Question 95

# 100 people are standing in a row such that the distance between the person standing at the $$n^{th}$$ place and the person standing at the $$(n + 1)^{th}$$ place is exactly (n + 1) metres. What is the distance between the person standing at the $$1^{st}$$ place and the person standing at the $$50^{th}$$ place in the row (in metres)?

Solution

The distance between the 1st position and 2nd position would be 2 meters.Â
The distance between the 2nd position and 3rd position would be 3 meters.
The distance between the 3rd position and the 4th position would be 4 meters.Â
we can see a pattern emerging here,Â
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The distance between the 49th position and the 50th position would be 50 meters.Â

So the total distance between the 1st position and the 50th position would be 2+3+4+......+50
We can easily calculate this as the sum of an AP and it turns out to beÂ $$\frac{49}{2}\left[2\left(2\right)+\left(48\times\ 1\right)\right]$$
Which is equal to 1274

Hence, Option A is the correct answer.Â