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Exercise 1.3 Page No: 11

**Short Answer (S.A.)**

**1. Let A = {a, b, c} and the relation R be defined on A as follows: **

**R = {(a, a), (b, c), (a, b)}. **

**Then, write minimum number of ordered pairs to be added in R to make R reflexive and transitive. **

**Solution: **

Given relation, R = {(a, a), (b, c), (a, b)}

To make R as reflexive we should add (b, b) and (c, c) to R. Also, to make R as transitive we should add (a, c) to R.

Hence, the minimum number of ordered pairs to be added are (b, b), (c, c) and (a, c) i.e. 3.

**2. Let D be the domain of the real valued function f defined by f(x) = âˆš(25 â€“ x ^{2}). Then, write D. **

**Solution: **

Given, f(x)** = **âˆš(25 â€“ x^{2})

The function is defined if 25 â€“ x^{2} â‰¥ 0

So, x^{2} â‰¤ 25

-5 â‰¤ x â‰¤ 5

Therefore, the domain of the given function is [-5, 5].

**3. Let f, g: R â†’ R be defined by f(x) = 2x + 1 and g (x) = x ^{2} â€“ 2, âˆ€ x âˆˆ R, respectively. Then, find g o f. **

**Solution: **

Given,

f(x) = 2x + 1 and g (x) = x^{2} â€“ 2, âˆ€ x âˆˆ R

Thus, g o f = g (f (x))

= g (2x + 1)

= (2x + 1)^{2} â€“ 2

= 4x^{2} + 4x + 1 â€“ 2

= 4x^{2} + 4x – 1

** **

**4. Let f: R â†’ R be the function defined by f (x) = 2x â€“ 3, âˆ€ x âˆˆ R. write f ^{â€“1}. **

**Solution: **

Given function,

f (x) = 2x – 3, âˆ€ x âˆˆ R

Let y = 2x â€“ 3

x = (y + 3)/ 2

Thus,

f ^{-1}(x) = (x + 3)/ 2

**5. If A = {a, b, c, d} and the function f = {(a, b), (b, d), (c, a), (d, c)}, write f ^{â€“1}. **

**Solution: **

Given,

A = {a, b, c, d} and f = {(a, b), (b, d), (c, a), (d, c)}

So,

f ^{-1} = {(b, a), (d, b), (a, c), (c, d)}

**6. If f: R â†’ R is defined by f (x) = x ^{2} â€“ 3x + 2, write f (f (x)). **

**Solution: **

Given, f (x) = x^{2} â€“ 3x + 2

Then,

f (f (x)) = f (x^{2} â€“ 3x + 2)

= (x^{2} â€“ 3x + 2)^{2} â€“ 3(x^{2} â€“ 3x + 2) + 2,

= x^{4} + 9x^{2} + 4 â€“ 6x^{3} + 4x^{2} â€“ 12x â€“ 3x^{2Â }+ 9x â€“ 6 + 2

= x^{4} â€“ 6x^{3} + 10x^{2} â€“ 3x

Thus,

f (f (x)) = x^{4} â€“ 6x^{3} + 10x^{2} â€“ 3x

**7. Is g = {(1, 1), (2, 3), (3, 5), (4, 7)} a function? If g is described by g (x) = Î±x + Î², then what value should be assigned to Î± and Î². **

**Solution: **

Given, g = {(1, 1), (2, 3), (3, 5), (4, 7)}

Itâ€™s seen that every element of domain has a unique image. So, g is function.

Now, also given that g (x) = Î±x + Î²

So, we have

g (1) = Î±(1) + Î² = 1

Î± + Î² = 1 â€¦â€¦.. (i)

And, g (2) = Î±(2) + Î² = 3

2Î± + Î² = 3 â€¦â€¦.. (ii)

Solving (i) and (ii), we have

Î± = 2 and Î² = -1

Therefore, g (x) = 2x – 1

**8. Are the following set of ordered pairs functions? If so, examine whether the mapping is injective or surjective. **

**(i) {(x, y): x is a person, y is the mother of x}. **

**(ii){(a, b): a is a person, b is an ancestor of a}. **

**Solution: **

(i) Given, {(x, y): x is a person, y is the mother of x}

Itâ€™s clearly seen that each person â€˜xâ€™ has only one biological mother.

