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Chapter 5- Playing with Numbers contains three exercises and the RD Sharma Solutions present in this page provide solutions for the questions present in each exercise. Now, let us have a look at the concepts discussed in this chapter.

- Interchanging the digits of a number.
- The generalized form of numbers.
- Tests of divisibility by 10, 5, 2, 9, 3, 6, 11, 4.
- Cryptarithms.

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## EXERCISE 5.1 PAGE NO: 5.5

**1.** **without performing actual addition and division write the quotient when the sum of 69 and 96 is divided by
(i) 11 (ii) 15**

**Solution: **

**(i) **11

We know that 69 and 96 are having tenâ€™s and unitâ€™s place interchanged, i.e., they are having reverse digits.

So, sum of digits is 15.

We know that when ab + ba is divided by 11 then quotient is (a + b).

âˆ´Â The sum of 69 and 96 is divided by 11 then we get 15 (sum of digits) as our quotient.

**(ii) **15

We know that 69 and 96 are having tenâ€™s and unitâ€™s place interchanged, i.e., they are having reverse digits.

So, sum of digits is 15.

We know that when ab + ba is divided by (a + b) then quotient is 11.

âˆ´Â The sum of 69 and 96 is divided by 15 (sum of digits) then we get 11 as our quotient.

**2. Without performing actual computations, find the quotient when 94-49 is divided by
(i) 9 (ii) 5**

**Solution: **

**(i) **9

We know thatÂ 94 and 49 are having tenâ€™s and unitâ€™s place interchanged, i.e., they are having reverse digits.

So, difference of digits is 5.

We know that when ab â€“ ba is divided by 9 then quotient is (a â€“ b).

âˆ´Â 94Â â€“Â 49 when divided by 9 then we get the quotient as 5.

(ii) 5

We know that 94 and 49 are having tenâ€™s and unitâ€™s place interchanged, i.e., they are having reverse digits.

So, difference of digits is 5.

We know that when ab â€“ ba is divided by (a â€“ b) then quotient is 9.

âˆ´Â The difference of 94 and 49 when divided by 5 (difference of digits) then we get 9 as our quotient.

**3. If sum of the number 985 and two other numbers obtained by arranging the digits of 985 in cyclic order is divided by 111, 22 and 37 respectively. Find the quotient in each case.**

**Solution:**

The given numbers are 985, 859 and 598.

The quotient obtained when the sum of these three numbers is divided by:

111

We know that when the sum of three digit numbers in cyclic order is done and then divided by 111, quotient is sum of digits of a number.

Quotient = Sum of digits = 22

22 (Sum of digits)

We know that when the sum of three digit numbers in cyclic order is done and then divided by sum of digits, quotient is 111.

Quotient = 111

37

Here, 3 Ã— 37 = 111

âˆ´Â Quotient = 3 Ã— (Sum of the digits) = 3 Ã— 22 = 66

**4.** **Find the quotient when the difference of 985 and 958 is divided by 9.**

**Solution:**

The difference between the numbers 985 and 958 when divided by 9, we know that when tenâ€™s and unitâ€™s place is interchanged we get quotient as a difference of unitâ€™s and tenâ€™s place.

âˆ´Â Quotient is 8 â€“ 5 = 3

## EXERCISE 5.2 PAGE NO: 5.20

**1. Given that the number **

**Â is divisible by 3, where a is a digit, what are the possible values of a?**

**Solution:**

We know that the given number

Â is divisible by 3.

And, if a number is divisible by 3 then sum of digits must be a multiple of 3.

i.e., 3 + 5 + a + 6 + 4 = multiple of 3

a + 18 = 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15â€¦..

Here â€˜aâ€™ is a digit, where, â€˜aâ€™ can have values between 0 and 9.

a + 18 = 18 which gives a = 0.

a + 18 = 21 which gives a = 3.

a + 18 = 24 which gives a = 6.

a + 18 = 27 which gives a = 9.

âˆ´Â a = 0, 3, 6, 9

**2.** **If x is a digit such that the numberÂ Â is divisible by 3, find possible values of x.**

**Solution:**

We know that the given number

Â is divisible by 3.

And, if a number is divisible by 3 then sum of digits must be a multiple of 3.

i.e., 1 + 8+ x + 7 + 1 = multiple of 3

x + 17 = 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15â€¦..

