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## Class 8 Maths NCERT Exemplar For Comparing Quantities

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In questions 1 to 20, there are four options out of which one is correct. Write the correct answer.

**1. Suppose for the principal P, rate R% and time T, the simple interest is S and compound interest is C. Consider the possibilities. **

**(i) C > S **

**(ii) C = S **

**(iii) C < S Then: **

**(a) only (i) is correct. (b) either (i) or (ii) is correct. (c) either (ii) or (iii) is correct. (d) only (iii) is correct.**

Solution:

(a) only (i) is correct.

Explanation: Let Principal, P = Rs. 100, Rate = 10% and Time = 1 year

Simple interest (SI)= (PÃ—RÃ—T)/100 = (100Ã—10Ã—1)/100 = Rs.10

Since, Amount = P(1+R/100)^{T}=100(1+10/100)^{1}= 100(11/10) = Rs. 110

Compound interest (CI) = Amount â€“ Principal = 110 -100 = 10

So, CI>SI

**2. Suppose a certain sum doubles in 2 years at r % rate of simple interest per annum or at R% rate of interest per annum compounded annually. We have **

**(a) r < R (b) R < r (c) R = r (d) canâ€™t be decided**

Solution:

(b) R < r

**3. The compound interest on Rs 50,000 at 4% per annum for 2 years compounded annually is (a) Rs 4,000 (b) Rs 4,080 (c) Rs 4,280 (d) Rs 4,050 **

Solution:

(b) Rs 4,080

Explanation: P = Rs.50000, R = 4%, T = 2 years

A = P(1+R/100)^{T} = 50000(1+4/100)^{2} = 50000(1+1/25)^{2}

A = 50000(26/25)^{2} = 54080

Compound interest = A â€“ P = 54080 â€“ 50000 = Rs. 4080

**4. If marked price of an article is Rs 1,200 and the discount is 12% then the selling price of the article is (a) Rs 1,056 (b) Rs 1,344 (c) Rs 1,212 (d) Rs 1,188 **

Solution:

(a) Rs 1,056

Explanation: Marked price = Rs.1200

Discount = 12%

Since, Discount = Discount% on Marked price

Discount price = 12% of 1200 = 12/100 Ã— 1200 = 12 Ã— 12 = 144

Selling price = Marked price-discount price = 1200 â€“ 144 = Rs. 1056

**5. If 90% of x is 315 km, then the value of x is **

**(a) 325 km (b) 350 km (c) 350 m (d) 325 m**

Solution:

(b) 350 km

Explanation: 90% of x is 315 km

90/100 Ã— x = 315

X = 315 Ã— 100/90 = 315 Ã— 10/9 = 350

**6. To gain 25% after allowing a discount of 10%, the shopkeeper must mark the price of the article which costs him Rs 360 as **

**(a) Rs 500 (b) Rs 450 (c) Rs 460 (d) Rs 486**

Solution:

(a) Rs 500

Explanation: Say, marked price = x

Cost price = Rs.360

As per the question;

x â€“ [xÃ—(10/100)] â€“ [(25Ã—360)/100] = 360

x â€“ x/10 â€“ 90 = 360

9x/10 = 360 + 90

9x = 4500

x = 500

**7. If a % is the discount per cent on a marked price x, then discount is**

**(a) (x/a) Ã— 100 (b) (a/x) Ã— 100 (c) x Ã— (a/100) (d) 100/(x Ã— a)**

Solution:

(c) x Ã— (a/100)

(Discount = Discount% on Marked Price)

**8. Ashima took a loan of Rs 1,00,000 at 12% p.a. compounded half-yearly. She paid Rs.1,12,360. If (1.06) ^{2} is equal to 1.1236, then the period for which she took the loan is:**

**(a) 2 years (b) 1 year (c) 6 months (d) 1(1/2) years**

Solution:

(b) 1 year

Explanation: P = Rs.100000, R = 12% per annum compounded half-yearly.

Amount = Rs.112360

Since we know,

A = P (1+R/100)^{T}

112360 = 100000(1+12/100)^{T}

112360/100000 = (1+12/100)^{T}

(1.1236)^{1} = (1.12)^{ T}

If we compare the base terms, 1.1236 is approximately equal to 1.12

Hence, T = 1 year.

**9. For calculation of interest compounded half yearly, keeping the principal same, which one of the following is true. **

**(a) Double the given annual rate and half the given number of years. **

**(b) Double the given annual rate as well as the given number of years. **

**(c) Half the given annual rate as well as the given number of years. **

**(d) Half the given annual rate and double the given number of years.**

Solution:

(d) Half the given annual rate and double the given number of years.

