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Chapter 2 of the Samacheer Kalvi 10th Maths guide will help the students to solve problems related to Euclid’s division lemma, Euclid’s division algorithm, the highest common factor of three numbers, fundamental theorem of arithmetic and its significance, modular arithmetic, congruence modulo, connecting Euclid’s division lemma and modular arithmetic, modulo operations, sequences, arithmetic progression, series, geometric progression, special series.

### Samacheer Kalvi 10th Maths Chapter 2: Numbers and Sequences Book Exercise 2.1 Questions and Solutions

**Question 1: If d is the Highest Common Factor of 32 and 60, find x and y satisfying d = 32x + 60y.**

**Solution:**

60 > 32

60 = 32(1) + 28 —-(1)

32 = 28(1) + 4 —-(2)

28 = 4(7) + 0 —-(3)

H.C.F of 60 and 32 is 4.

d = 4

d = 32x + 60y

4 = 32 x + 60 y

From (2), solve for 4

4 = 32 – 28(1) —(4)

From (1), solve for 28

28 = 60 – 32(1) —(5)

Putting the value of 28 from (5) into (4),

4 = 32 – (60 – 32(1)) ⋅ 1

4 = 32 – 60 ⋅ 1 + 32 (1) ⋅ 1

4 = 32 + 32 (1) – 60 ⋅ 1

4 = 32(1 + 1) – 60 ⋅ 1

4 = 32(2) + 60 (-1)

Hence x = 2 and y = -1.

### Samacheer Kalvi 10th Maths Chapter 2: Numbers and Sequences Book Exercise 2.2 Questions and Solutions

**Question 1: Find the greatest number consisting of 6 digits which is exactly divisible by 24,15,36.**

**Solution:**

Find the LCM of 24,15 and 36 which is 360.

The greatest 6-digit number is 999999.

Divide 999999 number by LCM of 24,15 and 36,

If 999999 / 360, then the remainder is 279.

Now 999999 – 279 = 999720

On checking for the numbers,

999720 / 24 = 41655

999720 / 15 = 66648

999720 / 36 = 27770

999720 is the greatest 6-digit number that is divisible by 24,15 and 36.

### Samacheer Kalvi 10th Maths Chapter 2: Numbers and Sequences Book Exercise 2.3 Questions and Solutions

**Question 1: Solve 5x ≡ 4 (mod 6)**

**Solution:**

5x – 4 = 6n

n = (5x – 4) / 6

n = [(6 – 1)x – (6 – 2)] / 6

n = 6 (-1x + 2) / 6

n = (-1x + 2)

If x = 2, then n = -2 + 2 = 0

If x = 8, then n = -8 + 2 = -6

If x = 14, then n = -14 + 2 = -12

The values of x are 2, 8, 14,…….

### Samacheer Kalvi 10th Maths Chapter 2: Numbers and Sequences Book Exercise 2.4 Questions and Solutions

**Question 1: If a _{1} = 1, a_{2} = 1 and an = 2a_{n – 1} + a_{n – 2} n ≥ 3, n ∈ N, then find the first six terms of the sequence.**

**Solution:**

First and second terms are 1.

a_{n} = 2a_{n – 1} + a_{n – 2}

n = 3

a_{n} = 2a_{n – 1} + a_{n – 2}

a_{3} = 2a_{3-1} + a_{3-2}

a_{3} = 2a_{2} + a_{1}

a_{3} = 2(1) + 1

a_{3} = 3

n = 4

a_{n} = 2a_{n – 1} + a_{n – 2}

a_{4} = 2a_{4-1} + a_{4-2}

a_{4} = 2a_{3} + a_{2}

a_{4} = 2(3) + 1

a_{4} = 7

n = 5

a_{n} = 2a_{n – 1} + a_{n – 2}

a_{5} = 2a_{5-1} + a_{5-2}

a_{5} = 2a_{4} + a_{3}

a_{5} = 2(7) + 3

a_{5} = 17

n = 6

a_{n} = 2a_{n – 1} + a_{n – 2}

a_{6} = 2a_{6-1} + a_{6-2}

a_{6} = 2a_{5} + a_{4}

a_{5} = 2(17) + 7

a_{5} = 41

The first 6 terms are 1, 1, 3, 7, 17, 41.

### Samacheer Kalvi 10th Maths Chapter 2: Numbers and Sequences Book Exercise 2.5 Questions and Solutions

**Question 1: In a theatre, there are 20 seats in the front row and 30 rows were allotted. Each successive row contains two additional seats than its front row. How many seats are there in the last row?**

**Solution:**

Number of seats in 1^{st} row = 20

Number of seats in 2^{nd} row = 20 + 2 = 22

Number of seats in 3^{rd} row = 22 + 2 = 24

Total number of rows in theatre (n) = 30

a = 20, d = 2 and n = 30

Number of seats in the last row be t_{n} or “l”

n = [(l – a) / d] + 1

30 = [(l – 20) / 2] + 1

(30 – 1) = (l – 20) / 2

29 (2) = l – 20

l – 20 = 58

l = 58 + 20

l = 78

So, the number of seats in the last row is 78.

