# NCERT Solutions for Class 3 Maths Chapter 8 Who Is Heavier?

To teach students the concept of weight, the chapter Who Is Heavier uses lots of stories and puzzles. It also introduces kids to the topic of balance. Here, we have provided NCERT Solutions for Class 3 Maths Chapter 8 Who Is Heavier. We have solutions for all the questions in the textbook, including practice time questions and puzzles.

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## NCERT Solutions for Class 3 Maths Chapter 8 Who Is Heavier?

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GUR AND GROUNDNUTS

Question 1
:

Are the groundnuts really more than the jaggery (gur) in weight, or do they just look more?

Answer:

No, both of them are of equal weight. Groundnuts look more.

Question 2:

Now guess, for which of these do you need a bigger bag?

(1) 1 kg popcorn or 1 kg sugar?

(2) 1 kg peas or 1 kg potatoes?

Answer:

1. For popcorn, we will need a bigger bag.
2. For potatoes, we will need a bigger bag.

PUMPKIN TOMATO ‘PANGA’

Question 1:

How many small tomatoes do you think could lift the pumpkin up?

– Ten

– Twenty

– Forty

Answer:

37 to 40 tomatoes.

Question 2:

How many big mangoes can balance the pumpkin?

Answer:

Around 15 mangoes.

Question 3:

How many pumpkins can balance you on the see-saw?

Answer:

Around 7-8 pumpkins.

Question 4:

Name some of your classmates who you think weigh

(a) Almost the same as you ____.

(b) More than you ____.

(c) Less than you ____.

Answer:

Do as directed.

Question 5:

How many books can you lift with one hand keeping your arm straight?

Answer:

4 books.

DOUBLE HER WEIGHT

Question 1:

When Kunjamma was born, she was 3 kg. Today is Independence Day, and Kunjamma is 5 years old. She is 28 kg now.

Now guess her weight and the number of sweets her parents distribute every Independence Day.

Answer:

YUM YUM RICE

Question 1:

Fill in the blanks.

_____ peas

_____ water

_____ onions

_____ salt

_____ mustard seeds

_____ red chilli powder

Answer:

1 bowl peas

8 glasses water

2 onions

1 pinch salt

2 spoons mustard seeds

1 spoon red chilli powder

ACTIVITY TIME

Question A:

Make a list of things bought at your home. Find out how much of each thing is bought at one time. These things can be rice, oil, chilli powder, sugar, milk, onions, ginger, etc.

Answer:

 Things Amount Things Amount Rice 5 kg Groundnut 2 kg Wheat 5 kg Chilli Powder 250 gm Dal 5 kg Milk 1 litre Sugar 2 kg Onions 2 kg Salt 2 kg Ginger 250 gm Turmeric Powder 250 g Tea 500 gm Coriander Powder 250 g Oil 1 litre

Question B:

Guess their weights and match.

Answer:

Question C:

Guess which of the following things weigh more than 1 kilogram? Which ones will weigh less than 1 kilogram (kg)?

Answer:

i) Your school bag â€“ More than 1 kg

ii) Geometry box â€“ Less than 1 kg

iii) A brick â€“ More than 1 kg

iv) A big pumpkin â€“ More than 1 kg

v) Your pair of slippers/shoes â€“ Less than 1 kg

Question D:

Use your balance to find which of the following is heavier.

i) A water bottle or a cricket ball.

ii) Your shoe or your pencil box.

iii) Your Maths book or Hindi book.

iv) Your bag or your friend’s bag.

Answer:

i) Water bottle is heavier.

ii) Shoe is heavier.

iii) Maths book is heavier.

iv) My bag is heavier.

Question E:

Weigh 1 kg of mud or sand. Divide it equally into 2 bags. Use the balance to check if both bags have equal weight. Weigh 1 kg of mud or sand. Divide it equally into 2 bags. Use the balance to check if both bags have equal weight.

Answer:

Do as directed.

Question:

Make a list of

i) Things weighing less than half kg.

ii) Things weighing more than half kg.

Answer:

i) Things weighing less than half kg are a cup, a glass, an empty water bottle, a bulb, etc.

ii) Things weighing more than half kg are a chair, a fan, a pumpkin, a table, a television, etc.

LOOK FOR WEIGHTS AND BALANCES

Question 1:

Make a trip to your nearest junk dealer, vegetable shop and grocery shop. Have a look at the weights they use. Find out:

i) Who uses the biggest weight?

ii) Who uses the smallest weight?

Have you seen any of these balances?

Answer:

i) The junk dealer uses the biggest weight.

ii) The grocer uses the smallest weight.

Question 2:

Have you seen any of these balances?

Answer:

Yes, I have seen all these types of balances.

Question 3:

In which shop would you find the following types of weights?

Answer:

The shops which sell grains and gems use such types of weights.