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**1. Add:**

**(i) 7/5 and 2/5**

**(ii) -4/9 and 2/9**

**(iii) 5/-12 and 1/12**

**(iv) 4/-15 and -7/-15**

**(v) -7/25 and 9/-25**

**(vi) -7/26 and 7/-26**

**Solution:**

(i) 7/5 and 2/5

It can be written as

= 7/5 + 2/5

By further calculation

= (7 + 2)/ 5

= 9/5

= 1 4/5

(ii) -4/9 and 2/9

It can be written as

= -4/9 + 2/9

By further calculation

= (-4 + 2)/ 9

= -2/9

(iii) 5/-12 and 1/12

It can be written as

= -5/12 + 1/12

By further calculation

= (-5 + 1)/ 12

= -4/ 12

= -1/3

(iv) 4/-15 and -7/-15

It can be written as

= – 4/15 + 7/15

By further calculation

= (-4 + 7)/ 15

= 3/15

= 1/5

(v) -7/25 and 9/-25

It can be written as

= -7/25 + -9/25

By further calculation

= [(-7) + (-9)]/ 25

= -16/25

(vi) -7/26 and 7/-26

It can be written as

= – 7/26 + -7/26

By further calculation

= [(-7) + (-7)]/ 26

= – 14/26

= -7/13

**2. Add:**

**(i) -2/5 and 3/7**

**(ii) -5/6 and 4/9**

**(iii) â€“ 3 and 2/3**

**(iv) -5/9 and 7/18**

**(v) -7/24 and -5/48**

**(vi) 1/-18 and 5/-27**

**(vii) -9/25 and 1/-75 **

**(viii) 13/-16 and -11/24**

**(ix) -9/-16 and -11/8**

**Solution:**

(i) -2/5 and 3/7

It can be written as

= (-2 Ã— 7)/ (5 Ã— 7) + (3 Ã— 5)/ (7 Ã— 5)

LCM of 5 and 7 is 35

= -14/35 + 15/35

By further calculation

= (-14 + 15)/35

= 1/35

(ii) -5/6 and 4/9

It can be written as

= -5/6 + 4/9

LCM of 6 and 9 is 36

= (-5 Ã— 6)/ (6 Ã— 6) + (4 Ã— 4)/ (9 Ã— 4)

By further calculation

= -30/36 + 16/36

So we get

= (-30 + 16)/ 36

= -14/36

= – 7/18

(iii) â€“ 3 and 2/3

It can be written as

= -3/1 + 2/3

LCM of 1 and 3 is 3

= (- 3 Ã— 3)/ (1 Ã— 3) + (2 Ã— 1)/ (3 Ã— 1)

By further calculation

= -9/3 + 2/3

So we get

= (-9 + 2)/ 3

= -7/3

(iv) -5/9 and 7/18

It can be written as

= -5/9 + 7/18

LCM of 9 and 18 is 18

= (-5 Ã— 2)/ (9 Ã— 2) + (7 Ã— 1)/ (18 Ã— 1)

By further calculation

= -10/18 + 7/18

So we get

= (-10 + 7)/ 18

= – 3/18

= -1/6

(v) -7/24 and -5/48

It can be written as

= -7/24 + -5/48

LCM of 24 and 48 is 48

= (-7 Ã— 2)/ (24 Ã— 2) + (-5 Ã— 1)/ (48 Ã— 1)

By further calculation

= -14/48 + -5/48

So we get

= (-14 â€“ 5)/ 48

= – 19/48

(vi) 1/-18 and 5/-27

It can be written as

= – 1/18 + -5/27

LCM of 18 and 27 is 54

= (-1 Ã— 3)/ (18 Ã— 3) + (-5 Ã— 2)/ (27 Ã— 2)

By further calculation

= -3/54 + -10/54

So we get

= (- 3 â€“ 10)/ 54

= -13/54

(vii) -9/25 and 1/-75

It can be written as

= -9/25 + -1/75

LCM of 24 and 75 is 75

= (-9 Ã— 3)/ (25 Ã— 3) + (-1 Ã— 1)/ (75 Ã— 1)

By further calculation

= -27/75 + -1/75

So we get

= (-27 â€“ 1)/ 75

= -28/75

(viii) 13/-16 and -11/24

It can be written as

= -13/16 + -11/24

LCM of 16 and 24 is 48

= (-13 Ã— 3)/ (16 Ã— 3) + (-11 Ã— 2)/ (24 Ã— 2)

By further calculation

= -39/48 + -22/48

So we get

= (-39 â€“ 22)/ 48

= -61/48

(ix) -9/-16 and -11/8

It can be written as

= 9/16 + -11/8

LCM of 16 and 8 is 16

= (9 Ã— 1)/ (16 Ã— 1) + (-11 Ã— 2)/ (8 Ã— 2)

