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### Chapter 1 Relations and Functions NCERT Solutions Class 12 Mathematics

**Exercise 1.1**

**Question****1. Determine whether each of the following relations are reflexive, symmetric and transitive:**

**(i) Relation R in the set A = {1, 2, 3…13, 14} defined as
R = {(x, y): 3x − y = 0}**

**(ii) Relation R in the set N of natural numbers defined as
R = {(x, y): y = x + 5 and x < 4}**

**(iii) Relation R in the set A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} as
R = {(x, y): y is divisible by x}**

**(iv) Relation R in the set Z of all integers defined as
R = {(x, y): x − y is as integer}**

**(v) Relation R in the set A of human beings in a town at a particular time given by
(a) R = {(x, y): x and y work at the same place}
(b) R = {(x, y): x and y live in the same locality}
(c) R = {(x, y): x is exactly 7 cm taller than y}
(d) R = {(x, y): x is wife of y}
(e) R = {(x, y): x is father of y}**

**Answer :**

**(i) A = {1, 2, 3 … 13, 14}**

R = {(x, y): 3x − y = 0}

∴R = {(1, 3), (2, 6), (3, 9), (4, 12)}

R is not reflexive since (1, 1), (2, 2) … (14, 14) ∉ R.

Also, R is not symmetric as (1, 3) ∈R, but (3, 1) ∉ R. [3(3) − 1 ≠ 0]

Also, R is not transitive as (1, 3), (3, 9) ∈R, but (1, 9) ∉ R.

[3(1) − 9 ≠ 0]

Hence, R is neither reflexive, nor symmetric, nor transitive.

**(ii) R = {(x, y): y = x + 5 and x < 4} = {(1, 6), (2, 7), (3, 8)}**

It is seen that (1, 1) ∉ R.

∴R is not reflexive. (1, 6) ∈R

But,(6, 1) ∉ R.

∴R is not symmetric.

Now, since there is no pair in R such that (x, y) and (y, z) ∈R, then (x, z) cannot belong to R.

∴ R is not transitive.

Hence, R is neither reflexive, nor symmetric, nor transitive.

**(iii) A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}**

R = {(x, y): y is divisible by x}

We know that any number (x) is divisible by itself.

(x, x) ∈R

∴R is reflexive.

Now, (2, 4) ∈R [as 4 is divisible by 2]

But, (4, 2) ∉ R. [as 2 is not divisible by 4]

∴R is not symmetric.

Let (x, y), (y, z) ∈ R. Then, y is divisible by x and z is divisible by y.

∴z is divisible by x.

⇒ (x, z) ∈R

∴R is transitive.

Hence, R is reflexive and transitive but not symmetric.

**(iv) R = {(x, y): x − y is an integer}**

Now, for every x ∈ Z, (x, x) ∈R as x − x = 0 is an integer.

∴R is reflexive.

Now, for every x, y ∈ Z if (x, y) ∈ R, then x − y is an integer.

⇒ −(x − y) is also an integer.

⇒ (y − x) is an integer.

∴ (y, x) ∈ R

∴R is symmetric.

Now,

Let (x, y) and (y, z) ∈R, where x, y, z ∈ Z.

⇒ (x − y) and (y − z) are integers.

⇒ x − z = (x − y) + (y − z) is an integer.

∴ (x, z) ∈R

∴R is transitive.

Hence, R is reflexive, symmetric, and transitive.

**(v) (a) R = {(x, y): x and y work at the same place}**

(x, x) ∈ R

∴ R is reflexive.

If (x, y) ∈ R, then x and y work at the same place.

⇒ y and x work at the same place.

⇒ (y, x) ∈ R.

∴R is symmetric.

Now, let (x, y), (y, z) ∈ R

⇒ x and y work at the same place and y and z work at the same place.

⇒ x and z work at the same place.

⇒ (x, z) ∈R

∴ R is transitive.

Hence, R is reflexive, symmetric, and transitive.

(b) R = {(x, y): x and y live in the same locality}

Clearly (x, x) ∈ R as x and x is the same human being.

∴ R is reflexive.

If (x, y) ∈R, then x and y live in the same locality.

⇒ y and x live in the same locality.

⇒ (y, x) ∈ R

∴R is symmetric.

Now, let (x, y) ∈ R and (y, z) ∈ R.

⇒ x and y live in the same locality and y and z live in the same locality.

⇒ x and z live in the same locality.

⇒ (x, z) ∈ R

∴ R is transitive.

Hence, R is reflexive, symmetric, and transitive.

(c) R = {(x, y): x is exactly 7 cm taller than y}

Now,

(x, x) ∉ R

Since human being x cannot be taller than himself.

∴R is not reflexive.

Now, let (x, y) ∈R.

⇒ x is exactly 7 cm taller than y.

Then, y is not taller than x.

∴ (y, x) ∉R

Indeed if x is exactly 7 cm taller than y, then y is exactly 7 cm shorter than x.

∴R is not symmetric.

Now,

Let (x, y), (y, z) ∈ R.

⇒ x is exactly 7 cm taller thany and y is exactly 7 cm taller than z.

⇒ x is exactly 14 cm taller than z .

∴(x, z) ∉R

∴ R is not transitive.

Hence, R is neither reflexive, nor symmetric, nor transitive.

(d) R = {(x, y): x is the wife of y}

Now,

(x, x) ∉ R

Since x cannot be the wife of herself.

∴R is not reflexive.

Now, let (x, y) ∈ R

⇒ x is the wife of y.

Clearly y is not the wife of x.

∴(y, x) ∉ R

Indeed if x is the wife of y, then y is the husband of x.

∴ R is not symmetric.

Let (x, y), (y, z) ∈ R

⇒ x is the wife of y and y is the wife of z.

This case is not possible. Also, this does not imply that x is the wife of z.

∴(x, z) ∉ R

∴R is not transitive.

Hence, R is neither reflexive, nor symmetric, nor transitive.

(e) R = {(x, y): x is the father of y}

(x, x) ∉ R

As x cannot be the father of himself.

∴R is not reflexive.

Now, let (x, y) ∈R.

⇒ x is the father of y.

⇒ y cannot be the father of y.

Indeed, y is the son or the daughter of y.

∴(y, x) ∉ R

∴ R is not symmetric.

Now, let (x, y) ∈ R and (y, z) ∈ R.

⇒ x is the father of y and y is the father of z.

⇒ x is not the father of z.

Indeed x is the grandfather of z.

∴ (x, z) ∉ R

∴R is not transitive.

Hence, R is neither reflexive, nor symmetric, nor transitive.

**Question 2. Show that the relation R in the set R of real numbers, defined as R = {(a, b) : a ≤ b ^{2}} is neither reflexive nor symmetric nor transitive.**

**Answer :**

R = {(a, b) : a ≤ b

^{2}}

(i) Since (a, a) ∉ R

[Take a = 1/3 then 1/3 > (1/3)

^{2}]

∴ R is not reflexive.

(ii) Also, (a, b) ∈ R ⇏ (b, a) ∈ R

[Take a = 2 ,b = 6, then 2 ≤ 62 but (6)2 < 2 is not true]

∴ R is not symmetric.

(iii) Now (a, b), (b, c) ∈ R ∉ (a, c) ∈ R

[Take a = 1, b = -2, c = -3 ∴ a ≤ b

^{2}, b ≤ c

^{2}but a ≤ c

^{2}is not true]

∴ R is not transitive.

**Question ****3. Check whether the relation R defined in the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} as
R = {(a, b): b = a + 1} is reflexive, symmetric or transitive.**

**Answer :**

Let A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}.

A relation R is defined on set A as:

R = {(a, b): b = a + 1}

∴R = {(1, 2), (2, 3), (3, 4), (4, 5), (5, 6)}

We can find (a, a) ∉ R, where a ∈ A.

