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

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

1. Which of the following pairs of linear equations has a equation, no solution, or infinitely many solutions. In case there is a unique solution, find it by using cross multiplication method.

Solution: We know that If

a1x+b1y +c1 = 0………(1)

a2x+b2y +c2 = 0………(2)

be two pair of liner equation then

When $\cfrac { { a }_{ 1 } }{ { a }_{ 2 } } \neq \cfrac { { b }_{ 1 } }{ { b }_{ 2 } }$, we get a unique solution.

When $\cfrac { { a }_{ 1 } }{ { a }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { { b }_{ 1 } }{ { b }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { { c }_{ 1 } }{ { c }_{ 2 } }$, there are infinitely many solutions.

When $\cfrac { { a }_{ 1 } }{ { a }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { { b }_{ 1 } }{ { b }_{ 2 } } \neq \cfrac { { c }_{ 1 } }{ { c }_{ 2 } }$, there is no solution.

And if there is a unique solution, then the solution is given by, $\cfrac { x }{ b_{ 1 }{ c }_{ 2 }\quad -\quad b_{ 2 }{ c }_{ 1 } } =\cfrac { y }{ c_{ 1 }{ a }_{ 2 }\quad -\quad c_{ 2 }{ a }_{ 1 } } =\cfrac { 1 }{ a_{ 1 }{ b }_{ 2 }\quad -\quad a_{ 2 }{ b }_{ 1 } }$

(i) x-3y-3 = 0

3x-9y-2=0

Solution: Comparing the given pair of equations by the equations

a1x+b1y +c1 = 0

a2x+b2y +c2 = 0 we have

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

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

Now, $\cfrac { { a }_{ 1 } }{ { a }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 3 }$, $\cfrac { { b }_{ 1 } }{ { b }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { -3 }{ -9 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 3 }$, $\cfrac { { c }_{ 1 } }{ { c }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { -3 }{ -2 } =\cfrac { 3 }{ 2 }$

Therefore we get $\cfrac { { a }_{ 1 } }{ { a }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { { b }_{ 1 } }{ { b }_{ 2 } } \neq \cfrac { { c }_{ 1 } }{ { c }_{ 2 } }$

Hence the given equations has no solution.

(ii) 2x+y = 5

3x+2y = 8

Solution: The given equations can be written as

2x+y-5 = 0……..(1)

3x+2y-8= 0 ………(2)

Comparing the above pair of equations by the equations

a1x+b1y +c1 = 0

a2x+b2y +c2 = 0 we have

a1 = 2, b1 =1 c1 = -5

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

Now, $\cfrac { { a }_{ 1 } }{ { a }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { 2 }{ 3 }$, $\cfrac { { b }_{ 1 } }{ { b }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 2 }$,

Since here $\cfrac { { a }_{ 1 } }{ { a }_{ 2 } } \neq \cfrac { { b }_{ 1 } }{ { b }_{ 2 } }$, then we get a unique solution

And the solution is given by, $\cfrac { x }{ -8\times 1\quad -\quad 2(-5) } =\cfrac { y }{ -5\times 3\quad -\quad (-8)\times 2 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 2\times 2\quad -\quad 3\times 1 }$ $\cfrac { x }{ -8+10 } =\cfrac { y }{ -15+16 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 4-3 }$ $\cfrac { x }{ 2 } =\cfrac { y }{ 1 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 1 }$ $\cfrac { x }{ 2 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 1 }$ and $\cfrac { y }{ 1 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 1 }$

x = 2 and y = 1

Hence the solution is x = 2and y = 1

(iii) 3x-5y = 20

6x-10y = 40

Solution: The given equations can be written as

3x-5y-20 = 0……..(1)

6x-10y-40= 0 ………(2)

Comparing the above pair of equations by the equations

a1x+b1y +c1 = 0

a2x+b2y +c2 = 0 we have

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

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

Now, $\cfrac { { a }_{ 1 } }{ { a }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { 3 }{ 6 } = \cfrac { 1 }{ 2 }$, $\cfrac { { b }_{ 1 } }{ { b }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { -5 }{ -10 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 2 }$, $\cfrac { { c }_{ 1 } }{ { c }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { -20 }{ -40 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 2 }$

Since, $\cfrac { { a }_{ 1 } }{ { a }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { { b }_{ 1 } }{ { b }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { { c }_{ 1 } }{ { c }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 2 }$

Therefore the given pair of equations has infinitely many solutions.

