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## Exercise 5.1 Page No: 5.4

**1. Add the following rational numbers:**

**(i) (-5/7) and (3/7)**

**(ii) (-15/4) and (7/4)**

**(iii) (-8/11) and (-4/11)**

**(iv) (6/13) and (-9/13)**

**Solution:**

(i) Given (-5/7) and (3/7)

= (-5/7) + (3/7)

Here denominators are same so add the numerator

= ((-5+3)/7)

= (-2/7)

(ii) Given (-15/4) and (7/4)

= (-15/4) + (7/4)

Here denominators are same so add the numerator

= ((-15 + 7)/4)

= (-8/4)

On simplifying

= -2

(iii) Given (-8/11) and (-4/11)

= (-8/11) + (-4/11)

Here denominators are same so add the numerator

= (-8 + (-4))/11

= (-12/11)

(iv) Given (6/13) and (-9/13)

= (6/13) + (-9/13)

Here denominators are same so add the numerator

= (6 + (-9))/13

= (-3/13)

**2. Add the following rational numbers:**

**(i) (3/4) and (-3/5)**

**(ii) -3 and (3/5)**

**(iii) (-7/27) and (11/18)**

**(iv) (31/-4) and (-5/8)**

**Solution:**

(i) Given (3/4) and (-3/5)

IfÂ p/q and r/s are two rational numbers such that q and s do not have a common factor other than one, then

(p/q) + (r/s) = (p Ã— s + r Ã— q)/ (q Ã— s)

(3/4) + (-3/5) = (3 Ã— 5 + (-3) Ã— 4)/ (4 Ã— 5)

= (15 â€“ 12)/ 20

= (3/20)

(ii) Given -3 and (3/5)

IfÂ p/q and r/s are two rational numbers such that q and s do not have a common factor other than one, then

(p/q) + (r/s) = (p Ã— s + r Ã— q)/ (q Ã— s)

(-3/1) + (3/5) = (-3 Ã— 5 + 3 Ã— 1)/ (1 Ã— 5)

= (-15 + 3)/ 5

= (-12/5)

(iii) Given (-7/27) and (11/18)

LCM of 27 and 18 is 54

(-7/27) = (-7/27) Ã— (2/2) = (-14/54)

(11/18) = (11/18) Ã— (3/3) = (33/54)

(-7/27) + (11/18) = (-14 + 33)/54

= (19/54)

(iv) Given (31/-4) and (-5/8)

LCM of -4 and 8 is 8

(31/-4) = (31/-4) Ã— (2/2) = (62/-8)

(31/-4) + (-5/8) = (-62 – 5)/8

= (-67/8)

**3. Simplify:**

**(i) (8/9) + (-11/6)**

**(ii) (-5/16) + (7/24)**

**(iii) (1/-12) + (2/-15)**

**(iv) (-8/19) + (-4/57)**

**Solution:**

(i) Given (8/9) + (-11/6)

The LCM of 9 and 6 is 18

(8/9) = (8/9) Ã— (2/2) = (16/18)

(11/6) = (11/6) Ã— (3/3) = (33/18)

= (16 â€“ 33)/18

= (-17/18)

(ii) Given (-5/16) + (7/24)

The LCM of 16 and 24 is 48

Now (-5/16) = (-5/16) Ã— (3/3) = (-15/48)

Consider (7/24) = (7/24) Ã— (2/2) = (14/48)

(-5/16) + (7/24) = (-5/48) + (14/48)

= (14 â€“ 15) /48

= (-1/48)

(iii) Given (1/-12) + (2/-15)

The LCM of 12 and 15 is 60

Consider (-1/12) = (-1/12) Ã— (5/5) = (-5/60)

Now (2/-15) = (-2/15) Ã— (4/4) = (-8/60)

(1/-12) + (2/-15) = (-5/60) + (-8/60)

= (-5 â€“ 8)/60

= (-13/60)

(iv) Given (-8/19) + (-4/57)

The LCM of 19 and 57 is 57

Consider (-8/57) = (-8/57) Ã— (3/3) = (-24/57)

(-8/19) + (-4/57) = (-24/57) + (-4/57)

= (-24 â€“ 4)/57

= (-28/57)

