# Selina Solutions Concise Maths Class 7 Chapter 3: Fraction (Including Problems) Exercise 3E

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1. A line AB is of length 6 cm. Another line CD is of length 15 cm. What fraction is:

(i) the length of AB to that of CD?

(ii) ½ the length of AB to that of 1/3 of CD?

(iii) 1/5 of CD to that of AB?

Solution:

It is given that

Length of AB = 6 cm

Length of CD = 15 cm

(i) The length of AB to that of CD

= 6/15

= 2/5

(ii) ½ the length of AB to that of 1/3 of CD

1/2 of AB = 1/2 × 6 = 3 cm

1/3 of CD = 1/3 × 15 = 5 cm

So ½ the length of AB to that of 1/3 of CD = 3/5

(iii) 1/5 of CD to that of AB

1/5 of CD = 1/5 × 15 = 3 cm

1/5 of CD to that of AB = 3/6 = 1/2

2. Subtract (2/7 – 5/21) from the sum of 3/4, 5/7 and 7/12.

Solution:

We can write it as

(3/4 + 5/7 + 7/12) – (2/7 – 5/21)

LCM of 4, 7 and 12 is 84 and 7 and 21 is 21

= [(63 + 60 + 49)/ 84] – [(6 – 5)/ 21]

By further calculation

= 172/84 – 1/21

LCM of 21 and 84 is 84

= (172 – 4)/ 84

= 168/ 84

= 2

3. From a sack of potatoes weighing 120 kg, a merchant sells portions weighing 6 kg, 5 ¼ kg, 9 ½ kg and 9 ¾ kg respectively.

(i) How many kg did he sell?

(ii) How many kg are still left in the sack?

Solution:

Weight of potato = 120 kg

(i) Potatoes sold by merchant = 6 kg + 5 ¼ kg + 9 ½ kg + 9 ¾ kg

It can be written as

= (6 + 21/4 + 19/2 + 39/4) kg

LCM of 1, 4 and 2 is 4

= (24 + 21 + 38 + 39)/ 4

By further calculation

= 122/4

= 61/2 kg

= 30 ½ kg

(ii) Potatoes left in the sack = 120 kg – 30 ½ kg

It can be written as

= (120/ 1 – 61/2) kg

By further calculation

= (240 – 61)/ 2

So we get

= 179/2 kg

= 89 ½ kg

4. If a boy works for six consecutive days for 8 hours, 7 ½ hours, 8 ¼ hours, 6 ¼ hours, 6 ¾ hours and 7 hours respectively, how much money will he earn at the rate of ₹ 36 per hour?

Solution:

Hours worked by a boy for six consecutive days = 8 hours + 7 ½ hours + 8 ¼ hours + 6 ¼ hours + 6 ¾ hours + 7 hours

It can be written as

= (8 + 15/2 + 33/4 + 25/4 + 27/4 + 7) hours

LCM of 2 and 4 is 4

= (32 + 30 + 33 + 25 + 27 + 28)/ 4 hours

So we get

= 175/4 hours

= 43 ¾ hours

He earned ₹ 36 per hour

So the total earnings = 175/4 × 36

We get

= 175 × 9

= ₹ 1575

5. A student bought 4 1/3 m of yellow ribbon, 6 1/6 m of red ribbon and 3 2/9 m of blue ribbon decorating a room. How many metres of ribbon did he buy?

Solution:

It is given that

Length of yellow ribbon = 4 1/3 m = 13/3 m

Length of red ribbon = 6 1/6 m = 37/6 m

Length of blue ribbon = 3 2/9 m = 29/9 m

So the total length = 13/3 + 37/6 + 29/9

LCM of 3, 6 and 9 is 18

= (78 + 111 + 58)/ 18

So we get

= 247/ 18

= 13 13/18 m

6. In a business, Ram and Deepak invest 3/5 and 2/5 of the total investment. If ₹ 40, 000 is the total investment, calculate the amount invested by each.

Solution:

It is given that

Total investment = ₹ 40, 000

Ram’s investment = 3/5 of ₹ 40, 000

It can be written as

= 3/5 × 40, 000

By further calculation

= 3 × 8000

= ₹ 24, 000

Deepak’s investment = 2/5 of ₹ 40, 000

It can be written as

= 2/5 × 40, 000

By further calculation

= 2 × 8000

= ₹ 16, 000

7. Geeta had 30 problems for home work. She worked out 2/3 of them. How many problems were still left to be worked out by her?

