# Class 11 Maths NCERT Solutions for Chapter 14 Mathematical Reasoning Miscellaneous Exercise

### Mathematical Reasoning Miscellaneous Exercise Solutions

**1. Write the negation of the following statements:(i) p: For every positive real number x, the number x – 1 is also positive.(ii) q: All cats scratch.(iii) r: For every real number x, either x > 1 or x < 1.(iv) s: There exists a number x such that 0 < x < 1.**

**Solution**

(i) The negation of statement p is as follows.

There exists a positive real number x, such that x – 1 is not positive.

(ii) The negation of statement q is as follows.

There exists a cat that does not scratch.

(iii) The negation of statement r is as follows.

There exists a real number x, such that neither x > 1 nor x < 1.

(iv) The negation of statement s is as follows.

There does not exist a number x, such that 0 < x < 1.

**2. State the converse and contrapositive of each of the following statements:(i) p: A positive integer is prime only if it has no divisors other than 1 and itself.(ii) q: I go to a beach whenever it is a sunny day.(iii) r: If it is hot outside, then you feel thirsty.**

**Solution**

(i) Statement p can be written as follows.

If a positive integer is prime, then it has no divisors other than 1 and itself.

The converse of the statement is as follows.

If a positive integer has no divisors other than 1 and itself, then it is prime.

The contrapositive of the statement is as follows.

If positive integer has divisors other than 1 and itself, then it is not prime.

(ii) The given statement can be written as follows.

If it is a sunny day, then I go to a beach.

The converse of the statement is as follows.

If I go to a beach, then it is a sunny day.

The contrapositive of the statement is as follows.

If I do not go to a beach, then it is not a sunny day.

(iii) The converse of statement r is as follows.

If you feel thirsty, then it is hot outside.

The contrapositive of statement r is as follows.

If you do not feel thirsty, then it is not hot outside.

**3. Write each of the statements in the form “if p, then q”.(i) p: It is necessary to have a password to log on to the server.(ii) q: There is traffic jam whenever it rains.(iii) r: You can access the website only if you pay a subscription fee.**

**Solution**

(i) Statement *p* can be written as follows.

If you log on to the server, then you have a password.

(ii) Statement *q* can be written as follows.

If it rains, then there is a traffic jam.

(iii) Statement *r* can be written as follows.

If you can access the website, then you pay a subscription fee.

**4. Re write each of the following statements in the form “p if and only if q”.(i) p: If you watch television, then your mind is free and if your mind is free, then you watch television.(ii) q: For you to get an A grade, it is necessary and sufficient that you do all the homework regularly.(iii) r: If a quadrilateral is equiangular, then it is a rectangle and if a quadrilateral is a rectangle, then it is equiangular.**

**Solution**

(i) You watch television if and only if your mind is free.

(ii) You get an A grade if and only if you do all the homework regularly.

(iii) A quadrilateral is equiangular if and only if it is a rectangle.

**5. Given below are two statementsp: 25 is a multiple of 5.q: 25 is a multiple of 8.Write the compound statements connecting these two statements with “And” and “Or”. In both cases check the validity of the compound statement.**

**Solution**

The compound statement with ‘And’ is “25 is a multiple of 5 and 8”.

This is a false statement, since 25 is not a multiple of 8.

The compound statement with ‘Or’ is “25 is a multiple of 5 or 8”.

This is a true statement, since 25 is not a multiple of 8 but it is a multiple of 5.

**6.Check the validity of the statements given below by the method given against it.(i) p: The sum of an irrational number and a rational number is irrational (by contradiction method).(ii) q: If n is a real number with n > 3, then n**

^{2}> 9 (by contradiction method).

**Solution**

(i) The given statement is as follows.

p: the sum of an irrational number and a rational number is irrational.

Let us assume that the given statement, p, is false. That is, we assume that the sum of an irrational number and a rational number is rational.

Therefore, √a + b/c = d/e, where √a is irrational and b, c, d, e are integers.

⇒ d/e - b/c = √a

But here, d/e - b/c is a rational number and √a is an irrational number.

This is a contradiction. Therefore, our assumption is wrong.

Therefore, the sum of an irrational number and a rational number is rational.

Thus, the given statement is true.

(ii) The given statement, q, is as follows.

If n is a real number with n > 3, then n^{2} > 9.

Let us assume that n is a real number with n > 3, but n^{2} > 9 is not true.

That is, n^{2} < 9

Then, n > 3 and n is a real number.

Squaring both the sides, we obtain

n^{2} > (3)^{2}⇒ n^{2} > 9, which is a contradiction, since we have assumed that n^{2} < 9.

Thus, the given statement is true. That is, if n is a real number with n > 3, then n^{2} > 9.

**7. Write the following statement in five different ways, conveying the same meaning. p: If triangle is equiangular, then it is an obtuse angled triangle.**

**Solution**

The given statement can be written in five different ways as follows.

(i) A triangle is equiangular implies that it is an obtuse-angled triangle.

(ii) A triangle is equiangular only if it is an obtuse-angled triangle.

(iii) For a triangle to be equiangular, it is necessary that the triangle is an obtuse-angled triangle.

(iv) For a triangle to be an obtuse-angled triangle, it is sufficient that the triangle is equiangular.

(v) If a triangle is not an obtuse-angled triangle, then the triangle is not equiangular.