NCERT Solutions for class 10 maths chapter 4 Quadratic Equations is important for any student of class 10 who is looking to score well for their CBSE board exams. These solutions showcase how a quadratic equation can be used to express certain problems and how we can use the given information to solve for unknown variables. With the help of class 10 maths NCERT Solutions chapter 4, students can learn how unknown quantities can be found out using quadratic equations.

### NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4 Exercises

- NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4 Quadratic Equations Exercise 4.1
- NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4 Quadratic Equations Exercise 4.2
- NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4 Quadratic Equations Exercise 4.3
- NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4 Quadratic Equations Exercise 4.4

**Polynomials** with degree 2 are called quadratic polynomials. When this polynomial is equated to zero, we get a quadratic equation.

Its **general form** is **a ^{2 }+ bx + c = 0**, where

**a**,

**b**and

**c**are real numbers and

**a ≠ 0**.

In many real life situations, we deal with quadratic equations.

Suppose, we have to make a table of 50m^{2} area with its length twice as its breadth then,

Let **x** be the breadth of the table Therefore, its length will be **2x**

Since, length × breadth = area

Therefore, x.2x = 50

So, **2x ^{2} = 50 (quadratic equation)**

x^{2 }=25 that gives, x = 5

**Thus the length of that table will be = 2x = 10m and breadth will be 5m.**

**EXERCISE – 4.1**

** **

**Represent the following statements mathematically:**

**Q.1 Rahul and Nikhil together have 50 chocolates. Both of them lost 5 chocolates each and the product of number of chocolates they have now is 300.Find how many chocolates they actually had?**

**Sol**.

Let, **x** be the number of chocolates Rahul had Then, the total number of chocolates Nikhil had = **(50 – x)** chocolates.

After loosing 5 chocolates Rahul had **(x – 5)** chocolates and Nikhil had **(50 – x – 5)** chocolates.

Now, according to the given condition:

(x – 5) (45 – x) = 300

45x – x^{2 }– 225 + 5x=300

**x ^{2 }– 50x + 525 = 0**

**This is the required quadratic equation.**

** **

**Q2.** **Check whether (x – 7) ^{2} +4 = 2x – 9 is a quadratic equation.**

**Sol.**

On, simplifying the above equation we get:

x^{2 }+ 49 – 14x + 4 = 2x – 9

**x ^{2 }– 16x + 62=0**

General form of quadratic equation is **ax ^{2 }+ bx + c = 0**

Therefore, the given equation is a quadratic equation.

**Q.3 Check whether x(x-7) + 3 = (x + 6) (x – 6) is a quadratic equation.**

**Sol.**

On, simplifying the above equation we get:

x^{2 }– 7x + 3 = x^{2 }– 36

** ****7x – 33 = 0**

**This is not a quadratic equation** because general form of a quadratic equation is ax^{2}+bx+c=0 with a ≠ 0 and in this equation a = 0.

**Q.4** Check whether **(x – 2) ^{3 }= 0** is a quadratic equation.

**Sol.**

On, simplifying the above equation we get:

x^{3 }– 8 – 6x^{2}+12x = 0.

**Degree** of this polynomial equation is **3**,

**Thus, it is ****a cubic polynomial equation not a quadratic equation****.**

** **

**Q.5** **Rahul’s father ****is 27** **years older than him. 3 years from now the product of their ages will be 1224. We would like to find Rohan’s present a****ge.**

**Sol.**

Let the present age of Rahul be **x** **years**

Then, present age of Rahul’s father will be = **(x + 27) years**

Now, their ages after 3 years:

Rahul’s age = **(x + 3) years**

Rahul’s father age = x + 27 + 3 = **(x + 30) years**

According to given condition:

(x+3) (x+30) = 1224

x^{2} + 30x +3x +90 –1224 = 0

** x ^{2 }+ 33x – 1134 = 0**. (Where x is the present age of Rahul in years)

**This is the required quadratic equation. **

** **

**Q.6** **There is a rectangular park of area 860m ^{2}. The length (meters) of the park is three more than twice its breadth (meters). Form a quadratic equation to solve this problem.**

**Sol.**

Let, **x** be **length** (meters) and **y** be **breadth** (meter) of the rectangular plot

Now, according to given condition:-

**x = 3 + 2y ……… (1)**

And

**x.y = 860m ^{2}…… (2)**

Now, substituting equation (1) in (2) we get

(3 + 2y) y = 860

2y^{2 }+ 3y = 860

**2y ^{2 }+ 3y – 860 = 0** where y = breadth (in meters)

**This is the required quadratic equation.**

** **

**Q.7** **A train is covering a distance of 540 km from one city to another city at a uniform speed. If the speed of train had been reduced by 6 km/h, then to cover the same distance the train would have taken 1 hour more. Form a quadratic equation of this situation.**

**Sol.**

Let the train travels at the uniform speed of **x km/hr.**

Therefore,

Time taken to cover 540km = **\(\frac{540}{x}hours\)**

Now,

When speed is reduced by 6km/h then time taken to cover the same distance = **\(\ \frac{540}{x-6}hours\)**

Now, according to given condition:

\(\frac{540}{x-6}-\frac{540}{x} = 1\)

540x – 540 ( x – 6 ) = x ( x – 6 )

**x ^{2 }– 6x – 3240 = 0.** Where x= speed of train in km/h

**This is the required quadratic equation.**

** ****Finding roots of quadratic equation by factorization**

**Exercise 4.2**

**Q1.** **Find the roots of quadratic equation by factorization:**

**\(x^{2}- (\sqrt{3}+\sqrt{2})x+\sqrt{6}\) = 0**

** ****Sol.**

\(x^{2}- \sqrt{3}x-\sqrt{2}x+\sqrt{6}=0\)

\(x(x- \sqrt{3})-\sqrt{2}(x-\sqrt{3})=0\)

\((x-\sqrt{3})(x-\sqrt{2})=0\)

