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## Class 7 Maths NCERT Solutions –Â Fractions and Decimal Numbers

Class 7th Maths NCERT solutions for chapter 2, Fractions and Decimal Numbers PDF files is the best study material to have a quick review during their exams. Also, these materials can be used by the students to practice for talent squad or olympiad test or similar competitive test, conducted to check studentâ€™s logical and thinking capabilities, to score well.

The chapter 2 solutions are incorporated with a wide range of concepts. They are â€“

- Introduction
- How well have you learnt about the factors?
- Fraction or multiplication
- Multiplication of a fraction by a whole number
- Multiplication of a Fraction by a Fraction
- Value of the Products
- Division of fractions
- Division of Whole Number by a Fraction
- Reciprocal of a fraction
- Division of a Fraction by a Whole Number
- Division of a Fraction by Another Fraction
- How well have you learnt about the decimal numbers
- Multiplication of decimal numbers
- Multiplication of Decimal Numbers by 10, 100 and 1000
- Division decimal numbers
- Division by 10, 100 and 1000
- Division of a Decimal Number by a Whole Number
- Division of a Decimal Number by another Decimal Number

### NCERT Solutions Class 7 Maths Fractions and Decimal Numbers Exercises

#### Exercise 2.1

**1) Solve the following**

**(a) 2-\(\frac{3}{5}\)**

**Soln:**

To solve ,we have to make both numbers in fraction form

\(\Rightarrow \frac{2}{1}-\frac{3}{5}\)Lets take LCM of 1,5 = 1*5 =5

\(\Rightarrow \frac{2}{1}*\frac{5}{5}=\frac{10}{5}\)Since both numbers has the denominator as 5, we can solve the equation now,

**The solution is**

**(b) \(4+\frac{7}{8}\)**

**To solve we have to make both numbers in fraction form**

Lets take LCM of 1,8 = 1*8 =8

\(\Rightarrow \frac{4}{1}*\frac{8}{8}=\frac{32}{8}\)Since both numbers has the denominator as 8, we can solve the equation

now,

**The solution is**

(c) \( \frac{3}{5}+\frac{2}{7}\)

**Since, the numbers are in fraction form,**

Lets take LCM of 5,7= 5*7=35

For first number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{3}{5}*\frac{7}{7}=\frac{21}{35}\)For second number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{2}{7}*\frac{5}{5}=\frac{10}{35}\)**The solution is**

**(d) \(\frac{9}{11}-\frac{4}{15}\)**

Since ,the numbers are in fraction form

Lets take LCM of 11,15= 11*15=165

For first number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{9}{11}*\frac{15}{15}=\frac{135}{165}\)For second number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{4}{15}*\frac{11}{11}=\frac{44}{165}\)**The solution is**

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**(e) \(\frac{7}{10}+\frac{2}{5}+\frac{3}{2}\)**

Since, the numbers are in fraction form,

Lets take LCM of 10,5,2= 2*5=10

For first number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{7}{10}*\frac{1}{1}=\frac{7}{10}\)For second number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{2}{5}*\frac{2}{2}=\frac{4}{10}\)For third number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{3}{2}*\frac{5}{5}=\frac{15}{10}\)**The solution is**

**(f) \(2\frac{2}{3}+3\frac{1}{2}\)**

Since, the numbers are in mixed fraction form ,we have to convert it into fractional form

For first number in mixed fraction,

\(2\frac{2}{3}=\frac{\left ( 3*2 \right )+2}{3}=\frac{8}{3}\)For second number in mixed fraction,

\(3\frac{1}{2}=\frac{\left ( 2*3 \right )+1}{2}=\frac{7}{2}\)Lets take LCM of 3,2=3*2=6

For first number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{8}{3}*\frac{2}{2}=\frac{16}{6}\)For second number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{7}{2}*\frac{3}{3}=\frac{21}{6}\)**The solution is**

**(g) \(8\frac{1}{2}-3\frac{5}{8}\)**

Since, the numbers are in mixed fraction form we have to convert it into fractional form

