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### Exercise 5.1 PAGE: 5.5

**1. Write the opposite of each of the following:**

**(i) Increase in population**

**(ii) Depositing money in a bank**

**(iii) Earning money**

**(iv) Going North**

**(v) Gaining a weight of 4kg**

**(vi) A loss of Rs 1000**

**(vii) 25**

**(viii) â€“ 15**

**Solution:**

(i) The opposite of Increase in population is Decrease in population.

(ii) The opposite of Depositing money in a bank is Withdrawing money from a bank.

(iii) The opposite of earning money is Spending money.

(iv) The opposite of Going North is Going South.

(v) The opposite of gaining a weight of 4kg is losing a weight of 4kg.

(vi) The opposite of a loss of Rs 1000 is a gain of Rs 1000.

(vii) The opposite of 25 is â€“ 25.

(viii) The opposite of â€“ 15 is 15.

**2. Indicate the following by using integers:**

**(i) 25 ^{o} above zero**

**(ii) 5 ^{o} below zero**

**(iii) A profit of Rs 800**

**(iv) A deposit of Rs 2500**

**(v) 3km above sea level**

**(vi) 2km below level**

**Solution:**

(i) 25^{o} above zero is + 25^{o}.

(ii) 5^{o} below zero is – 5^{o}.

(iii) A profit of Rs 800 is + 800.

(iv) A deposit of Rs 2500 is + 2500.

(v) 3km above sea level is + 3.

(vi) 2km below level is â€“ 2.

**3. Mark the following integers on a number line:**

**(i) 7**

**(ii) -4**

**(iii) 0**

**Solution:**

The following integers are marked on a number line as given below:

**4. Which number in each of the following pairs is smaller?**

**(i) 0, -4**

**(ii) -3 , 12**

**(iii) 8, 13**

**(iv) â€“ 15, -27**

**Solution:**

(i) 0 is greater than the negative integers

So we get â€“ 4 < 0

Therefore, – 4 is smaller.

(ii) 12 is greater than -3 on a number line

So we get

-3 < 12

Therefore, – 3 is smaller.

(iii) 13 is greater than 8 on a number line

So we get 8 < 13

Therefore, 8 is smaller.

(iv) â€“ 15 is greater than â€“ 27 on a number line

So we get â€“ 27 < – 15

Therefore, – 27 is smaller.

**5. Which number in each of the following pairs is larger?**

**(i) 3, -4**

**(ii) â€“ 12, – 8**

**(iii) 0, 7**

**(iv) 12, – 18**

**Solution:**

(i) We know that 3 is larger than â€“ 4 on a number line

So we get 3 > – 4

Therefore, 3 is larger.

(ii) We know that â€“ 8 is larger than â€“ 12 on a number line

So we get â€“ 8 > – 12

Therefore, – 8 is larger.

(iii) We know that 7 is larger than 0 on a number line

So we get 7 > 0

Therefore, 7 is larger.

(iv) We know that 12 is larger than â€“ 18 on a number line

So we get 12 > – 18

Therefore, 12 is larger.

**6. Write all integers between:**

**(i) â€“ 7 and 3**

**(ii) â€“ 2 and 2**

**(iii) â€“ 4 and 0**

**(iv) 0 and 3**

**Solution:**

(i) The integers between â€“ 7 and 3 are

– 6, – 5, – 4, – 3, – 2, – 1, 0, 1, 2

(ii) The integers between â€“ 2 and 2 are

-1, 0, 1.

(iii) The integers between â€“ 4 and 0 are

-3, -2, -1

(iv) The integers between 0 and 3 are

1, 2.

**7. How many integers are between?**

**(i) â€“ 4 and 3**

**(ii) 5 and 12**

**(iii) â€“ 9 and â€“ 2**

**(iv) 0 and 5**

**Solution:**

(i) The integers between â€“ 4 and 3 are

-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2

Therefore, number of integers between â€“ 4 and 3 are 6.

(ii) The integers between 5 and 12 are

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Therefore, number of integers between 5 and 12 are 6.

(iii) The integers between â€“ 9 and â€“ 2 are

-8, -7, -6, -5, -4, -3

Therefore, number of integers between -9 and -2 are 6.

(iv) The integers between 0 and 5 are

1, 2, 3, 4

Therefore, number of integers between 0 and 5 are 4.

**8. Replace * in each of the following by < or > so that the statement is true:**

**(i) 2 * 5**

**(ii) 0 * 3**

**(iii) 0 * – 7**

**(iv) â€“ 18 * 15**

**(v) â€“ 235 * – 532**

**(vi) â€“ 20 * 20**

**Solution:**

(i) 2 < 5

(ii) 0 < 3

(iii) 0 > – 7

(iv) â€“ 18 < 15

(v) â€“ 235 > – 532

(vi) â€“ 20 < 20

**9. Write the following integers in increasing order:**

**(i) â€“ 8, 5, 0, -12, 1, -9, 15**

**(ii) â€“ 106, 107, – 320, – 7, 185**

**Solution:**

(i) â€“ 8, 5, 0, -12, 1, -9, 15 can be written in increasing order as

– 12, – 9, – 8, 0, 1, 5, 15

(ii) â€“ 106, 107, – 320, – 7, 185 can be written in increasing order as

-320, – 106, – 7, 107, 185.

