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

**NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Maths Chapter 2 Whole Numbers Ex 2.3**

**Exercise 2.3**

Question 1.

Which of the following will not represent zero:

(a) 1 + 0

(b) 0 x 0

(c)

(d)

Solution:

(a) 1 + 0 = 1 ≠ 0, does not represent zero.

(b) 0 x 0 = 0, represents zero

(c)

(d)

Question 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:

Yes, Examples:

5 x 0 = 0

0 x 8 = 0

0 x 0 = 0

Question 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:

This is only true, when each of the number are 1.

1 x 1 = 1

Question 4.

Find using distributive property:

(а) 728 x 101

(b) 5437 x 1001

(c) 824 x 25

(d) 4275 x 125

(e) 504 x 35

Solution:

(a) 728 x 101 = 728 x (100 + 1)

= 728 x 100 + 728 x 1

= 72800 + 728

= 73528

(b) 5437 x 1001 = 5437 x (1000 + 1)

= 5437 x 1000 + 5437 x 1

= 5437000 + 5437

= 5442437

(c) 824 x 25 = 824 x (20 + 5)

= 824 x 20 + 824 x 5

= 16480 + 4120

= 20600

(d) 4275 x 125 = 4275 x (100 + 20 + 5)

= 4275 x 100 + 4275 x 20 + 4275 x 5

= 427500 + 85500 + 21375

= 534375

(e) 504 x 35 = (500 + 4) x 35

= 500 x 35 + 4 x 35

= 17500 + 140

= 17640

Question 5.

Study the pattern:

1 x 8 + 1= 9

12 x 8 + 2 = 98

123 x 8 + 3 = 987

1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876

12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765

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

Solution:

Step I: 123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654

Step II: 1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543

Working pattern:

(1) x 8 + 1 = 9

(12) x 8 + 2 = (11 + 1) x 8 + 2 = 98

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

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

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