not as the odd integers can be 1,101,103 ..or 1,3,5
hence A is sufficient
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