Numerical Ability Mcq Question

  1. The binary operation – is defined as a– b = ab + (a + b), where a and b are any two real numbers. The value of the identity element of this operation, defined as the numberx such that a– x = a, for any a, is ______.
  1. 0
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 10
Correct Option : A

The binary operation – is defined
⇒ a – b = ab + (a + b)
a – x = a
∴ From the equation ‘b’ is the variable
Option A: x = 0
a – o = a × 0 + (a + 0) = 0 + a = a
Option B: x = 1
a – 1 = a × 1 + (a + 1) = a + a + 1 = 2a + 1
Option C: x = 2
a – 2 ⇒ a × 2 + (a + 2) = 2a + a + 2 = 3a+ 2
Option D: x = 10
a – 10 ⇒ a × 10 + (a + 10) = 10a + a + 10 = 11a + 10
∴ Option ‘A’ only True.

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