NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Maths. Chapter 1 Number Systems. Question Answer.

**Exercise 1.1**

**Question 1.**

Is zero a rational number? Can you write it in the form ,where p and q are integers and q ≠0

Is zero a rational number? Can you write it in the form ,where p and q are integers and q ≠0

Solution:

Yes, zero is a rational number it can be written in the form .

0 = = = etc. denominator q can also be taken as negative integer.

0 = = = etc. denominator q can also be taken as negative integer.

**Question 2.**

Find six rational numbers between 3 and 4.Find six rational numbers between 3 and 4.

Solution:

Let qi be the rational number between 3

and 4, where j = 1 to 6.

∴ Six rational numbers are as follows:

Thus, the six rational numbers between 3 and 4 are

Let qi be the rational number between 3

and 4, where j = 1 to 6.

∴ Six rational numbers are as follows:

Thus, the six rational numbers between 3 and 4 are

**Question 3.**

Find five rational numbers between and .Find five rational numbers between and .

Solution:

Since, we need to find five rational numbers, therefore, multiply numerator and denominator by 6.

Since, we need to find five rational numbers, therefore, multiply numerator and denominator by 6.

**Question 4.**

State whether the following statements are true or false. Give reasons for your answers.

(i) Every natural number is a whole number.

(ii) Every integer is a whole number.

(iii) Every rational number is a whole number.State whether the following statements are true or false. Give reasons for your answers.

(i) Every natural number is a whole number.

(ii) Every integer is a whole number.

(iii) Every rational number is a whole number.

Solution:

(i) True

∵ The collection of all natural numbers and 0 is called whole numbers.

(ii) False

∵ Negative integers are not whole numbers.

(iii) False

∵ Rational numbers are of the form p/q, q ≠ 0 and q does not divide p completely that are not whole numbers.

∵ The collection of all natural numbers and 0 is called whole numbers.

(ii) False

∵ Negative integers are not whole numbers.

(iii) False

∵ Rational numbers are of the form p/q, q ≠ 0 and q does not divide p completely that are not whole numbers.

**Exercise 1.2**

**Question 1.**

State whether the following statements are true or false. Justify your answers.

(i) Every irrational number is a real number.

(ii) Every point on the number line is of the form √m , where m is a natural number.

(iii) Every real number is an irrational number

State whether the following statements are true or false. Justify your answers.

(i) Every irrational number is a real number.

(ii) Every point on the number line is of the form √m , where m is a natural number.

(iii) Every real number is an irrational number

Solution:

(i) True

Because all rational numbers and all irrational numbers form the group (collection) of real numbers.

(ii) False

Because negative numbers cannot be the square root of any natural number.

(iii) False

Because rational numbers are also a part of real numbers.

Because all rational numbers and all irrational numbers form the group (collection) of real numbers.

(ii) False

Because negative numbers cannot be the square root of any natural number.

(iii) False

Because rational numbers are also a part of real numbers.

**Question 2.****Are the square roots of all positive integers irrational? If not, give an example of the square root of a number that is a rational number.**Solution:

No, if we take a positive integer, say 9, its square root is 3, which is a rational number.

**Question 3**.**Show how √5 can be represented on the number line.** Solution:

Draw a number line and take point O and A on it such that OA = 1 unit. Draw BA ⊥ OA as BA = 1 unit. Join OB = √2 units.

Now draw BB1 ⊥ OB such that BB1 =1 unit. Join OB1 = √3 units.

Next, draw B1B2⊥ OB1such that B1B2 = 1 unit.

Join OB2 = units.

Again draw B2B3 ⊥OB2 such that B2B3 = 1 unit.

Join OB3 = √5 units.

Take O as centre and OB3 as radius, draw an arc which cuts the number line at D.

Point D

represents √5 on the number line.

Draw a number line and take point O and A on it such that OA = 1 unit. Draw BA ⊥ OA as BA = 1 unit. Join OB = √2 units.

Now draw BB1 ⊥ OB such that BB1 =1 unit. Join OB1 = √3 units.

Next, draw B1B2⊥ OB1such that B1B2 = 1 unit.

Join OB2 = units.

Again draw B2B3 ⊥OB2 such that B2B3 = 1 unit.

