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Exercise 1A PAGE: 16

**Very-Short-Answer Questions**

**1. Find the domain and range of the relation**

**R = {(-1, 1), (1, 1), (-2, 4), (2, 4)}.**

**Solution:**

The domain of the relation

dom (R) = {-1, 1, -2, 2}

The range of the relation

range (R) = {1, 4}

**2. Let R = {(a, a ^{3}): a is a prime number less than 5}.**

**Find the range of R.**

**Solution:**

By substituting a as 2 and 3 we get

R = {(2, 8), (3, 27)

We know that range of R

range (R) = {8, 27}

**3. Let R = {(a, a ^{3}): a is a prime number less than 10}.**

**Find (i) R (ii) dom (R) (iii) range (R).**

**Solution:**

(i) R = {(2, 8), (3, 27), (5, 125), (7, 343)}

(ii) dom (R) = {2, 3, 5, 7}

(iii) range (R) = {8, 27, 125, 343}

**4. Let R = {x, y): x + 2y = 8} be a relation on N.**

**Write the range of R.**

**Solution:**

By substituting the values of x and y we get

R = {(2, 3), (4, 2), (6, 1)}

The range of R for the relation on N

range (R) = {3, 2, 1}

**5. Let R = {(a, b): a, b âˆˆ N and a + 3b = 12}.**

**Find the domain and range of R.**

**Solution:**

By substituting values of a and b we get

R = {(3, 3), (6, 2), (9, 1)}

So we get

dom (R) = {3, 6, 9}

range (R) = {3, 2, 1}

**6. Let R = {(a, b): b = |a â€“ 1|, a âˆˆ Z and |a| < 3}.**

**Find the domain and range of R.**

**Solution:**

We know that a is an integer where â€“ 3 < a < 3

So we get

R = {(-2, 3), (-1, 2), (0, 1), (1, 0), (2, 1)}

dom (R) = {-2, -1, 0, 1, 2}

range (R) = {3, 2, 1, 0}

**7. Let R = {(a, 1/a): a âˆˆ N and 1 < a < 5}.**

**Find the domain and range of R.**

**Solution:**

By substituting values we get

R = {(2, 1/2), (3, 1/3), (4, 1/4)}

So we get

dom (R) = {2, 3, 4}

range (R) = {1/2, 1/3, 1/4}

**8. Let R = {(a, b): a, b âˆˆ N and b = a + 5, a < 4}.**

**Find the domain and range of R.**

**Solution:**

By substituting values we get

R = {(1, 6), (2, 7), (3, 8)}

So we get

dom (R) = {1, 2, 3}

range (R) = {6, 7, 8}

**9. Let S be the set of all sets and let R = {(A, B): A âŠ‚ B)}, i.e. A is a proper subset of B. Show that R is (i) transitive (ii) not reflexive (iii) not symmetric.**

**Solution:**

(i) Transitive

Consider A, B and C âˆˆ S, where (A, B) and (B, C) âˆˆ R

We get

(A, B) âˆˆ R => A âŠ‚ B â€¦â€¦. (1)

(B, C) âˆˆ R => B âŠ‚ C â€¦â€¦.. (2)

Using both the equations we get

A âŠ‚ C => (A, C) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is a transitive relation S.

(ii) Non reflexive

We know that

A âŠ„ A where (A, A) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is non reflexive.

(iii) Non symmetric

Consider A âŠ‚ B where (A, B) âˆˆ R

We know that B âŠ„ A

So (B, A) âˆ‰ R

We get (A, B) âˆˆ R and (B, A) âˆ‰ R

Hence, R is non symmetric.

**10. Let A be the set of all points in a plane and let O be the origin. Show that the relation R = {(P, Q): P, Q âˆˆ A and OP = OQ} is an equivalence relation.**

**Solution:**

Consider O as the origin of the plane

So R = {(P, Q): OP = OQ)

By considering properties of relation R

Symmetric:

Consider P and Q as the two points in set A where (P, Q) âˆˆ R

We can write it as

OP = OQ where (Q, P) âˆˆ R

So we get (P, Q) âˆˆ R and (Q, P) âˆˆ R for P, Q âˆˆ A

Hence, R is symmetric.

Reflexivity:

Consider P as any point in set A where OP = OP

We know that (P, P) âˆˆ R for all P âˆˆ A

Hence, R is reflexive.

Transitivity:

Consider P, Q and S as three points in a set A where (P, Q) âˆˆ R and (Q, S) âˆˆ R

We know that OP = OQ and OQ = OS

So we get OP = OS where (P, S) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is transitive

Therefore, R is an equivalence relation.

Consider P as a fixed point in set A and let Q be a point in set A where (P, Q) âˆˆ R

We know that OP = OQ where Q moves in the plane that its distance from O.

