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## NCERT Exemplar Class 8 Maths Unit 1 Rational Numbers

NCERT Class 8 Maths Unit 1 is for Rational Numbers. The type of questions that will be asked from NCERT Class 8 Maths Unit 1 are displayed in the below provided NCERT Exemplar Class 8 Maths Unit 1. With the help of it, candidates can prepare well for the examination.

### Main Concepts and Results

A number that can be expressed in the form p/q , where p and q are integers and q¹0, is called a **rational number.**

**Lowest form of a rational number**– A rational number p/ q is said to be in the lowest form or simplest form if p and q have no common factor other than 1 and q ¹ 0.

Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of rational numbers are done in the same way as we do for fractions.

Rational numbers are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction and multiplication.

The operations of addition and multiplication for rational numbers are

(i) commutative (ii) associative

The rational number 0 is the additive identity for rational numbers and the rational number 1 is the multiplicative identity for rational numbers.

The additive inverse of the rational number a /b is –a /b and vice-versa.

The reciprocal or multiplicative inverse of the rational number a b is

Distributivity of rational numbers – For all rational numbers a, b and c.

Rational numbers can be represented on a number line.

Between any two given rational numbers there are infinitely many rational numbers. The idea of mean helps us to find rational numbers between two given rational numbers.

### Solved Examples

**Example 1: **Which of the following is not true?

**Solution: **The correct answer is (b).

**Example 2: **Multiplicative inverse of 0/1 is

(a) 1 (b) –1 (c) 0 (d) not defined

**Solution:** The correct answer is (d).

**Example 3: **Three rational numbers lying between −3/4 and 1/2 are

**Solution: **The correct answer is (c).

### Fill in the Blanks Solved Examples

**Example 4: **The product of a non-zero rational number and its reciprocal is ________.

**Solution : **1

**Example 5: **If x = 1 /3 and 6 7 y = 6 /7then xy −y/x = _______.

**Solution : **−16/7

### Statements are true or false

**Example 10 :** Let O, P and Z represent the numbers 0, 3 and -5 respectively on the number line. Points Q, R and S are between O and P such that OQ = QR = RS = SP. What are the rational numbers represented by the points Q, R and S. Next choose a point T between Z and O so that ZT = TO? Which rational number does T represent?

** **Think and Discuss

**Explain**the first step in solving an addition equation with fractions having like denominators.**Explain**the first step in solving an addition equation with fractions having unlike denominators.

### Observation

From (i) to (iii), we observe that: (i) When we add 0 to a rational number we get the same rational number. From (iv) to (vi), we observe that: (ii) When we multiply a rational number by 1 we get the same rational number. (iii) Therefore, 0 is the additive identity of rational numbers and 1 is the ‘multiplicative identity’ of rational numbers

### Think and Discuss

Some other easier ways to find the answer. Is the product greater than both the rational numb or less than both the rational numbers?

### Note Taking Skills

**Focus on Graphic Organisers**

You can use an information frame to organize information about a mathematical concept or property, such as the commutative property of addition.

### Multiple Choice Questions

### Fill in the Blanks Type Questions

### True False Type Questions

### Short Answer Type Questions

### Games and Puzzles

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### Answers to Multiple Choice Questions

### Unit 1

### Games and Puzzles

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