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## Samacheer Kalvi Class 9 Maths Chapter 3 Questions and Solutions

Chapter 3 of the Samacheer Kalvi 9th Maths guide will help the students to solve problems related to the constants, variables, algebraic expressions, coefficients, polynomials, types of polynomials, the arithmetic of polynomials, value and zeros of a polynomial, roots of a polynomial equation, remainder theorem, factor theorem, algebraic identities, identities involving the product of three binomials, factorisation and its types, division of polynomials, synthetic division, greatest common divisor, to find GCD by factorisation, linear equation in two variables, simultaneous linear equations, methods to solve simultaneous linear equations.

### Samacheer Kalvi 9th Maths Chapter 3: Algebra Book Exercise 3.1 Questions and Solutions

**Question 1: Which of the following expressions are polynomials? If not give reason:**

**(i) (1 / x ^{2}) + 3x – 4**

**(ii) x ^{2} (x – 1)**

**(iii) (1 / x) (x + 5)**

**(iv) (1 / x ^{-2}) + ( 1 / x^{-1}) + 7**

**(v) √5 x ^{2} + √3 x + √2**

**(vi) m ^{2} – ∛m + 7m – 10**

**Solution: **

Given Expression |
Is it a polynomial? |
Reason |

(i) (1 / x^{2}) + 3x – 4 = x^{-2} + 3x – 4 |
No | Negative integral power |

(ii) x^{2} (x – 1) |
Yes | Positive integral power |

(iii) (1 / x) (x + 5) = x^{-1} * (x + 5)
= x = x |
No | One of the integral powers is negative. |

(iv) (1 / x^{-2}) + ( 1 / x^{-1}) + 7 = x^{2} + x + 7 |
Yes | Positive integral power |

(v) √5 x^{2} + √3 x + √2 |
Yes | Positive integral power |

(vi) m^{2} – ∛m + 7m – 10
= m |
No | One of the powers is fractional. |

**Question 2: Write the coefficient of x ^{2} and x in each of the following polynomials.**

**(i) 4 + (2 / 5)x ^{2} – 3x**

**(ii) 6 – 2x ^{2} + 3x^{3} – √7 x**

**(iii) πx ^{2} – x + 2**

**(iv) √3 x ^{2} + √2x + 0.5**

**(v) x ^{2} – (7 / 2)x + 8 **

**Solution:**

Given Expression |
Coefficient of x^{2} |
Coefficient of x |

(i) 4 + (2 / 5)x^{2} – 3x |
2 / 5 | -3 |

(ii) 6 – 2x^{2} + 3x^{3} – √7 x |
-2 | – √7 |

(iii) πx^{2} – x + 2 |
π | -1 |

(iv) √3 x^{2} + √2x + 0.5 |
√3 | √2 |

(v) x^{2} – (7 / 2)x + 8 |
1 | – (7 / 2) |

**Question 3: Find the degree of the following polynomials. **

**(i) 1 – √2y ^{2} + y^{7}**

**(ii) (x ^{3} – x^{4} + 6x^{6}) / x^{2}**

**(iii) x ^{3} (x^{2} + x)**

**(iv) 3x ^{4} + 9x^{2} + 27x^{6} **

**(v) 2√5p ^{4} – (8p^{3 }/ √3) + (2p^{2} / 7)**

**Solution:**

Given Expression |
Degree of the polynomial |

(i) 1 – √2y^{2} + y^{7} |
7 |

(ii) (x^{3} – x^{4} + 6x^{6}) / x^{2} |
4 |

(iii) x^{3} (x^{2} + x) |
5 |

(iv) 3x^{4} + 9x^{2} + 27x^{6} |
6 |

(v) 2√5p^{4} – (8p^{3 }/ √3) + (2p^{2} / 7) |
4 |

**Question 4: Rewrite the following polynomial in standard form.**

**(i) x – 9 + √7x ^{3} + 6x^{2}**

**(ii) √2x ^{2} – (7 / 2)x^{4} + x – 5x^{3}**

**(iii) 7x ^{3} – (6 / 5)x^{2} + 4x – 1**

**(iv) y ^{2} – √5y^{3} – 11 – (7 / 3) y + 9y^{4}**

**Solution:**

Given Expression |
Standard form of the expression |

(i) x – 9 + √7x^{3} + 6x^{2} |
√7x^{3} + 6x^{2} + x – 9 |

(ii) √2x^{2} – (7 / 2)x^{4} + x – 5x^{3} |
– (7 / 2)x^{4} – 5x^{3} + √2x^{2} + x |