### Samacheer Kalvi 10th Maths Chapter 2: Numbers and Sequences Book Exercise 2.6 Questions and Solutions

**Question 1: Find the sum of all odd positive integers less than 450.**

**Solution:**

Write the odd positive numbers less than 450,

1, 3, 5, 7, ………..447, 449

1 + 3 + 5 + 7 +…………. + 447 + 449

a = 1, d = 3 – 1 = 2, l = 449

S_{n} = (n / 2) [a + l]

n = [(l – a) / d] + 1

n = [(449 – 1) / 2] + 1

= (448 / 2) + 1

n = 225

S_{n} = (225 / 2) [1 + 449]

= (225 / 2) 450

S_{225} = 50625

### Samacheer Kalvi 10th Maths Chapter 2: Numbers and Sequences Book Exercise 2.7 Questions and Solutions

**Question 1: A man joined a company as Assistant Manager. The company gave him a starting salary of ₹60,000 and agreed to increase his salary 5% annually. What will be his salary after 5 years?**

**Solution:**

Starting salary = 60,000

Every year there exists a 5% increase in the annual salary.

Second year salary = 60000 + 5% of 60000

= 60000(1 + 5%)

Third year salary = 60000 + 5% of 60000(1 + 5%)

= 60000(1 + 5%)(1 + 5%)

= 60000(1 + 5%)^{2}

By continuing in this way, the salary after 5 years will be

= 60000(1 + 5%)^{5}

= 60000(105/100)^{5}

= 60000(1.05)^{5}

= 76577

### Samacheer Kalvi 10th Maths Chapter 2: Numbers and Sequences Book Exercise 2.8 Questions and Solutions

**Question 1: Find the sum of the geometric series 3 + 6 + 12 +…………+ 1536**

**Solution:**

t_{n} = 1536

a = 3, r = 6 / 3 = 2

ar^{n-1} = 1536

3(2)^{n-1} = 1536

2^{n-1} = 1536 / 3

2^{n-1} = 512

2^{n-1} = 2^{9}

n – 1 = 9

n = 10

To find the sum of 10 terms.

S_{n} = a(r^{n }– 1) / (r – 1)

S_{10} = 3(2^{10 }– 1) / (2 – 1)

= 3(1024 – 1)

= 3(1023)

S_{10} = 3069

### Samacheer Kalvi 10th Maths Chapter 2: Numbers and Sequences Book Exercise 2.9 Questions and Solutions

**Question 1: Rekha has 15 square colour papers of sizes 10 cm, 11 cm, 12 cm,…, 24 cm. How much area can be decorated with these colour papers?**

**Solution:**

Required area

10^{2} + 11^{2} + 12^{2} + ………….+ 24^{2}

= (1^{2} + 2^{2} + 3^{2} + ………+ 24^{2}) – (1^{2} + 2^{2} + 3^{2} + ……….+ 9^{2})

= [24(24 + 1) (2(24) + 1) / 6] – [9(9 + 1)(2(9) + 1) / 6]

= [24(25)(49) / 6] – [9(10)(19) / 6]

= 4900 – 285

= 4615 cm^{2}

**Question 2: Find the sum of the series (2 ^{3} − 1) + (4^{3} −3^{3}) + (6^{3} −5^{3}) + ……. to **

**(i) n terms **

**(ii) 8 terms**

**Solution:**

(2^{3} − 1) + (4^{3} −3^{3}) + (6^{3} −5^{3}) + …….

First numbers are even and second numbers are odd.

(i) n terms

The general term of the given series = (2n)^{3} − (2n – 1)^{3}

= 8n^{3} – [(2n)^{3} – 3(2n)^{2} (1) + 3(2n)(1) – 1^{3}]

= 8n^{3} – [8n^{3} – 12n^{2} + 6n – 1]

= 8n^{3} – 8n^{3} + 12n^{2} – 6n + 1

= 12n^{2} – 6n + 1

= [12n(n +1)(2n + 1) / 6] – 6[n(n + 1) / 2] + n

= 2n(n + 1)(2n + 1) – 3n(n + 1) + n

= 2n(2n^{2} + n + 2n + 1) – 3n^{2} – 3n + n

= 4n^{3} + 6n^{2} + 2n – 3n^{2} – 3n + n

= 4n^{3} + 3n^{2}

Hence, the sum of n terms 4n^{3} + 3n^{2}

(ii) 8 terms

S_{n} = 4n^{3} + 3n^{2}

n = 8

= 4(8)^{3} + 3(8)^{2}

= 2048 + 192

= 2240