Basic Math Formulas



The list of basic math formulas which is very useful for mainly 11 grade, 12 grade and college grade students. Math formulas are very important and necessary to know the correct formula while solving the questions on different topics. If we remember math formulas we can solve any type of math questions.



LIST OF IMPORTANT MATH FORMULAS AND RESULTS

Algebra:

● Laws of Indices:

(i) am ∙ an = am + n

(ii) am/an

(iii) (am)n = amn

(iv) a0 = 1 (a ≠ 0).

(v) a- n = 1/an

(vi) n√am = am/n

(vii) (ab)m = am ∙ bn.

(viii) (a/b) m = am/bn

(ix) If am = bm (m ≠ 0), then a = b.

(x) If am = an then m = n.



● Surds:

(i) The surd conjugate of √a + √b (or a + √b) is √a - √b (or a - √b) and conversely.

(ii) If a is rational, √b is a surd and a + √b (or, a - √b) = 0 then a = 0 and b = 0.

(iii) If a and x are rational, √b and √y are surds and a + √b = x + √y then a = x and b = y.



● Complex Numbers:

(i) The symbol z = (x, y) = x + iy where x, y are real and i = √-1, is called a complex (or, imaginary) quantity;x is called the real part and y, the imaginary part of the complex number z = x + iy.

(ii) If z = x + iy then z = x - iy and conversely; here, z is the complex conjugate of z.

(iii) If z = x+ iy then

(a) mod. z (or, | z | or, | x + iy | ) = + √(x2 + y2) and

(b) amp. z (or, arg. z) = Ф = tan-1 y/x (-π < Ф ≤ π).

(iv) The modulus - amplitude form of a complex quantity z is

z = r (cosф + i sinф); here, r = | z | and ф = arg. z (-π < Ф <= π).

(v) | z | = | -z | = z ∙ z = √ (x2 + y2).

(vi) If x + iy= 0 then x = 0 and y = 0(x,y are real).

(vii) If x + iy = p + iq then x = p and y = q(x, y, p and q all are real).

(viii) i = √-1, i2 = -1, i3 = -i, and i4 = 1.

(ix) | z1 + z2| ≤ | z1 | + | z2 |.

(x) | z1 z2 | = | z1 | ∙ | z2 |.

(xi) | z1/z2| = | z1 |/| z2 |.

(xii) (a) arg. (z1 z2) = arg. z1 + arg. z2 + m

(b) arg. (z1/z2) = arg. z1 - arg. z2 + m where m = 0 or, 2π or, (- 2π).

(xiii) If ω be the imaginary cube root of unity then ω = ½ (- 1 + √3i) or, ω = ½ (-1 - √3i)

(xiv) ω3 = 1 and 1 + ω + ω2 = 0



● Variation:

(i) If x varies directly as y, we write x ∝ y or, x = ky where k is a constant of variation.

(ii) If x varies inversely as y, we write x ∝ 1/y or, x = m ∙ (1/y) where m is a constant of variation.

(iii) If x ∝ y when z is constant and x ∝ z when y is constant then x ∝ yz when both y and z vary.



● Arithmetical Progression (A.P.):

(i) The general form of an A. P. is a, a + d, a + 2d, a+3d,.....

where a is the first term and d, the common difference of the A.P.

(ii) The nth term of the above A.P. is tn = a + (n - 1)d.

(iii) The sum of first n terns of the above A.P. is s = n/2 (a + l) = (No. of terms/2)[1st term + last term] or, S = n/2 [2a + (n - 1) d]

(iv) The arithmetic mean between two given numbers a and b is (a + b)/2.

(v) 1 + 2 + 3 + ...... + n = [n(n + 1)]/2.

(vi) 12 + 22 + 32 +……………. + n2 = [n(n+ 1)(2n+ 1)]/6.

(vii) 13 + 23 + 33 + . . . . + n3 = [{n(n + 1)}/2 ]2.



● Geometrical Progression (G.P.) :

(i) The general form of a G.P. is a, ar, ar2, ar3, . . . . . where a is the first term and r, the common ratio of the G.P.

(ii) The n th term of the above G.P. is tn = a.rn - 1 .

(iii) The sum of first n terms of the above G.P. is S = a ∙ [(1 - rn)/(1 – r)] when -1 < r < 1

or, S = a ∙ [(rn – 1)/(r – 1) ]when r > 1 or r < -1.

(iv) The geometric mean of two positive numbers a and b is √(ab) or, -√(ab).

(v) a + ar + ar2 + ……………. ∞ = a/(1 – r) where (-1 < r < 1).



● Theory of Quadratic Equation :

ax2 + bx + c = 0 ... (1)

(i) Roots of the equation (1) are x = {-b ± √(b2 – 4ac)}/2a.

(ii) If α and β be the roots of the equation (1) then,

sum of its roots = α + β = - b/a = - (coefficient of x)/(coefficient of x2 );

and product of its roots = αβ = c/a = (Constant term /(Coefficient of x2).

(iii) The quadratic equation whose roots are α and β is

x2 - (α + β)x + αβ = 0

i.e. , x2 - (sum of the roots) x + product of the roots = 0.

(iv) The expression (b2 - 4ac) is called the discriminant of equation (1).

