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Exercise 3.1
Q1. Write all the factors of the following numbers:
(a) 24 (b) 15 (c) 21
(d) 27 (e) 12 (f) 20
(g) 18 (h) 23 (i) 36
Answer:
A factor of a number is an exact divisor of that number.
(a) 24
24 = 1 × 24
24 = 2 × 12
24 = 3 × 8
24 = 4 × 6
∴ Factors of 24 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 24.
(b) 15
15 = 1 × 15
15 = 3 × 5
∴ Factors of 15 are 1, 3, 5 and 15.
(c) 21
21 = 1 × 21
21 = 3 × 7
∴ Factors of 21 are 1, 3, 7 and 21.
(d) 27
Q2. Write first five multiples of:
(a) 5 (b) 8 (c) 9
Answer:
(a) 5
5 × 1 = 5
5 × 2 = 10
5 × 3 = 15
5 × 4 = 20
5 × 5 = 25
∴ First five multiples of 5 are 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25.
(b) 8
8 × 1 = 8
8 × 2 = 16
8 × 3 = 24
8 × 4 = 32
8 × 5 = 40
∴ First five multiples of 8 are 8, 16, 24, 32 and 40.
(c) 9
9 × 1 = 9
9 × 2 = 18
9 × 3 = 27
9 × 4 = 36
9 × 5 = 45
∴ First five multiples of 9 are 9, 18, 27, 36 and 45.
Q3. Match the items in column 1 with the items in column 2.
Column 1 
Column 2 
(i) 35 
(a) Multiple of 8 
(ii) 15 
(b) Multiple of 7 
(iii) 16 
(c) Multiple of 70 
(iv) 20 
(d) Factor of 30 
(v) 25 
(e) Factor of 50 

(f) Factor of 20 
Answer:
Column 1 
Column 2 
(i) 35 
(b) Multiple of 7 
(ii) 15 
(d) Factor of 30 
(iii) 16 
(a) Multiple of 8 
(iv) 20 
(f) Factor of 20 
(v) 25 
(e) Factor of 50 
Q4. Find all the multiples of 9 upto 100.
Answer:
9 × 1 = 9
9 × 2 = 18
9 × 3 = 27
9 × 4 = 36
9 × 5 = 45
9 × 6 = 54
9 × 7 = 63
9 × 8 = 72
9 × 9 = 81
9 × 10 = 90
9 × 11 = 99
9 × 12 = 108
∴ All the multiples of 9 upto 100 are 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90 and 99.
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Exercise 3.2
Q1. What is the sum of any two (a) Odd numbers? (b) Even numbers?
Answer:
(a) Odd numbers
Q2. State whether the following statements are True or False:
(a) The sum of three odd numbers is even.
(b) The sum of two odd numbers and one even number is even.
(c) The product of three odd numbers is odd.
(d) If an even number is divided by 2, the quotient is always odd.
(e) All prime numbers are odd.
(f) Prime numbers do not have any factors.
(g) Sum of two prime numbers is always even.
(h) 2 is the only even prime number.
(i) All even numbers are composite numbers.
(j) The product of two even numbers is always even.
Answer:
(a) False, The sum of three odd numbers will always be odd. Suppose we take 3 odd numbers, say 3, 5 and 7, their sum will be 3 + 5 + 7 = 15 which is not an even number.
(b) True, The sum of any two odd numbers is even and the sum of any two even numbers is even. Suppose we take 2 odd numbers, say, 3, 5 and one even number, say 6, their sum will be 3 + 5 + 6 = 14 which is an even number.
(c) True, The product of any odd numbers is odd. Suppose we take 3 odd numbers, say 3, 5 and 7, their product will be 3 × 5 × 7 = 15 × 7 = 105, which is an odd number.
(d) False, If an even number is divided by 2, the quotient can be either odd or even, for example 8 + 2 = 4 (even) and 26 + 2 = 13 (odd).
(e) False, 2 which is an even number is the smallest prime number.
(f) False, The numbers other than 1 whose only factors are 1 and the number itself are called Prime numbers.
(g) False, This statement can only be true if neither of the two prime numbers that are added is 2. When 2 is not being considered than the sum of two prime numbers is always even.
(h) True, every prime number except 2 is odd.
(i) False, 2 which is an even number is the smallest prime number. Except 2, all even numbers are composite numbers.
(j) True, The product of two even numbers is always even, for example 2 × 4 = 8 (even) and 12 × 2 = 24 (even).
Q3. The numbers 13 and 31 are prime numbers. Both these numbers have same digits 1 and 3. Find such pairs of prime numbers upto 100.
Answer:
(17, 71), (37, 73) (79, 97)
Q4. Write down separately the prime and composite numbers less than 20.
Answer:
The numbers other than 1 whose only factors are 1 and the number itself are called Prime numbers. The prime numbers which are less than 20 are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17 and 19.
Numbers having more than two factors are called Composite numbers. The composite numbers which are less than 20 are 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 18.
Q5. What is the greatest prime number between 1 and 10?
Answer:
The prime numbers between 1 and 10 are 2, 3, 5 and 7.
Therefore the greatest prime number between 1 and 10 will be 7.
Q6. Express the following as the sum of two odd primes.
(a) 44 (b) 36 (c) 24 (d) 18
Answer:
(a) 44 = 3 + 41
(b) 36 = 5 + 31
(c) 24 = 7 + 17
(d) 18 = 5 + 13
Q7. Give three pairs of prime numbers whose difference is 2.
[Remark: Two prime numbers whose difference is 2 are called twin primes].
Answer:
Two prime numbers whose difference is ‘2’ is also called as twin prime number or twin primes.
Three pairs of prime numbers whose difference is 2 are (5, 3), (7, 5) and (13, 11).
Other such twin primes can be: (19, 17), (43, 41), (73,71)
Q8. Which of the following numbers is Prime?
(a) 23 (b) 51 (c) 37 (d) 26
Answer:
(a) The factors of 23 are 1 × 23 = 23
(b) The factors of 51 are 1 × 51 and 3 × 17 = 51
(c) The factors of 37 are 1 × 37 = 37
(d) The factors of 26 are 1 × 26 = 26 and 2 × 13 = 26
Prime numbers are numbers whose only factors are 1 and itself.
∴ Out of the given numbers only 23 and 37 are prime numbers.
Q9. Write seven consecutive composite numbers less than 100 so that there is no prime number between them.
Answer:
The encircled numbers are prime numbers. The rest of the numbers, except 1, are composite numbers.
By observing the Sieve Method, we can see that seven consecutive numbers that do not have any prime number between them are 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95 and 96.
Q10. Express each of the following numbers as the sum of three odd primes:
(a) 21 (b) 31 (c) 53 (d) 61
Answer:
(a) 21 = 3 + 5 + 13 or 3 + 7 + 11
(b) 31 = 5 + 7 + 19 or 7 + 11 + 13 or 3 + 5 + 23 or 3 + 11 + 17
(c) 53 = 3 + 21 + 29 or 3 + 13 + 37 or 5 + 11 + 37 or 13 + 17 + 23
(d) 61 = 13 + 17 + 31 or 7 + 13 + 41 or 3 + 17 + 41
Q11. Write five pairs of prime numbers less than 20 whose sum is divisible by 5.
(Hint: 3 + 7 = 10)
Answer:
Prime numbers less than 20 are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17 and 19.
Pairs of prime numbers less than 20 whose sum is divisible by 5 are
(i) 2 + 3 = 5 [5 × 1 = 5, is divisible by 5]
(ii) 2 + 13 = 15 [5 × 3 = 15, is divisible by 5]
(iii) 3 + 7 = 10 [5 × 3 = 10, is divisible by 5]
(iv) 3 + 17 = 20 [5 × 4 = 20, is divisible by 5]
(v) 7 + 13 = 20 [5 × 4 = 20, is divisible by 5]
(vi) 11 + 19 = 30 [5 × 6 = 30, is divisible by 5]
(vii) 13 + 17 = 30 [5 × 6 = 30, is divisible by 5]
Q12. Fill in the blanks:
(a) A number which has only two factors is called a ______.
(b) A number which has more than two factors is called a ______.
(c) 1 is neither ______ nor ______.
(d) The smallest prime number is ______.
(e) The smallest composite number is _____.
(f) The smallest even number is _____.
Answer:
(a) A number which has only two factors is called a prime number.
(b) A number which has more than two factors is called a composite number.
(c) 1 is neither prime nor composite.
(d) The smallest prime number is 2.
(e) The smallest composite number is 4.
(f) The smallest even number is 2.
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Exercise 3.3
Q1. Using divisibility tests, determine which of the following numbers are divisible by 2; by 3; by 4; by 5; by 6; by 8; by 9; by 10; by 11 (say, yes or no):
Number 
Divisible by 

