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Practice set 4.1 Page no: 61

**1. From the following pairs of numbers, find the reduced form of ratio of first number to second number.
i. 72, 60
ii. 38, 57
iii. 52, 78**

**Solution:**

(i) Given 72,60

Reduced form of ratio of first number to second number:

(ii) Given 38, 57

Reduced form of ratio of first number to second number:

(iii) Given 52, 78

Reduced form of ratio of first number to second number:

**2. Find the reduced form of the ratio of the first quantity to second quantity.
i. 700 Rs, 308Rs.
ii. 14Rs, 12 Rs.40 paise.
iii. 5 litre, 2500 ml
iv. 3 years 4 months, 5 years 8 months
v. 3.8 kg, 1900 gm
vi. 7 minutes 20 seconds, 5minutes 6 seconds.**

(iv) Given 3 years 4 months, 5 years 8 months

3 years = 3 Ã— 12 = 36 months

âˆ´Â 3 years 4 months = 40 months

5 years = 5 Ã— 12 = 60

âˆ´Â 5 years 8 months = 68 months

âˆ´Â Reduced form of the ratio of 40 months and 68 months is:

(v) Given 3.8 kg, 1900 gm

3.8 kg = 3.8 Ã— 1000 = 3800 gm

âˆ´Â Reduced form of the ratio of 3800 gm and 1900 gm is:

(vi) Given 7 minutes 20 seconds, 5minutes 6 seconds.

7 minutes = 7 Ã— 60 = 420 seconds

âˆ´Â 7 minutes 20 seconds = 440 seconds

5minutes = 5 Ã— 60 = 300 seconds

âˆ´Â 5 minutes 6 seconds = 306 seconds

âˆ´Â Reduced form of the ratio of 440 seconds and 306 seconds is:

**3. Express the following percentages as ratios in the reduced form.
(i) 75: 100
(ii) 44: 100
(iii) 6.25%
(iv) 52: 100
(v) 0.64%**

**Solution:**

(i) Given 75: 100

Reduced form of the ratio of 75:100 is:

(ii) Given 44:100

Reduced form of the ratio of 44:100 is:

(iii) Given 6.25%

Reduced form of 6.25% is:

(iv) Given 52:100

Reduced form of the ratio of 52:100 is:

(v) Given 0.64%

Reduced form of 0.64% is:

**4. Three persons can build a small house in 8 days. To build the same house in 6 days, how many persons are required?**

**Solution:**

Let the persons required to build a house in 6 days be x.

Days required to build a house and number of persons are in inverse proportion.

âˆ´ 6 Ã— x = 8 Ã— 3

âˆ´ 6 x = 24

âˆ´ x = 4

âˆ´ 4 persons are required to build the house in 6 days.

**5. Convert the following ratios into percentage.
(i) 15: 25
(ii) 47: 50
(iii) 7/10
(iv) 546/600
(v) 7/16**

**Solution:**

(i)Â Given 15: 25

= 15/25

= ((15/25) Ã— 100) %

= (15 Ã— 4) %

= 60 %

(ii)Â Given 47: 50

= 47/50

= ((47/50) Ã— 100) %

= (47 Ã— 2) %

= 94 %

(iii)Â Given 7/10

= ((7/10) Ã— 100) %

= (7 Ã— 10) %

= 70 %

(iv)Â Given 546/600

= ((546/600) Ã— 100) %

= (546/6) %

= 91 %

(v)Â Given 7/16

= ((7/16) Ã— 100) %

= (7 Ã— 6.25) %

= 43.75 %

**6. The ratio of ages of Abha and her mother is 2: 5. At the time of Abha’s birth her motherâ€™s age was 27 year. Find the present ages of Abha and her mother.**

**Solution:**

Given the ratio of ages of Abha and her mother is 2 : 5.

Let the common multiple be x.