(iv) x-3y-7 = 0

3x-3y-15 = 0

Solution: Comparing the given pair of equations by the equations

a1x+b1y +c1 = 0

a2x+b2y +c2 = 0 we have

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

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

Now, $\cfrac { { a }_{ 1 } }{ { a }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 3 }$, $\cfrac { { b }_{ 1 } }{ { b }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { -3 }{ -3 }$ = 1

Since $\cfrac { { a }_{ 1 } }{ { a }_{ 2 } } \neq \cfrac { { b }_{ 1 } }{ { b }_{ 2 } }$, then there is a unique solution

And the solution is given by, $\cfrac { x }{ -3\times (-15)\quad -\quad (-3)(-7) } =\cfrac { y }{ -7\times 3\quad -\quad (-15)\times 1 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ (-3)\times 1\quad -\quad (-3)\times 3 }$ $\cfrac { x }{ 45-21 } =\cfrac { y }{ -21+15 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ -3+9 }$ $\cfrac { x }{ 24 } =\cfrac { y }{ -6 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 6 }$ $\cfrac { x }{ 24 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 6 }$ and $\cfrac { y }{ -6 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 6 }$

x= $\cfrac { 24 }{ 6 }$=4

y = $\cfrac { -6 }{ 6 }$=-1

Hence the solution is x = 4 and y = -1

2. For which values of a and b does the following pair of linear equations have been an infinite number of solutions?

(i) 2x+3y = 7

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

Solution: We know that the pair of equations

a1x+b1y +c1 = 0……(1)

a2x+b2y +c2 = 0……..(2) have infinitely many solutions if $\cfrac { { a }_{ 1 } }{ { a }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { { b }_{ 1 } }{ { b }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { { c }_{ 1 } }{ { c }_{ 2 } }$

The given pair of equations can be written as,

2x+3y-7 = 0……..(3)

(a-b)x+(a+b)y -(3a+b-2) = 0……..(4)

Comparing the equations (3) and (4) with the equations (1) and (2)

a1 = 2, b1 = 3 c1 = -7

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

Therefore the given pair of equations have infinitely many solutions if $\cfrac { 2 }{ { a }-b } =\cfrac { 3 }{ a+b } =\cfrac { -7 }{ -(3a+b-2) }$

or, $\cfrac { 2 }{ { a }-b } =\cfrac { 3 }{ a+b }$

2a+2b = 3a-3b

a = 5b…….(5)

Also, $\cfrac { 3 }{ a+b } =\cfrac { -7 }{ -(3a+b-2) }$

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

2a-4b = 6……..(6)

Substituting a = 5b from equation (5) in equation (6)

2×5b-4b = 6

6b = 6

b = 1

From equation (5), we have

a = 5b = 5×1 = 5

Hence the required values are a = 5 and b = 1.

(ii) For which value of k will the following pair of liner equations have no solutions?

3x+y = 1

(2k-1)x+(k-1)y = 2k+1

Solution:  We know that the pair of equations

a1x+b1y +c1 = 0……(1)

a2x+b2y +c2 = 0……..(2) have no solutions if $\cfrac { { a }_{ 1 } }{ { a }_{ 2 } } =\cfrac { { b }_{ 1 } }{ { b }_{ 2 } } \neq \cfrac { { c }_{ 1 } }{ { c }_{ 2 } }$,

The given pair of equations can be written as,

3x+y-1 = 0……..(3)

(2k-1)x+(k-1)y -(2k+1) = 0……..(4)

Comparing the equations (3) and (4) with the equations (1) and (2)

a1 = 3, b1 = 1 c1 = -1

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

Therefore the given pair of equations have no solutions if $\cfrac { 3 }{ 2k-1 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ k-1 } \neq \cfrac { -1 }{ -(2k+1) }$

or, $\cfrac { 3 }{ 2k-1 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ k-1 }$

3k-3 = 2k-1

k = 3-1

k = 2

Substituting k = 2 in the last two equations $\cfrac { 1 }{ 2-1 } \neq \cfrac { -1 }{ -(2\times 2+1) }$ $1\quad \neq \cfrac { 1 }{ 5 }$

Hence the value k =2 satisfy the condition for having no solution.

Therefore the required value of k is 2.

