Q1. Find the multiples of 7 which is greater than 56 but less than 77
Q2.Give at least common multiple of the two numbers.
(i) 3,9
(ii) 2,9
(iii) 4,6
(iv) 8,10
Q3. List all the common factors of the following:
(i) 12,18,21
(ii) 20,40,35
(iii) 16,18,7
Q4. Match the items in column I and column II.
COLUMN I
COLUMN II
(i)45
(A) multiple of 3
(ii)15
(B) factor of 40
(iii)24
(C) multiple of 7
(iv)20
(D) factor of 30
(v)35
(E) multiple of 9
Q5.Sort out even and odd numbers: 43, 48, 61, 69, 80, 155, 332, 264, 89, 19, 76, 125,
64
Q6. Express each of the following numbers as the sum of three odd prime numbers
(i) 31
(ii) 35
(iii) 49
(iv) 63
Q7. Write all prime numbers between 70 and 90.
Q8. Using divisibility test, 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.
(i)82956
(ii)187425
(iii)17322
(iv)53056
(v)76392
(vi)4578
(vii)962731
(viii)327850
Q9. Arrange the prime factors of 3350 in ascending order.
Q10. Use prime factorisation to find the H.C.F of the following:
(i) 70, 105, 175
(ii) 91, 175, 49
(iii) 66, 330
(iv) 34, 102
Q11. Find the L.C.M of the following by prime factorisation method:
(i) 42, 63, 162
(ii) 42, 78, 104, 112
(iii) 16, 28, 40, 77
82956
187425
17322
<53056
6

8

10
11
76392
4578
962,731
327,850
Q9. 3350 = 2 x 5 x 5 x 67
Q10.
(i) 9
(ii) 7
(iii) 66
(iv) 34
Q11.
(i) 1134
(ii) 4368
(iii) 6160
(iv) 6384
Q12. The greatest length of the rod = 7m
For 42m = 6 times the length of the rod.
For 49m = 7 times the length of the rod.
For 84m = 12 times the length of the rod.
Q13. 3300 m
Q14. Length of the longest rod in centimeters is the H.C.F of 825,675 and 450 = 75cm
TRY THESE:
Q15. 138
Q16.
LCM of 12,15,36 and 45 = 180
So the least number = 180 + 4 = 184.
Exercise 3.1
1. Write all the factors of the following numbers:
20
1 20 = 20
2 10 = 20
4 5 = 20
Factors of 20 are 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20
g) 18
1 18 = 18
2 9 = 18
3 6 = 18
Factors of 18 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18
h) 23
1 23 = 23
Factors of 23 are 1 and 23. [23 is a prime number]
i)
36
1 36 = 36
2 18 = 36
3 12 = 36
4 9 = 36
Factors of 36 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 36
6 6 = 36
51=5
5 2 = 10
5 3 = 15
5 4 =20
The first five multiples of 5 are 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25
5 5= 25
b) 8
81=8
8 2 = 16
8 3 = 24
8 4 = 32
The first five multiples of 8 are 8, 16, 24, 32 and 40
8 5= 40
c) 9
91=9
9 2 = 10
9 3 = 27
9 4 = 36
The first five multiples of 9 are 9, 18, 27, 36 and 45
9 5= 45
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
Solution
35 is a multiple of 7. (b)
15 is a factor of 30 (d)
16 is a multiple of 8 (a)
20 is a factor of 20 (f)
25 is a factor of 50 (e)
9 3 = 27
9 9 = 81
9 4 = 36
9 10 = 90
9 5 = 45
9 11 = 99
Multiples of 9 up to 100 are: 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90 and 99
Exercise 3.2
1. What is the sum of any two (a) Odd numbers? (b) Even numbers?
Solution
9 6 = 54
9 12 = 108
37 and 73
79 and 97
4. Write down separately the prime and composite numbers less than 20.
Solution
Prime numbers less than 20:
2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19
Composite numbers less than 20:
4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18
5. What is the greatest prime number between 1 and 10?
Solution
Prime numbers between 1 and 10 are: 2, 3, 5, 7.
