## RD Sharma Solutions Class 6 Chapter 20 Exercise 20.5

**Exercise 20.5**

*Mark the correct alternative in each of the following:*

*1. The sides of a rectangle are in the ratio 5 : 4. If its perimeter is 72 cm, then its length is *

*(a) 40 cm (b) 20 cm (c) 30 cm (d) 60 cm*

**Answer: **(b) 20 cm

*Explanation:*

Let the sides of the rectangle be 5x and 4x. (Since, they are in the ratio 5 : 4)

Now, perimeter of rectangle = 2 (Length + Breadth)

72 = 2 (5x + 4x)

72 = 2 Ã— 9x

72 = 18x

x = 4

Thus, the length of the rectangle = 5x = 5 Ã— 4 = 20 cm

*2. The cost of fencing a rectangular field 34 m long and 18 m wide at As 2.25 per metre is *

*(a) Rs 243 (b) Rs 234 (c) Rs 240 (d) Rs 334*

**Answer: **(b) Rs. 234

*Explanation:*

For fencing the rectangular field, we need to find the perimeter of the rectangle.

Length of the rectangle = 34 m

Breadth of the rectangle = 18 m

Perimeter of the rectangle = 2 (Length + Breadth) = 2 (34 + 18) m = 2 Ã— 52 m = 104 m

Cost of fencing the field at the rate of Rs. 2.25 per meter = Rs. 104 Ã— 2.25 = Rs. 234

*3. If the cost of fencing a rectangular field at Rs. 7.50 per metre is Rs. 600, and the length of the field is 24 m, then the breadth of the field is*

*(a) 8 m (b) 18 m (c) 24 m (d) 16 m*

**Answer: **(d) 16 m

*Explanation:*

Cost of fencing the rectangular field = Rs. 600

Rate of fencing the field = Rs. 7.50 per m

Therefore, perimeter of the field = Cost of fencing / Rate of fencing = 600 / 7.50 = 80 m

Now, length of the field = 24 m

Therefore, breadth of the field = Perimeter / 2 – Length = 80 / 2- 24 = 16 m

*4. The cost of putting a fence around a square field at As 2.50 per metre is As 200. The length of each side of the field is*

*(a) 80 m (b) 40 m (c) 20 m (d) None of these*

**Answer: **(c) 20 m

*Explanation:*

Cost of fencing the square field = Rs. 200

Rate of fencing the field = Rs. 2.50

Now, perimeter of the square field = Cost of fencing / Rate of fencing = 200 / 2.50 = 80 m

Perimeter of square = 4 x Side of the square

Therefore, side of the square = Perimeter / 4 = 80 / 4 = 20 m

*5. The length of a rectangle is three times of its width. If the length of the diagonal! is \(8\sqrt{10}\) m, then the perimeter of the rectangle is*

*(a) \(15\sqrt{10}\, m\) (b) \(16\sqrt{10}\, m\) (c) \(24\sqrt{10}\, m\) (d) 64 m*

**Answer: **(d) 64 m

*Explanation:*

Let us consider a rectangle ABCD.

Also, let us assume that the width of the rectangle, i.e., BC be x m.

It is given that the length is three times width of the rectangle.

Therefore, length of the rectangle, i.e., AB = 3x m

Now, AC is the diagonal of rectangle.

In right angled triangle ABC.

AC^{2} = AB^{2} + BC^{2}

\(\left (8\sqrt{ 10 } \right )^{ 2 }\) = (3x)^{2} + x^{2}

640 = 9x^{2} + x^{2}

640 = 10x^{2}

x^{2} = 640 / 10 = 64

x = 64 = 8 m

Thus, breadth of the rectangle = x = 8 m

Similarly, length of the rectangle = 3x = 3 x 8 = 24 m

Perimeter of the rectangle = 2 (Length + Breadth)

= 2 (24 + 8)

= 2 x 32 = 64 m

*6. If a diagonal of a rectangle is thrice its smaller side, then its length and breadth are in the ratio *

*(a) 3 : 1 (b) \(\sqrt{3} : 1\) (c) \(\sqrt{2} : 1\) (d) \(2\sqrt{2} : 1\)*

**Answer:** (d) 22 : 1

*Explanation:*

Let us assume that the length of the smaller side of the rectangle, i.e., BC be x and length of the larger side , i.e., AB be y.

It is given that the length of the diagonal is three times that of the smaller side.

