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Practice set 7.1 PAGE NO: 36

**1. Write the following statements using the symbol of variation.
(1) Circumference (c) of a circle is directly proportional to its radius (r).
(2) Consumption of petrol (I) in a car and distance traveled by that car (D) are in direct variation.**

**Solution:**

**(1)** Circumference = c and radius = r

So, c ∝ r or c = kr, where k = constant

**(2)** Consumption of petrol in a car = I

Distance traveled by that car = D

So, I ∝ D or I = kD, where k = constant

**2. Complete the following table considering that the cost of apples and their number are in direct variation.**

Number of apples (x) |
1 |
4 |
… |
12 |
… |

Cost of apples (y) |
8 |
32 |
56 |
… |
160 |

**Solution:**

Number of apples (x) and the cost of apples (y) are in direct variation.

y ∝ x

y = kx … (i) where k is constant of variation

Now let us consider the conditions,

When, x = 1, y = 8

Substitute the value of x = 1 and y = 8 in (i), we get

8 = k × 1

k = 8

Substituting the value of k = 8 back in (i), we get

y = kx

∴ y = 8x … (ii)

This the equation of variation

When, y = 56, x =?

Substituting y = 56 in (ii), we get

y = 8x

56 = 8x

x = 568

∴ x = 7

When, x = 12, y =?

Substituting x = 12 in (ii), we get

y = 8x

y = 8 × 12

∴ y = 96

When, y = 160, x =?

Substituting y = 160 in (ii), we get

y = 8x

160 = 8x

x = 1608

∴ x = 20

Number of apples (x) | 1 | 4 | 7 | 12 | 20 |

Cost of apples (y) | 8 | 32 | 56 | 96 | 160 |

**3. If m ∝ n and when m = 154, n = 7. Find the value of m, when n = 14.**

**Solution:**

Given:

m ∝ n

m = kn … (i) where k is constant of variation.

When m = 154, n = 7

Substitute the value of m = 154 and n = 7 in (i), we get

m = kn

154 = k × 7

k = 1547

k = 22

Now, substitute the value of k = 22 back in (i), we get

m = kn

∴ m = 22n … (ii)

This is the equation of variation.

When, n = 14, m =?

Substitute n = 14 in (ii), we get

m = 22n

m = 22 × 14

m = 308

∴ The value of m is 308.

**4. If n varies directly as m, complete the following table.**

m |
3 |
5 |
6.5 |
… |
1.25 |

n |
12 |
20 |
… |
28 |
… |

**Solution:**

Given:

n varies directly as m

So, n ∝ m

n = km …(i) where, k is the constant of variation

Now let us consider the conditions,

When m = 3, n = 12

Substitute the value of m = 3 and n = 12 in (i), we get

n = km

12 = k × 3

k=123

k = 4

Substitute the value of k = 4 back in (i), we get

n = km

∴ n = 4m … (ii)

This is the equation of variation.

When m = 6.5, n =?

Substituting, m = 6.5 in (ii), we get

n = 4m

n = 4 × 6.5

∴ n = 26

When n = 28, m =?

Substituting, n = 28 in (ii), we get

n = 4m

28 = 4m

28 = 4m

m=284

∴ m = 7

When m = 1.25, n =?

Substituting m = 1.25 in (ii), we get

n = 4m

n = 4 × 1.25

∴ n = 5

m | 3 | 5 | 6.5 | 7 | 1.25 |

n | 12 | 20 | 26 | 28 | 5 |

**5. y varies directly as the square root of x. When x = 16, y = 24. Find the constant of variation and equation of variation.**

**Solution:**

Given:

y varies directly as square root of x.

So, y ∝ √4x

y = k √x … (i) where, k is the constant of variation.

When x = 16, y = 24.

Substituting, x = 16 and y = 24 in (i), we get

y = k√x

24 = k√16

24 = 4k

k =244

k = 6

Substitute the value of k = 6 back in (i), we get

y = k√x

y = 6√x

This is the equation of variation.

∴ The constant of variation is 6 and the equation of variation is y = 6√x .

**6. The total remuneration paid to laborers, employed to harvest soybeans is indirect variation with the number of laborers. If remuneration of 4 laborers is Rs 1000, find the remuneration of 17 laborers.**

**Solution:**

Let total remuneration paid to laborers be = ‘m’ and

Number of laborers employed to harvest soybean be = ‘n’.

Since, the total remuneration paid to laborers, is in direct variation with the number of laborers.

So, m ∝ n

∴ m = kn … (i) where, k = constant of variation

Remuneration of 4 laborers is Rs 1000.

When n = 4, m = Rs 1000

So, substitute the value of n = 4 and m = 1000 in (i), we get

m = kn

1000 = k × 4

k =10004

k = 250

Now, substitute the value of k = 250 back in (i), we get

m = kn

∴ m = 250 n … (ii)

This is the equation of variation

Now, let us find the remuneration of 17 laborers.

When n = 17, m =?

Substituting n = 17 in (ii), we get

m = 250 n

m = 250 × 17

m = 4250

∴ The remuneration of 17 laborers is Rs 4250.