**4. Add and express the sum as mixed fraction:**

**(i) (-12/5) + (43/10)**

**(ii) (24/7) + (-11/4)**

**(iii) (-31/6) + (-27/8)**

**Solution:**

(i) Given (-12/5) + (43/10)

The LCM of 5 and 10 is 10

Consider (-12/5) = (-12/5) Ã— (2/2) = (-24/10)

(-12/5) + (43/10) = (-24/10) + (43/10)

= (-24 + 43)/10

= (19/10)

Now converting it into mixed fraction

= 1 (9/10)

(ii) Given (24/7) + (-11/4)

The LCM of 7 and 4 is 28

Consider (24/7) = (24/7) Ã— (4/4) = (96/28)

Again (-11/4) = (-11/4) Ã— (7/7) = (-77/28)

(24/7) + (-11/4) = (96/28) + (-77/28)

= (96 â€“ 77)/28

= (19/28)

(iii) Given (-31/6) + (-27/8)

The LCM of 6 and 8 is 24

Consider (-31/6) = (-31/6) Ã— (4/4) = (-124/24)

Again (-27/8) = (-27/8) Ã— (3/3) = (-81/24)

(-31/6) + (-27/8) = (-124/24) + (-81/24)

= (-124 â€“ 81)/24

= (-205/24)

Now converting it into mixed fraction

= -8 (13/24)

## Exercise 5.2 Page No: 5.7

**1. Subtract the first rational number from the second in each of the following:**

**(i) (3/8), (5/8)**

**(ii) (-7/9), (4/9)**

**(iii) (-2/11), (-9/11)**

**(iv) (11/13), (-4/13)**

**Solution:**

(i) Given (3/8), (5/8)

(5/8) â€“ (3/8) = (5 â€“ 3)/8

= (2/8)

= (1/4)

(ii) Given (-7/9), (4/9)

(4/9) â€“ (-7/9) = (4/9) + (7/9)

= (4 + 7)/9

= (11/9)

(iii) Given (-2/11), (-9/11)

(-9/11) â€“ (-2/11) = (-9/11) + (2/11)

= (-9 + 2)/ 11

= (-7/11)

(iv) Given (11/13), (-4/13)

(-4/13) â€“ (11/13) = (-4 â€“ 11)/13

= (-15/13)

**2. Evaluate each of the following:**

**(i) (2/3) â€“ (3/5)**

**(ii) (-4/7) â€“ (2/-3)**

**(iii) (4/7) â€“ (-5/-7)**

**(iv) -2 â€“ (5/9)**

Solution:

(i) Given (2/3) â€“ (3/5)

The LCM of 3 and 5 is 15

Consider (2/3) = (2/3) Ã— (5/5) = (10/15)

Now again (3/5) = (3/5) Ã— (3/3) = (9/15)

(2/3) â€“ (3/5) = (10/15) â€“ (9/15)

= (1/15)

(ii) Given (-4/7) â€“ (2/-3)

The LCM of 7 and 3 is 21

Consider (-4/7) = (-4/7) Ã— (3/3) = (-12/21)

Again (2/-3) = (-2/3) Ã— (7/7) = (-14/21)

(-4/7) â€“ (2/-3) = (-12/21) â€“ (-14/21)

= (-12 + 14)/21

= (2/21)

(iii) Given (4/7) â€“ (-5/-7)

(4/7) â€“ (5/7) = (4 -5)/7

= (-1/7)

(iv) Given -2 â€“ (5/9)

Consider (-2/1) = (-2/1) Ã— (9/9) = (-18/9)

-2 â€“ (5/9) = (-18/9) â€“ (5/9)

= (-18 -5)/9

= (-23/9)

**3. The sum of the two numbers is (5/9). If one of the numbers is (1/3), find the other.**

**Solution:**

Given sum of two numbers is (5/9)

And one them is (1/3)

Let the unknown number be x

x + (1/3) = (5/9)

x = (5/9) â€“ (1/3)

LCM of 3 and 9 is 9

Consider (1/3) = (1/3) Ã— (3/3) = (3/9)

On substituting we get

x = (5/9) â€“ (3/9)

x = (5 â€“ 3)/9

x = (2/9)