Hence, the above set of ordered pairs make a function.

Now more than one person may have same mother. Thus, the function is many-many one and surjective.

(ii) Given, {(a, b): a is a person, b is an ancestor of a}

Itâ€™s clearly seen that any person â€˜aâ€™ has more than one ancestors.

Thus, it does not represent a function.

**9. If the mappings f and g are given by f = {(1, 2), (3, 5), (4, 1)} and g = {(2, 3), (5, 1), (1, 3)}, write f o g. **

**Solution: **

Given,

f = {(1, 2), (3, 5), (4, 1)} and g = {(2, 3), (5, 1), (1, 3)}

Now,

fog (2) = f(g(2)) = f(3) = 5

fog (5) = f(g(5)) = f(1) = 2

fog (1) = f(g(1)) = f(3) = 5

Thus,

fog = {(2, 5), (5, 2), (1, 5)}

**10. Let C be the set of complex numbers. Prove that the mapping f: C â†’ R given by f (z) = |z|, âˆ€ z âˆˆ C, is neither one-one nor onto. **

**Solution: **

Given, f: C â†’ R such that f (z) = |z|, âˆ€ z âˆˆ C

Now, let take z = 6 + 8*i *

Then,

f (6 + 8*i*) = |6 + 8*i*| = âˆš(6^{2} + 8^{2}) = âˆš100 = 10

And, for z = 6 – 8*i*

f (6 – 8*i*) = |6 – 8*i*| = âˆš(6^{2} + 8^{2}) = âˆš100 = 10

Hence, f (z) is many-one.

Also, |z| â‰¥ 0, âˆ€ z âˆˆ C

But the co-domain given is â€˜Râ€™

Therefore, f(z) is not onto.

**11. Let the function f: R â†’ R be defined by f (x) = cos x, âˆ€ x âˆˆ R. Show that f is neither one-one nor onto. **

**Solution: **

We have,

f: R â†’ R, f(x) = cos x

Now,

f (x_{1}) = f (x_{2})

cos x_{1} = cos x_{2}

x_{1} = 2nÏ€ Â± x_{2}, n âˆˆ Z

Itâ€™s seen that the above equation has infinite solutions for x_{1} and x_{2}

Hence, f(x) is many one function.

Also the range of cos x is [-1, 1], which is subset of given co-domain R.

Therefore, the given function is not onto.

**12. Let X = {1, 2, 3} and Y = {4, 5}. Find whether the following subsets of X Ã— Y are functions from X to Y or not. **

**(i) f = {(1, 4), (1, 5), (2, 4), (3, 5)} (ii) g = {(1, 4), (2, 4), (3, 4)} **

**(iii) h = {(1,4), (2, 5), (3, 5)} (iv) k = {(1,4), (2, 5)}. **

**Solution: **

Given, X = {1, 2, 3} and Y = {4, 5}

So, X Ã— Y = {(1, 4), (1, 5), (2, 4), (2, 5), (3, 4), (3, 5)}

(i) f = {(1, 4), (1, 5), (2, 4), (3, 5)}

f is not a function as f(1) = 4 and f(1) = 5

Hence, pre-image â€˜1â€™ has not unique image.

(ii) g = {(1, 4), (2, 4), (3, 4)}

Itâ€™s seen clearly that g is a function in which each element of the domain has unique image.

(iii) h = {(1,4), (2, 5), (3, 5)}

Itâ€™s seen clearly that h is a function as each pre-image with a unique image.

And, function h is many-one as h(2) = h(3) = 5

(iv) k = {(1, 4),(2, 5)}

Function k is not a function as â€˜3â€™ has not any image under the mapping.

**13. If functions f: A â†’ B and g: B â†’ A satisfy g o f = I _{A}, then show that f is one-one and g is onto.**

**Solution: **

Given,

f: A â†’ B and g: B â†’ A satisfy g o f = I_{A}

Itâ€™s clearly seen that function â€˜gâ€™ is inverse of â€˜fâ€™.

