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# RD Sharma solutions for Class 8 Maths chapter 10 - Direct and Inverse Variations [Latest edition]

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#### Chapters ## Chapter 10: Direct and Inverse Variations

Ex. 10.1Ex. 10.2

#### RD Sharma solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 10 Direct and Inverse Variations Exercise 10.1 [Pages 6 - 8]

Ex. 10.1 | Q 1 | Page 6

Explain the concept of direct variation.

Ex. 10.1 | Q 2 | Page 6

Which of the following quantities vary directly with each other?
(i) Number of articles (x) and their price (y).
(ii) Weight of articles (x) and their cost (y).
(iii) Distance x and time y, speed remaining the same.
(iv) Wages (y) and number of hours (x) of work.
(v) Speed (x) and time (y) (distance covered remaining the same).
(vi) Area of a land (x) and its cost (y).

Ex. 10.1 | Q 3 | Page 6

In which of the following tables x and y vary directly?

(i)

 a 7 9 13 21 25 b 21 27 39 63 75

(ii)

 a 10 20 30 40 46 b 5 10 15 20 23

(iii)

 a 2 3 4 5 6 b 6 9 12 17 20

(iv)

 a 12 22 32 42 52 b 13 23 33 43 53
Ex. 10.1 | Q 4.1 | Page 6

Fill in the blank in of the following so as to make the statement true:

Two quantities are said to vary......... with each other if they increase (decrease) together in such a way that the ratio of the corresponding values remains same.

Ex. 10.1 | Q 4.2 | Page 6

Fill in the blank in of the following so as to make the statement true:

x and y are said to vary directly with each other if for some positive number k ....,...... = k.

Ex. 10.1 | Q 4.3 | Page 6

Fill in the blank in of the following so as to make the statement true:

If u = 3 v, then u and v vary .... with each other.

Ex. 10.1 | Q 5.1 | Page 6

Complite the following table given that x varies directly as y

 x 2.5 ... ... 15 y 5 8 12 ...
Ex. 10.1 | Q 5.2 | Page 6

Complite the following table given that x varies directly as y .

 x 5 ... 10 35 25 ... y 8 12 ... ... ... 32
Ex. 10.1 | Q 5.3 | Page 6

Complite the following table given that x varies directly as y

 x 6 8 10 ... 20 y 15 20 ... 40 ...
Ex. 10.1 | Q 5.4 | Page 6

Complite the following table given that x varies directly as y

 x 4 9 ... ... 3 ... y 16 ... 48 36 ... 4
Ex. 10.1 | Q 5.5 | Page 6

Complite the following table given that x varies directly as y

 x 3 5 7 9 y ... 20 28 ...
Ex. 10.1 | Q 6 | Page 7

Find the constant of variation from the table given below:

 x 3 5 7 9 y 12 20 28 36

Set up a table and solve the following problems. Use unitary method to verify the answer.

Ex. 10.1 | Q 7 | Page 7

Rohit bought 12 registers for Rs 156, find the cost of 7 such registers.

Ex. 10.1 | Q 8 | Page 7

Anupama takes 125 minutes in walking a distance of 100 metre. What distance would she cover in 315 minutes?

Ex. 10.1 | Q 9 | Page 7

If the cost of 93 m of a certain kind of plastic sheet is Rs 1395, then what would it cost to buy 105 m of such plastic sheet?

Ex. 10.1 | Q 10 | Page 7

Suneeta types 1080 words in one hour. What is her GWAM (gross words a minute rate)?

Ex. 10.1 | Q 11 | Page 7

A car is travelling at the average speed of 50 km/hr. How much distance would it travel in 12 minutes?

Ex. 10.1 | Q 12 | Page 7

68 boxes of a certain commodity require a shelf-length of 13.6 m. How many boxes of the same commodity would occupy a shelf length of 20.4 m?

Ex. 10.1 | Q 13 | Page 7

In a library 136 copies of a certain book require a shelf-length of 3.4 metre. How many copies of the same book would occupy a shelf-length of 5.1 metres?

Ex. 10.1 | Q 14 | Page 7

The second class railway fare for 240 km of Journey is Rs 15.00. What would be the fare for a journey of 139.2 km?

Ex. 10.1 | Q 15 | Page 7

If the thickness of a pile of 12 cardboards is 35 mm, find the thickness of a pile of 294 cardboards.

Ex. 10.1 | Q 16 | Page 7

The cost of 97 metre of cloth is Rs 242.50. What length of this can be purchased for Rs 302.50?

Ex. 10.1 | Q 17 | Page 7

11 men can dig $6\frac{3}{4}$ metre long trench in one day. How many men should be employed for digging 27 metre long trench of the same type in one day?

Ex. 10.1 | Q 18 | Page 7

A worker is paid Rs 210 for 6 days work. If his total income of the month is Rs 875, for how many days did he work?

Ex. 10.1 | Q 19 | Page 7

A woker is paid Rs 200 for 8 days work. If he works for 20 days, how much will he get?

Ex. 10.1 | Q 20 | Page 7

The amount of extension in an elastic string varies directly as the weight hung on it. If a weight of 150 gm produces an extension of 2.9 cm, then what weight would produce an extension of 17.4 cm?

Ex. 10.1 | Q 21 | Page 8

The amount of extension in an elastic spring varies directly with the weight hung on it. If a weight of 250 gm produces an extension of 3.5 cm, find the extension produced by the weight of 700 gm.