**4. The sum of two numbers is (-1/3). If one of the numbers is (-12/3), find the other.**

**Solution:**

Given sum of two numbers = (-1/3)

One of them is (-12/3)

Let the required number be x

x + (-12/3) = (-1/3)

x = (-1/3) â€“ (-12/3)

x = (-1/3) + (12/3)

x = (-1 + 12)/3

x = (11/3)

**5. The sum of two numbers is (â€“ 4/3). If one of the numbers is -5, find the other.**

**Solution:**

Given sum of two numbers = (-4/3)

One of them is -5

Let the required number be x

x + (-5) = (-4/3)

LCM of 1 and 3 is 3

(-5/1) = (-5/1) Ã— (3/3) = (-15/3)

On substituting

x + (-15/3) = (-4/3)

x = (-4/3) â€“ (-15/3)

x = (-4/3) + (15/3)

x = (-4 + 15)/3

x = (11/3)

**6. The sum of two rational numbers is – 8. If one of the numbers is (-15/7), find the other.**

**Solution:**

Given sum of two numbers is -8

One of them is (-15/7)

Let the required number be x

x + (-15/7) = -8

The LCM of 7 and 1 is 7

Consider (-8/1) = (-8/1) Ã— (7/7) = (-56/7)

On substituting

x + (-15/7) = (-56/7)

x = (-56/7) â€“ (-15/7)

x = (-56/7) + (15/7)

x = (-56 + 15)/7

x = (-41/7)

**7. What should be added to (-7/8) so as to get (5/9)?**

**Solution:**

Given (-7/8)

Let the required number be x

x + (-7/8) = (5/9)

The LCM of 8 and 9 is 72

x = (5/9) â€“ (-7/8)

x = (5/9) + (7/8)

Consider (5/9) = (5/9) Ã— (8/8) = (40/72)

Again (7/8) = (7/8) Ã— (9/8) = (63/72)

On substituting

x = (40/72) + (63/72)

x = (40 + 63)/72

x = (103/72)

**8. What number should be added to (-5/11) so as to get (26/33)?**

**Solution:**

Given (-5/11)

Let the required number be x

x + (-5/11) = (26/33)

x = (26/33) â€“ (-5/11)

x = (26/33) + (5/11)

Consider (5/11) = (5/11) Ã— (3/3) = (15/33)

On substituting

x = (26/33) + (15/33)

x = (41/33)

**9. What number should be added to (-5/7) to get (-2/3)?**

**Solution:**

Given (-5/7)

Let the required number be x

x + (-5/7) = (-2/3)

x = (-2/3) â€“ (-5/7)

x = (-2/3) + (5/7)

LCM of 3 and 7 is 21

Consider (-2/3) = (-2/3) Ã— (7/7) = (-14/21)

Again (5/7) = (5/7) Ã— (3/3) = (15/21)

On substituting

x = (-14/21) + (15/21)

x = (-14 + 15)/21

x = (1/21)

**10. What number should be subtracted from (-5/3) to get (5/6)?**

**Solution:**

Given (-5/3)

Let the required number be x

(-5/3) â€“ x = (5/6)

– x = (5/6) â€“ (-5/3)

– x = (5/6) + (5/3)

Consider (5/3) = (5/3) Ã— (2/2) = (10/6)

On substituting

– x = (5/6) + (10/6)

– x = (15/6)

x = (-15/6)

**11. What number should be subtracted from (3/7) to get (5/4)?**

**Solution:**

Given (3/7)

Let the required number be x

(3/7) â€“ x = (5/4)

– x = (5/4) â€“ (3/7)

The LCM of 4 and 7 is 28

Consider (5/4) = (5/4) Ã— (7/7) = (35/28)

Again (3/7) = (3/7) Ã— (4/4) = (12/28)

On substituting

-x = (35/28) â€“ (12/28)

– x = (35 -12)/28

– x = (23/28)

x = (-23/28)

**12. What should be added to ((2/3) + (3/5)) to get (-2/15)?**

**Solution:**

Given ((2/3) + (3/5))

Let the required number be x

((2/3) + (3/5)) + x = (-2/15)

Consider (2/3) = (2/3) Ã— (5/5) = (10/15)

Again (3/5) = (3/5) Ã— (3/3) = (9/15)