**10. Shyama purchases a scooter costing Rs 36,450 and the rate of sales tax is 9%, then the total amount paid by her is:**

**(a) Rs 36,490.50 (b) Rs 39,730.50 (c) Rs 36,454.50 (d) Rs 33,169.50**

Solution:

(b) Rs 39,730.50

Explanation: Scooter cost Rs.36450 at the rate of sales tax = 9%.

Total cost of scooter paid by Shyama = 9% of 36450 + 36450

= (9/100 Ã— 36450) + 36450

= 3280.5 + 36450

= 39730.5

**11. The marked price of an article is Rs 80 and it is sold at Rs 76, then the discount rate is: **

**(a) 5% (b) 95% (c) 10% (d) appx. 11% **

Solution:

(a) 5%

Explanation: Marked price = Rs. 80

Sold price = Rs.76

We know that,

Selling price = Marked price â€“ Discount

Discount = Marked price â€“ Selling price

Discount = Rs.80-Rs.76 = Rs.4

Discount % =Â 4/80 x 100 = 5%

**12. A bought a tape recorder for Rs 8,000 and sold it to B. B in turn sold it to C, each earning a profit of 20%. Which of the following is true: **

**(a) A and B earn the same profit. (b) A earns more profit than B. (c) A earns less profit than B. (d) Cannot be decided.**

Solution:

(c) A earns less profit than B

Explanation: Cost price of tape recorder bought by A = Rs.8000

Cost price of tape recorder for B =20% profit on cost price for A

=20/100 x 8000 + 8000

=20 x 80 + 8000

=1600 + 8000

=Rs.9600

Cost price of tape recorder sold to C = 20% profit on cost price for B

= 20/100 x 9600 + 9600

=1929 + 9600

= Rs.11520

Here, profit for A= Rs.1600 Profit for B = Rs.1920

So, A earns less profit than B.

**13. Latika bought a teapot for Rs 120 and a set of cups for Rs 400. She sold teapot at a profit of 5% and cups at a loss of 5%. The amount received by her is:**

**(a) Rs 494 (b) Rs 546 (c) Rs 506 (d) Rs 534**

Solution:

(c) Rs 506

Explanation: Price of teapot = Rs. 120

Price of set of cups = Rs. 400

Latika sold teapot at a profit of 5%

Selling price of teapot = 5/100 x 120 + 120

=Â 120/20 +120

= 6 + 120 = Rs.126

Also, cups were sold at a loss of 5%.

Now, selling price of cups = 400 â€“5/100 x 400

= 400 â€“ 20

= Rs. 380

Therefore, total amount received = Rs. 126 + Rs. 380 = Rs. 506

**14. A jacket was sold for Rs 1,120 after allowing a discount of 20%. The marked price of the jacket is:**

**(a) Rs 1440 (b) Rs 1400 (c) Rs 960 (d) Rs 866.66**

Solution:

(b) Rs. 1400

Explanation: Let marked price = x

Discount = 20%

Selling price = 1120

Hence,

1120 = x â€“ xÃ— 20/100

1120 = x â€“ x/5

1120 = 4x/5

x = (1120Ã—5)/4 = 1400

**15. A sum is taken for two years at 16% p.a. If interest is compounded after every three months, the number of times for which interest is charged in 2 years is:**

**(a) 8 (b) 4 (c) 6 (d) 9**

Solution:

(a) 8

Explanation:

Rate of interest is compounded after every three months.

Thus, the time period for amount in a year will be 4 times.

If amount is taken for 2 year, then 4Ã—2 = 8 times charged in 2 year.

**16. The original price of a washing machine which was bought for Rs 13,500 inclusive of 8% VAT is: **

**(a) Rs 12,420 (b) Rs 14,580 (c) Rs 12,500 (d) Rs 13,492**

Solution:

(a) Rs 12,420

Explanation: The original price of the washing machine = Rs.13500

VAT = 8%.

The original price of the washing machine including of 8% VAT

= 13500-13500 xÂ 8/100

= 13500-135 x 8

= 13500-1080

= Rs.12420

**17. Avinash bought an electric iron for Rs 900 and sold it at a gain of 10%. He sold another electric iron at 5% loss which was bought Rs 1200. On the transaction he has a: **

**(a) Profit of Rs 75 (b) Loss of Rs 75 (c) Profit of Rs 30 (d) Loss of Rs 30**

Solution:

(c) Profit of Rs 30

Explanation: Price of electric iron = Rs. 900

Sold at 10% profit

Now, selling price of the electric iron =Â (10/1000) x 900 + 900 = 90+ 900 = Rs.990

Another electric iron sold at 5% loss.