For instance,

(1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3), (4, 4), (5, 5), (6, 6) ∉ R

∴R is not reflexive.

It can be observed that (1, 2) ∈ R, but (2, 1) ∉ R.

∴R is not symmetric.

Now, (1, 2), (2, 3) ∈ R

But, (1, 3) ∉ R

∴R is not transitive

Hence, R is neither reflexive, nor symmetric, nor transitive.

**4. Show that the relation R in R defined as R = {(a, b) : a ≤ b}, is reflexive and transitive but not symmetric.**

**Answer :**

R = {(a, b) : a ≤ b}

(i) Since (a, a) ∈ R ∀ a ∈ R

[∵ a ≤ a ∀ a ∈ R]

∴ R is reflexive.

(ii) (a, b) ∈ R ⇏ (b, a) ∈ R

[∵ if a ≤ b. then b ≤ a is not true]

∴ R is not symmetric.

(iii) Let (a, b), (b, c) ∈ R

∴ a ≤ b, b ≤ c

∴ a ≤ c ⇒ (a, c) ∈ R

∴ (a, b), (b. c) ∈ R ⇒ (a, c) ∈ R

∴ R is transitive.

**5. Check whether the relation R in R defined by R = {(a, b) : a ≤ b ^{3} } is reflexive, symmetric or transitive.**

**Answer :**

R = {(a, b) : a ≤ b

^{3}}

(i) Since (a, a) ∉ R as a ≤ a

^{3}is not always true.

[Take a = 1/3. then a ≤ a

^{3}is not true]

∴ R is not reflexive.

(ii) Also (a, b) ∈ R ⇏ (b, a) ∈ R

[Take a = 1, b = 4, ∴ 1 ≤ 4

^{3}but 4 ≰ (l)

^{3}]

∴ R is not symmetric.

(iii) Now (a, b) ∈ R, (b, c) ∈ R ⇏ (a, c) ∈ R

[Take a = 100, b = 5, c = 3, ∴ 100 ≤ 5

^{3}, 5 ≤ 3

^{3}but 100 ≥ 3

^{3}] R is not symmetric.

**Question****6. Show that the relation R in the set {1, 2, 3} given by R = {(1, 2), (2, 1)} is symmetric but neither reflexive nor transitive.**

**Answer :**

Let A = {1, 2, 3}.

A relation R on A is defined as R = {(1, 2), (2, 1)}.

It is seen that (1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3) ∉R.

∴ R is not reflexive.

Now, as (1, 2) ∈ R and (2, 1) ∈ R, then R is symmetric.

Now, (1, 2) and (2, 1) ∈ R

However, (1, 1) ∉ R

∴ R is not transitive.

Hence, R is symmetric but neither reflexive nor transitive.

**Question****7. Show that the relation R in the set A of all the books in a library of a college, given by R = {(x, y): x and y have same number of pages} is an equivalence relation.**

**Answer :**

Set A is the set of all books in the library of a college.

R = {x, y): x and y have the same number of pages}

Now, R is reflexive since (x, x) ∈ R as x and x has the same number of pages.

Let (x, y) ∈ R ⇒ x and y have the same number of pages.

⇒ y and x have the same number of pages.

⇒ (y, x) ∈ R

∴R is symmetric.

Now, let (x, y) ∈R and (y, z) ∈ R.

⇒ x and y and have the same number of pages and y and z have the same number of pages.

⇒ x and z have the same number of pages.

⇒ (x, z) ∈ R

∴R is transitive.

Hence, R is an equivalence relation.

**Question****8. Show that the relation R in the set A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} given by R = {(a,b) : |a-b| is even} is an equivalence relation. Show that all the elements of {1, 3, 5} are related to each other and all the elements of {2, 4} are related to each other. But no element of {1, 3, 5} is related to any element of {2, 4}.**

**Answer :**

A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} and R = {(a,b) : |a-b| is even}

, then R = {(1, 3), (1, 5), (3, 5), (2, 4)}

It is clear that for any element a ∈ A , we have|a-a| = 0 (which is even).

∴R is reflexive.

Let (a,b) ∈ R.

=> |a-b| is even

⇒ |-(a-b) | = |b-a| is also even

⇒(b,a) ∈ R

∴R is symmetric.

Now, let (a,b) ) ∈ R and (b, c) ∈ R.

=> |a-b| is even and |b -c| is even

=> (a - b) is even and (b - c) is even

=> (a - c) = (a - b) + (b - c) is even [Sum of two even integer is even]

=> |a - c | is even

∴R is transitive.

Hence, R is an equivalence relation.

Now, all elements of the set {1, 3, 5} are related to each other as all the elements of this subset are odd. Thus, the modulus of the difference between any two elements will be even.

Similarly, all elements of the set {2, 4} are related to each other as all the elements of this subset are even.

Also, no element of the subset {1, 3, 5} can be related to any element of {2, 4} as all elements of {1, 3, 5} are odd and all elements of {2, 4} are even. Thus, the modulus of the difference between the two elements (from each of these two subsets) will not be even.

**Question****9. Show that each of the relation R in the set A = {x ∈ Z: 0 ≤ x ≤ 12} ,given by:
(i) R = { (a,b) : |a - b| is a multiple of 4}
(ii) R = **

**{ (a,b) : a= b}**is an equivalence relation. Find the set of all elements related to 1 in each case.

**Answer :**

(a) A ={x in Z : 0 <= <= 12} = {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12}

R = {(a,b):|a-b| is a multiple of 4}

For any element a ∈ A, we have (a,a ) ∈ R as |a - a| = 0 is a multiple of 4.

∴R is reflexive.

Now, let (a, b) ∈ R ⇒ |a- b| is a multiple of 4.

=> |-(a-b)|=|b -a| is a multiple of 4

⇒ (b, a ) ∈ R

∴R is symmetric.

Now, let (a,b), (b,c) ∈ R.

=> |a - b| is multiple of 4 and |b - c| is a multiple of 4

=> (a-b) is a multiple of 4 and (b-c) is a multiple of 4

=> (a-c) = (a - b) + (b - c) is a multiple of 4

=> (a,c)∈ R.

∴ R is transitive.

Hence, R is an equivalence relation.

The set of elements related to 1 is {1, 5, 9} since

|1 - 1| = 0 is a multiple of 4

|5 - 1| = 4 is a multiple of 4

|9 - 1| = 8 is a multiple of 4

(b) R = {(a,b): a = b}

For any element a ∈ A, we have ( a,a ) ∈ R, since a = a.

∴R is reflexive.

Now, let (a,b ) ∈ R and (b, c) ∈ R.

⇒ a = b and b = c

⇒ a = c

⇒ (a,c) ∈ R.

∴ R is transitive.

Hence, R is an equivalence relation.

The elements in R that are related to 1 will be those elements from set A which are equal to 1.

Hence, the set of elements related to 1 is {1}.

**Question****10. Given an example of a relation. Which is
(i) Symmetric but neither reflexive nor transitive.
(ii) Transitive but neither reflexive nor symmetric.
(iii) Reflexive and symmetric but not transitive.
(iv) Reflexive and transitive but not symmetric.
(v) Symmetric and transitive but not reflexive.**

**Answer :**

(i) Let A = {5, 6, 7}.

Define a relation R on A as R = {(5, 6), (6, 5)}.

Relation R is not reflexive as (5, 5), (6, 6), (7, 7) ∉ R.

Now, as (5, 6) ∈ R and also (6, 5) ∈ R, R is symmetric.

⇒ (5, 6), (6, 5) ∈ R, but (5, 5) ∉ R

∴R is not transitive.

Hence, relation R is symmetric but not reflexive or transitive.

