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## EXERCISE 1.1 PAGE NO: 1.5

**1. Add the following rational numbers:**

**(i) -5/7 and 3/7**

**(ii) -15/4 and 7/4**

**(iii) -8/11 and -4/11**

**(iv) 6/13 and -9/13**

**Solution: **

Since the denominators are of same positive numbers we can add them directly

(i) -5/7 + 3/7 = (-5+3)/7 = -2/7

(ii) -15/4 + 7/4 = (-15+7)/4 = -8/4

Further dividing by 4 we get,

-8/4 = -2

(iii) -8/11 + -4/11 = (-8 + (-4))/11 = (-8-4)/11 = -12/11

(iv) 6/13 + -9/13 = (6 + (-9))/13 = (6-9)/13 = -3/13

**2. Add the following rational numbers:**

**(i) 3/4 and -5/8**

**Solution: **The denominators are 4 and 8

By taking LCM for 4 and 8 is 8

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

3/4 = (3Ã—2) / (4Ã—2) = 6/8 and

-5/8 = (-5Ã—1) / (8Ã—1) = -5/8

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

6/8 + -5/8 = (6 + (-5))/8 = (6-5)/8 = 1/8

**(ii) 5/-9 and 7/3**

**Solution: ** Firstly we need to convert the denominators to positive numbers.

5/-9 = (5 Ã— -1)/ (-9 Ã— -1) = -5/9

The denominators are 9 and 3

By taking LCM for 9 and 3 is 9

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

-5/9 = (-5Ã—1) / (9Ã—1) = -5/9 and

7/3 = (7Ã—3) / (3Ã—3) = 21/9

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

-5/9 + 21/9 = (-5+21)/9 = 16/9

**(iii) -3 and 3/5**

**Solution: **The denominators are 1 and 5

By taking LCM for 1 and 5 is 5

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

-3/1 = (-3Ã—5) / (1Ã—5) = -15/5 and

3/5 = (3Ã—1) / (5Ã—1) = 3/5

Now, the denominators are same we can add them directly

-15/5 + 3/5 = (-15+3)/5 = -12/5

**(iv) -7/27 and 11/18**

**Solution:** The denominators are 27 and 18

By taking LCM for 27 and 18 is 54

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

-7/27 = (-7Ã—2) / (27Ã—2) = -14/54 and

11/18 = (11Ã—3) / (18Ã—3) = 33/54

Now, the denominators are same we can add them directly

-14/54 + 33/54 = (-14+33)/54 = 19/54

**(v) 31/-4 and -5/8**

**Solution:** Firstly we need to convert the denominators to positive numbers.

31/-4 = (31 Ã— -1)/ (-4 Ã— -1) = -31/4

The denominators are 4 and 8

By taking LCM for 4 and 8 is 8

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

-31/4 = (-31Ã—2) / (4Ã—2) = -62/8 and

-5/8 = (-5Ã—1) / (8Ã—1) = -5/8

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

-62/8 + (-5)/8 = (-62 + (-5))/8 = (-62-5)/8 = -67/8

**(vi) 5/36 and -7/12**

**Solution:** The denominators are 36 and 12

By taking LCM for 36 and 12 is 36

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

5/36 = (5Ã—1) / (36Ã—1) = 5/36 and

-7/12 = (-7Ã—3) / (12Ã—3) = -21/36

Now, the denominators are same we can add them directly

5/36 + -21/36 = (5 + (-21))/36 = 5-21/36 = -16/36 = -4/9

**(vii) -5/16 and 7/24**

**Solution:** The denominators are 16 and 24

By taking LCM for 16 and 24 is 48

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

-5/16 = (-5Ã—3) / (16Ã—3) = -15/48 and

7/24 = (7Ã—2) / (24Ã—2) = 14/48

Now, the denominators are same we can add them directly

-15/48 + 14/48 = (-15 + 14)/48 = -1/48

**(viii) 7/-18 and 8/27**

**Solution:** Firstly we need to convert the denominators to positive numbers.

7/-18 = (7 Ã— -1)/ (-18 Ã— -1) = -7/18

The denominators are 18 and 27

By taking LCM for 18 and 27 is 54

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

-7/18 = (-7Ã—3) / (18Ã—3) = -21/54 and

8/27 = (8Ã—2) / (27Ã—2) = 16/54

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

-21/54 + 16/54 = (-21 + 16)/54 = -5/54

**3.Simplify: **

**(i) 8/9 + -11/6**

**Solution: **let us take the LCM for 9 and 6 which is 18

(8Ã—2)/(9Ã—2) + (-11Ã—3)/(6Ã—3)

16/18 + -33/18

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

(16-33)/18 = -17/18

**(ii) 3 + 5/-7**

**Solution: **Firstly convert the denominator to positive number

5/-7 = (5Ã—-1)/(-7Ã—-1) = -5/7

3/1 + -5/7

Now let us take the LCM for 1 and 7 which is 7

(3Ã—7)/(1Ã—7) + (-5Ã—1)/(7Ã—1)

21/7 + -5/7

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

(21-5)/7 = 16/7

**(iii) 1/-12 + 2/-15**

**Solution: **Firstly convert the denominator to positive number

1/-12 = (1Ã—-1)/(-12Ã—-1) = -1/12

2/-15 = (2Ã—-1)/(-15Ã—-1) = -2/15

-1/12 + -2/15

Now let us take the LCM for 12 and 15 which is 60

(-1Ã—5)/(12Ã—5) + (-2Ã—4)/(15Ã—4)

-5/60 + -8/60

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

(-5-8)/60 = -13/60

**(iv) -8/19 + -4/57**

**Solution: **let us take the LCM for 19 and 57 which is 57

(-8Ã—3)/(19Ã—3) + (-4Ã—1)/(57Ã—1)

-24/57 + -4/57

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

(-24-4)/57 = -28/57

**(v) 7/9 + 3/-4**

**Solution:** Firstly convert the denominator to positive number

3/-4 = (3Ã—-1)/(-4Ã—-1) = -3/4

7/9 + -3/4

Now let us take the LCM for 9 and 4 which is 36

(7Ã—4)/(9Ã—4) + (-3Ã—9)/(4Ã—9)

28/36 + -27/36

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

(28-27)/36 = 1/36

**(vi) 5/26 + 11/-39**

**Solution**: Firstly convert the denominator to positive number

11/-39 = (11Ã—-1)/(-39Ã—-1) = -11/39

5/26 + -11/39

Now let us take the LCM for 26 and 39 which is 78

(5Ã—3)/(26Ã—3) + (-11Ã—2)/(39Ã—2)

15/78 + -22/78

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

(15-22)/78 = -7/78

**(vii) -16/9 + -5/12**

**Solution:** let us take the LCM for 9 and 12 which is 108

(-16Ã—12)/(9Ã—12) + (-5Ã—9)/(12Ã—9)

-192/108 + -45/108

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

(-192-45)/108 = -237/108

Further divide the fraction by 3 we get,

-237/108 = -79/36

**(viii) -13/8 + 5/36**

**Solution: **let us take the LCM for 8 and 36 which is 72

(-13Ã—9)/(8Ã—9) + (5Ã—2)/(36Ã—2)

-117/72 + 10/72

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

(-117+10)/72 = -107/72

**(ix) 0 + -3/5**

**Solution: **We know that anything added to 0 results in the same.

0 + -3/5 = -3/5

**(x) 1 + -4/5**

**Solution:** let us take the LCM for 1 and 5 which is 5

(1Ã—5)/(1Ã—5) + (-4Ã—1)/(5Ã—1)

5/5 + -4/5

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

(5-4)/5 = 1/5

**4. Add and express the sum as a mixed fraction:**

**(i) -12/5 and 43/10**

**Solution: **let us add the given fraction

-12/5 + 43/10

let us take the LCM for 5 and 10 which is 10

(-12Ã—2)/(5Ã—2) + (43Ã—1)/(10Ã—1)

-24/10 + 43/10

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

(-24+43)/10 = 19/10

19/10 can be written as 1 9/10 in mixed fraction.

**(ii) 24/7 and -11/4**

**Solution: **let us add the given fraction

24/7 + -11/4

let us take the LCM for 7 and 4 which is 28

(24Ã—4)/(7Ã—4) + (-11Ã—7)/(4Ã—7)

96/28 + -77/28

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

(96-77)/28 = 19/28

**(iii) -31/6 and -27/8**

**Solution:** let us add the given fraction

-31/6 + -27/8

let us take the LCM for 6 and 8 which is 24

(-31Ã—4)/(6Ã—4) + (-27Ã—3)/(8Ã—3)

-124/24 + -81/24

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

(-124-81)/24 = -205/24

-205/24 can be written as -8 13/24 in mixed fraction.

**(iv) 101/6 and 7/8**

**Solution:** let us add the given fraction

101/6 + 7/8

let us take the LCM for 6 and 8 which is 24

(101Ã—4)/(6Ã—4) + (7Ã—3)/(8Ã—3)

404/24 + 21/24

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

(404+21)/24 = 425/24

425/24 can be written as 17 17/24 in mixed fraction.

### EXERCISE 1.2 PAGE NO: 1.14

**1. Verify commutativity of addition of rational numbers for each of the following pairs of rational numbers:**

**(i) -11/5 and 4/7**

**Solution: **By using the commutativity law, the addition of rational numbers is commutative âˆ´ a/b + c/d = c/d + a/b

In order to verify the above property let us consider the given fraction

-11/5 and 4/7 as

-11/5 + 4/7 and 4/7 + -11/5

The denominators are 5 and 7

By taking LCM for 5 and 7 is 35

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

Now, -11/5 = (-11 Ã— 7) / (5 Ã—7) = -77/35

4/7 = (4 Ã—5) / (7 Ã—5) = 20/35

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

-77/35 + 20/35 = (-77+20)/35 = -57/35

4/7 + -11/5

The denominators are 7 and 5

By taking LCM for 7 and 5 is 35

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

Now, 4/7 = (4 Ã— 5) / (7 Ã—5) = 20/35

-11/5 = (-11 Ã—7) / (5 Ã—7) = -77/35

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

20/35 + -77/35 = (20 + (-77))/35 = (20-77)/35 = -57/35

âˆ´ -11/5 + 4/7 = 4/7 + -11/5 is satisfied.

**(ii) 4/9 and 7/-12**

**Solution: **Firstly we need to convert the denominators to positive numbers.

7/-12 = (7 Ã— -1)/ (-12 Ã— -1) = -7/12

By using the commutativity law, the addition of rational numbers is commutative.

âˆ´ a/b + c/d = c/d + a/b

In order to verify the above property let us consider the given fraction

4/9 and -7/12 as

4/9 + -7/12 and -7/12 + 4/9

The denominators are 9 and 12

By taking LCM for 9 and 12 is 36

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

Now, 4/9 = (4 Ã— 4) / (9 Ã—4) = 16/36

-7/12 = (-7 Ã—3) / (12 Ã—3) = -21/36

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

16/36 + (-21)/36 = (16 + (-21))/36 = (16-21)/36 = -5/36

-7/12 + 4/9

The denominators are 12 and 9

By taking LCM for 12 and 9 is 36

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

Now, -7/12 = (-7 Ã—3) / (12 Ã—3) = -21/36

4/9 = (4 Ã— 4) / (9 Ã—4) = 16/36

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

-21/36 + 16/36 = (-21 + 16)/36 = -5/36

âˆ´ 4/9 + -7/12 = -7/12 + 4/9 is satisfied.

