How many terms at least of the arithmetic progression 1,4,7,10,.............are needed to give a sum greater than 590,starting from the first term of the arithmetic progression?

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- Jan 8th 2010, 05:02 PMmastermin346Arithmetic progression problem
How many terms at least of the arithmetic progression 1,4,7,10,.............are needed to give a sum greater than 590,starting from the first term of the arithmetic progression?

please help me(Crying) - Jan 8th 2010, 05:29 PMskeeter
- Jan 8th 2010, 08:41 PMmastermin346
- Jan 8th 2010, 09:14 PMProve It
Do as you have been instructed.

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You know that

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Solve for .

Choose the first whole value of that is greater than what you found... - Jan 8th 2010, 10:00 PMmastermin346
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- Jan 8th 2010, 10:23 PMmr fantastic