For first number in mixed fraction,

\(8\frac{1}{2}=\frac{\left ( 2*8 \right )+1}{}2=\frac{17}{2}\)For second number in mixed fraction,

\(3\frac{5}{8}=\frac{\left ( 8*3 \right )+5}{}8=\frac{29}{8}\)Lets take LCM of 2,8=2*8=8

For first number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{17}{2}*\frac{4}{4}=\frac{68}{8}\)For second number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{29}{8}*\frac{1}{1}=\frac{29}{8}\)**The solution is**

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**2) Arrange the following numbers in descending order:**

**a)**\(\frac{2}{9},\frac{2}{3},\frac{8}{21}\)

**Solution:**

Letâ€™s take LCM of 9,3,21

9 = 3*3

21= 3* 7

3= 3*1

So, we can take twoÂ **3â€™s**Â as a common term since we four 3â€™s and 7 is coming only once

Therefore ,the required LCM is= 3*3*7=63

For the first number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{2}{9}*\frac{7}{7}=\frac{14}{63}\)For the second number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{2}{3}*\frac{21}{21}=\frac{42}{63}\)For the third number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{8}{21}*\frac{3}{3}=\frac{24}{63}\)Descending order means arranging the numbers from largest to smallest

So,

\(\frac{14}{63}=0.22\) \(\frac{42}{63}=0.66\) \(\frac{24}{63}=0.38\)Therefore, the decreasing order of rational numbers are

**\(\frac{42}{63}> \frac{24}{63}> \frac{14}{63}\)**

**i.e)**

**\(\frac{2}{3}>\frac{8}{21}> \frac{2}{9}\)**

**b)**\(\frac{1}{5},\frac{3}{7},\frac{7}{10}\)

**Solution:**

Letâ€™s take LCM of 5,7,10

7=7*1

5=5*1

10=5*2

So, we can take oneÂ **5**Â as a common term .Since, we have two 5â€™s and 7,2 is coming only once

Therefore the required LCM is= 5*7*2= 70

For the first number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{1}{5}*\frac{14}{14}=\frac{14}{70}\)For the second number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{3}{7}*\frac{10}{10}=\frac{30}{70}\)For the third number,

\(\Rightarrow \frac{7}{10}*\frac{7}{7}=\frac{49}{70}\)Descending order means arranging the numbers from largest to smallest

So,

\(\frac{14}{70}=0.2\) \(\frac{30}{70}=0.42\) \(\frac{49}{70}=0.70\)Therefore, the decreasing order of rational numbers are

**\(\frac{49}{70}> \frac{30}{70}> \frac{14}{70}\)**

**i.e)**

**\(\frac{7}{10}>\frac{3}{7}>\frac{1}{5}\)**

**3) If the sum of the numbers are same along both rows and columns, Will it form a magic square?**

\(\frac{5}{13}\) |
\(\frac{7}{13}\) |
\(\frac{3}{13}\) |

\(\frac{3}{13}\) |
\(\frac{5}{13}\) |
\(\frac{7}{13}\) |

\(\frac{7}{13}\) |
\(\frac{3}{13}\) |
\(\frac{5}{13}\) |

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**Solution:**

- Sum of first row = \(\frac{5}{13}\)+ \(\frac{7}{13}\)+ \(\frac{3}{13}\)= \(\frac{15}{13}\)

- Sum of second row=\(\frac{3}{13}\)+ \(\frac{5}{13}\)+ \(\frac{7}{13}\)= \(\frac{15}{13}\)

- Sum of third row=\(\frac{7}{13}\)+ \(\frac{3}{13}\)+ \(\frac{5}{13}\)= \(\frac{15}{13}\)

- Sum of first column=\(\frac{5}{13}\)+ \(\frac{3}{13}\)+ \(\frac{7}{13}\)= \(\frac{15}{13}\)

- Sum of second column=\(\frac{7}{13}\)+ \(\frac{5}{13}\)+ \(\frac{3}{13}\)= \(\frac{15}{13}\)