On substituting

((10/15) + (9/15)) + x = (-2/15)

x = (-2/15) – ((10/15) + (9/15))

x = (-2/15) â€“ (19/15)

x = (-2 -19)/15

x = (-21/15)

x = (- 7/5)

**13. What should be added to ((1/2) + (1/3) + (1/5)) to get 3?**

**Solution:**

Given ((1/2) + (1/3) + (1/5))

Let the required number be x

((1/2) + (1/3) + (1/5)) + x = 3

x = 3 – ((1/2) + (1/3) + (1/5))

LCM of 2, 3 and 5 is 30

Consider (1/2) = (1/2) Ã— (15/15) = (15/30)

(1/3) = (1/3) Ã— (10/10) = (10/30)

(1/5) = (1/5) Ã— (6/6) = (6/30)

On substituting

x = 3 â€“ ((15/30) + (10/30) + (6/30))

x = 3 â€“ (31/30)

(3/1) = (3/1) Ã— (30/30) = (90/30)

x = (90/30) â€“ (31/30)

x = (90 â€“ 31)/30

x = (59/30)

**14. What should be subtracted from ((3/4) â€“ (2/3)) to get (-1/6)?**

**Solution:**

Given ((3/4) â€“ (2/3))

Let the required number be x

((3/4) â€“ (2/3)) â€“ x = (-1/6)

– x = (-1/6) – ((3/4) â€“ (2/3))

Consider (3/4) = (3/4) Ã— (3/3) = (9/12)

(2/3) = (2/3) Ã— (4/4) = (8/12)

On substituting

– x = (-1/6) â€“ ((9/12) â€“ ((8/12))

– x = (-1/6) â€“ (1/12)

(1/6) = (1/6) Ã— (2/2) = (2/12)

– x = (-2/12) â€“ (1/12)

– x = (-2 â€“ 1)/12

– x = (-3/12)

x = (3/12)

x = (1/4)

**15. Simplify:**

**(i) (-3/2) + (5/4) â€“ (7/4)**

**(ii) (5/3) â€“ (7/6) + (-2/3)**

**(iii) (5/4) â€“ (7/6) â€“ (-2/3)**

**(iv) (-2/5) â€“ (-3/10) â€“ (-4/7)**

**Solution:**

(i) Given (-3/2) + (5/4) â€“ (7/4)

Consider (-3/2) = (-3/2) Ã— (2/2) = (-6/4)

On substituting

(-3/2) + (5/4) â€“ (7/4) = (-6/4) + (5/4) â€“ (7/4)

= (-6 + 5 â€“ 7)/4

= (-13 + 5)/4

= (-8/4)

= -2

(ii) Given (5/3) â€“ (7/6) + (-2/3)

Consider (5/3) = (5/3) Ã— (2/2) = (10/6)

(-2/3) = (-2/3) Ã— (2/2) = (-4/6)

(5/3) â€“ (7/6) + (-2/3) = (10/6) â€“ (7/6) â€“ (4/6)

= (10 – 7 â€“ 4)/6

= (10 – 11)/6

= (-1/6)

(iii) Given (5/4) â€“ (7/6) â€“ (-2/3)

The LCM of 4, 6 and 3 is 12

Consider (5/4) = (5/4) Ã— (3/3) = (15/12)

(7/6) = (7/6) Ã— (2/2) = (14/12)

(-2/3) = (-2/3) Ã— (4/4) = (-8/12)

(5/4) â€“ (7/6) â€“ (-2/3) = (15/12) â€“ (14/12) + (8/12)

= (15 â€“ 14 + 8)/12

= (9/12)

= (3/4)

(iv) Given (-2/5) â€“ (-3/10) â€“ (-4/7)

The LCM of 5, 10 and 7 is 70

Consider (-2/5) = (-2/5) Ã— (14/14) = (-28/70)

(-3/10) = (-3/10) Ã— (7/7) = (-21/70)

(-4/7) = (-4/7) Ã— (10/10) = (-40/70)

On substituting

(-2/5) â€“ (-3/10) â€“ (-4/7) = (-28/70) + (21/70) + (40/70)

= (-28 + 21 + 40)/70

= (33/70)

