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In a Model of a Ship, the Mast is 9 Cm High, While the Mast of the Actual Ship is 12 M High. If the Length of the Ship is 28 M, How Long is the Model Ship? - CBSE Class 8 - Mathematics

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In a model of a ship, the mast is 9 cm high, while the mast of the actual ship is 12 m high. If the length of the ship is 28 m, how long is the model ship?

Solution

Let the length of the mast of the model ship be x cm.

The given information in the form of a table is as follows:

- Height of mast Length of ship
Model ship 9 cm x
Actual ship 12 m 28 m

We know that the dimensions of the actual ship and the model ship are directly proportional to each other.

Therefore, we obtain:

`12/9 = 28/x`

`x = (28xx9)/12 = 21`

Thus, the length of the model ship is 21 cm.

 

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 NCERT Solution for Mathematics Textbook for Class 8 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 13: Direct and Inverse Proportions
Ex. 13.1 | Q: 6 | Page no. 208

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