# Kerala Syllabus 8th Standard Maths Solutions Chapter 9 Negative Numbers

## Kerala State Syllabus 8th Standard Maths Solutions Chapter 9 Negative Numbers

### Negative Numbers Text Book Questions and Answers

Textbook Page No 165

Question 1.
Using the principles above, compute the following:
i. 5 – 10
ii. -10 + 5
iii. -5 – 10
iv. -5 – 5
vi. $$-\frac{1}{2}+1 \frac{1}{2}$$
vii. $$-\frac{1}{2}-1 \frac{1}{2}$$
viii. $$-\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{2}$$
Solution:
i. 5 – 10 = – (10 – 5) = -5
(since for x – y = -(y – x ))

ii. – 10 + 5 = 5 – 10 = – (10 – 5) = -5
(since for -x + y = y – x and x – y = – (y – x))

iii. -5 – 10 = – (5 + 10 ) = -15
(since for – x – y = -(x + y))

iv. -5 – 5 = – (5 + 5) = -10
(since for -x – y = -(x + y))

v. -5 + 5 = 5 – 5 = 0
(since for -x + y = y – x)

Question 2.
Take as x different positive numbers, negative numbers and zero, and compute x + 1, x – 1, 1 – x. Check whether the equations below hold for all numbers.
i. (1 + x) + (1 – x) = 2
ii. x – (x – 1) = 1
iii. 1 – x = -(x – 1)
Solution:
If x = 1
x + 1 = 1 + 1 = 2
x – 1 = 1 – 1 = 0
1 – x = 1 – 1 = 0
If x = 2
x + 1 = 2 + 1 = 3
x – 1 = 2 – 1 = 1
1 – x = 1 – 2 – 1
If x = o
x + 1 = 0 + 1
x – 1 = 0 – 1 = -1
1 – x = 1 – 0 = 1
If x =-1
x + 1 = -1 + 1 = 1 – 1 = 0
x – 1 = -1 – 1 = -2
1 – x = 1 – (-1) = 1 + 1 = 2
If x = -2
x + 1 = -2 + 1 = -1
x – 1 = -2 – 1 = -3
1 – x = 1 – (-2) = 1 + 2 = 3

i. (1 + x) + (1 – x)
In x = 1, (1 + x) + (1 – x) = 2 + 0 = 2
In x = 2, (1 + x) + (1 – x) = 3 + (-1) = 3 – 1 = 2
In x = o, (1 + x) + (1 – x) = 1 + 1 = 2
In x = -1, (1 + x) + (1 – x) = 0 + 2 = 2
In x – 2, (1 + x) + (1 – x) – 1 + 3 = 3 – 1 = 2
(1 + x) + (1 – x) = 2 , for all values of x

ii. x – (x – 1)
In x = 1, x – (x – 1) = 1 – 0 = 1
In x = 2, x – (x – 1) = 2 – 1 = 1
In x = o, x – (x – 1) = 0 – (-1) = 1
In x = -1, x – (x – 1) = -1 – (-2) = -1 + 2 = 1
In x =-2, x – (x – 1) = -2 – (-3) = -2 + 3 = 1
x – (x – 1) = 1, for all values of x

iii. 1 – x
In x = 1, 1 – x = o = -(x – 1)
In x = 2, 1 – x = -1 = -(1) = -(x – 1)
In x = o, 1 – x = 1 = -(-1) = -(x – 1)
In x = -1, 1 – x = 2 = -(-2) = -(x – 1)
In x = -2, 1 – x = 3 = -(-3) = -(x – 1)
1 – x = -(x – 1), for all values of x

Question 3.
Taking different numbers as x, y and compute x + y, x – y. Check whether the following hold for all kinds of numbers.
i. (x + y) – x = y
ii. (x + y) – y = x
iii. (x – y) + y = x
Solution:
If we take x = 6 and y = 2, x + y = 6 + 2 = 8 and x – y = 6 – 2 = 4
If x = -6 and y = 2, x + y = -6 + 2 = -4 and x – y = -6 – 2 = -8
If x = 6 and y = -2, x + y = 6 + (-2) = 4
and x – y = 6 – (-2) = 8
If x = -6 and y = -2, x + y = (-6) + (-2)
= -8 and x – y = (-6) – (-2 ) = -4

i. (x + y) – x
If x = 6 and y = -2, (x + y) – x
= 8 – 6 = 2 = y
If x = -6 and y = 2, (x + y) – x
= -4 – (-6) = -4 + 6 = 2 = y
If x = 6 and y = -2, (x + y) – x
= 4 – 6 = – 2 = y
If x = -6 and y = -2, (x + y) – x
= -8 – (-6) = -8 + 6 = -2 = y
(x + y) – x = y, for all values of x and y