**10. Write the following integers in decreasing order:**

**(i) â€“ 15, 0, -2, -9, 7, 6, -5, 8**

**(ii) -154, 123, -205, -89, -74**

**Solution:**

(i) â€“ 15, 0, -2, -9, 7, 6, -5, 8 can be written in decreasing order as

8, 7, 6, 0, -2, -5, -9, -15

(ii) -154, 123, -205, -89, -74 can be written in decreasing order as

123, – 74, – 89, – 154, – 205

**11. Using the number line, write the integer which is:**

**(i) 2 more than 3**

**(ii) 5 less than 3**

**(iii) 4 more than â€“ 9**

**Solution:**

(i) 2 more than 3

In order to get the integer 2 more than 3

We draw a number line from 2 and proceed 3 units to the right to obtain 5

Therefore, 2 more than 3 is 5.

(ii) 5 less than 3

In order to get the integer 5 less than 3

We draw a number line from 3 and proceed 5 units to the left to obtain â€“ 2

Therefore, 5 less than 3 is â€“ 2.

(iii) 4 more than â€“ 9

In order to get the integer 4 more than â€“ 9

We draw a number line from â€“ 9 and proceed 4 units to the right to obtain -5

Therefore, 4 more than â€“ 9 is â€“ 5.

**12. Write the absolute value of each of the following:**

**(i) 14**

**(ii) â€“ 25**

**(iii) 0**

**(iv) â€“ 125**

**(v) â€“ 248**

**(vi) a â€“ 7, if a is greater than 7**

**(vii) a â€“ 7, if a – 2 is less than 7**

**(viii) a + 4, if a is greater than -4**

**(ix) a + 4 if a is less than â€“ 4**

**(x) |-3|**

**(xi) -|-5|**

**(xii) |12 â€“ 5|**

**Solution:**

(i) The absolute value of 14 is

|14| = 14

(ii) The absolute value of â€“ 25 is

|-25| = 25

(iii) The absolute value of 0 is

|0| = 0

(iv) The absolute value of â€“ 125 is

|-125| = 125

(v) The absolute value of â€“ 248 is

|-248| = 248

(vi) The absolute value of a â€“ 7, if a is greater than 7 is

|a â€“ 7| = a â€“ 7 where a > 7

(vii) The absolute value of a â€“ 7, if a – 2 is less than 7 is

|a â€“ 7| = – (a â€“ 7) where a â€“ 2 < 7

(viii) The absolute value of a + 4, if a is greater than -4 is

|a + 4| = a + 4 where a > – 4

(ix) The absolute value of a + 4 if a is less than â€“ 4 is

|a + 4| = – (a + 4) where a < -4

(x) The absolute value of |-3| is

|-3| = 3

(xi) The absolute value of -|-5| is

-|-5| = 5

(xii) The absolute value of |12 â€“ 5| is

|12 â€“ 5| = 7

**13. (i) Write 4 negative integers less than â€“ 10.**

**(ii) Write 6 negative integers just greater than â€“ 12.**

**Solution:**

(i) The 4 negative integers less than â€“ 10 are

– 11, – 12, – 13, – 14

(ii) The 6 negative integers just greater than â€“ 12 are

-11, – 10, – 9, – 8, – 7, – 6

**14. Which of the following statements are true?**

**(i) The smallest integer is zero.**

**(ii) The opposite of zero is zero.**

**(iii) Zero is not an integer.**

**(iv) 0 is larger than every negative integer.**

**(v) The absolute value of an integer is greater than the integer.**

**(vi) A positive integer is greater than its opposite.**

**(vii) Every negative integer is less than every natural number.**

**(viii) 0 is the smallest positive integer.**

**Solution:**

(i) False. The smallest integer is 1.

(ii) True. 0 is neither positive nor negative so the opposite is 0.

(iii) False. Zero is an integer which is neither positive nor negative.

(iv) True. 0 is larger than â€“ 1.

(v) False. The absolute value of an integer is the numerical value.

(vi) True. 3 is greater than â€“ 3.

(vii) True. â€“ 3 is less than 1.

(viii) False. 1 is the smallest positive integer.

### Exercise 5.2 PAGE: 5.9

**1. Draw a number line and represent each of the following on it:**

**(i) 5 + (-2)**

**(ii) (-9) + 4**

**(iii) (-3) + (-5)**

**(iv) 6 + (-6)**

**(v) (-1) + (-2) + 2**

**(vi) (-2) + 7 + (-9)**

**Solution:**

(i) 5 + (-2)

From 0 move towards right of first five units to obtain + 5

So the second number is â€“ 2 so move 2 units towards left of + 5 we get + 3

Therefore, 5 + (-2) = 3.

