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**1. Divide:**

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

**Solution: **

1/1/2 = 1 Ã— 2/1 = 2

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

**Solution: **

5/-5/7 = 5 Ã— 7/-5 = -7

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

**Solution: **

(-3/4) / (9/-16)

(-3/4) Ã— -16/9 = 4/3

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

**Solution: **

(-7/8) / (-21/16)

(-7/8) Ã— 16/-21 = 2/3

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

**Solution: **

(7/-4) / (63/64)

(7/-4) Ã— 64/63 = -16/9

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

**Solution: **

0 / (7/5) = 0

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

**Solution: **

(-3/4) / -6

(-3/4) Ã— 1/-6 = 1/8

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

**Solution: **

(2/3) / (-7/12)

(2/3) Ã— 12/-7 = -8/7

**(ix) -4 by -3/5**

**Solution:**

-4 / (-3/5)

-4 Ã— 5/-3 = 20/3

**(x) -3/13 by -4/65**

**Solution:**

(-3/13) / (-4/65)

(-3/13) Ã— (65/-4) = 15/4

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

**(i) 2/5 Ã· 26/15**

**Solution: **

(2/5) / (26/15)

(2/5) Ã— (15/26)

(2/1) Ã— (3/26) = (2Ã—3)/ (1Ã—26) = 6/26 = 3/13

**(ii) 10/3 Ã· -35/12**

**Solution: **

(10/3) / (-35/12)

(10/3) Ã— (12/-35)

(10/1) Ã— (4/-35) = (10Ã—4)/ (1Ã—-35) = -40/35 = -8/7

**(iii) -6 Ã· -8/17**

**Solution: **

-6 / (-8/17)

-6 Ã— (17/-8)

-3 Ã— (17/-4) = (-3Ã—17)/ (1Ã—-4) = 51/4

**(iv) -40/99 Ã· -20**

**Solution: **

(-40/99) / -20

(-40/99) Ã— (1/-20)

(-2/99) Ã— (1/-1) = (-2Ã—1)/ (99Ã—-1) = 2/99

**(v) -22/27 Ã· -110/18**

**Solution: **

(-22/27) / (-110/18)

(-22/27) Ã— (18/-110)

(-1/9) Ã— (6/-5)

(-1/3) Ã— (2/-5) = (-1Ã—2) / (3Ã—-5) = 2/15

**(vi) -36/125 Ã· -3/75**

**Solution: **

(-36/125) / (-3/75)

(-36/125) Ã— (75/-3)

(-12/25) Ã— (15/-1)

(-12/5) Ã— (3/-1) = (-12Ã—3) / (5Ã—-1) = 36/5

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

**Solution: **

We know that the product of two rational numbers = 15

One of the number = -10

âˆ´ other number can be obtained by dividing the product by the given number.

Other number = 15/-10

= -3/2

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

**Solution: **

We know that the product of two rational numbers = -8/9

One of the number = -4/15

âˆ´ other number is obtained by dividing the product by the given number.

Other number = (-8/9)/(-4/15)

= (-8/9) Ã— (15/-4)

= (-2/3) Ã— (5/-1)

= (-2Ã—5) /(3Ã—-1)

= -10/-3

= 10/3

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

**Solution:**

Let us consider a number = x

So, x Ã— -1/6 = -23/9

x = (-23/9)/(-1/6)

x = (-23/9) Ã— (6/-1)

= (-23/3) Ã— (2Ã—-1)

= (-23Ã—-2)/(3Ã—1)

= 46/3

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

**Solution:**

Let us consider a number = x

So, x Ã— -15/28 = -5/7

x = (-5/7)/(-15/28)

x = (-5/7) Ã— (28/-15)

= (-1/1) Ã— (4Ã—-3)

= 4/3

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

**Solution:**

Let us consider a number = x

So, x Ã— -8/13 = 24

x = (24)/(-8/13)

x = (24) Ã— (13/-8)

= (3) Ã— (13Ã—-1)

= -39

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

**Solution:**

Let us consider a number = x

So, x Ã— -3/4 = 2/3

x = (2/3)/(-3/4)

x = (2/3) Ã— (4/-3)

= -8/9

**9. Find (x+y) Ã· (x-y), if**

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

**Solution: **

(x+y) Ã· (x-y)

(2/3 + 3/2) / (2/3 â€“ 3/2)

