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# If a, b, c, d are in G.P, prove that (a^n + b^n), (b^n + c^n), (c^n + d^n) are in G.P.

17. If a, b, c, d are in G.P, prove that $(a^n + b^n), (b^n + c^n), (c^n + d^n)$ are in G.P.

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Given: a, b, c, d are in G.P.

To prove:$(a^n + b^n), (b^n + c^n), (c^n + d^n)$ are in G.P.

Then we can write,

$b^2=ac...............................1$

$c^2=bd...............................2$

$ad=bc...............................3$

Let $(a^n + b^n), (b^n + c^n), (c^n + d^n)$ be in GP

$(b^n + c^n)^2 =(a^n + b^n) (c^n + d^n)$

LHS:  $(b^n + c^n)^2$

$(b^n + c^n)^2 =b^{2n}+c^{2n}+2b^nc^n$

$(b^n + c^n)^2 =(b^2)^n+(c^2)^n+2b^nc^n$

$=(ac)^n+(bd)^n+2b^nc^n$

$=a^nc^n+b^nc^n+a^nd^n+b^nd^n$

$=c^n(a^n+b^n)+d^n(a^n+b^n)$

$=(a^n+b^n)(c^n+d^n)=RHS$

Hence  proved

Thus,$(a^n + b^n), (b^n + c^n), (c^n + d^n)$ are in GP

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