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# Check whether – 150 is a term of the AP : 11, 8, 5, 2 . . .

**Solution:**

The formula for n^{th} term of an AP is aₙ = a + (n - 1) d

Here, aₙ_{ }is the n^{th} term, a is the first term, d is the common difference and n is the number of terms.

11, 8, 5, 2 ... are in AP

First term a = 11

Common difference, d = 8 - 11 = - 3

Let -150 be a term of the given AP.

aₙ = a + (n - 1)d

a + (n - 1)d = - 150

11 + (n - 1)(- 3) = - 150

11 - 3n + 3 = -150

-3n = -164

n = 164/3

n is not a positive integer.

– 150 is not a term of the AP : 11, 8, 5, 2 . . . because n should be a positive integer.

**☛ Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 5

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## Check whether – 150 is a term of the AP : 11, 8, 5, 2 . . .

NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 5 Exercise 5.2 Question 6

**Summary:**

– 150 is not a term of the AP : 11, 8, 5, 2 . . . since n is not a positive integer.

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