Exercise 1.1 Exercise 1.2 Exercise 1.3 Exercise 1.4

# Exercise 1.1

Question 1

Use Euclid’s division algorithm to find the HCF of:

(i) 135 and 225

Sol :

(i) 135 and 225

Since 225 > 135, we apply the division lemma to 225 and 135 to obtain

225 = 135 × 1 + 90

Since remainder 90 ≠ 0, we apply the division lemma to 135 and 90 to obtain

135 = 90 × 1 + 45

We consider the new divisor 90 and new remainder 45, and apply the division lemma to obtain

90 = 2 × 45 + 0

Since the remainder is zero, the process stops.

Since the divisor at this stage is 45,

Therefore, the HCF of 135 and 225 is 45.

(ii) 196 and 38220

Sol :

(ii)196 and 38220

Since 38220 > 196, we apply the division lemma to 38220 and 196 to obtain

38220 = 196 × 195 + 0

Since the remainder is zero, the process stops.

Since the divisor at this stage is 196,

Therefore, HCF of 196 and 38220 is 196.

(iii) 867 and 255

Sol :

(iii)867 and 255

Since 867 > 255, we apply the division lemma to 867 and 255 to obtain

867 = 255 × 3 + 102

Since remainder 102 ≠ 0, we apply the division lemma to 255 and 102 to obtain

255 = 102 × 2 + 51

We consider the new divisor 102 and new remainder 51, and apply the division lemma to obtain

102 = 51 × 2 + 0

Since the remainder is zero, the process stops.

Since the divisor at this stage is 51,

Therefore, HCF of 867 and 255 is 51.

Question 2

Show that any positive odd integer is of the form , or or where q is some integer.

Sol :

Let a be any positive integer and . Then, by Euclid’s algorithm,

for some integer , and r = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 because

Therefore, or or or or or

Also, , where k_{1} is a positive integer

, where k_{2} is an integer

, where k_{3} is an integer

Clearly, are of the form , where k is an integer.

Therefore, are not exactly divisible by 2. Hence, these expressions of numbers are odd numbers.

And therefore, any odd integer can be expressed in the form , or ,

or

Question 3

An army contingent of 616 members is to march behind an army band of 32 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?

Sol :

HCF (616, 32) will give the maximum number of columns in which they can march.

We can use Euclid’s algorithm to find the HCF.

The HCF is 8.

Therefore, they can march in 8 columns each.

Question 4

Use Euclid’s division lemma to show that the square of any positive integer is either of form for some integer m.

[Hint: Let x be any positive integer then it is of the form 3q, 3q + 1 or 3q + 2. Now square each of these and show that they can be rewritten in the form 3m or 3m + 1.]

Sol :

Let a be any positive integer and b = 3.

Then for some integer

And r = 0, 1, 2 because

Therefore, or or

Or,

Where are some positive integers

Hence, it can be said that the square of any positive integer is either of the form

Question 5

Use Euclid’s division lemma to show that the cube of any positive integer is of the form

Sol :

Let a be any positive integer and

where and

or or

Therefore, every number can be represented as these three forms. There are three cases.

Case 1: When a = 3q,

Where m is an integer such that

Case 2: When

Where m is an integer such that

Case 3: When

Where m is an integer such that

Therefore, the cube of any positive integer is of the form

or 9m + 8.