NCERT Solutions for Class 12th: Ch 1 Relations and Functions Exercise 1.1

NCERT Solutions for Class 12th: Ch 1 Relations and Functions Exercise 1.1 Math

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Exercise 1.1

1. Determine whether each of the following relations are reflexive, symmetric and transitive:
(i) Relation R in the set A = {1, 2, 3, ..., 13, 14} defined as R = {(x, y) : 3x – y = 0}

(ii) Relation R in the set N of natural numbers defined as R = {(x, y) : y = x + 5 and x < 4}

(iii) Relation R in the set A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} as R = {(x, y) : y is divisible by x}

(iv) Relation R in the set Z of all integers defined as R = {(x, y) : x – y is an integer}

(v) Relation R in the set A of human beings in a town at a particular time given by
(a) R = {(x, y) : x and y work at the same place}
(b) R = {(x, y) : x and y live in the same locality}
(c) R = {(x, y) : x is exactly 7 cm taller than y}
(d) R = {(x, y) : x is wife of y}
(e) R = {(x, y) : x is father of y}

Answer

(i) A = {1,2,3,.....,13,14}
R = {x.y) : 3 x – y ≠} = {(x, y) : y = 3 x} = {(1,3), (2, 6), (3, 9), (4, 12)}

(a) R is not reflexive as (x, x) ∉ R    [ ∵ 3 x – x ≠ 0]

(b) R is not symmetric as (x,y) ∈ R does not imply (y, x) ∈ R
[∴ (1, 3) ∈ R does not imply (3. 1) ∈ R]

(c) R is not transitive as (1.3) ∈ R , (3, 9) ∈ R but (1.9) ∉ R

(ii) Relation R in the set N is given by
R = {(x, y) : y = x + 5 and x < 4}
∴ R = {(1,6), (2, 7). (3, 8)}

(a) R is not reflexive as (x, x) ∉ R

(b) R is not symmetric as (x, y) ∈ R ⇏ (v, x) ∈ R

(c) R is not transitive as (x,y) ∈ R, (y, z) ∈ R ⇏ (x, z) ∈ R

(iii) A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}
R = {(x, y) : y is divisible by x}

(a) R is reflexive as (x, x) ∈ R ∀ x ∈ A    [∴ x divides x ∀ x ∈ A]

(b) R is not symmetric as (1, 6) ∈ R but (6, 1) ∉ R.

(c) Let (x, y), (y, z) ∈ A
∴ y is divisible by x and z is divisible by y
∴ z is divisible by x
∴ (r, y) ∈ R (y, z) ∈ R ⇒ (x, z) ∈ R
∴ R is transitive

(iv) Relation R is in the set Z given by R = {(x,y) : x – y is an integer}

(a) R is reflexive as ( x, x) ∈ R [∴ x – x = 0 is an integer]

(b) R is symmetric as (x,y) ∈ R ⇒ (y, x) ∈ A
[∵ x – y is an integer ⇒ y – x is an integer]

(c) R is transitive as (x, y), (y, z) ∈ R ⇒ (x, z) ∈ R
[∵ if x – y, y – z are integers, then (x – y) + (y – z) = x – z is also in integer]

(v) A is the set of human beings in a town at a particular time R is relation in A.

(a) R = {(x, y) : x and y work at the same time}
R is reflexive as (x, x) ∈ R

R is symmetric as ( x, y) ∈ R ∈ (y, x) ∈ R
[∵ x and y work at the same time ⇒ y and x work at the same time]

R is transitive as (x, y), (y, z) ∈ R ⇒ (x, z) ∈ R
[∴ if x and y, y and z work at the same time, then x and z also work at the same time]

(b) R = {(x,y) : x and y live in the same locality}
R is reflexive as (x, x) ∈ R

R is symmetric as ( x, y) ∈ R ⇒ (y, x) ∈ R
[∴ x and y live in the same locality ⇒ y and x live in the same locality]

R is transitive as ( x, y), ( y, z) ∈ R ⇒ (x, z) ∈ R
[∵ if x and y, y and z live in the same locality. then x and z also live in the same locality]

(c) R = {(x,y) : x is exactly 7 cm taller than y}
Since (x, x) ∉ R as x cannot be 7 cm taller than x.
∴ R is not reflexive.

(x, y) ∈ R ⇒ (y.x) ∈ R as if x is taller than y, then y cannot be taller than x.
∴ R is not symmetric.

Again, (x,y), (y,z) ∈ R ⇏ (x, z) ∈ R
[∵ if x is taller than y by 7 cm and y is taller than z by 7 cm, then x is taller than z by 14 cm]
∴ R is not transitive.

