 # RD Sharma Solutions For Class 7 Maths Exercise 4.3 Chapter 4 Rational Numbers

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1. Determine whether the following rational numbers are in the lowest form or not:

(i) (65/84)

(ii) (-15/32)

(iii) (24/128)

(iv) (-56/-32)

Solution:

(i) Given (65/84)

Here we can observe that 65 and 84 have no common factor their HCF is 1.

Thus, (65/84) is in its lowest form.

(ii) Given (-15/32)

Here we can observe that -15 and 32 have no common factor i.e., their HCF is 1.

Thus, (-15/32) is in its lowest form.

(iii) Given (24/128)

Here we can observe that HCF of 24 and 128 is not 1.

Thus, given rational number is not in its simplest form.

(iv) Given (-56/-32)

Here we can observe that HCF of 56 and 32 is 8 and also not equal to 1.

Therefore the given rational number is not in its simplest form.

2. Express each of the following rational numbers to the lowest form:

(i) (4/22)

(ii) (-36/180)

(iii) (132/-428)

(iv) (-32/-56)

Solution:

(i) Given (4/22)

We know that HCF of 4 and 22 is 2

By dividing the given number by its HCF we get

(4 ÷ 2/22 ÷ 2) = (2/11)

Therefore (2/11) is the simplest form of the given number

(ii) Given (-36/180)

We know that HCF of 36 and 180 is 36

By dividing the given number by its HCF we get

(-36 ÷ 36/180 ÷ 36) = (-1/5)

Therefore (-1/5) is the simplest form of the given number

(iii) Given (132/-428)

We know that HCF of 132 and 428 is 4

By dividing the given number by its HCF we get

(132 ÷ 4/-428 ÷ 4) = (33/-107)

Therefore (33/-107) is the simplest form of the given number

(iv) Given (-32/-56)

We know that HCF of 32 and 56 is 8

By dividing the given number by its HCF we get

(-32 ÷ 8/-56 ÷ 8) = (4/7)

Therefore (4/7) is the simplest form of the given number

3. Fill in the blanks:

(i) (-5/7) = (…/35) = (…/49)

(ii) (-4/-9) = (…/18) = (12/…)

(iii) (6/-13) = (-12/…) = (24/…)

(iv) (-6/…) = (3/11) = (…/-55)

Solution:

(i) (-5/7) = (-25/35) = (-35/49)

Explanation:

Given (-5/7) = (…/35) = (…/49)

Here (-5/7) × (5/5) = (-25/35)

And also (-5/7) × (7/7) = (-35/49)

(ii) (-4/-9) = (8/18) = (12/27)

Explanation:

Given (-4/-9) = (…/18) = (12/…)

On multiplying by -2 we get

(-4/-9) × (-2/-2) = (8/18)

Also on multiplying by -3

(-4/-9) × (-3/-3) = (12/27)

(iii) (6/-13) = (-12/26) = (24/-52)

Explanation:

Given (6/-13) = (-12/…) = (24/…)

On multiplying by -2

(6/-13) × (-2/-2) = (-12/26)

Also multiplying by 4

And also (6/-13) × (4/4) = (24/-52)

(iv) (-6/-22) = (3/11) = (-15/-55)

Explanation:

Given (-6/…) = (3/11) = (…/-55)

0n multiplying by -2

(3/11) × (-2/-2) = (-6/-22)

And also on multiplying by -5

(3/11) × (-5/-5) = (-15/-55)