**Therefore \(x=\sqrt{2}\) or \(x=\sqrt{3}\)**

**Q2**. **Find the roots of quadratic equation:**

**\(10x^{2}-7\sqrt{3}x+3=0\)**

** ****Sol**.

\(10x^{2}-7\sqrt{3}x+3=0\)

\(x^{2}-\frac{7\sqrt{3}x}{10}+\frac{3}{10}=0 \)

\(x^{2}-(\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}+\frac{\sqrt{3}}{5})x+\frac{3}{10}=0\)

\(x^{2}-\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}x-\frac{\sqrt{3}}{5}x+\frac{3}{10}=0\)

\(x(x-\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2})-\frac{\sqrt{3}}{5}(x-\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2})=0\)

\((x-\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2})\;\;(x-\frac{\sqrt{3}}{5})=0\)

**Therefore \(x=\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}\) or \(x=\frac{\sqrt{3}}{5}\)**

**Q3.** **Find the roots of quadratic equation:**

** 400x ^{2} – 40x + 1 = 0**

** ****Sol.**

Since, 400x^{2} – 40x + 1 = 0

Therefore, \(x^{2}-\frac{1}{10}x+ \frac{1}{400}=0\)

\(x^{2}-\frac{1}{10}x+ \frac{1}{400}=0\)

\(x^{2}-(\frac{1}{20}+\frac{1}{20})x+\frac{1}{400}=0\)

\(x^{2}-\frac{1}{20}x-\frac{1}{20}x+\frac{1}{400}=0\)

\(x(x-\frac{1}{20})-\frac{1}{20}(x-\frac{1}{20})\)

\((x-\frac{1}{20})\;\;(x-\frac{1}{20})\)

**Therefore \(x=\frac{1}{20}\) or \(x=\frac{1}{20}\)**

**Q4. Find the roots of quadratic equation:**

** x ^{2}– 16x + 63 = 0**

** ****Sol.**

Since, x^{2}– 16x + 63 = 0

Therefore, x^{2}– (9+7)x + 63 = 0

x^{2}– 9x-7x + 63 = 0

x(x – 9) – 7( x – 9 ) = 0

(x -9) ( x – 7 ) = 0

**Therefore, x = 9 or x = 7**

** **

**Q5. Find the roots of quadratic equation:**

**\(\sqrt{3}x^{2}+7x+2\sqrt{3}=0\)**

** ****Sol.**

\(\sqrt{3}x^{2}+7x+2\sqrt{3}=0\)

\(x^{2}+\frac{7}{\sqrt{3}}x+{2}=0\)

\(x^{2}+\frac{6}{\sqrt{3}}x+\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}x+2=0\)

\(x(x+\frac{6}{\sqrt{3}})+\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}(x+2\sqrt{3})=0\)

\((x+\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}})(x+2\sqrt{3})=0 \)

**Therefore \(x=-\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}\) or \(x=-2\sqrt{3}\)**

**Q.6 Product of two numbers x and y is 144 and their sum is 25. Find x and y.**

**Sol.**

According to given condition:

** x . y = 144 ……………………….. (1)**

And,

** x + y = 25 ……………………………. (2)**

Substituting equation (2) in (1) we get:

x(25 – x) = 144

(or)

x^{2 }– 25x + 144= 0

x^{2 }– (16 + 9)x + 144= 0

x^{2 }– 16x – 9x + 144= 0

x(x – 16) – 9(x – 16) = 0

**Therefore, x = 16 or x = 9**

**So, if first number (x) is 16 then second number (y) will be (25 -16) = 9**

(or)

**If first number is(x) 9 then second number(y) will be (25-9) = 16.**

**Q7. Sum of square of two consecutive positive integers is 481, find the numbers.**

**Sol**.

Let, 1^{st} number be **x**

Therefore, second number will be **(x+1)**

According to the given condition:

x^{2 }+ (x + 1)^{2 }= 481

x^{2 }+ x^{2 }+ 2x + 1 = 481

2x^{2 }+ 2x – 480 = 0

x^{2 }+ x – 240 = 0

x^{2 }+ (16 – 15) x – 240 = 0

x^{2 }+ 16x – 15x – 240 = 0

x(x + 16) – 15(x + 16) = 0

(x – 15) (x + 16) = 0

Therefore,

**x= 15 (or) x= -16**

Since, the positive integers can’t be -16

**Hence two consecutive positive integers are 15 and 16. **

** **

**Q.8 The base of a right angled triangle is 3cm more than its altitude. If the hypotenuse is 15cm. Find the length of its base and altitude.**

**Sol.**

In right angled triangle ABC:

Let, length of altitude = x cm

Therefore base = (x + 3) cm

Now, according to the given condition:

(AB)^{2 }+ (AC)^{2 }= (BC)^{2 } (From Pythagoras theorem)

(x)^{2 }+ (x+3)^{2 }= (15)^{2}

x^{2 }+ x^{2 }+6x + 9 = 225

2x^{2 }+ 6x – 216 = 0

x^{2 }+ 3x – 108 = 0

**This is required quadratic equation, on further solving this equation:**

x^{2 }+ 3x – 108 = 0

x^{2 }+ (12 – 9)x – 108 = 0

x^{2 }+ 12x – 9x – 108 = 0

x(x + 12) – 9(x + 12) = 0

(x + 12) (x – 9) = 0

Therefore, **x = -12 (or) x = 9**

Since length cannot be negative. Therefore, neglecting -12cm

**Hence the length of altitude = 9 cm and length of the base = 12cm**

** ****Finding roots by method of completing the square**

Equations like **x ^{2 }– 4x – 8 = 0**, cannot be solved by method of factorization because it doesn’t factor.

These types of equations can be solved by method of completing the square.

i.e x^{2 }– 4x – 8 = 0 or x^{2 }– 4x = 8

Our main target is to convert **x ^{2 }– 4x** in form

**(x – a)**which is equal to x

^{2}^{2 }– 2ax + a

^{2}.

