NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Maths Chapter 1 Number Systems
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Class 9 Maths Chapter 1 – Number Systems covers the different types of numbers and their properties. After giving a brief overview of number systems, the chapter discusses natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational and irrational numbers, as well as real numbers. The chapter also covers real number operations, real number attributes, real number applications, and real number representation on the number line.
Class 9 Maths NCERT Solutions Chapter 1 Exercises: 







Number Systems: Exercise 1.1
Question 1: Is zero a rational number? Can you write it in the form p/q, where p and q are integers and q ≠ 0?
Solution:
A number is a rational number if it can be written in the form of p/q, where p and q are integers and q ≠ 0
 Therefore, we can write 0 in the form of 0/1, 0/2, 0/3, 0/4.
 As well as, q can be a negative integer also, 0/1, 0/2, 0/3, 0/4.
So we can see 0 can be written in p/q, form hence 0 is a rational number.
Question 2: Find six rational numbers between 3 and 4.
Solution:
We can find infinite rational numbers between 3 and 4.
Now we have to find 6 rational numbers between 3 and 4 we will multiply and divide both the numbers 3 and 4 by (6 + 1) 7.
 3 = 3 × 7/7 = 21/7
 4 = 4 × 7/7 = 28/7
Hence the 6 rational numbers are 23/7, 24/7, 25/7, 26/7, 27/7, and 28/7.
Question 3: Find five rational numbers between 3/5 and 4/5.
Solution:
We need to find 5 rational numbers between 3/5 and 4/5.
Multiply both numerator and denominator by (5 + 1) 6.
 3/5 = 3/5 × 6/6 = 18/30
 4/5 = 4/5 × 6/6 = 24/30
Hence, the 5 rational number between 3/5 and 4/5 are 19/30, 20/30, 21/30, 22/30 and 23/30.
Question 4: State whether the following statements are true or false. Give reasons for your answers.
(i) Every natural number is a whole number.
(ii) Every integer is a whole number.
(iii) Every rational number is a whole number.
Solution:
(i) Every natural number is a whole number.
True
Explanation: The natural numbers starts from 1, 2, 3, 4 …..
The whole number starts from 0, 1, 2, 3 , 4 …..
Here it is clearly seen that whole number contains all the natural numbers and 0 also
Therefore, every natural number is a whole number but not every whole number is not a natural number as 0 is a whole number but not a natural number.(ii) Every integer is a whole number.
False
Explanation: Integers are the numbers that have both positive and negative numbers including 0,
Example: …..4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 ……
Whereas whole numbers begin from 0 to infinite
Example: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4…..
Here we can see every whole number is an integer but not all the integers are the whole number.(iii) Every rational number is a whole number.
False
Explanation: Rational numbers are the numbers that can be written in the form of p/q where q ≠ 0.
Example: 0, 2/5, 4/17, 7/15 …..
Whole numbers are that starts from 0 to infinity
As we know whole numbers can be written in the form of 0/1, 1/1, 2/1, …
Thus, every whole number is a rational number but every rational number is not a whole number.
Number Systems: Exercise 1.2
Question 1: State whether the following statements are true or false. Justify your answers.
(i) Every irrational number is a real number.
(ii) Every point on the number line is of the form √m , where m is a natural number.
(iii) Every real number is an irrational number.
Solution:
(i) Every irrational number is a real number.
True
Irrational numbers are the number that cannot be written in the form of p/q , p and q are the integers and q ≠ 0.
Some examples of irrational numbers are π, √3, e, √2, 011011011…..Real numbers include both rational numbers and irrational numbers.
Thus, every irrational number is a real number.(ii) Every point on the number line is of the form √m, where m is a natural number.
False
We can represent both negative and positive numbers on a number line.
Positive numbers can be written as √16=4 that is a natural number, But √3=1.73205080757 is not a natural number.
But negative numbers cannot be expressed as the square root of any natural number, as if we take square root of an negative number it will become complex number that will not be a natural number (√5=5i is a complex number).(iii) Every real number is an irrational number.
False
Every irrational number is a real number but every real number is not an irrational number as real numbers include both rational and irrational number.
Question 2: Are the square roots of all positive integers irrational? If not, give an example of the square root of a number that is a rational number.