(ii) (-9) + 4

From 0 move towards left of nine units to obtain â€“ 9

So the second number is 4 so move 4 units towards right of â€“ 9 we get â€“ 5

Therefore, (-9) + 4 = – 5.

(iii) (-3) + (-5)

From 0 move towards left of three units to obtain â€“ 3

So the second number is â€“ 5 so move 5 units towards left of â€“ 3 we get â€“ 8

Therefore, (-3) + (-5) = – 8.

(iv) 6 + (-6)

From zero move towards right of six units to obtain 6

So the second number is â€“ 6 so move 6 units towards left of 6 we get 0

Therefore, 6 + (-6) = 0.

(v) (-1) + (-2) + 2

From zero move towards left of one unit to obtain â€“ 1

So the second number is â€“ 2 so move 2 units towards left of â€“ 1 we get â€“ 3

The third number is 2 so move 2 units towards right of â€“ 3 we get â€“ 1

Therefore, (-1) + (-2) + 2 = – 1.

(vi) (-2) + 7 + (-9)

From zero move towards left of two units to obtain â€“ 2

So the second number is 7 so move 7 units towards right of â€“ 2 we get 5

The third number is â€“ 9 so move 9 units towards left of 5 we get â€“ 4

Therefore, (-2) + 7 + (-9) = – 4.

**2. Find the sum of**

**(i) -557 and 488**

**(ii) -522 and -160**

**(iii) 2567 and â€“ 325**

**(iv) -10025 and 139**

**(v) 2547 and -2548**

**(vi) 2884 and -2884**

**Solution:**

(i) -557 and 488

We get

-557 + 488

It can be written as

|-557| – |488| = 557 â€“ 488 = 69.

(ii) -522 and -160

We get

-522 + (-160)

It can be written as

-522 â€“ 160 = – 682

(iii) 2567 and â€“ 325

We get

2567 + (-325)

It can be written as

2567 â€“ 325 = 2242

(iv) -10025 and 139

We get

-10025 + 139

It can be written as

-10025 + 139 = -9886

(v) 2547 and -2548

We get

2547 + (-2548)

It can be written as

2547 â€“ 2548 = -1

(vi) 2884 and -2884

We get

2884 + (-2884)

It can be written as

2884 â€“ 2884 = 0

### Exercise 5.3 page: 5.11

**1. Find the additive inverse of each of the following integers:**

**(i) 52**

**(ii) â€“ 176**

**(iii) 0**

**(iv) 1**

**Solution:**

(i) The additive inverse of 52 is â€“ 52.

(ii) The additive inverse of â€“ 176 is 176.

(iii) The additive inverse of 0 is 0.

(iv) The additive inverse of 1 is â€“ 1.

**2. Find the successor of each of the following integers:**

**(i) â€“ 42**

**(ii) -1**

**(iii) 0**

**(iv) â€“ 200**

**(v) -99**

**Solution:**

(i) The successor of â€“ 42 is

– 42 + 1 = – 41

(ii) The successor of â€“ 1 is

-1 + 1 = 0

(iii) The successor of 0 is

0 + 1 = 1

(iv) The successor of â€“ 200 is

-200 + 1 = – 199

(v) The successor of â€“ 99 is

– 99 + 1 = – 98

**3. Find the predecessor of each of the following integers:**

**(i) 0**

**(ii) 1**

**(iii) â€“ 1**

**(iv) â€“ 125**

**(v) 1000**

**Solution:**

(i) The predecessor of 0 is

0 â€“ 1 = – 1

(ii) The predecessor of 1 is

1 â€“ 1 = 0

(iii) The predecessor of -1 is

-1 â€“ 1 = -2

(iv) The predecessor of â€“ 125 is

-125 â€“ 1 = – 126

(v) The predecessor of 1000 is

1000 â€“ 1 = 999

**4. Which of the following statements are true?**

**(i) The sum of a number and its opposite is zero.**

**(ii) The sum of two negative integers is a positive integer.**

**(iii) The sum of a negative integer and a positive integer is always a negative integer.**

**(iv) The successor of â€“ 1 is 1.**

**(v) The sum of three different integers can never be zero.**

**Solution:**

(i) True. 1 â€“ 1 = 0

(ii) False. -1 â€“ 1 = -2

(iii) False. â€“ 2 + 3 = 1

(iv) False. The successor of â€“ 1 is 0.

(v) False. 1 + 2 â€“ 3 = 0

**5. Write all integers whose absolute values are less than 5.**

**Solution:**

The integers whose absolute values are less than 5 are

-4, – 3, – 2, – 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4

**6. Which of the following is false:**

**(i) |4 + 2| = |4| + |2|**

**(ii) |2 â€“ 4| = |2| + |4|**

**(iii) |4 â€“ 2| = |4| – |2|**

**(iv) |(-2) + (-4)| = |-2| + |-4|**

**Solution:**

(i) True.

(ii) False.

(iii) True.

(iv) True.

