Gujarat BoardĀ GSEB Textbook Solutions Class 6 Maths Chapter 5 Understanding Elementary Shapes Ex 5.1 Textbook Questions and Answers.

## Gujarat Board Textbook Solutions Class 6 Maths Chapter 5 Understanding Elementary Shapes Ex 5.1

Question 1.

What is the disadvantage in comparing line segments by mere observation?

Solution:

Comparing the line segments simply by āobservationā may not be accurate. For example, the line segments AB and CD (in the following figure) seem to be equal, but actually they are not.

Question 2.

Why is it better use a divider than a ruler while measuring the length of a line segment?

Solution:

Measuring the length of a line segment using a ruler may accompany with some errors due to:

(i) Thickness of the ruler

(ii) Angular viewing

These errors can be removed by measuring a line segment with the help of a divider.

So, the use of a divider is better than a ruler.

Question 3.

Draw any line segment, say AB. Take any point C lying in between A and B. Measure the: lengths of AB, BC and AC. Is AB = AC + CB ?

Note: If A, B, C are any three points on a line such that AC + CB = AB, then we can be sure that C lies between A and B.

Solution:

Measuring the lengths of the segments AB, BC and AC, we have:

\(\overline{\mathrm{AC}}\) = 6.3 cm

\(\overline{\mathrm{BC}}\) = 2.7 cm

\(\overline{\mathrm{AB}}\) = 9.0 cm

AC + BC = 6.3 cm + 2.7 cm = 9.0 cm and AB = 9.0 cm

AC + BC = AB Hence verified.

Question 4.

If A, B, C are three points on a line such that AB = 5 cm, BC = 3 cm and AC 8 cm, which one of them lies between the other two?

Solution:

But AC = 8cm

The point B lies between A and C.

Question 5.

Verify, whether D is the mid-point of \(\overline{\mathrm{AG}}\).

Solution:

Since,

AG = 7 cm – 1 cm = 6 cm

AD = 4cm – 1cm = 3cm

DG = 7cm – 4cm = 3cm

AG = AD + DG

So, D is the mid-point of AG.

Question 6.

If B is the mid-point of and C is the mid-point of I5. where A, B, C, D lie on a straight line, say why AB = CD?

Solution:

Since, B is the mid-point of AC

AB = BC ………….(i)

Similarly, C is the mid-point of BD

BC = CD ………………(ii)

From (i) and (ii),

Question 7.

Draw five triangles and measure their sides. Check in each case, if the sum of the lengths of any two sides is always less than the third side.

Solution:

We draw triangles with different set of lengths:

(i) In āABC, we have

AB = 3.7 cm,

BC = 3.7 cm

and AC = 3.7 cm

= AB + BC

= 3.7 cm + 3.7 cm

= 74cm

7.4 > 3.7

(AB + BC) > AC

Similarly, we can have,

(BC + AC) > AB

(AB + AC) > BC

(ii) In āPQR, we have:

PQ = 4cm,

PR = 2.7 cm

and RQ = 4.7cm

= PQ + RQ

= 4cm + 4.7cm

a = 8.7 cm

PQ + PR = 4 cm + 2.7 cm = 6.7 cm

RQ + PR = 2.7 cm + 4.7 cm = 7.4 cm

(PQ + RQ) > PR

(PQ + PR) > RQ

(RQ + PR) > PQ

(iii) In āBCD, we have

BC = 3 cm,

CD = 4 cm and

BD = 5 cm

Now,

= BC + CD

= 3 cm + 4 cm = 7

= BD + CD = 5 cm +4 cm = 9 cm

BC + BD = 3 cm + 5 cm = 8 cm

(BC + CD) > BD

(BD + CD) > BC

(BC + BD) > CD

(iv) In āXYZ, we have

XY = 4.5 cm,

YZ = 3.8cm

and XZ = 2cm

XY + YZ = 4.5 cm + 3.8 cm = 8.3 cm

YZ + XZ = 3.8 cm +2 cm = 5.8 cm

XZ + XY = 2 cm + 4.5 cm = 6.5 cm

(XY + YZ) > XZ

(YZ + XZ) > XY

(XZ + XY) > YZ

(v) In āKLM, we have:

KL = 4.5 cm, KM = 3.4 cm and LM = 6 cm

KL + KM = 4.5cm + 3.4cm = 7.9 cm

KM + LM = 3.4 cm + 6 cm = 9.4 cm

KL + LM = 4.5 cm + 6 cm = 10.5 cm

(KL + KM) > LM

(KM + LM) > KL

and (KL + LM) > KM.

In each of the above cases, we have seen that the sum of the lengths of any two sides is always greater than the third side.

Thus, the sum of the lengths of any two sides of a triangle is never less than its third side.