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Exercise 7.1

**1. An alloy consists of 27 ½ kg of copper and 2 ¾ kg of tin. Find the ratio by weight of tin to the alloy.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Copper = 27 ½ kg = 55/2 kg

Tin = 2 ¾ kg = 11/4 kg

We know that

Total alloy = 55/2 + 11/4

Taking LCM

= (110 + 11)/ 4

= 121/4 kg

Here

Ratio between tin and alloy = 11/4 kg: 121/4 kg

So we get

= 11: 121

= 1: 11

**2. Find the compounded ratio of:**

**(i) 2: 3 and 4: 9**

**(ii) 4: 5, 5: 7 and 9: 11**

**(iii) (a – b): (a + b), (a + b) ^{2}: (a^{2} + b^{2}) and (a^{4} – b^{4}): (a^{2} – b^{2})^{2}**

**Solution:**

(i) 2: 3 and 4: 9

We know that

Compound ratio = 2/3 × 4/9

= 8/27

= 8: 27

(ii) 4: 5, 5: 7 and 9: 11

We know that

Compound ratio = 4/5 × 5/7 × 9/11

= 36/77

= 36: 77

(iii) (a – b): (a + b), (a + b)^{2}: (a^{2} + b^{2}) and (a^{4} – b^{4}): (a^{2} – b^{2})^{2}

We know that

Compound ratio = (a – b)/ (a + b) × (a + b)^{2}/ (a^{2} + b^{2}) × (a^{4} – b^{4})/ (a^{2} – b^{2})^{2}

By further calculation

= (a – b)/ (a + b) × [(a + b) (a + b)]/ (a^{2} + b^{2}) × [(a^{2} + b^{2}) (a + b) (a – b)]/ [(a + b)^{2} (a – b)^{2}]

So we get

= 1/1

= 1: 1

**3. Find the duplicate ratio of **

**(i) 2: 3**

**(ii) √5: 7**

**(iii) 5a: 6b**

**Solution:**

(i) 2: 3

We know that

Duplicate ratio of 2: 3 = 2^{2}: 3^{2} = 4: 9

(ii) √5: 7

We know that

Duplicate ratio of √5: 7 = √5^{2}: 7^{2} = 5: 49

(iii) 5a: 6b

We know that

Duplicate ratio of 5a: 6b = (5a)^{2}: (6b)^{2} = 25a^{2}: 36b^{2}

**4. Find the triplicate ratio of**

**(i) 3: 4**

**(ii) ½: 1/3**

**(iii) 1 ^{3}: 2^{3}**

**Solution:**

(i) 3: 4

We know that

Triplicate ratio of 3: 4 = 3^{3}: 4^{3} = 27: 64

(ii) ½: 1/3

We know that

Triplicate ratio of ½: 1/3 = (1/2)^{3}: (1/3)^{3} = 1/8: 1/27 = 27: 8

(iii) 1^{3}: 2^{3}

We know that

Triplicate ratio of 1^{3}: 2^{3} = (1^{3})^{3}: (2^{3})^{3} = 1^{3}: 8^{3} = 1: 512

**5. Find the sub-duplicate ratio of**

**(i) 9: 16**

**(ii) ¼: 1/9**

**(iii) 9a ^{2}: 49b^{2}**

**Solution:**

(i) 9: 16

We know that

Sub-duplicate ratio of 9: 16 = √9: √16 = 3: 4

(ii) ¼: 1/9

We know that

Sub-duplicate ratio of ¼: 1/9 = √1/4: √1/9

So we get

= ½: 1/3

= 3: 2

(iii) 9a^{2}: 49b^{2}

We know that

Sub-duplicate ratio of 9a^{2}: 49b^{2} = √9a^{2}: √49b^{2} = 3a: 7b

**6. Find the sub-triplicate ratio of**

**(i) 1: 216**

**(ii) 1/8: 1/125**

**(iii) 27a ^{3}: 64b^{3}**

**Solution:**

(i) 1: 216

We know that

Sub-triplicate ratio of 1: 216 = ∛1: ∛216

By further calculation

= (1^{3})^{1/3}: (6^{3})^{1/3}

= 1: 6

(ii) 1/8: 1/125

We know that

Sub-triplicate ratio of 1/8: 1/125 = (1/8)^{1/3}: (1/125)^{1/3}

It can be written as

= [(1/2)^{3}]^{1/3}: [(1/5)^{3}]^{1/3}

So we get

= ½: 1/5

= 5: 2

(iii) 27a^{3}: 64b^{3}

We know that

Sub-triplicate ratio of 27a^{3}: 64b^{3} = [(3a)^{3}]^{1/3}: [(4b)^{3}]^{1/3}

So we get

= 3a: 4b

**7. Find the reciprocal ratio of**

**(i) 4: 7**

**(ii) 3 ^{2}: 4^{2}**

**(iii) 1/9: 2**

**Solution:**

(i) 4: 7

We know that

Reciprocal ratio of 4: 7 = 7: 4

(ii) 3^{2}: 4^{2}

We know that

Reciprocal ratio of 3^{2}: 4^{2} = 4^{2}: 3^{2} = 16: 9

(iii) 1/9: 2

We know that

Reciprocal ratio of 1/9: 2 = 2: 1/9 = 18: 1

**8. Arrange the following ratios in ascending order of magnitude:**

**2: 3, 17: 21, 11: 14 and 5: 7**

**Solution:**

It is given that

2: 3, 17: 21, 11: 14 and 5: 7

We can write it in fractions as

2/3, 17/21, 11/14, 5/7

Here the LCM of 3, 21, 14 and 7 is 42

By converting the ratio as equivalent

2/3 = (2 × 14)/ (3 × 14) = 28/42

17/21 = (17 × 2)/ (21 × 2) = 34/ 42

11/14 = (11 × 3)/ (14 × 3) = 33/42

5/7 = (5 × 6)/ (7 × 6) = 30/42

Now writing it in ascending order

28/42, 30/42, 33/42, 34/42

By further simplification

2/3, 5/7, 11/14, 17/21

So we get

2: 3, 5: 7, 11: 14 and 17: 21

**9. (i) If A: B = 2: 3, B: C = 4: 5 and C: D = 6: 7, find A: D.**

**(ii) If x: y = 2: 3 and y: z = 4: 7, find x: y: z.**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

A: B = 2: 3, B: C = 4: 5 and C: D = 6: 7

We can write it as

A/ B = 2/3, B/C = 4/5, C/D = 6/7

By multiplication

A/B × B/C × C/D = 2/3 × 4/5 × 6/7

So we get

A/D = 16/35

A: D = 16: 35

(ii) We know that the LCM of y terms 3 and 4 is 12

Now making equals of y as 12

x/y = 2/3 = (2 × 4)/ (3 × 4) = 8/12 = 8: 12

y/z = 4/7 × 3/3 = 12/21 = 12: 21

So x: y: z = 8: 12: 21

**10. (i) If A: B = 1/4: 1/5 and B: C = 1/7: 1/6, find A: B: C.**

**(ii) If 3A = 4B = 6C, find A: B: C**

**Solution:**

(i) We know that

A: B = 1/4 × 5/1 = 5/4

B: C = 1/7 × 6/1 = 6/7

Here the LCM of B terms 4 and 6 is 12

Now making terms of B as 12

A/B = (5 × 3)/ (4 × 3) = 15/12 = 15: 12

B/C = (6 × 2)/ (7 × 2) = 12/14 = 12: 14

So A: B: C = 15: 12: 14

(ii) It is given that

3A = 4B

We can write it as

A/B = 4/3

A: B = 4: 3

Similarly 4B = 6C

We can write it as

B/C = 6/4 = 3/2

B: C = 3: 2

So we get

A: B: C = 4: 3: 2

**11. (i) If 3x + 5y/ 3x – 5y = 7/3, find x: y.**

**(ii) If a: b = 3: 11, find (15a – 3b): (9a + 5b).**

**Solution:**

(i) 3x + 5y/ 3x – 5y = 7/3

By cross multiplication

9x + 15y = 21x – 35y

By further simplification

21x – 9x = 15y + 35y

12x = 50y

So we get

x/y = 50/12 = 25/6

Therefore, x: y = 25: 6

(ii) It is given that

a: b = 3: 11

a/b = 3/11

It is given that

(15a – 3b)/ (9a + 5b)