Greatest prime number between 1 and 10 is 7.
6. Express the following as the sum of two odd primes.
[There are many ways of writing a number as the sum of two odd primes. The following
solutions show a few of them]
(a) 44
Solution
44 = 41 + 3 OR 37 + 7
(b) 36
Solution
36 = 31 + 5 OR 29 + 7
(c) 24
Solution
24 = 17 + 7 OR 19 + 5
(d) 18
Solution
18 = 11 + 7 OR 13 + 5
7. Give three pairs of prime numbers whose difference is 2. [Remark: Two prime numbers
whose difference is 2 are called twin primes].
Solution
3 and 5
5 and 7
11and 13
8. Which of the following numbers are prime?
a) 23
b) 51
c) 37
d) 26
Solution
The factors of 23 are 1 and 23.
The factors of 51 are 1, 51, 13 and 7.
The factors of 37 are 1 and 37
The factors of 26 are 1, 26, 13, 2
Prime numbers are numbers whose only factors are 1 and itself.
So, a) and c) are prime numbers.
9. Write seven consecutive composite numbers less than 100 so that there is no prime number
between them.
Solution
90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96
10. Express each of the following numbers as the sum of three odd primes:
(a) 21
Solution
21 = 7 + 9 + 5
(b) 31
Solution
31 = 23 + 5 + 3
(c) 53
Solution
53 = 23 + 17 + 13
(d) 61
Solution
61 = 47 + 11 + 3
11. Write five pairs of prime numbers less than 20 whose sum is divisible by 5. (Hint : 3+7 = 10)
Solution
Prime numbers less than 20 are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19.
Let us write five pairs of prime numbers whose sum is divisible by 5.
2+3=5
2 + 13 = 15
3 + 17 = 20
7 + 13 = 20
11 + 19 = 30
12. Fill in the blanks :
(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 ______ nor ______.
Prime, composite
(d) The smallest prime number is ______.
2
(e) The smallest composite number is _____.
4
(f) The smallest even number is ______.
2
Exercise 3.3
1. 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):
Solution
990
Divisible by 2 as it has 0 in its ones place.
Divisible by 3 as the sum of the digits, 18, is a multiple of 3.
Not divisible by 4 as the number formed by its last two digits, 90, is not divisible by 4.
Divisible by 5 as the number has 0 in its ones place.
1586
Divisible by 2 as the number in the units place is 2.
Not divisible by 3 as the sum of the digits, 20, is not a multiple of 3.
Not divisible by 4 as the number formed by its last two digits, 86, is not divisible by 4.
Not divisible by 5 as the number does not have 0 or 5 in its ones place.
Not divisible by 6 as the number is divisible by 2 but not by 3.
Not divisible by 8 as the number formed by the last three digits, 586, is not divisible by 8.
Not divisible by 9 as the sum of the digits of the number, 20, is not divisible by 9.
Not divisible by 10 as the number does not have 0 in its units place.
The number is not divisible by 11.
The sum of the digits in the odd places from the right is 6 + 5 = 11. The sum of the digits in
the even places from the right is 8 + 1 = 9. The difference is 2. If the difference is 0 or a
divisible by 11, then the number is divisible by 11. So, the number is not divisible by 11.
275
Not divisible by 2 as the number does not have 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 in its units place.
Not divisible by 3 as the sum of the digits, 14, is not a multiple of 3.
Not divisible by 4 as the number formed by its last two digits, 75, is not divisible by 4.
Divisible by 5 as the number has 5 in its ones place.
Not divisible by 6 as the number is neither divisible by 2 nor by 3.
Not divisible by 8.
Not divisible by 9 as the sum of the digits of the number, 14, is not divisible by 9.
Not divisible by 10 as the number does not have 0 in its units place.
The number is divisible by 11.
The sum of the digits in the odd places from the right is 5 + 2 = 7. The sum of the digits in the
even places from the right is 7. The difference is 0. If the difference is 0 or a divisible by 11,
then the number is divisible by 11. So, the number is divisible by 11.
