Q.1 Find the ratio of:

(a) Rs. 5 to 50 paise

(b) 15 kg to 210 g

(c) 9 m to 27 cm

(d) 30 days to 36 hours

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Answer :

(a) Rs. 5 to 50 paise

Converting the given quantities into same units, we have

Rs 5 = 5 × 100 = 500 paise

\(\therefore \) 500 paise : 50 paise

= 10 : 1

(b) 15 kg to 210 g

Converting the given quantities into same units, we have
15 kg = 15 × 1000 = 15000 g

\(\therefore \)15 kg : 210 g = 15000 g : 210 g

= 1500 : 21 = 500 : 7

(c) 9 m to 27 cm
Converting the given quantities into same units, we have

9 m = 9 × 100 = 900 cm

\(\therefore \)9m: 27 cm = 900 cm : 27 cm

= 100 : 3 .

(d) 30 days to 36 hours

Converting the given quantities into same
units, we have

30 days = 30 × 24 hours

\(\therefore \)30 days : 36 hours

= 720 hours : 36 hours = 20:1

Q.2 In a computer lab, there are 3 computers for every 6 students. How many computers will be needed for 24 students?

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 8 Comparing Quantities

Answer :

\(\because \)6 students require 3 computers

\(\therefore \)1 student will require = \(\frac{3}{6} \)computers

\(\therefore \)24 students will require = \(\frac{3}{6} \)x 24 computers

= 3 × 4 computers = 12 computers

Hence the number of computers required = 12.

Q.3 Population of Rajasthan = 570 lakhs and population of UP = 1660 lakhs.

Area of Rajasthan = 3 lakh \( km^2 \) and area of UP = 2 lakh \( km^2 \).

(i) How many people are there per \( km^2 \) in both these States?

(ii) Which State is less populated?

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Answer :

Population of Rajasthan = 570 lakhs

Population of UP = 1660 lakhs

Area of Rajasthan = 3 lakh\( km^2 \)

Area of UP = 2 lakh \( km^2 \)

(i) Number of people per \( km^2 \)of Rajasthan
= \(\frac{570 lakhs}{3 lakh km^2} \)= 190 per \(km^2 \)

Number of people in UP = 1660 lakhs

Area of UP = 2 lakh\( km^2 \)

Number of people per\( km^2 \)of UP

= \(\frac{1660 lakhs}{2 lakh km^2} =830 per km^2 \)

Since 190 per \(km^2\)< 830 per \(km^2 \)

(ii) Rajasthan is less populated state.

Q.1 Convert the given fractional numbers to percent.

(a) \(\frac{1}{8} \)

(b) \(\frac{5}{4} \)

(c) \(\frac{3}{40} \)

(d) \(\frac{2}{7} \)

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Answer :

(a) \(\frac{1}{8} \)= \(\frac{1×100}{8×100} \)=\(\frac{100}{8} \)%=\(12\frac{1}{2} \)%

(b) \(\frac{5}{4} \)= \(\frac{5×100}{4×100} \)=\(\frac{5×100}{4} \)%=125%

(c) \(\frac{3}{40} \)= \(\frac{3×100}{40×100} \)=\(\frac{3×100}{40} \)%=\(\frac{15}{2}% \)=\(7\frac{1}{2} \) %

(d) \(\frac{2}{7} \)= \(\frac{2×100}{7×100} \)=\(\frac{200}{7} \)%=\(28\frac{4}{7} \)%

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Answer :

(a) 0.65 =\(\frac{0.65×100}{100} \) = 0.65 × 100% = 65% (b) 2.1 = \(\frac{2.1×100}{100} \)= 2.1 ×100% = 210% (c) 0.02 =\(frac{0.02×100}{100} \)= 0.02 × 100% = 2% (d) 12.35 = \(\frac{12.35×100}{100} \) = 12.35 × 100% = 1235%

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Answer :

(i) Fraction of coloured part = \(\frac{1}{4} \)

\(\therefore \) Percentage of coloured parts

= \(\frac{1×100}{4×100} \) = \(\frac{100}{4} \)%= 25%

(ii) Fraction of coloured part = \(\frac{3}{5} \)

\(\therefore \)Percentage of coloured parts

= \( \frac{3×100}{5×100} \)= \(\frac{300}{5} \) %= 60%

(iii) Fraction of coloured part = \(\frac{3}{8} \)

\(\therefore \) Percentage of coloured parts

\(\frac{3×100}{8×100} \)=\(\frac{300}{8} \)% = 37.5%

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Answer :