- Sum of third column=\(\frac{3}{13}\)+ \(\frac{7}{13}\)+ \(\frac{5}{13}\)= \(\frac{15}{13}\)

- Sum of first diagonal (left to right)= \(\frac{5}{13}\)+ \(\frac{5}{13}\)+ \(\frac{5}{13}\)= \(\frac{15}{13}\)

- Sum of second diagonal (right to left)= \(\frac{3}{13}\)+ \(\frac{5}{13}\)+ \(\frac{7}{13}\)= \(\frac{15}{13}\)

- Yes, it forms a magic square. Since, the sum of fractions in each row , each column and along the diagonals are same.

**4) A rectangular block of length \(6\frac{1}{4}\)cm and \(3\frac{2}{3}\)cm of width is noted. Find the perimeter and area of the rectangular block.**

**Solution:**

As the block is rectangular in shape

W.K.T

Perimeter of rectangle= \(2*\left ( length+breadth \right )\)

Since, both the numbers are in mixed fraction, it is first converted to fractional form

For length,

\(6\frac{1}{4}\)= \(\frac{\left ( 4*6 \right )+1}{4}=\frac{25}{4}\)For breadth.

\(3\frac{2}{3}\)= \(\frac{\left ( 3*3 \right )+2}{3}=\frac{11}{3}\)LCM of 3,4= 12

\(\Rightarrow \frac{25}{4}*\frac{3}{3}=\frac{75}{12}\) \(\Rightarrow \frac{11}{3}*\frac{4}{4}=\frac{44}{12}\)**Perimeter of rectangle= \(2*\left ( length+breadth \right )\)**

= \(2*\left ( \frac{75}{12}+\frac{44}{12} \right )\)

= \(2*\left ( \frac{119}{12} \right )\)

= \(\frac{119}{6}\)cm

**Area of rectangle = Length*breadth**

**Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â =**Â \(\frac{75}{12}*\frac{44}{12}=\frac{3300}{12}\)
\( \Rightarrow 275 cm^{2}\)

**5) Find the perimeter of**

**(i) DXYZ**

**(ii) The rectangle YMNZ in this figure given below.**

**Out of two perimeters, which is greater?**

**Solution:**

**(i)**

In DXYZ,

XY = \(\frac{5}{2}\)cm,

YZ = \(2\frac{3}{4}\) cm,

XZ=\(3\frac{3}{5}\)cm

**The perimeter of triangle XYZ = XY + YZ + ZX**

=(\(\frac{5}{2}\)+\(2\frac{3}{4}\)+ \(3\frac{3}{5}\))

=\(\frac{5}{2}+\frac{11}{4}+\frac{18}{5}\)

LCM of 2,4,5=

2=2*1

4=2*2

5=5*1

We have, 2 as a common term as we have two 2â€™s and take 2,5 into account because itâ€™s a single term

**LCM=2*5*2=20**

**\(\Rightarrow \frac{177}{20}\)cm**

**(ii)**

In rectangle YMNZ,

YZ = \(2\frac{3}{4}\) cm,

MN= \(\frac{7}{6}\)

W.K.T

**Perimeter of rectangle = 2 (length + breadth)**

**Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â =**Â \(2\left(2\frac{3}{4}+\frac{7}{6}\right )\)

= \(2\left(\frac{11}{4}+\frac{7}{6}\right )\)

LCM of 4, 6

4=2*2

6=2*3

We have ,2 as a common term as we have two 2â€™s and take 2,3 into account because itâ€™s a single term

**LCM=2*3*2=12**

So the greatest perimeter out of this is,

**(i)**

**Â \(\frac{177}{20}=8.85\)cm**

**(ii)**

**\(\frac{47}{6}=7.83\)cm**

**Comparing the perimeter of rectangle and triangle**

Therefore, the perimeter of triangle**Â XYZ is greaterÂ **than that of rectangle**Â YMNZ.**

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