(ii) Consider a relation R in R defined as:

R = {(a, b): a < b}

For any a ∈ R, we have (a, a) ∉ R since a cannot be strictly less than a itself. In fact, a = a.

∴ R is not reflexive.

Now, (1, 2) ∈ R (as 1 < 2)

But, 2 is not less than 1.

∴ (2, 1) ∉ R

∴ R is not symmetric.

Now, let (a, b), (b, c) ∈ R.

⇒ a < b and b < c

⇒ a < c

⇒ (a, c) ∈ R

∴R is transitive.

Hence, relation R is transitive but not reflexive and symmetric.

(iii) Let A = {4, 6, 8}.

Define a relation R on A as:

A = {(4, 4), (6, 6), (8, 8), (4, 6), (6, 4), (6, 8), (8, 6)}

Relation R is reflexive since for every a ∈ A, (a, a) ∈R i.e., (4, 4), (6, 6), (8, 8)} ∈ R.

Relation R is symmetric since (a, b) ∈ R ⇒ (b, a) ∈ R for all a, b ∈ R.

Relation R is not transitive since (4, 6), (6, 8) ∈ R, but (4, 8) ∉ R.

Hence, relation R is reflexive and symmetric but not transitive.

(iv) Define a relation R in R as:

R = {a, b): a^{3} ≥ b^{3}}

Clearly (a, a) ∈ R as a^{3} = a^{3}.

∴R is reflexive.

Now,

(2, 1) ∈ R (as 2^{3} ≥ 1^{3})

But,

(1, 2) ∉ R (as 1^{3} < 2^{3})

∴ R is not symmetric.

Now,

Let (a, b), (b, c) ∈ R.

⇒ a^{3} ≥ b^{3} and b^{3} ≥ c^{3}

⇒ a^{3 }≥ c^{3}

⇒ (a, c) ∈ R

∴R is transitive.

Hence, relation R is reflexive and transitive but not symmetric.

(v) Let A = {−5, −6}.

Define a relation R on A as:

R = {(−5, −6), (−6, −5), (−5, −5)}

Relation R is not reflexive as (−6, −6) ∉ R.

Relation R is symmetric as (−5, −6) ∈ R and (−6, −5}∈R.

It is seen that (−5, −6), (−6, −5) ∈ R. Also, (−5, −5) ∈ R.

∴The relation R is transitive.

Hence, relation R is symmetric and transitive but not reflexive.

**Question****11. Show that the relation R in the set A of points in a plane given by R = {(P, Q): distance of the point P from the origin is same as the distance of the point Q from the origin}, is an equivalence relation. Further, show that the set of all point related to a point P ≠ (0, 0) is the circle passing through P with origin as centre.**

**Answer :**

R = {(P, Q): distance of point P from the origin is the same as the distance of point Q from the origin}

Clearly, (P, P) ∈ R since the distance of point P from the origin is always the same as the distance of the same point P from the origin.

∴R is reflexive.

Now,

Let (P, Q) ∈ R.

⇒ The distance of point P from the origin is the same as the distance of point Q from the origin.

⇒ The distance of point Q from the origin is the same as the distance of point P from the origin.

⇒ (Q, P) ∈ R

∴R is symmetric.

Now,

Let (P, Q), (Q, S) ∈ R.

⇒ The distance of points P and Q from the origin is the same and also, the distance of points Q and S from the origin is the same.

⇒ The distance of points P and S from the origin is the same.

⇒ (P, S) ∈ R

∴R is transitive.

Therefore, R is an equivalence relation.

The set of all points related to P ≠ (0, 0) will be those points whose distance from the origin is the same as the distance of point P from the origin.

In other words, if O (0, 0) is the origin and OP = k, then the set of all points related to P is at a distance of k from the origin.

Hence, this set of points forms a circle with the centre as the origin and this circle passes through point P.

**Question****12. Show that the relation R defined in the set A of all triangles as R = {(T _{1}, T_{2}): T_{1} is similar to T_{2}}, is equivalence relation. Consider three right angle triangles T_{1} with sides 3, 4, 5, T_{2} with sides 5, 12, 13 and T_{3 }with sides 6, 8, 10. Which triangles among T_{1}, T_{2} and T_{3} are related?**

**Answer :**

R = {(T_{1}, T_{2)}: T_{1} is similar to T_{2}}

R is reflexive since every triangle is similar to itself.

Further, if (T_{1}, T_{2}) ∈ R, then T_{1} is similar to T_{2}.

⇒ T_{2} is similar to T_{1}.

⇒ (T_{2}, T_{1}) ∈R

∴R is symmetric.

Now,

Let (T_{1}, T_{2}), (T_{2}, T_{3}) ∈ R.

⇒ T_{1} is similar to T_{2} and T_{2} is similar to T_{3}.

⇒ T_{1} is similar to T_{3}.

⇒ (T_{1}, T_{3}) ∈ R

∴ R is transitive.

Thus, R is an equivalence relation.

Now, we can observe that:

Therefore, 3/6 = 4/8 = (5/10 = 1/2)

∴The corresponding sides of triangles T_{1} and T_{3} are in the same ratio.

Then, triangle T_{1} is similar to triangle T_{3}.

Hence, T_{1 }is related to T_{3}.

**Question****13. Show that the relation R defined in the set A of all polygons as R = {(P _{1}, P_{2}): P_{1} and P_{2} have same number of sides}, is an equivalence relation. What is the set of all elements in A related to the right angle triangle T with sides 3, 4 and 5?**

**Answer :**

R = {(P_{1}, P_{2}): P_{1 }and P_{2} have same the number of sides}

R is reflexive since (P_{1}, P_{1}) ∈ R as the same polygon has the same number of sides with itself.

Let (P_{1}, P_{2}) ∈ R.

⇒ P_{1} and P_{2} have the same number of sides.

⇒ P_{2} and P_{1} have the same number of sides.

⇒ (P_{2}, P_{1}) ∈ R

∴R is symmetric.

Now,

Let (P_{1}, P_{2}), (P_{2}, P_{3}) ∈ R.

⇒ P_{1} and P_{2} have the same number of sides. Also, P_{2} and P_{3} have the same number of sides.

⇒ P_{1} and P_{3} have the same number of sides.

⇒ (P_{1}, P_{3}) ∈ R

∴R is transitive.

Hence, R is an equivalence relation.

The elements in A related to the right-angled triangle (T) with sides 3, 4, and 5 are those polygons which have 3 sides (since T is a polygon with 3 sides).

Hence, the set of all elements in A related to triangle T is the set of all triangles.

**Question****14. Let L be the set of all lines in XY plane and R be the relation in L defined as R = {(L _{1}, L_{2}): L_{1} is parallel to L_{2}}. Show that R is an equivalence relation. Find the set of all lines related to the line y = 2x + 4.**

**Answer :**

R = {(L_{1}, L_{2}): L_{1} is parallel to L_{2}}

R is reflexive as any line L_{1 }is parallel to itself i.e., (L_{1}, L_{1}) ∈ R.

Now,

Let (L_{1}, L_{2}) ∈ R.

⇒ L_{1} is parallel to L_{2}.

⇒ L_{2} is parallel to L_{1}.

⇒ (L_{2}, L_{1}) ∈ R

∴ R is symmetric.

Now,

Let (L_{1}, L_{2}), (L_{2}, L_{3}) ∈R.

⇒ L_{1} is parallel to L_{2}. Also, L_{2} is parallel to L_{3}.

⇒ L_{1} is parallel to L_{3}.

∴R is transitive.

Hence, R is an equivalence relation.

The set of all lines related to the line y = 2x + 4 is the set of all lines that are parallel to the line y = 2x + 4.

Slope of line y = 2x + 4 is m = 2

It is known that parallel lines have the same slopes.

The line parallel to the given line is of the form y = 2x + c, where c ∈R.