6686
Divisible by 2 as the number has 6 in its units place.
Not divisible by 3 as the sum of the digits, 26, is not a multiple of 3.
Not divisible by 4 as the number formed by its last two digits, 86, is not divisible by 4.
Not divisible by 5 as the number does not have 0 or 5 in its ones place.
Not divisible by 6 as the number is divisible by 2 but not by 3.
Not divisible by 8 as the number formed by the last three digits 686 is not divisible by 8.
Not divisible by 9 as the sum of the digits of the number, 86, is not divisible by 9.
Not divisible by 10 as the number does not have 0 in its units place.
The number is not divisible by 11.
The sum of the digits in the odd places from the right is 6 + 6 = 12. The sum of the digits in
the even places from the right is 14. The difference is 2. If the difference is 0 or a number
divisible by 11, then the number is divisible by 11. So, the number is not divisible by 11.
639210
Divisible by 2 as the number has 0 in its units place.
Divisible by 3 as the sum of the digits, 21, is a multiple of 3.
Not divisible by 4 as the number formed by its last two digits, 10, is not divisible by 4.
Divisible by 5 as the number has 0 in its ones place.
Divisible by 6 as the number is divisible by 2 and by 3.
Not divisible by 8 as the number formed by the last three digits, 210, is not divisible by 8.
Not divisible by 9 as the sum of the digits of the number, 21, is not divisible by 9.
Divisible by 10 as the number has 0 in its units place.
The number is divisible by 11.
The sum of the digits in the odd places from the right is 5. The sum of the digits in the even
places from the right is 16. The difference is 11. If the difference is 0 or a divisible by 11,
then the number is divisible by 11. So, the number is divisible by 11.
429714
Divisible by 2 as the number has 4 in its units place.
Divisible by 3 as the sum of the digits, 27, is a multiple of 3.
Not divisible by 4 as the number formed by its last two digits, 14, is not divisible by 4.
Not divisible by 5 as the number does not have 0 or 5 in its ones place.
Divisible by 6 as the number is divisible by both 2 and by 3.
Not divisible by 8 as the number formed by the last three digits, 714, is not divisible by 8.
Divisible by 9 as the sum of the digits of the number, 27, is divisible by 9.
Not divisible by 10 as the number does not have 0 in its units place.
The number is not divisible by 11.
The sum of the digits in the odd places from the right is 13. The sum of the digits in the even
places from the right is 14. The difference is 1. If the difference is 0 or a divisible by 11, then
the number is divisible by 11. So, the number is not divisible by 11.
2856
Divisible by 2 as the number has 6 in its units place.
Divisible by 3 as the sum of the digits, 21, is a multiple of 3.
Divisible by 4 as the number formed by its last two digits, 56, is divisible by 4.
Not divisible by 5 as the number does not have 0 or 5 in its ones place.
Divisible by 6 as the number is divisible by both 2 and by 3.
Divisible by 8 as the number formed by the last three digits, 856, is divisible by 8.
Not divisible by 9 as the sum of the digits of the number, 21, is not divisible by 9.
Not divisible by 10 as the number does not have 0 in its units place.
The number is not divisible by 11.
The sum of the digits in the odd places from the right is 14. The sum of the digits in the even
places from the right is 7. The difference is 7. If the difference is 0 or a divisible by 11, then
the number is divisible by 11. So, the number is not divisible by 11.
3060
Divisible by 2 as the number has 0 in its units place.
Divisible by 3 as the sum of the digits, 9, is a multiple of 3.
Divisible by 4 as the number formed by its last two digits, 60, is divisible by 4.
Divisible by 5 as the number has 0 in its ones place.
Divisible by 6 as the number is divisible by both 2 and by 3.
Not divisible by 8 as the number formed by the last three digits, 60, is not divisible by 8.
Divisible by 9 as the sum of the digits of the number, 9, is divisible by 9.
Divisible by 10 as the number has 0 in its units place.
The number is not divisible by 11.
