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

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**Other Exercises**

- 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.**

**Find the fourth proportional to :**

**(i) 1.5, 4.5 and 3.5**

**(ii) 3a, 6a² and 2ab²**

**Solution:**

(i) Let x be the fourth proportional to 1.5, 4.5

**Question 2.**

**Find the third proportional to :**

**(i) 2\(\frac { 2 }{ 3 }\) and 4**

**(ii) a – b and a² – b²**

**Solution:**

**Question 3.**

**Find the mean proportional between :**

**(i) 6 + 3√3 and 8 – 4√3**

**(ii) a – b and a ^{3} – a²b.**

**Solution:**

**Question 4.**

**If x + 5 is the mean proportion between x + 2 and x + 9 ; find the value of x.**

**Solution:**

x + 5 is the mean proportion between x + 2 and x + 9

(x + 5)² = (x + 2) (x + 9) {b² = ac}

⇒ x² + 10x + 25 = x² + 11x + 18

⇒ x² + 10x – x² – 11x = 18 – 25

⇒ -x = -7

⇒ x = 7

Hence x = 7

**Question 5.**

**If x², 4 and 9 are in continued proportion, find x.**

**Solution:**

x², 4 and 9 are in continued proportion

**Question 6.**

**What least number must be added to each of the numbers 6, 15, 20 and 43 to make them proportional. (2005, 2013)**

**Solution:**

Let x to be added to each number then 6 + x, 15 + x, 20 + x and 43 + x are in proportion.

**Question 7.**

**Solution:**

**Question 8.**

**What least number must be subtracted from each of the numbers 7,17 and 47 so that the remainders are in continued pro-portion ?**

**Solution:**

Let x be subtracted from each of the numbers 7, 17 and 47.

Then 7 – x, 17 – x and 47 – x are in continued proportion.

7 – x : 17 – x : : 17 – x : 47 – x

⇒ (7 – x) (47 – x) = (17 – x) (17 – x)

⇒ 329 – 7x – 47x + x² = 289 – 17x – 17x + x²

⇒ -7x – 47x + x² + 17x + 17x – x² = 289 – 329

⇒ -54x + 34x = – 40

⇒ -20x = -40

⇒ x = 2

2 is to be the subtracted

**Question 9.**

**If y is the mean proportional between x and z; show that xy + yz is the mean proportional between x² + y² and y² + z².**

**Solution:**

y is the mean proportional between x and z.

y² = xz

Now, we have to prove that

xy + yz is the mean proportional between x² + y² and y² + z²

i.e., (xy + yz)² = (x² + y²) (y² + z²)

L.H.S. (xy + yz)² = [y(x + z)]² = y² (x + z)² = xz (x + z)²

R.H.S. (x² + y²) (y² + z²) = (x² + xz) (xz + z²) = x (x + z) z (x + z) = xz (x + z)²

L.H.S. = R.H.S.

Hence proved.

**Question 10.**

**If q is the mean proportional between p and r, show that: pqr (p + q + r) ^{3} = (pq + qr + pr)^{3}.**

**Solution:**

q is the mean proportional between p and r,

q² = pr

Now L.H.S. = pqr (p + q + r)

^{3}

= qq² (p + q + r)

^{3}

= q

^{3}(p + q + r)

^{3}

= [q(p + q + r)]

^{3}

= (pq + q² + qr)

^{3}

= (pq + pr + qr)

^{3}

= (pq + qr + pr)

^{3}

= R.H.S.

**Question 11.**

**If three quantities are in continued proportion; show that the ratio of the first to the third is the duplicate ratio of the first to the second.**

**Solution:**

Let x, y and z are three quantities which are

in continued proportion

Then x : y : y : z ⇒ y² = zx

Now, we have to prove that

x : z = x² : y² or xy² = zx²

L.H.S. = xy² = x x zx (y² = zx)

= x² z = R.H.S.

Hence Proved.

**Question 12.**

**If y is the mean proportional between x and z, prove that:**

**Solution:**

**Question 13.**

**Given four quantities a, b, c and d are in proportion. Show that:**

**(a – c) b² : (b – d) cd = (a² – b² – ab) : (c² – d² – cd)**

**Solution:**

a, b, c and d are in proportion Then a : b :: c : d

**Question 14.**

**Find two numbers such that the mean proportional between them is 12 and the third proportional to them is 96.**

**Solution:**

Let a and b be the two numbers, whose mean proportional is 12

**Question 15.**

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**Question 16.**

**If p : q = r : s ; then show that: mp + nq : q = mr + ns : s.**

**Solution:**

**Question 17.**

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**Question 18.**

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**Question 19.**

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**Question 20.**

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