So we get O (0, 0) = OP

So the locus of Q is a circle having centre at O and OP as the radius

Therefore, the set of all points which is related to P passes through the point P having O as centre.

**11. On the set S of all real numbers, define a relation R = {(a, b): a â‰¤ b}. **

**Show that R is (i) reflexive, (ii) transitive (iii) not symmetric.**

**Solution:**

(i) Reflexivity

Consider a as an arbitrary element on the set S

So we get a â‰¤ a where (a, a) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is reflective.

(ii) Transitivity

Consider a, b and c âˆˆ S where (a, b) and (b, c) âˆˆ S

We get

(a, b) âˆˆ R => a â‰¤ b and (b, c) âˆˆ R => b â‰¤ c

Based on the above equation we get

(a, c) âˆˆ R => a â‰¤ c

Hence, R is transitive.

(iii) Non symmetry

We know that

(5, 6) âˆˆ R => 5 â‰¤ 6

In the same way

(6, 5) âˆˆ R => 6 â‰° 5

Hence, R is non symmetric.

**12. Let A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} and let R = {(a, b): a, b âˆˆ A and b = a + 1}.**

**Show that R is (i) not reflexive, (ii) not symmetric and (iii) not transitive.**

**Solution:**

By using roster form

R = {(1, 2), (2, 3), (3, 4), (4, 5), (5, 6)}

(i) Non reflexive

We know that

(1, 1) âˆˆ R where 1 âˆˆ A

Hence, R is non reflexive.

(ii) Non symmetric

We know that

(1, 2) âˆˆ R but (2, 1) âˆ‰ R

Hence, R is non symmetric.

(iii) Non transitive

We know that

(1, 2) âˆˆ R and (2, 3) âˆˆ R

In the same way (1, 3) âˆ‰ R

Hence, R is non transitive.

Exercise 1B page: 18

**1. Define a relation on a set. What do you mean by the domain and range of a relation. Give an example.**

**Solution:**

A relation R in a set A is a subset of A Ã— A.

Thus, R is a relation in a set A R âŠ† A Ã— A.

If (a, b) âˆˆ R then we say that a is related to b and write, a R b.

If (a, b) âˆ‰ R then we say that a is not related to b and write, a ~~êž¦~~ b.

Consider R be a relation in a set A. Then, the set of all first coordinates of elements of R is called the domain of R, written as dom (R) and the set of all second coordinates of R is called the range of R, written as range (R).

For example:

R = {(-1, 1), (1, 1), (-2, 4), (2, 4)}

dom (R) = {-1, 1, -2, 2}

range (R) = {1, 4}

**2. Let A be the set of all triangles in a plane. Show that the relation R = {(âˆ† _{1}, âˆ†_{2}): âˆ†_{1}Â ~ âˆ†_{2}} is an equivalence relation on A.**

**Solution:**

Reflectivity:

Consider âˆ† as an arbitrary element on A

We know that

âˆ† – âˆ† => (âˆ†, âˆ†) âˆˆ R â±¯ âˆ† âˆˆ R

Hence, R is reflective.

Symmetric:

Consider âˆ†_{1} and âˆ†_{2} âˆˆ A where (âˆ†_{1}, âˆ†_{2}) âˆˆ R

We get (âˆ†_{1}, âˆ†_{2}) âˆˆ R => âˆ†_{1} ~ âˆ†_{2}

So âˆ†_{1} ~ âˆ†_{2} âˆˆ R => (âˆ†_{1}, âˆ†_{2}) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is symmetric.

Transitivity:

Consider âˆ†_{1}, âˆ†_{2} and âˆ†_{3} âˆˆ A where (âˆ†_{1}, âˆ†_{2}) and (âˆ†_{2}, âˆ†_{3}) âˆˆ R

We get

(âˆ†_{1}, âˆ†_{2}) âˆˆ R => âˆ†_{1} ~ âˆ†_{2}

(âˆ†_{2}, âˆ†_{3}) âˆˆ R => âˆ†_{2} ~ âˆ†_{3}

It can be written as

(âˆ†_{1}, âˆ†_{3}) âˆˆ R => âˆ†_{1} ~ âˆ†_{3}

Hence, R is transitive.

**3. Let R = {(a, b): a, b âˆˆ Z and (a + b) is even}.**

**Show that R is an equivalence relation on Z.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

R = {(a, b): a, b âˆˆ Z and (a + b) is even}

Reflexive:

If a âˆˆ Z then a + a = 2a, which is even

So we get (a, a) âˆˆ R

Therefore, it is reflexive.

Symmetric:

Consider (a, b) âˆˆ Z then a + b is even

The same way b + a is also even.

So we know that (b, a) also belongs to R.

We get (a, b) âˆˆ R and (b, a) âˆˆ R

Therefore, R is symmetric.