Here â€˜xâ€™ is a digit, where, â€˜xâ€™ can have values between 0 and 9.

x + 17 = 18 which gives x = 1.

x + 17 = 21 which gives x = 4.

x + 17 = 24 which gives x = 7.

âˆ´Â x = 1, 4, 7

**3.** **If x is a digit of the numberÂ such that it is divisible by 9, find possible values of x.**

**Solution:**

We know that the given number

Â is divisible by 9.

And, if a number is divisible by 9 then sum of digits must be a multiple of 9.

i.e., 6 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 4 + x = multiple of 9

x + 31 = 0, 9, 18, 27â€¦..

Here â€˜xâ€™ is a digit, where, â€˜xâ€™ can have values between 0 and 9.

x + 31 = 36 which gives x = 5.

âˆ´Â x = 5

**4.** **Given that the numberÂ Â is divisible by 9, where y is a digit, what are the possible values of y?**

**Solution:**

We know that the given number

Â is divisible by 9.

And, if a number is divisible by 9 then sum of digits must be a multiple of 9.

i.e., 6 + 7+ y + 1 + 9 = multiple of 9

y + 23 = 0, 9, 18, 27â€¦..

Here â€˜yâ€™ is a digit, where, â€˜yâ€™ can have values between 0 and 9.

y + 23 = 27 which gives y = 4.

âˆ´Â y = 4

**5. IfÂ Â is a multiple of 11, where x is a digit, what is the value of x?**

**Solution:**

We know that the given number

is a multiple of 11.

A number is divisible by 11 if and only if the difference between the sum of odd and even place digits is a multiple of 11.

i.e., Sum of even placed digits â€“ Sum of odd placed digits = 0, 11, 22â€¦

xÂ â€“Â (3+2) = 0, 11, 22â€¦

xÂ â€“Â 5 is a multiple of 11

xÂ â€“Â 5 = 0

âˆ´Â x = 5

**6.** **IfÂ is a number with x as its tens digit such that it is divisible by 4. Find all possible values of x.**

**Solution:**

We know that the given number

Â is divisible by 4.

A number is divisible by 4 only when the number formed by its digits in unitâ€™s and tenâ€™s place is divisible by 4.

i.e., x2 is divisible by 4

Expanding x2,

10x + 2 = multiple of 4

Here x2 can take values 2, 12, 22, 32, 42, 52, 62, 72, 82, 92

So values 12, 32, 52, 72 and 92 are divisible by 4.

âˆ´Â x can take values 1,3,5,7 and 9

**7.** **If x denotes the digit at hundreds place of the numberÂ such that the number is divisible by 11. Find all possible values of x.**

**Solution:**

We know that the given number

is divisible by 11.

A number is divisible by 11 if and only if the difference between the sum of odd and even place digits is a multiple of 11.

i.e., Sum of even placed digits â€“ Sum of odd placed digits = 0, 11, 22â€¦

(6 + x + 9)Â â€“Â (7+1) = 0, 11, 22â€¦

x + 7 is a multiple of 11

x + 7 = 11

âˆ´Â x = 4

**8.** **Find the remainder when 981547 is divided by 5. Do that without doing actual division.**

**Solution:**

We know that if a number is divided by 5, then remainder is obtained by dividing just the unit place by 5.

i.e., 7Â Ã·Â 5 gives 2 as a remainder.

âˆ´ Remainder will be 2 when 981547 is divided by 5.

**9.** **Find the remainder when 51439786 is divided by 3. Do that without performing actual division.**

**Solution:**

We know thatÂ if a number is divided by 3, then remainder is obtained by dividing sum of digits by 3.

Here, sum of digits (5+1+4+3+9+7+8+6) is 43.

i.e., 43Â Ã·Â 3 gives 1 as a remainder.

âˆ´ Remainder will be 1 when 51439786 is divided by 3.

**10.** **Find the remainder, without performing actual division, when 798 is divided by 11.**

**Solution:**

We know that if a number is divided by 11, then remainder is difference between sum of even and odd digit places.

i.e., Remainder = 7 + 8Â â€“Â 9 = 6

âˆ´ Remainder will be 6 when 798 is divided by 11.