Cost price of another electric iron = Rs.1200

Thus, selling price of the electric iron = 1200 x 1200 = 1200-60 = Rs.1140

Total cost paid by Avinash for purchasing electric irons = Rs.900 + Rs.1200 = Rs.2100

Total received amount = Rs.990 + Rs.1140 = Rs. 2130

Therefore, his profit = Rs.2130- Rs.2100 = Rs.30

**18. A TV set was bought for Rs 26,250 including 5% VAT. The original price of the TV set is (a) Rs 27,562.50 (b) Rs 25,000 (c) Rs 24,937.50 (d) Rs 26,245 **

Solution:

(c) Rs 24,937.50

Explanation: Cost price of TV set = Rs. 26250.

VAT including = 5%

Original price = Cost price of article including VAT = 26250 â€“ (5/100)Â x 26250

= 26250-1312.5

=24,937.50

Therefore, original price of TV set is = Rs. 24,937.50

**19. 40% of [100 â€“ 20% of 300] is equal to:**

**(a) 20 (b) 16 (c) 140 (d) 64**

Solution:

(b) 16

Explanation: 40% of [100 â€“ 20% of 300]

= 40% Ã— [100 â€“ (20/100Ã—300)]

= 40% Ã— [100 â€“ 60]

= 40/100 Ã— 40

= 16

**20. Radhika bought a car for Rs 2,50,000. Next year its price decreased by 10% and further next year it decreased by 12%. In the two years overall decrease per cent in the price of the car is **

**(a) 3.2% (b) 22% (c) 20.8% (d) 8%**

Solution:

(c) 20.8%

Explanation: Radhika bought a car for Rs. 250000.

Cost price = Rs.250000

Its price decreased next year for 10%.

Thus, new price = 250000 â€“ (10/100) Ã— 250000

= 250000 â€“ 25000 = 225000

Again, the price of car decreased by 12% next year. So the price will be:

=225000 â€“ 225000 Ã— (12/100)

= 225000 â€“ 27000

= 198000

So, the overall decrease in percentage of car price = (250000-198000)/250000 Ã— 100

= (52000/250000) Ã— 100 = 520/25 = 20.8%

In questions 21 to 45 fill in the blanks to make the statements true.

**21. ________ is a reduction on the marked price of the article. **

Solution: Discount

**22. Increase of a number from 150 to 162 is equal to increase of ____ per cent. **

**Solution: 8%**

Explanation: Increase of a number from 150 to 162 = 162-150 = 12

Percentage of increased number = 12/150 Ã— 100 = 120/15 = 8%

**23. 15% increase in price of an article, which is Rs.1,620, is the increase of ____. **

Solution: Rs.212

Explanation: Let x is the price of the article.

Thus, as per given question;

1620 = x + x Ã— (15/100)

1620 = 115x/100

115x = 1620 Ã— 100

x = (1620Ã—100)/115

x = 1408

Hence, increase in price = 1620 â€“ 1408 = 212.

**24. Discount = _______-_______. **

Solution: Discount = Marked Price â€“ Selling Price.

**25. Discount = Discount % of ________ **

Solution: Discount = Discount % of Marked Price.

**26. _______ is charged on the sale of an item by the government and is added to the bill amount. **

Solution: Sales tax

**27. Amount when interest is compounded annually is given by the formula_____**

Solution:

A = P(1+R/100)^{T} [P = Principal, R = Rate, T = time]

**28. Sales tax = tax % of _______ **

Solution: Bill amount

**29. The time period after which the interest is added each time to form a new principal is called the __________**

Solution: Conversion period

**30. ________ expenses are the additional expenses incurred by a buyer for an item over and above its cost of purchase. **

Solution: Overhead

**31. The discount on an item for sale is calculated on the _________ **

Solution: Marked price

**32. When principal P is compounded semi-annually at r % per annum for t years, then Amount = ______**

Solution: A = P(1+R/100)^{2t}

**33. Percentages are equal to fractions with _________ equal to 100. **

Solution: Denominator

**34. The marked price of an article when it is sold for Rs. 880 after a discount of 12% is ______**

Solution: Rs.1000

Explanation: selling price = Rs.880

Discount percentage = 12%

Let x be the marked price.

Since, discount is calculated on marked price, thus;

x â€“ x Ã— (12/100) = 880

88x /100 = 880

x = 10 Ã— 100 = 1000

**35. The compound interest on Rs 8,000 for one year at 16% p.a. compounded half yearly is ______, given that (1.08) ^{2} = 1.1664. **

Solution: Rs. 9331.2

Explanation: Principal = Rs.8000

Time period = 1 year

Rate = 16% = 16/100 = 0.16

Amount = P ( 1+r/n)^{nt}

n = 2 (compounded half yearly in a year)

A = 8000(1+0.16/2)^{2Ã—1} = 8000 (1+0.08)^{2} = 8000 (1.08)^{2}

A = 8000 Ã— 1.1664

A = 9331.2

**36. In the first year on an investment of Rs. 6,00,000 the loss is 5% and in the second year the gain is 10%, the net result is 627000.**

Solution: 627000

Explanation: Investment amount = 600000

Loss in first year = 5%.