Now dividing both numerator and denominator by b

= [15a/b – 3b/b]/ [9a/b + 5b/b]

By further calculation

= [15a/b – 3]/ [9a/b + 5]

Substituting the value of a/ b

= [15 × 3/11 – 3]/ [9 × 3/11 + 5]

So we get

= [45/11 – 3]/ [27/11 + 5]

Taking LCM

= [(45 – 33)/ 11]/ [(27 + 55)/ 11]

= 12/11/ 82/11

We can write it as

= 12/11 × 11/82

= 12/82

= 6/41

Hence, (15a – 3b): (9a + 5b) = 6: 41.

**12. (i) If (4x ^{2} + xy): (3xy – y^{2}) = 12: 5, find (x + 2y): (2x + y).**

**(ii) If y (3x – y): x (4x + y) = 5: 12. Find (x ^{2} + y^{2}): (x + y)^{2}.**

**Solution:**

(i) (4x^{2} + xy): (3xy – y^{2}) = 12: 5

We can write it as

(4x^{2} + xy)/ (3xy – y^{2}) = 12/ 5

By cross multiplication

20x^{2} + 5xy = 36xy – 12y^{2}

20x^{2} + 5xy – 36xy + 12y^{2} = 0

20x^{2} – 31xy + 12y^{2} = 0

Now divide the entire equation by y^{2}

20x^{2}/y^{2} – 31xy/y^{2} + 12y^{2}/y^{2} = 0

So we get

20 (x/y)^{2} – 31 (x/y) + 12 = 0

20 (x/y)^{2} – 15(x/y) – 16 (x/y) + 12 = 0

Taking common terms

5 (x/y) [4 (x/y) – 3] – 4 [4 (x/y) – 3] = 0

[4 (x/y) – 3] [5 (x/y) – 4] = 0Here 4 (x/y) – 3 = 0

4 (x/y) = 3

So we get x/y = ¾

Similarly 5 (x/y) – 4 = 0

5 (x/y) = 4

So we get x/y = 4/5

Now dividing by y

(x + 2y)/ (2x + y) = (x/y + 2)/ (2 x/y + 1)

(a) If x/y = 3/4, then

= (x/y + 2)/ (2 x/y + 1)

Substituting the values

= (3/4 + 2)/ (2 × 3/4 + 1)

By further calculation

= 11/4/ (3/2 + 1)

= 11/4/ 5/2

= 11/4 × 2/5

= 11/10

So we get

(x + 2y): (2x + y) = 11: 10

(b) If x/y = 4/5 then

(x + 2y)/ (2x + y) = [x/y + 2]/ [2 x/y + 1]

Substituting the value of x/y

= [4/5 + 2]/ [2 × 4/5 + 1]

So we get

= 14/5/ [8/5 + 1]

= 14/5/ 13/5

= 14/5 × 5/13

= 14/13

We get

(x + 2y)/ (2x + y) = 11/10 or 14/13

(x + 2y): (2x + y) = 11: 10 or 14: 13

(ii) y (3x – y): x (4x + y) = 5: 12

It can be written as

(3xy – y^{2})/ (4x^{2} + xy) = 5/12

By cross multiplication

36xy – 12y^{2} = 20x^{2} + 5xy

20x^{2} + 5xy – 36xy + 12y^{2} = 0

20x^{2} – 31xy + 12y^{2} = 0

Divide the entire equation by y^{2}

20x^{2}/y^{2} – 31 xy/y^{2} + 12y^{2}/y^{2} = 0

20(x^{2}/y^{2}) – 31 (xy/y^{2}) + 12 = 0

We can write it as

20(x^{2}/y^{2}) – 15 (x/y) – 16 (x/y) + 12 = 0

Taking common terms

5 (x/y) [4 (x/y) – 3] – 4 [4 (x/y) – 3] = 0

[4 (x/y) – 3] [5 (x/y) – 4] = 0Here

4 (x/y) – 3 = 0

So we get

4 (x/y) = 3

x/y = 3/4

Similarly

5 (x/y) – 4 = 0

So we get

5 (x/y) = 4

x/y = 4/5

(a) x/y = 3/4

We know that

(x^{2} + y^{2}): (x + y)^{2} = (x^{2} + y^{2})/ (x + y)^{2}

Dividing both numerator and denominator by y^{2}

= (x^{2}/y^{2} + y^{2}/y^{2})/ [1/y^{2} (x + y)^{2}]

= (x^{2}/ y^{2} + 1) (x/y + 1)^{2}

Substituting the value of x/y

= [(3/4)^{2} + 1]/ [3/4 + 1]^{2}

By further calculation

= (9/16 + 1)/ (7/4)^{2}

So we get

= 25/16/ 49/16

= 25/16 × 16/49

= 25/49

So we get

(x^{2} + y^{2}): (x + y)^{2} = 25: 49

(b) x/y = 4/5

We know that

(x^{2} + y^{2}): (x + y)^{2} = (x^{2} + y^{2})/ (x + y)^{2}

Dividing both numerator and denominator by y^{2}

= (x^{2}/y^{2} + y^{2}/y^{2})/ [1/y^{2} (x + y)^{2}]

= (x^{2}/ y^{2} + 1) (x/y + 1)^{2}

Substituting the value of x/y

= [(4/5)^{2} + 1]/ [4/5 + 1]^{2}

By further calculation

= (16/25 + 1)/ (9/5)^{2}

So we get

= 41/25/ 81/25

= 41/25 × 25/81

= 41/81

So we get

(x^{2} + y^{2}): (x + y)^{2} = 41: 81

**13. (i) If (x – 9): (3x + 6) is the duplicate ratio of 4: 9, find the value of x.
(ii) If (3x + 1): (5x + 3) is the triplicate ratio of 3: 4, find the value of x.**

**(iii) If (x + 2y): (2x – y) is equal to the duplicate ratio of 3: 2, find x: y.**

**Solution:**

(i) (x – 9)/ (3x + 6) = (4/9)^{2}

So we get

(x – 9)/ (3x + 6) = 16/81

By cross multiplication

81x – 729 = 48x + 96

81x – 48x = 96 + 729

So we get

33x = 825

x = 825/33 = 25

(ii) (3x + 1)/ (5x + 3) = 3^{3}/ 4^{3}

So we get

(3x + 1)/ (5x + 3) = 27/64

By cross multiplication

64 (3x + 1) = 27 (5x + 3)

192x + 64 = 135x + 81

192x – 135x = 81 – 64

57x = 17

So we get

x = 17/57

(iii) (x + 2y)/ (2x – y) = 3^{2}/ 2^{2}

So we get

(x + 2y)/ (2x – y) = 9/4

By cross multiplication

9 (2x – y) = 4 (x + 2y)