âˆ´ Present age of Abha = 2x years and

Present age of Abhaâ€™s mother = 5x years

According to the given condition, the age of Abhaâ€™s mother at the time of Abhaâ€™s birth = 27 years

âˆ´ 5x â€“ 2x = 27

âˆ´ 3x = 27

âˆ´ x = 9

âˆ´ Present age of Abha = 2x = 2 x 9 = 18 years

âˆ´ Present age of Abhaâ€™s mother = 5x =5 x 9 = 45 years

The present ages of Abha and her mother are 18 years and 45 years respectively.

**7. Present ages of Vatsala and Sara are 14 years and 10 years respectively. After how many years the ratio of their ages will become 5: 4?**

**Solution:**

Given present age of Vatsala = 14 years

Present age of Sara = 10 years

Let after x years, the ratio of their ages will be 5:4.

âˆ´Â Age of Vatsala after x years = (14 + x) years

Age of Sara after x years = (10 + x) years

Ratio of their ages = 5:4

On cross multiplying, we get:

56 + 4x = 50 + 5x

â‡’Â 5x â€“ 4x = 56 â€“ 50

â‡’Â x = 6

âˆ´Â After 6 years, their ages will be 20 years and 16 years and ratio of their ages will be 5:4.

**8. The ratio of present ages of Rehana and her mother is 2: 7. After 2 years, the ratio of their ages will be 1: 3. What is Rehana’s present age?**

**Solution:**

The ratio of present ages of Rehana and her mother is 2 : 7

Let the common multiple be x.

âˆ´ Present age of Rehana = 2x years and Present age of Rehanaâ€™s mother = 7x years

After 2 years,

Rehanaâ€™s age = (2x + 2) years

Age of Rehanaâ€™s mother = (7x + 2) years

According to the given condition,

After 2 years, the ratio of their ages will be 1 : 3

âˆ´Â 2x+27x+2Â =Â 13

âˆ´ 3(2x + 2) = 1(7x + 2)

âˆ´ 6x + 6 = 7x + 2

âˆ´ 6 â€“ 2 = 7x â€“ 6x

âˆ´ 4 = x

âˆ´ x = 4

âˆ´ Rehanaâ€™s present age = 2x = 2 x 4 = 8 years

âˆ´ Rehanaâ€™s present age is 8 years.

Practice set 4.2 Page no: 63

**1. Using the propertyÂ ,Â fill in the blanks substituting proper numbers in the following.
**

**Solution:**

(i) Let

âˆ´Â on comparing first two equalities, we get:

5/7 = x/28

Cross multiply and get:

7x = 28 Ã— 5

â‡’Â x = 4 Ã— 5 = 20

Now, compare the first and third equalities and get:

5/7 = 35/y

Cross multiply and get:

5y = 7 Ã— 35

â‡’Â y = 7 Ã— 7 = 49

Now, compare the first and fourth equalities and get:

5/7 = z/3.5

Cross multiply and get:

7z = 5 Ã— 3.5

â‡’Â 7z = 5 Ã— (35/10)

â‡’Â z = 5 Ã— (5/10)

â‡’Â z = 25/10 = 2.5

âˆ´

(ii) Let

âˆ´Â On comparing first two equalities, we get:

9/14 = 4.5/x

Cross multiply and get:

9x = 14 Ã— 4.5

â‡’Â x = 14 Ã— 0.5 = 7

Now, compare the first and third equalities and get:

9/14 = y/42

Cross multiply and get:

14y = 9 Ã— 42

â‡’Â y = 9 Ã— 3 = 27

Now, compare the first and fourth equalities and get:

9/14 = z/3.5

Cross multiply and get:

14z = 9 Ã— 3.5

â‡’Â z = 9 Ã— (3.5/14)

â‡’Â z = 9 Ã— (0.25)

â‡’Â z = 2.25

âˆ´

**2. Find the following ratios.
(i) The ratio of radius to circumference of the circle.
(ii) The ratio of circumference of circle with radius r to its area.
(iii) The ratio of diagonal of a square to its side, if the length of side is 7 cm.
(iv) The lengths of sides of a rectangle are 5 cm and 3.5 cm. Find the ratio of its perimeter to area.**

**Solution:**

(i) Let r be the radius of a circle.