So, we will try to break the middle term in such a way, that **4x** can be written in form of **2ax**.

i.e 4x= 2(2.x) thus, here a = 2.

Therefore, if we will add 2^{2} on both LHS and RHS, we get the following equation:-

x^{2 }– 2(2x) + 2^{2} = 8 +2^{2}

(or), (x – 2)^{2} = 12

(x – 2)^{2} = \(\sqrt{12}\)

(x – 2)^{2} – \((\sqrt{12})^{2}\)= 0

Since, \(a^{2}-b^{2}=(a + b)(a – b)\)

Therefore, \((x-2-\sqrt{12}) \) \((x-2+\sqrt{12}) \)

**\(x=2+\sqrt{12}\) or \(x=2-\sqrt{12}\)**

**This is how we find roots of a given equation by method of completing the square.**

**Exercise – 4.3**

** **

**Q.1** Find the roots of the equation **25x ^{2 }+ 20x – 13 = 0** by method of completing the square.

**Sol.**

(5x)^{2 }+ 20x = 13

(5x)^{2 }+ 2(5x.2)+ 2^{2} = 13+2^{2}

(5x+2)^{2} – 17 = 0

Therefore \((5x+2)^{2}-(\sqrt{17})^{2}=0\)

\((5x+2+\sqrt{17})\) \((5x+2-\sqrt{17})=0\)

**Therefore \(x=-\frac{2+\sqrt{17}}{5}\) or \(x=\frac{-2+\sqrt{17}}{5}\)**

**Q.2 Find the roots of the equation 9x ^{2 }+ 12x – 5 = 0 by method of completing the square.**

Sol.

9x^{2 }+ 12x = 5

(3x)^{2 }+ 2(3x.2) = 5

(3x)^{2 }+ 2(3x.2) + 2^{2 }= 5 + 2^{2}

(3x+2)^{2 }= 9

(3x+2)^{2 }– 3^{2} = 0

(3x + 2 + 3) (3x + 2 – 3) = 0

(3x + 5) (3x – 1) = 0

**Therefore \(x=\frac{-5}{3}\) or \(x =\frac{1}{3}\)**

**Q.3 Find the roots of the equation 3x ^{2 }– 16x + 5 = 0 by method of completing the square.**

**Sol.**

To solve the above equation either divide the entire equation by 3 to make 3x^{2} a perfect square but it will be much easier to solve the equation if we **multiply the above equation by 3 to make 3x ^{2} a perfect square.**

Therefore, 9x^{2 }– 48x = -15

(3x)^{2 }– 2(3x.8) =-15

(3x)^{2 }– 2( 3x.8 ) + 8^{2 }= -15 + 8^{2}

(3x – 8)^{2 }– 49 = 0

(3x-8)^{2 }– 7^{2} = 0

(3x-8+7)(3x-8-7)=0

(3x-1)(3x-15)=0

**Therefore \(x=\frac{1}{3}\) or \(x=5\)**

**Q.4 Find the roots of the equation 2x ^{2 }+ x – 4 = 0 by method of completing the square.**

Sol.

Now, for making **2x ^{2}** a

**perfect square**,

**multiplying**the above equation by

**2**

Therefore,

4x^{2 }+ 2x = 8

Now,

\((2x)^{2} + 2(2x.\frac{1}{2})=8\)

\((2x)^{2}+2(2x.\frac{1}{2})+\frac{1}{4}= 8+\frac{1}{4}\)

\((2x+\frac{1}{2})^{2}-(\sqrt{\frac{33}{4}})^{2}=0\)

\((2x+\frac{1}{2}+\frac{\sqrt{33}}{2})\;\;(2x+\frac{1}{2}-\frac{\sqrt{33}}{2})=0\)

**Therefore \(x=-\frac{1+\sqrt{33}}{4}\) or \(x=\frac{-1+\sqrt{33}}{4}\)**

**Consider a quadratic equation:**

**ax ^{2 }+ bx+ c = 0 with a ≠ 0**

The roots of the following quadratic equation are given by:

**\(x=\frac{-b+\sqrt{b^{2}-4ac}}{2a}\) and \(x=\frac{-b-\sqrt{b^{2}-4ac}}{2a}\)**

(or) **\(x=\frac{-b\pm \sqrt{b^{2}-4ac}}{2a}\)**

This is known as quadratic formulae for finding roots of quadratic equation.

**Nature of roots:**

The term **(b ^{2 }– 4ac)** is known as

**discriminant**and it determines the nature of roots of the quadratic equation.

If **b ^{2 }– 4ac > 0**, then the equation will have

**two distant real roots**.

If **b ^{2 }– 4ac = 0**, then the equation will have

**two equal real roots.**

If **b ^{2 }– 4ac < 0**, then the equation will have

**unreal roots**.

**Exercise 4.4**

** ****Q.1 Find the roots of following equation:**

** \(x+\frac{1}{x}=5\)**, with x ≠ 0.

**Sol.**

On simplifying the above equation we get:

** x ^{2 }– 5x + 1 = 0**

Here, a=1, b = – 5 and c = 1.

