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## Important Questions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 1 Real Numbers

Expert teachers at CBSETuts.com collected and solved 2 Marks and 4 mark important questions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 1 Real Numbers. All the solutions given in this page are solved based on CBSE marking scheme and NCERT guidelines.

**2016**

**Short Answer Type Questions I [2 Marks]**

**Question 1.**

Two tankers contain 850 litres and 680 litres of petrol respectively. Find the maximum capacity of a container which can measure the petrol of either tanker in exact number of times.

**Solution:**

Maximum capacity of a container, which can measure the petrol in exact number of times.

**Question 2.**

Find the value of: (-1) + (-1)^{2n} +(-l) ^{2n+1} + (-l)^{4n+1} , where n is any positive odd integer.

**Solution:**

**Question 3.**

Find whether decimal expansion of 13/64 is a terminating or non-terminating decimal. If it terminates, find the number of decimal places its decimal expansion has.

**Solution:**

**Short Answer Type Question II [3 Marks]**

**Question 4.**

Explain whether the number 3 x 5 x 13 x 46 + 23 isa prime number or a composite number.

**Solution:**

**Long Answer Type Question [4 Marks]**

**Question 5.**

Prove that the product of any three consecutive positive integers is divisible by 6. Solution: Let three consecutive numbers are n, n + 1, n + 2

**Solution:**

**1st Case:** If n is even

This means n + 2 is also even.

Hence n and n + 2 are divisible by 2

Also, product of n and (n + 2) is divisible by 2.

.’. n(n + 2) is divisible by 2.

This conclude n(n + 2) (n + 1) is divisible by 2 …(i)

As, n, n + 1, n + 2 are three consecutive numbers. n(n + 1) (n + 2) is a multiple of 3.

This shows n(n + 1) (n + 2) is divisible by 3. …(ii)

By equating (i) and (ii) we can say

n(n + 1) (n + 2) is divisible by 2 and 3 both.

Hence, n(n + 1) (n + 2) is divisible by 6.

**2nd Case:** When n is odd.

This show (n + 1) is even

Hence (n + 1) is divisible by 2. …(iii)

This conclude n(n + 1) (n + 2) is an even number and divisible by 2.

Also product of three consecutive number is a multiple of 3.

n(n + 1)(n + 2) is divisible by 3. …(iv)

Equating (iii) and (iv) we can say

n(n + 1) (n + 2) is divisible by both 2 and 3 Hence, n(n + 1)(n + 2) is divisible by 6.

**2015**

**Short Answer Type Questions I [2 Marks]**

**Question 6.**

Apply Euclid’s division algorithm to find HCF of numbers 4052 and 420.

**Solution:**

**Question 7. **

Show that (√3+√5)² is an irrational number.

**Solution:**

**Short Answer Type Question [3 Marks]**

**Question 8.**

Three bells toll at intervals of 12 minutes, 15 minutes and 18 minutes respectively. If they start tolling together, after what time will they next toll together?

**Solution:**

LCM of 12, 15, 18 = 2²x 3² x 5

=4x9x5 = 180

So, next time the bells will ring together after 180 minutes.

**2014**

**Short Answer Type Questions I [2 Marks]**

**Question 9.**

If HCF of 144 and 180 is expressed in the form 13m – 3, find the value of m.

**Solution:**

On applying Euclid’s division algorithm,

180 = 144 x 1 + 36

144 = 36 x 4 + 0

At the last stage, the divisor is 36.

∴ HCF of 144 and 180 is 36.

∵ 36 = 13 x 3 – 3

So, m = 3

**Question 10.**

Show that 9^{n} can not end with digit 0 for any natural number n.

**Solution:**

Since prime factorisation of 9^{n} is given by 9^{n}= (3 x 3)^{n} = 3271.

Prime factorisation of 9″ contains only prime number 3.

9 may end with the digit 0 for some natural number V if 5 must be in its prime factorisation, which is not present.

So, there is no natural number N for which 9^{n} ends with the digit zero.

**Question 11.**

Determine the values otp and q so that the prime factorisation of2520 is expressible as 23 X y X q x 7.

**Solution:**

Prime factorisation of 2520 is given by

2520 = 23 x 32 x 5 x 7

Given that 2520 = 23 x 3p x q x 7

On comparing both factorisation we get p = 2 and q = 5.

**Question 12.**

Show that 2√2 is an irrational number.

**Solution:**

**Question 13.**

Show that any positive odd integer is of the form 4m + 1 or 4m + 3, where m is some integer.

**Solution:**

**Short Answer Type Questions II [3 Marks]**

**Question 14.**

By using, Euclid’s algorithm, find the largest number which divides 650 and 1170.

**Solution:**

Given numbers are 650 and 1170.

On applying Euclid’s division algorithm,

we get 1170 = 650 x 1 + 520

650 = 520 x 1 + 130

520 = 130 x 4 + 0

∵ At the last stage, the divisor is 130.

∴ The HCF of 650 and 1170 is 130.

**Question 15.**

Show that reciprocal of 3+2√2 is an irrational number

**Solution:**

**Long Answer Type Question [4 Marks]**

**Question 16.**

Find HCF of 378,180 and 420 by prime factorisation method. Is HCF x LCM of three numbers equal to the product of the three numbers?

**Solution:**

378 = 2 x 33 x 7

180 = 22 x 32 x 5

420 = 22 x 3 x 5 x 7

∴ HCF (378, 180, 420) = 2 x 3 = 6.

No. HCF (p, q, r) x LCM (p, q, r) ≠ p x q x r. where p, q, r are positive integers.

**2013**

**Short Answer Type Questions I [2 Marks]**

**Question 17.**

Find the HCF of 255 and 867 by Euclid’s division algorithm

**Solution:**

Given numbers are 255 and 867.