Join OB3 = √5 units.

Take O as centre and OB3 as radius, draw an arc which cuts the number line at D.

Point D

represents √5 on the number line.

**Exercise 1.3**

**Question 1.**

Write the following in decimal form and say what kind of decimal expansion each has

Write the following in decimal form and say what kind of decimal expansion each has

Solution:

(i) We have, = 0.36

Thus, the decimal expansion of is terminating.

(ii) Dividing 1 by 11, we have

Thus, the decimal expansion of is non-terminating repeating.

(iii) We have, 4 =

Dividing 33 by 8, we get

∴ 4 = 4.125. Thus, the decimal expansion of 4 is terminating.

(iv) Dividing 3 by 13, we get

Here, the repeating block of digits is 230769

∴ = 0.23076923… = 0.

Thus, the decimal expansion of is non-terminating repeating.

(v) Dividing 2 by 11, we get

Here, the repeating block of digits is 18.

∴ = 0.1818… = 0.

Thus, the decimal expansion of is non-terminating repeating.

(vi) Dividing 329 by 400, we get

∴ = 0.8225. Thus, the decimal expansion of is terminating.

Thus, the decimal expansion of is terminating.

(ii) Dividing 1 by 11, we have

Thus, the decimal expansion of is non-terminating repeating.

(iii) We have, 4 =

Dividing 33 by 8, we get

∴ 4 = 4.125. Thus, the decimal expansion of 4 is terminating.

(iv) Dividing 3 by 13, we get

Here, the repeating block of digits is 230769

∴ = 0.23076923… = 0.

Thus, the decimal expansion of is non-terminating repeating.

(v) Dividing 2 by 11, we get

Here, the repeating block of digits is 18.

∴ = 0.1818… = 0.

Thus, the decimal expansion of is non-terminating repeating.

(vi) Dividing 329 by 400, we get

∴ = 0.8225. Thus, the decimal expansion of is terminating.

**Question 2.**

**You know that = . Can you predict what the decimal expansions of , , , , are , without actually doing the long division? If so, how?**

Solution:

We are given that = .

∴ = 2 x = 2 x ( ) =

= 3 x = 3 x ( ) =

= 4 x = 4 x ( ) =

= 5 x = 5 x( ) =

= 6 x = 6 x ( ) =

Thus, without actually doing the long division we can predict the decimal expansions of the given rational numbers.

∴ = 2 x = 2 x ( ) =

= 3 x = 3 x ( ) =

= 4 x = 4 x ( ) =

= 5 x = 5 x( ) =

= 6 x = 6 x ( ) =

Thus, without actually doing the long division we can predict the decimal expansions of the given rational numbers.

**Question 3.****Express the following in the form where p and q are integers and q ≠ 0.**

(i) 0.

(ii) 0.4

(iii) 0.(i) 0.

(ii) 0.4

(iii) 0.

Solution:

(i) Let x = 0. = 0.6666… … (1)

As there is only one repeating digit,

multiplying (1) by 10 on both sides, we get

10x = 6.6666… … (2)

Subtracting (1) from (2), we get

10x – x = 6.6666… -0.6666…

⇒ 9x = 6 ⇒ x = =

Thus, 0. =

(ii) Let x = 0.4 = 0.4777… … (1)

As there is only one repeating digit, multiplying (1) by lo on both sides, we get

10x = 4.777

Subtracting (1) from (2), we get

10x – x = 4.777…… – 0.4777…….

⇒ 9x = 4.3 ⇒ x =

Thus, 0.4 =

(iii) Let x = 0. = 0.001001… … (1)

As there are 3 repeating digits,

multiplying (1) by 1000 on both sides, we get

1000x = 1.001001 … (2)

Subtacting (1) from (2), we get

1000x – x = (1.001…) – (0.001…)

⇒ 999x = 1 ⇒ x =

Thus, 0. =

As there is only one repeating digit,

multiplying (1) by 10 on both sides, we get

10x = 6.6666… … (2)

Subtracting (1) from (2), we get

10x – x = 6.6666… -0.6666…

⇒ 9x = 6 ⇒ x = =

Thus, 0. =

(ii) Let x = 0.4 = 0.4777… … (1)

As there is only one repeating digit, multiplying (1) by lo on both sides, we get

10x = 4.777

Subtracting (1) from (2), we get

10x – x = 4.777…… – 0.4777…….