So, â€˜fâ€™ has to be one-one and onto.

Hence, â€˜gâ€™ is also one-one and onto.

**14. Let f: R â†’ R be the function defined by f(x) = 1/(2 â€“ cos x) âˆ€ x âˆˆ R. Then, find the range of f. **

**Solution: **

Given,

f(x) = 1/(2 â€“ cos x) âˆ€ x âˆˆ R

Let y = 1/(2 â€“ cos x)

2y â€“ ycos x = 1

cos x = (2y – 1)/ y

cos x = 2 â€“ 1/y

Now, we know that -1 â‰¤ cos x â‰¤ 1

So,

-1 â‰¤ 2 â€“ 1/y â‰¤ 1

-3 â‰¤ â€“ 1/y â‰¤ -1

1 â‰¤ â€“ 1/y â‰¤ 3

1/3 â‰¤ y â‰¤ 1

Thus, the range of the given function is [1/3, 1].

**15. Let n be a fixed positive integer. Define a relation R in Z as follows: âˆ€ a, b âˆˆ Z, aRb if and only if a â€“ b is divisible by n. Show that R is an equivalance relation.**

**Solution: **

Given âˆ€ a, b âˆˆ Z, aRb if and only if a â€“ b is divisible by n.

Now, for

aRa â‡’ (a – a) is divisible by n, which is true for any integer a as â€˜0â€™ is divisible by n.

Thus, R is reflective.

Now, aRb

So, (a – b) is divisible by n.

â‡’ – (b – a) is divisible by n.

â‡’ (b â€“ a) is divisible by n

â‡’ bRa

Thus, R is symmetric.

Let aRb and bRc

Then, (a – b) is divisible by n and (b – c) is divisible by n.

So, (a – b) + (b – c) is divisible by n.

â‡’ (a – c) is divisible by n.

â‡’ aRc

Thus, R is transitive.

So, R is an equivalence relation.

**Long Answer (L.A.)**

**16. If A = {1, 2, 3, 4 }, define relations on A which have properties of being: **

**(a) reflexive, transitive but not symmetric **

**(b) symmetric but neither reflexive nor transitive **

**(c) reflexive, symmetric and transitive. **

**Solution: **

Given that, A = {1, 2, 3}.

(i) Let R_{1} = {(1, 1), (1, 2), (1, 3), (2, 3), (2, 2), (1, 3), (3, 3)}

R_{1} is reflexive as (1, 1), (2, 2) and (3, 3) lie is R_{1}.

R_{1} is transitive as (1, 2) âˆˆ R_{1}, (2, 3) âˆˆ R_{1}^{ }â‡’ (1, 3) âˆˆ R_{1}

Now, (1, 2) âˆˆ R_{1}^{ }â‡’ (2, 1) âˆ‰ R_{1}.

(ii) Let R_{2} = {(1, 2), (2, 1)}

Now, (1, 2) âˆˆ R_{2}, (2, 1) âˆˆ R_{2}

So, it is symmetric,

And, clearly R_{2} is not reflexive as (1, 1) âˆ‰ R_{2}

Also, R_{2} is not transitive as (1, 2) âˆˆ R_{2}, (2, 1) âˆˆ R_{2} but (1, 1) âˆ‰ R_{2}

(iii) Let R_{3} = {(1, 1), (1, 2), (1, 3), (2, 1), (2, 2), (2, 3), (3, 1), (3, 2), (3, 3)}

R_{3} is reflexive as (1, 1) (2, 2) and (3, 3) âˆˆ R_{1}^{ }

R_{3} is symmetric as (1, 2), (1, 3), (2, 3) âˆˆ R_{1}^{ }â‡’ (2, 1), (3, 1), (3, 2) âˆˆ R_{1 }

Therefore, R_{3 }is reflexive, symmetric and transitive.

**17. Let R be relation defined on the set of natural number N as follows: **

**R = {(x, y): x âˆˆ N, y âˆˆ N, 2x + y = 41}. Find the domain and range of the relation R. Also verify whether R is reflexive, symmetric and transitive. **

**Solution: **

Given function: R = {(x, y): x âˆˆ N, y âˆˆ N, 2x + y = 41}.

