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## Kerala Plus One Maths Chapter Wise Questions and Answers Chapter 14 Mathematical Reasoning

### Plus One Maths Mathematical Reasoning Three Mark Questions and Answers

Question 1.

Write the contrapositive and converse of the following statements: (3 score each)

- If x is a prime number, then x is odd.
- If the two lines are parallel, then they do not intersect in the same plane.
- Something is cold implies that it has low temperature.
- You cannot comprehend geometry if you do not know how to reason deductively.
- x is an even number implies that x is divisible by 4.

Answer:

1. Here p: x is a prime number.

q: x is odd.

Now, ~ p: x is not a prime number.

~ q: x is not odd.

The contrapositive statement is:

If x is not odd x is not a prime number.

The converse statement is:

If x is an odd, then x is a prime number.

2. Here p: Two lines are parallel.

q: They do not intersect in the same plane.

Now, ~ p: Two lines are not parallel.

~ q: They intersect in the same plane.

The contrapositive statement is:

If two intersect in the same plane then they are not parallel.

The converse statement is:

If the two lines do not intersect in the same plane, then they are parallel.

3. Here p: Something is cold.

q: It has low temperature.

Now, ~ p: Something is not cold.

~ q: It does not have low temperature.

The contrapositive statement is:

If something does not have low temperature then it is not cold.

The converse statement is:

If something has low temperature then it is cold.

4. Here p: You cannot comprehend geometry.

q: You do not know how to reason deductively.

Now, ~ p: You can comprehend geometry.

~ q: You know how to reason deductively.

The contrapositive statement is:

If you know how to reason deductively, then you can comprehend geometry.

The converse statement is:

If you do not know how to reason deductively then you cannot comprehend geometry.

5. Here p: x is an even number.

q: x is divisible by 4.

Now, ~ p: x is not an even number.

~ q: x is not divisible by 4.

The contrapositive statement is:

If x is not divisible by 4 then x is not an even number.

The converse statement is:

If x is divisible by 4 then x is an even number.

Question 2.

Show that the statement: “For any real numbers a and b, a^{2} = b^{2} implies that a = b” is not true by giving a counter-example.

Answer:

The given compound statement is of the form “if p then q”.

We assume that p is true then

a, b ∈ R such that a^{2} = b^{2}

Let us take a = -3 and b = 3

Now a^{2} = b^{2} but a ≠ b

So when p is true, q is false.

Thus the given compound statement is not true.

### Plus One Maths Mathematical Reasoning Four Mark Questions and Answers

Question 1.

State whether the or used in the following statements is “exclusive” or “inclusive”. Give reasons for your answer.

- A rectangle is a quadrilateral or a pentagon. (2)
- A square is a polygon or a parallelogram. (2)

Answer:

1. This statement make use of exclusive ‘or’. Since a geometrical figure cannot be a quadrilateral and also a pentagon.

2. This statement make use of inclusive ‘or’. Since a geometrical figure can be a polygon as well as a parallelogram.

### Plus One Maths Mathematical Reasoning Six Mark Questions and Answers

Question 1.

Show that the statement p: “If x is a real number such that x^{3} + 4x = 0 then x is 0” is true by

- Direct method. (2)
- Method of contradiction. (2)
- Method of contrapositive. (2)

Answer:

The given compound statement is of the from “if p then q”.

P: x ∈ R such that x^{3} + 4x = 0

q: x = 0

1. Direct method:

We assume that p is true then

x ∈ R such that x^{3} + 4x = 0

x ∈ R such that x(x^{2} + 4) = 0

x ∈ R such that x = 0 or x^{2} + 4 = 0

⇒ x = 0

⇒ q is true.

So when p is true, q is true.

Thus the given compound statement is true.