**(iii) -3/5 and -2/-15**

**Solution: **

By using the commutativity law, the addition of rational numbers is commutative.

âˆ´ a/b + c/d = c/d + a/b

In order to verify the above property let us consider the given fraction

-3/5 and -2/-15 as

-3/5 + -2/-15 and -2/-15 + -3/5

-2/-15 = 2/15

The denominators are 5 and 15

By taking LCM for 5 and 15 is 15

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

Now, -3/5 = (-3 Ã— 3) / (5Ã—3) = -9/15

2/15 = (2 Ã—1) / (15 Ã—1) = 2/15

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

-9/15 + 2/15 = (-9 + 2)/15 = -7/15

-2/-15 + -3/5

-2/-15 = 2/15

The denominators are 15 and 5

By taking LCM for 15 and 5 is 15

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

Now, 2/15 = (2 Ã—1) / (15 Ã—1) = 2/15

-3/5 = (-3 Ã— 3) / (5Ã—3) = -9/15

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

2/15 + -9/15 = (2 + (-9))/15 = (2-9)/15 = -7/15

âˆ´ -3/5 + -2/-15 = -2/-15 + -3/5 is satisfied.

**(iv) 2/-7 and 12/-35**

**Solution:** Firstly we need to convert the denominators to positive numbers.

2/-7 = (2 Ã— -1)/ (-7 Ã— -1) = -2/7

12/-35 = (12 Ã— -1)/ (-35 Ã— -1) = -12/35

By using the commutativity law, the addition of rational numbers is commutative.

âˆ´ a/b + c/d = c/d + a/b

In order to verify the above property let us consider the given fraction

-2/7 and -12/35 as

-2/7 + -12/35 and -12/35 + -2/7

The denominators are 7 and 35

By taking LCM for 7 and 35 is 35

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

Now, -2/7 = (-2 Ã— 5) / (7 Ã—5) = -10/35

-12/35 = (-12 Ã—1) / (35 Ã—1) = -12/35

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

-10/35 + (-12)/35 = (-10 + (-12))/35 = (-10-12)/35 = -22/35

-12/35 + -2/7

The denominators are 35 and 7

By taking LCM for 35 and 7 is 35

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

Now, -12/35 = (-12 Ã—1) / (35 Ã—1) = -12/35

-2/7 = (-2 Ã— 5) / (7 Ã—5) = -10/35

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

-12/35 + -10/35 = (-12 + (-10))/35 = (-12-10)/35 = -22/35

âˆ´ -2/7 + -12/35 = -12/35 + -2/7 is satisfied.

**(v) 4 and -3/5**

**Solution:** By using the commutativity law, the addition of rational numbers is commutative.

âˆ´ a/b + c/d = c/d + a/b

In order to verify the above property let us consider the given fraction

4/1 and -3/5 as

4/1 + -3/5 and -3/5 + 4/1

The denominators are 1 and 5

By taking LCM for 1 and 5 is 5

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

Now, 4/1 = (4 Ã— 5) / (1Ã—5) = 20/5

-3/5 = (-3 Ã—1) / (5 Ã—1) = -3/5

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

20/5 + -3/5 = (20 + (-3))/5 = (20-3)/5 = 17/5

-3/5 + 4/1

The denominators are 5 and 1

By taking LCM for 5 and 1 is 5

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

Now, -3/5 = (-3 Ã—1) / (5 Ã—1) = -3/5

4/1 = (4 Ã— 5) / (1Ã—5) = 20/5

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

-3/5 + 20/5 = (-3 + 20)/5 = 17/5

âˆ´ 4/1 + -3/5 = -3/5 + 4/1 is satisfied.

**(vi) -4 and 4/-7**

**Solution:** Firstly we need to convert the denominators to positive numbers.

4/-7 = (4 Ã— -1)/ (-7 Ã— -1) = -4/7

By using the commutativity law, the addition of rational numbers is commutative.

âˆ´ a/b + c/d = c/d + a/b

In order to verify the above property let us consider the given fraction

-4/1 and -4/7 as

-4/1 + -4/7 and -4/7 + -4/1

The denominators are 1 and 7

By taking LCM for 1 and 7 is 7

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

Now, -4/1 = (-4 Ã— 7) / (1Ã—7) = -28/7

-4/7 = (-4 Ã—1) / (7 Ã—1) = -4/7

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

-28/7 + -4/7 = (-28 + (-4))/7 = (-28-4)/7 = -32/7

-4/7 + -4/1

The denominators are 7 and 1

By taking LCM for 7 and 1 is 7

We rewrite the given fraction in order to get the same denominator

Now, -4/7 = (-4 Ã—1) / (7 Ã—1) = -4/7

-4/1 = (-4 Ã— 7) / (1Ã—7) = -28/7

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly

-4/7 + -28/7 = (-4 + (-28))/7 = (-4-28)/7 = -32/7

âˆ´ -4/1 + -4/7 = -4/7 + -4/1 is satisfied.

**2. Verify associativity of addition of rational numbers i.e., (x + y) + z = x + (y + z), when:**

**(i) x = Â½, y = 2/3, z = -1/5**

**Solution: **As the property states **(x + y) + z = x + (y + z)**

Use the values as such,

(1/2 + 2/3) + (-1/5) = 1/2 + (2/3 + (-1/5))

Let us consider LHS (1/2 + 2/3) + (-1/5)

Taking LCM for 2 and 3 is 6

(1Ã— 3)/(2Ã—3) + (2Ã—2)/(3Ã—2)

3/6 + 4/6

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

3/6 + 4/6 = 7/6

7/6 + (-1/5)

Taking LCM for 6 and 5 is 30

(7Ã—5)/(6Ã—5) + (-1Ã—6)/(5Ã—6)

35/30 + (-6)/30

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

(35+(-6))/30 = (35-6)/30 = 29/30

Let us consider RHS 1/2 + (2/3 + (-1/5))

Taking LCM for 3 and 5 is 15

(2/3 + (-1/5)) = (2Ã—5)/(3Ã—5) + (-1Ã—3)/(5Ã—3)

= 10/15 + (-3)/15

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

10/15 + (-3)/15 = (10-3)/15 = 7/15

1/2 + 7/15

Taking LCM for 2 and 15 is 30

1/2 + 7/15 = (1Ã—15)/(2Ã—15) + (7Ã—2)/(15Ã—2)

= 15/30 + 14/30

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

= (15 + 14)/30 = 29/30

âˆ´ LHS = RHS associativity of addition of rational numbers is verified.

**(ii) x = -2/5, y = 4/3, z = -7/10**

**Solution: **As the property states **(x + y) + z = x + (y + z)**

Use the values as such,

(-2/5 + 4/3) + (-7/10) = -2/5 + (4/3 + (-7/10))

Let us consider LHS (-2/5 + 4/3) + (-7/10)

Taking LCM for 5 and 3 is 15

(-2Ã— 3)/(5Ã—3) + (4Ã—5)/(3Ã—5)

-6/15 + 20/15

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

-6/15 + 20/15= (-6+20)/15 = 14/15

14/15 + (-7/10)

Taking LCM for 15 and 10 is 30

(14Ã—2)/(15Ã—2) + (-7Ã—3)/(10Ã—3)

28/30 + (-21)/30

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

(28+(-21))/30 = (28-21)/30 = 7/30

Let us consider RHS -2/5 + (4/3 + (-7/10))

Taking LCM for 3 and 10 is 30

(4/3 + (-7/10)) = (4Ã—10)/(3Ã—10) + (-7Ã—3)/(10Ã—3)

= 40/30 + (-21)/30

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

40/30 + (-21)/30 = (40-21)/30 = 19/30

-2/5 + 19/30

Taking LCM for 5 and 30 is 30

-2/5 + 19/30 = (-2Ã—6)/(5Ã—6) + (19Ã—1)/(30Ã—1)

= -12/30 + 19/30

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

= (-12 + 19)/30 = 7/30

âˆ´ LHS = RHS associativity of addition of rational numbers is verified.

**(iii) x = -7/11, y = 2/-5, z = -3/22**

**Solution: **Firstly convert the denominators to positive numbers

2/-5 = (2Ã—-1)/ (-5Ã—-1) = -2/5

As the property states **(x + y) + z = x + (y + z)**

Use the values as such,

(-7/11 + -2/5) + (-3/22) = -7/11 + (-2/5 + (-3/22))

Let us consider LHS (-7/11 + -2/5) + (-3/22)

Taking LCM for 11 and 5 is 55

(-7Ã—5)/(11Ã—5) + (-2Ã—11)/(5Ã—11)

-35/55 + -22/55

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

-35/55 + -22/55 = (-35-22)/55 = -57/55

-57/55 + (-3/22)

Taking LCM for 55 and 22 is 110

(-57Ã—2)/(55Ã—2) + (-3Ã—5)/(22Ã—5)

-114/110 + (-15)/110

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

(-114+(-15))/110 = (-114-15)/110 = -129/110

Let us consider RHS -7/11 + (-2/5 + (-3/22))

Taking LCM for 5 and 22 is 110

(-2/5 + (-3/22))= (-2Ã—22)/(5Ã—22) + (-3Ã—5)/(22Ã—5)

= -44/110 + (-15)/110

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

-44/110 + (-15)/110 = (-44-15)/110 = -59/110

-7/11 + -59/110

Taking LCM for 11 and 110 is 110

-7/11 + -59/110 = (-7Ã—10)/(11Ã—10) + (-59Ã—1)/(110Ã—1)

= -70/110 + -59/110

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

= (-70 -59)/110 = -129/110

âˆ´ LHS = RHS associativity of addition of rational numbers is verified.

**(iv) x = -2, y = 3/5, z = -4/3**

**Solution: **As the property states **(x + y) + z = x + (y + z)**

Use the values as such,

(-2/1 + 3/5) + (-4/3) = -2/1 + (3/5 + (-4/3))

Let us consider LHS (-2/1 + 3/5) + (-4/3)

Taking LCM for 1 and 5 is 5

(-2Ã—5)/(1Ã—5) + (3Ã—1)/(5Ã—1)

-10/5 + 3/5

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

-10/5 + 3/5= (-10+3)/5 = -7/5

-7/5 + (-4/3)

Taking LCM for 5 and 3 is 15

(-7Ã—3)/(5Ã—3) + (-4Ã—5)/(3Ã—5)

-21/15 + (-20)/15

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

(-21+(-20))/15 = (-21-20)/15 = -41/15

Let us consider RHS -2/1 + (3/5 + (-4/3))

Taking LCM for 5 and 3 is 15

(3/5 + (-4/3)) = (3Ã—3)/(5Ã—3) + (-4Ã—5)/(3Ã—5)

= 9/15 + (-20)/15

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

9/15 + (-20)/15 = (9-20)/15 = -11/15

-2/1 + -11/15

Taking LCM for 1 and 15 is 15

-2/1 + -11/15 = (-2Ã—15)/(1Ã—15) + (-11Ã—1)/(15Ã—1)

= -30/15 + -11/15

Since the denominators are same we can add them directly,

= (-30 -11)/15 = -41/15

âˆ´ LHS = RHS associativity of addition of rational numbers is verified.