(d) R = {(x,y) : x is wife of y}
R is not reflexive as (x,y) ∉ R    [∴ x cannot be wife of x]

Also, (x, y) ∈ R ⇏ (y, x) ∈ R
[∵ if x is wife of y, then y cannot be wife of x]
∴ R is not symmetric.

 Also, this does not imply that x is the wife of z.
∴ (x, z) ∉ R
∴ R is not transitive.

(e) R = {(x,y) : x is father of y}
R is not reflexive as (x, x) ∉ R    [ ∵ x cannot be father of x]

Also, (x,y) ∈ R ⇐ (y, x) ∈ R [ ∵ if x is father of y. then y cannot be father of x]
∴ R is not symmetric.

Let (x, y) ∈ R and (y, z) ∈ R.
⇒ x is the father of y and y is the father of z.
⇒ x is not the father of z.
∴ x is the grandfather of z.
∴ (x, z) ∉ R
∴R is not transitive.

2. Show that the relation R in the set R of real numbers, defined as R = {(a, b) : a ≤ b2} is neither reflexive nor symmetric nor transitive.

Answer

R = {(a, b) : a ≤  b2}

(i) Since (a, a) ∉ R
[Take a = 1/3 then 1/3 > (1/3)2]
∴ R is not reflexive.

(ii) Also, (a, b) ∈ R ⇏ (b, a) ∈ R
[Take a = 2 ,b = 6, then 2 ≤ 62 but (6)2 < 2 is not true]
∴ R is not symmetric.

(iii) Now (a, b), (b, c) ∈ R ∉ (a, c) ∈ R
[Take a = 1, b = -2, c = -3 ∴ a ≤  b2, b ≤ c2 but a ≤ c2 is not true]
∴ R is not transitive.

3. Check whether the relation R defined in the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} as R = {(a, b) : b = a + 1} is reflexive, symmetric or transitive.

Answer

Let,
A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}
R = {(a, b) : b = a + 1} = {(a, a + 1)}
= {(1, 2), (2, 3), (3, 4), (4,5), (5,6)}

(i) R is not reflexive as (a, a) ∉ R ∀ a ∈ A

(ii) (a,b) ∈ R ⇏ (b,a) ∈ R
 [∵ (a, b) ∈ R ⇒ b = a + 1 ⇒ a = b –1]
∴ R is not symmetric.

(iii) (a, b) ∈ R, (b, c) ∈ R ⇏ (a, c) ∈ R
[∵ (a, b), (b, c) ∈ R ⇒ b = a + 1, c = b + 1 ⇒ c = a + 2]
∴ R is not transitive.

4. Show that the relation R in R defined as R = {(a, b) : a ≤ b}, is reflexive and transitive but not symmetric.

Answer

R = {(a, b) : a ≤ b}

(i) Since (a, a) ∈ R ∀ a ∈ R
[∵ a ≤ a ∀ a ∈ R]
∴ R is reflexive.

(ii) (a, b) ∈ R ⇏ (b, a) ∈ R
[∵ if a ≤ b. then b ≤ a is not true]
∴ R is not symmetric.

(iii) Let (a, b), (b, c) ∈ R
∴ a ≤ b, b ≤ c
∴ a ≤ c ⇒ (a, c) ∈ R
∴ (a, b), (b. c) ∈ R ⇒ (a, c) ∈ R
∴ R is transitive.

5. Check whether the relation R in R defined by R = {(a, b) : a ≤ b3 } is reflexive, symmetric or transitive.

Answer

R = {(a, b) : a ≤ b3}

(i) Since (a, a) ∉ R as a ≤ a3 is not always true.
[Take a = 1/3. then a ≤ a3 is not true]
∴ R is not reflexive.

(ii) Also (a, b) ∈ R ⇏ (b, a) ∈ R
[Take a = 1, b = 4, ∴ 1 ≤ 43 but 4 ≰ (l)3]
∴ R is not symmetric.

(iii) Now (a, b) ∈ R, (b, c) ∈ R ⇏ (a, c) ∈ R
[Take a = 100, b = 5, c = 3, ∴ 100 ≤ 53, 5 ≤ 33 but 100 ≥ 33] R is not symmetric.

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6. Show that the relation R in the set{1, 2, 3} given by R={(1, 2), (2, 1)}is symmetric but neither reflexive nor transitive.

Answer

A = {1,2, 3}
R = {(1.2), (2, 1)}

Since, (a, a) ∈ R ∀ a ∈ A R is not reflexive.