Circumference of circle = 2Ï€r

Ratio of radius to circumference of circle = r/2Ï€r

= 1/2Ï€

= 1: 2Ï€

(ii) Let r be the radius of a circle.

Circumference of circle = 2Ï€r

Area of the circle =2Ï€r^{2}

Ratio of radius to circumference of circle = 2Ï€r/Ï€r^{2}

= 2/r

= 2: r

(iii) Side of square = 7 cm

Diagonal of square = âˆš2 Ã— side = 7âˆš2 cm

Ratio of diagonal of a square to its side = 7/7âˆš2

= 1/âˆš2

= 1: âˆš2

(iv) Length of rectangle = 5 cm

Breadth of rectangle = 3.5 cm

Perimeter of rectangle = 2(Length + Breadth)

= 2(5+3.5)

= 2(8.5)

= 17 cm

Area of rectangle = Length Ã— Breadth

= 5 Ã— 3.5

= 16.5 cm^{2}

Ratio of Perimeter to area of rectangle

= 17/16.5

= 170/165

= 34/33

**3. Compare the following pairs of ratios.
**

**v.Â **

**Solution:**

Therefore, both the ratios are equal, according to the ratio comparison rules.

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Practice set 4.3 Page no: 70

**1. IfÂ a/b = 7/3Â then find the values of the following ratios.
**

**Solution:**

**2. IfÂ then find the values of the following ratios.
**

**Solution:**

(i) Given:

Practice set 4.4 Page no: 73

**1. Fill in the blanks of the following
**

**Solution:**

**2. 5m-n=3m+4n, then find the values of the following expressions.
**

**Solution:**

(i) Given: 5m â€“ n = 3m + 4m

â‡’Â 5m â€“ 3m = 4n + n

On simplifying we get

â‡’Â 2m = 5n

On rearranging

â‡’Â m/n = 5/2

â‡’Â m^{2}/n^{2}Â = 25/4

Apply componendo and dividendo:

= 29:21

(ii) Given: 5m â€“ n = 3m + 4m

â‡’Â 5m â€“ 3m = 4n + n

On simplifying we get

â‡’Â 2m = 5n

On rearranging

â‡’Â m/n = 5/2

â‡’Â 3m/4n = 15/8

Apply componendo and dividendo:

= 23: 7

Practice set 4.5 Page no: 77

**1. Which number should be subtracted from 12, 16 and 21 so that resultant numbers are in continued proportion?**

**Solution:**

Let x be the number that should be subtracted from 12, 16, 21 so that the numbers remain in continued proportion.

Numbers a, b and c are said to be continued proportion if b^{2}Â = ac.

âˆ´Â From the definition of continued proportion, we get:

â‡’Â (16 – x)^{2}Â = (12 – x) (21 – x)

On expanding the above equation, we get

â‡’Â 256 + x^{2}Â â€“ 32x = 252 – 33x + x^{2}

â‡’-32x + 33x = 252 â€“ 256

â‡’Â x= -4

âˆ´Â -4 should be subtracted from 12, 16, 21 so that the numbers remain in continued proportion.

**2. If (28 – x) is the mean proportional of (23 – x) and (19 – x) then find the value of x.**

**Solution:**

A number b is said to be mean proportional of two numbers a and c if b^{2}Â = ac.

âˆ´Â From the definition of mean proportion, we get:

(28 – x)^{2}Â = (23 – x) (19 – x)

On expanding the above equation, we get

â‡’Â 784 + x^{2}Â â€“ 56x = 437 – 42x + x^{2}

â‡’-56x + 42x = 437 â€“ 784

â‡’Â -14x= -347

â‡’Â x = 347/14

**3. Three numbers are in continued proportion, whose mean proportional is 12 and the sum of the remaining two numbers is 26, then find these numbers.**

**Solution:**

Let the numbers be x, y, z.