**3. Write the additive of each of the following rational numbers:**

**(i) -2/17**

**(ii) 3/-11**

**(iii) -17/5**

**(iv) -11/-25**

**Solution: **

(i) The additive inverse of -2/17 is 2/17

(ii) The additive inverse of 3/-11 is 3/11

(iii) The additive inverse of -17/5 is 17/5

(iv) The additive inverse of -11/-25 is -11/25

**4. Write the negative(additive) inverse of each of the following:**

**(i) -2/5**

**(ii) 7/-9**

**(iii) -16/13**

**(iv) -5/1**

**(v) 0**

**(vi) 1**

**Solution: **

(i) The negative (additive) inverse of -2/5 is 2/5

(ii) The negative (additive) inverse of 7/-9 is 7/9

(iii) The negative (additive) inverse of -16/13 is 16/13

(iv) The negative (additive) inverse of -5/1 is 5

(v) The negative (additive) inverse of 0 is 0

(vi) The negative (additive) inverse of 1 is -1

(vii) The negative (additive) inverse of -1 is 1

**5. Using commutativity and associativity of addition of rational numbers, express each of the following as a rational number:**

**(i) 2/5 + 7/3 + -4/5 + -1/3**

**Solution: **Firstly group the rational numbers with same denominators

2/5 + -4/5 + 7/3 + -1/3

Now the denominators which are same can be added directly.

(2+(-4))/5 + (7+(-1))/3

(2-4)/5 + (7-1)/3

-2/5 + 6/3

By taking LCM for 5 and 3 we get, 15

(-2Ã—3)/(5Ã—3) + (6Ã—5)/(3Ã—5)

-6/15 + 30/15

Since the denominators are same can be added directly

(-6+30)/15 = 24/15

Further can be divided by 3 we get,

24/15 = 8/5

**(ii) 3/7 + -4/9 + -11/7 + 7/9**

**Solution: **Firstly group the rational numbers with same denominators

3/7 + -11/7 + -4/9 + 7/9

Now the denominators which are same can be added directly.

(3+ (-11))/7 + (-4+ 7)/9

(3-11)/7 + (-4+7)/9

-8/7 + 3/9

-8/7 + 1/3

By taking LCM for 7 and 3 we get, 21

(-8Ã—3)/ (7Ã—3) + (1Ã—7)/ (3Ã—7)

-24/21 + 7/21

Since the denominators are same can be added directly

(-24+7)/21 = -17/21

**(iii) 2/5 + 8/3 + -11/15 + 4/5 + -2/3**

**Solution: **Firstly group the rational numbers with same denominators

2/5 + 4/5 + 8/3 + -2/3 + -11/15

Now the denominators which are same can be added directly.

(2 + 4)/5 + (8 + (-2))/3 + -11/15

6/5 + (8-2)/3 + -11/15

6/5 + 6/3 + -11/15

6/5 + 2/1 + -11/15

By taking LCM for 5, 1 and 15 we get, 15

(6Ã—3)/ (5Ã—3) + (2Ã—15)/ (1Ã—15) + (-11Ã—1)/ (15Ã—1)

18/15 + 30/15 + -11/15

Since the denominators are same can be added directly

(18+30+ (-11))/15 = (18+30-11)/15 = 37/15

**(iv) 4/7 + 0 + -8/9 + -13/7 + 17/21**

**Solution: **Firstly group the rational numbers with same denominators

4/7 + -13/7 + -8/9 + 17/21

Now the denominators which are same can be added directly.

(4 + (-13))/7 + -8/9 + 17/21

(4-13)/7 + -8/9 + 17/21

-9/7 + -8/9 + 17/21

By taking LCM for 7, 9 and 21 we get, 63

(-9Ã—9)/ (7Ã—9) + (-8Ã—7)/ (9Ã—7) + (17Ã—3)/ (21Ã—3)

-81/63 + -56/63 + 51/63

Since the denominators are same can be added directly

(-81+(-56)+ 51)/63 = (-81-56+51)/63 = -86/63

**6. Re-arrange suitably and find the sum in each of the following:**

**(i) 11/12 + -17/3 + 11/2 + -25/2**

**Solution: **Firstly group the rational numbers with same denominators

11/12 + -17/3 + (11-25)/2

11/12 + -17/3 + -14/2

By taking LCM for 12, 3 and 2 we get, 12

(11Ã—1)/(12Ã—1) + (-17Ã—4)/(3Ã—4) + (-14Ã—6)/(2Ã—6)

11/12 + -68/12 + -84/12

Since the denominators are same can be added directly

(11-68-84)/12 = -141/12

**(ii)-6/7 + -5/6 + -4/9 + -15/7**

**Solution: **Firstly group the rational numbers with same denominators

-6/7 + -15/7 + -5/6 + -4/9

(-6 -15)/7 + -5/6 + -4/9

-21/7 + -5/6 + -4/9

-3/1 + -5/6 + -4/9

By taking LCM for 1, 6 and 9 we get, 18

(-3Ã—18)/(1Ã—18) + (-5Ã—3)/(6Ã—3) + (-4Ã—2)/(9Ã—2)

-54/18 + -15/18 + -8/18

Since the denominators are same can be added directly

(-54-15-8)/18 = -77/18

**(iii) 3/5 + 7/3 + 9/ 5+ -13/15 + -7/3**

**Solution: **Firstly group the rational numbers with same denominators

3/5 + 9/5 + 7/3 + -7/3 + -13/15

(3+9)/5 + -13/15

12/5 + -13/15

By taking LCM for 5 and 15 we get, 15

(12Ã—3)/(5Ã—3) + (-13Ã—1)/(15Ã—1)

36/15 + -13/15

Since the denominators are same can be added directly

(36-13)/15 = 23/15

**(iv) 4/13 + -5/8 + -8/13 + 9/13**

**Solution:** Firstly group the rational numbers with same denominators

4/13 + -8/13 + 9/13 + -5/8

(4-8+9)/13 + -5/8

5/13 + -5/8

By taking LCM for 13 and 8 we get, 104

(5Ã—8)/(13Ã—8) + (-5Ã—13)/(8Ã—13)

40/104 + -65/104

Since the denominators are same can be added directly

(40-65)/104 = -25/104

**(v) 2/3 + -4/5 + 1/3 + 2/5**

**Solution: **Firstly group the rational numbers with same denominators

2/3 + 1/3 + -4/5 + 2/5

(2+1)/3 + (-4+2)/5

3/3 + -2/5

1/1 + -2/5

By taking LCM for 1 and 5 we get, 5

(1Ã—5)/(1Ã—5) + (-2Ã—1)/(5Ã—1)

5/5 + -2/5

Since the denominators are same can be added directly

(5-2)/5 = 3/5

**(vi) 1/8 + 5/12 + 2/7 + 7/12 + 9/7 + -5/16**

**Solution:** Firstly group the rational numbers with same denominators

1/8 + 5/12 + 7/12 + 2/7 + 9/7 + -5/16

1/8 + (5+7)/12 + (2+9)/7 + -5/16

1/8 + 12/12 + 11/7 + -5/16

1/8 + 1/1 + 11/7 + -5/16

By taking LCM for 8, 1, 7 and 16 we get, 112

(1Ã—14)/(8Ã—14) + (1Ã—112)/(1Ã—112) + (11Ã—16)/(7Ã—16) + (-5Ã—7)/(16Ã—7)

