# Application of Arithmetic Sequence and Series

__Example__:

Tickets for a certain show were printed bearing numbers from to . The odd number tickets were sold by receiving cents equal to thrice the number on the ticket while the even number tickets were issued by receiving cents equal to twice the number on the ticket. How much was received by the issuing agency?

__Solution__:

Let and be the amounts received for odd number and even number tickets respectively, then

and

Thus,

there are terms in each series

Hence the total amount received by the issuing agency cents

__Example__:

A clock strikes once when its hour hand is at , twice when it is at and so on. How many times does the clock strike in six hours?

__Solution__:

Since the clock strikes once when its hour hand is at , twice when it is at and so on, so the sequence of strikes from hour to hours is .

Here , , so

This shows that the clock strikes times in hours.

__Example__:

A factory owner repays his loan of by in the first monthly installment and then increases the payment by in every installment. How many installments will it take for him to clear his loan?

__Solution__:

By the given conditions, we have

, ,