As the numbers are in continued proportion, therefore

y^{2}Â = xz â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ (1)

Also, the mean proportion = 12

âˆ´Â y = âˆšxz = 12

â‡’Â xz = 144Â â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ (2)

It is given that the sum of remaining two numbers = 26

âˆ´Â x + z = 26

â‡’Â x = 26 â€“ z

Put the value of x in equation (2):

(26 â€“ z) z = 144

Expanding and simplifying we get

â‡’Â 26z â€“ z^{2}Â = 144

â‡’Â z^{2}Â â€“ 26z + 144 = 0

â‡’Â z^{2}Â â€“ 8z â€“ 18z + 144 = 0

â‡’Â z (z – 8)Â â€“Â 18 (zÂ â€“Â 8) = 0

â‡’Â (z – 8) (z – 18) = 0

â‡’Â z = 8 or z = 18

âˆ´Â x = 26 â€“ 8 or x = 26 â€“ 18

â‡’Â x = 18 or x = 8

y = 12

âˆ´Â The numbers in proportion be 8, 12, 18 or 18, 12, 8.

**4. If (a + b+ c) (a â€“b + c) = a ^{2}Â + b^{2}Â + c^{2}, show that a, b, c are in continued proportion.**

**Solution:**

Given: (a + b+ c) (a â€“b + c) = a^{2}Â + b^{2}Â + c^{2}

On multiplying we get

â‡’Â a^{2}Â â€“ab + ac + ab – b^{2}Â + bc + ca â€“ bc + c^{2}Â = a^{2}Â + b^{2}Â + c^{2}

â‡’Â a^{2}Â â€“ab + ac + ab – b^{2}Â + bc + ca â€“ bc + c^{2}Â – a^{2}Â – c^{2}= b^{2}Â + b^{2}

â‡’Â 2ac = 2b^{2}

â‡’Â b^{2}Â = ac

âˆ´Â a, b, c are in continued proportion.

**5. IfÂ a/b = b/cÂ and a, b, c >0, then show that,
i. (a + b+ c) (b â€“ c) = ab â€“ c ^{2}
ii. (a^{2}Â + b^{2}) (b^{2}Â + c^{2}) = (ab + bc)^{2}
iii. (a^{2}Â + b^{2})/ab = (a + c)/b**

**Solution:**

(i) Given: a/b = b/c

â‡’Â b^{2}Â = ac

Consider (a + b+ c) (b â€“ c) = ab â€“ ac + b^{2}Â â€“ bc + cb â€“ c^{2}

= ab â€“ ac + ac â€“ c^{2}Â (âˆµÂ b^{2}Â = ac)

= ab â€“ c^{2}

(ii) Given a/b = b/c

â‡’Â b^{2}Â = ac

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

= a^{2}b^{2}Â + ac(ac)+ b^{2}(ac)+ b^{2}c^{2}Â (âˆµÂ b^{2}Â = ac)

= a^{2}b^{2}Â + b^{2}(ac)+ b^{2}(ac)+ b^{2}c^{2}Â (âˆµÂ b^{2}Â = ac)

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

= a^{2}b^{2}Â + 2ab^{2}c+ b^{2}c^{2}

= (ab + bc)^{2}

(iii) Given: a/b = b/c

â‡’Â b^{2}Â = ac

Consider (a^{2}Â + b^{2})/ab = (a^{2}Â + ac)/ab (âˆµÂ b^{2}Â = ac)

= (a + c)/b

**6. Find mean proportional ofÂ **

**Solution:**

On simplifying we get

Problem set 4 Page no: 77

**1. Select the appropriate alternative answer for the following questions.
i. If 6: 5 = y: 20 then what will be the value of y?
A. 15
B. 24
C. 18
D. 22.5**

**Solution:**

B. 24

**Explanation:**

Given 6:5 = y:20

â‡’Â 6/5 = y/20

Cross multiply and get:

5y = 6 Ã— 20

â‡’Â y = 6 Ã— 4 = 24

âˆ´Â Option B is correct.