The sum of the digits in the odd places from the right is 0. The sum of the digits in the even
places from the right is 9. The difference is 9. If the difference is 0 or a divisible by 11, then
the number is divisible by 11. So, the number is not divisible by 11.
406839
Not divisible by 2 as the number does not have 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 in its units place.
Divisible by 3 as the sum of the digits, 30, is a multiple of 3.
Not divisible by 4 as the number formed by its last two digits, 39, is not divisible by 4.
Not divisible by 5 as the number does not have 0 or 5 in its ones place.
Not divisible by 6 as the number is not divisible by 2.
Not divisible by 8 as the number formed by the last three digits, 839, is not divisible by 8.
Not divisible by 9 as the sum of the digits of the number, 30, is not divisible by 9.
Not divisible by 10 as the number does not have 0 in its units place.
The number is not divisible by 11.
The sum of the digits in the odd places from the right is 17. The sum of the digits in the even
places from the right is 13. The difference is 4. If the difference is 0 or a divisible by 11, then
the number is divisible by 11. So, the number is not divisible by 11.
Numbe
r
Divisible by
2
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
2. Using divisibility tests, determine which of the following numbers are divisible by 4; by 8:
A number with 3 or more digits is divisible by 4 if the number formed by its last two digits is
divisible by 4.
A number with 3 or more digits is divisible by 8 if the number formed by its last three digits
is divisible by 8.
a) 572
72 is divisible by 4, hence the number is divisible by 4.
The number is not divisible by 8.
b) 726352
52 is divisible by 4, hence the number is divisible by 4.
352 is divisible by 8, hence the number is divisible by 8.
c) 5500
0 is divisible by 4, hence the number is divisible by 4.
500 is not divisible by 8, hence the number is not divisible by 8.
d) 6000
0 is divisible by 4 and 8. Hence, the number is divisible by 4 and 8.
e) 12159
59 is not divisible by 4. Hence, the number is not divisible by 4.
159 is not divisible by 8, hence the number is not divisible by 8.
f)
14560
60 is divisible by 4, hence the number is divisible by 4.
560 is divisible by 8, hence the number is divisible by 8.
g) 21084
84 is divisible by 4, hence the number is divisible by 4.
84 is not divisible by 8, hence the number is not divisible by 8.
h) 31795072
72 is divisible by 4 and 8. Hence the number is divisible by 4 and 8.
i)
1700
The number is divisible by 4.
700 is not divisible by 8, hence the number is not divisible by 8.
j)
2150
50 is not divisible by 4, hence the number is not divisible by 4.
150 is not divisible by 8, hence the number is not divisible by 8.
438750
The number is divisible by 2, as the number has 0 in its ones place.
The number is divisible by 3 as the sum of the digits, 27, is divisible by 3.
Hence the number is divisible by 6.
g) 1790184
The number is divisible by 2, as the number has 4 in its ones place.
The number is divisible by 3 as the sum of the digits, 30, is divisible by 3.
Hence the number is divisible by 6.
h) 12583
The number is not divisible by 2 as the number does not have 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 in its units place.
Hence the number is not divisible by 6.
i)
639210
The number is divisible by 2, as the number has 4 in its ones place.
The number is divisible by 3 as the sum of the digits, 21, is divisible by 3.
Hence the number is divisible by 6.
j)
17852
The number is not divisible by 3 as the sum of the digits, 23, is not divisible by 3. Hence, the
number is not divisible by 6.
4. Using divisibility tests, determine which of the following numbers are divisible by 11:
Find 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. If the difference 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 is 9. The sum of the digits in the even
places from the right is 9. The difference is 0. The number is not divisible by 11.
b) 10824
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right is 13.
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right is 2.
Difference is 11.
The number is divisible by 11.
c) 7138965
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right is 24.
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right is 15.
Difference is 9.
The number is not divisible by 11.
d) 70169308
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right is 17.
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right is 17.
Difference is 0.
The number is divisible by 11.
e) 10000001
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right is 1.
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right is 1.