So, investment in first year = 600000 â€“Â (5/100) x 600000 = 600000 â€“ 30000 = 570000

In second year, the gain is 10%.

So, net result = 570000 + (10/100) x 570000 = 570000 + 57000 = 627000

**37. If amount on the principal of Rs 6,000 is written as 6000 [1+5/100] ^{3} and compound interest payable half yearly, then rate of interest p.a. is ____ and time in years is ______.**

Solution: Rate â€“ 10% and 1.5 years

**38. By selling an article for Rs 1,12,000 a girl gains 40%. The cost price of the article was _______**

Solution: Rs.80000

Explanation: Selling price of the article = â‚¹112000

Gain% = 40%

Say, x is the cost price of the article.

Since,Â cost price = selling price â€“ profit % on cost price

Therefore, Selling price = cost price + profit % on cost price

Hence,

112000 = x + x Ã— (40/100)

112000 = x + (2/5)x

112000 = 7x/5

x = (112000 Ã— 5)/7

x = 80000

**39. The loss per cent on selling 140 geometry boxes at the loss of S.P. of 10 geometry boxes is equal to _____**

Solution: 20/3%

Explanation: Say, the selling price of one geometry box = Rs.1

So, the selling price of 140 geometry boxes = 1 Ã— 140 = Rs.140

Selling price of 10 geometry boxes = Rs.10

Loss = Rs. 10

Loss percentage = Loss/CP Ã— 100

= 10/(140+10) Ã— 100

= 10/150 Ã— 100

= 20/3%

**40. The cost price of 10 tables is equal to the sale price of 5 tables. The profit per cent in this transaction is _____**

Solution: 100%

Explanation: Say, the cost price of one table is Rs.1

Cost price of 10 tables = Sale price of 5 tables (Given)

Sale price of 5 tables profit = cost price of 5 tables = Rs. 5

Profit percentage = Profit/CP Ã— 100

= 5/5 Ã— 100 = 100%

**41. Abida bought 100 pens at the rate of Rs 3.50 per pen and pays a sales tax of 4%. The total amount paid by Abida is ______.**

Solution: Rs.364

Explanation: Number of pens = 100

Rate of per pen = Rs.3.50

Cost of 100 pens = 100 Ã— 3.50 = 350

Sales tax on pen = 4%

Total amount paid = 350 Ã— (4/100) + 350

= 350 Ã— 1/25 + 350

= 14 + 350

= 364

**42. The cost of a tape-recorder is Rs 10,800 inclusive of sales tax charged at 8%. The price of the tape-recorder before sales tax was charged is _____.**

Solution: Rs.10000

Explanation: Cost of tape recorder = Rs.10800

Say, the cost before including the tax = x

Therefore,

x + xÃ—(8/100) = 10800

(100x+8x)/100 = 10800

108x = 1080000

x = 10000

**43. 2500 is greater than 500 by ____. **

Solution: 400%

Explanation: 2500 â€“ 500 = 2000

Percentage increase in 500 to 2500 = (2000/500) Ã— 100

= 2000/5 = 400

**44. Four times a number is a ____ increase in the number. **

Solution: 300%

Explanation: Let the number be x

Four times of number = 4x

4x is greater than x by = 4x â€“ x = 3x

Percentage increase in x = 3x/x Ã— 100 = 300%

**45. 5% sales tax is charged on an article marked Rs 200 after allowing a discount of 5%, then the amount payable is ____**

Solution: Rs.199.50.

Explanation: marked price = Rs. 200

Discount = 5%

Selling price = 200 â€“ (5/100) Ã— 200

= 200-20

= 190

Selling price including 5% tax = 190+(5/100)Ã—190

= 190 + 9.5

= Rs. 199.5

In questions 46 to 65 state whether the statements are true (T) or false (F).

**46. To calculate the growth of a bacteria if the rate of growth is known, the formula for calculation of amount in compound interest can be used. **

Solution: True

**47. Additional expenses made after buying an article are included in the cost price and are known as Value Added Tax. **

Solution: False

**48. Discount is a reduction given on cost price of an article. **

Solution: False

**49. Compound interest is the interest calculated on the previous yearâ€™s amount. **

Solution: True

**50. C.P. = M.P. â€“ Discount.**

Solution: False

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