Now (1, 2) ∈ R ⇒ (2, 1) ∈ R and (2, 1) ∈ R ⇒ (1,2) ∈ R
∴ (a, b) ∈ R ⇒ (b, a) ∈ R ∀ (a, b) ∈ R
∴ R is symmetric

Again, (1, 2) ∈ R and (2, 1) ∈ R but (1, 1) ∉ R
∴ R is not transitive.

7. Show that the relation R in the set A of all the books in a library of a college, given by R = {(x, y) : x and y have same number of pages} is an equivalence relation.

Answer

A is the set of all books in a library of a college.
R = {(x,y) : x and y have same number of pages}

Since, (x, x) ∈ R as x and x have the same number of pages ∀ x ∈ A.
∴ R is reflexive.

Also (x, y) ∈ R
⇒ x and y have the same number of pages
⇒ y and x have the same number of pages
⇒ (y, x) ∈ R
∴ R is symmetric.

Now, (x, y) ∈ R and (y, z) ∈ R.
⇒ x and y have the same number of pages and y and z have the same number of pages
⇒ x and z have he same number of pages
⇒ (x, z) ∈ R
∴ R is transitive.

8. Show that the relation R in the set A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} given by
R = {(a, b) : |a – b| is even}, is an equivalence relation. Show that all the elements of {1, 3, 5} are related to each other and all the elements of {2, 4} are related to each other. But no element of {1, 3, 5} is related to any element of {2, 4}.

Answer

A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}
R = {(a, b) : | a – b | is even}
Now | a – a | = 0 is an even number,
∴ (a, a) ∈ R ∀ a ∈ A
⇒ R is reflexive.

Again (a, b) ∈ R
⇒ | a – b | is even
⇒ | – (b – a) | is even
⇒ | b – a | is even
⇒ (b, a) ∈ R
∴ R is symmetric.

Let (a, b) ∈ R and (b, c) ∈ R
⇒ | a – b | is even and | b – c | is even
⇒ a – b is even and b – c is even
⇒ (a – b) + (b – c) is even
⇒ a – c is even ⇒ | a – c | is even
⇒ (a, c) ∈ R
∴ R is transitive.
∴ R is an equivalence relation.

∵ | 1 – 3 | = 2, | 3 – 5 | = 2 and | 1 – 5 | = 4 are even,
All the elements of {1, 3, 5} are related to each other.
∵ | 2 – 4 | = 2 is even,
All the elements of {2, 4} are related to each other.

Now | 1 – 2 | = 1, | 1 – 4 | = 3, | 3 – 2 | = 1, | 3 – 4 | = 1, | 5 – 2 | = 3 and | 5 – 4 | = 1 are all odd
No element of the set {1, 3, 5} is related to any element of (2, 4}.

9. Show that each of the relation R in the set A = {x ∈ Z : 0 ≤ x ≤ 12}, given by
(i) R = {(a, b) : |a – b| is a multiple of 4}
(ii) R = {(a, b) : a = b} is an equivalence relation.
Find the set of all elements related to 1 in each case.

Answer

A= {x ∈ Z : 0 ≤ x ≤ 12}
= {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9, 10, 11, 12 }

(i) R = {(a, b) : | a – b | is a multiple of 4|
As | a – a | = 0 is divisible by 4
∴ (a, a) ∈ R ∀ a ∈ A.
∴ R is reflexive.

Next, let (a, b) ∈ R
⇒ | a – b | is divisible by 4
⇒ | – (b – a) | is divisible by 4
⇒ | b – a | is divisible by 4 ⇒ (b, a) ∈ R
∴ R is symmetric.

Again. (a, b) ∈ R and (b, c) ∈ R
⇒ |a – A| is a multiple of 4 and |b – c| is a multiple of 4
⇒ a – b is a multiple of 4 and b – c is a multiple of 4
⇒ (a – b) + (b – c) is a multiple of 4
⇒ a – c is a multiple of 4
⇒ |a – c| is a multiple of 4
⇒ (a, c) ∈ R
∴ R is transitive.
∴ R is an equivalence relation.
Set of elements which are related to | = {a ∈ A : (a, 1) ∈ R}
= {a ∈ A : |a – 1| is a multiple of 4]
= {1, 5, 9}
[ ∵ | 1 – 1 | = 0, | 5 – 1 | = 4 and I 9 – 1 | = 8 are multiples of 4] (ii) R = {(a, b) : a = b} ∴ a = a ∀ a ∈ A,

∴ R is reflexive.
Again, (a, b) ∈ R ⇒ a = b ⇒ b = a ⇒ (b,a) ∈ R ∴ R is symmetric.
Next. (a, b) ∈ R and (b, c) ∈ R
⇒    a = b and b = c
⇒    a = c ⇒ (a, c) ∈ R
∴ R is transitive.
∴ R is an equivalence relation.
Set of elements of A which are related to I = {a ∈ A : (a,1) ∈ R }
= {a ∈ A : a = 1} = {1}

10. Give an example of a relation. Which is
(i) Symmetric but neither reflexive nor transitive.
(ii) Transitive but neither reflexive nor symmetric.
(iii) Reflexive and symmetric but not transitive.
(iv) Reflexive and transitive but not symmetric.
(v) Symmetric and transitive but not reflexive.

