RS Aggarwal Solutions Chapter 1 Real Numbers Exercise - 1D Class 10 Maths

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RS Aggarwal Chapter 1 Real Numbers Solutions

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RS Aggarwal Mathematics for Class 10

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  • Exercise 1A
  • Exercise 1B
  • Exercise 1C
  • Exercise 1E

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NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths

Exercise 1D Solutions

1. Define

(i) rational numbers

(ii) irrational numbers

(iii) real numbers 

Solution 

(i) Rational numbers: The numbers of the form p/q where p, q are integers and q ≠ 0 are called rational numbers. 

Example: 2/3


(ii) Irrational numbers: The numbers which when expressed in decimal form are expressible as non-terminating and non-repeating decimals are called irrational numbers. 

Example: √2


(iii) Real numbers: The numbers which are positive or negative, whole numbers or decimal numbers and rational numbers or irrational number are called real numbers. 

Example: 2, 1/3, √2 , -3 etc.


2. Classify the following numbers as rational or irrational: 

(i) 22/7  

(ii) 3.1416 

(iii) π 

(iv)

(v) 5.636363 

(vi) 2.040040004 

(vii) 1.535335333 

(viii) 3.121221222 3 

(ix) √21 

(x) √3 

Solution 

(i) 22/7 is a rational number because it is of the form of p/q, q ≠ 0. 

(ii) 3.1416 is a rational number because it is a terminating decimal. 

(iii) π is an irrational number because it is a non-repeating and non-terminating decimal. 

(iv)is a rational number because it is a repeating decimal. 

(v) 5.636363… is a rational number because it is a non-terminating and non-repeating decimal. 

(vi) 2.040040004… is an irrational number because it is a non-terminating and non-repeating decimal. 

(vii) 1.535335333… is an irrational number because it is a non-terminating and non repeating decimal. 

(viii) 3.121221222… is an irrational number because it is a non-terminating and non repeating decimal. 

(ix) √21 = √3 × √7 is an irrational number because √3 and √7 are irrational and prime numbers. 

(x)an irrational number because 3 is a prime number. So, √3 is an irrational number.  


3. Prove that each of the following numbers is irrational: 

(i) √6 

(ii) 2-√3 

(iii) 3+√2 

(iv) 2+√5 

(v) 5+ 3√2 

(vi) 3√7 

(vii) 3/√5

(viii) 2- 3√5 

(ix) √3+ √5 

Solution 

(i) Let √6 = √2×√3 be rational. 

Hence, √2, √3 are both rational. 

This contradicts the fact that√2, √3 are irrational. 

The contradiction arises by assuming √6 is rational.  

Hence, √6 is irrational.


(ii) Let 2 - √3 be rational.

Hence, 2 and 2 - √3 are rational.

∴ (2 - 2 + √3)

= √3 = rational [∵ Difference of two rational is rational] 

This contradicts the fact that √3 is irrational.

The contradiction arises by assuming 2 - √3 is rational.

Hence, 2 - √3 is irrational.


(iii) Let 3 + √2 be rational.

Hence, 3 and 3 + √2 are rational.

∴ 3 + √2 – 3

= √2 = rational [∵ Difference of two rational is rational]

This contradicts the fact that √2 is irrational.

The contradiction arises by assuming 3 + √2 is rational.

Hence, 3 + √2 is irrational.


(iv) Let 2 + √5 be rational.

Hence, 2 + √5 and √5 are rational.

∴ (2 + √5 ) – 2

= 2 + √5 – 2

= √5 = rational [∵ Difference of two rational is rational] 

This contradicts the fact that √5 is irrational.

 The contradiction arises by assuming 2 - √5 is rational.

 Hence, 2 - √5 is irrational.


(v) Let, 5 + 3√2 be rational.

Hence, 5 and 5 + 3√2 are rational. 