Practice set 7.2 PAGE NO: 38

**1. The information about numbers of workers and the number of days to complete work is given in the following table. Complete the table.**

Number of workers |
30 |
20 |
10 |
||

Days |
6 |
9 |
12 |
36 |

**Solution:**

Let the number of workers be = ‘n’

Number of days required to complete a work be =‘d’

Since, number of workers and number of days to complete a work are in inverse proportion.

n ∝ (1/d)

n = k × (1/d) where k, is the constant of variation.

∴ n × d = k …(i)

When n = 30, d = 6

Substitute the value of n = 30 and d = 6 in (i), we get

n × d = k

30 × 6 = k

k = 180

Now, substitute the value of k = 180 back in (i), we get

n × d = k

∴ n × d = 180 … (ii)

This is the equation of variation

When d = 12, n = 7

Substituting d = 12 in (ii), we get

n × d = 180

n × 12 = 180

n = 18012

∴ n = 15

When n = 10, d =?

Substituting n = 10 in (ii), we get

n × d = 180

10 × d = 180

d = 18010

∴ d = 18

When d = 36, n =?

Substituting d = 36 in (ii), we get

n × d = 180

n × 36 = 180

n = 18036

∴ n = 5

Number of workers | 30 | 20 | 15 | 10 | 5 |

Days | 6 | 9 | 12 | 18 | 36 |

**2. Find constant of variation and write equation of variation for every example given below:
**

**Solution:**

It is given that, p ∝ 1/q

p = k × 1/q where, k is the constant of variation.

∴ p × q = k …(i)

When p = 15, q = 4

Substitute the value of p = 15 and q = 4 in (i), we get

p × q = k

15 × 4 = k

k = 60

Now, substitute the value of k = 60 back in (i), we get

p × q = k

∴ p × q = 60

This is the equation of variation.

∴ The constant of variation is 60 and the equation of variation is pq = 60.

It is given that, z ∝ 1/w

z = k × 1/w where, k is the constant of variation,

∴ z × w = k …(i)

When z = 2.5, w = 24

Substitute the value of z = 2.5 and w = 24 in (i), we get

z × w = k

2.5 × 24 = k

k = 60

Now, substitute the value of k = 60 back in (i), we get

z × w = k

∴ z × w = 60

This is the equation of variation.

∴ The constant of variation is 60 and the equation of variation is zw = 60.

It is given that, s ∝ 1/t^{2}

s = k × (1/t^{2}) where, k is the constant of variation,

∴ s × t² = k …(i)

When s = 4, t = 5

Substitute the value of s = 4 and t = 5 in (i), we get

s × t² = k

4 × (5)² = k

k = 4 × 25

k = 100

Substitute the value of k = 100 back in (i), we get

s × t² = k

∴ s × t² = 100

This is the equation of variation.

∴ The constant of variation is 100 and the equation of variation is st² = 100.

It is given that, x ∝ 1/√y

x = k × (1/√y) where, k is the constant of variation,

∴ x × √y = k …(i)

When x = 15, y = 9

Substitute the value of x = 15 and y = 9 in (i), we get

x × √y = k

15 × √9 = k

k = 15 × 3

k = 45

Now, substitute the value of k = 45 back in (i), we get

x × √y = k

∴ x × √y = 45.

This is the equation of variation.

∴ The constant of variation is k = 45 and the equation of variation is x√y = 45.

**3. The boxes are to be filled with apples in a heap. If 24 apples are put in a box then 27 boxes are needed. If 36 apples are filled in a box how many boxes will be needed?**

**Solution:**

Let the number of apples in each box be = ‘x’

Total number of boxes required be = ‘y’

The number of apples in each box are varying inversely with the total number of boxes.

So, x ∝ 1/y

x = k × (1/y) where, k is the constant of variation,

∴ x × y = k … (i)

If 24 apples are put in a box then 27 boxes are needed.

When x = 24, y = 27

Substitute the value of x = 24 and y = 27 in (i), we get

x × y = k

24 × 27 = k

k = 648

Now, substitute the value of k = 648 back in (i), we get

x × y = k

∴ x × y = 648 … (ii)

This is the equation of variation.

Now, let us find number of boxes needed when 36 apples are filled in each box.

So, when x = 36, y =?

Substituting x = 36 in (ii), we get

x × y = 648

36 × y = 648

y = 64836

y = 18

∴ If 36 apples are filled in a box then 18 boxes are required.

**4. Write the following statements using symbol of variation.**

**(1) The wavelength of sound (l) and its frequency (f) are in inverse variation.**

**(2) The intensity (I) of light varies inversely with the square of the distance (d) of a screen from the lamp.**

**Solution:**

**(1)** Wavelength of sound (l) and frequency (f) are in inverse proportion.

l ∝ 1/f

**(2)** Intensity (I) of light varies inversely

With the square of the distance (d)

l ∝ 1/d^{2}

**5. x ∝ 1/√y and when x = 40 then y = 16. If x = 10, find y.**

**Solution:**

It is given that, x ∝ 1/√y

x = k × (1/√y) where, k is the constant of variation.