On putting the values of a, b and c in quadratic formulae we get:

\(x=\frac{-(-5)+\sqrt{(-5)^{2}-4(1\times 1)}}{2\times 1}\) and \(x=\frac{-(-5)-\sqrt{(-5)^{2}-4(1\times 1)}}{2\times 1}\)

\(x=\frac{5+\sqrt{25-4}}{2}\) and \(x=\frac{5-\sqrt{25-4}}{2}\)

**\(x=\frac{5+\sqrt{21}}{2}\) and \(x= \frac{5-\sqrt{21}}{2}\)**

** **

**Q.2 Find the roots of following equation:**

**\(\frac{1}{x}-\frac{1}{x-3}=7\), where \(x\neq 0,3\)**

** ****Sol.**

On simplifying the above equation we get:

**7x ^{2} – 21x + 3 = 0**

Here, a = 7, b = -21 and c = 3

On putting the values of a, b and c in quadratic formulae we get:

\(x=\frac{-(-21)+\sqrt{(-21)^{2}-4(7\times 3)}}{2\times 7}\) and \(x=\frac{-(-21)-\sqrt{(-21)^{2}-4(7\times 3)}}{2\times 7}\)

\(x=\frac{21+\sqrt{441-84}}{14}\) and \(x=\frac{21-\sqrt{441-84}}{14}\)

**\(x=\frac{21+\sqrt{357}}{14}\) and \(x= \frac{21-\sqrt{357}}{14}\)**

** **

**Q.3 Find the nature of roots of the following quadratic equation:-**

** 7x ^{2 }+ x + 2 = 0**

** ****Sol.**

Here, a = 7, b = 1 and c=2

Since, discriminant (D) = b^{2 }– 4ac ………….. (1)

On putting the values of a, b and c in equation (1) we get: –

D = 1^{2} – 4(7×2)

Therefore D = -55

Since, **D < 0.** This equation will have** no real roots**.

**Q.4 Find the values of k in the following quadratic equation so that they have two equal real roots 3x ^{2 }+ kx + 5 = 0**

**Sol.**

Given, 3x^{2 }+ kx + 5 = 0

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

Now, If b^{2 }– 4ac = 0, then we will get two equal real roots.

Therefore,

k^{2} – 4×3×5 = 0

k^{2 }= 60

**Therefore for equal roots k=** **\(2\sqrt{15}\)**

** **

**Q.5** **Find the values of k in the following quadratic equation so that they have two equal real roots. **

**kx(x – 9) + 3 = 0**

**Sol.**

On simplifying the given equation:

kx^{2} – 9kx +3 = 0

Here a = k, b = -9k and c = 3

Now, If b^{2 }– 4ac = 0, then we will get two equal real roots.

Therefore,

(-9k)^{2} – 4(k×3) = 0

81k^{2} – 12k = 0

(or)

k(81k – 12) = 0

Since value of k cannot be 0.

**Therefore for equal roots k=** **\(\frac{12}{81}\)**

** **

**Q.6** **Find the nature of roots of the following quadratic equation, if real roots exist, Find them.**

**2x ^{2 }+ x – 4 = 0**

** ****Sol.**

Here a = 2, b = 1 and c = – 4

Since,

D = b^{2} – 4ac

Therefore,

D= 1^{2} – 4(- 4 × 2)

D= 1 + 32

Therefore, D= 33

**Since, D > o. The given quadratic equation will have real roots**.

On putting the values of a, b and c in the quadratic formulae we get:

\(x=\frac{-(1)+\sqrt{(1)^{2}-4(2\times -4)}}{2\times 2}\) and

\(x=\frac{-(1)-\sqrt{(1)^{2}-4(2\times -4)}}{2\times 2}\)

\(x=\frac{-1+\sqrt{1+32}}{4}\) and \(x=\frac{-1-\sqrt{1+32}}{4}\)

**\(x=\frac{-1+\sqrt{33}}{4}\) and \(x= \frac{-1-\sqrt{33}}{4}\)**

** **

**Q.7 Deepak’s father ****is 27** **years older than him. 3 years from now the product of their ages will be 1224. Find the present age of Deepak****.**

**Sol.**

Let the present age of **Deepak** be **x years**

Then, present age of **Deepak’s father** will be = **(x + 27) years**

Now, their ages **after 3 years**: –

Deepak’s age = **(x + 3) years**

Deepak’s father age = x + 27 + 3 = **(x + 30) years**

According to given condition,

(x+3) (x+30) = 1224

x^{2} + 30x +3x +90 –1224 = 0

** x ^{2 }+ 33x – 1134 = 0** (Where x is the present age of Deepak in years)

**This is the required quadratic equation. **

Here, a = 1, b = 33 and c = -1134

On putting the values of a, b and c in the **quadratic formulae** we get:

\(x=\frac{-(33)+\sqrt{(33)^{2}-4(1\times-1134)}}{2\times 1}\) and \(x=\frac{-(33)-\sqrt{(33)^{2}-4(1\times -1134)}}{2\times 1}\)

\(x=\frac{-33+\sqrt{1089+4536}}{2}\) and \(x=\frac{-33-\sqrt{1089+4536}}{2}\)

\(x=\frac{-33+\sqrt{5625}}{2}\) and \(x= \frac{-33-\sqrt{5625}}{2}\)

\(x=\frac{-33+75}{2}\) and \(x=\frac{-33-75}{2}\)

**Therefore x=21 and x= -54**

Since, age cannot be negative. Therefore neglecting x = -54

Thus the **present age of Deepak = x = 21 years**

And the **present age of Deepak’s father will be = (x + 27) = 48 years**

** ****Q.8** **There is a rectangular park of area 860m ^{2}. The length (meters) of the park is three more than twice its breadth (meters). Find the length and breadth of this rectangular park.**

**Sol.**

Let, **x** be **length** (meters) and **y** be **breadth** (meter) of the rectangular plot

Now, according to given condition:

** x = 3 + 2y ……… (1)**

And

** x.y = 860m ^{2}…… (2)**

Now, substituting equation (1) in (2) we get

(3 + 2y) y = 860

2y^{2 }+ 3y = 860

**2y ^{2 }+ 3y – 860 = 0** where y = breadth (in meters)

**This is the required quadratic equation.**

Here, a = 2, b = 3 and c = -860

On putting the values of a, b and c in the **quadratic** **formulae** we get:

\(y=\frac{-(3)+\sqrt{(3)^{2}-4(2\times-860)}}{2\times 2}\) and \(y=\frac{-(3)-\sqrt{(3)^{2}-4(2\times -860)}}{2\times 2}\)

