**Class 6 Mathematics Chapter 3 |**

Playing with Numbers | Exercise 3.5

Playing with Numbers | Exercise 3.5

**Question 1:** Which of the following statements are true:

(a) If a number is divisible by 3, it must be divisible by 9.

(b) If a number is divisible by 9, it must be divisible by 3.

(c) If a number is divisible by 18, it must be divisible by both 3 and 6.

(d) If a number is divisible by 9 and 10 both, then it must be divisible by 90.

(e) If two numbers are co-primes, at least one of them must be prime.

(f) All numbers which are divisible by 4 must also by divisible by 8.

(g) All numbers which are divisible by 8 must also by divisible by 4.

(h) If a number is exactly divides two numbers separately, it must exactly divide their sum.

(i) If a number is exactly divides the sum of two numbers, it must exactly divide the two numbers separately.

**Answer 1:** Statements (b), (c), (d), (g) and (h) are true.

**Question 2**: Here are two different factor trees for 60. Write the missing numbers.

**Answer :**

**Question 3:** Which factors are not included in the prime factorisation of a composite number?

**Answer 3:** 1 is the factor which is not included in the prime factorisation of a composite number.

**Question 4:** Write the greatest 4-digit number and express it in terms of its prime factors.

Answer 4: The greatest 4-digit number = 9999

**Question 5:** Write the smallest 5-digit number and express it in terms of its prime factors. Answer 5: The smallest five digit number is 10000.

**Answer 5:**

The prime factors of 10000 are 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 5 × 5 × 5 × 5.

** Question 6:** Find all the prime factors of 1729 and arrange them in ascending order. Now state the relation, if any, between, two consecutive prime numbers.

**Answer 6:** Prime factors of 1729 are 7 × 13 × 19.

The difference of two consecutive prime factors is 6.

**Question 7:** The product of three consecutive numbers is always divisible by 6. Verify this statement with the help of some examples.

** Answer 7:** (i) 2 x 3 x 4 = 24 which is divisible by 6

(ii) 4 x 5 x 6 = 120 which is divisible by 6

(iii) 9 × 10 × 11= 990 which is divisible by 6

**Question 8:** The sum of two consecutive odd numbers is always divisible by 4. Verify this statement with the help of some examples.

**Answer 8:** 3 + 5 = 8 and 8 is divisible by 4.

5 + 7 = 12 and 12 is divisible by 4.

7 + 9 = 16 and 16 is divisible by 4.

9 + 11 = 20 and 20 is divisible by 4.

**Question 9:** In which of the following expressions, prime factorisation has been done:

(a) 24 = 2 x 3 x 4

(b) 56 = 7 x 2 x 2 x 2

(c) 70 = 2 x 5 x 7

(d) 54 = 2 x 3 x 9

** Answer 9:** In expressions (b) and (c), prime factorisation has been done.

Question 10: Determine if 25110 is divisible by 45. [Hint: 5 and 9 are co-prime numbers. Test the divisibility of the number by 5 and 9.]

** Answer 10:** The prime factorisation of 45 = 5 x 9

Factors of 5 =1,5

Factors of 9 = 1,3,9

25110 is divisible by 5 as ‘0’ is at its unit place.

25110 is divisible by 9 as sum of digits is divisible by 9.

Since the number is divisible both by 5 and 9 both, it is divisible by 45.

**Question 11:** 18 is divisible by both 2 and 3. It is also divisible by 2 x 3 = 6. Similarly, a number is divisible by 4 and 6. Can we say that the number must be divisible by 4 x 6 = 24? If not, give an example to justify your answer.

**Answer 11:** No. it is not necessary because 12 and 36 are divisible by 4 and 6 both, but are not divisible by 24.

** Question 12:** I am the smallest number, having four different prime factors. Can you find me?

**Answer 12:** The smallest four prime numbers are 2, 3, 5 and 7.

Hence, the required number is 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 = 210

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