Answer

(i) Let A = {1, 2}.
Then A x A = {(1,1), (1,2), (2,1), (2,2) }.
Let R = {(1,2), (2,1 )} .
Then R ⊆ A x A and hence R is a relation on the set A.
R is symmetric since (a, b) ∈ R ⇒ (b. a) ∈ R.
R is not reflexive since I ∈ A but (1,1) ∉ R.
R is not transitive since (1, 2) ∈ R, (2,1) ∈ R but (1,1) ∉ R.

(ii) Let A = {1,2,3}
Then A x A = {(1,1), (1,2), (1,3), (2,1), (2,2), (2,3), (3,1), (3,2), (3,3)}.
Let R = {(1,1), (2,2), (1,2), (2,1), (1,3), (2,3)}.
Then R is transitive since (a, b) ∈ R, (b, c) ∈ R ⇒ (a, c) ∈ R.
R is not reflexive since 3 G A but (3.3) ∉ R.
R is not symmetric since (1,3) ∈R but (3,1) ∉ R.

(iii) Let A = {1,2 3}
Then A x A = {(1, 1), (1,2), (1,3), (2,1), (2,2), (2,3), (3,1), (3,2), (3,3) }.
Let R = {(1,1), (2,2), (3,3), (1,2), (2,1), (2,3), (3,2)}.
R is a relation on A as R ⊆ A x A.
R is reflexive as (a, a) ∈ R ∀ a ∈ A.
Also. R is symmetric since (a. b) ∈ R implies that (b, a) ∈R.
But R is not transitive since (1,2) ∈R arid (2,3) ∈R but (1,3) ∢ R.

(iv) Let A = {1,2,3}.
Then A x A = {(1,1), (1,2), (1,3), (2,1), (2,2), (2,3), (3,1), (3,2), (3,3)}.
Let R = {(1,1), (2,2), (3,3), (1,3)}.
Then R is a relation on A as R ⊆ A x A.
R is reflexive since (a, a) ∈R ∀ a ∈ A.
R is not symmetric as (1,3) ∈R and (3,1) ∉ R. R is transitive since (a, b) ∈R and (b, c) ∈R implies that (a, c) ∈R.

(v) Let A = {1,2,3}
Then A x A = {(1,1), (1,2), (1, 3), (2,1), (2,2), (2,3), (3,1), (3,2), (3,3)}
Let R = {(1,1), (1,2), (2,1), (2,2)}.
R is not reflexive as 3∈ A and (3,3) ∉ R.
R is symmetric as (a, b) ∈ R ⇒ (b, a) ∈R.
R is transitive since (a, b) ∈ R and (b, c) ∈R implies that (a, c) ∈ R.

11. Show that the relation R in the set A of points in a plane given by R = {(P, Q) : distance of the point P from the origin is same as the distance of the point Q from the origin}, is an equivalence relation. Further, show that the set of all points related to a point P ≠ (0, 0) is the circle passing through P with origin as centre.

Answer

A is the set of points in a plane.
R = {(P. Q) : distance of the point P from the origin is same as the distance of the point Q from the origin}
= {(P, Q) : | OP | = | OQ | where O is origin}
Since, | OP | = | OP |, (P, P) ∈ R ∀ P ∈ A.
∴ R is reflexive.

Also (P. Q) ∈ R
⇒ | OP | = | OQ |
⇒ | OQ | = | OP |
⇒ (Q.P) ∈ R ⇒ R is symmetric.

Next let (P, Q) ∈ R and (Q, T) ∈ R ⇒     | OP | = | OQ | and | OQ | = | OT |
⇒ | OP | = | OT |
⇒ (P,T) ∈ R
∴ R is transitive

∴ R is an equivalence relation
Set of points related to P ≠ O
= {Q ∈ A : (Q,P) ∈ R} = {Q ∈ A : | OQ | = | OP |}
= {Q ∈ A :Q lies on a circle through P with centre O}

12. Show that the relation R defined in the set A of all triangles as R = {(T1 , T2) : T1 is similar to T2}, is equivalence relation. Consider three right angle triangles T1 with sides 3, 4, 5, T2 with sides 5, 12, 13 and T3 with sides 6, 8, 10. Which triangles among T1, T2 and T3 are related?