ii. (x + y) – y
If x = 6 and y = 2, (x + y) – y
= 8 – 2 = 6 = x
If x = -6 and y = 2, (x + y) – y
= -4 – 2 = -6 = x
If x = 6 and y = -2, (x + y) – y
= 4 – (-2) = 4 + 2 = 6 = x
If x = -6 and y = -2, (x + y) – y
= -8 – (-2) = -8 + 2 = -6 = x
(x + y) – y = x, for all values of x and y

iii. (x – y) + y
If x = 6 and y = 2, (x – y) + y
= 4 + 2 = 6 = x
If x = -6 and y = 2, (x – y) + y
= -8 + 2 = -6 = x
If x = 6 and y = -2, (x – y) + y
= 8 + (-2) = 8 – 2 = 6 = x
If x = -6 and y =- 2, (x – y) + y
= -4 + (-2) = -6 = x
(x – y) + y = x, for all values of x and y

Question 4.
Check whether the equation are identities. Write the patterns got from each, on taking x = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and x = -1, -2, -3, -4, -5.
i. -x + (x + 1) = 1
ii. -x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) – (x + 3) = o
iii. -x – (x + 1) + (x + 2) + (x + 3) = 4
Solution:
i) -x + (x + 1) = 1
If x = 1, -x + (x + 1)
= -1 + (1 + 1) = -1 + 2 = 1
If x = 2, -x + (x + 1)
= -2 + (2 + 1) = -2 + 3 = 1
If x = 3, -x + (x + 1)
= -3 + (3 + 1) = -3 + 4 = 1
If x = 4 -x + (x + 1)
= 4 + (4 + 1) = -4 + 5 = 1
If x = 5, -x + (x + 1)
= -5 + (5 + 1) = -5 + 6 = 1
If x = -1, -x + (x + 1)
= -(-1) + (-1 + 1) = 1 +0 = 1
If x = -2, -x + (x + 1)
= -(-2) + (-2 + 1) = 2 + (-1) = 1
If x = -3, -x + (x + 1)
= -(-3) + (-3 + 1) = 3 + (-2) = 1
If x = -4, -x + (x + 1)
= -(-4) + (-4 + 1) = 4 + (-3) = 1
If x = -5, -x + (x + 1)
= -(-5) + (-5 + 1) = 5 + (-4) = 1
It is an identity.

ii. -x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) – (x + 3) = 0
If x = 1, -x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) – (x + 3)
= -1 + (1 + 1) + (1 + 2) – (1 + 3)
= -1 + 2 + 3 – 4 = 0
If x = 2, -x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) – (x + 3)
= -2 + (2 + 1) + (2 + 2) – (2 + 3)
= -2 + 3 + 4 – 5 = 0
If x = 3, -x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) – (x + 3)
= -3 + (3 + 1) + (3 + 2) – (3 + 3)
= -3 + 4 + 5 – 6 = o
If x = 4 -x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) – (x + 3)
= -4 + (4 + 1) + (4 + 2) – (4 + 3)
= -4 + 5 + 6 – 7 = 0
If x = 5, -x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) – (x + 3)
= -5 + (5 + 1) + (5 + 2) – (5 + 3)
= -5 +6 +7 -8= 0
If x = -1, -x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) – (x + 3)
= -(-1) + (-1 + 1) + (-1 + 2) – (-1 + 3)
= 1 + 0 + 1 – 2 = 0
If x = -2, -x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) – (x + 3)
= 2 + (-2 + 1) + (-2 + 2) – (-2 + 3)
= 2 + -1 + 0 – 1 = 0
If x = -3, -x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) – (x + 3)
= 3 + (-3 + 1) + (-3 + 2) – (-3 + 3)
= 3 + -2 + -1 – 0 = 0
If x = -4, -x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) – (x + 3)
= 4 + (-4 + 1) + (-4 + 2) – (-4 + 3)
= 4 + -3 + -2 – (-1) = 0
If x = -5, -x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) – (x + 3)
= 5 + (-5 + 1) +(-5 + 2) – (-5 + 3)
= 5 + -4 + -3 – (-2) = o
It is an identity.