So, the domain = {1, 2, 3, â€¦.., 20} [Since, y âˆˆ N ]

Finding the range, we have

R = {(1, 39), (2, 37), (3, 35), â€¦., (19, 3), (20, 1)}

Thus, Range of the function = {1, 3, 5, â€¦.., 39}

R is not reflexive as (2, 2) âˆ‰ R as 2 x 2 + 2 â‰ 41

Also, R is not symmetric as (1, 39) âˆˆ R but (39, 1) âˆ‰ R

Further R is not transitive as (11, 19) âˆ‰ R, (19, 3) âˆ‰ R; but (11, 3) âˆ‰ R.

Thus, R is neither reflexive nor symmetric and nor transitive.

**18. Given A = {2, 3, 4}, B = {2, 5, 6, 7}. Construct an example of each of the following: **

**(a) an injective mapping from A to B **

**(b) a mapping from A to B which is not injective **

**(c) a mapping from B to A. **

**Solution: **

Given, A = {2, 3, 4}, B = {2, 5, 6, 7}

(i) Let f: A â†’ B denote a mapping

f = {(x, y): y = x + 3} or

f = {(2, 5), (3, 6), (4, 7)}, which is an injective mapping.

(ii) Let g: A â†’ B denote a mapping such that g = {(2, 2), (3, 2), (4, 5)}, which is not an injective mapping.

(iii) Let h: B â†’ A denote a mapping such that h = {(2, 2), (5, 3), (6, 4), (7, 4)}, which is one of the mapping from B to A.

**19. Give an example of a map **

**(i) which is one-one but not onto **

**(ii) which is not one-one but onto **

**(iii) which is neither one-one nor onto. **

**Solution: **

(i) Let f: N â†’ N, be a mapping defined by f (x) = x^{2}

For f (x_{1}) = f (x_{2})

Then, x_{1}^{2} = x_{2}^{2}

x_{1} = x_{2} (Since x_{1} + x_{2 }= 0 is not possible)

Further â€˜fâ€™ is not onto, as for 1 âˆˆ N, there does not exist any x in N such that f (x) = 2x + 1.

(ii) Let f: R â†’ [0, âˆž), be a mapping defined by f(x) = |x|

Then, itâ€™s clearly seen that f (x) is not one-one as f (2) = f (-2).

But |x| â‰¥ 0, so range is [0, âˆž].

Therefore, f (x) is onto.

(iii) Let f: R â†’ R, be a mapping defined by f (x) = x^{2}

Then clearly f (x) is not one-one as f (1) = f (-1). Also range of f (x) is [0, âˆž).

Therefore, f (x) is neither one-one nor onto.

**20. Let A = R â€“ {3}, B = R â€“ {1}. Let f : A â†’ B be defined by f (x) = x â€“ 2/ x â€“ 3 âˆ€ x âˆˆ A . Then show that f is bijective. **

**Solution: **

Given,

A = R â€“ {3}, B = R â€“ {1}

And,

f : A â†’ B be defined by f (x) = x â€“ 2/ x â€“ 3 âˆ€ x âˆˆ A

Hence, f (x) = (x â€“ 3 + 1)/ (x â€“ 3) = 1 + 1/ (x â€“ 3)

Let f(x_{1}) = f (x_{2})

So, f (x) is an injective function.

Now let y = (x – 2)/ (x -3)

x â€“ 2 = xy â€“ 3y

x(1 – y) = 2 â€“ 3y

x = (3y â€“ 2)/ (y – 1)

y âˆˆ R â€“ {1} = B

Thus, f (x) is onto or subjective.

Therefore, f(x) is a bijective function.

**21. Let A = [â€“1, 1]. Then, discuss whether the following functions defined on A are one-one, onto or bijective: **

**(i) f(x) = x/2 (ii) g(x) = |x| **

**(iii) h(x) = x|x| (iv) k(x) = x ^{2} **

**Solution: **

Given, A = [â€“1, 1]

(i) f: [-1, 1] â†’ [-1, 1], f (x) = x/2

Let f (x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

x_{1}/ 2 = x_{2}

So, f (x) is one-one.