\(y=\frac{-3+\sqrt{9+6880}}{4}\) and \(y=\frac{-3-\sqrt{9+6880}}{4}\)

\(y=\frac{-3+\sqrt{6889}}{4}\) and \(y= \frac{-3-\sqrt{6889}}{4}\)

\(y=\frac{-3+83}{4}\) and \(y=\frac{-3-83}{4}\)

**Therefore y=20 and y= -21.5**

Since, length cannot be negative. Therefore neglecting y = -21.5

Thus **breadth of the rectangular park = y = 20m**

And **length of the rectangular park, x = (3 + 2y) = 43m**

** **

**Q.9** **A train is covering a distance of 540km from one city to another city at a uniform speed. If the speed of train had been reduced by 6km/h, then to cover the same distance the train would have taken 1hour more. Find the uniform speed of train.**

**Sol.**

Let the train travels at the uniform speed of **x km/hr**

Therefore,

Time taken to cover 540km = **\(\frac{540}{x}\) hrs**

Now,

When speed is reduced to **6km/h** then time taken to cover the same distance = **\(\frac{540}{x-6}\) hrs**

Now, according to given condition:

\(\frac{540}{x-6}-\frac{540}{x} = 1\)

540x – 540 ( x – 6 ) = x ( x – 6 )

** **** x ^{2 }– 6x – 3240 = 0** Where x= speed of train in km/h

**This is the required quadratic equation.**

Here, a = 1, b = -6 and c = -3240

On putting the values of a, b and c in the **quadratic formulae** we get:

\(x=\frac{-(-6)+\sqrt{(-6)^{2}-4(1\times-3240)}}{2\times 1}\) and \(x=\frac{-(-6)-\sqrt{(-6)^{2}-4(1\times -3240)}}{2\times 1}\)

\(x=\frac{6+\sqrt{36+12960}}{2}\) and \(x=\frac{6-\sqrt{36+12960}}{2}\)

\(x=\frac{6+\sqrt{12996}}{2}\) and \(x= \frac{6-\sqrt{12996}}{2}\)

\(x=\frac{6+114}{2}\) and \(x=\frac{6-114}{2}\)

**Therefore x=60 and x= -54**

Since, speed cannot be negative. Therefore neglecting x = -54

**Thus, the uniform speed of train = x = 60km/h.**

**Q.10** **A chocolate factory produces a certain number of chocolates in a day. It was observed that on a particular day the cost of production of each chocolate (in rupees) was 5 more than thrice the number of chocolates produced on that day. If total cost of production on that day was 750 rupees. Find the number of chocolates produced and the cost of each chocolate.**

** ****Sol.**

Let **x** be number of **chocolates produced** and **y** be the **cost** of each chocolate.

Now, According to given conditions:

**y = 5 + 3x…………………. (1)**

And

**x.y = 750 ……………. (2)**

Substituting values of equation (1) in equation (2) we get:

x(3x + 5) = 750

**3x ^{2 }+ 5x – 750 = 0**

This is the required quadratic equation.

Here, a = 3, b = -5 and c = -750

On putting the values of a, b and c in the **quadratic** **formulae** we get:

\(x=\frac{-(-5)+\sqrt{(-5)^{2}-4(3\times-750)}}{2\times 3}\) and \(x=\frac{-(-5)-\sqrt{(-5)^{2}-4(3\times -750)}}{2\times 3}\)

\(x=\frac{5+\sqrt{25+9000}}{6}\) and \(x=\frac{5-\sqrt{25+9000}}{6}\)

\(x=\frac{5+\sqrt{9025}}{6}\) and x= \(\frac{5-\sqrt{9025}}{6}\)

\(x=\frac{5+95}{6}\) and \(x=\frac{5-95}{6}\)

**Therefore \(x=\frac{50}{3}\) and x= -15**

Since, number of chocolates cannot be negative. Therefore neglecting x = -15

Hence number of **chocolates produced = x = \(\frac{50}{3}\) chocolates**

And **cost of each chocolate = y = (5 + 3x) = 55 Rs**

** **

**Q.11 Find two consecutive even positive integers, whose product is 168.**

** ****Sol.**

Let **x** be the **first** **number**, then **second** **number** will be **(x + 2).**

Now, according to the given condition:

x(x + 2) = 168

(or) **x ^{2} + 2x -168 = 0**

Here a =1, b = 2 and c = -168

Now, substituting the values of a, b and c in **quadratic** **formulae** we get:

\(x=\frac{-(2)+\sqrt{(2)^{2}-4(1\times-168)}}{2\times 1}\) and \(x=\frac{-(2)-\sqrt{(2)^{2}-4(1\times -168)}}{2\times 1}\)

\(x=\frac{-2+\sqrt{4+672}}{2}\) and \(x=\frac{-2-\sqrt{4+672}}{2}\)

\(x=\frac{-2+26}{2}\) and \(x= \frac{-2-26}{2}\)

**Therefore x=12 and x= -14**

Since x can’t be negative, therefore neglecting x = -14.

Therefore **first number= x = 12 and second number = (x + 2) = 14**

**Q.12** **Find two consecutive even positive integers, sum of whose squares is 100.**

**Sol.**

Let **x** be the **first** **number**, then **second** **number** will be **(x + 2)**

Now, According to the given condition:

x^{2 }+ (x+2)^{2} = 100

x^{2 }+ x^{2} + 4 + 4x = 100

2x^{2 }+ 4x – 96 = 0

** x ^{2 }+ 2x – 48 = 0**

Here, a =1, b = 2 and c = -48

Now, substituting the values of a, b and c in quadratic formulae we get:

\(x=\frac{-(2)+\sqrt{(2)^{2}-4(1\times-48)}}{2\times 1}\) and \(x=\frac{-(2)-\sqrt{(2)^{2}-4(1\times -48)}}{2\times 1}\)

\(x=\frac{-2+\sqrt{4+192}}{2}\) and \(x=\frac{-2-\sqrt{4+192}}{2}\)

