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The sequence \(a_1\), \(a_2\), \(a_3\), \(a_4\), \(a_5\) is such that \(a_n= a_{n-1} + 5\) for \(2\leq n \leq 5\). If \(a_5 = 31\), what is the value of \(a_1\) ?

(A) 1 (B) 6 (C) 11 (D) 16 (E) 21

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The sequence \(a_1\), \(a_2\), \(a_3\), \(a_4\), \(a_5\) is such that \(a_n= a_{n-1} + 5\) for \(2\leq n \leq 5\). If \(a_5 = 31\), what is the value of \(a_1\) ?

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The sequence \(a_1\), \(a_2\), \(a_3\), \(a_4\), \(a_5\) is such that \(a_n= a_{n-1} + 5\) for \(2\leq n \leq 5\). If \(a_5 = 31\), what is the value of \(a_1\) ?

(A) 1 (B) 6 (C) 11 (D) 16 (E) 21

Sol: Given a5=31....and also a5=a4+5 ---> a4=26-----> a3=21----->a2=16 ---->a1=11. Ans C

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This answer can be easily be solve by A.P. The sequence is an A.P. with each term at an increment of 5 from the previous term. So a5 is nothing but a1+20.

The sequence \(a_1\), \(a_2\), \(a_3\), \(a_4\), \(a_5\) is such that \(a_n= a_{n-1} + 5\) for \(2\leq n \leq 5\). If \(a_5 = 31\), what is the value of \(a_1\) ?

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18 Mar 2014, 23:12

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The sequence \(a_1\), \(a_2\), \(a_3\), \(a_4\), \(a_5\) is such that \(a_n= a_{n-1} + 5\) for \(2\leq n \leq 5\). If \(a_5 = 31\), what is the value of \(a_1\) ?

The sequence \(a_1\), \(a_2\), \(a_3\), \(a_4\), \(a_5\) is such that \(a_n= a_{n-1} + 5\) for \(2\leq n \leq 5\). If \(a_5 = 31\), what is the value of \(a_1\) ?

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