∴ x × √y = k …(i)

When x = 40, y = 16

Substitute the value of x = 40 and y = 16 in (i), we get

x × √y = k

40 × √16 = k

k = 40 × 4

k = 160

Now, substitute the value of k = 160 back in (i), we get

x × √y = k

∴ x × √y = 160 … (ii)

This is the equation of variation.

When x = 10, y =?

Substitute the value of x = 10 in (ii), we get

x × √y = 160

10 × √y = 160

√y = 16010

√y = 16

Square on both the sides, we get

y = 256

∴ Value of y is 256.

**6. x varies inversely as y, when x = 15 then y = 10, if x = 20 then y =?**

**Solution:**

Given:

x ∝ 1/√y

x = k × (1/√y) where, k is the constant of variation.

∴ x × y = k …(i)

When x = 15, y = 10

Substitute the value of x = 15 and y = 10 in (i), we get

x × y = k

15 × 10 = k

k = 150

Now, substitute the value of k = 150 back in (i), we get

x × y = k

∴ x × y = 150 … (ii)

This is the equation of variation.

When x = 20, y =?

Substitute the value of x = 20 in (ii), we get

x × y = 150

20 × y = 150

y = 15020

y = 7.5

∴ Value of y is 7.5

Practice set 7.3 PAGE NO: 40

**1. Which of the following statements is of inverse variation?
(1) The number of workers on a job and time taken by them to complete the job.
(2) The number of pipes of the same size to fill a tank and the time taken by them to fill the tank.
(3) Petrol filled in the tank of a vehicle and its cost.
(4) Area of the circle and its radius.**

**Solution:**

**(1)** As the number of workers increases, the time required to complete the job decreases.

Hence, it is of inverse variation.

**(2)** As the number of pipes increases, the time required to fill the tank decreases.

Hence, it is of inverse variation.

**(3)** As the quantity of petrol in the tank increases, its cost increases.

Hence, it is of direct variation.

**(4)** As the area of circle increases, its radius increases.

Hence, it is of direct variation.

**2. If 15 workers can build a wall in 48 hours, how many workers will be required to do the same work in 30 hours?**

**Solution:**

Let the number of workers building the wall be = ‘n’

The time required be =‘t’

Since, the number of workers varies inversely with the time required to build the wall.

n ∝ 1/t

n = k × (1/t) where, k is the constant of variation

∴ n × t = k …(i)

15 workers can build a wall in 48 hours,

when n = 15, t = 48

Substitute the value of n = 15 and t = 48 in (i), we get

n × t = k

15 × 48 = k

k = 720

Now, substitute the value of k = 720 back in (i), we get

n × t = k

∴ n × t = 720 … (ii)

This is the equation of variation.

Now, let us find number of workers required to do the same work in 30 hours.

When t = 30, n =?

Substitute the value of t = 30 in (ii), we get

n × t = 720

n × 30 = 720

n = 72030

n = 24

∴ 24 workers are required to build the wall in 30 hours.

**3. 120 bags of half liter milk can be filled by a machine within 3 minutes find the time to fill such 1800 bags?**

**Solution:**

Let the number of bags of half liter milk be = ‘b’

The time required to fill the bags =‘t’

Since, the number of bags and time required to fill the bags varies directly.

b ∝ t

∴ b = kt …(i) where k is the constant of variation.

Since, 120 bags can be filled in 3 minutes

When b = 120, t = 3

Substitute the value of b = 120 and t = 3 in (i), we get

b = kt

120 = k × 3

k = 1203

k = 40

Now, substitute the value of k = 40 back in (i), we get

b = kt

∴ b = 40 t … (ii)

This is the equation of variation.

Now, let us find the time required to fill 1800 bags

When b = 1800, t =?

Substitute the value of b = 1800 in (ii), we get

b = 40 t

1800 = 40 t

t = 180040

t = 45

∴ 1800 bags of half liter milk can be filled by the machine in 45 minutes.

**4. A car with a speed of 60 km/hr takes 8 hours to travel some distance. What should be the increase in the speed if the same distance is to be covered in 7 ½ hours?**

**Solution:**

Let the speed of car in km/hr be = ‘v’

The time required be =‘t’

Since, speed of a car varies inversely as the time required to cover a distance.

v ∝ 1/t

v = k × (1/t) where, k is the constant of variation.

∴ v × t = k …(i)

Since, a car with speed 60 km/hr takes 8 hours to travel some distance.

When v = 60, t = 8

Substitute the value of v = 60 and t = 8 in (i), we get

v × t = k

60 × 8 = t

k = 480

Now, substitute the value of k = 480 back in (i), we get

v × t = k

∴ v × t = 480 … (ii)

This is the equation of variation.

Now, let us find the speed of car if the same distance is to be covered in 7 ½ hours.

When t = 7 ½ = 7.5, v =?

Substitute the value of t = 7.5 in (ii), we get

v × t = 480

v × 7.5 = 480

v = 480/7.5

v = 64

The speed of vehicle should be 64 km/hr to cover the same distance in 7.5 hours.

The increase in speed = 64 – 60

= 4km/hr

∴ The increase in speed of the car is 4 km/hr.

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