**7. Complete the following table:**

**From the above table:**

**(i) Write all the pairs of integers whose sum is 0.**

**(ii) Is (-4) + (-2) = (-2) + (-4)?**

**(iii) Is 0 + (-6) = -6?**

**Solution:**

(i) The pairs of integers whose sum is 0 are

(6, -6), (4, – 4), (2, – 2), (0, 0)

(ii) Yes. By using commutativity of addition (-4) + (-2) = (-2) + (-4)

(iii) Yes. By using additive identity 0 + (-6) = -6.

**8. Find an integer x such that**

**(i) x + 1 = 0**

**(ii) x + 5 = 0**

**(iii) â€“ 3 + x = 0**

**(iv) x + (-8) = 0**

**(v) 7 + x = 0**

**(vi) x + 0 = 0**

**Solution:**

(i) x + 1 = 0

Subtracting 1 on both sides

x + 1 â€“ 1 = 0 â€“ 1

We get

x = -1

(ii) x + 5 = 0

By subtracting 5 on both sides

x + 5 â€“ 5 = 0 â€“ 5

So we get

x = -5

(iii) â€“ 3 + x = 0

By adding 3 on both sides

-3 + x + 3 = 0 + 3

So we get

x = 3

(iv) x + (-8) = 0

By adding 8 on both sides

x â€“ 8 + 8 = 0 + 8

So we get

x = 8

(v) 7 + x = 0

By subtracting 7 on both sides

7 + x â€“ 7 = 0 â€“ 7

So we get

x = – 7

(vi) x + 0 = 0

So we get

x = 0

### Exercise 5.4 page: 5.17

**1. Subtract the first integer from the second in each of the following:**

**(i) 12, -5**

**(ii) â€“ 12, 8**

**(iii) â€“ 225, – 135**

**(iv) 1001, 101**

**(v) â€“ 812, 3126**

**(vi) 7560, – 8**

**(vii) â€“ 3978, – 4109**

**(viii) 0, – 1005**

**Solution:**

(i) 12, -5

So by subtracting the first integer from the second

-5 â€“ 12 = – 17

(ii) â€“ 12, 8

So by subtracting the first integer from the second

8 â€“ (-12) = 8 + 12 = 20

(iii) â€“ 225, – 135

So by subtracting the first integer from the second

-135 â€“ (-225) = 225 â€“ 135 = 90

(iv) 1001, 101

So by subtracting the first integer from the second

101 â€“ 1001 = – 900

(v) â€“ 812, 3126

So by subtracting the first integer from the second

3126 â€“ (-812) = 3126 + 812 = 3938

(vi) 7560, – 8

So by subtracting the first integer from the second

-8 â€“ 7560 = – 7568

(vii) â€“ 3978, – 4109

So by subtracting the first integer from the second

-4109 â€“ (-3978) = – 4109 + 3978 = -131

(viii) 0, – 1005

So by subtracting the first integer from the second

-1005 â€“ 0 = – 1005

**2. Find the value of:**

**(i) â€“ 27 â€“ (- 23)**

**(ii) â€“ 17 â€“ 18 â€“ (-35)**

**(iii) â€“ 12 â€“ (-5) â€“ (-125) + 270**

**(iv) 373 + (-245) + (-373) + 145 + 3000**

**(v) 1 + (-475) + (-475) + (-475) + (-475) + 1900**

**(vi) (-1) + (-304) + 304 + 304 + (-304) + 1**

**Solution:**

(i) â€“ 27 â€“ (- 23)

So we get

= – 27 + 23

On further calculation

= 23 â€“ 27

We get

= – 4

(ii) â€“ 17 â€“ 18 â€“ (-35)

So we get

= – 35 + 35

On further calculation

= 0

(iii) â€“ 12 â€“ (-5) â€“ (-125) + 270

So we get

= – 12 + 5 + 125 + 270

On further calculation

= 400 â€“ 12

We get

= 388

(iv) 373 + (-245) + (-373) + 145 + 3000

So we get

= 373 â€“ 245 â€“ 373 + 145 + 3000

On further calculation

= 3145 + 373 â€“ 373 â€“ 245

We get

= 3145 â€“ 245

By subtraction

= 2900

(v) 1 + (-475) + (-475) + (-475) + (-475) + 1900

So we get

= 1 â€“ 950 â€“ 950 + 1900

On further calculation

= 1900 + 1 â€“ 1900

We get

= 1

(vi) (-1) + (-304) + 304 + 304 + (-304) + 1

So we get

= – 1 + 1 â€“ 304 + 304 â€“ 304 + 304

On further calculation

= 0

**3. Subtract the sum of â€“ 5020 and 2320 from â€“ 709.**

**Solution:**

We know that the sum of -5020 and 2320 is

-5020 + 2320

It can be written as

= 2320 â€“ 5020

So we get

= – 2700

Subtracting from â€“ 709 we get

= – 709 â€“ (-2700)