Answer

R = {(T1, T2) : T1 is similar to T2}
Since every triangle is similar to itself
∴ R is reflexive.
Also (T1 T2) ∈ R ⇒ T1 is similar to T2 ⇒ T2 is similar to T1
∴ (T2,T1) ⇒ R
∴ (T1,T2) ∈ R ⇒ (T2,T1) ∈ R ⇒ R is symmetric.
Again (T1, T2), (T2, T3) ∈ R
⇒ T1 is similar to T2 and T2 is similar to T3∴ T1 is similar to T3 ⇒ (T1,T3) ∈ R
∴ (T1, T2), (T2,T3) ∈ R ⇒ (T1, T3) ∈ R
∴ R is transitive.
∴ R is reflexive, symmetric and transitive
∴ R is an equivalence relation.
Now T1, T2, T3 are triangles with sides 3, 4, 5 ; 5, 12, 13 and 6, 8, 10.
Since, 3/6 = 4/8 = 5/10
∴ T1 is similar to T3 i.e. T3 is related to T1.

13. Show that the relation R defined in the set A of all polygons as R = {(P1, P2) : P1 and P2 have same number of sides}, is an equivalence relation. What is the set of all elements in A related to the right angle triangle T with sides 3, 4 and 5?

Answer

A is the set of all polygons
R = {(P1, P2) : P1 and P2 have same number of sides }
Since  Pand P2 have the same number of sides
∴ ( P1, P2) ∈ R ∀ P ∈ A.
∴ R is reflexive.

Let ( P1, P2) ∈ R
⇒  P1 and  P2 have the same number of sides ⇒  P2 and P1 have the same number of sides ⇒ ( P2,  P1) ∈ R
∴ (P1, P2) ∈ R ⇒ (P2, P1) ∈ R
∴ R is symmetric.

Let (P1, P2) ∈ R and (P2, P3) ∈ R.
⇒ P1 and P2 have the same number of sides and P2 and P3 have same number of sides
⇒ P1 and P3 have the same number of sides
⇒ (P1, P3) ∈ R
∴ (P1, P2), (P2, P3) ∈ R ∈ (P1, P3) ∈ R
∴ R is transitive.
∴ R is an equivalence relation.

Now T is a triangle.
Let P be any element of A.
Now P ∈ A is related to T iff P and T have the same number of sides P is a triangle required set is the set of all triangles in A.

14. Let L be the set of all lines in XY plane and R be the relation in L defined as R = {(L1, L2) : L1 is parallel to L2}. Show that R is an equivalence relation. Find the set of all lines related to the line y = 2x + 4.

Answer

R is reflexive because, in (L1, L1), L1 and L1 are parallel.
R is symmetric because, if L1 and L2 are parallel, then L2 and L1 are also parallel.
R is transitive because, if L1 and L2 are parallel; L2 and L3 are parallel, then L1 and Lare also parallel.
Set of all lines parallel to y = 2x + 4 are all lines of the equation y = 2x + k , where k is any constant . (Two parallel lines will have the ratio of their x coefficients equal to that of y coefficients.).

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15. Let R be the relation in the set {1, 2, 3, 4} given by R = {(1, 2), (2, 2), (1, 1), (4,4), (1, 3), (3, 3), (3, 2)}. Choose the correct answer. 
(A) R is reflexive and symmetric but not transitive.
(B) R is reflexive and transitive but not symmetric. 
(C) R is symmetric and transitive but not reflexive. 
(D) R is an equivalence relation.

Answer

(A) R is reflexive and symmetric but not transitive
(B) R is reflexive and transitive but not symmetric
(C) R is symmetric and transitive but not reflexive.
(D) R is an equivalence relation.

R is reflexive because we have (1,1) (2,2) (3,3) and (4,4) in R.
R is not symmetric because (2,1), (3,1) doesn’t lie in R.
 R is transitive because (1,3) (3,2) (1,2) lie in R.

Thus option B is the correct answer

16. Let R be the relation in the set N given by R = {(a, b) : a = b – 2, b > 6}.
Choose the correct answer. 
(A) (2, 4) ∈ R  
(B) (3, 8) ∈ R 
(C) (6, 8) ∈ R 
(D) (8, 7) ∈ R

Answer

The correct option will C.

Option A is not possible, since b should be greater than 6.
Option B is not possible, since 3 = 8 - 2 is not possible.
Option C is possible , since 6 = 8 - 2
Option D is not possible, since 8 = 7 − 2 is not possible.

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