**16. Fill in the blanks:**

**(i) (-4/13) â€“ (-3/26) = â€¦..**

**(ii) (-9/14) + â€¦.. = -1**

**(iii) (-7/9) + â€¦.. = 3**

**(iv) â€¦.. + (15/23) = 4**

**Solution:**

(i) (-5/26)

**Explanation:**

Consider (-4/13) â€“ (-3/26)

(-4/13) = (-4/13) Ã— (2/2) = (-8/26)

(-4/13) â€“ (-3/26) = (-8/26) â€“ (-3/26)

= (-5/26)

(ii) (-5/14)

**Explanation:**

Given (-9/14) + â€¦.. = -1

(-9/14) + 1 = â€¦.

(-9/14) + (14/14) = (5/14)

(-9/14) + (-5/14) = -1

(iii) (34/9)

**Explanation:**

Given (-7/9) + â€¦.. = 3

(-7/9) + x = 3

x = 3 + (7/9)

(3/1) = (3/1) Ã— (9/9) = (27/9)

x = (27/9) + (7/9) = (34/9)

(iv) (77/23)

**Explanation:**

Given â€¦.. + (15/23) = 4

x + (15/23) = 4

x = 4 â€“ (15/23)

(4/1) = (4/1) Ã— (23/23) = (92/23)

x = (92/23) â€“ (15/23)

= (77/23)

## Exercise 5.3 Page No: 5.10

**1. Multiply:**

**(i) (7/11) by (5/4)**

**(ii) (5/7) by (-3/4)**

**(iii) (-2/9) by (5/11)**

**(iv) (-3/13) by (-5/-4)**

**Solution:**

(i) Given (7/11) by (5/4)

(7/11) Ã— (5/4) = (35/44)

(ii) Given (5/7) by (-3/4)

(5/7) Ã— (-3/4) = (-15/28)

(iii) Given (-2/9) by (5/11)

(-2/9) Ã— (5/11) = (-10/99)

(iv) Given (-3/13) by (-5/-4)

(-3/13) Ã— (-5/-4) = (-15/68)

**2. Multiply:**

**(i) (-5/17) by (51/-60)**

**(ii) (-6/11) by (-55/36)**

**(iii) (-8/25) by (-5/16)**

**(iv) (6/7) by (-49/36)**

**Solution:**

(i) Given (-5/17) by (51/-60)

(-5/17) Ã— (51/-60) = (-225/- 1020)

= (225/1020)

= (1/4)

(ii) Given (-6/11) by (-55/36)

(-6/11) Ã— (-55/36) = (330/ 396)

= (5/6)

(iii) Given (-8/25) by (-5/16)

(-8/25) Ã— (-5/16) = (40/400)

= (1/10)

(iv) Given (6/7) by (-49/36)

(6/7) Ã— (-49/36) = (-294/252)

= (-7/6)

**3. Simplify each of the following and express the result as a rational number in standard form:**

**(i) (-16/21) Ã— (14/5) **

**(ii) (7/6) Ã— (-3/28)**

**(iii) (-19/36) Ã— 16**

**(iv) (-13/9) Ã— (27/-26)**

**Solution:**

(i) Given (-16/21) Ã— (14/5)

(-16/21) Ã— (14/5) = (224/105)

= (-32/15)

(ii) Given (7/6) Ã— (-3/28)

(7/6) Ã— (-3/28) = (-21/168)

= (-1/8)

(iii) Given (-19/36) Ã— 16

(-19/36) Ã— 16 = (-304/36)

= (-76/9)

(iv) Given (-13/9) Ã— (27/-26)

(-13/9) Ã— (27/-26) = (-351/234)

= (3/2)

**4. Simplify:**

**(i) (-5 Ã— (2/15)) â€“ (-6 Ã— (2/9))**

**(ii) ((-9/4) Ã— (5/3)) + ((13/2) Ã— (5/6))**

**Solution:**

(i) Given (-5 Ã— (2/15)) â€“ (-6 Ã— (2/9))

(-5 Ã— (2/15)) â€“ (-6 Ã— (2/9)) = (-10/15) â€“ (-12/9)

= (-2/3) + (12/9)

= (-6/9) + (12/9)

= (6/9)