14/112 + 112/112 + 176/112 + -35/112

Since the denominators are same can be added directly

(14+112+176-35)/112 = 267/112

### EXERCISE 1.3 PAGE NO: 1.18

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

**(i) 3/8, 5/8**

**(ii) -7/9, 4/9**

**(iii) -2/11, -9/11**

**(iv) 11/13, -4/13**

**(v) Â¼, -3/8**

**(vi) -2/3, 5/6**

**(vii) -6/7, -13/14**

**(viii) -8/33, -7/22**

**Solution: **

**(i)** let us subtract

5/8 â€“ 3/8

Since the denominators are same we can subtract directly

(5-3)/8 = 2/8

Further we can divide by 2 we get,

2/8 = 1/4

**(ii)** let us subtract

4/9 â€“ -7/9

Since the denominators are same we can subtract directly

(4+7)/9 = 11/9

**(iii)** let us subtract

-9/11 â€“ -2/11

Since the denominators are same we can subtract directly

(-9+2)/11 = -7/11

**(iv)** let us subtract

-4/13 â€“ 11/13

Since the denominators are same we can subtract directly

(-4-11)/13 = -15/13

**(v)** let us subtract

-3/8 â€“ 1/4

By taking LCM for 8 and 4 which is 8

-3/8 â€“ 1/4 = (-3Ã—1)/(8Ã—1) – (1Ã—2)/(4Ã—2) = -3/8 â€“ 2/8

Since the denominators are same we can subtract directly

(-3-2)/8 = -5/8

**(vi)** let us subtract

5/6 â€“ -2/3

By taking LCM for 6 and 3 which is 6

5/6 â€“ -2/3 = (5Ã—1)/(6Ã—1) – (-2Ã—2)/(3Ã—2) = 5/6 â€“ -4/6

Since the denominators are same we can subtract directly

(5+4)/6 = 9/6

Further we can divide by 3 we get,

9/6 = 3/2

**(vii)** let us subtract

-13/14 â€“ -6/7

By taking LCM for 14 and 7 which is 14

-13/14 â€“ -6/7 = (-13Ã—1)/(14Ã—1) – (-6Ã—2)/(7Ã—2) = -13/14 â€“ -12/14

Since the denominators are same we can subtract directly

(-13+12)/14 = -1/14

**(viii)** let us subtract

-7/22 â€“ -8/33

By taking LCM for 22 and 33 which is 66

-7/22 â€“ -8/33 = (-7Ã—3)/(22Ã—3) – (-8Ã—2)/(33Ã—2) = -21/66 â€“ -16/66

Since the denominators are same we can subtract directly

(-21+16)/66 = -5/66

**2. Evaluate each of the following:**

**(i) 2/3 â€“ 3/5**

**Solution: **By taking LCM for 3 and 5 which is 15

2/3 â€“ 3/5 = (2Ã—5 – 3Ã—3)/15

= 1/15

**(ii) -4/7 â€“ 2/-3**

**Solution:** convert the denominator to positive number by multiplying by -1

2/-3 = -2/3

-4/7 â€“ -2/3

By taking LCM for 7 and 3 which is 21

-4/7 â€“ -2/3 = (-4Ã—3 – -2Ã—7)/21

= (-12+14)/21

= 2/21

**(iii) 4/7 – -5/-7**

**Solution:** convert the denominator to positive number by multiplying by -1

-5/-7 = 5/7

4/7 â€“ 5/7

Since the denominators are same we can subtract directly

(4-5)/7 = -1/7

**(iv) -2 â€“ 5/9**

**Solution: **By taking LCM for 1 and 9 which is 9

-2/1 â€“ 5/9 = (-2Ã—9 – 5Ã—1)/9

= (-18 – 5)/9

= -23/9

**(v) -3/-8 – -2/7**

**Solution: **convert the denominator to positive number by multiplying by -1

-3/-8 = 3/8

3/8 â€“ -2/7

By taking LCM for 8 and 7 which is 56

3/8 â€“ -2/7 = (3Ã—7 – -2Ã—8)/56

= (21 + 16)/56

= 37/56

**(vi) -4/13 – -5/26**

**Solution: **By taking LCM for 13 and 26 which is 26

-4/13 – -5/26 = (-4Ã—2 – -5Ã—1)/26

= (-8 + 5)/26

= -3/26

**(vii) -5/14 – -2/7**

**Solution: **By taking LCM for 14 and 7 which is 14

-5/14 – -2/7 = (-5Ã—1 – -2Ã—2)/14

= (-5 + 4)/14

= -1/14

**(viii) 13/15 â€“ 12/25**

**Solution:** By taking LCM for 15 and 25 which is 75

13/15 â€“ 12/25 = (13Ã—5 – 12Ã—3)/75

= (65 – 36)/75

= 29/75

**(ix) -6/13 – -7/13**

**Solution:** Since the denominators are same we can subtract directly

-6/13 – -7/13 = (-6+7)/13

= 1/13

**(x) 7/24 â€“ 19/36**

**Solution: **By taking LCM for 24 and 36 which is 72

7/24 â€“ 19/36 = (7Ã—3 – 19Ã—2)/72

= (21 – 38)/72

= -17/72

**(xi) 5/63 – -8/21**

**Solution: **By taking LCM for 63 and 21 which is 63

5/63 – -8/21** **= (5Ã—1 – -8Ã—3)/63

= (5 + 24)/63

= 29/63

**3. The sum of the two numbers is 5/9. If one of the numbers is 1/3, find the other.**

**Solution: **Let us note down the given details

Sum of two numbers = 5/9

One of the number = 1/3

By using the formula,

Other number = sum of number â€“ given number

= 5/9 â€“ 1/3

By taking LCM for 9 and 3 which is 9

5/9 â€“ 1/3 = (5Ã—1 – 1Ã—3)/9

= (5 – 3)/9

= 2/9

âˆ´ the other number is 2/9

**4. The sum of the two numbers is -1/3. If one of the numbers is -12/3, find the other.**

**Solution: **Let us note down the given details

Sum of two numbers = -1/3

One of the number = -12/3

By using the formula,

Other number = sum of number â€“ given number

= -1/3 â€“ -12/3

Since the denominators are same we can subtract directly

= (-1+12)/3 = 11/3

âˆ´ the other number is 11/3

**5. The sum of the two numbers is -4/3. If one of the numbers is -5, find the other.**

**Solution: **Let us note down the given details

Sum of two numbers = -4/3

One of the number = -5/1

By using the formula,

Other number = sum of number â€“ given number

= -4/3 â€“ -5/1

By taking LCM for 3 and 1 which is 3

-4/3 â€“ -5/1 = (-4Ã—1 – -5Ã—3)/3

= (-4 + 15)/3

= 11/3

âˆ´ the other number is 11/3

**6. The sum of the two rational numbers is -8. If one of the numbers is -15/7, find the other.**

**Solution: **Let us note down the given details

Sum of two rational numbers = -8/1

One of the number = -15/7

Let us consider the other number as x

x + -15/7 = -8

(7x -15)/7 = -8

7x -15 = -8Ã—7

7x â€“ 15 = -56

7x = -56+15

x = -41/7

âˆ´ the other number is -41/7

**7. What should be added to -7/8 so as to get 5/9?**

**Solution: **Let us consider a number as x to be added to -7/8 to get 5/9

So, -7/8 + x = 5/9

(-7 + 8x)/8 = 5/9

(-7 + 8x) Ã— 9 = 5 Ã— 8

-63 + 72x = 40

72x = 40 + 63

x = 103/72

âˆ´ the required number is 103/72

**8. What number should be added to -5/11 so as to get 26/33?**

**Solution: **Let us consider a number as x to be added to -5/11 to get 26/33

So, -5/11 + x = 26/33

x = 26/33 + 5/11

let us take LCM for 33 and 11 which is 33

x = (26Ã—1 + 5Ã—3)/33

= (26 + 15)/33

= 41/33

âˆ´ the required number is 41/33

**9. What number should be added to -5/7 to get -2/3?**

**Solution: **Let us consider a number as x to be added to -5/7 to get -2/3

So, -5/7 + x = -2/3

x = -2/3 + 5/7

let us take LCM for 3 and 7 which is 21

x = (-2Ã—7 + 5Ã—3)/21

= (-14 + 15)/21

= 1/21

âˆ´ the required number is 1/21

**10. What number should be subtracted from -5/3 to get 5/6?**

**Solution: **Let us consider a number as x to be subtracted from -5/3 to get 5/6

So, -5/3 – x = 5/6

x = -5/3 â€“ 5/6

let us take LCM for 3 and 6 which is 6

x = (-5Ã—2 – 5Ã—1)/6

= (-10 – 5)/6

= -15/6

Further we can divide by 3 we get,

-15/6 = -5/2

âˆ´ the required number is -5/2

**11. What number should be subtracted from 3/7 to get 5/4?**

**Solution: **Let us consider a number as x to be subtracted from 3/7 to get 5/4

So, 3/7 – x = 5/4

x = 3/7 â€“ 5/4

let us take LCM for 7 and 4 which is 28

x = (3Ã—4 – 5Ã—7)/28

= (12 – 35)/28

= -23/28

âˆ´ the required number is -23/28

**12. What should be added to (2/3 + 3/5) to get -2/15?**

**Solution: **Let us consider a number as x to be added to (2/3 + 3/5) to get -2/15

x + (2/3 + 3/5) = -2/15

By taking LCM of 3 and 5 which is 15 we get,

(15x + 2Ã—5 + 3Ã—3)15 = -2/15

15x + 10 + 9 = -2

15x = -2-19

x = -21/15

Further we can divide by 3 we get,

-21/15 = -7/5

âˆ´ the required number is -7/5

**13. What should be added to (1/2 + 1/3 + 1/5) to get 3?**

**Solution: **Let us consider a number as x to be added to (1/2 + 1/3 + 1/5)** **to get 3

x + (1/2 + 1/3 + 1/5)** **= 3

By taking LCM of 2, 3 and 5 which is 30 we get,

(30x + 1Ã—15 + 1Ã—10 + 1Ã—6 )30 = 3

30x + 15 + 10 + 6 = 3 Ã— 30

30x + 31 = 90

30x = 90-31

x = 59/30

âˆ´ the required number is 59/30

**14. What number should be subtracted from (3/4 â€“ 2/3) to get -1/6?**

**Solution: **Let us consider a number as x to be subtracted from (3/4 â€“ 2/3)** **to get -1/6

So, (3/4 â€“ 2/3)** **– x = -1/6

x = 3/4 â€“ 2/3 + 1/6

Let us take LCM for 4 and 3 which is 12

x = (3Ã—3 – 2Ã—4)/12 + 1/6

= (9 – 8)/12 + 1/6

= 1/12 + 1/6

Let us take LCM for 12 and 6 which is 12

= (1Ã—1 + 1Ã—2)/12

= 3/12

Further we can divide by 3 we get,

3/12 = 1/4 âˆ´ the required number is Â¼

**15. Fill in the blanks:**

**(i) -4/13 – -3/26 = â€¦.**

**Solution: **

-4/13 – -3/26

Let us take LCM for 13 and 26 which is 26

(-4Ã—2 + 3Ã—1)/26

(-8+3)/26 = -5/26

**(ii) -9/14 + â€¦. = -1**

**Solution:**

Let us consider the number to be added as x