By further calculation

= 9/16 + -22/16

So we get

= (9 â€“ 22)/ 16

= -13/16

**3. Evaluate: **

**(i) -2/5 + 3/5 + -1/5**

**(ii) -8/9 + 4/9 + -2/9**

**(iii) 5/-24 + -1/8 + 3/16**

**(iv) -7/6 + 4/-15 + -4/-30**

**(v) -2 + 2/5 + -2/15**

**(vi) -11/12 + 5/16 + -3/8**

**Solution:**

(i) -2/5 + 3/5 + -1/5

It can be written as

= (-2 + 3 â€“ 1)/ 5

By further calculation

= 0/5

= 0

(ii) -8/9 + 4/9 + -2/9

It can be written as

= (-8 + 4 â€“ 2)/ 9

By further calculation

= (-10 + 4)/ 9

= -6/9

= -2/3

(iii) 5/-24 + -1/8 + 3/16

It can be written as

= -5/24 + -1/8 + 3/16

LCM of 8, 16 and 24 is 48

= (-5 Ã— 2)/ (24 Ã— 2) + (-1 Ã— 6)/ (8 Ã— 6) + (3 Ã— 3)/ (16 Ã— 3)

By further calculation

= -10/ 48 + -6/48 + 9/48

So we get

= (-10 â€“ 6 + 9)/ 48

= (-16 + 9)/ 48

= -7/48

(iv) -7/6 + 4/-15 + -4/-30

It can be written as

= -7/6 + -4/15 + 4/30

LCM of 6, 15 and 30 is 30

= (-7 Ã— 5)/ (6 Ã— 5) + (-4 Ã— 2)/ (15 Ã— 2) + (4 Ã— 1)/ (30 Ã— 1)

By further calculation

= -35/30 + -8/30 + 4/30

So we get

= (-35 â€“ 8 + 4)/ 30

= (-43 + 4)/ 30

= – 39/30

= -13/10

(v) -2 + 2/5 + -2/15

It can be written as

= -2/1 + 2/5 + -2/15

LCM of 1, 5 and 15 is 15

= (-2 Ã— 15)/ (1 Ã— 15) + (2 Ã— 3)/ (5 Ã— 3) + (-2 Ã— 1)/ (15 Ã— 1)

By further calculation

= -30/15 + 6/15 + -2/15

So we get

= (-30 + 6 â€“ 2)/ 15

= (-32 + 6)/ 15

= -26/15

(vi) -11/12 + 5/16 + -3/8

It can be written as

= -11/12 + 5/16 + -3/8

LCM of 12, 16 and 8 is 48

= (-11 Ã— 4)/ (12 Ã— 4) + (5 Ã— 3)/ (16 Ã— 3) + (-3 Ã— 6)/ (8 Ã— 6)

By further calculation

= -44/48 + 15/48 + -18/48

So we get

= (-44 + 15 â€“ 18)/ 48

= (-62 + 15)/ 48

= -47/ 48

**4. Evaluate: **

**(i) -11/18 + -3/9 + 2/-3**

**(ii) -9/4 + 13/3 +25/6**

**(iii) â€“ 5 + 5/-8 + -5/-12**

**(iv) -2/3 + 5/2 + 2**

**(v) 5 + -3/4 + -5/8 **

**Solution:**

(i) -11/18 + -3/9 + 2/-3

It can be written as

= – 11/18 + -3/9 + -2/3

LCM of 3, 9 and 18 is 18

= (-11 Ã— 1)/ (18 Ã— 1) + (-3 Ã— 2)/ (9 Ã— 2) + (-2 Ã— 6)/ (3 Ã— 6)

By further calculation

= -11/18 + -6/18 + -12/18

So we get

= (-11 â€“ 6 â€“ 12)/18

= -29/18

(ii) -9/4 + 13/3 +25/6

It can be written as

= -9/4 + 13/3 + 25/6

LCM of 4, 3 and 6 is 24

= (-9 Ã— 6)/ (4 Ã— 6) + (13 Ã— 8)/ (3 Ã— 8) + (25 Ã— 4)/ (6 Ã— 4)

By further calculation

= -54/24 + 104/24 + 100/24

So we get

= (-54 + 104 + 100)/ 24

= 150/24

= 25/4

= 6 1/4

(iii) â€“ 5 + 5/-8 + -5/-12

It can be written as

= -5/1 + -5/8 + 5/12

LCM of 1, 8 and 12 is 24

= (-5 Ã— 24)/ (1 Ã— 24) + (-5 Ã— 3)/ (8 Ã— 3) + (5 Ã— 2)/ (12 Ã— 2)