**11.** **Without performing actual division, find the remainder when 928174653 is divided by 11.**

**Solution:**

We know that if a number is divided by 11, then remainder is difference between sum of even and odd digit places.

i.e., Remainder = 9 + 8 + 7 + 6 + 3Â â€“Â 2Â â€“Â 1Â â€“Â 4 – 5 = 33Â â€“Â 12 = 21

âˆ´Â 21Â Ã·Â 11 gives 10 as remainder

âˆ´ Remainder will be 10 when 928174653Â is divided by 11.

**12.** **Given an example of a number which is divisible by
(i)Â 2 but not by 4.
(ii)Â 3 but not by 6.
(iii)Â 4 but not by 8.
(iv) Both 4 and 8 but not by 32**

**Solution:**

**(i)Â **2 but not by 4.

Any number which follows the formula of 4n + 2 is an example of a number divisible by 2 but not by 4.

i.e., 10 where n = 1.

**(ii)Â **3 but not by 6.

Any number which follows the formula of 6n + 3 is an example of a number divisible by 3 but not by 6.

i.e., 15 where n = 1.

**(iii)Â **4 but not by 8.

Any number which follows the formula of 8n + 4 is an example of a number divisible by 4 but not by 8.

i.e., 28 where n = 1.

**(iv) **Both 4 and 8 but not by 32

Any number which follows the formula of 32n + 8 or 32n + 16 or 32n +24 is an example of a number divisible by both 4 and 8 but not by 32.

i.e., 48 where n = 1.

**13.** **Which of the following statements are true?
(i) If a number is divisible by 3, it must be divisible by 9.
(ii) If a number is divisible by 9, it must by divisible by 3.
(iii) If a number is divisible by 4, it must by divisible by 8.
(iv) If a number is divisible by 8, it must be divisible by 4.
(v) A number is divisible by 18, if it is divisible by both 3 and 6.
(vi) If a number is divisible by both 9 and 10, it must be divisible by 90.
(vii) If a number exactly divides the sum of two numbers, it must exactly divide the numbers separately.
(viii) If a number divides three numbers exactly, it must divide their sum exactly.
(ix) If two numbers are co-prime, at least one of them must be a prime number.
(x) The sum of two consecutive odd numbers is always divisible by 4.**

**Solution:**

**(i) **If a number is divisible by 3, it must be divisible by 9.

False

Because any number which follows the formula 9n + 3 or 9n + 6 violates the statement.

For example: 6, 12â€¦

**(ii)** If a number is divisible by 9, it must by divisible by 3.

True

Because 9 is multiple of 3, any number divisible by 9 is also divisible by 3.

**(iii)** If a number is divisible by 4, it must by divisible by 8.

False

Because any number which follows the formula 8n + 4 violates the statement.

For example: 4, 12, 20â€¦.

**(iv)** If a number is divisible by 8, it must be divisible by 4.

True

Because 8 is multiple of 4, any number divisible by 8 is also divisible by 4.

**(v)** A number is divisible by 18, if it is divisible by both 3 and 6.

False

Because for example 24, this is divisible by both 3 and 6 but not divisible by 18.

**(vi)** If a number is divisible by both 9 and 10, it must be divisible by 90.

True

Because 90 is the GCD of 9 and 10, any number divisible by both 9 and 10 is also divisible by 90.

**(vii)** If a number exactly divides the sum of two numbers, it must exactly divide the numbers separately.

False

Because let us consider an example 6 divide 30, but 6 divides none of 13 and 17 as both are prime numbers.

**(viii)** If a number divides three numbers exactly, it must divide their sum exactly.

True

Because if x, y and z are three numbers, each of x, y and z is divided by a number (say q), then (x + y + z) is also divisible by q.

**(ix) **If two numbers are co-prime, at least one of them must be a prime number.

False

Because 16 and 21 are co-prime but none of them is prime.

**(x)** The sum of two consecutive odd numbers is always divisible by 4.

True

Because 3+5=8 which is divisible by 4.

## EXERCISE 5.3 PAGE NO: 5.30

** Solve each of the following Cryptarithms:
1.
**

**Solution:**

Firstly let us solve for unitâ€™s place,

7 + B = A

And for tenâ€™s place,

3 + A = 9

Which means that A = 6 and B = -1 which is not possible.

