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    Arithmetic Sequence

    someone please help me to solve this..!

    Find the minimum number of terms that must be taken from the sequence 3, 5, 7, 9...so that the sum is at least 440.

    TQ..
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    Your sequence is full of odd numbers therefore one is not the answer.

    Let's try 2 numbers, I can see that 219 and 221 are in your sequence and add to the desired result. We are finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xeronhart View Post
    someone please help me to solve this..!

    Find the minimum number of terms that must be taken from the sequence 3, 5, 7, 9...so that the sum is at least 440.

    TQ..
    Check the wording of the problem to make sure it is not asking for how many consecutive terms of the sequence starting from the first is needed so that thier sum is at least 440

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    find the minimum number of terms that must be taken from the sequence 3, 5, 7, 9,...so the sum is at least 440.



    we are given this formula to solve the question..
    s=n/2 [2a+(n-1)d]
    where,
    s=sum of the first n term,
    n=number of term,
    a=first term,

    d=common difference.


    the question ask to find the value of n..
    some one out there please help me..



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    Quote Originally Posted by xeronhart View Post
    someone please help me to solve this..!

    Find the minimum number of terms that must be taken from the sequence 3, 5, 7, 9...so that the sum is at least 440.

    TQ..
    You want

    \sum_{i=1}^n(2i+1)\geq440

    Or

    2\frac{n(n+1)}{2}+n\geq440.

    Solve the inequality.
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