## Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 7 Ratio and Proportion (Including Properties and Uses) Ex 7A

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- Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 7 Ratio and Proportion Ex 7A
- Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 7 Ratio and Proportion Ex 7B
- Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 7 Ratio and Proportion Ex 7C
- Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 7 Ratio and Proportion Ex 7D

**Question 1.**

**If a : b = 5 : 3; find: \(\frac { 5a – 3b }{ 5a + 3b }\)**

**Solution:**

**Question 2.**

**If x : y = 4 : 7; find the value of (3x + 2y) : (5x + y).**

**Solution:**

**Question 3.**

**If a : b = 3 : 8, find the value of \(\frac { 4a + 3b }{ 6a – b }\)**

**Solution:**

**Question 4.**

**If (a – b): (a + b) = 1 : 11, find the ratio (5a + 4b + 15) : (5a – 4b + 3).**

**Solution:**

(a – b) : (a + b) = 1 : 11

Let a – b = x, then a + b = 11x

Adding we get, 2a = 12x ⇒ a = 6x

Subtracting, -2b = -10x ⇒ b = 5x

**Question 5.**

**Find the number which bears the same ratio to \(\frac { 7 }{ 33 }\) that \(\frac { 8 }{ 21 }\) does to \(\frac { 4 }{ 9 }\).**

**Solution:**

Let x be the required number, then

**Question 6.**

**Solution:**

**Question 7.**

**Find \(\frac { x }{ y }\) ; when x² + 6y² = 5xy.**

**Solution:**

**Question 8.**

**If the ratio between 8 and 11 is the same as the ratio of 2x – y to x + 2y, find the value of \(\frac { 7x }{ 9y }\)**

**Solution:**

**Question 9.**

**Divide ₹ 290 into A, B and C such that A is \(\frac { 2 }{ 5 }\) of B and B : C = 4 : 3.**

**Solution:**

Total amount = ₹ 1290

A = \(\frac { 2 }{ 5 }\) B and B : C = 4 : 3

⇒ A : B = 2 : 5 and B : C = 4 : 3

LCM of 5, 4 = 20

A : B = 2 x 4 : 5 x 4 = 8 : 20

and B : C = 4 x 5 : 3 x 5 = 20 : 15

A : B : C = 8 : 20 : 15

Sum of ratios = 8 + 20 + 15 = 43

**Question 10.**

**A school has 630 students. The ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls is 3 : 2. This ratio changes to 7 : 5 after the admission of 90 new students. Find the number of newly admitted boys.**

**Solution:**

Number of students = 630

Ratio in boys and girls = 3 : 2

**Question 11.**

**What quantity must be subtracted from each term of the ratio 9 : 17, to make it equal to 1 : 3?**

**Solution:**

Let x be subtracted from each term such that

\(\frac { 9 – x }{ 17 – x }\) = \(\frac { 1 }{ 3 }\)

⇒ 17 – x = 27 – 3x

⇒ -x + 3x = 21 – 17

⇒ 2x = 10

⇒ x = 5

**Question 12.**

**The monthly pocket money of Ravi and Sanjeev are in the ratio 5 : 7. Their expenditures are in the ratio 3 : 5. If each save Rs. 80 every month, find their monthly pocket money. [2012]**

**Solution:**

Let the monthly pocket money of Ravi and Sanjeev be 5x and 7x respectively.

Also, let their expenditure be 3y and 5y respectively. So,

5x – 3y = 80 …(i)

and 7x – 5y = 80 …(ii)

Multiplying (i) by 7 and (ii) by 5 and subtracting, we get

4y = 160 ⇒ y = 40

From (i), 5x = 80 + 3 x 40 = 200 ⇒ x = 40

So, monthly pocket money of Ravi = Rs. 5 x 40 = Rs. 200

and monthly pocket money of Sanjeev = Rs. 7 x 40 = Rs. 280

**Question 13.**

**The work done by (x – 2) men in (4x + 1) days and the work done by (4x + 1) men in (2x – 3) days are in the ratio of 3 : 8. Find the value of x.**

**Solution:**

(x – 2) men can do a work in = (4x +1) days

1 man can do a work in = (4x +1) (x-2) days ….(i)

Again (4x + 1) men can do work in = 2x – 3 days

1 man can do the work in = (2x – 3) (4x + 1) days ….(ii)

From (i) and (ii), we get

(4x + 1) (x – 2) : (2x – 3) (4x + 1) = 3 : 8

⇒ (4x + 1) (x – 2) x 8 = (2x – 3) (4x + 1) x 3

⇒ 8 (4x² – 8x + x – 2) – 3 (8x² + 2x – 12x – 3)

⇒ 32x² – 64x + 8x – 16 = 24x² + 6x – 36x – 9

⇒ 32x² – 64x + 8x – 24x² – 6x + 36x – 16 + 9 = 0

⇒ 8x² – 70x + 44x – 7 = 0

⇒ 8x² – 26x – 7 = 0

⇒ 8x² – 28x + 2x – 7 = 0

⇒ 4x ( 2x – 7) + 1 (2x – 7) = 0

⇒ (2x – 7) (4x + 1) = 0

Either 2x – 7 = 0, then x = \(\frac { 7 }{ 2 }\)

or 4x + 1 = 0, then x = \(\frac { -1 }{ 4 }\) but it is not possible.

x = \(\frac { 7 }{ 2 }\) or 3.5 Ans.

