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## Exercise 1.1

**Question 1: Is zero a rational number? Can you write it in the formÂ p/q, where p and q are integers and q â‰ 0?Solution:**

Yes, zero is a rational number.

It can be written in p/q form provided that q â‰ 0.

For Example: 0/1 or 0/3 or 0/4 etc.

**Question 2: Find five rational numbers between 1 and 2.Solution:**

We know, one rational number between two numbers m and n = (m+n)/2

To find: 5 rational numbers between 1 and 2

Step 1: Rational number between 1 and 2

= (1+2)/2

= 3/2

Step 2: Rational number between 1 and 3/2

= (1+3/2)/2

= 5/4

Step 3: Rational number between 1 and 5/4

= (1+5/4)/2

= 9/8

Step 4: Rational number between 3/2 and 2

= 1/2 [(3/2) + 2)]

= 7/4

Step 5: Rational number between 7/4 and 2

= 1/2 [7/4 + 2]

= 15/8

Arrange all the results: 1 < 9/8 < 5/4 < 3/2 < 7/4 < 15/8 < 2

Therefore required integers are, 9/8, 5/4, 3/2, 7/4, 15/8

**Question 3: Find six rational numbers between 3 and 4.**

**Solution**:

Steps to find n rational numbers between any two numbers:

Step 1: Multiply and divide both the numbers by n+1.

In this example, we have to find 6 rational numbers between 3 and 4. Here n = 6

Multiply 3 and 4 by 7

3 x 7/7 = 21/7 and

4 x 7/7 = 28/7

Step 2: Choose 6 numbers between 21/7 and 28/7

3 = 21/7 < 22/7 < 23/7 < 24/7 < 25/7 < 26/7 < 27/7 < 28/7 = 4

Therefore, 6 rational numbers between 3 and 4 are

22/7, 23/7, 24/7, 25/7, 26/7, 27/7

**Question 4: Find five rational numbers between 3/5 and 4/5.**

**Solution:**

Steps to find n rational numbers between any two numbers:

Step 1: Multiply and divide both the numbers by n+1.

In this example, we have to find 5 rational numbers between 3/5 and 4/5. Here n = 5

Multiply 3/5 and 4/5 by 6

3/5 x 6/6 = 18/30 and

4/5 x 6/6 = 24/30

Step 2: Choose 5 numbers between 18/30 and 24/30

3/5 = 18/30 < 19/30 < 20/30 < 21/30 < 22/30 < 23/30 < 24/30 = 4/5

Therefore, 5 rational numbers between 3/5 and 4/5 are

19/30, 20/30, 21/30, 22/30, 23/30

**Question 5: Are the following statements true or false? Give reason for your answer.**

**(i) Every whole number is a natural number.**

** (ii) Every integer is a rational number.**

**(iii) Every rational number is an integer.**

**(iv) Every natural number is a whole number,**

**(v) Every integer is a whole number.**

**(vi) Every rational number is a whole number.**

**Solution**:

**(i)** False.

Reason: As 0 is not a natural number.

**(ii)** True.

**(iii)** False.

Reason: Numbers such as 1/2, 3/2, 5/3 are rational numbers but not integers.

**(iv)** True.

**(v)** False.

Reason: Negative numbers are not whole numbers.

**(vi)** False.

Reason: Proper fractions are not whole numbers

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## RD Sharma Solutions for Class 9 Maths Chapter 1 Exercise 1.1

Class 9 Maths Chapter 1 Number System Exercise 1.1 is based on the following topics and subtopics:

- Number System Introduction
- Review of Numbers
- Whole numbers, natural numbers and integers
- Rational and irrational numbers