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## NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Maths Chapter 2 Whole Numbers Exercise 2.1

**Exercise 2.1**

**1. Write the next three natural numbers after 10999.**

**Solutions:** The next three natural numbers after 10999 are 11000, 11001 and 11002

**2. Write the three whole numbers occurring just before 10001.**

**Solutions:**

10001 – 1 = 10000

10000 – 1 = 9999

9999 – 1 = 9998

Hence, three whole numbers just before 10001 are 10000, 9999 and 9998.

**3. Which is the smallest whole number?**

**Solutions:** The smallest whole number is 0

**4. How many whole numbers are there between 32 and 53?**

**Solutions:** The whole numbers between 32 and 53 are (33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52)

Hence, there are 20 whole numbers between 32 and 53

**5. Write the successor of:****(a) 2440701 ****(b) 100199 ****(c) 1099999 ****(d) 2345670**

**Solutions:** (a) Successor of 244070 is 244070 + 1 = 244071

(b) Successor of 100199 is 100199 + 1 = 100200

(c) Successor of 1099999 is 1099999 + 1 = 1100000

(d) Successor of 2345670 is 2345670 + 1 = 2345671

**6. Write the predecessor of:**

**(a) 94 (b) 10000 (c) 208090 (d) 7654321**

**Solutions:** (a) Predecessor of 94 is 94 – 1 = 93

(b) Predecessor of 1000 is 10000 – 1 = 9999

(c) Predecessor of 208090 is 208090 -1 = 208089

(d) Predecessor of 7654321 is 7654321 – 1 = 7654320

**7. In each of the following pairs of numbers, state which whole number is on the left of the other number on the number line. Also write them with the appropriate sign (>, <) between them.**

**(a) 530, 503 ****(b) 370, 307 ****(c) 98765, 56789 ****(d) 9830415, 10023001**

**Solutions:**

(a) Since, 530 > 503

Hence, 503 is on the left side of 530 on the number line

(b) Since, 370 > 307

Hence, 307 is on the left side of 370 on the number line

(c) Since, 98765 > 56789

Hence, 56789 is on the left side of 98765 on the number line

(d) Since, 9830415 < 10023001

Hence, 9830415 is on the left side of 10023001 on the number line

**Or**

We know that the smaller number is always on the left side of the greater number on number line.

(a) 530, 503

Clearly 503 is smaller than 530.

Hence, 503 will be on left side of 530 on number line.

Expression: 503 < 530 or 530 > 503

(b) 307 < 370

Clearly 307 is smaller than 370.

Hence, 307 will be on the left side of 370 on number line.

Expression: 307 < 370 or 370 > 307.

(c) 98765, 56789

Clearly 56789 is smaller than 98765.

Hence, 56789 will be on left side of 98765 on number line.

Expression: 56789 < 98765 or 98765 > 56789.

(d) 9830415, 10023001

Clearly, 9830415 is smaller than 10023001

Hence, 9830415 will be on the left side of 10023001 on the number line.

Expression: 9830415 < 10023001 or 10023001 > 9830415.

**8. Which of the following statements are true (T) and which are false (F)?**

**(a) Zero is the smallest natural number.**

**Solutions:** False

0 is not a natural number

**(b) 400 is the predecessor of 399.**

**Solutions:** False

The predecessor of 399 is 398 Since, (399 – 1 = 398)

**(c) Zero is the smallest whole number.**

**Solutions:** True

Zero is the smallest whole number

**(d) 600 is the successor of 599.**

**Solutions:** True

Since (599 + 1 = 600)

**(e) All natural numbers are whole numbers.**

**Solutions:** True

All natural numbers are whole numbers

**(f) All whole numbers are natural numbers.**

**Solutions:** False

0 is a whole number but is not a natural number

**(g) The predecessor of a two digit number is never a single digit number.**

**Solutions:** False

Example the predecessor of 10 is 9

**(h) 1 is the smallest whole number.**

**Solutions:** False

0 is the smallest whole number

**(i) The natural number 1 has no predecessor.**

**Solutions:** True

The predecessor of 1 is 0 but is not a natural number

**(j) The whole number 1 has no predecessor.**

**Solutions:** False

0 is the predecessor of 1 and is a whole number

**(k) The whole number 13 lies between 11 and 12.**

**Solutions:** False

13 does not lie between 11 and 12

**(l) The whole number 0 has no predecessor.**

**Solutions:** True

The predecessor of 0 is -1 and is not a whole number

**(m) The successor of a two digit number is always a two digit number.**

**Solutions:** False

As the successor of 99 is 100

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