Also x âˆˆ [-1, 1]

x/2 = f (x) = [-1/2, 1/2]

Hence, the range is a subset of co-domain â€˜Aâ€™

So, f (x) is not onto.

Therefore, f (x) is not bijective.

(ii) g (x) = |x|

Let g (x_{1}) = g (x_{2})

|x_{1}| = |x_{2}|

x_{1} = Â± x_{2}

So, g (x) is not one-one

Also g (x) = |x| â‰¥ 0, for all real x

Hence, the range is [0, 1], which is subset of co-domain â€˜Aâ€™

So, f (x) is not onto.

Therefore, f (x) is not bijective.

(iii) h (x) = x|x|

Let h (x_{1}) = h (x_{2})

x_{1}|x_{1}| = x_{2}|x_{2}|

If x_{1}, x_{2} > 0

x_{1}^{2} = x_{2}^{2}

x_{1}^{2} â€“ x_{2}^{2} = 0

(x_{1} â€“ x_{2})(x_{1} + x_{2}) = 0

x_{1} = x_{2} (as x_{1} + x_{2} â‰ 0)

Similarly for x_{1}, x_{2} < 0, we have x_{1} = x_{2}

Itâ€™s clearly seen that for x_{1} and x_{2} of opposite sign, x_{1} â‰ x_{2}.

Hence, f (x) is one-one.

For x âˆˆ [0, 1], f (x) = x^{2} âˆˆ [0, 1]

For x < 0, f (x) = -x^{2} âˆˆ [-1, 0)

Hence, the range is [-1, 1].

So, h (x) is onto.

Therefore, h (x) is bijective.

(iv) k (x) = x^{2}

Let k (x_{1}) = k (x_{2})

x_{1}^{2} = x_{2}^{2}

x_{1} = Â± x_{2}

Therefore, k (x) is not one-one.

**22. Each of the following defines a relation on N: **

**(i) x is greater than y, x, y âˆˆ N **

**(ii) x + y = 10, x, y âˆˆ N**

**(iii) x y is square of an integer x, y âˆˆ N **

**(iv) x + 4y = 10 x, y âˆˆ N.**

**Determine which of the above relations are reflexive, symmetric and transitive.**

**Solution: **

(i) Given, x is greater than y; x, y âˆˆ N

If (x, x) âˆˆ R, then x > x, which is not true for any x âˆˆ N.

Thus, R is not reflexive.

Let (x, y) âˆˆ R

â‡’ xRy

â‡’ x > y

So, y > x is not true for any x, y âˆˆ N

Hence, R is not symmetric.

Let xRy and yRz

â‡’ x > y and y > z

â‡’ x > z

â‡’ xRz

Hence, R is transitive.

(ii) x + y = 10; x, y âˆˆ N

Thus,

R = {(x, y); x + y = 10, x, y âˆˆ N}

R = {(1, 9), (2, 8), (3, 7), (4, 6), (5, 5), (6, 4), (7, 3), (8, 2), (9, 1)}

Itâ€™s clear (1, 1) âˆ‰ R

So, R is not reflexive.

(x, y) âˆˆ R â‡’ (y, x) âˆˆ R

Therefore, R is symmetric.

Now (1, 9) âˆˆ R, (9, 1) âˆˆ R, but (1, 1) âˆ‰ R

Therefore, R is not transitive.

**(**iii) Given, xy is square of an integer x, y âˆˆ N

R = {(x, y) : xy is a square of an integer x, y âˆˆ N}

Itâ€™s clearly (x, x) âˆˆ R, âˆ€ x âˆˆ N

As x^{2} is square of an integer for any x âˆˆ N

Thus, R is reflexive.

If (x, y) âˆˆ R â‡’ (y, x) âˆˆ R

So, R is symmetric.

Now, if xy is square of an integer and yz is square of an integer.

Then, let xy = m^{2} and yz = n^{2} for some m, n âˆˆ Z

x = m^{2}/y and z = x^{2}/y

xz = m^{2}n^{2}/ y^{2}, which is square of an integer.

Thus, R is transitive.

