Q. 8

# Find n, if the ratio of the fifth term from the beginning to the fifth term from the end in the expansion of is √6 : 1

We know that

General term of expansion (a + b)n

We need to calculate fifth term from beginning of expansion

putting r = 4, a = , and b = , we get-

Now,

In the expression of (a + b)n

rth term from the end = (n-r+2)th term from the begining

Hence, 5th term from the end

= (n-5+2)th term from the beginning

= (n-3)th term from the beginning

Now, We need to calculate (n-3)th term from beginning of expansion

putting r = (n-3)-1 = n-4, a = , and b = , we get-

Given that-

Comparing powers of 6

2(n-8) = 4

2n-16 = 4

2n = 20

n = 20/2 = 10

Thus, the value of n is 10.

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