18x – 9y = 4x + 8y

18x = 4x = 8y + 9y

So we get

14x = 17y

x/y = 17/14

x: y = 17: 14

**14. (i) Find two numbers in the ratio of 8: 7 such that when each is decreased by 12 ½, they are in the ratio 11: 9.**

**(ii) The income of a man is increased in the ratio of 10: 11. If the increase in his income is Rs 600 per month, find his new income.**

**Solution:**

(i) Ratio = 8: 7

Consider the numbers as 8x and 7x

Using the condition

[8x – 25/2]/ [7x – 25/2] = 11/9Taking LCM

[(16x – 25)/ 2]/ [(14x – 25)/ 2] = 11/9By further calculation

[(16x – 25) × 2]/ [2 (14x – 25)] = 11/9(16x – 25)/ (14x – 25) = 11/9

By cross multiplication

154x – 275 = 144x – 225

154x – 144x = 275 – 225

10x = 50

x = 50/10 = 5

So the numbers are

8x = 8 × 5 = 40

7x = 7 × 5 = 35

(ii) Consider the present income = 10x

Increased income = 11x

So the increase per month = 11x – 10x = x

Here x = Rs 600

New income = 11x = 11 × 600 = Rs 6600

**15. (i) A woman reduces her weight in the ratio 7: 5. What does her weight become if originally it was 91 kg.**

**(ii) A school collected Rs 2100 for charity. It was decided to divide the money between an orphanage and a blind school in the ratio of 3: 4. How much money did each receive?**

**Solution:**

(i) Ratio of original and reduced weight of woman = 7: 5

Consider original weight = 7x

Reduced weight = 5x

Here original weight = 91 kg

So the reduced weight = (91 × 5x)/ 7x = 65 kg

(ii) Amount collected for charity = Rs 2100

Here the ratio between orphanage and a blind school = 3: 4

Sum of ratios = 3 + 4 = 7

We know that

Orphanage schools share = 2100 × 3/7 = Rs 900

Blind schools share = 2100 × 4/7 = Rs 1200

**16. (i) The sides of a triangle are in the ratio 7: 5: 3 and its perimeter is 30 cm. Find the lengths of sides.**

**(ii) If the angles of a triangle are in the ratio 2: 3: 4, find the angles.**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

Perimeter of triangle = 30 cm

Ratio among sides = 7: 5: 3

Here the sum of ratios = 7 + 5 + 3 = 15

We know that

Length of first side = 30 × 7/15 = 14 cm

Length of second side = 30 × 5/15 = 10 cm

Length of third side = 30 × 3/15 = 6 cm

Therefore, the sides are 14 cm, 10 cm and 6 cm.

(ii) We know that

Sum of all the angles of a triangle = 180^{0}

Here the ratio among angles = 2: 3: 4

Sum of ratios = 2 + 3 + 4 = 9

So we get

First angle = 180 × 2/9 = 40^{0}

Second angle = 180 × 3/9 = 60^{0}

Third angle = 180 × 4/9 = 80^{0}

Hence, the angles are 40^{0}, 60^{0} and 80^{0}.

**17. Three numbers are in the ratio 1/2: 1/3: ¼. If the sum of their squares is 244, find the numbers.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Ratio of three numbers = 1/2: 1/3: 1/4

= (6: 4: 3)/ 12

= 6: 4: 3

Consider first number = 6x

Second number = 4x

Third number = 3x

So based on the condition

(6x)^{2} + (4x)^{2} + (3x)^{2} = 244

36x^{2} + 16x^{2} + 9x^{2} = 244

So we get

61x^{2} = 244

x^{2} = 244/61 = 4 = 2^{2}

x = 2

Here

First number = 6x = 6 × 2 = 12

Second number = 4x = 4 × 2 = 8

Third number = 3x = 3 × 2 = 6

**18. (i) A certain sum was divided among A, B and C in the ratio 7: 5: 4. If B got Rs 500 more than C, find the total sum divided.**

**(ii) In a business, A invests Rs 50000 for 6 months, B Rs 60000 for 4 months and C Rs 80000 for 5 months. If they together earn Rs 18800 find the share of each.**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

Ratio between A, B and C = 7: 5: 4

Consider A share = 7x

B share = 5x

C share = 4x

So the total sum = 7x + 5x + 4x = 16x

Based on the condition

5x – 4x = 500

x = 500

So the total sum = 16x = 16 × 500 = Rs 8000

(ii) 6 months investment of A = Rs 50000

1 month investment of A = 50000 × 6 = Rs 300000

4 months investment of B = Rs 60000

1 month investment of B = 60000 × 4 = Rs 240000

5 months investment of C = Rs 80000

1 month investment of C = 80000 × 5 = Rs 400000

Here the ratio between their investments = 300000: 240000: 400000

= 30: 24: 40

Sum of ratio = 30 = 24 + 40 = 94

Total earnings = Rs 18800

So we get

A share = 30/94 × 18800 = Rs 6000

B share = 24/94 × 18800 = Rs 4800

C share = 40/94 = 18800 = Rs 8000

**19. (i) In a mixture of 45 litres, the ratio of milk to water is 13: 2. How much water must be added to this mixture to make the ratio of milk to water as 3: 1?**

**(ii) The ratio of the number of boys to the numbers of girls in a school of 560 pupils is 5: 3. If 10 new boys are admitted, find how many new girls may be admitted so that the ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls may change to 3: 2.**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

Mixture of milk to water = 45 litres

Ratio of milk to water = 13: 2

Sum of ratio = 13 + 2 = 15

Here the quantity of milk = (45 × 13)/ 15 = 39 litres

Quantity of water = 45 × 2/15 = 6 litres

Consider x litre of water to be added, then water = (6 + x) litres

Here the new ratio = 3: 1

39: (6 + x) = 3: 1

We can write it as

39/ (6 + x) = 3/1

By cross multiplication

39 = 18 + 3x

3x = 39 – 18 = 21

x = 21/3 = 7 litres

Hence, 7 litres of water is to be added to the mixture.

(ii) It is given that

Ratio between boys and girls = 5: 3

Number of pupils = 560

So the sum of ratios = 5 + 3 = 8

We know that

Number of boys = 5/8 × 560 = 350

Number of girls = 3/8 × 560 = 210

Number of new boys admitted = 10

So the total number of boys = 350 + 10 = 360

Consider x as the number of girls admitted

Total number of girls = 210 + x

Based on the condition

360: 210 + x = 3: 2

We can write it as

360/ 210 + x = 3/2

By cross multiplication

630 + 3x = 720

3x = 720 – 630 = 90

So we get

x = 90/3 = 30

Hence, 30 new girls are to be admitted.

**20. (i) The monthly pocket money of Ravi and Sanjeev are in the ratio 5: 7. Their expenditures are in the ratio 3: 5. If each saves Rs 80 per month, find their monthly pocket money.**

**(ii) In class X of a school, the ratio of the number of boys to that of the girls is 4: 3. If there were 20 more boys and 12 less girls, then the ratio would have been 2: 1. How many students were there in the class?**

**Solution:**

(i) Consider the monthly pocket money of Ravi and Sanjeev as 5x and 7x

Their expenditure is 3y and 5y respectively.