On applying Euclid’s division algorithm, we have

867 = 255 x 3 + 102

255 = 102 x 2 + 51

102 = 51 x 2 + 0

∵ At the last stage, the divisor is 51

∴ The HCF of 255 and 867 is 51.

**Question 18.**

Find the HCF (865, 255) using Euclid’s division lemma.

**Solution:**

Given numbers are 255 and 865.

On applying Euclid’s division algorithm, we have

865 = 255 x 3 + 100

255 = 100 x 2 + 55

100 = 55 x 1 + 45

55 = 45 x 1 + 10

45 = 10 x 4 + 5

10 = 5 x 2 + 0

∵At the last stage, the divisor is 5

∴ The HCF of 255 and 865 is 5.

**Short Answer Type Questions II [3 Marks]**

**Question 19.**

Find HCF of 65 and 117 and find a pair of integral values of m and n such that HCF = 65m + 117n.

**Solution:**

Given numbers are 65 and 117.

On applying Euclid’s division algorithm, we get

117 = 65 x 1 + 52

65 = 52 x 1 + 13

52 = 13 x 4 + 0

∵At the last stage, the divisor is 13.

∴ The HCF of 65 and 117 is 13.

The required pair of integral values of m and n is

(2,-1) which satisfies the given relation HCF = 65m + 117n.

**Question 20.**

By using Euclid’s algorithm, find the largest number which divides 650 and 1170

**Solution:**

Since prime factorisation of 9^{n} is given by 9^{n}= (3 x 3)^{n} = 3271.

Prime factorisation of 9″ contains only prime number 3.

9 may end with the digit 0 for some natural number V if 5 must be in its prime factorisation, which is not present.

So, there is no natural number N for which 9^{n} ends with the digit zero.

**2012**

**Short Answer Type Question I [2 Marks]**

**Question 21.**

If find the values of m and n where m and n are non-negative integers.Hence write its decimal expansion without actual division.

**Solution:**

Short Answer Type Questions II [3 Marks]

**Question 22.**

Express the number 0.3178 in the form of rational number a/b.

**Solution:**

**Question 23.**

Using Euclid’s division algorithm, find whether the pair of numbers 847,2160 are coprimes or not.

**Solution:**

**Question 24.**

The LCM of two numbers is 14 times their HCF. The sum of LCM and HCF is 600. If one number is 280, then find the other number.

**Solution:**

**2011**

**Short Answer Type Questions I [2 Marks]**

**Question 25.**

Prove that 15 + 17√3 is an irrational number.

**Solution:**

**Question 26.**

Find the LCM and HCF of 120 and 144 by using Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic.

**Solution:**

120 = 23 x 3 x 5

144 = 24 x 32

∴ HCF = 23 x 3 = 24

LCM = 24 x 5 x 32 = 720

**Short Answer Type Questions II [3 Marks]**

**Question 27.**

An army contingent of 1000 members is to march behind an army band of 56 members in a parade. The two groups are to march in the same number of columns. What is the maximum number of columns in which they can march?

**Solution:**

1000 =2x2x2x5x5x5

56 = 2x2x2x7

HCF of 1000 and 56 = 8

Maximum number of columns = 8.

**Question 28.**

Show that any positive odd integer is of the form 4q + 1 or 4q + 3 where q is a positive integer.

**Solution:**

**Question 29.**

Prove that 2√3/5 is irrational

**Solution:**

**2010**

**Very Short Answer Type Questions [1 Mark]**

**Question 30.**

Has the rational number a terminating or a non-terminating decimal repressentation

**Solution:**

**Question 31.**

Write whether on simplification gives a rational or an irrational number.

**Solution:**

**Question 32.**

The HCF of 45 and 105 is 15. Write their LCM.

**Solution:**

**Short Answer Type Questions II [3 Marks]**

**Question 33.**

Prove that 2-3√5 is an irrational number.

**Solution:**

**Question 34.**

Prove that 2√3 – 1 is an irrational number.

**Solution:**

Let 2√3 – 1 is a irrational number.

**Question 35.**

Prove that √2 is irrational.

**Solution:**

**Question 36.**

Prove that 7 – 2√3 is an irrational number.

**Solution:**

**Question 37.**

Show that 5 + 3√2 is an irrational number.

**Solution:**

Let us assume 5 + 3√2 is an irrational number.

There exists coprime integers a and b (b≠0)

**2009**

**Very Short Answer Type Questions [1 Mark]**

**Question 38.**

The decimal expansion of the rational number will terminate after how many places of decimals.

**Solution:**

**Question 39.**

Find the [HCF X LCM] for the numbers 100 and 190.

**Solution:**

HCF x LCM = one number x another number

= 100 x 190 = 19000

**Question 40.**

Find the [HCF and LCM] for the numbers 105 and 120. [All India]

**Solution:**

105 = 5 x 7 x 3

120 = 2x2x2x3x5

HCF = 3 X 5 = 15

LCM = 5x7x3x2x2x2 = 840

**Question 41.**

Write whether the rational number will have a terminating decimal expansion or a non terminating repeating decimal expansion.

**Solution:**

**Question 42.**

The HCF and LCM of two numbers are 9 and 360 respectively. If one number is 45, write the other number.

**Solution:**

**Short Answer Type Questions II [3 Marks]**

**Question 43.**

Show that 5 – 2√3 is an irrational number.

**Solution:**

**Question 44.**

Show that 3 + 5√2 is an irrational number.

**Solution:**

**Question 45.**

Show that the square of any positive odd integer is of the form 8m + 1, for some integer m.

**Solution:**

**Question 46.**

Prove that 7 + 3√2 is not a rational number.

**Solution:**