(iii) 7x^{3} – (6 / 5)x^{2} + 4x – 1 |
7x^{3} – (6 / 5)x^{2} + 4x – 1 |

(iv) y^{2} – √5y^{3} – 11 – (7 / 3) y + 9y^{4} |
9y^{4}– √5y^{3} + y^{2} – (7 / 3) y – 11 |

**Question 5: Add the following polynomials and find the degree of the resultant polynomial.**

**(i) p (x) = 6x ^{2} – 7x + 2 and q (x) = 6x^{3} – 7x + 15**

**(ii) h (x) = 7x ^{3} – 6x + 1, f (x) = 7x^{2} + 17x – 9**

**(iii) f (x) = 16x ^{4} – 5x^{2} + 9, g (x) = -6x^{3} + 7x – 15**

**Solution:**

(i) p (x) = 6x^{2} – 7x + 2 and q (x) = 6x^{3} – 7x + 15

p(x) + q(x) = 6x^{2} – 7x + 2 + 6x^{3} – 7x + 15

= 6x^{2} – 7x + 2 + 6x^{3} – 7x + 15

= 6x^{3} + 6x^{2} – 7x – 7x + 2 + 15

= 6x^{3} + 6x^{2} – 14x + 17

(ii) h (x) = 7x^{3} – 6x + 1, f (x) = 7x^{2} + 17x – 9

h(x) + f(x) = 7x^{3} – 6x + 1 + 7x^{2} + 17x – 9

= 7x^{3} + 7x^{2 }– 6x + 17x + 1 – 9

= 7x^{3} + 7x^{2} + 11x – 8

(iii) f (x) = 16x^{4} – 5x^{2} + 9, g (x) = -6x^{3} + 7x – 15

f(x) + g(x) = 16x^{4} – 5x^{2} + 9 + -6x^{3} + 7x – 15

= 16x^{4} – 6x^{3} – 5x^{2} + 7x + 9 – 15

= 16x^{4} – 6x^{3} – 5x^{2} + 7x – 6

**Question 6: Subtract the second polynomial from the first polynomial and find the degree of the resultant polynomial.**

**(i) p(x) = 7x ^{2} + 6x – 1 and q(x) = 6x – 9**

**(ii) f(y) = 6y ^{2} – 7y + 2 and g(y) = 7y + y^{3}**

**(iii) h(z) = z ^{5} – 6z^{4} + z and f(z) = 6z^{2} + 10z – 7**

**Solution:**

(i) p(x) – q(x) = (7x^{2} + 6x – 1) – (6x – 9)

= 7x^{2} + 6x – 1 – 6x + 9

= 7x^{2} + 6x – 6x – 1 + 9

= 7x^{2} + 8

Degree of the obtained polynomial is 2.

(ii) f(y) = 6y^{2} – 7y + 2 and g(y) = 7y + y^{3}

f(y) – g(y) = (6y^{2} – 7y + 2) – (7y + y^{3})

= 6y^{2} – 7y + 2 – 7y – y^{3}

= – y^{3} + 6y^{2} – 7y – 7y + 2

= – y^{3} + 6y^{2} – 14y + 2

Degree of the obtained polynomial is 3.

(iii) h(z) = z^{5} – 6z^{4} + z and f(z) = 6z^{2} + 10z – 7

h(z) – f(z) = (z^{5} – 6z^{4} + z) – (6z^{2} + 10z – 7)

= z^{5} – 6z^{4} + z – 6z^{2} – 10z + 7

= z^{5} – 6z^{4} – 6z^{2} – 9z + 7

Degree of the obtained polynomial is 5.

**Question 7: What should be added to 2x ^{3} + 6x^{2} – 5x + 8 to get 3x^{3} – 2x^{2} + 6x + 15 ?**

**Solution:**

Let p(x) be the required polynomial to be added.