Ex. 10.1 | Q 22 | Page 8

In 10 days, the earth picks up 2.6 × 108 pounds of dust from the atmosphere. How much dust will it pick up in 45 days?

Ex. 10.1 | Q 23 | Page 8

In 15 days, the earth picks up 1.2 × 108 kg of dust from the atmosphere. In how many days it will pick up 4.8 × 108 kg of dust?

#### RD Sharma solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 10 Direct and Inverse Variations Exercise 10.2 [Pages 12 - 13]

Ex. 10.2 | Q 1.1 | Page 12

In which of the following table x and y vary inversely:

 x 4 3 12 1 y 6 8 2 24
Ex. 10.2 | Q 1.2 | Page 12

In which of the following table x and y vary inversely:

 x 5 20 10 4 y 20 5 10 25
Ex. 10.2 | Q 1.3 | Page 12

In which of the following table x and y vary inversely:

 x 4 3 6 1 y 9 12 8 36
Ex. 10.2 | Q 1.4 | Page 12

In which of the following table x and y vary inversely:

 x 9 24 15 3 y 8 3 4 25
Ex. 10.2 | Q 2.1 | Page 12

It x and y vary inversely, fill in the following blank:

 x 12 16 ... 8 ... y ... 6 4 ... 0.25

Ex. 10.2 | Q 2.2 | Page 12

It x and y vary inversely, fill in the following blank:

 x 16 32 8 128 y 4 ... ... 0.25
Ex. 10.2 | Q 2.3 | Page 12

It x and y vary inversely, fill in the following blank:

 x 9 ... 81 243 y 27 9 ... 1
Ex. 10.2 | Q 3.1 | Page 13

Which of the following quantities vary inversely as other?

The number of x men hired to construct a wall and the time y taken to finish the job.

Ex. 10.2 | Q 3.2 | Page 13

Which of the following quantities vary inversely as other?

The length x of a journey by bus and price y of the ticket.

Ex. 10.2 | Q 3.3 | Page 13

Which of the following quantities vary inversely as other?

Journey (x km) undertaken by a car and the petrol (y litres) consumed by it.

Ex. 10.2 | Q 4 | Page 13

It is known that for a given mass of gas, the volume v varies inversely as the pressure p. Fill in the missing entries in the following table:

 v (in cm3) ... 48 60 ... 100 ... 200 p (in atmospheres) 2 ... 3/2 1 ... 1/2 ...
Ex. 10.2 | Q 5 | Page 13

If 36 men can do a piece of work in 25 days, in how many days will 15 men do it?

Ex. 10.2 | Q 6 | Page 13

A work force of 50 men with a contractor can finish a piece of work in 5 months. In how many months the same work can be completed by 125 men?

Ex. 10.2 | Q 7 | Page 13

A work-force of 420 men with a contractor can finish a certain piece of work in 9 months. How many extra men must he employ to complete the job in 7 months?

Ex. 10.2 | Q 8 | Page 13

1200 men can finish a stock of food in 35 days. How many more men should join them so that the same stock may last for 25 days?

Ex. 10.2 | Q 9 | Page 13

In a hostel of 50 girls, there are food provisions for 40 days. If 30 more girls join the hostel, how long will these provisions last?

Ex. 10.2 | Q 10 | Page 13

A car can finish a certain journey in 10 hours at the speed of 48 km/hr. By how much should its speed be increased so that it may take only 8 hours to cover the same distance?

Ex. 10.2 | Q 11 | Page 13

1200 soldiers in a fort had enough food for 28 days. After 4 days, some soldiers were transferred to another fort and thus the food lasted now for 32 more days. How many soldiers left the fort?

Ex. 10.2 | Q 12 | Page 13

Three spraying machines working together can finish painting a house in 60 minutes. How long will it take for 5 machines of the same capacity to do the same job?

Ex. 10.2 | Q 13 | Page 13

A group of 3 friends staying together, consume 54 kg of wheat every month. Some more friends join this group and they find that the same amount of wheat lasts for 18 days. How many new members are there in this group now?

Ex. 10.2 | Q 14 | Page 13

55 cows can graze a field in 16 days. How many cows will graze the same field in 10 days?

Ex. 10.2 | Q 15 | Page 13

18 men can reap a field in 35 days. For reaping the same field in 15 days, how many men are required?

Ex. 10.2 | Q 16 | Page 13

A person has money to buy 25 cycles worth Rs 500 each. How many cycles he will be able to buy if each cycle is costing Rs 125 more?

Ex. 10.2 | Q 17 | Page 13

Raghu has enough money to buy 75 machines worth Rs 200 each. How many machines can he buy if he gets a discount of Rs 50 on each machine?

Ex. 10.2 | Q 18.1 | Page 13

If x and y vary inversely as other and x = 3 when y = 8, find y when x = 4 .

Ex. 10.2 | Q 18.2 | Page 13

If x and y vary inversely as other and x = 5 when y = 15, find x when y = 12 .

Ex. 10.2 | Q 18.3 | Page 13

If x and y vary inversely as other and  x = 30, find y when constant of variation = 900.

Ex. 10.2 | Q 18.4 | Page 13

If x and y vary inversely as other and y = 35, find x when constant of variation = 7.

## Chapter 10: Direct and Inverse Variations

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