By further calculation

= -120/24 + -15/24 + 10/24

So we get

= (-120 â€“ 15 + 10)/24

= -125/24

(iv) -2/3 + 5/2 + 2

It can be written as

= -2/3 + 5/2 + 2/1

LCM of 3, 2 and 1 is 6

= (-2 Ã— 2)/ (3 Ã— 2) + (5 Ã— 3)/ (2 Ã— 3) + (2 Ã— 6)/ (1 Ã— 6)

By further calculation

= -4/6 + 15/6 + 12/6

So we get

= (-4 + 15 + 12)/ 6

= 23/6

= 3 5/6

(v) 5 + -3/4 + -5/8

It can be written as

= 5/1 + -3/4 + -5/8

LCM of 1, 4 and 8 is 8

= (5 Ã— 8)/ (1 Ã— 8) + (-3 Ã— 2)/ (4 Ã— 2) + (-5 Ã— 1)/ (8 Ã— 1)

By further calculation

= 40/8 + -6/8 + -5/8

So we get

= (40 â€“ 6 â€“ 5)/ 8

= (40 â€“ 11)/8

= 29/8

= 3 5/8

**5. Subtract:**

**(i) 2/9 from 5/9**

**(ii) -6/11 from -3/-11**

**(iii) -2/15 from -8/15**

**(iv) 11/18 from -5/18**

**(v) -4/11 from -2**

**Solution:**

(i) 2/9 from 5/9

It can be written as

= 5/9 â€“ 2/9

By further calculation

= (5 â€“ 2)/ 9

= 3/9

= 1/3

(ii) -6/11 from -3/-11

It can be written as

= 3/ 11 â€“ (-6/11)

By further calculation

= 3/11 + 6/11

So we get

= (3 + 6)/ 11

= 9/11

(iii) -2/15 from -8/15

It can be written as

= -8/15 â€“ (-2/15)

By further calculation

= -8/15 + 2/15

So we get

= (-8 + 2)/ 15

= -6/ 15

= -2/5

(iv) 11/18 from -5/18

It can be written as

= -5/18 â€“ 11/18

By further calculation

= (-5 â€“ 11)/ 18

So we get

= -16/18

= -8/9

(v) -4/11 from -2

It can be written as

= -2/1 â€“ (-4/11)

LCM of 1 and 11 is 11

= (- 2 Ã— 11)/ (1 Ã— 11) + (4 Ã— 1)/ (11 Ã— 1)

By further calculation

= -22/11 + 4/11

So we get

= (-22 + 4)/ 11

= -18/11

**6. Subtract:**

**(i) -3/10 from 1/5**

**(ii) -6/25 from -8/5**

**(iii) -7/4 from -2**

**(iv) -16/21 from 1**

**(v) -8/15 from 0**

**(vi) 0 from -3/8**

**(vii) -2 from -3/10**

**(viii) 5/8 from -5/16**

**(ix) 4 from -3/13**

**Solution:**

(i) -3/10 from 1/5

It can be written as

= 1/5 â€“ (-3/10)

LCM of 5 and 10 is 10

= (1 Ã— 2)/ (5 Ã— 2) + 3/10

By further calculation

= 2/10 + 3/10

So we get

= (2 + 3)/ 10

= 5/10

= 1/2

(ii) -6/25 from -8/5

It can be written as

= -8/5 â€“ (-6/25)

LCM of 5 and 25 is 25

= (-8 Ã— 5)/ (5 Ã— 5) + 6/25

By further calculation

= -40/25 + 6/25

So we get

= (-40 + 6)/ 25

= -34/25

(iii) -7/4 from -2

It can be written as

= (-2/1) â€“ (-7/4)

LCM of 1 and 4 is 4

= (-2 Ã— 4)/ (1 Ã— 4) + 7/4

= -8/4 + 7/4

By further calculation

= (-8 + 7)/ 4

= -1/4

(iv) -16/21 from 1

It can be written as

= 1/1 â€“ (-16/21)

= 1/1 + 16/21

By further calculation

= (21 + 16)/ 21

So we get

= (21 + 16)/21

= 37/21

= 1 16/21

(v) -8/15 from 0

It can be written as

= 0 â€“ (-8/15)

By further calculation

= 0 + 8/15

= 8/15

(vi) 0 from -3/8

It can be written as

= -3/8 â€“ 0

= -3/8

(vii) -2 from -3/10

It can be written as

= -3/10 â€“ (-2/1)