(v) If a, b, c are real and rational then the roots of equation (1) are

(a) real and distinct when b2 - 4ac > 0;

(b) real and equal when b2 - 4ac = 0;

(c) imaginary when b2 - 4ac < 0;

(d) rational when b2- 4ac is a perfect square and

(e) irrational when b2 - 4ac is not a perfect square.

(vi) If α + iβ be one root of equation (1) then its other root will be conjugate complex quantity α - iβ and conversely (a, b, c are real).

(vii) If α + √β be one root of equation (1) then its other root will be conjugate irrational quantity α - √β (a, b, c are rational).



● Permutation:

(i) ⌊n (or, n!) = n (n – 1) (n – 2) ∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙ 3∙2∙1.

(ii) 0! = 1.

(iii) Number of permutations of n different things taken r ( ≤ n) at a time nPr = n!/(n - 1)! = n (n – 1)(n - 2) ∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙ (n - r + 1).

(iv) Number of permutations of n different things taken all at a time = nPn = n!.

(v) Number of permutations of n things taken all at a time in which p things are alike of a first kind, q things are alike of a second kind, r things are alike of a third kind and the rest are all different, is n!/(p!q!r!)

(vi) Number of permutations of n different things taken r at a time when each thing may be repeated upto r times in any permutation, is nr .





● Combination:

(i) Number of combinations of n different things taken r at a time = nCr = n!/(r!(n – r)!).

(ii) nPr = r!∙ nCr.

(iii) nC0 = nCn = 1.

(iv) nCr = nCn - r.

(v) nCr + nCn - 1 = n + 1Cr

(vi) If p ≠ q and nCp = nCp then p + q = n.

(vii) nCr/nCr - 1= (n - r + 1)/r.

(viii) The total number of combinations of n different things taken any number at a time = nC1 + nC2 + nC3 + …………. + nCn = 2n – 1.

(ix) The total number of combinations of (p + q + r + . . . .) things of which p things are alike of a first kind, q things are alike of a second kind r things are alike of a third kind and so on, taken any number at a time is [(p + 1) (q + 1) (r + 1) . . . . ] - 1.





● Binomial Theorem:

(i) Statement of Binomial Theorem : If n is a positive integer then

(a + x)n = an + nC1 an - 1 x + nC2 an - 2 x2 + …………….. + nCr an - r xr + ………….. + xn …….. (1)

(ii) If n is not a positive integer then

(1 + x)n = 1 + nx + [n(n - 1)/2!] x2 + [n(n - 1)(n - 2)/3!] x3 + ………… + [{n(n-1)(n-2)………..(n-r+1)}/r!] xr+ ……………. ∞ (-1 < x < 1) ………….(2)

(iii) The general term of the expansion (1) is (r+ 1)th term

= tr + 1 = nCr an - r xr

(iv) The general term of the expansion (2) is (r + 1) th term

= tr + 1 = [{n(n - 1)(n - 2)....(n - r + l)}/r!] ∙ xr.

(v) There is one middle term is the expansion ( 1 ) when n is even and it is (n/2 + 1)th term ; the expansion ( I ) will have two middle terms when n is odd and they are the {(n - 1)/2 + 1} th and {(n - 1)/2 + 1} th terms.

(vi) (1 - x)-1 = 1 + x + x2 + x3 + ………………….∞.

(vii) (1 + x)-1 = I - x + x2 - x3 + ……………∞.

(viii) (1 - x)-2 = 1 + 2x + 3x2 + 4x3 + . . . . ∞ .

(ix) (1 + x)-2 = 1 - 2x + 3x2 - 4x3 + . . . . ∞ .



● Logarithm:

(i) If ax = M then loga M = x and conversely.

(ii) loga 1 = 0.

(iii) loga a = 1.

(iv) a logam = M.

(v) loga MN = loga M + loga N.

(vi) loga (M/N) = loga M - loga N.

(vii) loga Mn = n loga M.

(viii) loga M = logb M x loga b.

(ix) logb a x 1oga b = 1.

(x) logb a = 1/logb a.

(xi) logb M = logb M/loga b.





● Exponential Series:

(i) For all x, ex = 1 + x/1! + x2/2! + x3/3! + …………… + xr/r! + ………….. ∞.

(ii) e = 1 + 1/1! + 1/2! + 1/3! + ………………….. ∞.

(iii) 2 < e < 3; e = 2.718282 (correct to six decimal places).

(iv) ax = 1 + (loge a) x + [(loge a)2/2!] ∙ x2 + [(loge a)3/3!] ∙ x3 + …………….. ∞.



● Logarithmic Series:

(i) loge (1 + x) = x - x2/2 + x3/3 - ……………… ∞ (-1 < x ≤ 1).

(ii) loge (1 - x) = - x - x2/ 2 - x3/3 - ………….. ∞ (- 1 ≤ x < 1).

(iii) ½ loge [(1 + x)/(1 - x)] = x + x3/3 + x5/5 + ……………… ∞ (-1 < x < 1).

(iv) loge 2 = 1 - 1/2 + 1/3 - 1/4 + ………………… ∞.

(v) log10 m = µ loge m where µ = 1/loge 10 = 0.4342945 and m is a positive number.



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