iii. -x – (x + 1) + (x + 2) + (x + 3) = 4
If x = 1, -x – (x +1) + (x + 2) + (x + 3)
= -1 – (1 + 1) + (1 + 2) + (1 + 3)
= -1 – 2 + 3 + 4 = 4
If x = 2, -x – (x + 1) + (x + 2) + (x + 3)
= -2 – (2 + 1) +(2 + 2) + (2 + 3)
= -2 – 3 + 4 + 5 = 4
If x = 3, -x – (x + 1) + (x + 2) + (x + 3)
= -3 – (3 + 1) + (3 + 2) + (2 + 3)
= -3 – 4 + 5 + 6 = 4
If x = 4 -x – (x + 1) + (x + 2) + (x + 3)
= -4 – (4 + 1) + (4 + 2) + (4 + 3)
= -4 – 5 + 6 + 7 = 4
If x = 5, -x – (x + 1) + (x + 2) + (x + 3)
= -5 – (5 + 1) + (5 + 2) +(5 + 3)
= -5 – 6 + 7 + 8 = 4
If x = -1, -x – (x + 1) + (x + 2) + (x + 3)
= -(-1) – (-1 + 1) + (-1 + 2) + (-1 + 3)
= 1 – 0 + 1 + 2 = 4
If x = -2, -x – (x + 1) + (x + 2) + (x + 3)
= 2 – (-2 + 1) + (-2 + 2) + (-2 + 3)
= 2 – (-1) + 0 + 1 = 4
If x = -3, -x – (x + 1) + (x + 2) + (x + 3)
= 3 – (-3 + 1) + (-3 + 2) + (-3 + 3)
= 3 – (-2) + – 1 + 0 = 4
If x = -4, -x – (x + 1) + (x + 2) + (x + 3)
= 4 – (-4 + 1) + (-4 + 2) + (-4 + 3)
= 4 – (-3) + – 2 + (-1) = 4
If x = -5, -x – (x + 1) + (x + 2) + (x + 3)
= 5 – (-5 + 1) + (-5 + 2) + (-5 + 3)
= 5 – (-4) + -3 + (-2) = 4
It is an identity.

Question 5.
Taking different numbers, positive, negative and zero, as x, y, z and compute x + (y + z) and (x + y) + z. Check whether the equation, x + (y + z) = (x + y) + z holds for all these numbers.
Solution:

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Question 6.
Take various positive and negative numbers as x, y, z and compute (x + y) z and xz + yz. Check whether the equation (x + y) z = xz + yz holds for all these.
Solution:

Question 7.
In each of the following equations, take x as the given numbers and compute the numbers y.
i. y = x2, x = -5, x = 5
ii. y = x2 + 3x + 2, x = -2
iii. y =x2 + 5x + 4, x = -2, x = -3
iv. y = x3 + 1, x = -1
v. y = x3 + x2 + x + 1
Solution:
i. y = x2 , x = -5 , x = 5
If x =-5, y = x2 = (-5 )2 = -5 × -5 = 25
If x = 5, y = x2 = (5)2 = 5 × 5 = 25

ii. y = x2 + 3x + 2, x = -2
If x = -2, y = x2 + 3x + 2 = (-2)2 + 3x(-2) + 2
= 4 – 6 + 2 = -2 + 2 = 0

iii. y = x2 + 5x + 4, x = -2 , x = -3
If x = -2, y = x2 + 5x + 4 = (-2 )2 + 5x(-2) + 4
= 4 – 10 + 4 = -6 + 4 = -2
If x = -3, y = x2 + 5x + 4 = (-3)2 + 5x(-3) + 4
= 9 – 15 + 4 = -6 + 4 = -2

iv. y = x3 + 1, x = -1
If x = -1, y = x3 + 1 = (-1 )3 + 1
= (-1)(-1)(-1) + 1 = 1 × (-1) + 1 = 0

v. y = x3 + x2 + x + 1, x = -1
If x = -1, y = x3 + x2 + x + 1 = (-1)3 +(-1)2 + (-1) + 1 = -1 + 1 – 1 + 1 = o

Question 8.
For a point starting at a point P and travelling along a straight line, time of travel is taken as t and the distance from P as s. The relation between s and t is found to be s = 12t – 2t2, where distances to the right are taken as positive numbers and to the left as negative numbers.
i. Is the position of the point to the right or left of P, till 6 seconds?
ii. Where is the position at 6 seconds?
iii. After 6 seconds?
(Here it is convenient to write 12t – 2t2 = 2t(6 – t).
Solution:
i. S = 12t – 2t2
Distance to the point when time is 1 second = 12t – 2t2 = 12 × 1 – 2 × 12 = 12 – 2 = 10 m
Distance to the point when time is 5 second = 12t – 2t2 = 12 × 5 – 2 × 52 = 60 – 50 = 10 m
Since the distance to the point till 6 seconds is positive. So the position of the point is on the right of P.
ii. Distance to the point when time is 6 second = 12t – 2t2 = 12 × 6 – 2 × 62 = 72 – 72 = o
At the 6th second, the point is at P.
iii. Distance to the point when time is 7 second (after 6 sec)= 12t – 2t2 = 12 × 7 – 2 × 72
= 84 – 2 × 49 = 84 – 98 = -14 metres
This is a negative number, So the position of the point is on the left of P.

