 # NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Maths Chapter 14 Mathematical Reasoning Miscellaneous Exercise

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1. Write the negation of the following statements:

(i) p: For every positive real number x, the number x – 1 is also positive.

(ii) q: All cats scratch.

(iii) r: For every real number x, either x > 1 or x < 1.

(iv) s: There exists a number x such that 0 < x < 1.

Solution:

(i) The negation of statement p is given below

There exists a positive real number x, such that x – 1 is not positive

(ii) The negation of statement q is given below

There exists a cat which does not scratch.

(iii) The negation of statement r is given below

There exists a real number x, such that neither x > 1 nor x < 1

(iv) The negation of statement s is given below

There does not exist a number x, such that 0 < x < 1

2. State the converse and contrapositive of each of the following statements:

(i) p: A positive integer is prime only if it has no divisors other than 1 and itself.

(ii) q: I go to a beach whenever it is a sunny day.

(iii) r: If it is hot outside, then you feel thirsty.

Solution:

(i) Statement p can be written in the form ‘if then’ is as follows

If a positive integer is prime, then it has no divisors other than 1 and itself

The converse of the statement is given below

If a positive integer has no divisors other than 1 and itself, then it is prime.

The contrapositive of the statement is given below

If a positive integer has divisors other than 1 and itself, then it is not prime.

(ii) The given statement can be written as follows

If it is a sunny day, then I go to a beach.

The converse of the statement is given below

If I go to a beach, then it is a sunny day.

The contrapositive of the statement is given below

If I do not go to a beach, then it is not a sunny day.

(iii) The converse of statement r is given below

If you feel thirsty, then it is hot outside.

The contrapositive of statement r is given below

If you do not feel thirsty, then it is not hot outside.

3. Write each of the statements in the form “if p, then q”.

(i) p: It is necessary to have a password to log on to the server.

(ii) q: There is traffic jam whenever it rains.

(iii) r: You can access the website only if you pay a subscription fee.

Solution:

(i) The statement p in the form ‘if then’ is as follows

If you log on to the server, then you have a password.

(ii) The statement q in the form ‘if then’ is as follows

If it rains, then there is a traffic jam.

(iii) The statement r in the form ‘if then’ is as follows

If you can access the website, then you pay a subscription fee.

4. Re write each of the following statements in the form “p if and only if q”.

(i) p: If you watch television, then your mind is free and if your mind is free, then you watch television.

(ii) q: For you to get an A grade, it is necessary and sufficient that you do all the homework regularly.

(iii) r: If a quadrilateral is equiangular, then it is a rectangle and if a quadrilateral is a rectangle, then it is equiangular.

Solution:

(i) You watch television if and only if your mind is free

(ii) You get an A grade if and only if you do all the homework regularly

(iii) A quadrilateral is equiangular if only if it is a rectangle

5. Given below are two statements

p: 25 is a multiple of 5.

q: 25 is a multiple of 8.

Write the compound statements connecting these two statements with “And” and “Or”. In both cases check the validity of the compound statement.

Solution:

The compound statement with ‘And’ is as follows

25 is a multiple of 5 and 8

This is false statement because 25 is not a multiple of 8

The compound statement with ‘Or’ is as follows

25 is a multiple of 5 or 8

This is true statement because 25 is not a multiple of 8 but it is a multiple of 5

6. Check the validity of the statements given below by the method given against it.

(i) p: The sum of an irrational number and a rational number is irrational (by contradiction method).

(ii) q: If n is a real number with n > 3, then n2 > 9 (by contradiction method).

Solution:

(i) The given statement is as follows

p: The sum of an irrational number and a rational number is irrational.

Let us assume that the statement p is false. That is,

The sum of an irrational number and a rational number is rational.

Hence, where a is irrational and b, c, d, e are integers.

∴ d / e – b / c = a

But here, d / e – b / c is a rational number and a is an irrational number

This is a contradiction. Hence, our assumption is false.

∴ The sum of an irrational number and a rational number is rational.

Hence, the given statement is true.

(ii) The given statement q is as follows

If n is a real number with n > 3, then n2 > 9

Let us assume that n is a real number with n > 3, but n2 > 9 is not true

i.e. n2 < 9

So, n > 3 and n is a real number

By squaring both sides, we get

n2 > (3)2

This implies that n2 > 9 which is a contradiction, since we have assumed that n2 < 9

Therefore, the given statement is true i.e., if n is a real number with n > 3, then n2 > 9

7. Write the following statement in five different ways, conveying the same meaning.

p: If triangle is equiangular, then it is an obtuse angled triangle.

Solution:

The given statement can be written in five different ways is given below

(i) A triangle is equiangular implies that it is an obtuse angled triangle

(ii) A triangle is equiangular only if the triangle is an obtuse angled triangle

(iii) For a triangle to be equiangular, it is necessary that the triangle is an obtuse angled triangle

(iv) For a triangle to be an obtuse angled triangle, it is sufficient that the triangle is equiangular.

(v) If a triangle is not an obtuse angled triangle, then the triangle is not equiangular.