Difference is 0.
The number is divisible by 11.
f)
901153
Sum of the digits in the odd places from the right is 4.
Sum of the digits in the even places from the right is 15.
Difference is 11.
The number is divisible by 11.
5. 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
Solution
A number is divisible by 3, if the sum of the digits is a multiple of 3.
The sum of the digits of the given number is 6 + 7 + 2 + 4 + __ = 19.
The greatest digit that could be added is 9.
But, 19 + 9 = 28, which is not a multiple of 3.
So, find 19 + 8 = 27, which is a multiple of 3.
The greatest digit in the blank space should be 8.
Similarly, the smallest digit which can be added to 19 is 0. But 19 is not a multiple of 3.
19 + 1 = 20, not a multiple of 3.
19 + 2 = 21, is a multiple of 3.
Hence, the smallest digit that should be in the blank space is 2.
b) 4765 __ 2
Solution
The Sum of the digits is 4 + 7 + 6 + 5 + 2 = 24
The greatest digit that could be added is 9.
24 + 9 = 33; which is a multiple of 3.
The smallest digit which can be added to 24 is 0, as 24 is a multiple of 3.
The greatest digit to be added is 9 and the smallest digit to be added is 0.
6. 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
Solution
Let p be the missing number in the blank space.
Find the sum of the digits at the odd places from the right.
9 + 3 + 2 = 14
Find the sum of the digits at the even places from the right.
8 + p + 9 = 17 + p
If the difference is either 0 or 11, then the number is divisible by 11.
That is, 17 + p 14 = 0 OR 17 + p 14 = 11
3 + p = 0 OR 3 + p = 11
p = 3 OR p = 8
But, p cannot be negative.
Hence, p = 8.
The missing digit in the blank space is 8.
(b) 8 __ 9484
Solution
Let p be the missing number in the blank space.
Find the sum of the digits at the odd places from the right.
4+4+p=8+p
Find the sum of the digits at the even places from the right.
8 + 9 + 8 = 25
If the difference is either 0 or 11, then the number is divisible by 11.
That is, 25 (8 + p) = 0 OR 25 (8 + p) = 11
17 p = 0 OR 17 p = 11
p = 17 OR p = 6
But, p = 17 is not possible.
Hence, p = 6.
The missing digit in the blank space is 6.
Exercise 3.4
1. Find the common factors of:
a) 20 and 28
Solution
Factors of 20 are 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20
Factors of 28 are 1, 2, 4, 7, 14, 28
Common factors are: 1, 2, 4
b) 15 and 25
Solution
Factors of 15 are 1, 3, 5, 15
Factors of 25 are 1, 5, 25
Common factors are 1, 5
c) 35 and 50
Factors of 35 are 1, 5, 7, 35
Factors of 50 are 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50
Common factors are 1, 5,
d) 56 and 120
Factors of 56 are 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 28, 56
Factors of 120 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 30, 40, 60, 120
Common factors are 1, 2, 4, 8
2. Find the common factors of :
a) 4, 8 and 12
Solution
Factors of 4 are 1, 2, 4
Factors of 8 are 1, 2, 4, 8
Factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12
Common factors are 1, 2, 4
b) 5, 15 and 25
Solution
Factors of 5 are 1, 5
Factors of 15 are 1, 3, 5, 15
Factors of 25 are 1, 5, 25
Common factors are 1, 5
3. Find first three common multiples of :
a) 6 and 8
Solution
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, 72
b) 12 and 18
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, 108
4. Write all the numbers less than 100 which are common multiples of 3 and 4.
Solution
Multiples of 3 less than 100:
3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24,93, 96, 99
Multiples of 4 less than 100:
4, 8, 12, 16, 96
Common multiples are: 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96
5. Which of the following numbers are coprime?
Two numbers having only 1 as a common factor are called coprime numbers.
a) 18 and 35
Solution
Factors of 18 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18
Factors of 35 are 1, 5, 7, 35
Common factor is 1.