5x – 3y = 80 …… (1)

7x – 5y = 80 …… (2)

Now multiply equation (1) by 7 and (2) by 5

Subtracting both the equations

35x – 21y = 560

35x – 25y = 400

So we get

4y = 160

y = 40

In equation (1)

5x = 80 + 3 × 40 = 200

x = 40

Here the monthly pocket money of Ravi = 5 × 40 = 200

(ii) Consider x as the number of students in class

Ratio of boys and girls = 4: 3

Number of boys = 4x/7

Number of girls = 3x/7

Based on the problem

(4x/7 + 20): (3x/7 – 12) = 2: 1

We can write it as

(4x + 140)/ 7: (3x – 84)/ 7 = 2: 1

So we get

(4x + 140)/ 7 × 7/ (3x – 84) = 2/1

(4x + 140)/ (3x – 84) = 2/1

6x – 168 = 4x + 140

6x – 4x = 140 + 168

2x = 308

x = 308/2 = 154

Therefore, 154 students were there in the class.

**21. In an examination, the ratio of passes to failures was 4: 1. If 30 less had appeared and 20 less passed, the ratio of passes to failures would have been 5: 1. How many students appeared for the examination.**

**Solution:**

Consider number of passes = 4x

Number of failures = x

Total number of students appeared = 4x + x = 5x

In case 2

Number of students appeared = 5x – 30

Number of passes = 4x – 20

So the number of failures = (5x – 30) – (4x – 20)

By further calculation

= 5x – 30 – 4x + 20

= x – 10

Based on the condition

(4x – 20)/ (x – 10) = 5/1

By cross multiplication

5x – 50 = 4x – 20

5x – 4x = – 20 + 50

x = 30

No. of students appeared = 5x = 5 × 30 = 150

Exercise 7.2

**1. Find the value of x in the following proportions:**

**(i) 10: 35 = x: 42**

**(ii) 3: x = 24: 2**

**(iii) 2.5: 1.5 = x: 3**

**(iv) x: 50 :: 3: 2**

**Solution:**

(i) 10: 35 = x: 42

We can write it as

35 × x = 10 × 42

So we get

x = (10 × 42)/ 35

x = 2 × 6

x = 12

(ii) 3: x = 24: 2

We can write it as

x × 24 = 3 × 2

So we get

x = (3 × 2)/ 24

x = ¼

(iii) 2.5: 1.5 = x: 3

We can write it as

1.5 × x = 2.5 × 3

So we get

x = (2.5 × 3)/ 1.5

x = 5.0

(iv) x: 50 :: 3: 2

We can write it as

x × 2 = 50 × 3

So we get

x = (50 × 3)/ 2

x = 75

**2. Find the fourth proportional to**

**(i) 3, 12, 15**

**(ii) 1/3, 1/4, 1/5**

**(iii) 1.5, 2.5, 4.5**

**(iv) 9.6 kg, 7.2 kg, 28.8 kg**

**Solution:**

(i) 3, 12, 15

Consider x as the fourth proportional to 3, 12 and 15

3: 12 :: 15: x

We can write it as

3 × x = 12 × 15

So we get

x = (12 × 15)/ 3

x = 60

(ii) 1/3, 1/4, 1/5

Consider x as the fourth proportional to 1/3, 1/4 and 1/5

1/3: 1/4:: 1/5: x

We can write it as

1/3 × x = 1/4 × 1/5

So we get

x = 1/4 × 1/5 × 3/1

x = 3/20

(iii) 1.5, 2.5, 4.5

Consider x as the fourth proportional to 1,5, 2.5 and 4.5

1.5: 2.5 :: 4.5: x

We can write it as

1.5 × x = 2.5 × 4.5

So we get

x = (2.5 × 4.5)/ 1.5

x = 7.5

(iv) 9.6 kg, 7.2 kg, 28.8 kg

Consider x as the fourth proportional to 9.6, 7.2 and 28.8

9.6: 7.2 :: 28.8: x

We can write it as

9.6 × x = 7.2 × 28.8

So we get

x = (7.2 × 28.8)/ 9.6

x = 21.6

**3. Find the third proportional to**

**(i) 5, 10**

**(ii) 0.24, 0.6**

**(iii) Rs. 3, Rs. 12**

**(iv) 5 ¼ and 7.**

**Solution:**

(i) Consider x as the third proportional to 5, 10

5: 10 :: 10: x

It can be written as

5 × x = 10 × 10

x = (10 × 10)/ 5 = 20

Hence, the third proportional to 5, 10 is 20.

(ii) Consider x as the third proportional to 0.24, 0.6

0.24: 0.6 :: 0.6: x

It can be written as

0.24 × x = 0.6 × 0.6

x = (0.6 × 0.6)/ 0.24 = 1.5

Hence, the third proportional to 0.24, 0.6 is 1.5.

(iii) Consider x as the third proportional to Rs. 3 and Rs. 12

3: 12 :: 12: x

It can be written as

3 × x = 12 × 12

x = (12 × 12)/ 3 = 48

Hence, the third proportional to Rs. 3 and Rs. 12 is Rs. 48

(iv) Consider x as the third proportional to 5 ¼ and 7

5 ¼: 7 :: 7: x

It can be written as

21/4 × x = 7 × 7

x = (7 × 7 × 4)/ 21 = 28/3 = 9 1/3

Hence, the third proportional to 5 ¼ and 7 is 9 1/3.

**4. Find the mean proportion of:**

**(i) 5 and 80**

**(ii) 1/12 and 1/75**

**(iii) 8.1 and 2.5**

**(iv) (a – b) and (a ^{3} – a^{2}b), a ˃ b**

**Solution:**

(i) Consider x as the mean proportion of 5 and 80

5: x :: x: 80

It can be written as

x^{2} = 5 × 80 = 400

x = √400 = 20

Therefore, mean proportion of 5 and 80 is 20.

(ii) Consider x as the mean proportion of 1/12 and 1/75

1/12: x :: x: 1/75

It can be written as

x^{2} = 1/12 × 1/75 = 1/900

x = √1/900 = 1/30

Therefore, mean proportion of 1/12 and 1/75 is 1/30.

(iii) Consider x as the mean proportion of 8.1 and 2.5

8.1: x :: x: 2.5

It can be written as

x^{2} = 8.1 × 2.5 = 20.25

x = √20.25 = 4.5

Therefore, mean proportion of 8.1 and 2.5 is 4.5.

(iv) Consider x as the mean proportion of (a – b) and (a^{3} – a^{2}b), a ˃ b

(a – b): x :: (a^{3} – a^{2}b)

It can be written as

x^{2} = (a – b) (a^{3} – a^{2}b)

So we get

x^{2} = (a – b) a^{2} (a – b)

x^{2} = a^{2} (a – b)^{2}

Here

x = a (a – b)

Therefore, mean proportion of (a – b) and (a^{3} – a^{2}b), a ˃ b is a (a – b).

**5. If a, 12, 16 and b are in continued proportion find a and b.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

a, 12, 16 and b are in continued proportion

a/12 = 12/16 = 16/b

We know that

a/12 = 12/16

By cross multiplication

16a = 144

a = 144/16 = 9

Similarly

12/16 = 16/b

By cross multiplication

12b = 16 × 16 = 256

b = 256/12 = 64/3 = 21 1/3

Therefore, a = 9 and b = 64/3 or 21 1/3.

**6. What number must be added to each of the numbers 5, 11, 19 and 37 so that they are in proportion?**

**Solution:**

Consider x to be added to 5, 11, 19 and 37 to make them in proportion

5 + x: 11 + x :: 19 + x: 37 + x

It can be written as

(5 + x) (37 + x) = (11 + x) (19 + x)

By further calculation

185 + 5x + 37x + x^{2} = 209 + 11x + 19x + x^{2}

185 + 42x + x^{2} = 209 + 30x + x^{2}

So we get

42x – 30x + x^{2} – x^{2} = 209 – 185

12x = 24

x = 2

Hence, the least number to be added is 2.