-9/14 + x = -1

x = -1 + 9/14

By taking LCM as 14 we get,

x = (-1Ã—14 + 9)/14

= (-14+9)/14

= -5/14

**(iii) -7/9 + â€¦. =3**

**Solution: **

Let us consider the number to be added as x

-7/9 + x = 3

x = 3 + 7/9

By taking LCM as 9 we get,

x = (3Ã—9 + 7)/9

= (27 + 7)/9

= 34/9

**(iv) â€¦ + 15/23 = 4**

**Solution: **

Let us consider the number to be added as x

x + 15/23 = 4

x = 4 – 15/23

By taking LCM as 23 we get,

x = (4Ã—23 – 15)/23

= (92 – 15)/23

= 77/23

### EXERCISE 1.4 PAGE NO: 1.22

**1. Simplify each of the following and write as a rational number of the form p/q:**

**(i) 3/4 + 5/6 + -7/8**

**Solution: **

3/4 + 5/6 -7/8

By taking LCM for 4, 6 and 8 which is 24

((3Ã—6) + (5Ã—4) â€“ (7Ã—3))/24

(18 + 20 – 21)/24

(38-21)/24

17/24

**(ii) 2/3 + -5/6 + -7/9**

**Solution:**

2/3 + -5/6 + -7/9

By taking LCM for 3, 6 and 9 which is 18

((2Ã—6) + (-5Ã—3) + (-7Ã—2))/18

(12 – 15 – 14)/18

-17/18

**(iii) -11/2 + 7/6 + -5/8**

**Solution: **

-11/2 + 7/6 + -5/8

By taking LCM for 2, 6 and 8 which is 24

((-11Ã—12) + (7Ã—4) + (-5Ã—3))/24

(-132 + 28 – 15)/24

-119/24

**(iv) -4/5 + -7/10 + -8/15**

**Solution: **

-4/5 + -7/10 + -8/15

By taking LCM for 5, 10 and 15 which is 30

((-4Ã—6) + (-7Ã—3) + (-8Ã—2))/30

(-24 – 21 – 16)/30

-61/30

**(v) -9/10 + 22/15 + 13/-20**

**Solution:**

-9/10 + 22/15 + 13/-20

By taking LCM for 10, 15 and 20 which is 60

((-9Ã—6) + (22Ã—4) + (-13Ã—3))/60

(-54 + 88 – 39)/60

-5/60 = -1/12

**(vi) 5/3 + 3/-2 + -7/3 +3**

**Solution: **

5/3 + 3/-2 + -7/3 +3

By taking LCM for 3, 2, 3 and 1 which is 6

((5Ã—2) + (-3Ã—3) + (-7Ã—2) + (3Ã—6))/6

(10 – 9 – 14 + 18)/6

5/6

**2. Express each of the following as a rational number of the form p/q:**

**(i) -8/3 + -1/4 + -11/6 + 3/8 – 3**

**Solution:**

-8/3 + -1/4 + -11/6 + 3/8 â€“ 3

By taking LCM for 3, 4, 6, 8 and 1 which is 24

((-8Ã—8) + (-1Ã—6) + (-11Ã—4) + (3Ã—3) â€“ (3Ã—24))/24

(-64 – 6 – 44 + 9 – 72)/24

-177/24

Further divide by 3 we get,

-177/24 = -59/8

**(ii) 6/7 + 1 + -7/9 + 19/21 + -12/7**

**Solution: **

6/7 + 1 + -7/9 + 19/21 + -12/7

By taking LCM for 7, 1, 9, 21 and 7 which is 63

((6Ã—9) + (1Ã—63) + (-7Ã—7) + (19Ã—3) + (-12Ã—9))/63

(54 + 63 – 49 + 57 – 108)/63

17/63

**(iii) 15/2 + 9/8 + -11/3 + 6 + -7/6**

**Solution: **

15/2 + 9/8 + -11/3 + 6 + -7/6

By taking LCM for 2, 8, 3, 1 and 6 which is 24

((15Ã—12) + (9Ã—3) + (-11Ã—8) + (6Ã—24) + (-7Ã—4))/24

(180 + 27 – 88 + 144 – 28)/24

235/24

**(iv) -7/4 +0 + -9/5 + 19/10 + 11/14**

**Solution:**

-7/4 +0 + -9/5 + 19/10 + 11/14

By taking LCM for 4, 5, 10 and 14 which is 140

((-7Ã—35) + (-9Ã—28) + (19Ã—14) + (11Ã—10))/140

(-245 – 252 + 266 + 110)/140

-121/140

**(v) -7/4 +5/3 + -1/2 + -5/6 + 2**

**Solution: **

-7/4 +5/3 + -1/2 + -5/6 + 2

By taking LCM for 4, 3, 2, 6 and 1 which is 12

((-7Ã—3) + (5Ã—4) + (-1Ã—6) + (-5Ã—2) + (2Ã—12))/12

(-21 + 20 – 6 – 10 + 24)/12

7/12

**3. Simplify:**

**(i) -3/2 + 5/4 â€“ 7/4**

**Solution: **

-3/2 + 5/4 â€“ 7/4

By taking LCM for 2 and 4 which is 4

((-3Ã—2) + (5Ã—1) – (7Ã—1))/4

(-6 + 5 – 7)/4

-8/4

Further divide by 2 we get,

-8/2 = -2

**(ii) 5/3 – 7/6 + -2/3**

**Solution:**

5/3 – 7/6 + -2/3

By taking LCM for 3 and 6 which is 6

((5Ã—2) – (7Ã—1) + (-2Ã—2))/6

(10 – 7 – 4)/6

-1/6

**(iii) 5/4 – 7/6 – -2/3**

**Solution: **

5/4 – 7/6 – -2/3

By taking LCM for 4, 6 and 3 which is 12

((5Ã—3) – (7Ã—2) – (-2Ã—4))/12

(15 – 14 + 8)/12

9/12

Further can divide by 3 we get,

9/12 = 3/4

**(iv) -2/5 – -3/10 – -4/7**

**Solution:**

-2/5 – -3/10 – -4/7

By taking LCM for 5, 10 and 7 which is 70

((-2Ã—14) – (-3Ã—7) – (-4Ã—10))/70

(-28 + 21 + 40)/70

33/70

**(v) 5/6 + -2/5 – -2/15**

**Solution:**

5/6 + -2/5 – -2/15

By taking LCM for 6, 5 and 15 which is 30

((5Ã—5) + (-2Ã—6) – (-2Ã—2))/30

(25 – 12 + 4)/30

17/30

**(vi) 3/8 – -2/9 + -5/36**

**Solution:**

3/8 – -2/9 + -5/36

By taking LCM for 8, 9 and 36 which is 72

((3Ã—9) – (-2Ã—8) + (-5Ã—2))/72

(27 + 16 – 10)/72

33/72

Further can divide by 3 we get,

33/72 = 11/24

### EXERCISE 1.5 PAGE NO: 1.25

**1. Multiply:**

**(i) 7/11 by 5/4**

**Solution: **

7/11 by 5/4

(7/11) Ã— (5/4) = (7Ã—5)/(11Ã—4)

= 35/44

**(ii) 5/7 by -3/4**

**Solution: **

5/7 by -3/4

(5/7) Ã— (-3/4) = (5Ã—-3)/(7Ã—4)

= -15/28

**(iii) -2/9 by 5/11**

**Solution: **

-2/9 by 5/11

(-2/9) Ã— (5/11) = (-2Ã—5)/(9Ã—11)

= -10/99

**(iv) -3/17 by -5/-4**

**Solution: **

-3/17 by -5/-4

(-3/17) Ã— (-5/-4) = (-3Ã—-5)/(17Ã—-4)

= 15/-68

= -15/68

**(v) 9/-7 by 36/-11**

**Solution: **

9/-7 by 36/-11

(9/-7) Ã— (36/-11) = (9Ã—36)/(-7Ã—-11)

= 324/77

**(vi) -11/13 by -21/7**

**Solution: **

-11/13 by -21/7

(-11/13) Ã— (-21/7) = (-11Ã—-21)/(13Ã—7)

= 231/91 = 33/13

**(vii) -3/5 by -4/7**

**Solution:**

-3/5 by -4/7

(-3/5) Ã— (-4/7) = (-3Ã—-4)/(5Ã—7)

= 12/35

**(viii) -15/11 by 7**

**Solution: **

-15/11 by 7

(-15/11) Ã— 7 = (-15Ã—7)/11

= -105/11

**2. Multiply:**

**(i) -5/17 by 51/-60**

**Solution: **

-5/17 by 51/-60

(-5/17) Ã— (51/-60) = (-5Ã—51)/(17Ã—-60)

= -255/-1020

Further can divide by 255 we get,

-255/-1020 = 1/4

**(ii) -6/11 by -55/36**

**Solution: **

-6/11 by -55/36

(-6/11) Ã— (-55/36) = (-6Ã—-55)/(11Ã—36)

= 330/396

Further can divide by 66 we get,

330/396 = 5/6

**(iii) -8/25 by -5/16**

**Solution: **

-8/25 by -5/16

(-8/25) Ã— (-5/16) = (-8Ã—-5)/(25Ã—16)

= 40/400

Further can divide by 40 we get,

40/400 = 1/10

**(iv) 6/7 by -49/36**

**Solution:**

6/7 by -49/36

(6/7) Ã— (-49/36) = (6Ã—-49)/(7Ã—36)

= 294/252

Further can divide by 42 we get,

294/252 = -7/6

**(v) 8/-9 by -7/-16**

**Solution: **

8/-9 by -7/-16

(8/-9) Ã— (-7/-16) = (8Ã—-7)/(-9Ã—-16)

= -56/144

Further can divide by 8 we get,

-56/144 = -7/18

**(vi) -8/9 by 3/64**

**Solution: **

-8/9 by 3/64

(-8/9) Ã— (3/64) = (-8Ã—3)/(9Ã—64)

= -24/576

Further can divide by 24 we get,

-24/576 = -1/24

**3. Simplify each of the following and express the result as a rational number in standard form:**

**(i) (-16/21) Ã— (14/5)**

**Solution: **

(-16/21) Ã— (14/5) = (-16/3) Ã— (2/5) (divisible by 7)

= (-16Ã—2)/(3Ã—5)

= -32/15

**(ii) (7/6) Ã— (-3/28)**

**Solution: **

(7/6) Ã— (-3/28) = (1/2) Ã— (-1/4) (divisible by 7 and 3)

= -1/8

**(iii) (-19/36) Ã— 16**

**Solution: **

-19/36 Ã— 16 = (-19/9) Ã— 4 (divisible by 4)

= (-19Ã—4)/9 = -76/9

**(iv) (-13/9) Ã— (27/-26)**

**Solution: **

(-13/9) Ã— (27/-26) = (-1/1) Ã— (3/-2) (divisible by 13 and 9)

= -3/-2 = 3/2

**(v) (-9/16) Ã— (-64/-27)**

**Solution: **

(-9/16) Ã— (-64/-27) = (-1/1) Ã— (-4/-3) (divisible by 9 and 16)

= 4/-3 = -4/3

**(vi) (-50/7) Ã— (14/3)**

**Solution: **

(-50/7) Ã— (14/3) = (-50/1) Ã— (2/3) (divisible by 7)

= (-50Ã—2)/(1Ã—3)

= -100/3

**(vii) (-11/9) Ã— (-81/-88)**

**Solution: **

(-11/9) Ã— (-81/-88) = (-1/1) Ã— (-9/-8) (divisible by 11 and 9)

= (-1Ã—-9)/(1Ã—-8)

= 9/-8 = -9/8

**(viii) (-5/9) Ã— (72/-25)**

**Solution: **

(-5/9) Ã— (72/-25) = (-1/1) Ã— (8/-5) (divisible by 5 and 9)

= (-1Ã—8)/(1Ã—-5)

= -8/-5 = 8/5

**4. Simplify:**

**(i) ((25/8) Ã— (2/5)) â€“ ((3/5) Ã— (-10/9))**

**Solution: **

((25/8) Ã— (2/5)) â€“ ((3/5) Ã— (-10/9)) = (25Ã—2)/(8Ã—5) â€“ (3Ã—-10)/(5Ã—9)

= 50/40 – -30/45

= 5/4 + 2/3 (divisible by 5 and 3)

By taking LCM for 4 and 3 which is 12

= ((5Ã—3) + (2Ã—4))/12

= (15+8)/12

= 23/12

**(ii) ((1/2) Ã— (1/4)) + ((1/2) Ã— 6)**

**Solution: **

((1/2) Ã— (1/4)) + ((1/2) Ã— 6**) **= (1Ã—1)/(2Ã—4) + (1Ã—3) (divisible by 2)

= 1/8 +3

By taking LCM for 8 and 1 which is 8

= ((1Ã—1) + (3Ã—8))/8

= (1+24)/8

= 25/8

**(iii) (-5 Ã— (2/15)) – (-6 Ã— (2/9))**

**Solution: **

(-5 Ã— (2/15)) – (-6 Ã— (2/9))** **= (-1 Ã— (2/3)) – (-2 Ã— (2/3)) (divisible by 5 and 3)

= (-2/3) + (4/3)

Since the denominators are same we can add directly

= (-2+4)/3

= 2/3

**(iv) ((-9/4) Ã— (5/3)) + ((13/2) Ã— (5/6)) **

**Solution: **

((-9/4) Ã— (5/3)) + ((13/2) Ã— (5/6)) = (-9Ã—5)/(4Ã—3) + (13Ã—5)/(2Ã—6)

= -45/12 + 65/12

Since the denominators are same we can add directly

= (-45+65)/12

= 20/12 (divisible by 2)

= 10/6 (divisible by 2)

= 5/3

**(v) ((-4/3) Ã— (12/-5)) + ((3/7) Ã— (21/15)) **

**Solution: **

((-4/3) Ã— (12/-5)) + ((3/7) Ã— (21/15))** **= ((-4/1) Ã— (4/-5)) + ((1/1) Ã— (3/5)) (divisible by 3, 7)