(iv) x + 4y = 10; x, y âˆˆ N

R = {(x, y): x + 4y = 10; x, y âˆˆ N}

R = {(2, 2), (6, 1)}

Itâ€™s clearly seen (1, 1) âˆ‰ R

Hence, R is not symmetric.

(x, y) âˆˆ R â‡’ x + 4y = 10

And (y, z) âˆˆ R â‡’ y + 4z = 10

â‡’ x â€“ 16z = -30

â‡’ (x, z) âˆ‰ R

Therefore, R is not transitive.

**23. Let A = {1, 2, 3, … 9} and R be the relation in A Ã—A defined by (a, b) R (c, d) if a + d = b + c for (a, b), (c, d) in A Ã—A. Prove that R is an equivalence relation and also obtain the equivalent class [(2, 5)]. **

**Solution: **

Given, A = {1, 2, 3, … 9} and (a, b) R (c, d) if a + d = b + c for (a, b), (c, d) âˆˆ A Ã—A.

Let (a, b) R(a, b)

So, a + b = b + a, âˆ€ a, b âˆˆ A which is true for any a, b âˆˆ A.

Thus, R is reflexive.

Let (a, b) R(c, d)

Then,

a + d = b + c

c + b = d + a

(c, d) R(a, b)

Thus, R is symmetric.

Let (a, b) R(c, d) and (c, d) R(e, f)

a + d = b + c and c + f = d + e

a + d = b + c and d + e = c + f

(a + d) â€“ (d + e = (b + c) â€“ (c + f)

a â€“ e = b â€“ f

a + f = b + e

(a, b) R(e, f)

So, R is transitive.

Therefore, R is an equivalence relation.

**24. Using the definition, prove that the function f : Aâ†’ B is invertible if and only if f is both one-one and onto. **

**Solution: **

Let f: A â†’ B be many-one function.

Let f(a) = p and f(b) = p

So, for inverse function we will have f^{-1}(p) = a and f^{-1}(p) = b

Thus, in this case inverse function is not defined as we have two images â€˜a and bâ€™ for one pre-image â€˜pâ€™.

But for f to be invertible it must be one-one.

Now, let f: A â†’ B is not onto function.

Let B = {p, q, r} and range of f be {p, q}.

Here image â€˜râ€™ has not any pre-image, which will have no image in set A.

And for f to be invertible it must be onto.

Thus, â€˜fâ€™ is invertible if and only if â€˜fâ€™ is both one-one and onto.

A function f = X â†’ Y is invertible iff f is a bijective function.

**25. Functions f , g : R â†’ R are defined, respectively, by f (x) = x^{2} + 3x + 1, g (x) = 2x â€“ 3, find **

**(i) f o g (ii) g o f (iii) f o f (iv) g o g **

**Solution: **

Given, *f*(x) = x^{2} + 3x + 1, *g* (x) = 2x â€“ 3

(i) fog = f(g(x))

= f(2x – 3)

= (2x – 3)^{2} + 3(2x – 3) + 1

= 4x^{2} + 9 â€“ 12x + 6x â€“ 9 + 1

= 4x^{2} â€“ 6x + 1

(ii) gof = g(f(x))

= g(x^{2} + 3x + 1)

= 2(x^{2} + 3x + 1) â€“ 3

= 2x^{2} + 6x â€“ 1

(iii) fof = f(f(x))

= f(x^{2} + 3x + 1)

= (x^{2} + 3x + 1)^{2} + 3(x^{2} + 3x + 1) + 1

= x^{4} + 9x^{2} + 1 + 6x^{3} + 6x + 2x^{2} + 3x^{2} + 9x + 3 + 1

= x^{4} + 6x^{3} + 14x^{2} + 15x + 5

(iv) gog = g(g(x))

= g(2x – 3)

= 2(2x – 3) â€“ 3

= 4x â€“ 6 â€“ 3

= 4x – 9

**26. Let * be the binary operation defined on Q. Find which of the following binary operations are commutative **

**(i) a * b = a â€“ b âˆ€ a, b âˆˆQ (ii) a * b = a ^{2} + b^{2} âˆ€ a, b âˆˆ Q **

**(iii) a * b = a + ab âˆ€ a, b âˆˆ Q (iv) a * b = (a â€“ b) ^{2} âˆ€ a, b âˆˆ Q **

**Solution: **

Given that * is a binary operation defined on Q.

