Gujarat BoardĀ GSEB Textbook Solutions Class 8 Maths Chapter 16 Playing with Numbers Ex 16.1 Questions and Answers.

## Gujarat Board Textbook Solutions Class 8 Maths Chapter 16 Playing with Numbers Ex 16.1

Question 1.

Find the values of the letters in each of the following and give reasons for the steps involved?

Solution:

1. āµ A + 5 = 2 or 22 or 32, etc.

ā“ A = 12 – 5

= 7 or 22 – 5 = 17

Since A = 17 is not possible

ā“ A = 7

Since + 3 + 2 = 6

ā“ B = 6

Thus, A = 7, B = 6

2. If A + 8 = Ā 3

Then A = 13 – 8 = 5

ā“ + 4 + 9 = B

or B = 4

Clearly C = 1

Thus A = 5, B = 4 and C = 1

3. āµ A Ć A = 1

ā“ A = 1, or A = 5

or A = 6

If A = 1, then

āµ 11 ā 9A

ā“ A = 1, or A = 5

75 ā 9A

ā“ A = 5

If A = 6, then

āµ 96 = 9A

ā“ A = 6 is the required values of A.

4. We need B + 7 = A

ā“ Possible value of B can be 5,

[āµ 5 + 7 = 12]

āµ 6 – 3 – 1 = 2

ā“ A can be equal to 2

Now

ā“ A = 2 and B = 5

5. We need B Ć 3 = B

Since 5 Ć 3 = 15

ā“ Possible value of B can be 5.

Also 0 Ć 3 = 0, i.e; B = 0 can be another possible value.

āµ A Ć 3 = A + 0 = A

ā“ Possible value of A = 5 or A = 0

ā“ Since C ā 0

ā“ Possible value of A = 5

30, B must be

Thus, B = 0.

ā“ A = 5, B = 0 and C = 1

6. B can be either 5 or 0.

āµ A Ć 5 = A

ā“ B must be o

Again A can either be 5 0r 0.

ā“ C ā 0 ā“ A ā 0

ā“ A must be equal to 5

Thus, we have

Therefore, A = 5, B = 0, C = 2

7. Be can be 2, 4, 6 or 8

We need product 111 or 222, or 333 or 444

or 888 out of them 111 and 333 are rejected.

Possible products are 222, 444 or 888

To obtain

The possible value is B = 4

ā“ A can be either 2 or 7

A Ć 6 means 2 Ć 6 = 12 or 7 Ć 6 = 42

ā“ A Ć 6 = 7 Ć 6 is the accepted value

Now,

Thus, A = 7 and B = 4

8. āµ 10 – 1 = 9

ā“ B = 9

Thus, A = 7 and B = 9

9. āµ 8 – 1 = 7

ā“ B = 7

ā“ 7 + 4 = 11 ā“ A = 4

Now, we have

Thus, A = 4 and B = 7

10. āµ 10 – 2 = 8

ā“ A = 8

Also, 9 – 8 = 1

ā“ B = 1

Now, we have

Thus, A = 8 and B = 1