So, 18 and 35 are Coprime numbers
b) 15 and 37
Solution
Factors of 15 are 1, 3, 5, 15
Factors of 37 are 1, 37
Common factor is 1.
15 and 37 are Coprime numbers.
c) 30 and 415
Solution
Factors of 30 are 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 15, 30
Factors of 415 are 1, 5, 83, 415
Common factors are 1 and 5.
The numbers 30 and 415 are not Coprime
d) 17 and 68
Factors of 17 are 1, 17
Factors of 68 are 1, 2, 4, 17, 34, 68
Common factors are 1, 17
The numbers are not coprime.
e) 216 and 215
Factors of 216 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 18, 24, 27, 36, 54, 72, 108, 216,
Factors of 215 are 1, 5, 43, 215
Common factor is 1.
The numbers are coprime.
f)
81 and 16
Factors of 81 are 1, 3, 9, 27, 81
Factors of 16 are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16
Common factor 1
The numbers are coprime.
6. A number is divisible by both 5 and 12. By which other number will that number be always
divisible?
Solution
The number is divisible by 5 and 12 and as 5 and 12 are coprime numbers, the number must
be divisible by the product 5 12 = 60.
So, the given number will always be divisible by 60.
7. A number is divisible by 12. By what other numbers will that number be divisible?
Solution
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, 12
The number will also be divisible by the numbers 2, 3, 4 and 6.
Exercise 3.5
1. Which of the following statements are true?
a) If a number is divisible by 3, it must be divisible by 9.
False, 12 is divisible by 3 but not by 9.
b) If a number is divisible by 9, it must be divisible by 3.
True
c) A number is divisible by 18, if it is divisible by both 3 and 6.
False, 12 is divisible by both 3 and 6 but not by 18.
d) If a number is divisible by 9 and 10 both, then it must be divisible by 90.
True
e) If two numbers are coprimes, at least one of them must be prime.
False, 14 and 27 are coprimes and are composite numbers.
f)
If a number exactly divides the sum of two numbers, it must exactly divide the two numbers
separately.
False, 3 divides 18 but not 16 and 2.
2. Here are two different factor trees for 60. Write the missing numbers.
a)
Solution
6 10 = 60
Now, 2 3 = 6 and 5 2 = 10
So, the missing number are 3 and 2.
b)
Solution
60 = 30 2
30 = 10 3
10 = 2 5
The missing numbers are 2, 3 and 5
3. Which factors are not included in the prime factorisation of a composite number?
Solution
1 and the number itself.
4. Write the greatest 4digit number and express it in terms of its prime factors.
Solution
The greatest 4digit number is 9999.
8. The sum of two consecutive odd numbers is divisible by 4. Verify this statement with the
help of some examples.
Solution
3 + 5 = 8, is divisible by 4.
13 + 15 = 28, is divisible by 4.
9. In which of the following expressions, prime factorisation has been done?
(a) 24 = 2 3 4
4 is not a prime factor.
(b) 56 = 7 2 2 2
The numbers are prime factorised.
(c) 70 = 2 5 7
The numbers are prime factorised.
(d) 54 = 2 3 9
9 is not a prime factor.
10. Determine if 25110 is divisible by 45. [Hint : 5 and 9 are coprime numbers. Test the
divisibility of the number by 5 and 9].
Solution
45 = 5 9
As 5 and 9 are coprimes, a number divisible by 5 and 9 will be divisible by 45.
Consider divisibility of 25110 by 5.
As the units digit is 0, the number is divisible by 5.
Consider divisibility of 25110 by 9.
The number is divisible by 9, as the sum of the digits of the number is 9.
The number is divisible by both 5 and 9, which are coprime numbers. Hence, the number is
divisible by the product, 45.
11. 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.
Solution
No, not necessary.
For example, 36 is divisible by 4 and 6 but not by 24.
12. I am the smallest number, having four different prime factors. Can you find me?
Solution
As the number is the smallest number, it will have the smallest prime factors, 2, 3, 5 and 7.