Transitive:

Consider (a, b) and (b, c) âˆˆ R then a + b = 2k and b + c = 2r is even

By adding them

a + 2b + c = 2k + r

We get

a + c = 2 (k + r â€“ b)

So a + c is even (a, c) âˆˆ R

Therefore, R is transitive.

We know that R is reflexive, symmetric and transitive.

Therefore, R is equivalence.

**4. Let R = {(a, b): a, b âˆˆ Z and (a – b) is divisible by 5}.**

**Show that R is an equivalence relation on Z.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

R = {(a, b): a, b âˆˆ Z and (a – b) is divisible by 5}

We know that

(a, b) âˆˆ R where a â€“ b is divisible by 5.

(i) Reflexive-

We know that (a, a) âˆˆ R as a â€“ a = 0 divisible by 5.

Therefore, R is reflexive.

(ii) Symmetric-

We know that (a, b) âˆˆ R as a â€“ b is divisible by 5.

So we get

a â€“ b = 5k and b â€“ a = – 5k

Hence, b â€“ a is also divisible by 5 and (b, a) âˆˆ R

Therefore, R is symmetric.

(iii) Transitive-

We know that if (a, b) and (b, c) âˆˆ R as a â€“ b is divisible by 5

So we get

a â€“ b = 5m and b â€“ c is divisible by 5 where b â€“ c = 5n

By adding we get

a â€“ c = 5 (m + n)

Here, a â€“ c is divisible by 5 and (a, c) âˆˆ R which is transitive.

R is reflexive, symmetric and transitive and therefore is an equivalence relation.

**5. Show that the relation R defined on the set A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}, given by R = {(a, b): |a â€“ b| is even} is an equivalence relation.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

R = {(a, b): |a â€“ b| is even} where a, b âˆˆ A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

Reflexivity-

If a âˆˆ A and |a â€“ a| = 0 which is even

We get

(a, a) âˆˆ R for a âˆˆ A.

Hence, R is reflexive.

Symmetric-

If (a, b) âˆˆ R where |a â€“ b| and |b â€“ a| is even

We get (b, a) âˆˆ R

Here (a, b) âˆˆ R and (b, a) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is symmetric.

Transitivity-

If (a, b) âˆˆ R and (b, c) âˆˆ R

We know that |a â€“ b| and |b â€“ c| is even

Case I- If b is even we get (a, b) âˆˆ R and (b, c) âˆˆ R

Where |a â€“ b| and |b â€“ c| is even

Both a and c is even

We get |a â€“ c| is even and (a, c) âˆˆ R

Case II â€“ If b is odd we get (a, b) âˆˆ R and (b, c) âˆˆ R

Where |a â€“ b| and |b â€“ c| is even

Both a and c is odd

We get |a â€“ c| is even and (a, c) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is transitive.

Therefore, R is an equivalence relation.

**6. Show that the relation R on N Ã— N, defined by **

**(a, b) R (c, d) a + d = b + c**

**Is an equivalent relation.**

**Solution:**

Reflexivity-

Consider (a, b) as an arbitrary element of N Ã— N

Here, (a, b) âˆˆ N Ã— N where (a, b) âˆˆ N

It can be written as

a + b = b + a

We get (a, b) R (a, b) for all (a, b) âˆˆ N Ã— N

Hence, R is reflexive on N Ã— N

Symmetry-

Consider (a, b), (c, d) âˆˆ N Ã— N such that (a, b) R (c, d)

It can be written as

a + d = b + c and c + b = d + a

We get

(c, d) R (a, b)

(a, b) R (c, d) => (c, d) R (a, b) for all (a, b), (c, d) âˆˆ N Ã— N

Hence, R is symmetric on N Ã— N.

Transitive-

Consider (a, b), (c, d), (r, f) âˆˆ N Ã— N such that (a, b) R (c, d) and (c, d) R (e, f)

It can be written as

a + d = b + c and c + f = d + e

By adding both

(a + d) + (c + f) = (b + c) + (d + e)

On further calculation

a + f = b + e where (a, b) R (e, f)

So (a, b) R (c, d) and (c, d) R (e, f) we get (a, b) R (e, f) for all (a, b), (c, d), (e, f) âˆˆ N Ã— N

Hence, R is transitive on N Ã— N.

Therefore, R is reflexive, symmetric and transitive is an equivalence relation on N Ã— N.

**7. Let S be the set of all real numbers and let**

**R = {(a, b): a, b âˆˆ S and a = Â± b}.**

**Show that R is an equivalence relation on S.**

**Solution:**

We know that a = Â± b and a^{2} = b^{2} are equal

It is given that {(a, b): a, b âˆˆ S and a^{2} = b^{2}}

Here, (a, a) âˆˆ R and a^{2} = a^{2} is true.