So, there should be one carry in tenâ€™s place which means 7 + B >9

Now solving for tenâ€™s place with one carry,

3 +A +1 = 9

A = 9-1-3 = 5

For unitâ€™s place subtracting 10 as one carry is given to tenâ€™s place,

7 + B – 10= 5

B = 5+10-7 = 8

âˆ´A = 5 and B = 8

**2.**

**Solution:**

Firstly let us solve for unitâ€™s place,

B + 7 = A

And for tenâ€™s place,

A + 3 = 9

Which means that A = 6 and B = -1 which is not possible.

So, there should be one carry in tenâ€™s place, which means B + 7 >9

Now solving for tenâ€™s place with one carry,

A +3 +1 = 9

A = 9-4 = 5

For unitâ€™s place subtracting 10 as one carry is given to tenâ€™s place,

B + 7 – 10= 5

B = 5+10-7 = 8

âˆ´ A = 5 and B = 8

**3.
**

**Solution:**

Firstly let us solve for unitâ€™s place,

1 + B = 0

Which means that B = -1 which is not possible.

So, there should be one carry in tenâ€™s place,

A + 1 +1 = B **—-** (1)

For unitâ€™s place, we need to subtract 10 as one carry is given in tenâ€™s place,

1 + BÂ â€“Â 10 = 0

B = 10-1 = 9

Substituting B = 9 in (1),

A + 1 + 1 = 9

A = 9-1-1 = 7

âˆ´ A = 7 and B = 9

**4.**

**Solution:**

Firstly let us solve for unitâ€™s place,

B + 1 = 8

B = 7

Now let us solve for tenâ€™s place,

A + B = 1

A + 7 = 1

A = -6 which is not possible.

Hence, A + B > 9

We know that now there should be one carry in hundredâ€™s place and so we need to subtract 10 from tenâ€™s place,

i.e., A + B â€“ 10 = 1

A + 7 = 11

A = 11-7 = 4

Now to check whether our values of A and B are correct, we should solve for hundredâ€™s place.

2 + A + 1 = B

2 + 4 + 1 = 7

7 = 7

i.e., RHS = LHS

âˆ´ A = 4 and B = 7

**5.**

**Solution:**

Firstly let us solve for unitâ€™s place,

A + B = 9 **—-** (1)

With this condition we know that sum of 2 digits can be greater than 18.

So, there is no need to carry one from tenâ€™s place.

Now let us solve for tenâ€™s place,

2 + A = 0

Which means A = -2 which is never possible

Hence, 2 + A > 9

Now, there should be one carry in hundredâ€™s place and hence we need to subtract 10 from tenâ€™s place,

i.e., 2 + A â€“ 10 = 0

A = 10-2 = 8

Now, substituting A=8 in 1,

A + B = 9

8 + B = 9

B = 9 â€“ 8

B = 1

âˆ´ A = 8 and B = 1

**6.**

**Solution:**

Firstly let us solve for unitâ€™s place,

We have two conditions here, 7 + B â‰¤ 9 and 7 + B > 9

For 7 + B â‰¤ 9

7 + B = A

AÂ â€“Â B = 7 **—-** (1)

Now let us solve for tenâ€™s place,

B + A = 8 **—-** (2)

Solving 1 and 2 simultaneously,

2A = 15 which means A = 7.5 which is not possible

So, our condition 7 + B â‰¤ 9 is wrong.

âˆ´Â 7 + B > 9 is correct condition

Hence, there should be one carry in tenâ€™s place and subtracting 10 from unitâ€™s place,

7 + B â€“ 10 = A

BÂ â€“Â A = 3Â **—-** (3)

For tenâ€™s place,

B + A + 1 = 8

B + A = 8-1

B + A = 7Â **—-** (4)

Solving (3) and (4) simultaneously,

2B = 10

B = 10/2 = 5

Substituting the value of B in equation 4

B + A = 7

5 + A = 7

A = 7-5 = 2

âˆ´Â B = 5 and A = 2

**7.** **Show that the CryptarithmÂ does not have any solution.**

**Solution:**

If B is multiplied by 4 then only 0 satisfies the above condition.

So, for unit place to satisfy the above condition, we should have B = 0.

Similarly for tenâ€™s place, only 0 satisfies the above condition.

But, AB cannot be 00 as 00 is not a two digit number.

So, A and B cannot be equal to 0

âˆ´ there is no solution satisfying the condition

.