CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Exam 2020: Important 3 Marks Questions with Solutions

Get here the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics: Important 3 Marks Questions to prepare for the upcoming Board Exam 2020. Solutions for all these questions are also provided to help students with easy and quick learning.

In CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Board Exam 2020, Section - C will contain 8 questions of 3 marks each.

CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Exam Pattern 2020

All the CBSE Class 10 Maths important questions have been collated in the form of PDF which students may download and practice the same while revising the Maths syllabus for CBSE Class 10 Exam 2020. Solving various questions will also help to increase your speed and accuracy, thereby increasing your chance to score high in the exam.

Given below are some sample questions for CBSE Class 10 Mathematics: Important 3 Marks Questions:

Q. Prove that √3 is irrational.

Sol.

Let √3 be a rational number

√3 = a/b           (a and b are integers and co-primes and b ≠ 0)

On squaring both the sides, 3 = a2/b2

⟹       3b2 = a2

⟹       a2 is divisible by 3

⟹       a is divisible by 3

We can write a = 3c for some integer c.

⟹       a2  = 9c2

⟹       3b2 = 9c2

⟹       b2 = 3c2

⟹       b2 is divisible by 3

⟹       b is divisible by 3

From (i) and (ii), we get 3 as a factor of ‘a’ and ‘b’ which is contradicting the fact that a and b are co-primes. Hence our assumption that√3 is an rational number is false. So √3 is an irrational number.

Q. For any positive integer n, prove that n3 ‒ n is divisible by 6.

Sol.

Let x = n3‒ n

⟹ a = n(n2‒1)

⟹ x = n (n ‒ 1) ×(n+ 1)                                              [∵ (a2 ‒ b2)=(a‒b)(a + b)]

x = (n ‒1) × n × (n+ 1) ... (i)

We know that, if a number is completely divisible by 2 and 3, then it is also divisible by 6.

Divisibility test for 3:

If the sum of digits of any number is divisible by 3, then it is divisible by 3:

Sum of the digits = (n ‒ 1) + (n) + (n + 1) = 3

⟹ Number is divisible by 3.

Divisibility test for 2:

If n is odd then (n ‒ 1) and (n + 1) will be even so, (n ‒1) × n × (n + 1) will be divisible by 2.

If n is even then, (n ‒1) × n × (n + 1) will be divisible by 2.

Therefore, for any positive integral value of n, n3 ‒ n is divisible by 6.

CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Previous Years' Solved Question Papers (2010-2019)

Q. At present Asha’s age (in years) is 2 more than the square of her daughter Nisha’s age. When Nisha grows to her mother’s present age, Asha’s age would be one year less than 10 times the present age of Nisha. Find the present ages of both Asha and Nisha.

Sol.

Let, Nisha’s present age be = x year

Therefore, according to the first condition, Asha's present age = x2 + 2

Nisha grows to her mother's present age after [(x2 + 2) – x] years.

Then, Asha's age will become (x2 + 2) +  [(x2 + 2) –x] year.

According to the question,

    (x2 + 2) + [(x2 + 2) – x] = 10x – 1

⟹  2x2 – x + 4 = 10x – 1

⟹  2x2 – 11x + 5 = 0

⟹  2x2 – 10x – x + 5= 0

⟹  2x (x – 5) –1(x – 5) = 0

⟹  (x – 5) (2x – 1) = 0

⟹  (x – 5) = 0 or (2x – 1) = 0

⟹  x = 5 or 1/2

Ignoring  x = 1/2 because then Asha’s age = x2 + 2 =which is not possible.

Hence, present age of Nisha = 5year

And present age of Asha = x2 + 2 = (5)2 + 2 = 25 + 2 = 27 year.

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Our subject experts have prepared these questions by analysing trends followed in previous years’ board exams and following the latest syllabus. Students must practice these important questions to acquaint with the important topics of Class 10 Maths and track their preparedness for the Board Exam 2020. Moreover, the solutions provided here will give students an idea about how to write proper solutions for questions asked in board exam so as to score high marks.

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