\(x=\frac{-2+14}{2}\) and \(x= \frac{-2-14}{2}\)

**Therefore x=6 and x= -8**

Since x can’t be negative, therefore neglecting x = -8

Therefore **first number = x = 6 and second number = (x + 2) = 8**

**Q.13** **It takes 105mints more for a motor boat to go 35km upstream than to return downstream at the same spot. If speed of a motor boat in still water is 21 km/h. Find speed of the stream. **

**Sol.**

Since 60mints = 1 hour

Therefore 105mints = \(\frac{105}{60}\) hours

Let the **speed of stream be x km/h**

Therefore, **speed** of **boat** in **upstream** = **(21-x) km/h**

And **speed** of **boat** in **downstream** = **(21+x) km/h**

Since \(time =\frac{distance}{speed} \)

Therefore time taken by motorboat to go upstream = \(\frac{35}{21-x}\;hours\)

And time taken by motorboat to go downstream = \(\frac{35}{21+x} \)hours

Now, according to the given condition:

\(\frac{35}{21-x}-\frac{35}{21+x}=\frac{105}{60}\)

\(35(\frac{21+x-21+x}{21^{2}-x^{2}})=\frac{7}{4}\)

\(\frac{2x}{441-x^{2}}=\frac{7}{4\times 35}\)

\(40x = 441-x^{2}\)

**\(x^{2}+40x-441=0\)**

Now, from the above quadratic equation:- a = 1, b = 40 and c = -441

Substituting the values of a, b and c in **quadratic** **formulae** we get:

\(x=\frac{-(40)+\sqrt{(40)^{2}-4(1\times-441)}}{2\times 1}\) and \(x=\frac{-(40)-\sqrt{(40)^{2}-4(1\times -48)}}{2\times 1}\)

\(x=\frac{-40+\sqrt{1600+1764}}{2}\) and \(x=\frac{-40-\sqrt{1600+1764}}{2}\)

\(x=\frac{-40+\sqrt{3364}}{2}\) and \(x= \frac{-40-\sqrt{3364}}{2}\)

\(x=\frac{-40+58}{2}\) and \(x=\frac{-40-58}{2}\)

**Therefore x =9 and x = -49**

Since distance can’t be negative, therefore neglecting x = -49.

**Therefore, the speed of stream = 9 km/h.**

**Q.14** **If the difference in the parameter of two squares is 32m and sum of the areas of both squares is 544m ^{2}. Find the sides of both the squares.**

**Sol.**

Let **x** be the side of **1 ^{st} square** and

**y**be the side of

**2**.

^{nd}squareNow, according to the given conditions: –

4x – 4y = 32

Or, **x – y = 8 …..………………………….. (1)**

And

** x ^{2} + y^{2} = 544 …………………………… (2)**

Now, substituting equation (1) in equation (2) we get:

(8 – y)^{2} + y^{2} = 544

y^{2} + 64 – 16y + y^{2} = 544

2y^{2} -16y – 480 = 0

Or, **y ^{2} – 8y – 240 = 0**

Now, from the above quadratic equation:- a = 1, b = -8 and c = -240

Substituting the values of a, b and c in **quadratic** **formulae** we get:

\(y=\frac{-(-8)+\sqrt{(-8)^{2}-4(1\times-240)}}{2\times 1}\) and \(y=\frac{-(-8)-\sqrt{(-8)^{2}-4(1\times -240)}}{2\times 1}\)

\(y=\frac{+8+\sqrt{64+960}}{2}\) and \(y=\frac{+8-\sqrt{64+960}}{2}\)

\(y=\frac{8+\sqrt{1024}}{2}\) and \(y= \frac{8-\sqrt{1024}}{2}\)

\(y=\frac{8+32}{2}\) and \(y=\frac{8-32}{2}\)

**Therefore y=20 and y= -12**

Since distance can’t be negative, therefore neglecting y = -12.

Therefore, The **side of 2 ^{nd} square = y = 20m**

And the **side of 1 ^{st} square** = (8 + y) =

**28m**

**Q.15** **If the average speed of an express train is 15km/h more than that of a passenger train and for covering a distance of 150km between two stations A and B an express train takes \(\frac{9}{7} hours\) less than a passenger train. Find the average speed of train A and train B.**

** ****Sol.**

Let **x km/h** be the average speed of a **passenger train**.

Therefore, Average speed of an **express train** will be **(x + 15) km/h.**

Now, time taken by an express train to cover 150km = \(\frac{150}{x+15}\) hours

And, time taken by a passenger train to cover the same distance = \(\frac{150}{x}\) hours

Now, according to the given condition:

\(\frac{150}{x}\) – \(\frac{150}{x+15}\)= \(\frac{9}{7}\)

\(\frac{150(x+15-x)}{x(x+15)}=\frac{9}{7}\)

\(150\times 15\times 7=9(x^{2}+15x)\)

\(50\times 5\times 7=x^{2}+15x\)

**Therefore \(x^{2}+15x-1750 = 0\)**

Now, from the above quadratic equation:- a = 1, b = 15 and c = -1750

Substituting the values of a, b and c in **quadratic** **formulae** we get:

\(x=\frac{-(15)+\sqrt{(15)^{2}-4(1\times-1750)}}{2\times 1}\) and \(x=\frac{-(15)-\sqrt{(15)^{2}-4(1\times-1750)}}{2\times 1} \)

\(x=\frac{-15+\sqrt{225+7000}}{2}\) and \(x=\frac{-15-\sqrt{225+7000}}{2}\)

\(x=\frac{-15+\sqrt{7225}}{2}\) and \(x= \frac{-15-\sqrt{7225}}{2}\)

\(x=\frac{-15+85}{2}\) and \(x=\frac{-15-85}{2}\)

**Therefore x=35 and x= -50**

Since speed can’t be negative, therefore neglecting x = -50.