Therefore, diagonal = 3x = AC

Now, applying Pythagoras theorem, we get:

(Diagonal)^{2} = (Smaller side)^{2} + (Larger side)^{2}

(AC)^{2} = (AB)^{2} + (BC)^{2}

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

9x^{2} = x^{2} + y^{2}

8x^{2} = y^{2}

Now, taking square roots of both sides, we get:

22 x = y

or, y / x = 22 / 1

Thus, the ratio of the larger side to the smaller side = 22 : 1

*7. The ratio of the areas of two squares, one having its diagonal double than the other, is *

*(a) 1 : 2 (b) 2:3 (c) 3 : 1 (d) 4 : 1*

** Answer: **(d) 4 : 1

*Explanation:*

Let the two squares be ABCD and PQRS. Further, the diagonal of square PQRS is twice the diagonal of square ABCD

PR = 2 AC

Now, area of the square = \(\frac{ \left (diagonal \right )^{2} }{2 }\)

Area of PQRS = \( \frac{ \left ( PR \right )^{2} }{2 }\)

Similarly, area of ABCD = \( \frac{ \left ( AC \right )^{2} }{2 }\)

According to the question:

If AC = x units, then, PR = 2x units

Therefore, Area of PQRS / Area of ABCD = \(\frac{\frac{\left (PR \right )^{2}}{2}}{ \frac{\left ( AC \right )^{2}}{2}}\) = \(\frac{\left (PR \right )^{2} }{ \left ( AC \right )^{2}} = \frac{\left (2x \right )^{2}}{\left (1x \right )^{2}} = \frac{4}{1}\) = 4 : 1

Thus, the ratio of the areas of squares PQRS and ABCD = 4 : 1

*8. If the ratio of areas of two squares is 225 : 256, then the ratio of their perimeters is *

*(a) 225 : 256 (b) 256 : 225 (c) 15:16 (d) 16 : 15*

** Answer: **(c) 15 : 16

*Explanation:*

Let the two squares be ABCD and PQRS.

Further, let the lengths of each side of ABCD and PQRS be x and y, respectively.

Therefore Area of sq. ABCD / Area of sq. PQRS = x^{2} / y^{2}

=> x^{2} / y^{2}= 225 / 256

Taking square roots on both sides, we get:

x / y = 15 / 16

Now, the ratio of their perimeters:

Perimeter of sq. ABCD / Perimeter of sq. PQRS

= 4 Ã— side of sq. ABCD / 4 Ã— Side of sq. PQRS = 4x / 4y

Perimeter of sq. ABCD / Perimeter of sq. PQRS = x y

Perimeter of sq. ABCD / Perimeter of sq. PQRS = 15 / 16

Thus, the ratio of their perimeters = 15 : 16

*9. If the sides of a square are halved, then its area*

*(a) remains same (b) becomes half (c) becomes one fourth *

*(d) becomes double*

** Answer: **(c) becomes one fourth

*Explanation: *

Let the side of the square be x.

Then, area = (Side x Side) = (x Ã— x) = x^{2}

If the sides are halved, new side = x / 2

Now, new area = \(\left (\frac{ x }{ 2 } \right )^{2}\)

= \(\frac{ x^{ 2 } }{ 4 }\)

It is clearly visible that the area has become one-fourth of its previous value.

*10. A rectangular carpet has area 120 m ^{2} and perimeter 46 metres. The length of its diagonal is *

*(a) 15 m (b) 16 m (c) 17 m (d) 20 m*

**Answer: **(c) 17 m

*Explanation: *

Area of the rectangle = 120 m^{2}

Perimeter = 46 m

Let the sides of the rectangle be l and b.

Therefore

Area = lb = 120 m^{2} …(1)

Perimeter = 2 (l + b) = 46

Or, (l + b) = 46 / 2 =23 m …(2)

Now, length of the diagonal of the rectangle = l^{2} + b^{2}

So, we first find the value of (l^{2} + b^{2})

Using identity:

(l^{2} + b^{2}) = (l + b)^{2} – 2 (lb) [From (1) and (2)]

Therefore

(l^{2} + b^{2}) = (23)^{2} – 2 (120)

= 529 – 240 = 289

Thus, length of the diagonal of the rectangle = l^{2} + b^{2} = 289 = 17 m

*11. If the ratio between the length and the perimeter of a rectangular plot is 1 : 3, then the ratio between the length and breadth of the plot is*

*(a) 1 : 2 (b) 2 : 1 (c) 3 : 2 (d) 2 : 3*

** Answer: **(b) 2 : 1

*Explanation: *

It is given that Length of rectangle / Perimeter of rectangle = 1 / 3

=> l / (2l + 2b) = 1 / 3

After cross multiplying, we get:

3l = 2l + 2b

=> l = 2b

=> l / b= 2 / 1

Thus, the ratio of the length and the breadth is 2 : 1.

*12. If the length of the diagonal of a square is 20 cm, then its perimeter is *

*(a) \(10\sqrt{2}\)cm (b) 40 cm (c) \(40\sqrt{2}\) cm (d) 200 cm *

** Answer: **(c) \(40\sqrt{2}\) cm

*Explanation:*

Length of diagonal = 20 cm

Length of side of a square = \(\frac{Length \; of \; diagonal }{ \sqrt{2}}\)

= \(\frac{ 20 }{ \sqrt{2}}\)

= \(10\sqrt{2}\)

Therefore, perimeter of the square is 4 Ã— Side = 4 Ã— \(10\sqrt{2}\) cm

= \(40\sqrt{2}\) cm