# PSEB Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 1 Real Numbers Ex 1.3

PSEB Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 1 Real Numbers Ex 1.3

## PSEB 10th Class Maths Solutions Chapter 1 Real Numbers Ex 1.3

Question 1.

Prove that √5 is irrational.

Solution:

Let us suppose that √5 is rational so we can find integers r and s where s ≠ 0

such that √5 = r/s

Suppose r and s have some common factor other than 1, then divide r and s by the common factor to get :

√5 = a/b where a and b are coprime and b ≠ 0

b√5 = a

Squaring both sides,

⇒ (b√5)^{2} = a^{2}

⇒ b^{2} (√5)^{2} = a^{2}

⇒ 5b^{2} = a^{2} …………..(1)

5 divides a^{2}.

By the theorem, if a prime number ‘p’ divides a^{2} then ‘p’ divides a where a is positive integer

⇒ 5 divides a …………(2)

So a = 5c for some integer c.

Put the value of a in (1),

5b^{2} = (5c)^{2}

5b^{2} = 25c^{2}

b^{2} = 5c^{2}

or 5c^{2} = b^{2}

⇒ 5 divides b^{2}

∵ if a prime number ‘p’ divides b^{2}, then p divides b ; where b is positive integer.

⇒ 5 divides b ………… (3)

From (2) and (3), a and b have at least 5 as common factor.

But this contradicts the fact that a and b are coprime i.e. no common factor other than 1.

∴ our supposition that √5 is rational wrong.

Hence √5 is irrational.

Question 2.

Prove that 3 + 2 √5 is irrational.

Solution:

Let us suppose that 3 + 2√5 is rational.

∴ we can find Co-Prime a and b, where a and b are integers and b ≠ 0

such that 3 + 2√5 = a/b

Since a and b both are integers,

Hence from (1), √5 is rational.

But this contradicts the fact that √5 is irrational.

∴ our supposition is wrong.

Hence 3 + 2√5 is irrational.

Question 3.

Prove that the following are irrationals :

(ii) Given that 7√5

Let us suppose that 7^5 is rational

∴ we can find coprime integers a and b where b ≠ 0

such that 7√5 = a/b

⇒ 7b√5 = a

⇒ √5 = a/7b ……………..(1)

Since a, 7 and b are integers, of two integers is a rational number.

i.e., a/7b = rational number

∴ from (1)

√5 = rational number

which contradicts the fact that √5 is irrational number.

∴ Our supposition is wrong.

Hence 7√5 is irrational.

(iii) Given that 6 + √2

Let us suppose that 6 + √2 is rational

∴ we can find coprime integers a and b where b ≠ 0

such that 6 + √2 = a/b

so from (1), √2 = rational number

which contradicts the fact that √2 is irrational number

∴ Our Supposition is wrong.

Hence 6 + √2 is irrational.

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