∴ (5 + 3√2 – 5)

= 3√2 = rational [∵ Difference of two rational is rational] 

1/3 ×3√2

= √2 = rational [∵ Product of two rational is rational] 

This contradicts the fact that √2 is irrational. 

The contradiction arises by assuming 5 + 3√2 is rational. 

Hence, 5 + 3√2 is irrational.


(vi) Let 3√7 be rational.

1/3 × 3√7

= √7 = rational [∵ Product of two rational is rational] 

 This contradicts the fact that √7 is irrational. 

 The contradiction arises by assuming 3√7 is rational. 

 Hence, 3√7 is irrational.


(vii) Let 3/√5 be rational.

∴ 1/3 × 3/√5

= 1/√5 [∵ Product of two rational is rational] 

This contradicts the fact that is 1/√5 irrational. 

∴ (1×√5)/(√5×√5)

= 1/5.√5

So, if 1/√5 is irrational, then 1/5.√5 is rational

∴ 5 × 1/5.√5

= √5 rational [∵ Product of two rational is rational] 

Hence, 1/√5 is irrational

The contradiction arises by assuming 3/√5 is rational. 

Hence, 3/√5 is irrational.


(viii) Let 2 - 3√5 be rational.

Hence 2 and 2 - 3√5 are rational. 

∴ 2 – (2 - 3√5)

= 2 – 2 + 3√5

= 3√5 = rational [∵ Difference of two rational is rational] 

∴ 1/3 × 3√5

= √5 = rational [∵ Product of two rational is rational] 

This contradicts the fact that √5 is irrational. 

The contradiction arises by assuming 2 - 3√5 is rational. 

Hence, 2 - 3√5 is irrational.


(ix) Let √3 + √5 be rational.

∴ √3 + √5 = a, where a is rational. 

∴ √3 = a - √5 ...(1) 

On squaring both sides of equation (1), we get 

3 = (a - √5)

⇒ 3 = a2 + 5 - 2√5a

 ⇒ √5 = (a2 + 2)/2a

This is impossible because right-hand side is rational, whereas the left-hand side is irrational. 

This is a contradiction.

Hence, √3 + √5 is irrational.


4. Prove that 1/√3 is irrational.

Solution

Let 1/√3 be rational. 

∴ 1/√3 = a/b, where a, b are positive integers having no common factor other than 1

∴ √3 = b/a ...(1) 

Since a, b are non-zero integers, b/a is rational. 

Thus, equation (1) shows that √3 is rational. 

This contradicts the fact that √3 is rational. 

The contradiction arises by assuming √3 is rational.

Hence, 1/√3 is irrational.


5. (i) Give an example of two irrationals whose sum is rational. 

(ii) Give an example of two irrationals whose product is rational. 

Solution

(i) Let (2 + √3), (2 - √3) be two irrationals. 

 ∴ (2 + √3) + (2 - √3) = 4 = rational number 


(ii) Let 2√3, 3√3 be two irrationals. 

 ∴ 2√3 × 3√3 = 18 = rational number.


6. State whether the given statement is true or false: 

(i) The sum of two rationals is always rational 

(ii) The product of two rationals is always rational 

(iii) The sum of two irrationals is an irrational 

(iv) The product of two irrationals is an irrational 

(v) The sum of a rational and an irrational is irrational 

(vi) The product of a rational and an irrational is irrational 

Solution 

(i) The sum of two rationals is always rational - True 

(ii) The product of two rationals is always rational - True 

(iii) The sum of two irrationals is an irrational - False 

Counter example:

2 + √3 and 2 - √3 are two irrational numbers. But their sum is 4, which is a rational number. 

(iv) The product of two irrationals is an irrational – False

Counter example: 

2 √3 and 4 √3 are two irrational numbers. But their product is 24, which is a rational number. 