By further calculation

= -3/10 + 2/1

So we get

= (-3 + 2 Ã— 10)/10

= 17/10

= 1 7/10

(viii) 5/8 from -5/16

It can be written as

= -5/16 â€“ 5/8

LCM of 8 and 16 is 16

= -5/16 â€“ (5 Ã— 2)/ (8 Ã— 2)

By further calculation

= -5/16 â€“ 10/16

So we get

= (-5 â€“ 10)/16

= – 15/16

(ix) 4 from -3/13

It can be written as

= 3/13 â€“ 4/1

LCM of 13 and 1 is 13

= (- 3 â€“ 4 Ã— 13)/ 13

By further calculation

= (-3 â€“ 52)/13

= -55/13

**7. The sum of two rational numbers is 11/24. If one of them is 3/8, find the other.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Sum of two rational numbers = 11/24

One of the rational number = 3/8

Other rational number = 11/24 â€“ 3/8

LCM of 24 and 8 is 24

= 11/24 â€“ (3 Ã— 3)/ (8 Ã— 3)

By further calculation

= 11/24 â€“ 9/24

So we get

= (11 â€“ 9)/ 24

= 2/24

= 1/12

**8. The sum of two rational numbers is -7/12. If one of them is 13/24, find the other.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Sum of two rational numbers = -7/12

One of the rational number = 13/24

Other rational number = -7/12 â€“ 13/24

LCM of 12 and 24 is 24

= (-7 Ã— 2)/ (12 Ã— 2) â€“ 13/24

By further calculation

= -14/24 â€“ 13/24

So we get

= (-14 â€“ 13)/ 24

= -27/24

= -9/8

**9. The sum of two rational numbers is -4. If one of them is -13/12, find the other.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Sum of two rational numbers = -4

One of the rational number = -13/12

Other rational number = – 4 â€“ (-13/12)

LCM of 1 and 12 is 12

= – 4 + 13/12

By further calculation

= (-4 Ã— 12 + 13)/ 12

So we get

= (-48 + 13)/ 12

= -35/12

**10. What should be added to -3/16 to get 11/24?**

**Solution:**

Consider x as the required rational number

Other number = -3/16

Sum of two numbers = 11/24

From the question

-3/16 + x = 11/24

By further calculation

x = 11/24 + 3/16

LCM of 16 and 24 is 48

x = (11 Ã— 2)/ (24 Ã— 2) + (3 Ã— 3)/ (16 Ã— 3)

So we get

x = 22/48 + 9/48

x = (22 + 9)/ 48 = 31/48

**11. What should be added to -3/5 to get 2?**

**Solution:**

Consider x as the required rational number

Other number = -3/5

Here the sum of two numbers is 2

From the question

-3/5 + x = 2

By further calculation

x = 2 + 3/5

LCM of 1 and 5 is 5

x = (2 Ã— 5 + 3)/ 5

So we get

= (10 + 3)/ 5

= 13/5

= 2 3/5

**12. What should be subtracted from -4/5 to get 1?**

**Solution:**

Consider x as the required rational number

Other number = -4/5

Here the difference between two numbers is 1

From the question

-4/5 â€“ x = 1

By further calculation

-4/5 â€“ 1 = x

So we get

x = (-4 â€“ 1 Ã— 5)/ 5

x = (-4 â€“ 5)/ 5 = -9/5

**13. The sum of two numbers is -6/5. If one of them is -2, find the other.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Sum of two numbers = -6/5

One of the numbers = -2

Other number = -6/5 â€“ (-2/1)

LCM of 1 and 5 is 5

= – 6/5 â€“ (2 Ã— 5)/ (1 Ã— 5)

By further calculation

= (-6 + 10)/ 5

= 4/5

**14. What should be added to -7/12 to get 3/8?**

**Solution:**

Consider x as the required rational number

Other rational number = -7/12

Sum of two numbers = 3/8

Using the question

-7/12 + x = 3/8

So we get

x = 3/8 â€“ (-7/12)

LCM of 8 and 12 is 24

x = (3 Ã— 3)/ (8 Ã— 3) + (7 Ã— 2)/ (12 Ã— 2)

By further calculation

= 9/24 + 14/24

So we get

= (9 + 14)/ 24 = 23/34

**15. What should be subtracted from 5/9 to get 9/5?**

**Solution:**

Consider x as the first number

Other number is 5/9

Here the difference between two numbers is 9/5

Using the question

5/9 â€“ x = 9/5

So we get

x = 5/9 â€“ 9/5

LCM of 9 and 5 is 45

x = (5 Ã— 5)/ (9 Ã— 5) â€“ (9 Ã— 9)/ (5 Ã— 9)

By further calculation

x = 25/45 â€“ 81/45

x = (25 – 81)/ 45 = – 56/45