Solution:
No, the square roots of all positive integers in not irrational. For example √9 = 3, √25 = 5, hence square roots of all positive integers is not irrational.
Question 3: Show how √5 can be represented on the number line.
Solution:
To represent √5 on the number line follow the following steps:
Step 1: Draw a number line.Step 2: Let line AB of 2 units on the number line.
Step 3: Now draw a perpendicular of unit 1 on point B and mark the other end as point C.
Step 4: Join AC, you will have triangle ABC which is a rightangle triangle. as shown below:
Step 5: Apply Pythagoras Theorem on triangle ABC,
⇒ AB^{2} + BC^{2} = AC^{2}
⇒ AC^{2} = 2^{2} + 1^{2}
⇒ AC^{2} = 5
⇒ AC = √5
Therefore, line AC is of √5 unit length.Step 6: Now take line AC as the radius and an arc and intersect it to number line, the point where the arc will intersect the number line is of lengths √5 from point 0 to the intersection as point A is the centre of the radius.
Question 4: Classroom activity (Constructing the ‘square root spiral’): Take a large sheet of paper and construct the ‘square root spiral’ in the following fashion. Start with a point O and draw a line segment OP_{1} of unit length. Draw a line segment P_{1} P_{2} perpendicular to OP_{1} of unit length (see Fig. 1.9). Now draw a line segment P_{2} P_{3} perpendicular to OP_{2}. Then draw a line segment P_{3} P_{4} perpendicular to OP_{3}. Continuing in this manner, you can get the line segment P_{n1}P_{n} by drawing a line segment of unit length perpendicular to OP_{n1}. In this manner, you will have created the points P_{2}, P_{3}, …., P_{n}, …., and joined them to create a beautiful spiral depicting √2, √3, √4, …
Solution:
Step 1: First lets mark a point O on the larger sheet of paper, this point will be the centre of the square root spiral.
Step 2: Draw point P_{1} from point O of 1 unit. OP_{1}=1 unit.
Step 3: Similarly as in the above problem from P_{1 }draw a perpendicular of 1 unit, P_{1}P_{2 }= 1 unit.
Step 4: Now join OP_{2} = √2
Step 5: From point P_{2} draw a perpendicular of 1 unit. P_{2}P_{3} = 1 unit.
Step 6: Now join OP_{3} = √3
Step 7: Now repeat the step to make √4, √5, √6, …….
Number Systems: Exercise 1.3
Question 1. Write the following in decimal form and say what kind of decimal expansion each has :
(i) 36/100
Solution:
In the given question, we get
Here, the remainder becomes zero.
Hence, decimal expansion becomes terminating.
36/100 = 0.36
(ii) 1/11
Solution:
In the given question, we get
Here, the remainder never becomes zero and remainders repeat after a certain stage.
Hence, decimal expansion is nonterminating recurring
1/11 =
(iii)
Solution:
Here,
In the given question, we get
Here, the remainder becomes zero.
Hence, decimal expansion becomes terminating.
= 4.125
(iv) 3/13
Solution:
In the given question, we get
Here, the remainder never becomes zero and remainders repeat after a certain stage.
Hence, decimal expansion is nonterminating recurring
3/13 =
(v) 2/11
Solution:
In the given question, we get
Here, the remainder never becomes zero and remainders repeat after a certain stage.
Hence, decimal expansion is nonterminating recurring
2/11 =
(vi) 329/400
Solution:
In the given question, we get
Here, the remainder becomes zero.
Hence, decimal expansion becomes terminating.
329/400 = 0.8225
Question 2. You know that = Can you predict what the decimal expansions of are, without actually doing the long division? If so, how?
[Hint: Study the remainders while finding the value of 1/7 carefully.]
Solution:
As it is given,
So,
Question 3: Express the following in the form p/q, where p and q are integers and q ≠ 0.
(i)
Solution:
= 0.66666……
Lets’s take, x = 0.66666……
10x = 6.666….
So,
10x – x = (6.6666…..) – (0.66666……..)
9x = 6
x = 6/9
x = 2/3
Hence, x is in the form p/q, here p and q are integers and q ≠ 0.
(ii)
Solution:
= 0.4777777……
Lets’s take, x = 0.4777777……
10x = 4.77777…….