2. Method of contradiction:

We assume that p is true and q is false, then x ≠ 0

x ∈ R such that x^{3} + 4x = 0

x ∈ R such that x(x^{2} + 4) = 0

x ∈ R such that x = 0 or x^{2} + 4 = 0

⇒ x = 0

Which is a contradiction. So our assumption that x ≠ 0 is false. Thus the given compound statement is true.

3. Method of contrapositive.

We assume that q is false, then x ≠ 0

⇒ x ∈ R such that x^{3} + 4x ≠ 0

⇒ q is false

So when q is false, p is false.

Thus the given compound statement is true.

### Plus One Maths Mathematical Reasoning Practice Problems Questions and Answers

Question 1.

Which of the following sentences are statements: (1 score each)

- There are 35 days in a month.
- Mathematics is difficult.
- The sum of 5 and 7 is greater than 10.
- The square of a number is an even number.
- The sides of a quadrilateral have equal length.
- Answer this question
- The product of -1 and 8 is -8.
- The sum interior angles of a triangle is 180.
- Today is a windy day.
- All real numbers are complex numbers.

Answer:

- No month have 35 days. Hence it is a statement.
- Here the correctness of the sentence depends upon the observer. So the sentence is not a statement.
- The sentence is true so it is a statement.
- Here the correctness of the sentence depends upon the observer. So the sentence is not a statement.
- This sentence is sometimes true and some time false. So the sentence is not a statement.
- This sentence is an order. So the sentence is not a statement.
- The sentence is true so it is a statement.
- The sentence is true so it is a statement.
- It is not clear from the context which day is referred. Hence not a statement.
- The sentence is true, so it is a statement.

Question 2.

Write the negation of the following statements: (1 score each)

- Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu.
- \(\sqrt{2}\) is not a complex number.
- All triangles are not equilateral triangle.
- The number 2 is greater than 7.
- Every natural number is an integer.

Answer:

- Negation: Chennai is not the capital of Tamil Nadu.
- Negation: \(\sqrt{2}\) is a complex number.
- Negation: All triangles are equilateral triangle.
- Negation: The number 2 is not greater than 7.
- Negation: Every natural number is not an integer.

Question 3.

Find the component statements of the following compound statements and check they are true or false. (1 score each)

- Number 3 is prime or it is odd.
- All integers are positive or negative.
- 100 is divisible by 3,11 and 5.
- The sun shines or it rains.
- India is a democracy and a monarchy.

Answer:

1. The component statements are

p: Number 3 is prime

q: Number 3 is odd.

Both the component statements p and q are true.

2. The component statements are

p: All integers are positive

q: All integers are negative.

Both the component statements p and q are true.

3. The component statements are

p: 100 is divisible by 3.

q: 100 is divisible by 11.

r: 100 is divisible by 5.

The component statements p and q are false, whereas r is true.

4. The component statements are

p: The sun shines

q: It rains.

Both the component statements p and q are true.

5. The component statements are

p: India is a democracy.

q: India is a monarchy.

Both the component statements p is true, whereas the component statement q is false.

Question 4.

For each of the following compound statement first identify the connecting words and then break it into component statement: (2 score each)

- All rational numbers are real and all real numbers are not complex.
- Square of an integer is positive or negative.
- The sand heats up quickly in the sun and does not cool down fast at night.
- x = 2 and x = 3 are the roots of the equation 3x
^{2}– x – 10 = 0

Answer:

1. The component statement has the connecting word ‘and’ component statements are

p: All rational numbers are real

q: All real numbers are not complex.

2. The component statement has the connecting word ‘or’ component statements are

p: Square of an integer is positive.

q: Square of an integer is negative.

3. The component statement has the connecting word ‘and’ component statements are

p: The sand heats up quickly in the sun.

q: The sand does not cool down fast at night.

4. The component statement has the connecting word ‘and’ component statements are

p: x = 2 are the roots of the

equation 3x^{2} – x – 10 = 0.

q: x = 3 are the roots of the equation 3x^{2} – x – 10 = 0.