how many cuboids exists for which volume is less than 100 units and the integer side lengths are in arithmetic sequence (a) 4 (b) 10 (c) 14 (d) 18

Shreya Reddy

3 years, 8 months ago

Let's break this into cases with respect to common differences.

Common Difference = 0 => (1,1,1), (2,2,2), (3,3,3), (4,4,4)

Common Difference = 1 => (1,2,3), (2,3,4), (3,4,5)

Common Difference = 2 => (1,3,5), (2,4,6)

Common Difference = 3 => (1,4,7), (2,5,8)

Common Difference = 4 => (1,5,9)

Common Difference = 5 => (1,6,11)

Common Difference = 6 => (1,7,13)

Hence there are 14 possibilities such that the volume is less than 100 and the side lengths are in arithmetic progression.