2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
8 
9 
10 
11 

128 









990 









1586 









275 









6686 









639210 









429714 









2856 









3060 









406839 









Answer:
Tests for Divisibility of Numbers
Divisibility by 2: a number is divisible by 2 if it has any of the digits 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 in its ones place.
Divisibility by 3: if the sum of the digits is a multiple of 3, then the number is divisible by 3.
Divisibility by 4: a number with 3 or more digits is divisible by 4 if the number formed by its last two digits (i.e. ones and tens) is divisible by 4.
Divisibility by 5: a number which has either 0 or 5 in its ones place is divisible by 5
Divisibility by 6: if a number is divisible by 2 and 3 both then it is divisible by 6 also.
Divisibility by 8: a number with 4 or more digits is divisible by 8, if the number formed by the last three digits is divisible by 8
Divisibility by 9: if the sum of the digits of a number is divisible by 9, then the number itself is divisible by 9.
Divisibility by 10: if a number has 0 in the ones place then it is divisible by 10.
Divisibility by 11: if the difference between the sum of the digits at odd places (from the right) and the sum of the digits at even places (from the right) of the number is either 0 or divisible by 11, then the number is divisible by 11.
Number 
Divisible by 

2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
8 
9 
10 
11 

128 
Yes 
No 
Yes 
No 
No 
Yes 
No 
No 
No 
990 
Yes 
Yes 
No 
Yes 
Yes 
No 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
1586 
Yes 
No 
No 
No 
No 
No 
No 
No 
No 
275 
No 
No 
No 
Yes 
No 
No 
No 
No 
Yes 
6686 
Yes 
No 
No 
No 
No 
No 
No 
No 
No 
639210 
Yes 
Yes 
No 
Yes 
Yes 
No 
No 
Yes 
Yes 
429714 
Yes 
Yes 
No 
No 
Yes 
No 
Yes 
No 
No 
2856 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
No 
Yes 
Yes 
No 
No 
No 
3060 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
No 
Yes 
Yes 
No 
406839 
No 
Yes 
No 
No 
No 
No 
No 
No 
No 
Q2. Using divisibility tests, determine which of the following numbers are divisible by 4; by 8:
(a) 572 (b) 726352 (c) 5500 (d) 6000 (e) 12159 (f) 14560 (g) 21084 (h) 31795072 (i) 1700 (j) 2150
Answer:
Divisibility by 4: a number with 3 or more digits is divisible by 4 if the number formed by its last two digits (i.e. ones and tens) is divisible by 4.
Divisibility by 8: a number with 4 or more digits is divisible by 8, if the number formed by the last three digits is divisible by 8
(a) 572
72 + 4 = 18, therefore the number is divisible by 4
572 is not divisible by 8 therefore the number is not divisible by 8
(b) 726352
52 + 4 = 13, therefore the number is divisible by 4
352 + 8 = 44, therefore the number is divisible by 8
(c) 5500
0 + 4 = 0, therefore the number is divisible by 4
500 is not divisible by 8 therefore the number is not divisible by 8
(d) 6000
0 + 4 = 0, therefore the number is divisible by 4
0 + 8 = 0, therefore the number is divisible by 8
(e) 12159
59 is not divisible by 4, therefore the number is not divisible by 4
159 is not divisible by 8 therefore the number is not divisible by 8
(f) 14560
60 + 4 = 15, therefore the number is divisible by 4
560 + 8 = 70, therefore the number is divisible by 8
(g) 21084
Q3. Using divisibility tests, determine which of following numbers are divisible by 6:
(a) 297144 (b) 1258 (c) 4335 (d) 61233 (e) 901352 (f) 438750 (g) 1790184 (h) 12583 (i) 639210 (j) 17852
Answer:
Divisibility by 6: if a number is divisible by 2 and 3 both then it is divisible by 6 also.
(a) 297144
The number has 4 in its ones place so it is divisible by 2
The sum of the digits = 2 + 9 + 7 + 1 + 4 + 4 = 27, which is divisible by 3
Since the number is divisible by both 2 and 3, hence ‘297144’ is divisible by 6.
(b) 1258
The number has 8 in its ones place so it is divisible by 2
The sum of the digits = 1 + 2 + 5 + 8 = 16, which is not divisible by 3
Since the number is divisible by 2 but not 3, hence ‘1258’ is not divisible by 6.
(c) 4335
The number has 5 in its ones place so it is not divisible by 2
The sum of the digits = 4 + 3 + 3 + 5 = 15, which is divisible by 3
Since the number is divisible by 3 but not 2, hence ‘4335’ is not divisible by 6.
(d) 61233
The number has 3 in its ones place so it is not divisible by 2
The sum of the digits = 6 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 3 = 15, which is divisible by 3
Since the number is divisible by 3 but not 2, hence ‘61233’ is not divisible by 6.
(e) 901352
The number has 2 in its ones place so it is divisible by 2
The sum of the digits = 9 + 0 + 1 + 3 + 5 + 2 = 20, which is not divisible by 3
Since the number is divisible by 2 but not 3, hence ‘901352’ is not divisible by 6.
(f) 438750
The number has 0 in its ones place so it is divisible by 2
The sum of the digits = 4 + 3 + 8 + 7 + 5 + 0 = 27, which is divisible by 3
Since the number is divisible by both 2 and 3, hence ‘438750’ is divisible by 6.
(g) 1790184
The number has 4 in its ones place so it is divisible by 2
The sum of the digits = 1 + 7 + 9 + 0 + 1 + 8 + 4 = 30, which is divisible by 3
Since the number is divisible by both 2 and 3, hence ‘1790184’ is divisible by 6.
(h) 12583
The number has 3 in its ones place so it is not divisible by 2
The sum of the digits = 1 + 2 + 5 + 8 + 3 = 19, which is not divisible by 3