Hence, the set of all lines related to the given line is given by y = 2x + c, where c ∈ R.

**Question****15. Let R be the relation in the set {1, 2, 3, 4} given by R = {(1, 2), (2, 2), (1, 1), (4, 4), (1, 3), (3, 3), (3, 2)}. Choose the correct answer.
(A) R is reflexive and symmetric but not transitive.
(B) R is reflexive and transitive but not symmetric.
(C) R is symmetric and transitive but not reflexive.
(D) R is an equivalence relation.**

**Answer :**

R = {(1, 2), (2, 2), (1, 1), (4, 4), (1, 3), (3, 3), (3, 2)}

It is seen that (a, a) ∈ R, for every a ∈{1, 2, 3, 4}.

∴ R is reflexive.

It is seen that (1, 2) ∈ R, but (2, 1) ∉ R.

∴R is not symmetric.

Also, it is observed that (a, b), (b, c) ∈ R ⇒ (a, c) ∈ R for all a, b, c ∈ {1, 2, 3, 4}.

∴ R is transitive.

Hence, R is reflexive and transitive but not symmetric.

The correct answer is B.

**Question****16. Let R be the relation in the set N given by R = {(a, b): a = b − 2, b > 6}. Choose the correct answer.
(A) (2, 4) ∈ R (B) (3, 8) ∈R (C) (6, 8) ∈R (D) (8, 7) ∈ R**

**Answer :**

R = {(a, b): a = b − 2, b > 6}

Now, since b > 6, (2, 4) ∉ R

Also, as 3 ≠ 8 − 2, (3, 8) ∉ R

And, as 8 ≠ 7 − 2

(8, 7) ∉ R

Now, consider (6, 8).

We have 8 > 6 and also, 6 = 8 − 2.

∴(6, 8) ∈ R

The correct answer is C.

#### Exercise 1.2

**1. Show that the function f : R∗ → R∗ defined by f(x) = 1/x is one-one and onto, where R∗ is the set of all non-zero real numbers. Is the result true, if the domain R∗ is replaced by N with co-domain being same as R∗?**

**Answer :**

It is given that f: R∗ → R∗ defined by *f*(x) = 1/x

For one-one

**Question****2. Check the injectivity and surjectivity of the following functions:
(i) f: N → N given by f(x) = x ^{2}**

**(ii) f: Z → Z given by f(x) = x**

^{2 }**(iii) f: R → R given by f(x) = x**

^{2}**(iv) f: N → N given by f(x) = x**

^{3}**(v) f: Z → Z given by f(x) = x**

^{3}**Answer :**

(i) f: N → N is given by,

f(x) = x^{2}

It is seen that for x, y ∈N, f(x) = f(y)

⇒ x^{2} = y^{2} ⇒ x = y.

∴f is injective.

Now, 2 ∈ N. But, there does not exist any x in N such that f(x) = x^{2} = 2.

∴ f is not surjective.

Hence, function f is injective but not surjective.

(ii) f: Z → Z is given by,

f(x) = x^{2}

It is seen that f(−1) = f(1) = 1, but −1 ≠ 1.

∴ f is not injective.

Now,−2 ∈ Z. But, there does not exist any element x ∈Z such that f(x) = x^{2} = −2.

∴ f is not surjective.

Hence, function f is neither injective nor surjective.

(iii) f: R → R is given by,

f(x) = x^{2}

It is seen that f(−1) = f(1) = 1, but −1 ≠ 1.

∴ f is not injective.

Now,−2 ∈ R. But, there does not exist any element x ∈ R such that f(x) = x^{2} = −2.

∴ f is not surjective.

Hence, function f is neither injective nor surjective.

(iv) f: N → N given by,

f(x) = x^{3}

It is seen that for x, y ∈N, f(x) = f(y)

⇒ x^{3} = y^{3} ⇒ x = y.

∴f is injective.

Now, 2 ∈ N. But, there does not exist any element x in domain N such that f(x) = x^{3 }= 2.

∴ f is not surjective

Hence, function f is injective but not surjective.

(v) f: Z → Z is given by,

f(x) = x^{3}

It is seen that for x, y ∈ Z, f(x) = f(y)

⇒ x^{3} = y^{3} ⇒ x = y.

∴ f is injective.

Now, 2 ∈ Z. But, there does not exist any element x in domain Z such that f(x) = x^{3} = 2.

∴ f is not surjective.

Hence, function f is injective but not surjective.

**Question****3. Prove that the Greatest Integer Function f: R → R given by f(x) = [x], is neither one-one nor onto, where [x] denotes the greatest integer less than or equal to x.**

**Answer :**

f: R → R is given by,

f(x) = [x]

It is seen that f(1.2) = [1.2] = 1, f(1.9) = [1.9] = 1.

∴ f(1.2) = f(1.9), but 1.2 ≠ 1.9.

∴ f is not one-one.

Now, consider 0.7 ∈ R.

It is known that f(x) = [x] is always an integer. Thus, there does not exist any element x ∈ R such that f(x) = 0.7.

∴ f is not onto.

Hence, the greatest integer function is neither one-one nor onto.

**Question****4. Show that the Modulus Function f : R → R, given by f(x) = |x| is neither one-one nor onto, where is |x| if x is positive or 0 and |-x| is -x if x is negative.**

**Answer :**

f : R → R, given by

It is clear that *f*(-1) = I-1| = 1

and *f*(1) = I1l = 1

∴ *f*(-1) =* f*(1), but -1 ≠ 1

∴ *f* is not one-one.

Now, consider -1 ∈ R.

It is known that *f*(x) = Ix| is always non-negative.

Thus, there does not exist any element x in domain R such that *f*(x) = Ix| = -1.

∴ *f* is not onto.

Hence, the modulus function is neither one-one nor onto.

**Question5. Show that the Signum Function f : R → R, given by**

**Answer :**

f : R → R, is given by f(x) =

It is seen that *f*(1) = *f*(2) = 1, but 1 ≠ 2.

∴ *f* is not one-one.

Now, as *f*(x) takes only 3 values (1, 0, or -1) for the element -2 in co-domain R, there does not exist any x in domain R such that f(x) = -2.

∴ *f* is not onto.

Hence, the Signum function is neither one-one nor onto.

**6. Let A = {1, 2, 3}, B = {4, 5, 6, 7} and let f = {(1, 4), (2, 5), (3, 6)} be a function from A to B. Show that f is one-one.**

**Answer :**

It is given that A= (1, 2, 3), B= (4, 5, 6, 7).

A → B is defined as *f *= {(1, 4), (2, 5), (3, 6)}

*f*(1)= 4,

*f*(2) = 5,

*f*(3) = 6

It is seen that the images of distinct elements of A under *f* are distinct. Hence, function *f* is one-one.

**7. In each of the following cases, state whether the function is one-one, onto or bijective. Justify your answer.**

(i) *f* : R → R defined by *f*(x) = 3 - 4x

(ii) *f* : R → R defined by *f*(x) = 1+x^{2}

**Answer :**

(i) *f* : R → 12 is defined as *f*(x) = 3 - 4x.

Let x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R such that f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

⇒ 3-4x_{1} = 3-4x_{2}

⇒ -4x_{1} = -4x_{2 }

⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}

∴ f is one-one.

For any real number (y) in R, there exists 3.y/4 in R such that

r(3.y/4) = 3.4 (3.y/4) = y

∴ f is onto.

Hence, f is bijective.

(ii) f: R → R is defined as f(x) = 1 + x2

Let x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R such that f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

⇒ 1+ x_{1}^{2} = 1 + x_{2}^{2}

⇒ x_{1}^{2} = x_{2}^{2}

⇒ x_{1} = ± x_{2}

∴ f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2}) does not imply that x_{1} = x_{2}

**8. Let A and B be sets. Show that f : A×B → B×A such that f(a, b) = (b, a) is bijective function.**

**Answer :**

f: A × B → B × A is defined as f(a, b) = (b, a).