We get

= – 709 + 2700

By subtraction

= 1991

**4. Subtract the sum of â€“ 1250 and 1138 from the sum of 1136 and – 1272.**

**Solution:**

We know that the sum of â€“ 1250 and 1138 is

-1250 + 1138

It can be written as

= 1138 â€“ 1250

So we get

= – 112

We know that the sum of 1136 and â€“ 1272 is

1136 â€“ 1272 = – 136

So we get

-136 â€“ (-112) = – 136 + 112 = -24

**5. From the sum of 233 and â€“ 147, subtract â€“ 284.**

**Solution:**

We know that the sum of 233 and â€“ 147 is

233 â€“ 147 = 86

Subtracting â€“ 284 we get

86 â€“ (-284) = 86 + 284 = 370

**6. The sum of two integers is 238. If one of the integers is â€“ 122, determine the other.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Sum of two integers = 238

One of the integers = – 122

So the other integer = – (-122) + 238

On further calculation

Other integer = 238 + 122 = 360

**7. The sum of two integers is â€“ 223. If one of the integers is 172, find the other.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Sum of two integers = – 223

One of the integers = 172

So the other integer = – 223 â€“ 172 = – 395

**8. Evaluate the following:**

**(i) â€“ 8 â€“ 24 + 31 â€“ 26 â€“ 28 + 7 + 19 â€“ 18 â€“ 8 + 33**

**(ii) â€“ 26 â€“ 20 + 33 â€“ (-33) + 21 + 24 â€“ (-25) â€“ 26 â€“ 14 â€“ 34**

**Solution:**

(i) â€“ 8 â€“ 24 + 31 â€“ 26 â€“ 28 + 7 + 19 â€“ 18 â€“ 8 + 33

We get

= – 8 â€“ 24 â€“ 26 â€“ 28 â€“ 18 â€“ 8 + 31 + 7 + 19 + 33

On further calculation

= – 32 â€“ 26 â€“ 28 â€“ 26 + 38 + 19 + 33

It can be written as

= 38 â€“ 32 â€“ 26 â€“ 28 + 33 â€“ 26 + 19

So we get

= 6 â€“ 26 â€“ 28 + 7 + 19

By calculation

= 6 â€“ 28 â€“ 26 + 26

= 6 â€“ 28

By subtraction

= – 22

(ii) â€“ 26 â€“ 20 + 33 â€“ (-33) + 21 + 24 â€“ (-25) â€“ 26 â€“ 14 â€“ 34

We get

= – 46 + 33 + 33 + 21 + 24 + 25 â€“ 26 â€“ 14 â€“ 34

On further calculation

= – 46 + 66 + 21 + 24 + 25 + (-74)

It can be written as

= – 46 + 66 + 70 â€“ 74

So we get

= – 46 â€“ 4 + 66

By calculation

= – 50 + 66

= 66 â€“ 50

By subtraction

= 16

**9. Calculate **

**1 â€“ 2 + 3 â€“ 4 + 5 â€“ 6 + â€¦â€¦â€¦ + 15 â€“ 16**

**Solution:**

It can be written as

1 â€“ 2 + 3 â€“ 4 + 5 â€“ 6 + 7 â€“ 8 + 9 â€“ 10 + 11 â€“ 12 + 13 â€“ 14 + 15 â€“ 16

We get

= – 1 â€“ 1 â€“ 1 â€“ 1 â€“ 1 â€“ 1 â€“ 1 â€“ 1

By calculation

= – 8

**10. Calculate the sum:**

**5 + (-5) + 5 + (-5) + â€¦..**

**(i) if the number of terms is 10.**

**(ii) if the number of terms is 11.**

**Solution:**

(i) if the number of terms is 10

We get

5 + (-5) + 5 + (-5) + 5 + (-5) + 5 + (-5) + 5 + (-5)

On further calculation

= 5 â€“ 5 + 5 â€“ 5 + 5 â€“ 5 + 5 â€“ 5 + 5 â€“ 5 = 0

(ii) if the number of terms is 11

We get

5 + (-5) + 5 + (-5) + 5 + (-5) + 5 + (-5) + 5 + (-5) + 5

On further calculation

= 5 â€“ 5 + 5 â€“ 5 + 5 â€“ 5 + 5 â€“ 5 + 5 â€“ 5 + 5 = 5

**11. Replace * by < or > in each of the following to make the statement true:**

**(i) (-6) + (-9) * (-6) â€“ (-9)**

**(ii) (-12) â€“ (-12) * (-12) + (-12)**

**(iii) (-20) â€“ (-20) * 20 – (65)**

**(iv) 28 â€“ (-10) * (-16) â€“ (-76)**

**Solution:**

(i) (-6) + (-9) < (-6) â€“ (-9)

(ii) (-12) â€“ (-12) > (-12) + (-12)

(iii) (-20) â€“ (-20) > 20 – (65)

(iv) 28 â€“ (-10) < (-16) â€“ (-76)

**12. If â–³ is an operation on integers such that a â–³ b = – a + b â€“ (-2) for all integers a, b. Find the value of **

