# harmonic progression

## Arithmetic, geometric, and harmonic progressions

**Elements***a*_{1} = value of the first term*a*_{m} = value of any term after the first term but before the last term*a _{n}* = value of the last term

*n*= total number of terms

*m*=

*m*

^{th}term after the first but before

*n*

^{th}

*d*= common difference of arithmetic progression

*r*= common ratio of geometric progression

*S*= sum of the 1

^{st}

*n*terms

## Relationship Between Arithmetic Mean, Harmonic Mean, and Geometric Mean of Two Numbers

For two numbers *x* and *y*, let *x*, *a*, *y* be a sequence of three numbers. If *x*, *a*, *y* is an arithmetic progression then '*a*' is called *arithmetic mean*. If *x*, *a*, *y* is a geometric progression then '*a*' is called *geometric mean*. If *x*, *a*, *y* form a harmonic progression then '*a*' is called *harmonic mean*.

Let *AM* = arithmetic mean, *GM* = geometric mean, and *HM* = harmonic mean. The relationship between the three is given by the formula

Below is the derivation of this relationship.