So,
10x – x = (4.77777…….) – (0.4777777……)
9x = 4.3
9x = 43/10
x = 43/90
Hence, x is in the form p/q, here p and q are integers and q ≠ 0.
(iii)
Solution:
= 0.001001001……
Lets’s take, x = 0.001001001……
1000x = 1.001001001……
So,
1000x – x = (1.001001001……) – (0.001001001……)
999x = 1
x = 1/999
Hence, x is in the form p/q, here p and q are integers and q ≠ 0.
Question 4. Express 0.99999 …. in the form p/q, Are you surprised by your answer? With your teacher and classmates discuss why the answer makes sense.
Solution:
Lets’s take, x = 0.99999……
10x = 9.99999….
So,
10x – x = (9.99999…..) – (0.99999……..)
9x = 9
x = 1
As, 0.9999….. just goes on, then at some point of time there is no gap between 1 and 0.9999….
We can observe that, 0.999 is too much near 1, hence, 1 is justified as the answer.
Hence, x is in the form p/q, where p and q are integers and q ≠ 0.
Question 5. What can the maximum number of digits be in the repeating block of digits in the decimal expansion of 1/17? Perform the division to check your answer.
Solution:
In the given question,
There are 16 digits in the repeating block of the decimal expansion of 1/17
Here, the remainder never becomes zero and remainders repeat after a certain stage.
Hence, decimal expansion is nonterminating recurring
1/17 =
Question 6. Look at several examples of rational numbers in the form p/q (q ≠ 0), where p and q are integers with no common factors other than 1 and having terminating decimal representations (expansions). Can you guess what property q must satisfy?
Solution:
We observe that when q is 2, 4, 5, 8, 10… Then the decimal expansion is terminating.
Let’s take some example,
1/2 = 0. 5, denominator q = 2^{1}
7/8 = 0. 875, denominator q =2^{3}
4/5 = 0. 8, denominator q = 5^{1}
So, we conclude that terminating decimal may be obtained in the situation where
prime factorization of the denominator of the given fractions has the power
of only 2 or only 5 or both.
In the form of 2^{m} × 5^{n}, where n, m are natural numbers.
Question 7. Write three numbers whose decimal expansions are nonterminating nonrecurring.
Solution:
As we know that all irrational numbers are nonterminating nonrecurring.
So,
√5 = 2.23606798…….
√27 =5.19615242……
√41 = 6.40312424…..
Question 8. Find three different irrational numbers between the rational numbers 5/7 and 9/11.
Solution:
As, decimal expansion of
5/7 =
9/11 =
Hence, three different irrational numbers between them can be as follows,
0.73073007300073000073…
0.75075007300075000075…
0.76076007600076000076…
Question 9. Classify the following numbers as rational or irrational :
(i) √23
Solution:
√23 = 4.79583152……
As the number is nonterminating nonrecurring.
It is an irrational number.
(ii) √225
Solution:
√225 = 15 = 15/1
As the number can be represented in p/q form, where q ≠ 0.
It is a rational number.
(iii) 0.3796
Solution:
As, the number 0.3796, is terminating.
It is a rational number.
(iv) 7.478478…
Solution:
As, the number 7.478478, is nonterminating but recurring.
It is a rational number.
(v) 1.101001000100001…
Solution:
As, the number 1.101001000100001…, is nonterminating but recurring.
It is a rational number.
Number Systems: Exercise 1.4
Question 1. Visualize 3.765 on the number line, using successive magnification.
Solution:
Now in the given question, you have to represent 3.765 on the number line using the successive magnification method.
Step 1: We will check the range of the number and magnify it accordingly. That is, 3.765 will lie between 3 and 4 so we will magnify the value between 3 and 4.
Magnify 3 and 4
Step 2: Now 3.76 will lie between 3.7 and 3.8, so we will magnify the value between 3.7 and 3.8.
Step 3: Now as we will magnify we will check the range, that is, 3.765 will lie between 3.76 and 3.77.
Step 4: Now as we will magnify the value between 3.76 and 3.77 we will find the value 3.765.
Hence 3.765 is found between 3.76 and 3.77
Question 2. Visualize on the number line, up to 4 decimal places.
