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#### Page No 15:

#### Question 1:

Which number is neither a prime number nor a composite number?

#### Answer:

1 is neither a prime number nor a composite number.

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#### Question 2:

Which of the following are pairs of co-primes?

(i) 8, 14

(ii) 4, 5

(iii) 17, 19

(iv) 27, 15

#### Answer:

Two numbers which have only 1 as a common factor are said to be co-prime or relatively prime or mutually prime numbers.

We can write 17 as 17 × 1 and 19 as 17 × 1.

Hence, 17 and 19 is a pair of co-prime numbers.

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#### Question 3:

List the prime numbers from 25 to 100 and say how many they are.

#### Answer:

There are a total of 16 prime numbers between 25 and 100 which are 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97.

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#### Question 4:

Write all the twin prime numbers from 51 to 100.

#### Answer:

If the difference between two co-prime numbers is 2, the numbers are said to be twin prime numbers.

Hence, the twin prime numbers between 51 and 100 are 59 and 61, 71 and 73.

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#### Question 5:

Write 5 pairs of twin prime numbers from 1 to 50.

#### Answer:

If the difference between two co-prime numbers is 2 then, the numbers are said to be twin prime numbers.

Hence, the twin prime numbers from 1 to 50 are (2,3), (5,7), (11,12), (17,19) and (29,30).

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#### Question 6:

Which are the even prime numbers?

#### Answer:

There is only even prime number which is 2.

#### Page No 17:

#### Question 1:

Factorise the following numbers into primes.

(i) 32

(ii) 57

(iii) 23

(iv) 150

(v) 216

(vi) 208

(vii) 765

(viii) 342

(ix) 377

(x) 559

#### Answer:

(i)

32 = 2 × 16

= 2 × 2 × 8

= 2 × 2 × 2 × 4

= 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2

(ii)

57 = 3 × 19

(iii)

23 = 23 × 1

(iv)

150 = 2 × 75

= 2 × 3 × 25

= 2 × 3 × 5 × 5

(v)

216 = 2 × 108

= 2 × 2 × 54

= 2 × 2 × 2 × 27

= 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 9

= 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 3

(vi)

208 = 2 × 104

= 2 × 2 × 52

= 2 × 2 × 2 × 26

= 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 13

(vii)

765 = 3 × 255

= 3 × 3 × 85

= 3 × 3 × 5 × 17

(viii)

342 = 2 × 171

= 2 × 3 × 57

= 2 × 3 × 3 × 19

(ix)

377 = 13 × 29

(x)

559 = 13 × 43

#### Page No 19:

#### Question 1:

Find the HCF.

(i) 25, 40

(ii) 56, 32

(iii) 40, 60, 75

(iv) 16, 27

(v) 18, 32, 48

(vi) 105, 154

(vii) 42, 45, 48

(viii) 57, 75, 102

(ix) 56, 57

(x) 777, 315, 588

#### Answer:

(i)

HCF = 5

(ii)

HCF = 2 × 2 × 2= 8

(iii)

HCF = 5

(iv)

HCF = 1

(v)

HCF = 2

(vi)

HCF = 7

(vii)

HCF = 3

(viii)

HCF = 3

(ix)

HCF = 1

(x)

HCF = 3 × 7 = 21

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#### Question 2:

Find the HCF by the division method and reduce to the simplest form.

(i) $\frac{275}{525}$

(ii) $\frac{76}{133}$

(iii) $\frac{161}{69}$

#### Answer:

(i)

HCF = 25

$\therefore \frac{275}{525}=\frac{275\xf725}{525\xf725}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\frac{11}{21}$

(ii)

HCF = 19

$\therefore \frac{76}{133}=\frac{76\xf719}{133\xf719}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\frac{4}{7}$

(iii)

HCF = 23

$\therefore \frac{161}{69}=\frac{161\xf723}{69\xf723}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\frac{7}{3}$

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#### Question 1:

Find the LCF.

(i) 12, 15

(ii) 6, 8, 10

(iii) 18, 32

(iv) 10, 15, 20

(v) 45, 86

(vi) 15, 30, 90

(vii) 105, 195

(viii) 12, 15, 45

(ix) 63, 81

(x) 18, 36, 27

#### Answer:

(i)

LCM = 3 × 5 × 4 = 60

(ii)

LCM = 2 × 3 × 4 × 5 = 120

(iii)

LCM = 2 × 9 × 16 = 288

(iv)

LCM = 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 = 60

(v)

LCM = 45 × 86 = 3870

(vi)

LCM = 2 × 3 × 3 × 5 = 90

(vii)

LCM = 3 × 5 × 7 × 13 = 1365

(viii)

LCM = 2 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 5 = 180

(ix)

LCM = 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 5 = 567

(x)

LCM = 2 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 3 = 108

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#### Question 2:

Find the HCF and LCM of the numbers given below. Verify that their product is equal to the product of the given numbers.