Exercise 3.6
1. Find the HCF of the following numbers:
The Highest Common Factor (HCF) of two or more given numbers is the highest (or greatest)
of their common factors.
a) 18, 48
Solution
18 = 2 3 3
48 = 3 2 2 2 2
The common factors are 2 and 3. So, HCF = 2 3 = 6
b) 30, 42
Solution
30 = 2 3 5
42 = 2 3 7
Common factors are 2 and 3. HCF = 2 3 = 6
c) 18, 60
Solution
18 = 2 3 3
60 = 2 2 3 5
Common factors are 2 and 3. HCF = 2 3 = 6
d) 27, 63
27 = 3 3 3
63 = 3 3 7
Common factors are 3(twice). HCF = 3 3 = 9
e) 36, 84
36 = 2 2 3 3
84 = 2 2 3 7
Common factors are 2(twice) and 3. HCF is 2 2 3 = 12
f)
34, 102
34 = 2 17
102 = 2 17 3
Common factors are 2 and 17. HCF = 2 17 = 34
g) 70, 105, 175
70 = 2 5 7
105 = 5 3 7
175 = 5 5 7
Common factors are 5 and 7. HCF = 5 7 = 35
h) 91, 112, 49
91 = 13 7
112 = 2 2 2 2 7
49 = 7 7
Common factor is 7. HCF = 7
i)
18, 54, 81
18 = 2 3 3
54 = 2 3 3 3
81 = 3 3 3 3
Common factors are 3 (twice). HCF = 9
j)
12, 45, 75
12 = 2 2 3
45 = 5 3 3
75 = 5 3 5
Common factor is 3. HCF = 3
2. What is the HCF of two consecutive
i. numbers?
Solution
Exercise 3.7
1. 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.
Solution
The required value of weight should measure the weight of the fertiliser exact number of
times. That is, this number should be an exact divisor of the weights of the two bags. Also,
this value should be the maximum. Thus, the maximum value of weight can be obtained by
finding the HCF of the two weights, 75 kg and 69 kg.
75 = 5 5 3
69 = 23 3
HCF is 3.
Hence, the maximum value of weight that can measure the weight of the fertiliser exact
number of times is 3 kg.
2. 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?
Solution
The distance covered by each one of them is required to be the same as well as minimum.
The required minimum distance each should walk would be the lowest common multiple of
the measures of their steps.
3. 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.
Solution
We require the longest tape that can measure the dimensions exactly. Thus, the maximum
value can be obtained by finding the HCF of the numbers.
825 = 5 5 3 11
675 = 5 5 3 3 3
450 = 5 5 3 3 2
HCF of the numbers is 5 5 3 = 75 cm
So, the longest tape that can measure the dimensions of the room exactly is 75 cm.
4. Determine the smallest 3digit number which is exactly divisible by 6, 8 and 12.
Solution
Find the LCM of the numbers 6, 8, 12.
LCM = 120
Now, 120 8 = 960 is the largest threedigit multiple of 120.
So, the greatest 3digit number exactly divisible by 8, 10 and 12 is 960.
6. 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?
Solution
7. 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.
Solution
Maximum capacity is the HCF of the numbers.
403 = 13 31
434 = 2 7 31
465 = 3 5 31
HCF = 31
So, the maximum capacity of the container is 31 litres.
8. Find the least number which when divided by 6, 15 and 18 leave remainder 5 in each case.
Solution
9. Find the smallest 4digit number which is divisible by 18, 24 and 32.
Solution
LCM is 288
We require a 4digit number. So, 288 4 = 1152 is the smallest 4digit multiple of 288.
So, 1152 is the required number.
LCM = 36
LCM = 60
LCM = 30
LCM = 60
We see that the LCM of the numbers is the products of the given numbers. This is because the
given numbers are coprimes.
Thus, when the numbers are coprimes, the LCM of the numbers is their product.
11. 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?
Solution
LCM = 20
LCM = 18
LCM = 48
LCM = 45
We see that the LCM of the numbers is the larger number.
So, when number is a factor of the other number, their LCM will be the larger number.
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