= (-4Ã—4)/(1Ã—-5) + (1Ã—3)/(1Ã—5)

= -16/-5 + 3/5

Since the denominators are same we can add directly

= (16+3)/5

= 19/5

**(vi) ((13/5) Ã— (8/3)) – ((-5/2) Ã— (11/3)) **

**Solution: **

((13/5) Ã— (8/3)) – ((-5/2) Ã— (11/3))** **= (13Ã—8)/(5Ã—3) – (-5Ã—11)/(2Ã—3)

= 104/15 + 55/6

By taking LCM for 15 and 6 which is 30

= ((104Ã—2) + (55Ã—5))/30

= (208+275)/30

= 483/30

**(vii) ((13/7) Ã— (11/26)) – ((-4/3) Ã— (5/6)) **

**Solution: **

((13/7) Ã— (11/26)) – ((-4/3) Ã— (5/6))** **= ((1/7) Ã— (11/2)) – ((-2/3) Ã— (5/3)) (divisible by 13, 2)

= (1Ã—11)/(7Ã—2) – (-2Ã—5)/(3Ã—3)

= 11/14 + 10/9

By taking LCM for 14 and 9 which is 126

= ((11Ã—9) + (10Ã—14))/126

= (99+140)/126

= 239/126

**(viii) ((8/5) Ã— (-3/2)) + ((-3/10) Ã— (11/16)) **

**Solution: **

((8/5) Ã— (-3/2)) + ((-3/10) Ã— (11/16))** **= ((4/5) Ã— (-3/1)) + ((-3/10) Ã— (11/16)) (divisible by 2)

= (4Ã—-3)/(5Ã—1) + (-3Ã—11)/(10Ã—16)

= -12/5 – 33/160

By taking LCM for 5 and 160 which is 160

= ((-12Ã—32) – (33Ã—1))/160

= (-384 – 33)/160

= -417/160

**5. Simplify:**

**(i) ((3/2) Ã— (1/6)) + ((5/3) Ã— (7/2) – (13/8) Ã— (4/3)) **

**Solution: **

((3/2) Ã— (1/6)) + ((5/3) Ã— (7/2) – (13/8) Ã— (4/3)) =

((1/2) Ã— (1/2)) + ((5/3) Ã— (7/2) – (13/2) Ã— (1/3))

(1Ã—1)/(2Ã—2) + (5Ã—7)/(3Ã—2) – (13Ã—1)/(2Ã—3)

1/4 + 35/6 â€“ 13/6

By taking LCM for 4 and 6 which is 24

((1Ã—6) + (35Ã—4) – (13Ã—4))/24

(6 + 140 – 52)/24

94/24

Further divide by 2 we get, 94/24 = 47/12

**(ii) ((1/4) Ã— (2/7)) – ((5/14) Ã— (-2/3) + (3/7) Ã— (9/2)) **

**Solution: **

((1/4) Ã— (2/7)) – ((5/14) Ã— (-2/3) + (3/7) Ã— (9/2))** **=

((1/2) Ã— (1/7)) – ((5/7) Ã— (-1/3) + (3/7) Ã— (9/2))

(1Ã—1)/(2Ã—7) – (5Ã—-1)/(7Ã—3) + (3Ã—9)/(7Ã—2)

1/14 + 5/21 + 27/14

By taking LCM for 14 and 21 which is 42

((1Ã—3) + (5Ã—2) + (27Ã—3))/42

(3 + 10 + 81)/42

94/42

Further divide by 2 we get, 94/42 = 47/21

**(iii) ((13/9) Ã— (-15/2)) + ((7/3) Ã— (8/5) + (3/5) Ã— (1/2)) **

**Solution: **

((13/3) Ã— (-5/2)) + ((7/3) Ã— (8/5) + (3/5) Ã— (1/2))** **=

(13Ã—-5)/(3Ã—2) + (7Ã—8)/(3Ã—5) + (3Ã—1)/(5Ã—2)

-65/6 + 56/15 + 3/10

By taking LCM for 6, 15 and 10 which is 30

((-65Ã—5) + (56Ã—2) + (3Ã—3))/30

(-325 + 112 + 9)/30

-204/30

Further divide by 2 we get, -204/30 = -102/15

**(iv) ((3/11) Ã— (5/6)) – ((9/12) Ã— (4/3) + (5/13) Ã— (6/15)) **

**Solution: **

((3/11) Ã— (5/6)) – ((9/12) Ã— (4/3) + (5/13) Ã— (6/15))** **=

((1/11) Ã— (5/2)) – ((1/1) Ã— (1/1) + (1/13) Ã— (2/1))

(1Ã—5)/(11Ã—2) â€“ 1/1 + (1Ã—2)/(13Ã—1)

5/22 â€“ 1/1 + 2/13

By taking LCM for 22, 1 and 13 which is 286

((5Ã—13) – (1Ã—286) + (2Ã—22))/286

(65 – 286 + 44)/286

-177/286

### EXERCISE 1.6 PAGE NO: 1.31

**1. Verify the property: x Ã— y = y Ã— x by taking:**

**(i) x = -1/3, y = 2/7**

**Solution: **

By using the property

x Ã— y = y Ã— x

-1/3 Ã— 2/7 = 2/7 Ã— -1/3

(-1Ã—2)/(3Ã—7) = (2Ã—-1)/(7Ã—3)

-2/21 = -2/21

Hence, the property is satisfied.

**(ii) x = -3/5, y = -11/13**

**Solution: **

By using the property

x Ã— y = y Ã— x

-3/5 Ã— -11/13 = -11/13 Ã— -3/5

(-3Ã—-11)/(5Ã—13) = (-11Ã—-3)/(13Ã—5)

33/65 = 33/65

Hence, the property is satisfied.

**(iii) x = 2, y = 7/-8**

**Solution: **

By using the property

x Ã— y = y Ã— x

2 Ã— 7/-8 = 7/-8 Ã— 2

(2Ã—7)/-8 = (7Ã—2)/-8

14/-8 = 14/-8

-14/8 = -14/8

Hence, the property is satisfied.

**(iv) x = 0, y = -15/8**

**Solution: **

By using the property

x Ã— y = y Ã— x

0 Ã— -15/8 = -15/8 Ã— 0

0 = 0

Hence, the property is satisfied.

**2. Verify the property: x Ã— (y Ã— z) = (x Ã— y) Ã— z by taking:**

**(i) x = -7/3, y = 12/5, z = 4/9**

**Solution: **

By using the property

x Ã— (y Ã— z) = (x Ã— y) Ã— z

-7/3 Ã— (12/5 Ã— 4/9) = (-7/3 Ã— 12/5) Ã— 4/9

(-7Ã—12Ã—4)/(3Ã—5Ã—9) = (-7Ã—12Ã—4)/(3Ã—5Ã—9)

-336/135 = -336/135

Hence, the property is satisfied.

**(ii) x = 0, y = -3/5, z = -9/4**

**Solution: **

By using the property

x Ã— (y Ã— z) = (x Ã— y) Ã— z

0 Ã— (-3/5 Ã— -9/4) = (0 Ã— -3/5) Ã— -9/4

0 = 0

Hence, the property is satisfied.

**(iii) x = 1/2, y = 5/-4, z = -7/5**

**Solution: **

By using the property

x Ã— (y Ã— z) = (x Ã— y) Ã— z

1/2 Ã— (5/-4 Ã— -7/5) = (1/2 Ã— 5/-4) Ã— -7/5

(1Ã—5Ã—-7)/(2Ã—-4Ã—5) = (1Ã—5Ã—-7)/(2Ã—-4Ã—5)

-35/-40 = -35/-40

35/40 = 35/40

Hence, the property is satisfied.

**(iv) x = 5/7, y = -12/13, z = -7/18**

**Solution: **

By using the property

x Ã— (y Ã— z) = (x Ã— y) Ã— z

5/7 Ã— (-12/13 Ã— -7/18) = (5/7 Ã— -12/13) Ã— -7/18

(5Ã—-12Ã—-7)/(7Ã—13Ã—18) = (5Ã—-12Ã—-7)/(7Ã—13Ã—18)

420/1638 = 420/1638

Hence, the property is satisfied.

**3. Verify the property: x Ã— (y + z) = x Ã— y + x Ã— z by taking:**

**(i) x = -3/7, y = 12/13, z = -5/6**

**Solution: **

By using the property

x Ã— (y + z) = x Ã— y + x Ã— z

-3/7 Ã— (12/13 + -5/6) = -3/7 Ã— 12/13 + -3/7 Ã— -5/6

-3/7 Ã— ((12Ã—6) + (-5Ã—13))/78 = (-3Ã—12)/(7Ã—13) + (-3Ã—-5)/(7Ã—6)

-3/7 Ã— (72-65)/78 = -36/91 + 15/42

-3/7 Ã— 7/78 = (-36Ã—6 + 15Ã—13)/546

-1/26 = (196-216)/546

= -21/546

= -1/26

Hence, the property is verified.

**(ii) x = -12/5, y = -15/4, z = 8/3**

**Solution: **

By using the property

x Ã— (y + z) = x Ã— y + x Ã— z

-12/5 Ã— (-15/4 + 8/3) = -12/5 Ã— -15/4 + -12/5 Ã— 8/3

-12/5 Ã— ((-15Ã—3) + (8Ã—4))/12 = (-12Ã—-15)/(5Ã—4) + (-12Ã—8)/(5Ã—3)

-12/5 Ã— (-45+32)/12 = 180/20 – 96/15

-12/5 Ã— -13/12 = 9 â€“ 32/5

13/5 = (9Ã—5 – 32Ã—1)/5

= (45-32)/5

= 13/5

Hence, the property is verified.

**(iii) x = -8/3, y = 5/6, z = -13/12 **

**Solution: **

By using the property

x Ã— (y + z) = x Ã— y + x Ã— z

-8/3 Ã— (5/6 + -13/12) = -8/3 Ã— 5/6 + -8/3 Ã— -13/12

-8/3 Ã— ((5Ã—2) – (13Ã—1))/12 = (-8Ã—5)/(3Ã—6) + (-8Ã—-13)/(3Ã—12)

-8/3 Ã— (10-13)/12 = -40/18 + 104/36

-8/3 Ã— -3/12 = (-40Ã—2 + 104Ã—1)/36

2/3 = (-80+104)/36

= 24/36

= 2/3

Hence, the property is verified.

**(iv) x = -3/4, y = -5/2, z = 7/6 **

**Solution: **

By using the property

x Ã— (y + z) = x Ã— y + x Ã— z

-3/4 Ã— (-5/2 + 7/6) = -3/4 Ã— -5/2 + -3/4 Ã— 7/6

-3/4 Ã— ((-5Ã—3) + (7Ã—1))/6 = (-3Ã—-5)/(4Ã—2) + (-3Ã—7)/(4Ã—6)

-3/4 Ã— (-15+7)/6 = 15/8 – 21/24

-3/4 Ã— -8/6 = (15Ã—3 – 21Ã—1)/24

-3/4 Ã— -4/3 = (45-21)/24

1 = 24/24

= 1

Hence, the property is verified.