((2Ã—2 + 3Ã—3)/6) / ((2Ã—2 – 3Ã—3)/6)

((4+9)/6) / ((4-9)/6)

(13/6) / (-5/6)

(13/6) Ã— (6/-5)

-13/5

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

**Solution: **

(x+y) Ã· (x-y)

(2/5 + 1/2) / (2/5 â€“ 1/2)

((2Ã—2 + 1Ã—5)/10) / ((2Ã—2 – 1Ã—5)/10)

((4+5)/10) / ((4-5)/10)

(9/10) / (-1/10)

(9/10) Ã— (10/-1)

-9

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

**Solution: **

(x+y) Ã· (x-y)

(5/4 – 1/3) / (5/4 + 1/3)

((5Ã—3 – 1Ã—4)/12) / ((5Ã—3 + 1Ã—4)/12)

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

(11/12) / (19/12)

(11/12) Ã— (12/19)

11/19

**(iv) x= 2/7, y= 4/3**

**Solution: **

(x+y) Ã· (x-y)

(2/7 + 4/3) / (2/7 – 4/3)

((2Ã—3 + 4Ã—7)/21) / ((2Ã—3 – 4Ã—7)/21)

((6+28)/21) / ((6-28)/21)

(34/21) / (-22/21)

(34/21) Ã— (21/-22)

-34/22

-17/11

**(v) x= 1/4, y= 3/2**

**Solution: **

(x+y) Ã· (x-y)

(1/4 + 3/2) / (1/4 – 3/2)

((1Ã—1 + 3Ã—2)/4) / ((1Ã—1 – 3Ã—2)/4)

((1+6)/4) / ((1-6)/4)

(7/4) / (-5/4)

(7/4) Ã— (4/-5) = -7/5

**10. The cost of 7 2/3 meters of rope is Rs 12 Â¾. Find the cost per meter.**

**Solution: **

We know that 23/3 meters of rope = Rs 51/4

Let us consider a number = x

So, x Ã— 23/3 = 51/4

x = (51/4)/(23/3)

x = (51/4) Ã— (3/23)

= (51Ã—3) / (4Ã—23)

= 153/92

= 1 61/92

âˆ´ cost per meter is Rs 1 61/92

**11. The cost of 2 1/3 meters of cloth is Rs 75 Â¼. Find the cost of cloth per meter.**

**Solution: **

We know that 7/3 meters of cloth = Rs 301/4

Let us consider a number = x

So, x Ã— 7/3 = 301/4

x = (301/4)/(7/3)

x = (301/4) Ã— (3/7)

= (301Ã—3) / (4Ã—7)

= (43Ã—3) / (4Ã—1)

= 129/4

= 32.25

âˆ´ cost of cloth per meter is Rs 32.25

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

**Solution: **

Let us consider a number = x

So, (-33/16)/x = -11/4

-33/16 = x Ã— -11/4

x = (-33/16) / (-11/4)

= (-33/16) Ã— (4/-11)

= (-33Ã—4)/(16Ã—-11)

= (-3Ã—1)/(4Ã—-1)

= Â¾

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

**Solution:**

sum of -13/5 and 12/7

-13/5 + 12/7

((-13Ã—7) + (12Ã—5))/35

(-91+60)/35

-31/35

Product of -31/7 and -1/2

-31/7 Ã— -1/2

(-31Ã—-1)/(7Ã—2)

31/14

âˆ´ by dividing the sum and the product we get,

(-31/35) / (31/14)

(-31/35) Ã— (14/31)

(-31Ã—14)/(35Ã—31)

-14/35

-2/5

**14. Divide the sum of 65/12 and 12/7 by their difference.**

**Solution: **

The sum is 65/12 + 12/7

The difference is 65/12 â€“ 12/7

When we divide, (65/12 + 12/7) / (65/12 â€“ 12/7)

((65Ã—7 + 12Ã—12)/84) / ((65Ã—7 – 12Ã—12)/84)

((455+144)/84) / ((455 – 144)/84)

(599/84) / (311/84)

599/84 Ã— 84/311

599/311

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

**Solution: **

We know that total number trousers = 24

Total length of the cloth = 54

Length of the cloth required for each trouser = total length of the cloth/number of trousers

= 54/24

= 9/2

âˆ´ 9/2 meters is required for each trouser.

## RD Sharma Solutions for Class 8 Maths Exercise 1.7 Chapter 1

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