Q. 134.8( 13 Votes )

The nth term of an AP is (7 – 4n). Find its common difference.

Answer :

nth term of an AP = an = 7 - 4n

Common difference (= d) of an AP is the difference between a term and its preceding term.


d = an - an - 1


= (7 - 4n) - (7 - 4(n - 1))


= 7 - 4n - 7 + 4n - 4


= - 4


Common difference = - 4.


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