Let (a_{1}, b_{1}), (a_{2}, b_{2}) ∈ A × B such that f(a_{1}, b_{1}) = f(a_{2}, b_{2})

⇒ (b_{1}, a_{1}) = (b_{2}, a_{2})

⇒ b_{1} = b_{2} and a_{1} = a_{2}

⇒ (a_{1}, b_{1}) = (a_{2}, b_{2})

∴ f is one – one.

Now, let (b, a) ∈ B × A be any element.

Then, there exists (a, b) ∈ A × B such that f(a, b) = (b, a). [By definition of f]

∴ f is onto.

Hence, f is bijective.

**Question****9. Let N → N be defined by f(n) for all**

** **

**State whether the function f is bijective. Justify your answer.**

**Answer :**

**Question****10. Let A = R – {3} and B = R – {1}. Consider the function f : A → B defined by f(x) = (x-2/x-3) Is f one-one and onto? Justify your answer.**

**Answer :**

A = R – {3} and B = R – {1}

f : A → B defined by f(x) = (x-2/x-3)

Let x, y ∈ A such that f(x) = f(y)

**Question****11. Let f: R → R be defined as f(x) = x ^{4}. Choose the correct answer.
(A) f is one-one onto
(B) f is many-one onto
(C) f is one-one but not onto
(D) f is neither one-one nor onto**

**Answer :**

f: R→ R is defined as f(x) = x^{4}.

Let ,x, y ∈ R such that f(x) = f(y).

⇒ x^{4} = y^{4}

⇒ x = ±y

∴f(x_{1}) = f (_{x2}) does not imply that x_{1} = x_{2}

For instance,

f(1) = f(-1) = 1

∴ f is not one-one.

Consider an element 2 in co-domain R . It is clear that there does not exist any x in domain R such that f(x) = 2.

∴ f is not onto.

Hence, function f is neither one-one nor onto.

The correct answer is D.

**Question****12. Let f: R → R be defined as f(x) = 3x. Choose the correct answer.
(A) f is one-one onto
(B) f is many-one onto
(C) f is one-one but not onto
(D) f is neither one-one nor onto**

**Answer :**

f: R → R be defined as f(x) = 3x.

Let ,x, y ∈ R such that f(x) = f(y).

⇒ 3x = 3y

⇒ x = y

∴ f is one - one

Also, for any real number (y) in co-domain R, there exists y/3 in R such that f(y/3) = 3(y/3) = y

∴ f is onto.

Hence, function f is one-one and onto.

The correct answer is A.

**Exercise 1.3**

**Question1. Let f : {1, 3, 4} → {1, 2, 5} and g : {1, 2, 5} → {1, 3} be given by f = {(1, 2), (3, 5), (4, 1)} and g = {(1, 3), (2, 3), (5, 1)}. Write down gof**

**Answer :**

The functions f: {1, 3, 4} → {1, 2, 5} and g: {1, 2, 5} → {1, 3} are defined as f = {(1, 2), (3, 5), (4, 1)} and g = {(1, 3), (2, 3), (5, 1)}.

gof(1) = g[f(1)] = g(2) = 3 [as f(1) = 2 and g(2) = 3]

gof(3) = g[f(3)] = g(5) = 1 [as f(3) = 5 and g(5) = 1]

gof(4) = g[f(4)] = g(1) = 3 [as f(4) = 1 and g(1) = 3]

∴ gof = {(1, 3), (3, 1), (4, 3)}

**Question2. Let f, g and h be functions from R to R. Show that
(f + g) oh = foh + goh
(f . g) oh = (foh) . (goh)**

**Answer :**

To prove: (f + g)oh = foh + goh

LHS = [(f + g)oh](x)

= (f + g)[h(x)]

= f [h(x)] + g[h(x)]

= (foh)(x) + (goh)(x)

= {(foh)(x) + (goh)}(x) = RHS

∴ {(f + g)oh}(x) = {(foh)(x) + (goh)}(x) for all x ∈R

Hence, (f + g)oh = foh + goh

To Prove: (f.g)oh = (foh).(goh)

LHS = [(f.g)oh](x)

= (f.g)[h(x)]

= f[h(x)] . g[h(x)]

= (foh)(x) . (goh)(x)

= {(foh).(goh)}(x) = RHS

∴ [(f.g)oh](x) = {(foh).(goh)}(x) for all x ∈R

Hence, (f.g)oh = (foh).(goh)

**Question3. Find gof and fog, if
(i) f(x) = | x | and g(x) = | 5x – 2 |
(ii) f(x) = 8x**

^{3}and g(x) = x

^{1/3}.

**Answer :**

(i). f(x) = |x| and g(x) = |5x-2|

∴gof(x) = g(f(x)) = g(|x|) = |5|x|-2|

fog(x) = f(g(x)) = f(|5x-2|) = ||5x-2|| = |5x-2|

(ii). f(x) = 8x^{3} and g(x) = x^{1/3}

∴gof(x) = g(f(x)) = g(8x^{3}) = (8x^{3})^{1/3} = 2x

fog(x) = f(g(x)) = f(x^{1/3}) = 8(x^{1/3})^{3} = 8x

**Question4. If f(x) = (4x+3)/(6x-4), x ≠ 2/3, show that fof(x) = x, for all x ≠ 2/3. What is the inverse of f ?**

**Answer :**

Hence, the given function f is invertible and the inverse of f is f itself.

**Question5. State with reason whether following functions have inverse
(i) f : {1, 2, 3, 4} → {10} with
f = {(1, 10), (2, 10), (3, 10), (4, 10)}
(ii) g : {5, 6, 7, 8} → {1, 2, 3, 4} with
g = {(5, 4), (6, 3), (7, 4), (8, 2)}
(iii) h : {2, 3, 4, 5} → {7, 9, 11, 13} with
h = {(2, 7), (3, 9), (4, 11), (5, 13)}**

**Answer :**

(i) f: {1, 2, 3, 4} → {10} defined as f = {(1, 10), (2, 10), (3, 10), (4, 10)}

From the given definition of f, we can see that f is a many one function as f(1) = f(2) = f(3) = f(4) = 10

∴ f is not one – one.

Hence, function f does not have an inverse.

(ii) g: {5, 6, 7, 8} → {1, 2, 3, 4} defined as g = {(5, 4), (6, 3), (7, 4), (8, 2)}

From the given definition of g, it is seen that g is a many one function as g(5) = g(7) = 4.

∴ g is not one – one.

Hence, function g does not have an inverse.

(iii) h: {2, 3, 4, 5} → {7, 9, 11, 13} defined as h = {(2, 7), (3, 9), (4, 11), (5, 13)}

It is seen that all distinct elements of the set {2, 3, 4, 5} have distinct images under h.

∴ Function h is one – one.

Also, h is onto since for every element y of the set {7, 9, 11, 13}, there exists an element x in the set {2, 3, 4, 5}, such that h(x) = y.

Thus, h is a one – one and onto function.

Hence, h has an inverse.

**Question6. Show that f : [–1, 1] → R, given by f (x) = x/(x+2) is one-one. Find the inverse of the function f : [–1, 1] → Range f.
[Hint: For y ∈ Range f, y = f(x) = x/(x+2), for some x in [–1, 1], i.e., x = 2y/(2y-1)]**

**Answer :**

f : [–1, 1] → R, given by f (x) = x/(x+2)

**Question7. Consider f : R → R given by f(x) = 4x + 3. Show that f is invertible. Find the inverse of f.**

**Answer :**

f: R → R is given by, f(x) = 4x + 3

For one – one

Let f(x) = f(y)

⇒ 4x + 3 = 4y + 3

⇒ 4x = 4y

⇒ x = y

∴ f is a one – one function.

