**NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths**

Chapter 1 Real Numbers Ex 1.2

Chapter 1 Real Numbers Ex 1.2

**Page 11**

**1. Express each number as a product of its prime factors: (i) 140 (ii) 156 (iii) 3825 (iv) 5005 (v) 7429**

**Answer :**

(i) 140

By Taking the LCM of 140, we will get the product of its prime factor.

Therefore, 140 = 2 × 2 × 5 × 7 × 1 = 2^{2}×5×7

(ii) 156

By Taking the LCM of 156, we will get the product of its prime factor.

Hence, 156 = 2 × 2 × 13 × 3 × 1 = 2^{2}× 13 × 3

(iii) 3825

By Taking the LCM of 3825, we will get the product of its prime factor.

Hence, 3825 = 3 × 3 × 5 × 5 × 17 × 1 = 3^{2}×5^{2}×17

(iv) 5005

By Taking the LCM of 5005, we will get the product of its prime factor.

Hence, 5005 = 5 × 7 × 11 × 13 × 1 = 5 × 7 × 11 × 13

(v) 7429

By Taking the LCM of 7429, we will get the product of its prime factor.

Hence, 7429 = 17 × 19 × 23 × 1 = 17 × 19 × 23

**2. Find the LCM and HCF of the following pairs of integers and verify that LCM × HCF = product of the two numbers. (i) 26 and 91 (ii) 510 and 92 (iii) 336 and 54**

**Answer :**

(i) 26 = 2 × 13

91 =7 × 13

HCF = 13

LCM =2 × 7 × 13 =182

Product of two numbers 26 × 91 = 2366

Product of HCF and LCM 13 × 182 = 2366

Hence, product of two numbers = product of HCF × LCM

(ii) 510 = 2 × 3 × 5 × 1792 =2 × 2 × 23

HCF = 2

LCM =2 × 2 × 3 × 5 × 17 × 23 = 23460

Product of two numbers 510 × 92 = 46920

Product of HCF and LCM 2 × 23460 = 46920

Hence, product of two numbers = product of HCF × LCM

(iii) 336 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 754 = 2 × 3 × 3 × 3

HCF = 2 × 3 = 6

LCM = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 7 =3024

Product of two numbers 336 × 54 =18144

Product of HCF and LCM 6 × 3024 = 18144

Hence, product of two numbers = product of HCF × LCM.

**3. Find the LCM and HCF of the following integers by applying the prime factorisation method. (i) 12, 15 and 21 (ii) 17, 23 and 29 (iii) 8, 9 and 25**

**Answer :**

(i) 12, 15 and 21

Writing the product of prime factors for all the three numbers, we get,

12=2×2×3

15=5×3

21=7×3

Therefore,

HCF(12,15,21) = 3

LCM(12,15,21) = 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 × 7 = 420

(ii) 17, 23 and 29

Writing the product of prime factors for all the three numbers, we get,

17=17×1

23=23×1

29=29×1

Therefore,

HCF(17,23,29) = 1

LCM(17,23,29) = 17 × 23 × 29 = 11339

(iii) 8, 9 and 25

Writing the product of prime factors for all the three numbers, we get,

8=2×2×2×1

9=3×3×1

25=5×5×1

Therefore,

HCF(8,9,25)=1

LCM(8,9,25) = 2×2×2×3×3×5×5 = 1800

**4. Given that HCF (306, 657) = 9, find LCM (306, 657).**

**Answer :**

We have the formula that

Product of LCM and HCF = product of number

LCM × 9 = 306 × 657

Divide both side by 9 we get

LCM = (306 × 657) / 9 = 22338

**5. Check whether 6n can end with the digit 0 for any natural number n.**

**Answer :**

If the number 6^{n} ends with the digit zero (0), then it should be divisible by 5, as we know any number with unit place as 0 or 5 is divisible by 5.

Prime factorization of 6^{n} = (2×3)^{n}

Therefore, the prime factorization of 6^{n} doesn’t contain prime number 5.

Hence, it is clear that for any natural number n, ^{6n }is not divisible by 5 and thus it proves that 6^{n} cannot end with the digit 0 for any natural number n.

**6. Explain why 7 × 11 × 13 + 13 and 7 × 6 × 5 × 4 × 3 × 2 × 1 + 5 are composite numbers.**

**Answer :**

7 × 11 × 13 + 13

Taking 13 common, we get

13 (7 x 11 +1 )

13(77 + 1 )

13 (78)

It is product of two numbers and both numbers are more than 1 so it is a composite number.

7 × 6 × 5 × 4 × 3 × 2 × 1 + 5

Taking 5 common, we get

5(7 × 6 × 4 × 3 × 2 × 1 +1)

5(1008 + 1)

5(1009)

It is product of two numbers and both numbers are more than 1 so it is a composite number.

**7. There is a circular path around a sports field. Sonia takes 18 minutes to drive one round of the field, while Ravi takes 12 minutes for the same. Suppose they both start at the same point and at the same time, and go in the same direction. After how many minutes will they meet again at the starting point?**

**Answer :**

Since, Both Sonia and Ravi move in the same direction and at the same time,

the method to find the time when they will be meeting again at the starting point is LCM of 18 and 12.

Therefore, LCM(18,12) = 2×3×3×2×1=36

Hence, Sonia and Ravi will meet again at the starting point after 36 minutes.