**Therefore, speed of passenger train= x = 35km\h.**

** Andspeed of express train= (x + 15) = 50km\h.**

** **

**Q.16** **Two water taps with different diameters are used to fill a particular tank, both the taps together can fill a tank in \(\frac{24}{5} hours\).**

**However, if they are operated separately, tap with larger diameter can fill the tank 4 hours early as compared to the tap with smaller diameter. Find the time in which each tap can separately fill the tank.**

**Sol.**

Let, **x hours** be the time taken by the tap with smaller diameter to fill a tank separately.

Thus, in 1 hour it can fill **\(\frac{1}{x}\)** part of the tank.

Let, the time taken by the tap with larger diameter to fill a tank separately is **(x-4) hours.**

Thus, in 1 hour it can fill **\(\frac{1}{x-4}\)** part of the tank.

Both the taps together can fill tank in \(\frac{24}{5}hours\).

Therefore in 1hour both the taps can fill \(\frac{5}{24}\) part of the tank.

Now, according to the given condition:

\(\frac{1}{x}+\frac{1}{x-4}=\frac{5}{24}\)

\(\frac{x-4+x}{x(x-4)}=\frac{5}{24}\)

\(\frac{48x-96}{5}=x^{2}-4x\)

\(5x^{2}-68x+96=0\)

Now, from the above quadratic equation:- a = 5, b = -68 and c = 96

Substituting the values of a, b and c in quadratic formulae we get:

\(x=\frac{-(-68)+\sqrt{(-68)^{2}-4(5\times96)}}{2\times 5}\) and x= \(\frac{-(-68)-\sqrt{(-68)^{2}-4(5\times96)}}{2\times 5}\)

\(x=\frac{68+\sqrt{4624-1920}}{10}\) and \(x=\frac{68-\sqrt{4624-1920}}{10}\)

\(x=\frac{68+\sqrt{2704}}{10}\) and \(x= \frac{68-\sqrt{2704}}{10}\)

x= \(\frac{68+52}{10}\) and \(x= \frac{68-52}{10}\)

**Therefore x=12 and x= 1.6**

When x = 1.6, It doesn’t satisfy the given conditions, therefore neglecting x = 1.6

Therefore the **time taken by the tap with smaller diameter to fill the tank separately = x = 12 hours**

And the **time taken by the tap with larger diameter to fill the tank separately** = (x – 4) = **8 hours**

**Q.****17** **There is a requirement of a rectangular park of area 575m ^{2} and perimeter 100m. Check whether it’s possible or not? If possible then find length and breadth of that park.**

**Sol.**

Let **x** be **length** of the park and **y** be **breadth** of the park in meters.

Now, according to the given conditions:

2(x + y) = 100

(or)

x + y = 50 ……………………… (1)

And

x.y = 575 ……………………. (2)

Now, substituting equation (1) in equation (2) we get:

(50 – y)y = 575

**y ^{2} -50y +575=0**

Now, from the above quadratic equation: a = 1, b = -50 and c = 575

Since, \(D=b^{2}-4(ac)\)

Therefore, \(D = 3^{2}-4(1\times -108)\)

Therefore D=441

Since, \(D\geq 0\), Therefore the above **quadratic** **equation** will have **real** **roots** and hence the given situation is practically possible.

Now, from the quadratic formulae:

x=\(\frac{-(3)+\sqrt{(3)^{2}-4(1\times-108)}}{2\times 1}\) and x=\(\frac{-(3)-\sqrt{(3)^{2}-4(1\times-108)}}{2\times 1}\)

x=\(\frac{-3+\sqrt{9+432}}{2}\) and x=\(\frac{-3-\sqrt{9+432}}{2}\)

\(x=\frac{-3+\sqrt{441}}{2}\) and \(x= \frac{-3-\sqrt{441}}{2}\)

x=\(\frac{-3+21}{2}\) and \(x=\frac{-3-21}{2}\)

D=\(b^{2}-4ac\)

Therefore D = \((-50)^{2}-4(1\times 575)\)

Therefore D= 200

**Since, \(D\geq 0\)** Therefore **The above quadratic will have real roots** and hence it is possible to design a park with given conditions.

Now,

y=\(\frac{-(-50)+\sqrt{(-50)^{2}-4(1\times575)}}{2\times 1}\) and y=\(\frac{-(-50)-\sqrt{(-50)^{2}-4(1\times575)}}{2\times 1}\)

y=\(\frac{50+\sqrt{2500-2300}}{2}\) and \(y=\frac{50-\sqrt{2500-2300}}{2}\)

\(y=\frac{50+\sqrt{200}}{2}\) and y= \(\frac{50-\sqrt{200}}{2}\)

y=\(\frac{50+10\sqrt{2}}{2}\) and y=\(\frac{50-10\sqrt{2}}{2}\)

**Therefore \(y=25+5\sqrt{2}\) and \(y=25-5\sqrt{2}\)**

Now,

If **breadth** of park = **\(y=25+5\sqrt{2}\)m**

Then, **Length** of park = (50 – y) =**\(x = 25 – 5\sqrt{2}\)m**

And If **breadth** of park = **\(y=25-5\sqrt{2}m\)**

Then **Length** of park = (50 – y) = **\(x =25 + 5\sqrt{2}\)m**

**Q.18** **There is a circular park with diameter equal to 15m having two gates one for entry and other for exit fixed at diametrically opposite ends. A plant has to be planted on the boundary of a circular park in such a way that the difference of its distance from two opposite fixed gates P and Q from boundary is 3 metres.**

**Check whether the above give situation is possible or not? **

**And if it is possible to do so, then find the distance of plant from both the gates P and Q.**

**Sol.**

Let P be the location of the plant, A and C represents the location of gates of the park.