= (2/3)

(ii) Given ((-9/4) Ã— (5/3)) + ((13/2) Ã— (5/6))

((-9/4) Ã— (5/3)) + ((13/2) Ã— (5/6)) = ((-3/4) Ã— 5) + ((13/2) Ã— (5/6))

= (-15/4) + (65/12)

= (-15/4) Ã— (3/3) + (65/12)

= (-45/12) + (65/12)

= (65 â€“ 45)/12

= (20/12)

= (5/3)

**5. Simplify:**

**(i) ((13/9) Ã— (-15/2)) + ((7/3) Ã— (8/5)) + ((3/5) Ã— (1/2))**

**(ii) ((3/11) Ã— (5/6)) â€“ ((9/12) Ã— ((4/3)) + ((5/13) Ã— (6/15))**

**Solution:**

(i) Given ((13/9) Ã— (-15/2)) + ((7/3) Ã— (8/5)) + ((3/5) Ã— (1/2))

((13/9) Ã— (-15/2)) + ((7/3) Ã— (8/5)) + ((3/5) Ã— (1/2)) = (-195/18) + (56/15) + (3/10)

= (-65/6) + (56/15) + (3/10)

= (-65/6) Ã— (5/5) + (56/15) Ã— (2/2) + (3/10) Ã— (3/3).

= (-325/30) + (112/30) + (9/30)

= (-325 + 112 + 9)/30

= (-204/30)

= (-34/5)

(ii) Given ((3/11) Ã— (5/6)) â€“ ((9/12) Ã— ((4/3)) + ((5/13) Ã— (6/15))

((3/11) Ã— (5/6)) â€“ ((9/12) Ã— ((4/3)) + ((5/13) Ã— (6/15)) = (15/66) â€“ (36/36) + (30/195)

= (5/22) â€“ (12/12) + (1/11)

= (5/22) â€“ 1 + (2/13)

= (5/22) Ã— (13/13) + (1/1) Ã— (286/286) + (2/13) Ã— (22/22)

= (65/286) â€“ (286/286) + (44/286)

= (-177/286)

## Exercise 5.4 Page No: 5.13

**1. Divide:**

**(i) 1 by (1/2)**

**(ii) 5 by (-5/7)**

**(iii) (-3/4) by (9/-16)**

**(iv) (-7/8) by (-21/16)**

**(v) (7/-4) by (63/64)**

**(vi) 0 by (-7/5)**

**(vii) (-3/4) by -6**

**(viii) (2/3) by (-7/12)**

**Solution:**

(i) Given 1 by (1/2)

1 Ã· (1/2) = 1 Ã— 2 = 2

(ii) Given 5 by (-5/7)

5 Ã· (-5/7) = 5 Ã— (-7/5)

= -7

(iii) Given (-3/4) by (9/-16)

(-3/4) Ã· (9/-16) = (-3/4) Ã— (-16/9)

= (-4/-3)

= (4/3)

(iv) Given (-7/8) by (-21/16)

(-7/8) Ã· (-21/16) = (-7/8) Ã— (16/-21)

= (-2/-3)

= (2/3)

(v) Given (7/-4) by (63/64)

(7/-4) Ã· (63/64) = (7/-4) Ã— (64/63)

= (-16/9)

(vi) Given 0 by (-7/5)

0 Ã· (-7/5) = 0 Ã— (5/7)

= 0

(vii) Given (-3/4) by -6

(-3/4) Ã· -6 = (-3/4) Ã— (1/-6)

= (-1/-8)

= (1/8)

(viii) Given (2/3) by (-7/12)

(2/3) Ã· (-7/12) = (2/3) Ã— (12/-7)

= (8/-7)

**2. Find the value and express as a rational number in standard form:**

**(i) (2/5) Ã· (26/15)**

**(ii) (10/3) Ã· (-35/12)**

**(iii) -6 Ã· (-8/17)**

**(iv) (40/98) Ã· (-20)**

**Solution:**

(i) Given (2/5) Ã· (26/15)

(2/5) Ã· (26/15) = (2/5) Ã— (15/26)

= (3/13)

(ii) Given (10/3) Ã· (-35/12)

(10/3) Ã· (-35/12) = (10/3) Ã— (12/-35)