**7. What number should be subtracted from each of the numbers 23, 30, 57 and 78 so that the remainders are in proportion?**

**Solution:**

Consider x be subtracted from each term

23 – x, 30 – x, 57 – x and 78 – x are proportional

It can be written as

23 – x: 30 – x :: 57 – x: 78 – x

(23 – x)/ (30 – x) = (57 – x)/ (78 – x)

By cross multiplication

(23 – x) (78 – x) = (30 – x) (57 – x)

By further calculation

1794 – 23x – 78x + x^{2} = 1710 – 30x – 57x + x^{2}

x^{2} – 101x + 1794 – x^{2} + 87x – 1710 = 0

So we get

– 14x + 84 = 0

14x = 84

x = 84/14 = 6

Therefore, 6 is the number to be subtracted from each of the numbers.

**8. If 2x – 1, 5x – 6, 6x + 2 and 15x – 9 are in proportion, find the value of x.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

2x – 1, 5x – 6, 6x + 2 and 15x – 9 are in proportion

We can write it as

(2x – 1) (15x – 9) = (5x – 6) (6x + 2)

By further calculation

30x^{2} – 18x – 15x + 9 = 30x^{2} + 10x – 36x – 12

30x^{2} – 33x + 9 = 30x^{2} – 26x – 12

30x^{2} – 33x – 30x^{2} + 26x = – 12 – 9

So we get

-7x = – 21

x = -21/-7 = 3

Therefore, the value of x is 3.

**9. If x + 5 is the mean proportion between x + 2 and x + 9, find the value of x.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

x + 5 is the mean proportion between x + 2 and x + 9

We can write it as

(x + 5)^{2} = (x + 2) (x + 9)

By further calculation

x^{2} + 10x + 25 = x^{2} + 11x + 18

x^{2} + 10x – x^{2} – 11x = 18 – 25

So we get

– x = – 7

x = 7

Hence, the value of x is 7.

**10. What number must be added to each of the numbers 16, 26 and 40 so that the resulting numbers may be in continued proportion?**

**Solution:**

Consider x be added to each number

16 + x , 26 + x and 40 + x are in continued proportion

It can be written as

(16 + x)/ (26 + x) = (26 + x)/ (40 + x)

By cross multiplication

(16 + x) (40 + x) = (26 + x) (26 + x)

On further calculation

640 + 16x + 40x + x^{2} = 676 + 26x + 26x + x^{2}

640 + 56x + x^{2} = 676 + 52x + x^{2}

56x + x^{2} – 52x – x^{2} = 676 – 640

So we get

4x = 36

x = 36/4 = 9

Hence, 9 is the number to be added to each of the numbers.

**11. Find two numbers such that the mean proportional between them is 28 and the third proportional to them is 224.**

**Solution:**

Consider a and b as the two numbers

It is given that 28 is the mean proportional

a: 28 :: 28: b

We get

ab = 28^{2} = 784

Here a = 784/b …… (1)

We know that 224 is the third proportional

a: b :: b: 224

So we get

b^{2} = 224a ….. (2)

Now by substituting the value of a in equation (2)

b^{2} = 224 × 784/b

So we get

b^{3} = 224 × 784

b^{3} = 175616 = 56^{3}

b = 56

By substituting the value of b in equation (1)

a = 784/56 = 14

Therefore, 14 and 56 are the two numbers.

**12. If b is the mean proportional between a and c, prove that a, c, a ^{2} + b^{2} and b^{2} + c^{2} are proportional.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

b is the mean proportional between a and c

We can write it as

b^{2} = a × c

b^{2} = ac ….. (1)

We know that

a, c, a^{2} + b^{2} and b^{2} + c^{2} are in proportion

It can be written as

a/c = (a^{2} + b^{2})/ (b^{2} + c^{2})

By cross multiplication

a (b^{2} + c^{2}) = c (a^{2} + b^{2})

Using equation (1)

a (ac + c^{2}) = c (a^{2} + ac)

So we get

ac (a + c) = a^{2}c + ac^{2}

Here ac (a + c) = ac (a + c) which is true.

Therefore, it is proved.

**13. If b is the mean proportional between a and c, prove that (ab + bc) is the mean proportional between (a ^{2} + b^{2}) and (b^{2} + c^{2}).**

**Solution:**

It is given that

b is the mean proportional between a and c

b^{2} = ac …. (1)

Here (ab + bc) is the mean proportional between (a^{2} + b^{2}) and (b^{2} + c^{2})

(ab + bc)^{2} = (a^{2} + b^{2}) (b^{2} + c^{2})

Consider LHS = (ab + bc)^{2}

Expanding using formula

= a^{2}b^{2} + b^{2}c^{2} + 2ab^{2}c

Using equation (1)

= a^{2} (ac) + ac (c)^{2} + 2a. ac. c

= a^{3}c + ac^{3} + 2a^{2}c^{2}

Taking ac as common

= ac (a^{2} + c^{2} + 2ac)

= ac (a + c)^{2}

RHS = (a^{2} + b^{2}) (b^{2} + c^{2})

Using equation (1)

= (a^{2} + ac) (ac + c^{2})

Taking common terms out

= a (a + c) c (a + c)

= ac (a + c)^{2}

Hence, LHS = RHS.

**14. If y is mean proportional between x and z, prove that xyz (x + y + z) ^{3} = (xy + yz + zx)^{3}.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

y is mean proportional between x and z

We can write it as

y^{2} = xz …… (1)

Consider

LHS = xyz (x + y + z)^{3}

It can be written as

= xz. y (x + y + z)^{3}

Using equation (1)

= y^{2} y (x + y + z)^{3}

= y^{3} (x + y + z)^{3}

So we get

= [y (x + y + z)]^{3}

By further calculation

= (xy + y^{2} + yz)^{3}

Using equation (1)

= (xy + yz + zx)^{3}

= RHS

Hence, it is proved.

**15. If a + c = mb and 1/b + 1/d = m/c, prove that a, b, c and d are in proportion.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

a + c = mb and 1/b + 1/d = m/c

a + c = mb

Dividing the equation by b

a/b + c/d = m ……. (1)

1/b + 1/d = m/c

Multiplying the equation by c

c/b + c/d = m …… (2)

Using equation (1) and (2)

a/b + c/b = c/b + c/d

So we get

a/b = c/d

Therefore, it is proved that a, b, c and d are in proportion.

**16. If x/a = y/b = z/c, prove that**

**Solution:**

It is given that

x/a = y/b = z/c

We can write it as

x = ak, y = bk and z = ck

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

**17. If a/b = c/d = e/f prove that:**

**(i) (b ^{2} + d^{2} + f^{2}) (a^{2} + c^{2} + e^{2}) = (ab + cd + ef)^{2}**

**Solution:**

Consider

a/b = c/d = e/f = k

So we get

a = bk, c = dk, e = fk

(i) LHS = (b^{2} + d^{2} + f^{2}) (a^{2} + c^{2} + e^{2})

We can write it as

= (b^{2} + d^{2} + f^{2}) (b^{2}k^{2} + d^{2}k^{2} + f^{2}k^{2})

Taking out the common terms

= (b^{2} + d^{2} + f^{2}) k^{2} (b^{2} + d^{2} + f^{2})

So we get

= k^{2} (b^{2} + d^{2} + f^{2})

RHS = (ab + cd + ef)^{2}

We can write it as

= (b. kb + dk. d + fk. f)^{2}

So we get

= (kb^{2} + kd^{2} + kf^{2})