Solution:
Now in this question, we have to represent the number on the number line. The bar sign ( ͞ ) above .26 depicts that the number .26 is repeated continuously after the decimal point. But it is given that we have to represent the number up to 4 decimal places only, that is, we have to represent 4.2626 on the number line.
Step 1: We will check the range of the number and magnify it accordingly.
Step 2: Now 4.2626 will lie between 4 and 5, so we will magnify the value between 4 and 5.
Magnify 4 and 5
Step 3: 4.26 will lie between 4.2 and 4.3, so we will magnify the value between 4.2 and 4.3.
Step 4: 4.262 will lie between 4.26 and 4.27, so we will magnify the value between 4.26 and 4.27.
Step 5: Now at last 4.2626 will lie between 4.262 and 4.263, so we will magnify the value between 4.262 and 4.263.
Step 6: As we will magnify the value between 4.262 and 4.263 we will get 4.2626.
Hence 4.2626 is found between 4.262 and 4.263
Number Systems: Exercise 1.5
Question 1: Classify the following numbers as rational or irrational:
(i) 2 –√5
(ii) (3 +√23) √23
(iii) 2√7 / 7√7
(iv) 1/√2
(v) 2π
Solution:
(i) 2 –√5
As √5 = 2.2360678… which is nonterminating and nonrecurring. It is an irrational number.
When we substitute the value of √5 in equation 2 –√5, we get,
2√5 = 22.2360678…
2√5 = 0.2360678
Since the number, – 0.2360678…, is a nonterminating and nonrecurring,
Therefore, 2 –√5 is an irrational number.
(ii) (3 +√23) √23
(3 +√23) –√23 = 3+√23–√23
= 3
Since, the number 3 is rational number
Therefore, (3 +√23) √23 is rational.
(iii) 2√7 / 7√7
2√7 / 7√7 = (2/7)× (√7/√7)
2√7 / 7√7 = (2/7)× (√7/√7)
= (2/7)×1 [As (√7/√7) = 1]
= 2/7
Since the number, 2/7 is in p/q form
Therefore, 2√7/7√7 is rational.
(iv) 1/√2
As, √2 = 1.41421… which is nonterminating and nonrecurring. It is a rational number.
When we divide 1/√2 we get,
1/√2 = 1/1.41421…
=0.70710…
Since the number, 0.7071..is a nonterminating and nonrecurring,
Therefore, 1/√2 is an irrational number.
(v) 2π
The value of π is 3.1415…
When we substitute the value of π in equation 2π, we get,
2π = 2 × 3.1415… = 6.2831…
Since the number, 6.2831…, is nonterminating nonrecurring,
Therefore, 2π is an irrational number.
Question 2: Simplify each of the following expressions:
(i) (3+√3)(2+√2)
(ii) (3+√3)(3√3)
(iii) (√5+√2)^{2}
(iv) (√5√2)(√5+√2)
Solution:
(i) (3+√3)(2+√2)
After opening the brackets, we get,
(3+√3)(2+√2)= (3×2)+(3×√2)+(√3×2)+(√3×√2)
(3+√3)(2+√2) = 6+3√2+2√3+√6
(ii) (3+√3)(3√3)
After opening the brackets, we get,
(3+√3)(3√3) = 3^{2}(√3)^{2}
= 93
(3+√3)(3√3) = 6
(iii) (√5+√2)^{2}
After opening the brackets, we get,
(√5+√2)^{2} = √5^{2}+(2×√5×√2)+ √2^{2 } [By using the formula (a + b)^{2} = a^{2} + 2ab + b^{2}]
= 5+2×√10+2
(√5+√2)^{2} = 7+2√10
(iv) (√5√2)(√5+√2)
After opening the brackets, we get,
(√5√2)(√5+√2) = (√5^{2}√2^{2})
= 52
= 3
Question 3: Recall, π is defined as the ratio of the circumference (say c) of a circle to its diameter, (say d). That is, π =c/d. This seems to contradict the fact that π is irrational. How will you resolve this contradiction?
Solution:
Given π = c/d = 22/7 which is equal to 3.142… which is nonterminating nonrecurring decimal.
Therefore, π is irrational.
Question 4: Represent (√9.3) on the number line.
Solution:
To represent √9.3 on the number line, follow the following steps,
Step 1: Draw a 9.3 units long line segment, name the line as AB.
