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## NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Maths Chapter 2 Whole Numbers Exercise 2.3

**Exercise 2.3**

**1. Which of the following will not represent zero:****(a) 1 + 0****(b) 0 × 0****(c) 0 / 2****(d) (10 – 10) / 2**

**Solution:** (a) 1 + 0 = 1

Hence, it does not represent zero

(b) 0 × 0 = 0

Hence, it represents zero

(c) 0 / 2 = 0

Hence, it represents zero

(d) (10 – 10) / 2 = 0 / 2 = 0

Hence, it represents zero

**2. If the product of two whole numbers is zero, can we say that one or both of them will be zero? Justify through examples.**

**Solution:** If product of two whole numbers is zero, definitely one of them is zero

Example: 0 × 3 = 0 and 15 × 0 = 0

If product of two whole numbers is zero, both of them may be zero

Example: 0 × 0 = 0

Yes, if the product of two whole numbers is zero, then both of them will be zero

**3. If the product of two whole numbers is 1, can we say that one or both of them will be 1? Justify through examples.**

**Solution:** If the product of two whole numbers is 1, both the numbers should be equal to 1

Example: 1 × 1 = 1

But 1 × 5 = 5

Hence, its clear that the product of two whole numbers will be 1, only in situation when both numbers to be multiplied are 1

**4. Find using distributive property:**

**(a) 728 × 101****(b) 5437 × 1001****(c) 824 × 25****(d) 4275 × 125****(e) 504 × 35**

**Solution:**

(a) Given 728 × 101**= **728 × (100 + 1)

= 728 × 100 + 728 × 1

= 72800 + 728

= 73528

(b) Given 5437 × 1001

= 5437 × (1000 + 1)

= 5437 × 1000 + 5437 × 1

= 5437000 + 5437

= 5442437

(c) Given 824 × 25

= (800 + 24) × 25

= (800 + 25 – 1) × 25

= 800 × 25 + 25 × 25 – 1 × 25

= 20000 + 625 – 25

= 20000 + 600

= 20600

(d) Given 4275 × 125

= (4000 + 200 + 100 – 25) × 125

= (4000 × 125 + 200 × 125 + 100 × 125 – 25 × 125)

= 500000 + 25000 + 12500 – 3125

= 534375

(e) Given 504 × 35

= (500 + 4) × 35

= 500 × 35 + 4 × 35

= 17500 + 140

= 17640

**5. Study the pattern:**

**1 × 8 + 1 = 9 1234 × 8 + 4 = 9876**

**12 × 8 + 2 = 98 12345 × 8 + 5 = 98765**

**123 × 8 + 3 = 987**

**Write the next two steps. Can you say how the pattern works?**

**(Hint: 12345 = 11111 + 1111 + 111 + 11 + 1)**

**Solution:**

Step I: 123456 × 8 + 6 = 987654

Step II: 1234567 × 8 + 7 = 9876543

Working pattern:

(1) × 8 + 1 = 9

(12) × 8 + 2 = (11 + 1) × 8 + 2 = 98

(123) × 8 + 3 = (111 + 11 + 1) × 8 + 3 = 987

(1234) × 8 + 4 = (1111 + 111 + 11 + 1) × 8 + 4 = 9876

(12345) × 8 + 5 = (11111 + 1111 + 111 + 11 + 1) × 8 + 5 = 98765

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