For onto

For y ∈ R, let y = 4x + 3.

⇒ x = y-3/4 ∈ R

Therefore, for any y ∈ R, there exists x = y-3/4 ∈ R, such that

**Question8. Consider f : R+ → [4, ∞) given by f(x) = x ^{2} + 4. Show that f is invertible with the inverse f^{-1} of f given by f^{-1}(y) = √(y-4) , where R+ is the set of all non-negative real numbers.**

**Answer :**

f: R+ → [4, ∞) is given as f(x) = x^{2} + 4.

For one – one

Let f(x) = f(y)

⇒ x^{2} + 4 = y^{2} + 4

⇒ x^{2} = y^{2}

⇒ x = y [as x = y ∈ R+]

∴ f is a one–one function.

For onto

**Question9. Consider f : R+ → [– 5, ∞) given by f (x) = 9x ^{2} + 6x - 5. Show that f is invertible with **

**Answer :**

f: R+ → [−5, ∞) is given as f(x) = 9x^{2} + 6x − 5.

Let y be an arbitrary element of [−5, ∞).

Let y = 9x^{2} + 6x – 5

**Question10. Let f : X → Y be an invertible function. Show that f has unique inverse.
(Hint: suppose g _{1} and g_{2} are two inverses of f. Then for all y ∈ Y, fog_{1}(y) = I_{Y}(y) = fog_{2} (y). Use one-one ness of f).**

**Answer :**

Let f: X → Y be an invertible function.

Also, suppose f has two inverses (say g_{1} and g_{2})

Then, for all y∈Y, we have

fog_{1}(y) = I_{Y}(y) = fog_{2}(y)

⇒ f(g_{1}(y)) = f(g_{2}(y))

⇒ g_{1}(y) = g_{2}(y) [as f is invertible ⇒ f is one–one]

⇒ g_{1} = g_{2} [as g is one–one]

Hence, f has a unique inverse.

**Question11. Consider f:{1, 2, 3} → {a, b, c} given by f(1) = a,f(2) = b and f(3) = c. Find f ^{-1} and show that (f^{-1})^{-1} = f.**

**Answer :**

Function f: {1, 2, 3} → {a, b, c} is given by f(1) = a, f(2) = b, and f(3) = c

If we define g: {a, b, c} → {1, 2, 3} as g(a) = 1, g(b) = 2, g(c) = 3.

We have,

(fog)(a) = f(g(a)) = f(1) = a

(fog)(b) = f(g(b)) = f(2) = b

(fog)(c) = f(g(c)) = f(3) = c

and

(gof)(1) = g(f(1)) = f(a) = 1

(gof)(2) = g(f(2)) = f(b) = 2

(gof)(3) = g(f(3)) = f(c) = 3

∴ gof = I_{X} and fog = I_{Y}, where X = {1, 2, 3} and Y= {a, b, c}.

Thus, the inverse of f exists and f^{-1} = g.

∴ f^{-1}:{a, b, c} → {1, 2, 3} is given by f^{-1}(a) = 1, f^{-1}(b) = 2, f^{-1}(c) = 3

Let us now find the inverse of f^{-1} i.e., find the inverse of g.

If we define h: {1, 2, 3} → {a, b, c} as h(1) = a, h(2) = b, h(3) = c

We have

(goh)(1) = g(h(1)) = g(a) = 1

(goh)(2) = g(h(2)) = g(b) = 2

(goh)(3) = g(h(3)) = g(c) = 3

and

(hog)(a) = h(g(a)) = h(1) = a

(hog)(b) = h(g(b)) = h(2) = b

(hog)(c) = h(g(c)) = h(3) = c

∴ goh = I_{X} and hog = I_{Y}, where X = {1, 2, 3} and Y = {a, b, c}.

Thus, the inverse of g exists and g^{-1} = h ⇒ (f^{-1})^{-1} = h.

It can be noted that h = f.

Hence, (f^{-1})^{-1} = f.

**Question12. Let f: X → Y be an invertible function. Show that the inverse of f ^{-1} is f, i.e., (f^{-1})^{-1} = f**

**Answer :**

Let f: X → Y be an invertible function.

Then, there exists a function g: Y → X such that gof = I_{X} and fog = I_{Y}.

Here, f^{-1} = g.

Now, gof = I_{X} and fog = I_{Y}

⇒ f^{-1}*o*f = I_{X} and fof^{-1} = I_{Y}

Hence, f^{-1}: Y → X is invertible and f is the inverse of f^{-1}

i.e., (f^{-1})^{-1} = f.

**Question13. 13. If f: R → R be given by f(x) = ((3 - x ^{3}))^{1/3}, then fof(x) is**

(a) x)^{1/3}

(b) x^{3}

(c) x

(d) (3 - x^{3})

**Answer :**

**Question14.**

**Answer :**

**Exercise 1.4**

**Question1. Determine whether or not each of the definition of ∗ given below gives a binary operation. In the event that ∗ is not a binary operation, give justification for this.
(i) On Z ^{+}, define ∗ by a ∗ b = a – b
(ii) On Z^{+}, define ∗ by a ∗ b = ab
(iii) On R, define ∗ by a ∗ b = ab^{2}
(iv) On Z^{+}, define ∗ by a ∗ b = |a – b|
(v) On Z^{+}, define ∗ by a ∗ b = a**

**Answer :**

(i) On Z+, * is defined by a * b = a − b.

It is not a binary operation as the image of (1, 2) under * is 1 * 2 = 1 − 2 = −1 ∉ Z+

(ii) On Z+, * is defined by a * b = ab.

It is seen that for each a, b ∈ Z+, there is a unique element ab in Z+.

This means that * carries each pair (a, b) to a unique element a * b = ab in Z+.

Therefore, * is a binary operation.

(iii) On R, * is defined by a * b = ab^{2}.

It is seen that for each a, b ∈ R, there is a unique element ab^{2} in R.

This means that * carries each pair (a, b) to a unique element a * b = ab^{2} in R.

Therefore, * is a binary operation.

(iv) On Z+,* is defined by a * b = |a − b|.

It is seen that for each a, b ∈ Z+, there is a unique element |a − b| in Z+.

This means that * carries each pair (a, b) to a unique element a * b = |a − b| in Z+.

Therefore,* is a binary operation.

(v) On Z+,* is defined by a * b = a.

It is seen that for each a, b ∈ Z+, there is a unique element a in Z+.

This means that * carries each pair (a, b) to a unique element a * b = a in Z+.

Therefore, * is a binary operation.

**Question2. For each operation ∗ defined below, determine whether ∗ is binary, commutative or associative.
(i) On Z, define a ∗ b = a – b
(ii) On Q, define a ∗ b = ab + 1
(iii) On Q, define a ∗ b = ab/2
(iv) On Z+ , define a ∗ b = 2**

^{ab}(v) On Z + , define a ∗ b = a

^{b}(vi) On R –{– 1}, define a ∗ b = a/b+1

**Answer :**

(i) On Z, * is defined by a * b = a − b.

It can be observed that 1 * 2 = 1 − 2 = −1 and 2 * 1 = 2 − 1 = 1.

∴1 * 2 ≠ 2 * 1, where 1, 2 ∈ Z

Hence, the operation * is not commut

Also, we have

(1 * 2) * 3 = (1 − 2) * 3 = −1 * 3 = −1 − 3 = −4

1 * (2 * 3) = 1 * (2 − 3) = 1 * −1 = 1 − (−1) = 2

∴ (1 * 2) * 3 ≠ 1 * (2 * 3), where 1, 2, 3 ∈ Z

Hence, the operation * is not associative.