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Question 9.
Natural numbers, their negatives and zero are together called integers. How many pair of integers are there, satisfying the equation. x2 + y2 = 25?
Solution:
It is convenient to write it as a table

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Question 10.

Solution:

Question 11.

Solution:

Question 12.
In the equation $$z=\frac{x}{y}-\frac{y}{x}$$, take x as the numbers given below and calculate the number z.
i. x = 10, y = -5
ii. x = -10, y = 5
iii. x = -10, y = -5
iv. x = 5, y = -10
v. x = -5, y = 10
Solution:

Question 1.
Match the following

Solution:

Question 2.

Solution:

Question 3.
Which of the following number is the largest (-1)6, (-1)10, (-1)2, (-1)50
Solution:
If the power of (-1) is even then answer will be 1
If the power of (-1) is odd then answer will be -1
(-1)6 = 1
(-1)10 = 1
(1)2 = 1
(-1)50 = 1
All the given numbers are equal.

Question 4.

Solution:

Question 5.
Complete the following table

Solution:

Question 6.
Write whether the answer got on doing the following operations are positive number or negative number.

Solution:

Question 7.

Solution:

Question 8.

Solution:

Question 9.
Calculate (-1)10 + (-1)17 + (-1)21 + (-1)26 + (-1)77
Solution:
(-1)10 + (-1)17 + (-1)21 + (-1)26 + (-1)77
= 1 + (-1) + (-1) + 1 + (-1)
= 1 – 1 – 1 + 1 – 1 = 2 – 3 = -1

Question 10.
Simplify [(-4) × (-5)] + [-16 × $$\frac{-1}{2}$$ ]
Solution:
-4 × -5 = 20

Question 11.
If x = 8 and y = -3; find the values of x + y, y + x, x – y, y – x, -x – y and – y – x
Solution:
x + y = 8 + -3 = 5
y + x = -3 + 8 = 5
x – y = 8 – (-3) = 8 + 3 = 11
y – x = -3 – 8 = -11
– x – y = -8 – (-3) = -8 + 3 = -5
-y – x = -(-3) – 8 = 3 – 8 = -5

Question 12.
If x = 7, y = -6 and z = -2, find the value of
i. (x + y) + z
ii. x + (y + z)
iii. xyz
iv. (x + y)z
v. xy + xz
Solution:
i. (x + y) + z = (7 + -6) + -2 = 1 – 2 = -1
ii. x + (y + z) = 7 + (-6 + -2)
= 7 – 8 = -1
iii. xyz = 7 × -6 × -2 = 84
iv. (x + y)z = (7 + -6) × -2
= 1 × -2 = -2
v. xy + xz = (7 × -6) + (7 × -2)
= -42 – 14
= -56

Question 13.
Compute y = x2 + 9x – 5, for take x as the given number,
i. x = 5
ii. x = -2
iii. x = o
iv. x = -3
Solution:
i. x = 5
y = x2 + 9x – 5
= 52 + 9 × 5 – 5 = 25 + 45 – 5
= 20 + 45 = 65

ii. x = -2
y = x2 + 9x – 5
=(2)2 + 9 × (-2) -5
= 4 – 18 – 5 = 4 – 23 = – 19

iii. x = 0
y = x2 + 9x – 5
= 0 + 9 × 0 – 5 = -5

iv. x = -3
y = x2 + 9x – 5
= (-3)2 + 9 × (-3) – 5
= 9 – 27 – 5 = 9 – 32 = -23

Question 14.
Find y = x4 + x3 + x2 + x + 1, If x = -1
Solution:
y = x4 + x3 + x2 + x + 1
= (-1)4 + (-1)3 + (-1)2 + (-1) + 1
= 1 + (-1) + 1 + (-1) + 1
= 1 – 1 + 1 – 1 + 1
= 0 + 0 + 1 = 1

Question 15.
Complete the table

Solution:

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