**4. Use the distributivity of multiplication of rational numbers over their addition to simplify:**

**(i) 3/5 Ã— ((35/24) + (10/1))**

**Solution: **

3/5 Ã— 35/24 + 3/5 Ã— 10

1/1 Ã— 7/8 + 6/1

By taking LCM for 8 and 1 which is 8

7/8 + 6 = (7Ã—1 + 6Ã—8)/8

= (7+48)/8

= 55/8

**(ii) -5/4 Ã— ((8/5) + (16/5))**

**Solution: **

-5/4 Ã— 8/5 + -5/4 Ã— 16/5

-1/1 Ã— 2/1 + -1/1 Ã— 4/1

-2 + -4

-2 â€“ 4

-6

**(iii) 2/7 Ã— ((7/16) – (21/4))**

**Solution: **

2/7 Ã— 7/16 – 2/7 Ã— 21/4

1/1 Ã— 1/8 – 1/1 Ã— 3/2

1/8 â€“ 3/2

By taking LCM for 8 and 2 which is 8

1/8 â€“ 3/2 = (1Ã—1 – 3Ã—4)/8

= (1 – 12)/8

= -11/8

**(iv) 3/4 Ã— ((8/9) – 40)**

**Solution: **

3/4 Ã— 8/9 – 3/4 Ã— 40

1/1 Ã— 2/3 – 3/1 Ã— 10

2/3 â€“ 30/1

By taking LCM for 3 and 1 which is 3

2/3 â€“ 30/1 = (2Ã—1 – 30Ã—3)/3

= (2 – 90)/3

= -88/3

**5. Find the multiplicative inverse (reciprocal) of each of the following rational numbers:**

**(i) 9**

**(ii) -7**

**(iii) 12/5**

**(iv) -7/9**

**(v) -3/-5**

**(vi) 2/3 Ã— 9/4**

**(vii) -5/8 Ã— 16/15**

**(viii) -2 Ã— -3/5**

**(ix) -1**

**(x) 0/3**

**(xi) 1**

**Solution: **

**(i)** The reciprocal of 9 is 1/9

**(ii)** The reciprocal of -7 is -1/7

**(iii)** The reciprocal of 12/5 is 5/12

**(iv)** The reciprocal of -7/9 is 9/-7

**(v)** The reciprocal of -3/-5 is 5/3

**(vi)** The reciprocal of 2/3 Ã— 9/4 is

Firstly solve for 2/3 Ã— 9/4 = 1/1 Ã— 3/2 = 3/2

âˆ´ The reciprocal of 3/2 is 2/3

**(vii)** The reciprocal of -5/8 Ã— 16/15

Firstly solve for -5/8 Ã— 16/15 = -1/1 Ã— 2/3 = -2/3

âˆ´ The reciprocal of -2/3 is 3/-2

**(viii)** The reciprocal of -2 Ã— -3/5

Firstly solve for -2 Ã— -3/5 = 6/5

âˆ´ The reciprocal of 6/5 is 5/6

**(ix)** The reciprocal of -1 is -1

**(x)** The reciprocal of 0/3 does not exist

**(xi)** The reciprocal of 1 is 1

**6. Name the property of multiplication of rational numbers illustrated by the following statements:**

**(i) -5/16 Ã— 8/15 = 8/15 Ã— -5/16**

**(ii) -17/5 Ã—9 = 9 Ã— -17/5**

**(iii) 7/4 Ã— (-8/3 + -13/12) = 7/4 Ã— -8/3 + 7/4 Ã— -13/12**

**(iv) -5/9 Ã— (4/15 Ã— -9/8) = (-5/9 Ã— 4/15) Ã— -9/8**

**(v) 13/-17 Ã— 1 = 13/-17 = 1 Ã— 13/-17**

**(vi) -11/16 Ã— 16/-11 = 1**

**(vii) 2/13 Ã— 0 = 0 = 0 Ã— 2/13**

**(viii) -3/2 Ã— 5/4 + -3/2 Ã— -7/6 = -3/2 Ã— (5/4 + -7/6)**

**Solution: **

(i) -5/16 Ã— 8/15 = 8/15 Ã— -5/16

According to commutative law, a/b Ã— c/d = c/d Ã— a/b

The above rational number satisfies commutative property.

(ii) -17/5 Ã—9 = 9 Ã— -17/5

According to commutative law, a/b Ã— c/d = c/d Ã— a/b

The above rational number satisfies commutative property.

(iii) 7/4 Ã— (-8/3 + -13/12) = 7/4 Ã— -8/3 + 7/4 Ã— -13/12

According to given rational number, a/b Ã— (c/d + e/f) = (a/b Ã— c/d) + (a/b Ã— e/f)

Distributivity of multiplication over addition satisfies.

(iv) -5/9 Ã— (4/15 Ã— -9/8) = (-5/9 Ã— 4/15) Ã— -9/8

According to associative law, a/b Ã— (c/d Ã— e/f ) = (a/b Ã— c/d) Ã— e/f

The above rational number satisfies associativity of multiplication.

(v) 13/-17 Ã— 1 = 13/-17 = 1 Ã— 13/-17

Existence of identity for multiplication satisfies for the given rational number.

(vi) -11/16 Ã— 16/-11 = 1

Existence of multiplication inverse satisfies for the given rational number.

(vii) 2/13 Ã— 0 = 0 = 0 Ã— 2/13

By using a/b Ã— 0 = 0 Ã— a/b

Multiplication of zero satisfies for the given rational number.

(viii) -3/2 Ã— 5/4 + -3/2 Ã— -7/6 = -3/2 Ã— (5/4 + -7/6)

According to distributive law, (a/b Ã— c/d) + (a/b Ã— e/f ) = a/b Ã— (c/d + e/f)

The above rational number satisfies commutative property.

**7. Fill in the blanks:**

**(i) The product of two positive rational numbers is alwaysâ€¦**

**(ii) The product of a positive rational number and a negative rational number is alwaysâ€¦.**

**(iii) The product of two negative rational numbers is alwaysâ€¦**

**(iv) The reciprocal of a positive rational numbers isâ€¦**

**(v) The reciprocal of a negative rational numbers isâ€¦**

**(vi) Zero has â€¦. Reciprocal.**

**(vii) The product of a rational number and its reciprocal isâ€¦**

**(viii) The numbers â€¦ and â€¦ are their own reciprocals.**

**(ix) If a is reciprocal of b, then the reciprocal of b is.**

**(x) The number 0 is â€¦ the reciprocal of any number.**

**(xi) reciprocal of 1/a, a â‰ 0 is â€¦**

**(xii) (17Ã—12) ^{-1} = 17^{-1} Ã— â€¦**

**Solution: **

(i)** **The product of two positive rational numbers is always positive.

(ii) The product of a positive rational number and a negative rational number is always negative.

(iii) The product of two negative rational numbers is always positive.

(iv) The reciprocal of a positive rational numbers is positive.

(v) The reciprocal of a negative rational numbers is negative.

(vi) Zero has no Reciprocal.

(vii) The product of a rational number and its reciprocal is 1.

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

(ix) If a is reciprocal of b, then the reciprocal of b is a.

(x) The number 0 is not the reciprocal of any number.

(xi) reciprocal of 1/a, a â‰ 0 is a.

(xii) (17Ã—12)^{-1} = 17^{-1} Ã— 12^{-1}

**8. Fill in the blanks:**

**(i) -4 Ã— 7/9 = 79 Ã— â€¦**

**Solution: **

-4 Ã— 7/9 = 79 Ã— -4

By using commutative property.

**(ii) 5/11 Ã— -3/8 = -3/8 Ã— â€¦**

**Solution: **

5/11 Ã— -3/8 = -3/8 Ã— 5/11

By using commutative property.

**(iii) 1/2 Ã— (3/4 + -5/12) = 1/2 Ã— â€¦ + â€¦ Ã— -5/12**

**Solution: **

1/2 Ã— (3/4 + -5/12) = 1/2 Ã— 3/4 + 1/2 Ã— -5/12

By using distributive property.

**(iv) -4/5 Ã— (5/7 + -8/9) = (-4/5 Ã— â€¦) + -4/5 Ã— -8/9**

**Solution: **

-4/5 Ã— (5/7 + -8/9) = (-4/5 Ã— 5/7) + -4/5 Ã— -8/9

By using distributive property.

### EXERCISE 1.7 PAGE NO: 1.35

**1. Divide:**

**(i) 1 by 1/2**

**Solution: **

1/1/2 = 1 Ã— 2/1 = 2

**(ii) 5 by -5/7**

**Solution: **

5/-5/7 = 5 Ã— 7/-5 = -7

**(iii) -3/4 by 9/-16**

**Solution: **

(-3/4) / (9/-16)

(-3/4) Ã— -16/9 = 4/3

**(iv) -7/8 by -21/16**

**Solution: **

(-7/8) / (-21/16)

(-7/8) Ã— 16/-21 = 2/3

**(v) 7/-4 by 63/64**

**Solution: **

(7/-4) / (63/64)

(7/-4) Ã— 64/63 = -16/9

**(vi) 0 by -7/5**

**Solution: **

0 / (7/5) = 0

**(vii) -3/4 by -6**

**Solution: **

(-3/4) / -6

(-3/4) Ã— 1/-6 = 1/8

**(viii) 2/3 by -7/12**

**Solution: **

(2/3) / (-7/12)

(2/3) Ã— 12/-7 = -8/7

**(ix) -4 by -3/5**

**Solution:**

-4 / (-3/5)

-4 Ã— 5/-3 = 20/3

**(x) -3/13 by -4/65**

**Solution:**

(-3/13) / (-4/65)

(-3/13) Ã— (65/-4) = 15/4

**2. Find the value and express as a rational number in standard form:**

**(i) 2/5 Ã· 26/15**

**Solution: **

(2/5) / (26/15)

(2/5) Ã— (15/26)

(2/1) Ã— (3/26) = (2Ã—3)/ (1Ã—26) = 6/26 = 3/13

**(ii) 10/3 Ã· -35/12**

**Solution: **

(10/3) / (-35/12)

(10/3) Ã— (12/-35)

(10/1) Ã— (4/-35) = (10Ã—4)/ (1Ã—-35) = -40/35 = -8/7

**(iii) -6 Ã· -8/17**

**Solution: **

-6 / (-8/17)

-6 Ã— (17/-8)

-3 Ã— (17/-4) = (-3Ã—17)/ (1Ã—-4) = 51/4

**(iv) -40/99 Ã· -20**

**Solution: **

(-40/99) / -20

(-40/99) Ã— (1/-20)

(-2/99) Ã— (1/-1) = (-2Ã—1)/ (99Ã—-1) = 2/99

**(v) -22/27 Ã· -110/18**

**Solution: **

(-22/27) / (-110/18)

(-22/27) Ã— (18/-110)

(-1/9) Ã— (6/-5)

(-1/3) Ã— (2/-5) = (-1Ã—2) / (3Ã—-5) = 2/15

**(vi) -36/125 Ã· -3/75**

**Solution: **

(-36/125) / (-3/75)

(-36/125) Ã— (75/-3)

(-12/25) Ã— (15/-1)

(-12/5) Ã— (3/-1) = (-12Ã—3) / (5Ã—-1) = 36/5

**3. The product of two rational numbers is 15. If one of the numbers is -10, find the other.**

**Solution: **

We know that the product of two rational numbers = 15

One of the number = -10

âˆ´ other number can be obtained by dividing the product by the given number.