**ii. What is the ratio of 1 mm to 1 cm?
A. 1: 100
B. 10: 1
C. 1: 10
D. 100: 1**

**Solution:**

A. 1: 100

**Explanation:**

We know that 1 cm = 100 mm

âˆ´Â 1mm: 1cm

â‡’Â 1mm: 100mm

= 1: 100

âˆ´Â Option A is correct.

**iii. The ages of Jatin, Nitin and Mohasin are 16, 24 and 36 years respectively. What is the ratio of Nitinâ€™s age to Mohasinâ€™s age?
A. 3: 2
B. 2: 3
C. 4: 3
D. 3: 4**

**Solution:**

B. 2: 3

**Explanation:**

Given Nitinâ€™s age = 24 years

Mohasinâ€™s age = 36 years

âˆ´Â Ration of Nitinâ€™s age to Mohasinâ€™s age = 24:36

= 24/36

= 2/3

= 2:3

âˆ´Â Option B is correct.

**iv. 24 Bananas were distributed between Shubham and Anil in the ratio 3 : 5, then how many bananas did Shubham get?
A. 8
B. 15
C. 12
D. 9**

**Solution:**

D. 9

**Explanation:**

Total bananas = 24

Ratio in which the bananas are divided = 3:5

Let number of bananas Shubham got = 3x

âˆ´Â Number of bananas Anil got = 5x

âˆ´Â 3x+5x = 24

â‡’Â 8x = 24

â‡’Â x = 3

âˆ´Â Shubham got (3 Ã— 3)Â = 9 bananas.

Thus, option D is correct.

**v. What is the mean proportional of 4 and 25?
A. 6
B. 8
C. 10
D. 12**

**Solution:**

C. 10

**Explanation:**

Mean proportional of two numbers a and b = âˆš(ab)

âˆ´Â Mean proportional of 4 and 25 = âˆš (4 Ã— 25)

= âˆš100 = 10

**2. For the following numbers write the ratio of first number to second number in the reduced form.
i. 21, 48 **

**ii. 36, 90
iii. 65, 117 **

**iv. 138, 161
v. 114, 133**

**Solution:**

(i) Ratio of 21 and 48 in the reduced form:

(To simplify, break the numbers in simpler form)

âˆ´Â Ratio of 21 and 48 in reduced form is 1:4.

(ii) Ratio of 36 and 90 in the reduced form:

(To simplify, break the numbers in simpler form)

âˆ´Â Ratio of 36 and 90 in reduced form is 2:5.

(iii) Ratio of 65 and 117 in the reduced form:

(To simplify, break the numbers in simpler form)

âˆ´Â Ratio of 65 and 117 in reduced form is 5:9.

(iv) Ratio of 138 and 161 in the reduced form:

(To simplify, break the numbers in simpler form)

âˆ´Â Ratio of 138 and 161 in reduced form is 6:7.

(v) Ratio of 114 and 133 in the reduced form:

Â (To simplify, break the numbers in simpler form)

âˆ´Â Ratio of 114 and 133 in reduced form is 6:7.

**3. Write the following ratios in the reduced form.
i. Radius to the diameter of a circle.
ii. The ratio of diagonal to the length of a rectangle, having length 4 cm and breadth 3 cm.
iii. The ratio of perimeter to area of a square, having side 4 cm.**

**Solution:**

(i) Let r be the radius of the circle.

Let d be the diameter of the circle.

Diameter = 2 Ã— Radius

âˆ´Â Ratio of radius to diameter in the reduced form = Radius: Diameter

âˆ´Â Ratio of radius to diameter in the reduced form = 1:2

(ii) Given: Length of rectangle = l = 4 cm

Breadth of rectangle = b = 3 cm

Diagonal of rectangle = âˆš (l^{2}Â + b^{2})

= âˆš (16 + 9)