(ii) On Q, * is defined by a * b = ab + 1.

It is known that: ab = ba for all a, b ∈ Q

⇒ ab + 1 = ba + 1 for all a, b ∈ Q

⇒ a * b = a * b for all a, b ∈ Q

Therefore, the operation * is commutative.

It can be observed that

(1 * 2) * 3 = (1 × 2 + 1) * 3 = 3 * 3 = 3 × 3 + 1 = 10

1 * (2 * 3) = 1 * (2 × 3 + 1) = 1 * 7 = 1 × 7 + 1 = 8

∴ (1 * 2) * 3 ≠ 1 * (2 * 3), where 1, 2, 3 ∈ Q

Therefore, the operation * is not associative.

(iii) On Q, * is defined by a * b =ab/2

It is known that: ab = ba for all a, b ∈ Q

⇒ab/2 = ba/2

for all a, b ∈ Q

⇒ a * b = b * a for all a, b ∈ Q

Therefore, the operation * is commutative.

For all a, b, c ∈ Q, we have

∴ (a*b)*c = a*(b*c), where a, b, c ∈ Q

Therefore, the operation * is associative.

(iv) On Z+, * is defined by a * b = 2^{ab}.

It is known that: ab = ba for all a, b ∈ Z+

⇒ 2^{ab} = 2^{ba} for all a, b ∈ Z+

⇒ a * b = b * a for all a, b ∈ Z+

Therefore, the operation * is commutative.

It can be observed that

(1 ∗ 2) ∗ 3 = 2^{1×2} ∗ 3 = 4 ∗ 3 =2^{4×3} = 2^{12} and

1 ∗ (2 ∗ 3) = 1 ∗ 2^{2×3} = 1 ∗ 2^{6} = 1 ∗ 64 = 2^{1×64} = 2^{64}

∴ (1 * 2) * 3 ≠ 1 * (2 * 3), where 1, 2, 3 ∈ Z+

Therefore, the operation * is not associative.

(v) On Z+, * is defined by a * b = a^{b}.

It can be observed that

1*2 = 1^{2} = 1 and 2*1 = 2^{1} = 2

∴ 1 * 2 ≠ 2 * 1, where 1, 2 ∈ Z+

Therefore, the operation * is not commutative.

It can also be observed that

(2 ∗ 3) ∗ 4 = 2^{3} ∗ 4 = 8 ∗ 4 = 8^{4} = 2^{12} and

2 ∗ (3 ∗ 4) = 2 ∗ 3^{4} = 2 ∗ 81 = 2^{81}

∴ (2 * 3) * 4 ≠ 2 * (3 * 4), where 2, 3, 4 ∈ Z+

Therefore, the operation * is not associative.

(vi) On R, * −{−1} is defined by a ∗ b = a/b+1

It can be observed that

1 ∗ 2 = 1/2+1 = 1/3 and 2 ∗ 1 = 2/1+1 = 2/2 = 1

∴1 * 2 ≠ 2*1, where 1, 2 ∈ R − {−1}

Therefore, the operation * is not commutative.

It can also be observed that

**Question3. Consider the binary operation ∧ on the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} defined by a ∧ b = min {a, b}. Write the operation table of the operation ∧.**

**Answer :**

The binary operation ∧ on the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} is defined as a ∧ b = min {a, b} for all a, b ∈ {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}.

Thus, the operation table for the given operation ∧ can be given as:

A | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 |

2 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 |

3 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 3 | 3 |

4 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 4 |

5 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

**Question4. Consider a binary operation ∗ on the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} given by the following multiplication table (Table 1.2).
(i) Compute (2 ∗ 3) ∗ 4 and 2 ∗ (3 ∗ 4)
(ii) Is ∗ commutative?
(iii) Compute (2 ∗ 3) ∗ (4 ∗ 5). (Hint: use the following table)**

∗ |
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 |

2 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1 |

3 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1 |

4 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 4 | 1 |

5 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5 |

**Answer :**

(i) (2 * 3) * 4 = 1 * 4 = 1

2 * (3 * 4) = 2 * 1 = 1

(ii) For every a, b ∈ {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}, we have a * b = b * a.

Therefore, the operation * is commutative.

(iii) (2 * 3) = 1 and (4 * 5) = 1

∴ (2 * 3) * (4 * 5) = 1 * 1 = 1

**Question5. Let ∗′ be the binary operation on the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} defined by a ∗′ b = H.C.F. of a and b. Is the operation ∗′ same as the operation ∗ defined in Exercise 4 above? Justify your answer.**

**Answer :**

The binary operation *′ on the set {1, 2, 3 4, 5} is defined as a *′ b = H.C.F of a and b.

The operation table for the operation *′ can be given as:

∗ |
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 |

2 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1 |

3 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1 |

4 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 4 | 1 |

5 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5 |

We observe that the operation tables for the operations * and *′ are the same.

Thus, the operation *′ is same as the operation*.

**Question6. Let ∗ be the binary operation on N given by a ∗ b = L.C.M. of a and b. Find
(i) 5 ∗ 7, 20 ∗ 16
(ii) Is ∗ commutative?
(iii) Is ∗ associative?
(iv) Find the identity of ∗ in N
(v) Which elements of N are invertible for the operation ∗?**

**Answer :**

The binary operation * on N is defined as a * b = L.C.M. of a and b.

(i) 5 * 7 = L.C.M. of 5 and 7 = 35

20 * 16 = L.C.M of 20 and 16 = 80

(ii) It is known that

L.C.M of a and b = L.C.M of b and a for all a, b ∈ N.

∴ a * b = b * a

Thus, the operation * is commutative.

(iii) For a, b, c ∈ N, we have

(a * b) * c = (L.C.M of a and b) * c = LCM of a, b, and c

a * (b * c) = a * (LCM of b and c) = L.C.M of a, b, and c

∴ (a * b) * c = a * (b * c)

Thus, the operation * is associative.

(iv) It is known that:

L.C.M. of a and 1 = a = L.C.M. 1 and a for all a ∈ N

⇒ a * 1 = a = 1 * a for all a ∈ N

Thus, 1 is the identity of * in N.

(v) An element a in N is invertible with respect to the operation * if there exists

an element b in N, such that a * b = e = b * a.

Here, e = 1

This means that

L.C.M of a and b = 1 = L.C.M of b and a

This case is possible only when a and b are equal to 1.

Thus, 1 is the only invertible element of N with respect to the operation *.

**Question7. Is ∗ defined on the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} by a ∗ b = L.C.M. of a and b a binary operation? Justify your answer.**

**Answer :**

The operation * on the set A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} is defined as a * b = L.C.M. of a and b.

Then, the operation table for the given operation * can be given as:

∗ |
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

2 | 2 | 2 | 6 | 4 | 10 |

3 | 3 | 6 | 3 | 12 | 15 |

4 | 4 | 4 | 12 | 4 | 20 |

5 | 5 | 10 | 15 | 20 | 5 |

It can be observed from the obtained table that

3 * 2 = 2 * 3 = 6 ∉ A,

5 * 2 = 2 * 5 = 10 ∉ A,

3 * 4 = 4 * 3 = 12 ∉ A,

3 * 5 = 5 * 3 = 15 ∉ A,

4 * 5 = 5 * 4 = 20 ∉ A

Hence, the given operation * is not a binary operation.

**8. Let ∗ be the binary operation on N defined by a ∗ b = H.C.F. of a and b.
Is ∗ commutative? Is ∗ associative? Does there exist identity for this binary operation on N?**

**Answer :**

The binary operation * on N is defined as: a * b = H.C.F. of a and b

It is known that

H.C.F. of a and b = H.C.F. of b and a for all a, b ∈ N.

∴ a * b = b * a

Thus, the operation * is commutative.