**Question 14.**

**The bus fare between two cities is increased in the ratio 7 : 9. Find the increase in the fare, if :**

**(i) the original fare is Rs. 245 ;**

**(ii) the increased fare is Rs. 207.**

**Solution:**

The increase in bus fare between two cities is in the ratio = 7 : 9.

(i) If the original fare is Rs. 245

then increase fare = Rs. 245 x \(\frac { 9 }{ 7 }\) = Rs. 315

Increase = Rs. 315 – Rs. 245 = Rs. 70

(ii) The increased fare is Rs. 207

Original fare = Rs. \(\frac { 207 x 7 }{ 9 }\) = Rs. 161

Increase = Rs. 207 – Rs. 161 = Rs. 46

**Question 15.**

**By increasing the cost of entry ticket to a fair in the ratio 10 : 13; the number of visitors to the fair has decreased in the ratio 6 : 5. In what ratio has the total collection increased or decreased ?**

**Solution:**

Increase in the entry tickets = 10 : 13.

But decrease in visitors = 6 : 5

Let original price of per ticket = Rs. 10

Then increased in price will be = Rs. 13

Collection in first case = Rs. 10 x 6 = Rs. 60

and collection in second case = Rs. 13 x 5 = Rs. 65

Hence increase in collection will be = Rs. 60 : Rs. 65 = 12 : 13

**Question 16.**

**In a basket, the ratio between the number of oranges and the number of apples is 7 : 13. If 8 oranges and 11 apples are eaten, the ratio between the number of oranges and the number of apples becomes 1 : 2. Find the original number of oranges and the original number of apples in the basket.**

**Solution:**

The ratio in number of oranges and apples = 7 : 13

Let number of oranges = 7x

Then number of apples = 13x

When 8 oranges and 11 apples are eaten, then

According to the sum,

Original number of oranges = 7x = 7 x 5 = 35

and number of apples = 13x = 13 x 5 = 65

**Question 17.**

**In a mixture of 126 kg of milk and water, milk and water are in ratio 5 : 2. How much water must be added to the mixture to make this ratio 3 : 2?**

**Solution:**

Mixture of milk and water = 126 kg

Ratio in milk and water = 5 : 2

Quantity of milk = \(\frac { 126 }{ 5 + 2 }\) x 5

**Question 18.**

**(a) If A : B = 3 : 4 and B : C = 6 : 7, find:**

**(i) A : B : C**

**(ii) A : C**

**(b) If A : B = 2 : 5 and A : C = 3 : 4, find: A : B : C**

**Solution:**

A : B : C = 6 : 15 : 8

**Question 19.**

**(i) If 3A = 4B = 6C ; find A : B : C.**

**(ii) If 2a = 3b and 4b = 5c, find a : c**

**Solution:**

**Question 20.**

**Find the compound ratio of:**

**(i) 2 : 3, 9 : 14 and 14 : 27.**

**(ii) 2a : 3b, mn : x² and x : n.**

**(iii) √2 : 1, 3 : √5 and √20 = 9.**

**Solution:**

(i) Compound ratio of 2 : 3, 9 : 14 and 14 : 27

**Question 21.**

**Find the duplicate ratio of:**

**(i) 3 : 4**

**(ii) 3√3 : 2√5**

**Solution:**

**Question 22.**

**Find triplicate ratio of:**

**(i) 1 : 3**

**(ii) \(\frac { m }{ 2 }\) : \(\frac { n }{ 3 }\)**

**Solution:**

**Question 23.**

**Find sub-duplicate ratio of:**

**(i) 9 : 16**

**(ii) (x – y) ^{4} : (x + y)^{6}**

**Solution:**

**Question 24.**

**Find sub-triplicate ratio of:**

**(i) 64 : 27**

**(ii) x ^{3} : 125y^{3}**

**Solution:**

**Question 25.**

**Find the reciprocal ratio of :**

**(i) 5 : 8**

**(ii) \(\frac { x }{ 3 }\) : \(\frac { y }{ 7 }\)**

**Solution:**

**Question 26.**

**If (x + 3) : (4x + 1) is the duplicate ratio of 3 : 5, find the value of x.**

**Solution:**

(x + 3) : (4x + 1) is the duplicate ratio of 3 : 5

**Question 27.**

**If m : n is the duplicate ratio of m + x : n + x; show that x² = mn.**

**Solution:**

**Question 28.**

**If (3x – 9) : (5x + 4) is the triplicate ratio of 3 : 4, find the value of x.**

**Solution:**

(3x – 9) : (5x + 4) is the triplicate ratio of 3 : 4

⇒ 27 (5x + 4) = 64 (3x – 9)

⇒ 135x + 108 = 192x – 576

⇒ 192x – 135x = 108 + 576

⇒ 57x = 684

⇒ x = 12

**Question 29.**

**Find the ratio compounded of the reciprocal ratio of 15 : 28, the sub-duplicate ratio of 36 : 49 and the triplicate ratio of 5 : 4.**

**Solution:**

Reciprocal ratio of 15 : 28

**Question 30.**

**(a) If r² = pq, show that p : q is the duplicate ratio of (p + r) : (q + r).**

**(b) If (p – x) : (q – x) be the duplicate ratio of p : q then show that : \(\frac { 1 }{ p }\) + \(\frac { 1 }{ q }\) = \(\frac { 1 }{ x }\)**

**Solution:**

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