Since the number is not divisible by both 2 and 3, hence ‘12583’ is not divisible by 6.
(i) 639210
The number has 0 in its ones place so it is divisible by 2
The sum of the digits = 6 + 3 + 9 + 2 + 1 + 0 = 21, which is divisible by 3
Since the number is divisible by both 2 and 3, hence ‘639210’ is divisible by 6.
(j) 17852
The number has 2 in its ones place so it is divisible by 2
The sum of the digits = 1 + 7 + 8 + 5 + 2 = 23, which is not divisible by 3
Since the number is divisible by 2 but not 3, hence ‘17852’ is not divisible by 6.
Q4. Using divisibility tests, determine which of the following numbers are divisible by 11:
(a) 5445 (b) 10824 (c) 7138965 (d) 70169308 (e) 10000001 (f) 901153
Answer:
Divisibility by 11: if the difference between the sum of the digits at odd places (from the right) and the sum of the digits at even places (from the right) of the number is either 0 or divisible by 11, then the number is divisible by 11.
(a) 5445
The sum of the digits in the odd places from the right = 5 + 4 = 9
The sum of the digits in the even places from the right = 4 + 5 = 9
Difference = 9 – 9 = 0
The number is divisible by 11.
(b) 10824
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right = 4 + 8 + 1 = 13
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right = 2 + 0 = 2
Difference = 13 – 2 = 11
The number is divisible by 11.
(c) 7138965
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right = 5 + 9 + 3 + 7 = 24
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right = 6 + 8 + 1 = 15
Difference = 24 – 15 = 9
The number is not divisible by 11.
(d) 70169308
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right = 8 + 3 + 6 + 0 = 17
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right = 0 + 9 + 1 + 7 = 17
Difference = 17 – 17 = 0
The number is divisible by 11.
(e) 10000001
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right = 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 1
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right = 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 = 1
Difference = 1 – 1 = 0
The number is divisible by 11.
(f) 901153
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right = 3 + 1 + 0 = 4
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right = 5 + 1 + 9 = 15
Difference = 15 – 4 = 11
The number is divisible by 11.
Q5. Write the smallest digit and the greatest digit in the blank space of each of the following numbers so that the number formed is divisible by 3:
(a) __ 6724 (b) 4765 __ 2
Answer:
Divisibility by 3: if the sum of the digits is a multiple of 3, then the number is divisible by 3.
(a) _6724
The sum of the digits = _ + 6 + 7 + 2 + 4 = 19
The smallest digit that can be added to 19 is 0.
19 + 0 = 19, is not a multiple of 3
19 + 1 = 20, is not a multiple of 3
19 + 2 = 21, is a multiple of 3
Therefore the smallest digit that should be in the blank space is 2.
The greatest digit that can be added is 9.
19 + 9 = 28, is not a multiple of 3
19 + 8 = 27, is a multiple of 3
Therefore the greatest digit in the blank space should be 8.
(b) 4765_2
The sum of the digits = 4 + 7 + 6 + 5 + _ + 2 = 24
The smallest digit that can be added to 24 is 0.
24 + 0 = 24, is a multiple of 3
Therefore the smallest digit that should be in the blank space is 0.
The greatest digit that can be added is 9.
24 + 9 = 33, is a multiple of 3
Therefore the greatest digit in the blank space should be 9.
Q6. Write a digit in the blank space of each of the following numbers so that the number formed is divisible by 11:
(a) 92 __ 389 (b) 8 __ 9484
Answer:
Divisibility by 11: if the difference between the sum of the digits at odd places (from the right) and the sum of the digits at even places (from the right) of the number is either 0 or divisible by 11, then the number is divisible by 11.
(a) 92_389
Let x be the number in the blank space.
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right = 9 + 3 + 2 = 14
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right = 8 + x + 9 = 17 + x
The number is divisible by 11 if the difference between the two is 0 or 11.
That is, 17 + x – 14 = 0 or 17+ x – 14 = 11
3 + x = 0 or 3 + x = 11
x = 3 or x = 11 – 3 = 8
x cannot be negative therefore the missing number will be 8.
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right = 9 + 3 + 2 = 14
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right = 8 + 8 + 9 = 25
Difference = 25 – 14 = 11
The number is divisible by 11.
(b) 8_9484
Let x be the number in the blank space.
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right = 4 + 4 + x = 8 + x
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right = 8 + 9 + 8 = 25
The number is divisible by 11 if the difference between the two is 0 or 11.
That is, 25 – (8 + x) = 0 or 25 – (8 + x) = 11
17  x = 0 or 17  x = 11
x = 17 or x = 17 – 11 = 6
x cannot be 17 as it has two digits therefore the missing number will be 6.
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right = 4 + 4 + 6 = 14
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right = 8 + 9 + 8 = 25
Difference = 25 – 14 = 11
The number is divisible by 11.
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Exercise 3.4
Q1. Find the common factors of :
(a) 20 and 28 (b) 15 and 25 (c) 35 and 50 (d) 56 and 120
Answer:
(a) 20 and 28
The factors of 