For a, b, c ∈ N, we have

(a * b)* c = (H.C.F. of a and b) * c = H.C.F. of a, b and c

a *(b * c) = a *(H.C.F. of b and c) = H.C.F. of a, b, and c

∴ (a * b) * c = a * (b * c)

Thus, the operation * is associative.

Now, an element e ∈ N will be the identity for the operation * if a * e = a = e* a for all a ∈ N.

But this relation is not true for any a ∈ N.

Thus, the operation * does not have any identity in N.

**9. Let ∗ be a binary operation on the set Q of rational numbers as follows:**

(i) a ∗ b = a – b

(ii) a ∗ b = a^{2} + b^{2}

(iii) a ∗ b = a + ab

(iv) a ∗ b = (a – b)^{2}

(v) a ∗ b = ab/4

(vi) a ∗ b = ab^{2}

**Answer :**

(i) On Q, the operation * is defined as a * b = a − b. It can be observed that:

Thus, the operation * is not associative.

(ii) On Q, the operation * is defined as a * b = a^{2} + b^{2}.

For a, b ∈ Q, we have

a * b = a^{2} + b^{2} = b^{2} + a^{2} = b * a

∴ a * b = b * a

Thus, the operation * is commutative.

It can be observed that

(1 * 2) * 3 = (1^{2} + 2^{2}) * 3 = (1 + 4) * 3 = 5 * 3 = 5^{2} + 3^{2} = 3^{4} and

1 * (2 * 3) = 1 * (2^{2} + 3^{2}) = 1 * (4 + 9) = 1 * 13 = 1^{2} + 13^{2} =170

∴ (1 * 2) * 3 ≠ 1 * (2 * 3), where 1, 2, 3 ∈ Q

Thus, the operation * is not associative.

(iii) On Q, the operation * is defined as a * b = a + ab.

It can be observed that

1 * 2 = 1 + 1×2 = 1 + 2 = 3

2 * 1 = 2 + 2×1 = 2 + 2 = 4

∴ 1 * 2 ≠ 2 * 1, where 1, 2 ∈ Q

Thus, the operation * is not commutative.

It can also be observed that

(1 * 2) * 3 = (1+ 1×2) * 3 = (1 + 2) * 3 = 3 * 3 = 3 + 3×3 = 3 + 9 = 12 and

1 * (2 * 3) = 1 * (2 + 2×3 ) = 1 * (2 + 6) = 1 * 8 = 1 + 1×8 =1 + 8 = 9

∴ (1 * 2) * 3 ≠ 1 * (2 * 3), where 1, 2, 3 ∈ Q

Thus, the operation * is not associative.

(iv) On Q, the operation * is defined by a * b = (a − b)^{2}.

For a, b ∈ Q, we have

a * b = (a − b)^{2}

b * a = (b − a)^{2} = [− (a − b)]^{2} = (a − b)^{2}

∴ a * b = b * a

Thus, the operation * is commutative.

It can be observed that

(1 * 2) * 3 = (1 - 2)^{2} * 3 = (-1)^{2} * 3 = 1 * 3 = (1 - 3)^{2} = (-2) = 4 and

1 * (2 * 3) = 1 * (2 - 3)^{2} = 1 * (-1)^{2} = 1 * 1 = (1 - 1)^{2} = 0

∴ (1 * 2) * 3 ≠ 1 * (2 * 3), where 1, 2, 3 ∈ Q

Thus, the operation * is not associative.

(v) On Q, the operation * is defined as a*b = ab/4.

For a, b ∈ Q, we have a*b = ab/4 = ba/4 = b*a

∴ a * b = b * a

Thus, the operation * is commutative.

For a, b, c ∈ Q, we have

Thus, the operation * is not associative.

Hence, the operations defined in (ii), (iv), (v) are commutative and the operation defined in (v) is associative.

**10. Find which of the operations given above has identity.**

**Answer :**

An element e ∈ Q will be the identity element for the operation *

if a * e = a = e * a, for all a ∈ Q.

However, there is no such element e ∈ Q with respect to each of the six operations satisfying the above condition.

Thus, none of the six operations has identity.

**11. Let A = N × N and ∗ be the binary operation on A defined by
(a, b) ∗ (c, d) = (a + c, b + d)
Show that ∗ is commutative and associative. Find the identity element for ∗ on A, if any.**

**Answer :**

A = N × N and * is a binary operation on A and is defined by

(a, b) * (c, d) = (a + c, b + d)

Let (a, b), (c, d) ∈ A

Then, a, b, c, d ∈ N

We have:

(a, b) * (c, d) = (a + c, b + d)

(c, d) * (a, b) = (c + a, d + b) = (a + c, b + d)

[Addition is commutative in the set of natural numbers]

∴ (a, b) * (c, d) = (c, d) * (a, b)

Therefore, the operation * is commutative.

Now, let (a, b), (c, d), (e, f) ∈ A

Then, a, b, c, d, e, f ∈ N

We have

[(a, b) ∗ (c, d)] ∗ (e, f) = (a + c, b + d) ∗ (e, f) = (a + c + e, b + d + f)

and

(a, b) ∗ [(c, d) ∗ (e, f)] = (a, b) ∗ (c + e, d + f) = (a + c + e, b + d + f)

∴ [(a, b) ∗ (c, d)] ∗ (e, f) = (a, b) ∗ [(c, d) ∗ (e, f)]

Therefore, the operation * is associative.

Let an element e = (e_{1}, e_{2}) ∈ A will be an identity element for the operation *

if a * e = a = e * a for all a = (a_{1}, a_{2}) ∈ A

i.e., (a_{1} + e_{1}, a_{2} + e_{2}) = (a_{1}, a_{2}) = (e_{1} + a_{1}, e_{2} + a_{2})

Which is not true for any element in A.

Therefore, the operation * does not have any identity element.

**12. State whether the following statements are true or false. Justify.
(i) For an arbitrary binary operation ∗ on a set N, a ∗ a = a ∀ a ∈ N.
(ii) If ∗ is a commutative binary operation on N, then a ∗ (b ∗ c) = (c ∗ b) ∗ a**

**Answer :**

(i) Define an operation * on N as a * b = a + b ∀ a, b ∈ N

Then, in particular, for b = a = 3, we have

3 * 3 = 3 + 3 = 6 ≠ 3

Therefore, statement (i) is false.

(ii) R.H.S. = (c * b) * a

= (b * c) * a [* is commutative]

= a * (b * c) [Again, as * is commutative]

= L.H.S.

∴ a * (b * c) = (c * b) * a

Therefore, statement (ii) is true.

**13. Consider a binary operation ∗ on N defined as a ∗ b = a ^{3} + b^{3}. Choose the correct answer.**

(A) Is ∗ both associative and commutative?

(B) Is ∗ commutative but not associative?

(C) Is ∗ associative but not commutative?

(D) Is ∗ neither commutative nor associative?

**Answer :**

On N, the operation * is defined as a * b = a3 + b3.

For, a, b, ∈ N, we have

a * b = a^{3} + b^{3} = b^{3} + a^{3} = b * a [Addition is commutative in N]

Therefore, the operation * is commutative.

It can be observed that

(1 * 2) * 3 = (1^{3} + 2^{3}) * 3 = (1 + 8) * 3 = 9 * 3 = 9^{3} + 3^{3} = 729 + 27 = 756

and 1* (2 * 3) = 1 * (2^{3} + 3^{3}) = 1* (8 + 27) = 1*35 = 1^{3} + 35^{3} = 1 + 42875 = 42876

∴ (1 * 2) * 3 ≠ 1 * (2 * 3), where 1, 2, 3 ∈ N

Therefore, the operation * is not associative.

Hence, the operation * is commutative, but not associative.

Thus, the correct answer is B.

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