# NCERT Solutions Class 5 Mathematics Chapter 6 Be my multiply

1. The hungry cat is trying to catch Kunjan the mouse. Kunjan is now on the 14th step and it can jump 2 steps at a time. The cat is on the third step. She can jump 3 steps at a time. If the mouse reaches 28 it can hide in the hole. Find out whether the mouse can get away safely! (a) The steps on which the mouse jumps.

(b) The steps on which the cat jumps.

(c) The steps on which both the cat and the mouse jump.

(d) Can the mouse get away?

Ans. (a)The steps on which the mouse jumps are 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 and 28.

(b) The steps on which the cat jumps are 3,6,9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27.

(c) The steps on which both the cat and the mouse jump are 18 and 24.

(d) The mouse can get away safely as they do not come together at the steps 18 and 24.

2. If the cat starts from the 5th step and jumps five steps at a time and the mouse starts from the 8th step and jumps four steps at a time, can the mouse get away?

Ans. In this case: (a) The steps on which the mouse jumps are 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 and 28

(b) The steps on which the cat jumps are 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25.

(c) The step on which both of the cat and mouse jump is 20.

(d) Since their 4th jump is on step 20 together so the mouse will not get away safely.

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