Taking out common terms

= k^{2} (b^{2} + d^{2} + f^{2})^{2}

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

So we get

= bdf (k + 1 + k + 1 + k + 1)^{3}

By further calculation

= bdf (3k + 3)^{3}

= 27 bdf (k + 1)^{3}

RHS = 27 (a + b) (c + d) (e + f)

It can be written as

= 27 (bk + b) (dk + d) (fk + f)

Taking out the common terms

= 27 b (k + 1) d (k + 1) f (k + 1)

So we get

= 27 bdf (k + 1)^{3}

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

**18. If ax = by = cz; prove that**

**Solution:**

Consider ax = by = cz = k

It can be written as

x = k/a, y = k/b, z = k/c

**19. If a, b, c and d are in proportion, prove that:**

**(i) (5a + 7v) (2c – 3d) = (5c + 7d) (2a – 3b)**

**(ii) (ma + nb): b = (mc + nd): d**

**(iii)(a ^{4} + c^{4}): (b^{4} + d^{4}) = a^{2}c^{2}: b^{2}d^{2}**

**Solution:**

It is given that

a, b, c, d are in proportion

Consider a/b = c/d = k

a = b, c = dk

(i) LHS = (5a + 7b) (2c – 3d)

Substituting the values

= (5bk + 7b) (2dk – 3d)

Taking out the common terms

= k (5b + 7b) k (2d – 3d)

So we get

= k^{2} (12b) (-d)

= – 12 bd k^{2}

RHS = (5c + 7d) (2a – 3b)

Substituting the values

= (5dk + 7d) (2kb – 3b)

Taking out the common terms

= k (5d + 7d) k (2b – 3b)

So we get

= k^{2} (12d) (-b)

= – 12 bd k^{2}

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

(ii) (ma + nb): b = (mc + nd): d

We can write it as

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

(iii)(a^{4} + c^{4}): (b^{4} + d^{4}) = a^{2}c^{2}: b^{2}d^{2}

We can write it as

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

So we get

= d^{2} (1 + k^{2}) + b^{2} (1 + k^{2})

= (1 + k^{2}) (b^{2} + d^{2})

RHS = a^{2} + b^{2} + c^{2} + d^{2}

We can write it as

= b^{2}k^{2} + b^{2} + d^{2}k^{2} + d^{2}

Taking out the common terms

= b^{2} (k^{2} + 1) + d^{2} (k^{2} + 1)

= (k^{2} + 1) (b^{2} + d^{2})

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

**20. If x, y, z are in continued proportion, prove that:**

**(x + y) ^{2}/ (y + z)^{2} = x/z.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

x, y, z are in continued proportion

Consider x/y = y/z = k

So we get

y = kz

x = yk = kz × k = k^{2}z

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

**21. If a, b, c are in continued proportion, prove that:**

**Solution:**

It is given that

a, b, c are in continued proportion

Consider a/b = b/c = k

So we get

a = bk and b = ck ….. (1)

From equation (1)

a = (ck) k = ck^{2} and b = ck

We know that

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

**22. If a, b, c are in continued proportion, prove that:**

**(iii) a: c = (a ^{2} + b^{2}): (b^{2} + c^{2})**

**(iv) a ^{2}b^{2}c^{2} (a^{-4} + b^{-4} + c^{-4}) = b^{-2} (a^{4} + b^{4} + c^{4})**

**(v) abc (a + b + c) ^{3} = (ab + bc + ca)^{3}**

**(vi) (a + b + c) (a – b + c) = a ^{2} + b^{2} + c^{2}**

**Solution:**

It is given that

a, b, c are in continued proportion

So we get

a/b = b/c = k

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

(iii) a: c = (a^{2} + b^{2}): (b^{2} + c^{2})

We can write it as

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

(iv) a^{2}b^{2}c^{2} (a^{-4} + b^{-4} + c^{-4}) = b^{-2} (a^{4} + b^{4} + c^{4})

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

(v) LHS = abc (a + b + c)^{3}

We can write it as

= ck^{2}. ck. c [ck^{2} + ck + c]^{3}

Taking out the common terms

= c^{3} k^{3} [c (k^{2} + k + 1)]^{3}

So we get

= c^{3} k^{3}. c^{3} (k^{2} + k + 1)^{3}

= c^{6} k^{3} (k^{2} + k + 1)^{3}

RHS = (ab + bc + ca)^{3}

We can write it as

= (ck^{2}. ck + ck. c + c. ck^{2})^{3}

So we get

= (c^{2}k^{3} + c^{2}k + c^{2}k^{2})^{3}

= (c^{2}k^{3} + c^{2}k^{2} + c^{2}k)^{3}

Taking out the common terms

= [c^{2}k (k^{2} + k + 1)]^{3}

= c^{6}k^{3} (k^{2} + k + 1)^{3}

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

(vi) LHS = (a + b + c) (a – b + c)

We can write it as

= (ck^{2} + ck + c) (ck^{2} – ck + c)

Taking out the common terms

= c (k^{2} + k + 1) c (k^{2} – k + 1)

= c^{2} (k^{2} + k + 1) (k^{2} – k + 1)

So we get

= c^{2} (k^{4} + k^{2} + 1)

RHS = a^{2} + b^{2} + c^{2}

We can write it as

= (ck^{2})^{2} + (ck)^{2} + (c)^{2}

So we get

= c^{2}k^{4} + c^{2}k^{2} + c^{2}

Taking out the common terms

= c^{2} (k^{4} + k^{2} + 1)

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

**23. If a, b, c, d are in continued proportion, prove that:**

**(ii) (a ^{2} – b^{2}) (c^{2} – d^{2}) = (b^{2} – c^{2})^{2}**

**(iii) (a + d) (b + c) – (a + c) (b + d) = (b – c) ^{2}**

**(iv) a: d = triplicate ratio of (a – b): (b – c)**

**Solution:**

It is given that

a, b, c, d are in continued proportion

Here we get

a/b = b/c = c/d = k

c = dk, b = ck = dk . k = dk^{2}

a = bk = dk^{2} . k = dk^{3}

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

(ii) LHS = (a^{2} – b^{2}) (c^{2} – d^{2})

We can write it as

= [(dk^{3})^{2} – (dk^{2})^{2}] [(dk)^{2} – d^{2}]

By further calculation

= (d^{2}k^{6} – d^{2}k^{4}) (d^{2}k^{2} – d^{2})

Taking out the common terms

= d^{2}k^{4} (k^{2} – 1) d^{2} (k^{2} – 1)

= d^{4}k^{4} (k^{2} – 1)^{2}

RHS = (b^{2} – c^{2})^{2}

We can write it as

= [(dk^{2})^{2} – (dk)^{2}]^{2}

By further calculation

= [d^{2}k^{4} – d^{2}k^{2}]^{2}

Taking out the common terms

= [d^{2}k^{2} (k^{2} – 1)]^{2}

= d^{4} k^{4} (k^{2} – 1)^{2}

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

(iii) LHS = (a + d) (b + c) – (a + c) (b + d)

We can write it as

= (dk^{3} + d) (dk^{2} + dk) – (dk^{3} + dk) (dk^{2} + d)

Taking out the common terms

= d (k^{3} + 1) dk (k + 1) – dk (k^{2} + 1) d (k^{2} + 1)

By further simplification

= d^{2}k (k + 1) (k^{3} + 1) – d^{2}k (k^{2} + 1) (k^{2} + 1)

So we get

= d^{2}k (k^{4} + k^{3} + k + 1 – k^{4} – 2k^{2} – 1)

= d^{2}k (k^{3} – 2k^{2} + k)

Taking k as common

= d^{2}k^{2} (k^{2} – 2k + 1)

= d^{2}k^{2} (k – 1)^{2}

RHS = (b – c)^{2}

We can write it as

= (dk^{2} – dk)^{2}

Taking out the common terms

= d^{2}k^{2} (k – 1)^{2}

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

(iv) a: d = triplicate ratio of (a – b): (b – c) = (a – b)^{3}: (b – c)^{3}

We know that

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

(v)

Therefore, LHS = RHS.