Hence, R is reflexive where (a, b) âˆˆ R

We know that a^{2} = b^{2} and b^{2} = a^{2} where (b, a) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is symmetric.

If (a, b) âˆˆ R and (b, c) âˆˆ R

We know that a^{2} = b^{2} and b^{2} = c^{2} we get a^{2} = c^{2} where (a, c) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is transitive.

**8. Let S be the set of all points in a plane and let R be a relation in S defined by R = {(A, B): d(A, B) < 2 units}, where d(A, B) is the distance between the points A and B.**

**Show that R is reflexive and symmetric but not transitive.**

**Solution:**

(i) Reflexive-

d(A, A) < 2 we get (A, A) âˆˆ R

(ii) Symmetric-

(A, B) âˆˆ R

We get

d (A, B) < 2 and d (B, A) < 2

So (B, A) âˆˆ R

(iii) Transitive-

If A (0, 0), B (1.5, 0) and C (3, 0) are the point s we get

d (A, B) = 1.5, d (B, C) = 1.5 and d (A, C) = 3

So we get

d (A, C) < 2 is not true

Therefore, R is reflexive and symmetric but not transitive.

**9. Let S be the set of all real numbers. Show that the relation R = {(a, b): a ^{2} + b^{2 }= 1} is symmetric but neither reflexive nor transitive.**

**Solution:**

We know that

R = {(a, b): a^{2} + b^{2 }= 1}

Reflexive-

R is the set of real numbers

If a âˆˆ R then a^{2} + a^{2 }â‰ 1 where a = 2, 3 â€¦.

Therefore, R is not reflexive.

Symmetric-

Consider (a, b) âˆˆ R where a^{2} + b^{2 }= 1

We get

(b, a) âˆˆ R and (a, b) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is symmetric.

Transitive-

Consider (a, b) âˆˆ R and (b, c) âˆˆ R

We know that

(cos 30^{o}, sin 30^{o}) âˆˆ R and (sin 30^{o}, cos 30^{o}) âˆˆ R

So (cos 30^{o}, cos 30^{o}) âˆ‰ R

Therefore, R is not transitive.

Here, R is symmetric but neither reflexive nor transitive.

**10. Let R = {(a, b): a = b ^{2}} for all a, b âˆˆ N.**

**Show that R satisfies none of reflexivity, symmetry and transitivity.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

R = {(a, b): a = b^{2}} for all a, b âˆˆ N

Reflexivity-

By substituting 2 we get

2 â‰ 2^{2} where 2 is not related to 2

It can be written as

(2, 2) âˆ‰ R

Hence, R is not reflexive.

Symmetry-

By substituting 4 we get

4 = 2^{2}

It can be written as

(4, 2) âˆˆ R and (2, 4) âˆ‰ R

Hence, R is not symmetric.

Transitive-

Here, we know that (16, 4) âˆˆ R and (16, 2) âˆ‰ R

Therefore, R is not transitive.

**11. Show that the relation R = {(a, b): a > b} on N is transitive but neither reflexive nor symmetric.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

R = {(a, b): a > b}

Reflexive-

If a âˆˆ R we get (a > b)

So (a, b) âˆ‰ R for a âˆ‰ R

Hence, R is not reflexive.

Symmetric-

We know that

(3, 4) âˆˆ R but (4, 3) âˆ‰ R

Hence, R is not symmetric.

Transitive-

Consider (a, b) âˆˆ R and (b, c) âˆˆ R

It can be written as

a > b and b > c

So we get

a > c where (a, c) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is transitive.

Therefore, R is transitive but neither reflexive nor symmetric.

**12. Let A = {1, 2, 3} and R = {(1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3), (1, 2), (2, 3)}.**

**Show that R is reflexive but neither symmetric nor transitive.**

**Solution:**

We know that 1, 2, 3 âˆˆ A and (1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3) âˆˆ R for each a âˆˆ A, (a, a) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is reflexive.

We know that (1, 2) âˆˆ R but (2, 1) âˆ‰ R

Hence, R is not symmetric.

We know that

(1, 2) âˆˆ R and (2, 3) âˆˆ R but (1, 3) âˆ‰ R

Hence, R is not transitive

**13. Let A = {1, 2, 3, 4} and R = {(1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3), (4, 4), (1, 2), (1, 3), (3, 2)}. Show that R is reflexive and transitive but not symmetric.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

R = {(1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3), (4, 4), (1, 2), (1, 3), (3, 2)}

We know that

(1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3), (4, 4) âˆˆ R is reflexive.

We know that

(1, 2) âˆˆ R but (2, 1) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is not symmetric.

The same way

(1, 2) âˆˆ R and (2, 3) âˆˆ R but (1, 3) âˆˆ R

Hence, R is transitive.