**(i) 4 â–³ 3**

**(ii) (-2) â–³ (-3)**

**(iii) 6 â–³ (-5)**

**(iv) (-5) â–³ 6**

**Solution:**

(i) 4 â–³ 3

By substituting values in a â–³ b = – a + b â€“ (-2)

We get

4 â–³ 3 = – 4 + 3 â€“ (-2) = 1

(ii) (-2) â–³ (-3)

By substituting values in a â–³ b = – a + b â€“ (-2)

We get

(-2) â–³ (-3) = – (-2) + (-3) â€“ (-2) = 1

(iii) 6 â–³ (-5)

By substituting values in a â–³ b = – a + b â€“ (-2)

We get

6 â–³ (-5) = – 6 + (-5) â€“ (-2) = – 9

(iv) (-5) â–³ 6

By substituting values in a â–³ b = – a + b â€“ (-2)

We get

(-5) â–³ 6 = – (-5) + 6 â€“ (-2) = 13

**13. If a and b are two integers such that a is the predecessor of b. Find the value of a â€“ b.**

**Solution:**

It is given that a is the predecessor of b

We can write it as

a + 1 = b

So we get

a â€“ b = – 1

**14. If a and b are two integers such that a is the successor of b. Find the value of a â€“ b.**

**Solution:**

It is given that a is the successor of b

We can write it as

a â€“ 1 = b

So we get

a â€“ b = 1

**15. Which of the following statements are true:**

**(i) â€“ 13 > – 8 â€“ (-2)**

**(ii) â€“ 4 + (-2) < 2**

**(iii) The negative of a negative integer is positive.**

**(iv) If a and b are two integers such that a > b, then a â€“ b is always a positive integer.**

**(v) The difference of two integers is an integer.**

**(vi) Additive inverse of a negative integer is negative.**

**(vii) Additive inverse of a positive integer is negative.**

**(viii) Additive inverse of a negative integer is positive.**

**Solution:**

(i) False.

(ii) True.

(iii) True.

(iv) True.

(v) True.

(vi) False.

(vii) True.

(viii) True.

**16. Fill in the blanks:**

**(i) â€“ 7 + â€¦.. = 0**

**(ii) 29 + â€¦.. = 0**

**(iii) 132 + (-132) = â€¦.**

**(iv) â€“ 14 + â€¦.. = 22**

**(v) â€“ 1256 + â€¦.. = – 742**

**(vi) â€¦.. â€“ 1234 = – 4539**

**Solution:**

(i) â€“ 7 + 7 = 0

(ii) 29 + (-29) = 0

(iii) 132 + (-132) = 0

(iv) â€“ 14 + 36 = 22

(v) â€“ 1256 + 514 = – 742

(vi) -3305 â€“ 1234 = – 4539

### Objective Type Questions page: 5.18

**Mark the correct alternative in each of the following:**

**1. Which of the following statement is true?
(a) âˆ’ 7 > âˆ’ 5Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) âˆ’ 7 < âˆ’ 5Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) (âˆ’ 7) + (âˆ’ 5) > 0Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) (âˆ’ 7) âˆ’ (âˆ’ 5) > 0**

**Solution:**

The option (b) is correct answer.

In option (a)

We know that âˆ’ 7 is to the left of â€“ 5

Hence, âˆ’ 7 < âˆ’ 5.

In option (c)

We know that (âˆ’ 7) + (âˆ’ 5) = âˆ’ (7 + 5) = âˆ’ 12.

So âˆ’ 12 is to the left of 0

Hence (âˆ’ 7) + (âˆ’ 5) < 0.

In option (d)

(âˆ’ 7) âˆ’ (âˆ’ 5) = (âˆ’ 7) + (additive inverse of âˆ’ 5) = (âˆ’ 7) + (5) = âˆ’ (7 âˆ’ 5) = âˆ’ 2

We know that âˆ’ 2 is to the left of 0, so (âˆ’ 7) âˆ’ (âˆ’ 5) < 0.

**2. 5 less than âˆ’ 2 is
(a) 3Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) âˆ’ 3Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) âˆ’ 7Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) 7**

**Solution:**

The option (c) is correct answer.

We know that, 5 less than âˆ’ 2 = (âˆ’ 2) âˆ’ (5) =Â âˆ’ 2Â âˆ’ 5 = âˆ’ 7

**3. 6 more than âˆ’ 7 is
(a) 1 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) âˆ’ 1 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 13 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) â€“ 13**

**Solution:**

The option (b) is correct answer.

We know that, 6 more than âˆ’ 7 = (âˆ’ 7) + 6 =Â âˆ’ (7 âˆ’ 6) = âˆ’ 1

**4. IfÂ xÂ is a positive integer, then
(a)Â x Â + |x| = 0Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b)Â xÂ âˆ’ |x| = 0Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c)Â xÂ + |x| = âˆ’2xÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d)Â xÂ = âˆ’ |x|**

**Solution:**

The option (b) is correct answer.