20 are 
28 are 
1 × 20 = 20 
1 × 28 = 28 
2 × 10 = 20 
2 × 14 = 28 
4 × 5 = 20 
4 × 7 = 28 
Factors of 20 are 1, 2, 4, 5, 10 and 20
Factors of 28 are 1, 2, 4, 7, 14 and 28
Common factors are 1, 2 and 4.
The factors of 

15 are 
25 are 
1 × 15 = 15 
1 × 25 = 25 
3 × 5 = 15 
5 × 5 = 25 
Factors of 15 are 1, 3, 5 and 15
Factors of 25 are 1, 5 and 25
Common factors are 1 and 5.
(c) 35 and 50
The factors of 

35 are 
50 are 
1 × 35 = 35 
1 × 50 = 50 
5 × 7 = 35 
2 × 25 = 50 

5 × 10 = 50 
Factors of 35 are 1, 5, 7 and 35
Factors of 50 are 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50
Common factors are 1 and 5.
(d) 56 and 120
The factors of 

56 are 
120 are 
1 × 56 = 56 
1 × 120 = 120 
2 × 28 = 56 
2 × 60 = 120 
4 × 14 = 56 
3 × 40 = 120 
7 × 8 = 56 
4 × 30 = 120 

5 × 24 = 120 

6 × 20 = 120 

8 × 15 = 120 

10 × 12 = 120 
Factors of 56 are 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 28 and 56
Factors of 120 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 30, 40, 60 and 120
Common factors are 1, 2, 4 and 8.
Q2. Find the common factors of :
(a) 4, 8 and 12 (b) 5, 15 and 25
Answer:
(a) 4, 8 and 12
The factors of 

4 are 
8 are 
12 are 
1 × 4 = 4 
1 × 8 = 8 
1 × 12 = 12 
2 × 2 = 2 
2 × 4 = 8 
2 × 6 = 12 


3 × 4 = 12 
Factors of 4 are 1, 2 and 4
Factors of 8 are 1, 2, 4 and 8
Factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12
Common factors are 1, 2 and 4.
(b) 5, 15 and 25
The factors of 

5 are 
15 are 
25 are 
1 × 5 = 5 
1 × 15 = 15 
1 × 25 = 25 

3 × 5 = 15 
5 × 5 = 25 
Factors of 5 are 1 and 5
Factors of 15 are 1, 3, 5 and 15
Factors of 25 are 1, 5 and 25
Common factors are 1 and 5.
Q3. Find first three common multiples of :
(a) 6 and 8 (b) 12 and 18
Answer:
(a) 6 and 8
The multiples of 

6 are 
8 are 
1 × 6 = 6 
1 × 8 = 8 
2 × 6 = 12 
2 × 8 = 16 
3 × 6 = 18 
3 × 8 = 24 
4 × 6 = 24 
4 × 8 = 32 
5 × 6 = 30 
5 × 8 = 40 
6 × 6 = 36 
6 × 8 = 48 
7 × 6 = 42 
7 × 8 = 56 
8 × 6 = 48 
8 × 8 = 64 
9 × 6 = 54 
9 × 8 = 72 
10 × 6 = 60 
10 × 8 = 80 
11 × 6 = 66 
11 × 8 = 88 
12 × 6 = 72 
12 × 8 = 96 
Multiples of 6 are 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72…
Multiples of 8 are 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88, 96…
First three common multiples are 24, 48 and 72.
(b) 12 and 18
The multiples of 