Solution:

Number of problems Geeta had for home work = 30

Number of problems worked out by Geeta = 2/3 of 30

We can write it as

= 2/3 × 30

= 20

Number of problems still left to be worked out by her = 30 – 20 = 10

8. A picture was marked at ₹ 90. It was sold at 3/4 of its marked price. What was the sale price?

Solution:

It is given that

Marked price of picture = ₹ 90

Sale price of picture = ¾ of ₹ 90

We can write it as

= ¾ × 90

= ₹ 270/4

= ₹ 67 ½

= ₹ 67.50

9. Mani had sent fifteen parcels of oranges. What was the total weight of the parcels, if each weighed 10 ½ kg?

Solution:

Number of parcels = 15

Weight of each parcel = 10 ½ kg = 21/2 kg

So the total weight of parcels = 15 of 21/2 kg

We can write it as

= 21/2 × 15 kg

By further calculation

= 315/2

= 157 ½ kg

= 157.5 kg

10. A rope is 25 ½ m long. How many pieces each of 1 ½ m length can be cut out from it?

Solution:

Length of rope = 25 ½ m = 51/2 m

Length of each piece = 1 ½ m = 3/2 m

So the number of pieces = 51/2 ÷ 3/2

We can write it as

= 51/2 × 2/3

= 17 pieces

11. The heights of two vertical poles, above the earth’s surface, are 14 ¼ m and 22 1/3 m respectively. How much higher is the second pole as compared with the height of the first pole?

Solution:

It is given that

Height of first pole above the earth’s surface = 14 ¼ m

Height of second pole above the earth’s surface = 22 1/3 m

So height of second pole when compared to first pole = 22 1/3 – 14 1/4

We can write it as

= 67/3 – 57/4

LCM of 3 and 4 is 12

= (268 – 171)/ 12

By further calculation

= 97/12 m

= 8 1/12 m

12. Vijay weighed 65 ½ kg. He gained 1 2/5 kg during the first week, 1 ¼ kg during the second week, but lost 5/16 kg during the third week. What was his weight after the third week?

Solution:

It is given that

Weight of Vijay = 65 ½ kg

Weight gained during first week = 1 2/5 kg

Weight gained during second week = 1 ¼ kg

Weight lost during third week = 5/16 kg

So the weight of Vijay after third week = 65 ½ + 1 2/5 + 1 ¼ – 5/16

It can be written as

= 131/2 + 7/5 + 5/4 – 5/16

LCM of 2, 5, 4 and 16 is 8-

= (5240 + 112 + 100 – 25)/ 80

By further calculation

= (5452 – 25)/ 80

= 5427/80 kg

= 67 67/80 kg

13. A man spends 2/5 of his salary on food and 3/10 on house rent, electricity, etc. What fraction of his salary is still left with him?

Solution:

Consider salary of man = ₹ 1

Salary spent on food = 2/5 of ₹ 1 = ₹ 2/5

Salary spent on house rent = 3/10 of ₹ 1 = ₹ 3/10

So the total salary spent = 2/5 + 3/10

LCM of 5 and 10 is 10

= (4 + 3)/ 10

= 7/10

Salary still left with him = 1 – 7/10

LCM of 1 and 10 is 10

= (10 – 7)/ 10

= 3/10

14. A man spends 2/5 of his salary on food and 3/10 of the remaining on house rent, electricity, etc. What fraction of his salary is still left with him?

Solution:

Consider ₹ 1 as the total salary

Salary spent on food = 2/5 of ₹ 1 = ₹ 2/5

So the remaining salary = 1 – 2/5

It can be written as

= (5 – 2)/ 5

= ₹ 3/5

Salary spent on house rent = 3/10 of 3/5 = ₹ 9/50

So the remaining salary = 3/5 – 9/50

LCM of 5 and 50 is 50

= (30 – 9)/ 50

= ₹ 21/50

15. Shyam bought a refrigerator for ₹ 5,000. He paid 1/10 of the price in cash and the rest in 12 equal monthly instalments. How much had he to pay each month?

Solution:

Total cost of refrigerator = ₹ 5000

Cash paid = 1/10 of ₹ 5000

= 1/10 × 5000

= ₹ 500

So the balance amount = 5000 – 500 = ₹ 4500

Number of instalments = 12

So the amount to be paid each month = 4500 ÷ 12

We can write it as

= 4500 × 1/12

= ₹ 375