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# Class 10 NCERT Solutions – Chapter 3 Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables – Exercise 3.5

• Last Updated : 12 Mar, 2021

### (i) x â€“ 3y â€“ 3 = 0, 3x â€“ 9y â€“ 2 = 0

Solution:

Here,

a1 = 1, b1 = -3, c1 = -3

a2 = 3, b2 = -9, c2 = -2

So,

As,

Hence, the given pairs of equations have no solution.

### (ii) 2x + y = 5, 3x + 2y = 8

Solution:

Rearranging equations, we get

2x + y -5 = 0

3x + 2y -8 = 0

Here,

a1 = 2, b1 = 1, c1 = -5

a2 = 3, b2 = 2, c2 = -8

So,

As,

Hence, the given pairs of equations have unique solution.

For cross multiplication,

= y = 1

Hence,

= 1

x = 2

and, y = 1

Hence, the required solution is x = 2 and y = 1.

### (iii) 3x â€“ 5y = 20, 6x â€“ 10y = 40

Solution:

Rearranging equations, we get

3x â€“ 5y – 20 = 0

6x â€“ 10y – 40 = 0

Here,

a1 = 3, b1 = -5, c1 = -20

a2 = 6, b2 = -10, c2 = -40

So,

As,

Hence, the given pairs of equations have infinitely many solutions.

### (iv) x â€“ 3y â€“ 7 = 0, 3x â€“ 3y â€“ 15 = 0

Solution:

Here,

a1 = 1, b1 = -3, c1 = -7

a2 = 3, b2 = -3, c2 = -15

So,

As,

Hence, the given pairs of equations have unique solution.

For cross multiplication,

Hence,

x =

x = 4

and, y =

y = -1

Hence, the required solution is x = 4 and y = -1.

### (a â€“ b) x + (a + b) y = 3a + b â€“ 2

Solution:

Here,

a1 = 2, b1 = 3, c1 = -7

a2 = a-b, b2 = a+b, c2 = -(3a+b-2)

For having infinite number of solutions, it has to satisfy below conditions:

Now, on comparing

2(a+b) = 3(a-b)

2a+2b = 3a – 3b

a – 5b = 0 …………………(1)

And, now on comparing

3(3a+b-2) = 7(a+b)

9a+3b-6 = 7a+7b

2a-4b-6=0

Reducing form, we get

a-2b-3=0 …………………(2)

Now, new values for

a1 = 1, b1 = -5, c1 = 0

a2 = 1, b2 = -2, c2 = -3

Solving Eq(1) and Eq(2), by cross multiplication,

Hence,

a =

a = 5

and, b =

b = 1

Hence, For values a = 5 and b = 1 pair of linear equations have an infinite number of solutions

### (2k â€“ 1) x + (k â€“ 1) y = 2k + 1

Solution:

Here,

a1 = 3, b1 = 1, c1 = -1

a2 = (2k-1), b2 = k-1, c2 = -(2k+1)

For having no solution, it has to satisfy below conditions:

Now, on comparing

3(k-1) = 2k-1

3k-3 = 2k-1

k = 2

And, now on comparing

2k+1 â‰  k-1

k â‰  -2

Hence, for k = 2 and k â‰  -2 the pair of linear equations have no solution.

### 3x + 2y = 4

Solution:

8x + 5y – 9 = 0  …………………(1)

3x + 2y – 4 = 0  …………………(2)

Substitution Method

From Eq(2), we get

x = 4-2y/3

Now, substituting it in Eq(1), we get

8(4-2y/3) + 5y – 9 = 0

32-16y/3 + 5y – 9 = 0

32 – 16y + 15y – 27 = 0

y = 5

Now, substituting y = 5 in Eq(2), we get

3x + 2(5) – 4 = 0

3x = -6

x = -2

Cross Multiplication Method

Here,

a1 = 8, b1 = 5, c1 = -9

a2 = 3, b2 = 2, c2 = -4

So,

As,

Hence, the given pairs of equations have unique solution.