12 are 
18 are 
1 × 12 = 12 
1 × 18 = 18 
2 × 12 = 24 
2 × 18 = 36 
3 × 12 = 36 
3 × 18 = 54 
4 × 12 = 48 
4 × 18 = 72 
5 × 12 = 60 
5 × 18 = 90 
6 × 12 = 72 
6 × 18 = 108 
7 × 12 = 84 
7 × 18 = 126 
8 × 12 = 96 
8 × 18 = 144 
9 × 12 = 108 
9 × 18 = 162 
10 × 12 = 120 
10 × 18 = 180 
11 × 12 = 132 
11 × 18 = 198 
12 × 12 = 144 
12 × 18 = 216 
Multiples of 12 are 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 108, 120, 132, 144 …
Multiples of 18 are 18, 36, 54, 72, 90, 108, 126, 144, 162, 180, 198 …
First three common multiples are 36, 72 and 108.
Q4. Write all the numbers less than 100 which are common multiples of 3 and 4.
Answer:
The multiples of 

3 are 
4 are 
1 × 3 = 3 
1 × 4 = 4 
2 × 3 = 6 
2 × 4 = 8 
3 × 3 = 9 
3 × 4 = 12 
4 × 3 = 12 
4 × 4 = 16 
5 × 3 = 15 
5 × 4 = 20 
6 × 3 = 18 
6 × 4 = 24 
7 × 3 = 21 
7 × 4 = 28 
8 × 3 = 24 
8 × 4 = 32 
9 × 3 = 27 
9 × 4 = 36 
10 × 3 = 30 
10 × 4 = 40 
11 × 3 = 33 
11 × 4 = 44 
12 × 3 = 36 
12 × 4 = 48 
13 × 3 = 39 
13 × 4 = 52 
14 × 3 = 42 
14 × 4 = 56 
15 × 3 = 45 
15 × 4 = 60 
16 × 3 = 48 
16 × 4 = 64 
17 × 3 = 51 
17 × 4 = 68 
18 × 3 = 54 
18 × 4 = 72 
19 × 3 = 57 
19 × 4 = 76 
20 × 3 = 60 
20 × 4 = 80 
21 × 3 = 63 
21 × 4 = 84 
22 × 3 = 66 
22 × 4 = 88 
23 × 3 = 69 
23 × 4 = 92 
24 × 3 = 72 
24 × 4 = 96 
25 × 3 = 75 
25 × 4 = 100 
Multiples of 3 less than 100 are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, …, 93, 96 and 99
Multiples of 4 less than 100 are 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, …, 88, 92 and 96
Common multiples are: 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96.
Q5. Which of the following numbers are coprime?
(a) 18 and 35 (b) 15 and 37 (c) 30 and 415
(d) 17 and 68 (e) 216 and 215 (f) 81 and 16
Answer:
Two numbers having only 1 as a common factor are called coprime numbers.
(a) 18 and 35
The factors of 

18 are 
35 are 
1 × 18 = 18 
1 × 35 = 35 
2 × 9 = 18 
5 × 7 = 35 
3 × 6 = 18 

Factors of 18 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 and 18
Factors of 35 are 1, 5, 7 and 35
Common factor is 1.
∴ 18 and 35 are coprime numbers.
(b) 15 and 37
The factors of 

15 are 
37 are 
1 × 15 = 15 
1 × 37 = 37 
3 × 5 = 15 

Factors of 15 are 1, 3, 5 and 15
Factors of 37 are 1 and 37
Common factor is 1.
∴ 15 and 37 are coprime numbers.
(c) 30 and 415
The factors of 

30 are 
415 are 
1 × 30 = 30 
1 × 415 = 415 
2 × 15 = 30 
5 × 83 = 415 
3 × 10 = 30 

5 × 6 = 30 

Factors of 30 are 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 15 and 30
Factors of 415 are 1, 5, 83 and 415
Common factors are 1 and 5.
∴ 30 and 415 are not coprime numbers.
(d) 17 and 68
The factors of 

17 are 
68 are 
1 × 17 = 17 
1 × 68 = 68 

2 × 34 = 68 

4 × 17 = 68 
Factors of 17 are 1 and 17
Factors of 68 are 1, 2, 4, 17, 34 and 68
Common factors are 1 and 17.
∴ 17 and 68 are not coprime numbers.
(e) 216 and 215
The factors of 

216 are 
215 are 
1 × 216 = 216 
1 × 215 = 215 
2 × 108 = 216 
5 × 43 = 215 
3 × 72 = 216 

4 × 54 = 216 

6 × 36 = 216 

8 × 27 = 216 

9 × 24 = 216 

12 × 18 = 216 

Factors of 216 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 18, 24, 27, 36, 54, 72, 108 and 216
Factors of 215 are 1, 5, 43 and 215
Common factor is 1.
∴ 216 and 215 are coprime numbers.
(f) 81 and 16
The factors of 