⇒ 9x = 4.3 ⇒ x =

Thus, 0.4 =

(iii) Let x = 0. = 0.001001… … (1)

As there are 3 repeating digits,

multiplying (1) by 1000 on both sides, we get

1000x = 1.001001 … (2)

Subtacting (1) from (2), we get

1000x – x = (1.001…) – (0.001…)

⇒ 999x = 1 ⇒ x =

Thus, 0. =

**Question 4.****Express 0.99999… in the form Are you surprised by your answer? With your teacher and classmates discuss why the answer makes sense.**Solution:

Let x = 0.99999….. …. (i)

As there is only one repeating digit,

multiplying (i) by 10 on both sides, we get

10x = 9.9999 … (ii)

Subtracting (i) from (ii), we get

10x – x = (99999 ) — (0.9999 )

⇒ 9x = 9 ⇒ x = = 1

Thus, 0.9999 =1

As 0.9999… goes on forever, there is no such a big difference between 1 and 0.9999

Hence, both are equal.

As there is only one repeating digit,

multiplying (i) by 10 on both sides, we get

10x = 9.9999 … (ii)

Subtracting (i) from (ii), we get

10x – x = (99999 ) — (0.9999 )

⇒ 9x = 9 ⇒ x = = 1

Thus, 0.9999 =1

As 0.9999… goes on forever, there is no such a big difference between 1 and 0.9999

Hence, both are equal.

**Question 5.**

What can the maximum number of digits be in the repeating block of digits in the decimal expansion of ? Perform the division to check your answer.What can the maximum number of digits be in the repeating block of digits in the decimal expansion of ? Perform the division to check your answer.

Solution:

In , In the divisor is 17.

Since, the number of entries in the repeating block of digits is less than the divisor, then the maximum number of digits in the repeating block is 16.

Dividing 1 by 17, we have

The remainder I is the same digit from which we started the division.

∴ = 0.

Thus, there are 16 digits in the repeating block in the decimal expansion of .

Hence, our answer is verified.

Since, the number of entries in the repeating block of digits is less than the divisor, then the maximum number of digits in the repeating block is 16.

Dividing 1 by 17, we have

The remainder I is the same digit from which we started the division.

∴ = 0.

Thus, there are 16 digits in the repeating block in the decimal expansion of .

Hence, our answer is verified.

**Question 6.**

Look at several examples of rational numbers in the form (q ≠ 0). Where, p and q are integers with no common factors other that 1 and having terminating decimal representations (expansions). Can you guess what property q must satisfy?Look at several examples of rational numbers in the form (q ≠ 0). Where, p and q are integers with no common factors other that 1 and having terminating decimal representations (expansions). Can you guess what property q must satisfy?

Solution:

Let us look decimal expansion of the following terminating rational numbers:

We observe that the prime factorisation of q (i.e. denominator) has only powers of 2 or powers of 5 or powers of both.

We observe that the prime factorisation of q (i.e. denominator) has only powers of 2 or powers of 5 or powers of both.

**Question 7.****Write three numbers whose decimal expansions are non-terminating non-recurring.**Solution:

√2 = 1.414213562 ………..

√3 = 1.732050808 …….

√5 = 2.23606797 …….

√3 = 1.732050808 …….

√5 = 2.23606797 …….

**Question 8.**

Find three different irrational numbers between the rational numbers and .Find three different irrational numbers between the rational numbers and .

Solution:

We have,

Three irrational numbers between 0. and 0. are

(i) 0.750750075000 …..

(ii) 0.767076700767000 ……

(iii) 0.78080078008000 ……

Three irrational numbers between 0. and 0. are

(i) 0.750750075000 …..

(ii) 0.767076700767000 ……

(iii) 0.78080078008000 ……

**Question 9.**

Classify the following numbers as rational or irrational

(i)

(ii)

(iii) 0.3796

(iv) 7.478478…..

(v) 1.101001000100001……Classify the following numbers as rational or irrational

(i)

(ii)

(iii) 0.3796

(iv) 7.478478…..

