# Sequences and Series, Geometric Mean (G. M.), Relationship Between a. M. And G. M

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## Geometric Mean (G. M.):

• If , , are in G. P., then is called the geometric mean between and .

• If three numbers are in G. P., the middle one is called the geometric mean between the other two.

• If are in G. P.,

• Then are called n G. M.’s between and .

• The geometric mean of numbers is defined as the root of their product.

• Thus if are numbers, then their

G. M.

Let be the G. M. between and , then are in G. P

Or or

• Given any two positive numbers and , any number of geometric means can be inserted between them Let be geometric means between and .

• Then is a G. P.

• Thus, being the term, we have

or or

Hence,

,

• Further we can show that the product of these G. M.’s is equal to power of the single geometric mean between and .

• Multiplying , we have

Example:

Find the G. M. between and

Solution:

We know that if is the G. M. between and , then

G. M. between and

## Relationship between a. M. And G.M.:

• Let and be the two numbers.

• Let and be the A. M. and G. M. respectively between and

Example:

The arithmetic mean between two numbers is and their geometric mean is . Find the numbers.

Solution:

Let the numbers be and . Since A.M. between and is ,

Since G. M. between and is ,

we know that