81 are 
16 are 
1 × 81 = 81 
1 × 16 = 16 
3 × 27 = 81 
2 × 8 = 16 
9 × 9 = 81 
4 × 4 = 16 
Factors of 81 are 1, 3, 9, 27 and 81
Factors of 16 are 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16
Common factor is 1.
∴ 81 and 16 are coprime numbers
Q6. A number is divisible by both 5 and 12. By which other number will that number be always divisible?
Answer:
The factors of  
5 are 
12 are 
1 × 5 = 5  1 × 12 = 12 
2 × 6 = 12  
3 × 4 = 12 
Factors of 5 are 1 and 5
Factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12
Common factor is 1.
Hence, 5 and 12 are coprime numbers.
We know that if a number is divisible by two coprime numbers then it is divisible by their product also.
The other number by which that number will always be divisible will be = 5 × 12 = 60
Therefore, the number will always be divisible by 60 if it is divisible by both 5 and 12.
Q7. A number is divisible by 12. By what other numbers will that number be divisible?
Answer:
If a number is divisible by another number then it is divisible by each of the factors of that number.
The number is divisible by 12 so the number will be divisible by all the factors of 12.
Factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12
Therefore the number will also be divisible by the numbers 2, 3, 4 and 6.
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Exercise 3.5
Q1. Which of the following statements are true?
(a) If a number is divisible by 3, it must be divisible by 9.
(b) If a number is divisible by 9, it must be divisible by 3.
(c) A number is divisible by 18, if it is divisible by both 3 and 6.
(d) If a number is divisible by 9 and 10 both, then it must be divisible by 90.
(e) If two numbers are coprimes, at least one of them must be prime.
(f) All numbers which are divisible by 4 must also be divisible by 8.
(g) All numbers which are divisible by 8 must also be divisible by 4.
(h) If a number exactly divides two numbers separately, it must exactly divide their sum.
(i) If a number exactly divides the sum of two numbers, it must exactly divide the two numbers separately.
Answer:
(a) False, 12 is divisible by 3 but not by 9.
(b) True, if a number is divisible by another number then it is divisible by each of the factors of that number and 3 is a factor of 9.
(c) False, A number is divisible by 18, if it is divisible by both 3 and 6.
Q2. Here are two different factor trees for 60. Write the missing numbers.
(a)
Suppose the two ‘?’ are a and b
From the given factor tree we know that
60 = 6 × 10
Therefore,
6 = 2 × a and 10 = 5 × b
⇒ a = 6 ÷ 2 and b = 10 ÷ 5
⇒ a = 3 and b = 2
Therefore, the missing numbers are 3 and 2.
The prime factors of 60 = 2 × 3 × 2 × 5
(b)
Suppose the four ‘?’ are a, b, c and d
From the given factor tree we know that
60 = 30 × a and 30 = 10 × b and 10 = c × d
⇒ a = 60 ÷ 30 and b = 30 ÷ 10 and d = 10 ÷ c
⇒ a = 2 and b = 3 and c = 2; d = 5
Therefore, the missing numbers are 2, 3, 2 and 5.
The prime factors of 60 = 2 × 3 × 2 × 5
Q3. Which factors are not included in the prime factorisation of a composite number?
Answer:
Prime factorization is when a composite number is broken down into the prime numbers that, when multiplied together, gives that composite number again.
Q4. Write the greatest 4digit number and express it in terms of its prime factors.
Answer:
The greatest 4digit number is 9999.
3 
9999 
3  3333 
11  1111 
101  101 
1 
From the figure above we can say that the prime factors of 9999 are 3 × 3 × 11 × 101
Q5. Write the smallest 5digit number and express it in the form of its prime factors.
Answer:
The smallest 5digit number is 10000.
2  10000 
2  5000 
2  2500 
2  1250 
5  625 
5  125 
5  25 