= (-40/35)

= (- 8/7)

(iii) Given -6 Ã· (-8/17)

-6 Ã· (-8/17) = -6 Ã— (17/-8)

= (102/8)

= (51/4)

(iv) Given (40/98) Ã· -20

(40/98) Ã· -20 = (40/98) Ã— (1/-20)

= (-2/98)

= (-1/49)

**3. The product of two rational numbers is 15. If one of the numbers is -10, find the other.**

**Solution:**

Let required number be x

x Ã— – 10 = 15

x = (15/-10)

x = (3/-2)

x = (-3/2)

Hence the number is (-3/2)

**4. The product of two rational numbers is (- 8/9). If one of the numbers is (- 4/15), find the other.**

**Solution:**

Given product of two numbers = (-8/9)

One of them is (-4/15)

Let the required number be x

x Ã— (-4/15) = (-8/9)

x = (-8/9) Ã· (-4/15)

x = (-8/9) Ã— (15/-4)

x = (-120/-36)

x = (10/3)

**5. By what number should we multiply (-1/6) so that the product may be (-23/9)?**

**Solution:**

Given product = (-23/9)

One number is (-1/6)

Let the required number be x

x Ã— (-1/6) = (-23/9)

x = (-23/9) Ã· (-1/6)

x = (-23/9) Ã— (-6/1)

x = (-138/9)

x = (46/3)

**6. By what number should we multiply (-15/28) so that the product may be (-5/7)?**

**Solution:**

Given product = (-5/7)

One number is (-15/28)

Let the required number be x

x Ã— (-15/28) = (-5/7)

x = (-5/7) Ã· (-15/28)

x = (-5/7) Ã— (28/-15)

x = (-4/-3)

x = (4/3)

**7. By what number should we multiply (-8/13) so that the product may be 24?**

**Solution:**

Given product = 24

One of the number is = (-8/13)

Let the required number be x

x Ã— (-8/13) = 24

x = 24 Ã· (-8/13)

x = 24 Ã— (13/-8)

x = -39

**8. By what number should (-3/4) be multiplied in order to produce (-2/3)?**

**Solution:**

Given product = (-2/3)

One of the number is = (-3/4)

Let the required number be x

x Ã— (-3/4) = (-2/3)

x = (-2/3) Ã· (-3/4)

x = (-2/3) Ã— (4/-3)

x = (-8/-9)

x = (8/9)

**9. Find (x + y) Ã· (x – y), if**

**(i) x = (2/3), y = (3/2)**

**(ii) x = (2/5), y = (1/2)**

**(iii) x = (5/4), y = (-1/3)**

**Solution:**

(i) Given x = (2/3), y = (3/2)

(x + y) Ã· (x – y) = ((2/3) + (3/2)) Ã· ((2/3) â€“ (3/2))

= (4 + 9)/6 Ã· (4 â€“ 9)/6

= (4 + 9)/6 Ã— (6/ (4 â€“ 9)

= (4 + 9)/ (4 -9)

= (13/-5)

(ii) Given x = (2/5), y = (1/2)

(x + y) Ã· (x – y) = ((2/5) + (1/2)) Ã· ((2/5) â€“ (1/2))

= (4 + 5)/10 Ã· (4 -5)/10

= (4 + 5)/10 Ã— (10/ (4 â€“ 5)

= (4 + 5)/ (4 -5)

= (9/-1)

(iii) Given x = (5/4), y = (-1/3)

(x + y) Ã· (x – y) = ((5/4) + (-1/3)) Ã· ((5/4) â€“ (-1/3))

= (15 – 4)/12 Ã· (15 + 4)/12

= (15 – 4)/12 Ã— (12/ (15 + 4)

= (15 – 4)/ (15 + 4)

= (11/19)

**10. The cost of 7 (2/3) meters of rope is Rs. 12 (3/4). Find its cost per meter. **

**Solution:**

Given cost of 7 (2/3) = (23/3) meters of rope is Rs. 12 (3/4) = (51/4)

Cost per meter = (51/4) Ã· (23/3)

= (51/4) Ã— (3/23)

= (153/92)

= Rs 1 (61/92)