(v) The sum of a rational and an irrational is irrational - True 

(vi) The product of a rational and an irrational is irrational - True


7. Prove that (2 √3 – 1) is irrational. 

Solution 

Let x = 2 √3 – 1 be a rational number. 

x = 2√3 – 1 

⇒ x2 = (2√3 – 1)2 

⇒ x2 = (2√3 )2 + (1)2 – 2(2√3)(1) 

⇒ x2 = 12 + 1 - 4√3

⇒ x– 13 = - 4√3 

 (13 – x2)/4 = √3

Since x is rational number, x2 is also a rational number. 

⇒ 13 - x2 is a rational number 

 (13 – x2)4 is a rational number 

⇒ √3 is a rational number 

But √3 is an irrational number, which is a contradiction. 

Hence, our assumption is wrong. 

Thus, (2 √3 – 1) is an irrational number.


8. Prove that (4 - 5√2) is irrational. 

Solution 

Let x = 4 - 5√2 be a rational number. 

x = 4 - 5√2 

⇒ x2 = (4 - 5√2)2 

⇒ x2 = 42 + (5√2)2 – 2(4) (5√2) 

⇒ x2 = 16 + 50 – 40√2 

⇒ x2 – 66 = – 40√2 

⇒ (66 – x2)/40 = √2

Since x is a rational number, x2 is also a rational number. 

⇒ 66 - x2 is a rational number 

 (66 - x2)/40 is a rational number 

⇒ √2 is a rational number 

But √2 is an irrational number, which is a contradiction. 

Hence, our assumption is wrong. 

Thus, (4 - 5√2) is an irrational number.


9. Show that (5 - 2√3) is irrational.

Solution

Let x = 5 - 2√3 be a rational number. 

x = 5 - 2√3 

⇒ x2 = (5 - 2√3)2 

⇒ x2 = 52 + (2√3)2 – 2(5) (2√3) 

⇒ x2 = 25 + 12 – 20√3 

⇒ x2 – 37 = – 20√3

⇒ (37 – x2)/20 = √3

Since x is a rational number, x2 is also a rational number. 

⇒ 37 - x2 is a rational number 

⇒ (37 – x2)/20 is a rational number 

⇒ √3 is a rational number 

But √3 is an irrational number, which is a contradiction. 

Hence, our assumption is wrong. 

Thus, (5 - 2√3) is an irrational number.


10. Prove that 5√2 is irrational.

Solution

Let 5√2 is a rational number. 

∴ 5√2 = p/q, where p and q are some integers and HCF (p, q) = 1 …(1) 

⇒ 5√2q = p 

⇒ (5√2q)2 = p2 

⇒ 2(25q2) = p2 

⇒ p2 is divisible by 2 

⇒ p is divisible by 2 ….(2) 

Let p = 2m, where m is some integer. 

∴ 5√2q = 2m 

⇒ (5√2q)2 = (2m)2 

⇒2(25q2) = 4m2 

⇒25q2 = 2m2 

⇒ q2 is divisible by 2 

⇒ q is divisible by 2 ….(3) 

From (2) and (3) is a common factor of both p and q, which contradicts (1).

Hence, our assumption is wrong.

Thus, 5√2 is irrational.


11. Show that 2/√7 is irrational.

Solution

2/√7 = 2√7 × √7/√7 = 2/7√7

Let 2/7.√7 is a rational number.

∴ 2/7.√7 = p/q, where p and q are some integers and HCF (p, q) = 1 ...(1)

⇒ 2√7q = 7p

⇒ (2√7q) 2 = (7p)2

⇒ 7(4q2) = 49p2

⇒ 4q2 = 7p2

⇒ q2 is divisible by 7

⇒ q is divisible by 7 ...(2)

Let q = 7m, where m is some integer.

∴ 2√7q = 7p

⇒ [2√7(7m)]2 = (7p)2

⇒ 343(4m2) = 49p2

⇒ 7(4m2) = p2

⇒ p2 is divisible by 7

⇒ p is divisible by 7 ….(3)

From (2) and (3), 7 is a common factor of both p and q, which contradicts (1).

Hence, our assumption is wrong.

Thus, 2/√7 is irrational.

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