5 
The prime factors of 10000 are 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 5 × 5 × 5 × 5
Q6. Find all the prime factors of 1729 and arrange them in ascending order. Now state the relation, if any; between two consecutive prime factors.
Answer:
Prime factorisation for 1729
7  1729 
13  247 
19  19 
1 
So, 1729 = 7 × 13 × 19
Therefore the prime factors of 1729 in ascending order are 7, 13 and 19.
19  6 = 13 and 13  6 = 7
So we can say that the relation between 7, 13 and 19 is that here the difference between two consecutive prime factors is equal to 6.
Q7. The product of three consecutive numbers is always divisible by 6. Verify this statement with the help of some examples.
Answer:
To prove, let us take three consecutive integers, say, n, n + 1 and n + 2.
Q8. The sum of two consecutive odd numbers is divisible by 4. Verify this statement with the help of some examples.
Answer:
Examples
(a) 3 + 5 = 8 and 8 is divisible by 4
(b) 5 + 7 = 12 and 12 is divisible by 4
(c) 7 + 9 = 16 and 16 is divisible by 4
(d) 9 + 11 = 20 and 20 is divisible by 4
(e) 11 + 13 = 24 and 24 is divisible by 4
(f) 21 + 23 = 44 and 44 is divisible by 4
From the above examples it is clear that the sum of two consecutive odd numbers is divisible by 4.
Q9. In which of the following expressions, prime factorisation has been done?
(a) 24 = 2 × 3 × 4 (b) 56 = 7 × 2 × 2 × 2 (c) 70 = 2 × 5 × 7 (d) 54 = 2 × 3 × 9
Answer:
When a composite number is broken down into the prime numbers that, when multiplied together, gives that composite number again, we say that prime factorisation has been done.
(a) Prime factorisation for 24
2  24 
2  12 
2  6 
3 
The prime factors for 24 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3
Given, 24 = 2 × 3 × 4
In this case prime factorisation has not been done.
(b) Prime factorisation for 56
2  56 
2  28 
2  14 
7 
The prime factors for 56 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 7
Given, 56 = 7 × 2 × 2 × 2
In this case prime factorisation has been done.
(c) Prime factorisation for 70
2  70 
5  35 
7 
The prime factors for 70 = 2 × 5 × 7
Given, 70 = 2 × 5 × 7
In this case prime factorisation has been done.
(d) Prime factorisation for 54
2  54 
3  27 
3  9 
3 
The prime factors for 54 = 2 × 3 × 3 × 3
Given, 54 = 2 × 3 × 9
In this case prime factorisation has not been done.
Q10. Determine if 25110 is divisible by 45.
[Hint : 5 and 9 are coprime numbers. Test the divisibility of the number by 5 and 9].
Answer:
45 = 5 × 9
Divisibility by 5 : a number which has either 0 or 5 in its ones place is divisible by 5
The number 25110 has ‘0’ in ones place so it is divisible by 5.
Divisibility by 9 : if the sum of the digits of a number is divisible by 9, then the number itself is divisible by 9.
The sum of the digits = 2 + 5 + 1 + 1 + 0 = 9, which is divisible by 9
We know that, if a number is divisible by two coprime numbers then it is divisible by their product also.
As 5 and 9 are coprimes and the number is divisible by both 5 and 9, therefore the number is divisible by their product i.e. 45.
Q11. 18 is divisible by both 2 and 3. It is also divisible by 2 × 3 = 6. Similarly, a number is divisible by both 4 and 6. Can we say that the number must also be divisible by 4 × 6 = 24? If not, give an example to justify your answer.
Answer:
No, a number that is divisible by both 4 and 6 is not always divisible by its product i.e. 4 × 6 = 24, because 4 and 6 are not coprimes
Examples:
12 is divisible by both 4 and 6 but not divisible by 24
36 is divisible by both 4 and 6 but not divisible by 24
60 is divisible by both 4 and 6 but not divisible by 24
Q12. I am the smallest number, having four different prime factors. Can you find me?
Answer:
The first 4 prime numbers are 2, 3, 5 and 7.
2 × 3 × 5 × 7 = 210
Hence, 210 is the smallest number having four different prime factors.
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Exercise 3.6
Q1. Find the HCF of the following numbers:
(a) 18, 48 (b) 30, 42 (c) 18, 60 (d) 27, 63 (e) 36, 84 (f) 34, 102 (g) 70, 105, 175
(h) 91, 112, 49 (i) 18, 54, 81 (j) 12, 45, 75
Answer:
(a) 18, 48
HCF (18, 48) = 3 × 2 = 6
(b) 30, 42
H.C.F. (30, 42) = 2 × 3 = 6
(c) 18, 60
HCF (18, 60) = 2 × 3 = 6
(d) 27, 63
HCF (27, 63) = 3 × 3 = 9
(e) 36, 84
HCF (36, 84) = 2 × 2 × 3 = 12
(f) 34, 102
HCF (34, 102) = 17 × 2 = 34
(g) 70, 105, 175
HCF (34, 102, 175) = 5 × 7 = 35
(h) 91, 112, 49
HCF (70, 112, 49) = 7
(i) 18, 54, 81
HCF (18, 54, 81) = 3 × 3 = 9
(j) 12, 45, 75
HCF (12, 45, 75) = 3
Q2. What is the HCF of two consecutive (a) numbers? (b) even numbers? (c) odd numbers?
Answer:
(a) Let us consider two sets of consecutive numbers 
Hence we can say that the HCF of two consecutive numbers is 1.
(b) Let us consider two sets of consecutive even numbers 
Hence we can say that the HCF of two consecutive even numbers is 2.
(c) Let us consider two sets of consecutive odd numbers 
Hence we can say that the HCF of two consecutive odd numbers is 1.
Q3. HCF of coprime numbers 4 and 15 was found as follows by factorisation :
4 = 2 × 2 and 15 = 3 × 5
since there is no common prime factor, so HCF of 4 and 15 is 0. Is the answer correct? If not, what is the correct HCF?
Answer:
No, HCF of 4 and 15 is 0 is the wrong answer.
Factorisation of 4 and 15
HCF (4, 15) = 1
Coprime numbers have only 1 as common factor, so HCF of 4 and 15 will be 1.
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Exercise 3.7
Q1. Renu purchases two bags of fertiliser of weights 75 kg and 69 kg. Find the maximum value of weight which can measure the weight of the fertiliser exact number of times.
Answer:
To find maximum weight, we will have to find HCF of 75 and 69.
Factorisation of 75 and 69
Therefore, the maximum value of weight which can measure the weight of the fertiliser exact number of times is 3 kgs.
Q2. Three boys step off together from the same spot. Their steps measure 63 cm, 70 cm and 77 cm respectively. What is the minimum distance each should cover so that all can cover the distance in complete steps?
Answer:
To find the minimum distance, we have to find LCM of 63, 70 and 77.
LCM of 63, 70 and 77