Other number = 15/-10

= -3/2

**4. The product of two rational numbers is -8/9. If one of the numbers is -4/15, find the other.**

**Solution: **

We know that the product of two rational numbers = -8/9

One of the number = -4/15

âˆ´ other number is obtained by dividing the product by the given number.

Other number = (-8/9)/(-4/15)Â

= (-8/9) Ã— (15/-4)

= (-2/3) Ã— (5/-1)

= (-2Ã—5) /(3Ã—-1)

= -10/-3

= 10/3

**5. By what number should we multiply -1/6 so that the product may be -23/9?**

**Solution:**

Let us consider a number = x

So, x Ã— -1/6 = -23/9

x = (-23/9)/(-1/6)

x = (-23/9) Ã— (6/-1)

= (-23/3) Ã— (2Ã—-1)

= (-23Ã—-2)/(3Ã—1)

= 46/3

**6. By what number should we multiply -15/28 so that the product may be -5/7?**

**Solution:**

Let us consider a number = x

So, x Ã— -15/28 = -5/7

x = (-5/7)/(-15/28)

x = (-5/7) Ã— (28/-15)

= (-1/1) Ã— (4Ã—-3)

= 4/3

**7. By what number should we multiply -8/13 so that the product may be 24?**

**Solution:**

Let us consider a number = x

So, x Ã— -8/13 = 24

x = (24)/(-8/13)

x = (24) Ã— (13/-8)

= (3) Ã— (13Ã—-1)

= -39

**8. By what number should -3/4 be multiplied in order to produce 2/3?**

**Solution:**

Let us consider a number = x

So, x Ã— -3/4 = 2/3

x = (2/3)/(-3/4)

x = (2/3) Ã— (4/-3)

= -8/9

**9. Find (x+y) Ã· (x-y), if**

**(i) x= 2/3, y= 3/2**

**Solution: **

(x+y) Ã· (x-y)

(2/3 + 3/2) / (2/3 â€“ 3/2)

((2Ã—2 + 3Ã—3)/6) / ((2Ã—2 – 3Ã—3)/6)

((4+9)/6) / ((4-9)/6)

(13/6) / (-5/6)

(13/6) Ã— (6/-5)

-13/5

**(ii) x= 2/5, y= 1/2**

**Solution: **

(x+y) Ã· (x-y)

(2/5 + 1/2) / (2/5 â€“ 1/2)

((2Ã—2 + 1Ã—5)/10) / ((2Ã—2 – 1Ã—5)/10)

((4+5)/10) / ((4-5)/10)

(9/10) / (-1/10)

(9/10) Ã— (10/-1)

-9

**(iii) x= 5/4, y= -1/3**

**Solution: **

(x+y) Ã· (x-y)

(5/4 – 1/3) / (5/4 + 1/3)

((5Ã—3 – 1Ã—4)/12) / ((5Ã—3 + 1Ã—4)/12)

((15-4)/12) / ((15+4)/12)

(11/12) / (19/12)

(11/12) Ã— (12/19)

11/19

**(iv) x= 2/7, y= 4/3**

**Solution: **

(x+y) Ã· (x-y)

(2/7 + 4/3) / (2/7 – 4/3)

((2Ã—3 + 4Ã—7)/21) / ((2Ã—3 – 4Ã—7)/21)

((6+28)/21) / ((6-28)/21)

(34/21) / (-22/21)

(34/21) Ã— (21/-22)

-34/22

-17/11

**(v) x= 1/4, y= 3/2**

**Solution: **

(x+y) Ã· (x-y)

(1/4 + 3/2) / (1/4 – 3/2)

((1Ã—1 + 3Ã—2)/4) / ((1Ã—1 – 3Ã—2)/4)

((1+6)/4) / ((1-6)/4)

(7/4) / (-5/4)

(7/4) Ã— (4/-5) = -7/5

**10. The cost of 7 2/3 meters of rope is Rs 12 Â¾. Find the cost per meter.**

**Solution: **

We know that 23/3 meters of rope = Rs 51/4

Let us consider a number = x

So, x Ã— 23/3 = 51/4

x = (51/4)/(23/3)

x = (51/4) Ã— (3/23)

= (51Ã—3) / (4Ã—23)

= 153/92

= 1 61/92

âˆ´ cost per meter is Rs 1 61/92

**11. The cost of 2 1/3 meters of cloth is Rs 75 Â¼. Find the cost of cloth per meter.**

**Solution: **

We know that 7/3 meters of cloth = Rs 301/4

Let us consider a number = x

So, x Ã— 7/3 = 301/4

x = (301/4)/(7/3)

x = (301/4) Ã— (3/7)

= (301Ã—3) / (4Ã—7)

= (43Ã—3) / (4Ã—1)

= 129/4

= 32.25

âˆ´ cost of cloth per meter is Rs 32.25

**12. By what number should -33/16 be divided to get -11/4?**

**Solution: **

Let us consider a number = x

So, (-33/16)/x = -11/4

-33/16 = x Ã— -11/4

x = (-33/16) / (-11/4)

= (-33/16) Ã— (4/-11)

= (-33Ã—4)/(16Ã—-11)

= (-3Ã—1)/(4Ã—-1)

= Â¾

**13. Divide the sum of -13/5 and 12/7 by the product of -31/7 and -1/2.**

**Solution:**

sum of -13/5 and 12/7

-13/5 + 12/7

((-13Ã—7) + (12Ã—5))/35

(-91+60)/35

-31/35

Product of -31/7 and -1/2

-31/7 Ã— -1/2

(-31Ã—-1)/(7Ã—2)

31/14

âˆ´ by dividing the sum and the product we get,

(-31/35) / (31/14)

(-31/35) Ã— (14/31)

(-31Ã—14)/(35Ã—31)

-14/35

-2/5

**14. Divide the sum of 65/12 and 12/7 by their difference.**

**Solution: **

The sum is 65/12 + 12/7

The difference is 65/12 â€“ 12/7

When we divide, (65/12 + 12/7) / (65/12 â€“ 12/7)

((65Ã—7 + 12Ã—12)/84) / ((65Ã—7 – 12Ã—12)/84)

((455+144)/84) / ((455 – 144)/84)

(599/84) / (311/84)

599/84 Ã— 84/311

599/311

**15. If 24 trousers of equal size can be prepared in 54 meters of cloth, what length of cloth is required for each trouser?**

**Solution: **

We know that total number trousers = 24

Total length of the cloth = 54

Length of the cloth required for each trouser = total length of the cloth/number of trousers

= 54/24

= 9/2

âˆ´ 9/2 meters is required for each trouser.

### EXERCISE 1.8 PAGE NO: 1.43

**1. Find a rational number between -3 and 1.**

**Solution: **

Let us consider two rational numbers x and y

We know that between two rational numbers x and y where x < y there is a rational number (x+y)/2

x < (x+y)/2 < y

(-3+1)/2 = -2/2 = -1

So, the rational number between -3 and 1 is -1

âˆ´ -3 < -1 < 1

**2. Find any five rational numbers less than 2.**

**Solution:**

Five rational numbers less than 2 are 0, 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5

**3. Find two rational numbers between -2/9 and 5/9**

**Solution: **

The rational numbers between -2/9 and 5/9 is

(-2/9 + 5/9)/2

(1/3)/2

1/6

The rational numbers between -2/9 and 1/6 is

(-2/9 + 1/6)/2

((-2Ã—2 + 1Ã—3)/18)/2

(-4+3)/36

-1/36

âˆ´ the rational numbers between -2/9 and 5/9 are -1/36, 1/6

**4. Find two rational numbers between 1/5 and 1/2**

**Solution: **

The rational numbers between 1/5 and 1/2 is

(1/5 + 1/2)/2

((1Ã—2 + 1Ã—5)/10)/2

(2+5)/20 = 7/20

The rational numbers between 1/5 and 7/20 is

(1/5 + 7/20)/2

((1Ã—4 + 7Ã—1)/20)/2

(4+7)/40

11/40

âˆ´ the rational numbers between 1/5 and 1/2 are 7/20, 11/40

**5. Find ten rational numbers between 1/4 and 1/2.**

**Solution: **

Firstly convert the given rational numbers into equivalent rational numbers with same denominators.

The LCM for 4 and 2 is 4.

1/4 = 1/4

1/2 = (1Ã—2)/4 = 2/4

1/4 = (1Ã—20 / 4Ã—20) = 20/80

1/2 = (2Ã—20 / 4Ã—20) = 40/80

So, we now know that 21, 22, 23,â€¦39 are integers between numerators 20 and 40.

âˆ´ the rational numbers between 1/4 and 1/2 are 21/80, 22/80, 23/80, â€¦., 39/80

**6. Find ten rational numbers between -2/5 and 1/2.**

**Solution: **

Firstly convert the given rational numbers into equivalent rational numbers with same denominators.

The LCM for 5 and 2 is 10.

-2/5 = (-2Ã—2)/10 = -4/10

1/2 = (1Ã—5)/10 = 5/10

-2/5 = (-4Ã—2 / 10Ã—2) = -8/20

1/2 = (5Ã—2 / 10Ã—2) = 10/20

So, we now know that -7, -6, -5,â€¦10 are integers between numerators -8 and 10.

âˆ´ the rational numbers between -2/5 and 1/2 are -7/20, -6/20, -5/20, â€¦., 9/20

**7. Find ten rational numbers between 3/5 and 3/4.**

**Solution: **

Firstly convert the given rational numbers into equivalent rational numbers with same denominators.

The LCM for 5 and 4 is 20.

3/5 = 3Ã— 20 / 5Ã—20 = 60/100

3/4 = 3Ã—25 / 4Ã—25 = 75/100

So, we now know that 61, 62, 63,..74 are integers between numerators 60 and 75.

âˆ´ the rational numbers between 3/5 and 3/4 are 61/100, 62/100, 63/100, â€¦., 74/100

## RD Sharma Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 1 – Rational Numbers

Chapter 1- Rational Numbers contains 8 exercises and the RD Sharma Class 8 Solutions present on this page provide the solutions for the questions present in each exercise.

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### RD Sharma Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 1 – Rational Numbers

Here students will be acquainted with detailed concepts discussed in this Chapter as listed below.

- Introduction to rational numbers.
- Review about rational numbers.
- Addition of rational numbers and their properties.
- Subtraction of rational numbers and their properties.
- Simplification of expressions involving addition and subtraction.
- Properties of multiplication of rational numbers.
- Division of rational numbers.
- Representation of rational numbers on the number line.