Exercise 7.3

**1. If a: b :: c: d, prove that**

**(iii) (2a + 3b) (2c – 3d) = (2a – 3b) (2c + 3d)**

**(iv) (la + mb): (lc + mb) :: (la – mb): (lc – mb)**

**Solution:**

(i) We know that

If a: b :: c: d we get a/b = c/d

By multiplying 2/5

2a/5b = 2c/5d

By applying componendo and dividendo

(2a + 5b)/ (2a – 5b) = (2c + 5d)/ (2c – 5d)

(ii) We know that

If a: b :: c: d we get a/b = c/d

By multiplying 5/11

5a/11b = 5c/11d

By applying componendo and dividendo

(5a + 11b)/ (5a – 11b) = (5c + 11d)/ (5c – 11d)

Now by applying alternendo

(5a + 11b)/ (5c + 11d) = (5a – 11b)/ (5c – 11d)

(iii) We know that

If a: b :: c: d we get a/b = c/d

By multiplying 2/3

2a/3b = 2c/3d

By applying componendo and dividendo

(2a + 3b)/ (2a – 3b) = (2c + 3d)/ (2c – 3d)

By cross multiplication

(2a + 3b) (2c – 3d) = (2a – 3b) (2c + 3d)

(iv) We know that

If a: b :: c: d we get a/b = c/d

By multiplying l/m

la/mb = lc/md

By applying componendo and dividendo

(la + mb)/ (la – mb) = (lc + md)/ (lc – md)

Now by applying alternendo

(la + mb)/ (lc + md) = (la – mb)/ (lc – md)

So we get

(la + mb): (lc + md) :: (la – mb): (lc – md)

**2. **

**Solution:**

Therefore, it is proved.

Therefore, it is proved.

**3. If (4a + 5b) (4c – 5d) = (4a – 5d) (4c + 5d), prove that a, b, c, d are in proportion.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

(4a + 5b) (4c – 5d) = (4a – 5d) (4c + 5d)

We can write it as

Therefore, it is proved that a, b, c, d are in proportion.

**4. If (pa + qb): (pc + qd) :: (pa – qb): (pc – qd) prove that a: b :: c: d.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

(pa + qb): (pc + qd) :: (pa – qb): (pc – qd)

We can write it as

Therefore, it is proved that a: b :: c: d.

**5. If (ma + nb): b :: (mc + nd): d, prove that a, b, c, d are in proportion.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

(ma + nb): b :: (mc + nd): d

We can write it as

(ma + nb)/ b = (mc + nd)/ d

By cross multiplication

mad + nbd = mbc + nbd

Here mad = mbc

ad = bc

By further calculation

a/b = c/d

Therefore, it is proved that a, b, c, d are in proportion.

**6. If (11a ^{2} + 13b^{2}) (11c^{2} – 13d^{2}) = (11a^{2} – 13b^{2}) (11c^{2} + 13d^{2}), prove that a: b :: c: d.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

(11a^{2} + 13b^{2}) (11c^{2} – 13d^{2}) = (11a^{2} – 13b^{2}) (11c^{2} + 13d^{2})

We can write it as

Therefore, it is proved that a: b :: c: d.

**7. If (a + 3b + 2c + 6d) (a – 3b – 2c + 6d) = (a + 3b – 2c – 6d) (a – 3b + 2c – 6d), prove that a: b:: c: d.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

(a + 3b + 2c + 6d) (a – 3b – 2c + 6d) = (a + 3b – 2c – 6d) (a – 3b + 2c – 6d)

We can write it as

Therefore, it is proved that a: b :: c: d.

**8.**

**Solution:**

= 2(a – b)/ (a – b)

= 2

**9. **

**Solution:**

= 2(a – b)/ (a – b)

= 2

**10. **

**Solution:**

**11.**

**Solution:**

By cross multiplication

36x × 25 = 16 (36x + 1)

900x = 576x + 16

900x – 576x = 16

So we get

324x = 16

x = 16/324

x = 4/81

**12. Using properties of properties, find x from the following equations:**

**Solution:**

By cross multiplication

8 + 4x = 2 – x

So we get

4x + x = 2 – 8

5x = – 6

x = -6/5

By cross multiplication

49x – 490 = 9x + 36

49x – 9x = 36 + 490

So we get

40x = 526

x = 526/40

x = 263/20

By cross multiplication

50x – 75 = 12x + 1

50x – 12x = 1 + 75

So we get

38x = 76

x = 76/38 = 2

By cross multiplication

81x^{2} – 45 = 36x^{2}

81x^{2} – 36x^{2} = 45

So we get

45x^{2} = 45

x^{2} = 1

x = ± 1

x = 1, – 1

Verification:

(i) If x = 1

Hence, x = 1.

(ii) If x = -1

Here 1/5 ≠ 5/1

x = – 1 is not the solution

Therefore, x = 1.

**13. Using properties of proportion solve for x. Give that x is positive.**

**Solution:**

By cross multiplication

81x^{2} – 45 = 36x^{2}

81x^{2} – 36x^{2} = 45

So we get

45x^{2} = 45

x^{2} = 1

x = ± 1

x = 1, – 1

Verification:

(i) If x = 1

Hence, x = 1.

**14. Solve**

**Solution:**

x = 1/5

**15. Solve for x:**

**Solution:**

So we get

3x = a

x = a/3

So we get

x = 3a

Therefore, x = a/3, 3a.

**16. **

**Solution:**

It is given that

We get

2ax = x^{2} + 1

x^{2} – 2ax + 1 = 0

Therefore, it is proved.

**17. **

**Solution:**

**18.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

By cross multiplication

a + b = 5a – 5b

We can write it as

5a – a – 5b – b = 0

4a – 6b = 0

4a = 6b

We get

a/b = 6/4

a/b = 3/2

a: b = 3: 2

**19. **

**Solution:**

It is given that

By further calculation

2x/4 = 2y/3

x/2 = y/3

By cross multiplication

x/y = 2/3

Hence, the required ratio x: y is 2: 3.

**20. Using the properties of proportion, solve the following equation for x; given**

**Solution:**

It is given that

By cross multiplication

6x – 6 = 5x + 5

6x – 5x = 5 + 6

x = 11

**21.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

If x + y + z ≠ 0

Therefore, it is proved.

Chapter Test

**1. Find the compound ratio of:**

**(a + b) ^{2}: (a – b)^{2}**

**(a ^{2} – b^{2}): (a^{2} + b^{2})**

**(a ^{4} – b^{4}): (a + b)^{4}**

**Solution:**

(a + b)^{2}: (a – b)^{2}

(a^{2} – b^{2}): (a^{2} + b^{2})

(a^{4} – b^{4}): (a + b)^{4}

We can write it as

**2. If (7p + 3q): (3p – 2q) = 43: 2, find p: q.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

(7p + 3q): (3p – 2q) = 43: 2

We can write it as

(7p + 3q)/ (3p – 2q) = 43/2

By cross multiplication

129p – 86q = 14p + 6q

129p – 14p = 6q + 86q

So we get

115p = 92q

By division

p/q = 92/115 = 4/5

Hence, p: q = 4: 5.