For cross multiplication,

= 1

Hence,

= 1

x = -2

and,  = 1

y = 5

Hence, the required solution is x = -2 and y = 5.

### (i) A part of monthly hostel charges is fixed and the remaining depends on the number of days one has taken food in the mess. When a student A takes food for 20 days she has to pay â‚¹ 1000 as hostel charges whereas a student B, who takes food for 26 days, pays â‚¹ 1180 as hostel charges. Find the fixed charges and the cost of food per day.

Solution:

Let’s take,

Fixed charge = x

Charge of food per day = y

According to the given question,

x + 20y = 1000 â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.. (1)

x + 26y = 1180 â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..(2)

Subtracting Eq(1) from Eq(2) we get

6y = 180

y = 30

Now, substituting y = 30 in Eq(2), we get

x + 20(30) = 1000

x = 1000 – 600

x= 400.

Hence, fixed charges is â‚¹ 400 and charge per day is â‚¹ 30.

### (ii) A fraction become  when 1 is subtracted from the numerator, and it becomes  when 8 is added to its denominator. Find the fraction.

Solution:

Let the fraction be .

So, as per the question given,

3x â€“ y = 3  â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦(1)

4x â€“y =8  â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..(2)

Subtracting Eq(1) from Eq(2) , we get

x = 5

Now, substituting x = 5 in Eq(2), we get

4(5)â€“ y = 8

y = 12

Hence, the fraction is .

### (iii) Yash scored 40 marks in a test, getting 3 marks for each right answer and losing 1 mark for each wrong answer. Had 4 marks been awarded for each correct answer and 2 marks been deducted for each incorrect answer, then Yash would have scored 50 marks. How many questions were there in the test?

Solution:

Let’s take

Number of right answers = x

Number of wrong answers = y

According to the given question;

3xâˆ’y=40 ……….â€¦â€¦..(1)

4xâˆ’2y=50

2xâˆ’y=25 …………â€¦â€¦.(2)

Subtracting Eq(2) from Eq(1), we get

x = 15

Now, substituting x = 15 in Eq(2), we get

2(15) â€“ y = 25

y = 30-25

y = 5

Hence, number of right answers = 15 and number of wrong answers = 5

Hence, total number of questions = 20

### (iv) Places A and B are 100 km apart on a highway. One car starts from A and another from B at the same time. If the cars travel in the same direction at different speeds, they meet in 5 hours. If they travel towards each other, they meet in 1 hour. What are the speeds of the two cars?

Solution:

Let’s take

Speed of car from point A = x km/he

Speed of car from point B = y km/h

When car travels in the same direction,

5x â€“ 5y = 100

x â€“ y = 20 â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦(1)

When car travels in the opposite direction,

x + y = 100  â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..(2)

Subtracting Eq(1) from Eq(2), we get

2y = 80

y = 40

Now, substituting y = 40 in Eq(1), we get

x â€“ 40 = 20

x = 60

Hence, the speed of car from point A = 60 km/h

Speed of car from point B = 40 km/h.

### (v) The area of a rectangle gets reduced by 9 square units, if its length is reduced by 5 units and breadth is increased by 3 units. If we increase the length by 3 units and the breadth by 2 units, the area increases by 67 square units. Find the dimensions of the rectangle.

Solution:

Let’s take

Length of rectangle = x unit

Breadth of the rectangle = y unit

Area of rectangle will be = xy sq. units

According to the given conditions,

(x â€“ 5) (y + 3) = xy -9

3x â€“ 5y â€“ 6 = 0 â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦(1)

(x + 3) (y + 2) = xy + 67

2x + 3y â€“ 61 = 0 â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..(2)

Using cross multiplication method, we get,

Hence,

x = 17

and,

y = 9

Hence, the required solution is x = 17 and y = 9.

Length of rectangle = 17 units

Breadth of the rectangle = 9 units

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