= âˆš25 = 5

âˆ´Â Diagonal of rectangle = 5 cm

Ratio of diagonal to the length of a rectangle = 4:5

(iii) Given: Side of square = 4 cm

Perimeter of square = 4 Ã— Side = 4 Ã— 4 = 16 cm^{2}

Area of the square = (Side)^{2}Â = (4)^{2}Â = 14 cm^{2}

The ratio of perimeter to area of a square = 16:14 = 8:7

**4. Check whether the following numbers are in continued proportion.
i. 2, 4, 8
ii. 1, 2, 3
iii. 9, 12, 16
iv. 3, 5, 8**

**Solution:**

(i)Â Three numbers â€˜aâ€™, â€˜bâ€™ and â€˜câ€™ are said to be continued proportion if a, b and c are in proportion, i.e. a: bâˆ· b:c

or b^{2}Â = ac

Here, a = 2, b = 4 and c = 8

âˆ´Â (4)^{2}Â = 2 Ã— 8

â‡’Â 16 = 16, which holds true.

âˆ´Â 2, 4, 8 are in continued proportion.

(ii)Â Three numbers â€˜aâ€™, â€˜bâ€™ and â€˜câ€™ are said to be continued proportion if a, b and c are in proportion, i.e. a: bâˆ· b:c

or b^{2}Â = ac

Here, a = 1, b = 2 and c = 3

âˆ´Â (2)^{2}Â = 1 Ã— 3

â‡’Â 4 = 3, which does not hold true.

âˆ´Â 1, 2, 3 are not in continued proportion.

(iii)Â Three numbers â€˜aâ€™, â€˜bâ€™ and â€˜câ€™ are said to be continued proportion if a, b and c are in proportion, i.e. a: bâˆ· b: c

or b^{2}Â = ac

Here, a = 9, b = 12 and c = 16

âˆ´Â (12)^{2}Â = 9 Ã— 16

â‡’Â 144 = 144, which holds true.

âˆ´Â 9, 12, 16 are in continued proportion.

(iv)Â Three numbers â€˜aâ€™, â€˜bâ€™ and â€˜câ€™ are said to be continued proportion if a, b and c are in proportion,

i.e. a: bâˆ· b: c

or b^{2}Â = ac

Here, a = 3, b = 5 and c = 8

âˆ´Â (5)^{2}Â = 3 Ã— 8

â‡’Â 25 = 24, which does not hold true.

âˆ´Â 3, 5, 8 are not in continued proportion.

**5. a, b, c are in continued proportion. If a = 3 and c = 27 then find b.**

**Solution:**

Given: a, b, c are in continued proportion.

Three numbers â€˜aâ€™, â€˜bâ€™ and â€˜câ€™ are said to be continued proportion if a, b and c are in proportion, i.e. a: bâˆ· b:c

or b^{2}Â = ac

Here, a = 3, c = 27

âˆ´Â (b)^{2}Â = 3 Ã— 27

â‡’Â b^{2}Â = 81

â‡’Â b =Â Â±âˆš81 =Â Â±9

âˆ´Â b = -9 or 9

**6. Convert the following ratios into percentages.
i. 37: 500 **

**ii. 5/8
iii. 22/30 **

**iv. 5/16
v. 144/1200**

**Solution:**

(i)Â Given 37: 500 = 37/500

= ((37/500) Ã— 100) %

= (37/5) %

= 7.4 %

(ii)Â Given 5/8 = ((5/8) Ã— 100) %

= (5 Ã— 12.5) %

= 62.5 %

(iii) GivenÂ 22/30 = ((22/30) Ã— 100) %

= (220/3) %

= 73.33 %

(iv)Â Given 144/1200 = ((144/1200) Ã— 100) %

= (144/12) %

= 12 %

A ratio is a mathematical expression of comparing two similar or different quantities by division. This expression can be expressed from ratio to percentage form by conversion method. It is denoted by â€˜:â€™ symbol. For example, 2:3, 5:6, 3:7, etc. are ratios. It is also represented by â€˜/â€™ symbol. Hence, the ratio is basically a type of division method. The concept related to Ratio and Proportion is explained in BYJUâ€™S to help the students be thorough with the topics.