**11. The cost of 2 (1/3) meters of cloth is Rs.75 (1/4). Find the cost of cloth per meter. **

**Solution:**

Given cost of 2(1/3) metres of rope = Rs. 75 (1/4)

Cost of cloth per meter = 75 (1/4) Ã· 2 (1/3)

= (301/4) Ã· (7/3)

= (301/4) Ã— (3/7)

= (129/4)

= Rs 32 (1/4)

**12. By what number should (-33/16) be divided to getÂ (-11/4)?**

**Solution:**

Let the required number be x

(-33/16) Ã· x = (-11/4)

x = (-33/16) Ã· (-11/4)

x = (-33/16) Ã— (4/-11)

x = (3/4)

**13. Divide the sum of (-13/5) and (12/7) by the product of (-31/7) and (-1/2)**

**Solution:**

Given

((-13/5) + (12/7)) Ã· (-31/7) x (-1/2)

= ((-13/5) Ã— (7/7) + (12/7) Ã— (5/5)) Ã· (31/14)

= ((-91/35) + (60/35)) Ã· (31/14)

= (-31/35) Ã· (31/14)

= (-31/35) Ã— (14/31)

= (-14/35)

= (-2/5)

**14. Divide the sum of (65/12) and (8/3) by their difference.**

**Solution:**

((65/12) + (8/3)) Ã· ((65/12) â€“ (8/3))

= ((65/12) + (32/12)) Ã· ((65/12) â€“ (32/12))

= (65 + 32)/12 Ã· (65 -32)/12

= (65 + 32)/12 Ã— (12/ (65 – 32)

= (65 + 32)/ (65 – 32)

= (97/33)

**15. If 24 trousers of equal size can be prepared in 54 metres of cloth, what length of cloth is required for each trouser?**

**Solution:**

Given material required for 24 trousers = 54m

Cloth required for 1 trouser = (54/24)

= (9/4) meters

## Exercise 5.5 Page No: 5.16

**1. Find six rational numbers between (-4/8) and (3/8)**

**Solution:**

We know that between -4 and -8, below mentioned numbers will lie

-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2.

According to definition of rational numbers are in the form of (p/q) where q not equal to zero.

Therefore six rational numbers between (-4/8) and (3/8) are

(-3/8), (-2/8), (-1/8), (0/8), (1/8), (2/8), (3/8)

**2. Find 10 rational numbers between (7/13) and (- 4/13)**

**Solution:**

We know that between 7 and -4, below mentioned numbers will lie

-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

According to definition of rational numbers are in the form of (p/q) where q not equal to zero.

Therefore six rational numbers between (7/13) and (-4/13) are

(-3/13), (-2/13), (-1/13), (0/13), (1/13), (2/13), (3/13), (4/13), (5/13), (6/13)

**3. State true or false:**

**(i) Between any two distinct integers there is always an integer.**

**(ii) Between any two distinct rational numbers there is always a rational number.**

**(iii) Between any two distinct rational numbers there are infinitely many rational numbers.**

**Solution:**

(i) False

**Explanation:**

Between any two distinct integers not necessary to be one integer.

(ii) True

**Explanation:**

According to the properties of rational numbers between any two distinct rational numbers there is always a rational number.

(iii) True

**Explanation:**

According to the properties of rational numbers between any two distinct rational numbers there are infinitely many rational numbers.

## RD Sharma Solutions For Class 7 Maths Chapter 5 – Operations On Decimal Numbers

Chapter 5, Operations On Rational Numbers contains five exercises. RD Sharma Solutions are given here which include the answers to all the questions present in these exercises. Let us have a look at some of the concepts that are being discussed in this chapter.

- Addition of rational numbers
- Rational numbers with same denominators
- Rational numbers with distinct denominators
- Subtraction of rational numbers
- Multiplication of rational numbers
- Reciprocal of a non-zero rational number
- Division of rational number
- Insertion of rational numbers between two given rational numbers

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### Chapter brief of RD Sharma Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 5 – Operations On Rational Numbers

Chapter Operations on Rational Numbers deals with operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division on rational numbers. Students will also learn about the properties of these operations on rational numbers. Rational numbers can be two types with the same denominator and numbers with different denominator. Here students will study the stepwise solutions for these two types of rational numbers.