We know that ifÂ xÂ is positive integer, then |x| =Â x

Hence,Â xÂ + |x| =Â x*Â +Â *xÂ = 2xÂ andÂ xÂ âˆ’ |x| =Â xÂ âˆ’Â x*Â *= 0

**5 . IfÂ xÂ is a negative integer, then
(a)Â xÂ + |x| = 0Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b)Â xÂ âˆ’ |x| = 0Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c)Â xÂ + |x| = 2xÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d)Â xÂ âˆ’ |x| = âˆ’ 2x**

**Solution:**

The option (a) is correct answer.

We know thatÂ xÂ is negative integer, then |x| = âˆ’x

It can be written as

xÂ + |x| =Â x*Â âˆ’Â *xÂ = 0 and x*Â *âˆ’ |x| =Â xÂ âˆ’ (âˆ’Â x) =Â xÂ +Â xÂ = 2x

**6. IfÂ xÂ is greater than 2, then |2Â âˆ’Â x| =
(a) 2 âˆ’Â xÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b)Â xÂ âˆ’ 2 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 2 +Â xÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) âˆ’Â xÂ â€“ 2**

**Solution:**

The option (b) is correct answer.

We know that ifÂ aÂ is negative integer, then |a| =Â âˆ’Â a

It is given that xÂ is greater than 2 where 2 âˆ’Â xÂ is negative

Hence, |2Â âˆ’Â x| = âˆ’ (2 âˆ’Â x) = âˆ’ 2 +Â xÂ =Â x*Â *âˆ’ 2.

**7. 9 + |âˆ’ 4| is equal to
(a) 5Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) âˆ’ 5 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 13 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) âˆ’13**

**Solution:**

The option (c) is correct answer.

We know that, |âˆ’ 4| = 4

Hence 9 + |âˆ’ 4| = 9 + 4 = 13

**8. (âˆ’ 35) + (âˆ’ 32) is equal to
(a) 67 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) âˆ’ 67 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) âˆ’ 3 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) 3**

**Solution:**

The option (b) is correct answer.

It can be written as (âˆ’ 35) + (âˆ’ 32) = âˆ’ (35 + 32) = âˆ’ 67

**9. (âˆ’ 29) + 5 is equal to
(a) 24 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) 34 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) âˆ’ 34 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) â€“ 24**

**Solution:**

The option (d) is correct answer.

It can be written as (âˆ’ 29) + 5 = âˆ’ (29Â âˆ’ 5) = âˆ’ 24

**10. |âˆ’ |âˆ’ 7| âˆ’ 3| is equal to
(a) âˆ’ 7Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) 7Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 10Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) â€“ 10**

**Solution:**

The option (c) is correct answer.

It can be written as |âˆ’ |âˆ’ 7| âˆ’ 3| = |âˆ’ 7 âˆ’ 3| = |âˆ’ 10| = 10

**11. The successor of âˆ’ 22 is
(a) âˆ’ 23 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b)Â âˆ’ 21 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 23 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) 21**

**Solution:**

The option (b) is correct answer.

We know that ifÂ â€˜aâ€™Â is an integer aÂ + 1 is its successor.

So the successor of âˆ’ 22 = âˆ’ 22 + 1 = âˆ’ (22 âˆ’ 1) = âˆ’ 21

**12. The predecessor of â€“ 14 is**

**(a) â€“ 15 (b) 15 (c) 13 (d) â€“ 13**

**Solution:**

The option (a) is correct answer.

The predecessor of â€“ 14 is â€“ 15.

**13. If the sum of two integers is âˆ’ 26 and one of them is 14, then the other integer is
(a) âˆ’ 12 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) 12 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c)Â âˆ’ 40 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) 40**

**Solution:**

The option (c) is correct answer.

It is given that the sum of two integers = âˆ’ 26

One of them = 14

So the other integer = âˆ’ 26 âˆ’ 14 = âˆ’ (26 + 14) = âˆ’ 40

**14. Which of the following pairs of integers have 5 as a difference?
(a) 10, 5 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b)Â âˆ’ 10,Â âˆ’ 5Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 15,Â âˆ’ 20 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) both (a) and (b)**

**Solution:**

The option (d) is correct answer.

Consider option (a) 10 âˆ’ 5 = 5

Consider option (b) (âˆ’ 5) âˆ’ (âˆ’ 10) = âˆ’ 5 + 10 = 5

Consider option (c) 15 âˆ’ (âˆ’ 20) = 15 + 20 = 35

**15. If the product of two integers is 72 and one of them is âˆ’ 9, then the other integers is
(a)Â âˆ’ 8 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) 8 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 81 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) 63**

**Solution:**

The option (a) is correct answer.

It is given that the product of two integers = 72

One of them = âˆ’ 9

Hence, the other integers = 72Â Ã·Â (âˆ’ 9) = âˆ’ 8

**16. On subtracting âˆ’ 7 from âˆ’ 14, we get
(a)Â âˆ’ 12 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b)Â âˆ’ 7 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) âˆ’14 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) 21**

**Solution:**

The option (b) is correct answer.