By adding p(x) and 2x^{3} + 6x^{2} – 5x + 8, we get 3x^{3} – 2x^{2} + 6x + 15

p(x) + (2x^{3} + 6x^{2} – 5x + 8) = 3x^{3} – 2x^{2} + 6x + 15

p(x) = (3x^{3} – 2x^{2} + 6x + 15) – (2x^{3} + 6x^{2} – 5x + 8)

p(x) = 3x^{3} – 2x^{3}– 2x^{2} + 6x^{2} + 6x – 5x + 15 + 8

p(x) = x^{3} + 4x^{2} + x + 23

**Question 8: What must be subtracted from 2x ^{4} + 4x^{2} – 3x + 7 to get 3x^{3} – x^{2} + 2x + 1?**

**Solution:**

Let p(x) be the required polynomial to be subtracted.

(2x^{4} + 4x^{2} – 3x + 7) – p(x) = 3x^{3} – x^{2} + 2x + 1

p(x) = (2x^{4} + 4x^{2} – 3x + 7) – (3x^{3} – x^{2} + 2x + 1)

= 2x^{4} + 4x^{2} – 3x + 7 – 3x^{3} + x^{2} – 2x – 1

= 2x^{4} – 3x^{3} + 4x^{2} + x^{2} – 3x – 2x + 7 – 1

p(x) = 2x^{4} – 3x^{3} + 5x^{2} – 5x + 6

**Question 9: Multiply the following polynomials and find the degree of the resultant polynomial:**

**(i) p(x) = x ^{2} – 9 and q(x) = 6x^{2} + 7x – 2**

**(ii) f(x) = 7x + 2 and g(x) = 15x – 9 **

**(iii) h(x) = 6x ^{2} – 7x + 1 and f(x) = 5x – 7**

**Solution:**

(i) p(x) = x^{2} – 9 and q(x) = 6x^{2} + 7x – 2

p(x) * q(x) = (x^{2} – 9) * (6x^{2} + 7x – 2)

= (x^{2} * 6x^{2} + x^{2} * 7x – x^{2} * 2) – (9 * 6x^{2} + 9 * 7x – 9 * 2)

= 6x^{4} + 7x^{3} – 2x^{2} – 54x^{2} – 63x + 18

= 6x^{4} + 7x^{3} – 56x^{2} – 63x + 18

(ii) f(x) = 7x + 2 and g(x) = 15x – 9

f(x) * g(x) = (7x + 2) * (15x – 9)

= (7x * 15x + 7x * -9) + 2 * 15x – 2 * 9

= 105x^{2} – 63x + 30x – 18

= 105x^{2} – 33x – 18

(iii) h(x) = 6x^{2} – 7x + 1 and f(x) = 5x – 7

h(x) * f(x) = (6x^{2} – 7x + 1) * (5x – 7)

= (6x^{2} * 5x + 6x^{2} * -7) – (7x * 5x – 7 * 7) + 5x – 7

= 30x^{3} – 42x^{2} – 35x^{2} + 49x + 5x – 7

= 30x^{3} – 77x^{2} + 54x – 7

**Question 10: The cost of chocolate is Rs. (x + y) and Amir bought (x + y) chocolates. Find the total amount paid by him in terms of x and y. If x = 10, y = 5 find the amount paid by him.**

**Solution:**

In order to find the total amount paid by him, multiply the cost of 1 chocolate by the number of chocolates he buys.

Cost of 1 chocolate = x + y

Number of chocolates that Amir buys = x + y

Total amount = (x + y) (x + y)

= (x + y)^{2} —(1)

= x^{2} + 2xy + y^{2}

By applying the values of x and y,

= (10 + 5)^{2}

= 15^{2}

= 225

Hence, he has to pay Rs. 225.

**Question 11: The length of a rectangle is (3x + 2) units and it’s breadth is (3x – 2) units. Find its area in terms of x. What will be the area if x = 20 units? **

**Solution:**

Length of the rectangle = 3x + 2

Breadth of the rectangle = 3x – 2

Area of rectangle = (3x + 2)(3x – 2)

= 9x^{2} – 6x + 6x – 4

= 9x^{2} – 4

If x = 20

Area of rectangle = 9(20)^{2} – 4

= 9(400) – 4

= 3600 – 4

= 3596

**Question 12: p(x) is a polynomial of degree 1 and q(x) is a polynomial of degree 2. What kind of the polynomial p(x) × q(x) is?**

**Solution:**

The degree of the polynomial p(x) is 1.