2  63 70 77 
3  63 35 77 
3  21 35 77 
5  7 35 77 
7  7 7 77 
11  1 1 11 
1 1 1 
LCM of 63, 70 and 77 = 11 × 5 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 7
= 7 × 11 × 10 × 9
= 63 × 110
= 6930
Therefore, the minimum distance each should cover so that all can cover the distance in complete steps is 6930 cms.
Q3. The length, breadth and height of a room are 825 cm, 675 cm and 450 cm respectively. Find the longest tape which can measure the three dimensions of the room exactly.
Answer:
To find the longest tape, we have to find HCF of 825 cm, 675 cm and 450 cm.
Factorisation of 825, 675 and 450
HCF of 825, 675 and 450 = 5 × 5 × 3
= 75
Therefore, the longest tape which can measure the three dimensions of the room exactly will be 75 cms.
Q4. Determine the smallest 3digit number which is exactly divisible by 6, 8 and 12.
Answer:
To find the smallest 3digit number we will first find the LCM of the given numbers 6, 8 and 12.
Factorisation of 6, 8 and 12
2  6 8 12 
2  3 4 6 
2  3 2 3 
3  3 1 3 
1 1 1 
LCM of 6, 8 and 12 = 2 × 3 × 2 × 2
= 24
Now we need to find the smallest 3digit multiple of 24.
24 × 3 = 72
24 × 4 = 96
24 × 5 = 120
120 is the smallest threedigit multiple of 24.
24 + 6 = 4
24 + 8 = 3
24 + 12 = 2
Therefore, the smallest 3digit number which is exactly divisible by 6, 8 and 12 is 120.
Q5. Determine the greatest 3digit number exactly divisible by 8, 10 and 12.
Answer:
To find the smallest 3digit number we will first find the LCM of the given numbers 8, 10 and 12.
Factorisation of 8, 10 and 12
2  8 10 12 
2  4 5 6 
2  2 5 3 
3  1 3 5 
5 
1 1 5 
1 1 1 
LCM of 8, 10 and 12 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 5
= 120
Now we need to find the greatest 3digit multiple of 120.
120 × 5 = 600
120 × 6 = 720
120 × 7 = 840
120 × 8 = 960
120 × 9 = 1080
960 is the greatest threedigit multiple of 120.
960 ÷ 8 = 120
960 ÷ 10 = 96
960 ÷ 12 = 80
Therefore, the greatest 3digit number exactly divisible by 8, 10 and 12 is 960.
Q6. The traffic lights at three different road crossings change after every 48 seconds, 72 seconds and 108 seconds respectively. If they change simultaneously at 7 a.m., at what time will they change simultaneously again?
Answer:
The Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) of their changing times will give the time when the traffic lights will change simultaneously again. To find LCM we will first find the prime factorisations of 48, 72 and 108.
2  48 72 108 
2  24 36 54 
2  12 18 27 
2  6 9 27 
3  3 9 27 
3  1 3 9 
3  1 1 3 
1 1 1 
LCM of 48, 72 and 108 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 3
= 432
So we can say that after 432 seconds, the lights will change simultaneously.
432 second = 432 + 60
= 7.2 minutes or
= 7 minutes and (.2 × 60) seconds
= 7 minutes 12 seconds
Therefore, the time when the traffic lights will change simultaneously again will be
= 7 am + 7 min 12 sec
= 07:07:12 am
Q7. Three tankers contain 403 litres, 434 litres and 465 litres of diesel respectively. Find the maximum capacity of a container that can measure the diesel of the three containers exact number of times.
Answer:
The maximum capacity of a container that can measure the diesel of the three containers exact number of times will be the HCF of the given capacities of the three tankers.
We find the HCF of 403, 434 and 465 by factorisation of 403, 434 and 465
HCF of 403, 434 and 465 = 31
Therefore, the maximum capacity of a container that can measure the diesel of the three containers exact number of times will be 31 litres.
Q8. Find the least number which when divided by 6, 15 and 18 leave remainder 5 in each case.
Answer:
To find the least number which when divided by 6, 15 and 18 leave remainder 5 in each case, first we will find LCM of 6, 15 and 18.
2  6 15 18 
3  3 15 9 
3  1 5 3 
5  1 5 1 
1 1 1 
LCM of 6, 15 and 18 = 2 × 3 × 3 × 5
90 is the least number which will have 0 as remainder when divided by the numbers 6, 15 and 18.
In the given question, we need the least number that leaves remainder 5 in each case. Therefore, the required number will be 5 more than 90.
90 + 5 = 95
The least number which when divided by 6, 15 and 18 and will leave a remainder of 5 in each case will be 95.
Q9. Find the smallest 4digit number which is divisible by 18, 24 and 32.
Answer:
To find the smallest 4digit number which is divisible by 18, 24 and 32, we will find LCM of these numbers.
LCM of 18, 24 and 32
2  18 24 32 
2  9 12 16 
2  9 6 8 
2  9 3 4 
2  9 3 2 
3  9 3 1 
3  3 1 1 
1 1 1 
LCM of 18, 24 and 32 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3
= 288
Now we need to find the smallest 4digit multiple of 288.
Q10. Find the LCM of the following numbers :
(a) 9 and 4 (b) 12 and 5 (c) 6 and 5 (d) 15 and 4
Observe a common property in the obtained LCMs. Is LCM the product of two numbers in each case?
Answer:
(a) LCM of 9 and 4
2  9 4 
2  9 2 
3  9 1 
3  3 1 
1 1 
LCM of 9 and 4 = 2 × 2 × 3 × 3
= 36
(b) LCM of 12 and 5
2  12 5 
2  6 5 
3  3 5 
5 
1 5 
1 1 
LCM of 12 and 5 = 2 × 2 × 3 × 5
= 60
(c) LCM of 6 and 5
2  6 5 
3  3 5 
5  1 5 
1 1 
LCM of 6 and 5 = 2 × 3 × 5
= 30
(d) LCM of 15 and 4
2  15 4 
2  15 2 
3  15 1 
5  5 1 
1 1 
LCM of 15 and 4 = 2 × 2 × 3 × 5
= 60
We can observe in the given cases that when the numbers are coprimes, the LCM of the numbers is their product.
Yes, the L.C.M. is equal to the product of two numbers in each case.
Q11. Find the LCM of the following numbers in which one number is the factor of the other.
(a) 5, 20 (b) 6, 18 (c) 12, 48 (d) 9, 45
What do you observe in the results obtained?
Answer:
(a) LCM of 5 and 20
2  5 20 
2  5 10 
5  5 5 
1 1 
LCM of 6 and 5 = 2 × 2 × 5
= 20
(b) LCM of 6 and 18
2  6 18 
3  3 9 
3  1 3 
1 1 
LCM of 6 and 18 = 2 × 3 × 3
= 18
(c) LCM of 12 and 48
2  12 48 
2  6 24 
2  3 12 
2  3 6 
3  3 3 
1 1 
LCM of 12 and 48 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3
= 48
(d) LCM of 9 and 45
3  9 45 
3  3 15 
5  1 5 
1 1 
LCM of 9 and 45 = 3 × 3 × 5
= 45
From the given cases, we can conclude that if the smaller number is the factor of larger number, then the LCM of these two numbers is equal to the larger number.