**3. If a: b = 3: 5, find (3a + 5b): (7a – 2b).**

**Solution:**

It is given that

a: b = 3: 5

We can write it as

a/b = 3/5

Here

(3a + 5b): (7a – 2b)

Now dividing the terms by b

Here

(3a + 5b): (7a – 2b) = 34: 11

**4. The ratio of the shorter sides of a right angled triangle is 5: 12. If the perimeter of the triangle is 360 cm, find the length of the longest side.**

**Solution:**

Consider the two shorter sides of a right-angled triangle as 5x and 12x

So the third longest side

= 13x

It is given that

5x + 12x + 13x = 360 cm

By further calculation

30x = 360

We get

x = 360/30 = 12

Here the length of the longest side = 13x

Substituting the value of x

= 13 × 12

= 156 cm

**5. The ratio of the pocket money saved by Lokesh and his sister is 5: 6. If the sister saves Rs 30 more, how much more the brother should save in order to keep the ratio of their savings unchanged?**

**Solution:**

Consider 5x and 6x as the savings of Lokesh and his sister.

Lokesh should save Rs y more

Based on the problem

(5x + y)/ (6x + 30) = 5/6

By cross multiplication

30x + 6y = 30x + 150

By further calculation

30x + 6y – 30x = 150

So we get

6y = 150

y = 150/6 = 25

Therefore, Lokesh should save Rs 25 more than his sister.

**6. In an examination, the number of those who passed and the number of those who failed were in the ratio of 3: 1. Had 8 more appeared, and 6 less passed, the ratio of passed to failures would have been 2: 1. Find the number of candidates who appeared.**

**Solution:**

Consider the number of passed = 3x

Number of failed = x

So the total candidates appeared = 3x + x = 4x

In the second case

Number of candidates appeared = 4x + 8

Number of passed = 3x – 6

Number of failed = 4x + 8 – 3x + 6 = x + 14

Ratio = 2: 1

Based on the condition

(3x – 6)/ (x + 14) = 2/1

By cross multiplication

3x – 6 = 2x + 28

3x – 2x = 28 + 6

x = 34

Here the number of candidates appeared = 4x = 4 × 34 = 136

**7. What number must be added to each of the numbers 15, 17, 34 and 38 to make them proportional?**

**Solution:**

Consider x be added to each number

So the numbers will be

15 + x, 17 + x, 34 + x and 38 + x

Based on the condition

(15 + x)/ (17 + x) = (34 + x)/ (38 + x)

By cross multiplication

(15 + x) (38 + x) = (34 + x) (17 + x)

By further calculation

570 + 53x + x^{2} = 578 + 51x + x^{2}

So we get

x^{2} + 53x – x^{2} – 51x = 578 – 570

2x = 8

x = 4

Hence, 4 must be added to each of the numbers.

**8. If (a + 2b + c), (a – c) and (a – 2b + c) are in continued proportion, prove that b is the mean proportional between a and c.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

(a + 2b + c), (a – c) and (a – 2b + c) are in continued proportion

We can write it as

(a + 2b + c)/ (a – c) = (a – c)/ (a – 2b + c)

By cross multiplication

(a + 2b + c) (a – 2b + c) = (a – c)^{2}

On further calculation

a^{2} – 2ab + ac + 2av – 4b^{2} + 2bc + ac – 2bc + c^{2} = a^{2} – 2ac + c^{2}

So we get

a^{2} – 2ab + ac + 2ab – 4b^{2} + 2bc + ac – 2bc + c^{2} – a^{2} + 2ac – c^{2} = 0

4ac – 4b^{2} = 0

Dividing by 4

ac – b^{2} = 0

b^{2} = ac

Therefore, it is proved that b is the mean proportional between a and c.

**9. If 2, 6, p, 54 and q are in continued proportion, find the values of p and q.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

2, 6, p, 54 and q are in continued proportion

We can write it as

2/6 = 6/p = p/54 = 54/q

(i) We know that

2/6 = 6/p

By cross multiplication

2p = 36

p = 18

(ii) We know that

p/54 = 54/q

By cross multiplication

pq = 54 × 54

Substituting the value of p

q = (54 × 54)/ 18 = 162

Therefore, the values of p and q are 18 and 162.

**10. If a, b, c, d, e are in continued proportion, prove that: a: e = a ^{4}: b^{4}.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

a, b, c, d, e are in continued proportion

We can write it as

a/b = b/c = c/d = d/e = k

d = ek, c = ek^{2}, b = ek^{3} and a = ek^{4}

Here

LHS = a/e

Substituting the values

= ek^{4}/ e

= k^{4}

RHS = a^{4}/b^{4}

Substituting the values

= (ek^{4})^{4}/ (ek^{3})^{4}

So we get

= e^{4}k^{16}/ e^{4}k^{12}

= k^{16 – 12}

= k^{4}

Hence, it is proved that a: e = a^{4}: b^{4}.

**11. Find two numbers whose mean proportional is 16 and the third proportional is 128.**

**Solution:**

Consider x and y as the two numbers

Mean proportion = 16

Third proportion = 128

√xy = 16

xy = 256

Here

x = 256/y ….. (1)

y^{2}/x = 128

Here

x = y^{2}/128 …. (2)

Using both the equations

256/y = y^{3}/ 128

By cross multiplication

y^{3} = 256 × 128 = 32768

y^{3} = 32^{3}

y = 32

Substituting the value of y in equation (1)

x = 256/y

So we get

x = 256/32 = 8

Hence, the two numbers are 8 and 32.

**12. If q is the mean proportional between p and r, prove that:**

**Solution:**

It is given that

q is the mean proportional between p and r

q^{2} = pr

Here

LHS = p^{2} – 3q^{2} + r^{2}

We can write it as

= p^{2} – 3pr + r^{2}

So we get

= r^{2} – 3pr + p^{2}

Here

LHS = RHS

Therefore, it is proved.

**13. If a/b = c/d = e/f, prove that each ratio is**

**Solution:**

It is given that

a/b = c/d = e/f = k

So we get

a = k, c = dk, e = fk

Therefore, it is proved.

= k

Therefore, it is proved.

**14. If x/a = y/b = z/c, prove that**

**Solution:**

It is given that

x/a = y/b = z/c = k

So we get

x = ak, y = bk, z = ck

Here

= k^{3}

= k^{3}

Hence, LHS = RHS.

**15. If x: a = y: b, prove that**

**Solution:**

We know that

x/a = y/b = k

So we get

x = ak, y = bk

Here

Here LHS = RHS

Therefore, it is proved.

**16.**

**Solution:**

Consider

So we get

x = k (b + c – a)

y = k (c + a – b)

z = k (a + b – a)

Here

= k

Therefore, it is proved.

**17. If a: b = 9: 10, find the value of**

**Solution:**

It is given that

a: b = 9: 10

So we get

a/b = 9/10

= 5

**18. If (3x ^{2} + 2y^{2}): (3x^{2} – 2y^{2}) = 11: 9, find the value of**

**Solution:**

It is given that

(3x^{2} + 2y^{2}): (3x^{2} – 2y^{2}) = 11: 9

We can write it as

Here

**19. **

**Solution:**

It is given that

**20.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

= RHS

**21. **

**Solution:**

It is given that

**22. **

**Solution:**

It is given that

By cross multiplication

x^{3} + 3x = 3ax^{2} + a

x^{3} – 3ax^{2} + 3x – a = 0

Therefore, it is proved.

**23.**

**Solution:**

Therefore, it is proved.