(i) a * b = a â€“ b, âˆ€ a, b âˆˆQ and b * a = b – a

So, a * b â‰ b * a

Thus, * is not commutative.

(ii) a * b = a^{2} + b^{2}

b * a = b^{2} + a^{2}

Thus, * is commutative.

(iii) a * b = a + ab

b * a = b + ab

So clearly, a + ab â‰ b + ab

Thus, * is not commutative.

(iv) a * b = (a – b)^{2}, âˆ€ a, b âˆˆQ

b * a = (b â€“a)^{2}

Since, (a – b)^{2} = (b – a)^{2}

Thus, * is commutative.

**27. Let * be binary operation defined on R by a * b = 1 + ab, âˆ€ a, b âˆˆ R. Then the operation * is **

**(i) commutative but not associative **

**(ii) associative but not commutative **

**(iii) neither commutative nor associative **

**(iv) both commutative and associative **

**Solution: **

(i) Given that * is a binary operation defined on R by a * b = 1 + ab, âˆ€ a, b âˆˆ R

So, we have a * b = ab + 1 = b * a

So, * is a commutative binary operation.

Now, a * (b * c) = a * (1 + bc) = 1 + a (1 + bc) = 1 + a + abc

Also,

(a * b) * c = (1 + ab) * c = 1 + (1 + ab) c = 1 + c + abc

Thus, a * (b * c) â‰ (a * b) * c

Hence, * is not associative.

Therefore, * is commutative but not associative.

**Objective Type Questions **

**Choose the correct answer out of the given four options in each of the Exercises from 28 to 47 (M.C.Q.) **

**28. Let T be the set of all triangles in the Euclidean plane, and let a relation R on T be defined as aRb if a is congruent to b âˆ€ a, b âˆˆ T. Then R is **

**(A) reflexive but not transitive (B) transitive but not symmetric **

**(C) equivalence (D) none of these **

**Solution: **

(C) equivalence

Given aRb, if a is congruent to b, âˆ€ a, b âˆˆ T.

Then, we have aRa â‡’ a is congruent to a; which is always true.

So, R is reflexive.

Let aRb â‡’ a ~ b

b ~ a

bRa

So, R is symmetric.

Let aRb and bRc

a ~ b and b ~ c

a ~ c

aRc

So, R is transitive.

Therefore, R is equivalence relation.

**29. Consider the non-empty set consisting of children in a family and a relation R defined as aRb if a is brother of b. Then R is **

**(A) symmetric but not transitive (B) transitive but not symmetric **

**(C) neither symmetric nor transitive (D) both symmetric and transitive**

**Solution: **

(B) transitive but not symmetric

aRb â‡’ a is brother of *b*.

This does not mean *b* is also a brother of a as *b* can be a sister of *a*.

Thus, R is not symmetric.

aRb â‡’ a is brother of *b*.

and bRc â‡’ *b* is brother of *c*.

So, a is brother of c.

Therefore, R is transitive.

**30. The maximum number of equivalence relations on the set A = {1, 2, 3} are **

**(A) 1 (B) 2 **

**(C) 3 (D) 5 **

**Solution: **

(D) 5

Given, set A = {1, 2, 3}

Now, the number of equivalence relations as follows

R_{1} = {(1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3)}

R_{2} = {(1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3), (1, 2), (2, 1)}

R_{3} = {(1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3), (1, 3), (3, 1)}

R_{4} = {(1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3), (2, 3), (3, 2)}

R_{5} = {(1, 2, 3) â‡” A x A = A^{2}}

Thus, maximum number of equivalence relation is â€˜5â€™.

**31. If a relation R on the set {1, 2, 3} be defined by R = {(1, 2)}, then R is **

**(A) reflexive (B) transitive **

**(C) symmetric (D) none of these**

**Solution: **

(D) none of these

R on the set {1, 2, 3} be defined by R = {(1, 2)}

Hence, its clear that R is not reflexive, transitive and symmetric.