Degree of the polynomial q(x) is 2.

The product of polynomials is 3.

Hence it is a cubic polynomial.

### Samacheer Kalvi 9th Maths Chapter 3: Algebra Book Exercise 3.2 Questions and Solutions

**Question 1: Find the value of the polynomial f(y) = 6y – 3y ^{2} + 3 at **

**(i) y = 1 **

**(ii) y = -1 **

**(iii) y = 0**

**Solution:**

f(y) = 6y – 3y^{2} + 3 at

(i) y = 1

f(1) = 6(1) – 3(1)^{2} + 3

= 6 – 3 + 3

= 6

(ii) y = -1

f(-1) = 6(-1) – 3(-1)^{2} + 3

= -6 – 3 + 3

= -6

(iii) y = 0

f(0) = 6(0) – 3(0)^{2} + 3 = 3

**Question 2: If p(x) = x ^{2} – 2√2 x + 1, find p(2√2)**

**Solution:**

p(x) = x^{2} – 2√2 x + 1

p(2√2) = (2√2)^{2} – 2√2 (2√2) + 1

= 4(2) – 4(2) + 1

= 8 – 8 + 1

= 1

**Question 3: Find the zeros of the polynomial in each of the following:**

**(i) p(x) = x – 3 **

**(ii) p(x) = 2x + 5 **

**(iii) q(y) = 2y – 3**

**(iv) f(z) = 8z **

**(v) p(x) = ax when a ≠ 0 **

**(vi) h(x) = ax + b, a ≠ 0, a,b ∈ R**

**Solution:**

(i) p(x) = x – 3

p(x) = 0

x – 3 = 0

x = 3

(ii) p(x) = 2x + 5

p(x) = 0

2x + 5 = 0

2x = -5

x = -5 / 2

(iii) q(y) = 2y – 3

q(y) = 0

2y – 3 = 0

2x = 3

x = 3 / 2

(iv) f(z) = 8z

f(z) = 0

8z = 0

z = 0

(iv) p(x) = ax, when a ≠ 0

p(x) = 0

ax = 0

x = 0

(vi) h(x) = ax + b, a ≠ 0, a,b ∈ R

h(x) = 0

ax + b = 0

ax = -b

x = -b / a

**Question 4: Find the roots of the polynomial equations.**

**(i) 5x – 6 = 0 **

**(ii) x + 3 = 0**

**(iii) 10x + 9 = 0 **

**(iv) 9x – 4 = 0**

**Solution:**

(i) 5x – 6 = 0

5x – 6 = 0

5x = 6

x = 6 / 5

(ii) x + 3 = 0

x + 3 = 0

x = -3

(iii) 10x + 9 = 0

10x + 9 = 0

10x = -9

x = -9 / 10

(iv) 9x – 4 = 0

9x – 4 = 0

9x = 4

x = 4 / 9

**Question 5: Verify whether the following are zeros of the polynomial indicated against them, or not. **

**(i) p(x) = 2x – 1, x = ½**

**(ii) p(x) = x ^{3} – 1, x = 1**

**(iii) p(x) = ax + b, x = -b / a**

**(iv) p(x) = (x + 3) (x – 4), x = 4, x = –3**

**Solution:**

(i) p(x) = 2x – 1, x = 1/2

p(1 / 2) = 2(1 / 2) – 1

= 1 – 1

p(1 / 2) = 0

0 is obtained by applying 1/2, thus, 1 / 2 is the zero of the polynomial.

(ii) p(x) = x^{3} – 1, x = 1

p(x) = x^{3} – 1

p(1) = 1^{3} – 1

p(1) = 0

0 is obtained by applying 1, thus, 1 is the zero of the polynomial.

(iii) p(x) = ax + b, x = -b / a

p(x) = ax + b

p(-b / a) = a(-b / a) + b

p(-b / a) = 0

0 is obtained by applying -b / a, thus, -b / a is the zero of the polynomial.

(iv) p(x) = (x + 3) (x – 4), x = 4, x = –3

p(x) = (x + 3) (x – 4)

x = 4

p(4) = (4 + 3) (4 – 4)

p(4) = 0

x = -3

p(-3) = (-3 + 3) (-3 – 4)

p(-3) = 0

Thus, 4 and -3 are the zeroes of the polynomial.