(a) 15% of 250 =\(\frac{15}{100} \)×250=\(\frac{75}{2} \)=37.5
(b) 1% of 1 hour = 1% of 60 min =1% of( 60 × 60 ) sec = 1% 3600 sec = \(\frac{1}{100} \)×3600 min=36 sec

(c) 20% of Rs. 2500 = \(\frac{20}{100} \) × 2500 = Rs. 500

(d) 75% of 1 kg = 75% of 1000g = \(\frac{75}{100} \) ×1000 = 750 g

Q.5 Find the whole quantity if

(a) 5% of it is 600

(b) 12 % of it is? 1080

(c) 40% of it is 500 km

(d) 70% of it is 14 minutes

(e) 8% of it is 40 litres

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Answer :

(a) 5% of x = 600 = \(\frac{5}{100} \)×x = 600

Or, x = \(\frac{600×100}{5} \) = 12000

(b) 12% of x = 1080 = \(\frac{12}{100} \) × x = 1080

Or, x = \(\frac{1080×100}{12} \) = 9000

(c) 40% of x =500 = \(\frac{40}{100} \) × x = 500

Or, x = \(\frac{500×100}{40} \) = 1250 km

(d) 70% of x = 14min = \(\frac{70}{100} \)×x = 14min

Or, x = \(\frac{14×100}{70} \) = 20

(e) 8% of x = 40 liters = \(\frac{8}{100} \)×x = 40 liters

Or, x = \(\frac{40×100}{8} \) = 500 litres

Q.7 In a city, 30% are females, 40% are males and remaining are children. What per cent are children?

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 8 Comparing Quantities

Answer :

Given: 30% are females

40% are males

Total Percentage of females and males

= 30% + 40% = 70%

\(\therefore \)Percentage of children

= (100 – 70)% = 30%

Q.8 Out of 15,000 voters in a constituency, 60% voted. Find the Percentage of voters who did not vote. Can you now find how many actually did not vote?

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Answer :

Total number of voters = 15,000

Percentage of the voters who voted = 60%

\(\therefore \)Percentage of the voters who did not vote
= (100 – 60)% = 40%

Actual number of voters who did not vote

= 40% of 15,000

=\(\frac{40}{100} \)×15,000=6,000

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Answer :

Let Meena’s salary by Rs. x.

\(\therefore \)10% of x = Rs. 400

Or, \(\frac{10}{100} \) × x = Rs. 400

Or,, x = \(\frac{400×100}{10} \)=Rs. 400

Thus, her salary is ? 4000.

Q.10 A local cricket team played 20 matches in one season. It won 25% of them. How many matches did they win?

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 8 Comparing Quantities

Answer :

Number of matches played by the cricket team = 20

Percentage of the matches won by them = 25%

i.e. \(\frac{25}{100} \)×20=5 matches

Thus, the number of matches won by them = 5

Q.1 Tell what is the profit or loss in the following transactions. Also find profit per cent or loss per cent in each case.

(a) Gardening shears bought for Rs.250 and sold for Rs. 325.

(b) A refrigerator bought for Rs. 12,000 and sold at Rs.13,500.

(c) A cupboard bought for Rs. 2,500 and sold at Rs.3,000.

(d) A skirt bought for Rs. 250 and sold at Rs.150.

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Answer :

(a) Here, CP = Rs.250

SP = Rs. 325

Since SP > CP

\(\therefore \)Profit = SP – CP

= Rs. 325 – Rs. 250 = Rs. 75

\(\therefore \) profit% = \(\frac{profit ×100}{CP} \)

= \(\frac{75}{100} \) ×100 = 30 %

(b) Here, CP = Rs.12000

SP = Rs. 13500

Since SP > CP

\(\therefore \)Profit = SP – CP

= Rs. 13500– Rs. 12000 = Rs. 1500

\(\therefore \) profit% = \(\frac{profit ×100}{CP} \)

= \(\frac{1500}{12000} \) ×100 = \(12\frac{1}{2} \)%

(c) Here, CP = Rs.2500

SP = Rs. 3000

Since SP > CP

\(\therefore \)Profit = SP – CP

= Rs. 3000– Rs. 2500 = Rs. 500

\(\therefore \) profit% = \(\frac{profit ×100}{CP} \)

= \(\frac{500}{2500} \) ×100 = 20%

(d) Here, CP = Rs.250

SP = Rs. 150

Since SP < CP

\(\therefore \)loss = CP– SP

= Rs. 250– Rs. 150 = Rs. 100

\(\therefore \) LOSS% = \(\frac{LOSS×100}{CP} \)