(v) 1.101001000100001……

Solution:

(1) ∵ 23 is not a perfect square.

∴ is an irrational number.

(ii) ∵ 225 = 15 x 15 = 152

∴ 225 is a perfect square.

Thus, is a rational number.

(iii) ∵ 0.3796 is a terminating decimal.

∴ It is a rational number.

(iv) 7.478478… = 7.

Since, 7. is a non-terminating recurring (repeating) decimal.

∴ It is a rational number.

(v) Since, 1.101001000100001… is a non terminating, non-repeating decimal number.

∴ It is an irrational number.

∴ is an irrational number.

(ii) ∵ 225 = 15 x 15 = 152

∴ 225 is a perfect square.

Thus, is a rational number.

(iii) ∵ 0.3796 is a terminating decimal.

∴ It is a rational number.

(iv) 7.478478… = 7.

Since, 7. is a non-terminating recurring (repeating) decimal.

∴ It is a rational number.

(v) Since, 1.101001000100001… is a non terminating, non-repeating decimal number.

∴ It is an irrational number.

**Exercise 1.4**

**Question 1.**

Visualise 3.765 on the number line, using successive magnification.

Visualise 3.765 on the number line, using successive magnification.

Solution:

3.765 lies between 3 and 4.

3.765 lies between 3 and 4.

**Question 2.**

Visualise 4. on the number line, upto 4 decimal places.

Visualise 4. on the number line, upto 4 decimal places.

Solution:

4. or 4.2626 lies between 4 and 5.

**Exercise 1.5**

**Question 1.**

Classify the following numbers as rational or irrational.

Classify the following numbers as rational or irrational.

Solution:

(i) Since, it is a difference of a rational and an irrational number.

∴ 2 – √5 is an irrational number.

(ii) 3 + – = 3 + – = 3

which is a rational number.

(iii) Since, = = , which is a rational number.

(iv) ∵ The quotient of rational and irrational number is an irrational number.

∴ is an irrational number.

(v) ∵ 2π = 2 x π = Product of a rational and an irrational number is an irrational number.

∴ 2π is an irrational number.

∴ 2 – √5 is an irrational number.

(ii) 3 + – = 3 + – = 3

which is a rational number.

(iii) Since, = = , which is a rational number.

(iv) ∵ The quotient of rational and irrational number is an irrational number.

∴ is an irrational number.

(v) ∵ 2π = 2 x π = Product of a rational and an irrational number is an irrational number.

∴ 2π is an irrational number.

**Question 2.**

Simplify each of the following expressionsSimplify each of the following expressions

Solution:

(i) (3 + √3)(2 + √2)

= 2(3 + √3) + √2(3 + √3)

= 6 + 2√3 + 3√2 + √6

Thus, (3 + √3)(2 + √2) = 6 + 2√3 + 3√2 + √6

(ii) (3 + √3)(3 – √3) = (3)2 – (√3)2

= 9 – 3 = 6

Thus, (3 + √3)(3 – √3) = 6

(iii) (√5 + √2)2 = (√5)2 + (√2)2 + 2(√5)(√2)

= 5 + 2 + 2√10 = 7 + 2√10

Thus, (√5 + √2 )2 = 7 + 2√10

(iv) (√5 – √2)(√5 + √2) = (√5)2 – (√2)2 = 5 – 2 = 3

Thus, (√5 – √2) (√5 + √2) = 3

= 2(3 + √3) + √2(3 + √3)

= 6 + 2√3 + 3√2 + √6

Thus, (3 + √3)(2 + √2) = 6 + 2√3 + 3√2 + √6

(ii) (3 + √3)(3 – √3) = (3)2 – (√3)2

= 9 – 3 = 6

Thus, (3 + √3)(3 – √3) = 6

(iii) (√5 + √2)2 = (√5)2 + (√2)2 + 2(√5)(√2)

= 5 + 2 + 2√10 = 7 + 2√10

Thus, (√5 + √2 )2 = 7 + 2√10

(iv) (√5 – √2)(√5 + √2) = (√5)2 – (√2)2 = 5 – 2 = 3

Thus, (√5 – √2) (√5 + √2) = 3

**Question 3.**

Recall, π is defined as the ratio of the circumference (say c) of a circle to its diameter (say d). That is π = . This seems to contradict the fact that n is irrational. How will you resolve this contradiction?Recall, π is defined as the ratio of the circumference (say c) of a circle to its diameter (say d). That is π = . This seems to contradict the fact that n is irrational. How will you resolve this contradiction?