It can be written as

Required number = âˆ’ 14 âˆ’ (âˆ’ 7) = âˆ’ 14 + 7 = âˆ’ (14 âˆ’ 7) = âˆ’ 7

**17. The largest number that divides 64 and 72 and leave the remainders 12 and 7 respectively, is
(a) 17Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) 13Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 14Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) 18**

**Solution:**

The option (b) is correct answer.

By subtracting 12 and 7 from 64 and 72

We get

64 âˆ’ 12 = 52 and 72 âˆ’ 7 = 65

So the required number is the HCF of 52 and 65.

It can be written as

52 = 4Â Ã—Â 13 and 65 = 5Â Ã—Â 13

HCF of 52 and 65 = 13

Hence, the largest number that divides 64 and 72 and leave the remainders 12 and 7 respectively, is 13.

**18. The sum of two integers is âˆ’ 23. If one of them is 18, then the other is
(a) âˆ’14 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) 14Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 41 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) âˆ’41**

**Solution:**

The option (d) is correct answer.

It is given as the sum of two integers = âˆ’ 23

One of them = 18

So the other number = (âˆ’ 23) âˆ’ (18) = âˆ’ 23 âˆ’ 18 = âˆ’ (23 + 18) = âˆ’ 41

Hence, the other number is âˆ’ 41.

**19. The sum of two integers is âˆ’ 35. If one of them is 40, then the other is
(a) 5 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b)Â âˆ’ 75 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 75 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) â€“ 5**

**Solution:**

The option (b) is correct answer.

It is given that the sum of two integers = âˆ’ 35

One of them = 40

So the other number = (âˆ’ 35) âˆ’ (40) = âˆ’ 35 âˆ’ 40 = âˆ’ (35 + 40) = âˆ’ 75

Hence, the other number is âˆ’ 75.

**20. On subtracting âˆ’ 5 from 0, we get
(a) âˆ’ 5 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) 5 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 50 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) 0**

**Solution:**

The option (b) is correct answer.

We know that, 0 âˆ’ (âˆ’ 5) = 0 + 5 = 5

Hence by subtracting âˆ’ 5 from 0, we obtain 5.

**21. (âˆ’ 16) + 14 âˆ’ (âˆ’ 13) is equal to
(a) âˆ’ 11 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) 12 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 11 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) â€“ 15**

**Solution:**

The option (c) is correct answer.

It can be written as (âˆ’ 16) + 14 âˆ’ (âˆ’ 13) = (âˆ’ 16) + 14 + 13 = (âˆ’ 16) + 27 = 27 âˆ’ 16 = 11

**22. (âˆ’ 2)Â Ã—Â (âˆ’ 3)Â Ã—Â 6Â Ã—Â (âˆ’ 1) is equal to
(a) 36 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b)Â âˆ’ 36 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 6 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) â€“ 6**

**Solution:**

The option (b) is correct answer.

It can be written as (âˆ’ 2)Â Ã—Â (âˆ’ 3)Â Ã—Â 6Â Ã—Â (âˆ’ 1) = (2Â Ã—Â 3)Â Ã—Â 6Â Ã—Â (âˆ’ 1) = 6Â Ã—Â 6Â Ã—Â (âˆ’ 1) = 36Â Ã—Â (âˆ’ 1)

So we get (âˆ’ 2)Â Ã—Â (âˆ’ 3)Â Ã—Â 6Â Ã—Â (âˆ’ 1) = âˆ’ (36Â Ã—Â 1) =Â âˆ’ 36

**23. 86 + (- 28) + 12 + (- 34) is equal to
(a) 36 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b)Â âˆ’ 36 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) 6 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) â€“ 6**

**Solution:**

The option (a) is correct answer.

It can be written as 86 + (âˆ’28) + 12 + (âˆ’34) = 86 + (âˆ’28) âˆ’ (34 âˆ’ 12) = 86 + (âˆ’28) âˆ’ 22

On further calculation

86 + (âˆ’28) + 12 + (âˆ’34) = (86 âˆ’ 28) âˆ’ (34 âˆ’ 12) = (86 âˆ’ 28) âˆ’ 22 = 58 âˆ’ 22 = 36

**24. (âˆ’12)Â Ã—Â (âˆ’9) âˆ’ 6Â Ã—Â (âˆ’8) is equal to
(a) 156 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) 60 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (c) âˆ’156 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (d) â€“ 60**

**Solution:**

The option (a) is correct answer.

It can be written as (âˆ’12)Â Ã—Â (âˆ’9) âˆ’ 6Â Ã—Â (âˆ’8) = (12Â Ã—Â 9) âˆ’ 6Â Ã—Â (âˆ’8) = 108 âˆ’ 6Â Ã—Â (âˆ’8)

On further calculation

(âˆ’12)Â Ã—Â (âˆ’9) âˆ’ 6Â Ã—Â (âˆ’8) = 108 + 6Â Ã—Â 8 = 108 + 48 = 156

### RD Sharma Solutions for Class 6 Maths Chapter 5: Negative Numbers and Integers

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- Ordering of Integers
- Negative of a Negative Integer
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- Subtraction of Integers

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