# NCERT Solution for class 8 chapter 1 RATIONAL NUMBER

### EXERCISE 1.1

Question 1

Using appropriate properties find .

(i) sol :          = 2

(ii) sol :         Question 2 :

Write the additive inverse of each of the following :

(i) sol :

Additive inverse= (ii) sol :

Additive inverse= (iii) sol : Additive inverse= (iv) sol : Additive inverse= (v) sol : Additive inverse = Question 3 :

Verify that -(-x)=x for

(i) sol :

The additive inverse of is as This equality represents that the additive inverse of  is or it can be said that i.e., -(-x)=x

(ii) sol :

The additive inverse of ​  is as This equality ​ represents that the additive inverse of ​ is or it can be said that i.e., -(-x)=x

Question 4 :

Find the multiplicative inverse of the following.

(i) -13

sol :

Multiplicative inverse = (ii) sol :

Multiplicative inverse = (iii) sol :

Multiplicative inverse =5

(iv) sol : Multiplicative inverse = (v) sol : Multiplicative inverse = (vi) -1

sol :

Multiplicative inverse =-1

Question 5 :

Name the property under multiplication used in each of the following :

(i) sol :  1 is a multiplicative identity.

(ii) sol : Commutativity

(iii) sol : Multiplicative inverse

Question 6 :

Multiply ​ by the reciprocal of ​.

sol : Question 7 :

Tell what property allow you to compute as sol :   Associativity

Question 8 :

Is the multiplicative inverse of ?Why or why not ?

sol : If it is the multiplicative inverse , then the product should be 1. However, here the product is not 1 as Question 9 :

Is 0.3 the multiplicative inverse of ? Why or Why not ?

sol : Here is the product is 1 . Hence , 0.3 is the multiplicative inverse of Question 10 :

Write :

(i) The rational number that does not have a reciprocal .

sol : 0 is a rational number but its reciprocal is not defined.

(ii) The rational numbers that are equal to their reciprocals .

sol : 1 and -1 are the rational numbers that are equal to their reciprocals .

(iii) The rational number that is equal to its negative .

sol : 0 is the rational number that is equal to its negative.

Question 11 :

Fill in the blanks.

(i) Zero has No reciprocal.

(ii) The numbers 1 and -1 are their own reciprocals.

(iii) The reciprocal of -5 is (iv) Reciprocal of , where (v) The product of two rational number is always a rational number .

(vi) The reciprocal of a positive rational number is positive rational number .