Now, According to the given condition:

PC – AP = 3

PC = 3 + AP

= 3 + x

Therefore, AC^{2 }= AP^{2 }+ PC^{2} (Pythagoras Theorem)

15^{2} = x^{2 }+ (x + 3)^{2}

225 = x^{2}+x^{2}+9+6x

2x^{2 }+ 6x – 216 = 0

(or) **x ^{2 }+ 3x – 108 = 0**

Now, from the above quadratic equation a = 1, b =3 and c = -108

Since,\(D=b^{2}-4(ac)\)

Therefore \(D = 3^{2}-4(1\times -108)\)

Therefore D=441

Since, \(D\geq 0\), Therefore the above **quadratic** **equation** will have **real** **roots** and hence the given situation is practically possible.

Now, from the quadratic formulae:

\(x=\frac{-(3)+\sqrt{(3)^{2}-4(1\times-108)}}{2\times 1}\) and x=\(\frac{-(3)-\sqrt{(3)^{2}-4(1\times-108)}}{2\times 1}\)

x=\(\frac{-3+\sqrt{9+432}}{2}\) and x=\(\frac{-3-\sqrt{9+432}}{2}\)

\(x=\frac{-3+\sqrt{441}}{2}\) and \(x= \frac{-3-\sqrt{441}}{2}\)

x=\(\frac{-3+21}{2}\) and \(x=\frac{-3-21}{2}\)

**Therefore x=9 and x= -12**

Since, the distance cannot be negative therefore neglecting x= -12

**Therefore, AP = x =9m and PC = (x+3) = 12m.**

**Q.19 Find the value of k, if one root of the quadratic equation k ^{2}x^{2 }– 21x + k + 9 = 0 is 1. **

**Sol.**

From the given quadratic equation: – a= k^{2}, b= -21 and c= (k + 9)

Let the other root of this quadratic equation be β

Therefore, sum of their roots = 1 + β = \(\frac{-b}{a}\) =\(\frac{21}{k^{2}}\)

\(1+\beta =\frac{21}{k^{2}}\)

Therefore \(\beta =\frac{21-k^{2}}{k^{2}}\)…………(1)

And product of their roots = 1 × β = \(\frac{c}{a}\) = \(\frac{k+9}{k^{2}}\)

Therefore \(\beta =\frac{k+9}{k^{2}}…………(2)\)

Now, from equation (1) and equation (2) we get:

\(\frac{k+9}{k^{2}} = \frac{21-k^{2}}{k^{2}}\)

**Therefore \(k^{2}+k-12=0\)**

Now, from the above quadratic equation: a = 1, b = 1 and c = -12

Substituting the values of a, b and c in **quadratic formulae** we get:

\(k=\frac{-(1)+\sqrt{(1)^{2}-4(1\times-12)}}{2\times 1}\) and \(k=\frac{-(1)-\sqrt{(1)^{2}-4(1\times-12)}}{2\times 1}\)

\(k=\frac{-1+\sqrt{1+48}}{2}\) and \(k=\frac{-1-\sqrt{1+48}}{2}\)

\(k=\frac{-1+\sqrt{49}}{2}\) and \(k= \frac{-1-\sqrt{49}}{2}\)

\(k=\frac{-1+7}{2}\) and \(k=\frac{-1-7}{2}\)

** k=3 and k= -4.**

Therefore, **the value of k is 3 or -4**

**Q.20 Determine the nature of roots of equation: 2x ^{2 }+ 3x + 9 = 0**

** ****Sol.**

From the given equation a = 2, b = 3 and c = 9.

Since, D = b^{2 }– 4ac

Therefore, D = 3^{3} – 4(9×2)= -63

**Since ****D < 0**, the given equation has no real roots.

**Q.21 If the ratio of roots of quadratic equation kx ^{2 }+ 18x + 15 = 0 is 1:5. Find the possible values of k.**

**Sol.**

From the given **quadratic** **equation**: a = k, b = 18 and c = 15

Since, roots of the given quadratic equation are in ratio **1:5**

Therefore **1 ^{st} root** will be

**α**and

**2**will be

^{nd}root**5α**.

Now, sum of roots = **α + 5α** = \(\frac{-b}{a}\)= \(\frac{-18}{k}\)

Therefore, \(6\alpha =\frac{-18}{k}\)

Therefore \(\alpha =\frac{-3}{k}\) ……………….(1)

And product of roots = **α × 5α** = \(\frac{c}{a}=\frac{15}{k}\)

Therefore \(\alpha^{2} =\frac{3}{k}\)………… (2)

Now, on substituting equation (1) in equation (2) we get:

\((\frac{-3}{k})^{2}=\frac{3}{k}\)

Therefore, **k = 2**

The NCERT Solution for class 10 Maths Chapter 4 Quadratic equation is beneficial for the students as students can get to know the various methods of solving questions and work upon the different types of questions, which are beneficial from the exam point of view. With a lot of practice, students can easily get to know the various types of questions along with advanced knowledge.

It is a well-known fact that practice makes a man perfect, thus with a good practice of NCERT Solution, students can understand Quadratic equations in a far more better way. Quadratic equation forms an important topic for the students of class 10, as well as for the students in the various competitive exams. In various competitive examination such as CAT, JEE, NEET, etc. students can find various types of questions from the Quadratic equation. Thus it is a part for the students of class 10 to have a good grip in the learning for the Quadratic equation in order to excel in Board Examination.

As we know that the quadratic equation is of the form \(ax^{2} + bc + c = 0\), where a,b are constants and \(a \neq 0\), thus solving the quadratic equation involves, finding the roots of the equation, that will satisfy the given equation. It is to be noted that for a polynomial equation of n degrees, we can find ‘**n**’ number of roots, which will give the value of the equation to be 0. Thus for quadratic equation (which has a degree of 2), has ‘**2**’ number of roots.

The nature of the roots depends upon the value of the Discriminant, thus it can be either Real & Equal, or having two unequal roots or can be two imaginary roots, which are complex conjugate of each other.

Below given are the NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Quadratic Equations, which needs to be practised before the examination.