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In which arithmetic sequence is the sum of the first five terms with odd indices equal to 85 and the sum of the first five terms with even indices equal to 100?

Correct answer:

a1 =  5
d =  3

Step-by-step explanation:

a1+a3+a5+a7+a9=85 a2+a4+a6+a8+a10=100  5a1+(2+4+6+8)d=85 5a1+(1+3+5+7+9)d=100  5 a1+(2+4+6+8) d=85 5 a1+(1+3+5+7+9) d=100  5a1+20d=85 5a1+25d=100  Row2Row1Row2 5a1+20d=85 5d=15  d=515=3 a1=58520d=58520 3=5  a1=5 d=3
d=3   Verifying Solution:  a2=a1+d=5+3=8 a3=a2+d=8+3=11 a4=a3+d=11+3=14 a5=a4+d=14+3=17 a6=a5+d=17+3=20 a7=a6+d=20+3=23 a8=a7+d=23+3=26 a9=a8+d=26+3=29 a10=a9+d=29+3=32  s1=a1+a3+a5+a7+a9=5+11+17+23+29=85 s2=a2+a4+a6+a8+a10=8+14+20+26+32=100

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