(i) 32, 37

(ii) 46, 51

(iii) 15, 60

(iv) 18, 63

(v) 78, 104

#### Answer:

(i)

HCF = 1

LCM = 32 × 37 = 1184

Product of two numbers = 32 × 37 = 1184

Product of HCF and LCM = 1 × 1184 = 1184

(ii)

HCF = 1

LCM = 46 × 51 = 2346

Product of two numbers = 46 × 51= 2346

Product of HCF and LCM = 1 × 2346 = 2346

(iii)

HCF = 3 × 5 = 15

LCM = 3 × 5 × 4 = 60

Product of two numbers = 15 × 60 = 900

Product of HCF and LCM = 15 × 60 = 900

(iv)

HCF = 3 × 3 = 9

LCM = 3 × 3 × 2 × 7 = 126

Product of two numbers = 18 × 63 = 1134

Product of HCF and LCM = 9 × 126 = 1134

(v)

HCF = 2 × 13 = 26

LCM = 2 × 13 × 3 × 4 = 312

Product of two numbers = 78 × 104 = 8112

Product of HCF and LCM = 26 × 312 = 8112

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#### Question 1:

Choose the right option.

(i) The HCF of 120 and 150 is ................... .

(1) 30

(2) 45

(3) 20

(4) 120

(ii) The HCF of this pair of numbers is not 1.

(1) 13, 17

(2) 29, 20

(3) 40, 20

(4) 14, 15

#### Answer:

(i)

HCF = 2 × 3 × 5 = 30

Hence, the correct answer is option (1).

(ii)

40 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 5

20 = 2 × 2 × 5

The HCF of 20 and 40 is 2 × 2 × 5 or 20.

Hence, the correct answer is option (3).

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#### Question 2:

Find the HCF and LCM.

(i) 14, 28

(ii) 32, 16

(iii) 17, 102, 170

(iv) 23, 69

(v) 21, 49, 84

#### Answer:

(i)

HCF = 2 × 7 = 14

LCM = 2 × 7 × 2 = 28

(ii)

HCF = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 = 16

LCM = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 = 32

(iii)

HCF = 17

LCM = 17 × 2 × 3 × 5 = 510

(iv)

HCF = 23

LCM = 23 × 3 = 69

(v)

HCF = 7

LCM = 3 × 4 × 7 × 7 = 588

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#### Question 3:

Find the LCM.

(i) 36, 42

(ii) 15, 25, 30

(iii) 18, 42, 48

(iv) 4, 12, 20

(v) 24, 40, 80, 120

#### Answer:

(i)

LCM = 2 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 7 = 252

(ii)

LCM = 2 × 3 × 5 × 5 = 150

(iii)

LCM = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 7 = 1008

(iv)

LCM = 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 = 60

(v)

LCM = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 = 240

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#### Question 4:

Find the smallest number which when divided by 8, 9, 10, 15, 20 gives a remainder of 5 every time.

#### Answer:

LCM of 8, 9, 10, 15, 20 is given by

LCM = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 5 = 360

Hence, 365 is the smallest number which when divided by 8, 9, 10, 15, 20 gives a remainder of 5 every time.

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#### Question 5:

Reduce the fractions $\frac{348}{319}$ , $\frac{221}{247}$ , $\frac{437}{551}$ to the lowest terms.

#### Answer:

$\frac{348}{319}=\frac{348\xf729}{319\xf729}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\frac{12}{11}$

$\frac{221}{247}=\frac{221\xf713}{247\xf713}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\frac{17}{19}$

$\frac{437}{551}=\frac{437\xf719}{551\xf719}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\frac{23}{29}$

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#### Question 6:

The LCM and HCF of two numbers are 432 and 72 respectively. If one of the numbers is 216, what is the other ?

#### Answer:

Let the other number be *x*.

Now, HCF × LCM = Product of two numbers

⇒ 72 × 432 = *x* × 216

$\Rightarrow x=\frac{72\times 432}{216}$

= 144

Hence, the other number is 144.

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#### Question 7:

The product of two two-digit numbers is 765 and their HCF is 3. What is their LCM?

#### Answer:

HCF × LCM = Product of two numbers

⇒ 3 × LCM = 765

$\Rightarrow \mathrm{LCM}=\frac{765}{3}$

= 255

Hence, the LCM of the two numbers is 255.

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#### Question 8:

A trader has three bundles of string 392 m, 308 m and 490 m long. What is the great est length of string that the bundles can be cut up into without any left over string?

#### Answer:

The greatest length of string that the bundles can be cut up into without any left over string is given by the HCF of 392, 308 and 490.

HCF = 2 × 7 = 14

Hence, the greatest length of string that the bundles can be cut up into without any left over string is 14 m.

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#### Question 9:

Which two consecutive even numbers have an LCM of 180?

#### Answer:

Let us suppose the two consecutive even numbers be 2*x* and 2*x* + 2.

Now, product of two numbers = HCF × LCM

⇒ (2*x*)(2*x* + 2) = 2 × 180 (HCM of two even number is 2)

⇒ (*x*)(2*x* + 2) = 180

⇒ 2*x*^{2} + 2*x* = 180

⇒ 2*x*^{2} + 2*x* − 180 = 0

⇒ *x*^{2} + *x* − 90 = 0

⇒ (*x* − 9)(*x* + 10) = 0

⇒ *x* − 9 = 0 or *x* + 10 = 0

⇒ *x* = 9 or *x* = −10 (Neglecting)

Hence, the two consecutive even numbers are18 and 20.

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