Step 2: Extend AB to C such that BC=1 unit.
Step 3: Now, AC = 10.3 units. Let the centre of AC be O.
Step 4: Draw a semicircle with radius OC and centre O.
Step 5: Draw a BD perpendicular to AC at point B which is intersecting the semicircle at D.
Step 6: Join BD.
Step 7: Taking BD as radius and B as the centre point and draw an arc which touches the line segment.
The point where it intersects the line segment is at a distance of √9.3 from B as shown in the figure.
Question 5: Rationalize the denominators of the following:
(i) 1/√7
(ii) 1/(√7√6)
(iii) 1/(√5+√2)
(iv) 1/(√72)
Solution:
(i) 1/√7
Multiply and divide 1/√7 by √7 we get,
(1×√7)/(√7×√7) = √7/7
= √7/7
(ii) 1/(√7√6)
Multiply and divide 1/(√7√6) by (√7+√6) we get,
[1/(√7√6)]×(√7+√6)/(√7+√6) = (√7+√6)/(√7√6)(√7+√6)
= (√7+√6)/√7^{2}√6^{2} [As, (a+b)(ab) = a^{2}b^{2}]
= (√7+√6)/(76)
= (√7+√6)/1
= √7+√6
(iii) 1/(√5+√2)
Multiply and divide 1/(√5+√2) by (√5√2) we get,
[1/(√5+√2)]×(√5√2)/(√5√2) = (√5√2)/(√5+√2)(√5√2)
= (√5√2)/(√5^{2}√2^{2}) [As, (a+b)(ab) = a^{2}b^{2}]
= (√5√2)/(52)
= (√5√2)/3
(iv) 1/(√72)
Multiply and divide 1/(√72) by (√7+2) we get,
1/(√72)×(√7+2)/(√7+2) = (√7+2)/(√72)(√7+2)
= (√7+2)/(√7^{2}2^{2}) [As, (a+b)(ab) = a^{2}b^{2}]
= (√7+2)/(74)
= (√7+2)/3
Number Systems: Exercise 1.6
Question 1. Find the Value of:
(i) 64^{1/2}
64^{1/2}
= (8 × 8)^{1/2}
= (8^{2})^{½}
= 8^{1}
= 8
(ii) 32^{1/5}
32^{1/5}
= (2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2)^{1/5}
= (2^{5})^{⅕}
= 2^{1}
= 2
(iii) 125^{1/3}
(125)^{1/3}
= (5 × 5 × 5)^{1/3}
= (5^{3})^{⅓}
= 5^{1}
= 5
Question 2. Find the value of:
(i) 9^{3/2}
9^{3/2}
= (3 × 3)^{3/2}
= (3^{2})^{3/2}
= 3^{3}
= 27
(ii) 32^{2/5}
32^{2/5}
= (2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2)^{2/5}
= (2^{5})^{2⁄5}
= 2^{2}
= 4
(iii) 16^{3/4}
16^{3/4}
= (2 × 2 × 2 × 2)^{3/4}
= (2^{4})^{3⁄4}
= 2^{3}
= 8
(iv) 125^{1/3}
125^{1/3}
= (5 × 5 × 5)^{1/3}
= (5^{3})^{1⁄3}
= 5^{1}
= 1/5
Question 3. Simplify the followings:
(i) 2^{2/3} × 2^{1/5}
2^{2/3 }× 2^{1/5}
= 2^{(2/3) + (1/5) }⸪ As, a^{m }× a^{n }= a^{m + n}
= 2^{13/15}
(ii) (1/3^{3})^{7}
(1/3^{3})^{7}
= (3^{3})^{7} ⸪ As, (a^{m})^{n} = a^{m x n}
= 3^{21}
(iii) 11^{1/2}/11^{1/4}
11^{1/2}/11^{1/4}
= 11^{(1/2) – (1/4) }⸪ As, a^{m} × a^{n} = a^{m – n}
= 11^{1/4}
(iv) 7^{1/2 }× 8^{1/2}
7^{1/2 }× 8^{1/2}
= (7 × 8)^{1/2 }⸪ As, a^{m} × b^{m} = (a × b)^{m}
= 56^{1/2}
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Answer:
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