= \(\frac{100}{250} \) ×100 = 40%

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Answer :

(a) 3 : 1

Sum of the ratio parts = 3 + 1 = 4

Percent of first part = \(\frac{3}{4} \) × 100 = 75%

Percent of second part = \(\frac{1}{4} \) × 100 = 25 %

(b) 2:3:5

Sum of the ratio parts = 2 + 3 +5 = 10

Percent of first part = \(\frac{2}{10} \) × 100 = 20%

Percent of second part = \(\frac{3}{10} \) × 100 = 30 %

Percent of second part = \(\frac{5}{10} \) × 100 = 50 %

(c) 1 : 4

Sum of the ratio parts = 1 + 4= 5

Percent of first part = \(\frac{1}{5} \) × 100 = 20%

Percent of second part = \(\frac{4}{5} \) × 100 = 80 %

(d) 1:2:5

Sum of the ratio parts = 1+ 2 +5 = 8

Percent of first part = \(\frac{1}{8} \) × 100 = 12.5%

Percent of second part = \(\frac{2}{8} \) × 100 = 25 %

Percent of third part = \(\frac{5}{8} \) × 100 = 62.5%

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 8 Comparing Quantities

Answer :

Initial population = 25,000

Decreased population = 24,500

Decrease in population

= 25,000 – 24,500 = 500

Percentage of decrease =\(\frac{500×100}{25000} \) = 2%

Hence the Percentage of decrease in population = 2%.

Q.4 Arun bought a car for ? 3,50,000. The next year, the price went upto ? 3,70,000. What was the Percentage of price increase?

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 8 Comparing Quantities

Answer :

Original price of the car = Rs.3,50,000

Price increased next year = Rs.3,70,000

Increase in price

= Rs. 3,70,000 – Rs. 3,50,000
= Rs. 20,000

\(\therefore \)Percentage of the increase in the price

= \(\frac{20000×100}{350000} \) = \(\frac{40}{7} \) % = \(5\frac{5}{7} \) %

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Answer :

Here, CP = Rs. 10,000

Profit = 20%

SP = \(\frac{CP×(100+P%)}{100} \)

=\(\frac{10,000×(100+20)}{100} \) = \(\frac{10,000×120}{100} \) =Rs. 12,000

Q.6 Juhi sells a washing machine for Rs.13,500. She loses 20% in the bargain. What was the price at which she bought it?

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Answer :

SP of the washing machine = ? 13,500 Loss = 20% CP = \(\frac{SP×100}{(100-loss%)} \) =\(\frac{13,500×100}{(100-20)} \)= \(\frac{13,500×100}{(80)} \)= Rs.16875

Q.7 (i) Chalk contains calcium, carbon and oxygen in the ratio 10 : 3 : 12. Find the Percentage of carbon in chalk.

(ii) If in a stick of chalk, carbon is 3 g, what is the weight of the chalk stick?

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Answer :

(i) Sum of the ratio parts = 10 + 3 + 12 = 25

\(\therefore \) Percentage of carbon in chalk

=\(\frac{3}{25} \) ×100%=12%

Hence, the Percentage of carbon in chalk = 12%

(ii) Weight of carbon = 3 g

\(\therefore \)Weight of chalk =\(\frac{3}{3} \) × 25 g = 25 g

Hence, the weight of chalk = 25 g

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 8 Comparing Quantities

Answer :

CP of book = Rs. 275

Loss = 15%

SP = \(\frac{CP×(100-L%)}{100} \)

= \(\frac{275×(100-15)}{100} \) = \(\frac{275×(85)}{100} \) = Rs.233.75

Q.9 Find the amount to be paid at the end of 3 years in each case.

(a) Principal = Rs. 1200 at 12% p.a.

(b) Principal = Rs. 7500 at 5% p.a.

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 8 Comparing Quantities

Answer :

(a) Given: Principal = Rs. 1200

Rate of interest = 12% p.a., T = 3 years

\(\therefore \) Interest = \(\frac{P×R×T}{100} \) =\(\frac{1200×12×3}{100} \)= Rs. 432

Amount = Principal + Interest

= Rs 1200 + Rs 432 = ? 1632

(b) Given: Principal = Rs. 7500

Rate of interest = 5% p.a., T = 3 years

\(\therefore \) Interest = \(\frac{P×R×T}{100} \) =\(\frac{7500×5×3}{100} \) =Rs.1125

Amount = Principal + Interest

= Rs. 7500 + 1125 = Rs. 8625

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