Solution:

When we measure the length of a line with a scale or with any other device, we only get an approximate ational value, i.e. c and d both are irrational.

∴ is irrational and hence π is irrational.

Thus, there is no contradiction in saying that it is irrational.

∴ is irrational and hence π is irrational.

Thus, there is no contradiction in saying that it is irrational.

**Question 4.**

Represent on the number line.Represent on the number line.

Solution:

Draw a line segment AB = 9.3 units and extend it to C such that BC = 1 unit.

Find mid point of AC and mark it as O.

Draw a semicircle taking O as centre and AO as radius. Draw BD ⊥ AC.

Draw an arc taking B as centre and BD as radius meeting AC produced at E such that BE = BD = units.

Find mid point of AC and mark it as O.

Draw a semicircle taking O as centre and AO as radius. Draw BD ⊥ AC.

Draw an arc taking B as centre and BD as radius meeting AC produced at E such that BE = BD = units.

**Question 5.**

Rationalise the denominator of the following

Rationalise the denominator of the following

Solution:

**Exercise 1.6**

**Question 1.**

Find:

Find:

Solution:

(i) 64 = 8 x 8 = 82

∴ (64)1/2 = (82)1/2 = 82 x 1/2 = 8 [(am)n = am x n]

(ii) 32 = 2 x 2x 2 x 2 x 2 = 25

∴ (32)1/5= (25)1/5= 25 x 1/5 = 2 [(am)n= am x n]

(iii) 125 = 5 x 5 x 5 = 53

∴ (125)1/3 = (53)1/3 = 53 x 1/3 = 5 [(am)n = am x n]

∴ (64)1/2 = (82)1/2 = 82 x 1/2 = 8 [(am)n = am x n]

(ii) 32 = 2 x 2x 2 x 2 x 2 = 25

∴ (32)1/5= (25)1/5= 25 x 1/5 = 2 [(am)n= am x n]

(iii) 125 = 5 x 5 x 5 = 53

∴ (125)1/3 = (53)1/3 = 53 x 1/3 = 5 [(am)n = am x n]

**Question 2.**

Find:Find:

Solution:

(i) 9 = 3 x 3 = 32

∴ (9)3/2= (32)3/2 = 32 x 3/2 = 33 = 27

[(am)n = amn]

(ii) 32 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2= 25

∴ (32)2/5 = (25)2/5 = 25 x 2/5 = 22 = 4

[(am)n = amn]

(iii) 16 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 24

∴ (16)3/4 = (24)3/4 = 24 x 3/4 = 23 = 8

[(am)n = amn]

(iv) 125 = 5 x 5 x 5 = 53

∴ (125)-1/3 = (53)-1/3 = 53 x (-1/3) = 5-1

= [ a-n ]

∴ (9)3/2= (32)3/2 = 32 x 3/2 = 33 = 27

[(am)n = amn]

(ii) 32 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2= 25

∴ (32)2/5 = (25)2/5 = 25 x 2/5 = 22 = 4

[(am)n = amn]

(iii) 16 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 24

∴ (16)3/4 = (24)3/4 = 24 x 3/4 = 23 = 8

[(am)n = amn]

(iv) 125 = 5 x 5 x 5 = 53

∴ (125)-1/3 = (53)-1/3 = 53 x (-1/3) = 5-1

= [ a-n ]

**Question 3.**

Simplify:Simplify:

Solution:

(i) 22/3. 21/5 = 22/3 + 1/5 = 213/15

[am. an = am + n

(iv) 71/2.81/2 = (7 x 8)1/2 = (56)1/2 [am x bm = (ab)m]

(i) 22/3. 21/5 = 22/3 + 1/5 = 213/15

[am. an = am + n

(iv) 71/2.81/2 = (7 x 8)1/2 = (56)1/2 [am x bm = (ab)m]