3. Solve the following pair of equations by substitution and cross multiplications:

8x+5y = 9

3x+2y = 4

Solution:

Substitution method:

The given equations are

8x+5y = 9……..(1)

3x+2y = 4……..(2)

From the equation (1) we have,

x = $\cfrac { 9-5y }{ 8 }$……..(3)

Substituting the equation (3)in equation (2) $3\times \cfrac { 9-5y }{ 8 }$ + 2y = 4

27-15y+16y = 32

y = 32-27

y = 5

Substituting the value of y = 5 in the equation (3) $x\quad =\quad \cfrac { 9-5\times 5 }{ 8 }$ $x\quad =\quad \cfrac { -16 }{ 8 }$

x = -2

Hence the solution is x = -2 and y = 5

Cross multiplication:

The given equation can be written as

8x+5y-9 = 0……..(1)

3x+2y-4 = 0……..(2)

Comparing the above equations with the pair of equations

a1x+b1y +c1 = 0

a2x+b2y +c2 = 0

We have

a1 = 8, b1 = 5 c1 = -9

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

Hence the solution is given by $\cfrac { x }{ 5\times (-4)\quad -\quad 2(-9) } =\cfrac { y }{ -9\times 3\quad -\quad (-4)\times 8 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 8\times 2\quad -\quad 3\times 5 }$ $\cfrac { x }{ -20+18 } =\cfrac { y }{ -27+32 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 16-15 }$ $\cfrac { x }{ -2 } =\cfrac { y }{ 5 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 1 }$ $\cfrac { x }{ -2 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 1 }$ and $\cfrac { y }{ 5 } =\cfrac { 1 }{ 1 }$

x = -2 and y = 5

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

4. Form the pair of linear equation in the following problems and find their solutions (if they exists) by any algebraic method.

(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 ₹1000 as hostel charges whereas a student B, who takes food for 26 days, pays ₹1180 as hostel charges. Find the fixed charges and the cost of food per day.

Solution:  Let x be the fixed charges and y be the cost of food per day.

Then using the given conditions we have,

x+20y = 1000………(1) and

x+26y = 1180………(2)

Subtracting equation (2) from equation (1) we have

6y = 180

y = 30

Substituting y = 30 in the equation (1)

x+20×30 = 1000

x+600 = 1000

x = 400

Hence the fixed charges of the hostel is ₹400 and the cost of food per day is ₹30.

(ii) A fraction becomes $\cfrac { 1 }{ 3 }$ when 1 is subtracted from the numerator and it becomes $\cfrac { 1 }{ 4 }$ when 8 is added to its denominator. Find the fraction.

Solution: Let x be the numerator and y be the denominator of a fraction. That is the fraction is $\cfrac { x }{ y }$.

Then using the given conditions, we get the equations as $\cfrac { x-1 }{ y }$ = $\cfrac { 1 }{ 3 }$

y = 3x-3………(1)

And $\cfrac { x }{ y+8 }$  = $\cfrac { 1 }{ 4 }$

y+8 = 4x……..(2)

Substituting the value of y of the equation (1) in the equation (2) we have,

3x-3+8 = 4x

x = 5

Substituting the value x = 5 in the equation (1) we get

y = 3×5-3

= 15-3

= 12

Therefore the fraction is $\cfrac { x }{ y }$ = $\cfrac { 5 }{ 12 }$

(iii) Yash scored 40 marks in a test, getting 3 marks for each right answer and loosing 1 marks for each wrong answer. Had 4 marks for being 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 Yash attained x questions right and y questions wrong. Then using the given conditions we have,

3x-1y = 40

y = 3x-40…….(1) and

4x-2y = 50…….(2)

Substituting the value of y from equation (1) in equation (2) we get

4x-2(3x-40) = 50

4x-6x+80 = 50

2x = 30

x = 15

Substituting the above value of x in the equation (1)

y = 3×15-40

= 45-40

= 5

Therefore Yash attained 15 questions right and 5 questions wrong.

Hence total number of questions in the test is 15+5 = 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 same direction and different speeds, they meet in 5 hours. If they travel towards each other, they meet in 1 hour. What are the speeds of the car?

Solution: Let x km/hr be the speed of the car A and y km/hr be the speed of the car B.

Since total distance is 100 km.

Then relative speed when the cars travel in the same direction is $\cfrac { 100 }{ 5 }$ = 20 km/hour.

Hence by the given condition,

x-y = 20……(1)

And when the cars travel towards each other the relative speed is $\cfrac { 100 }{ 1 }$ = 100 km/hour.

Hence by the given condition,

x+y = 100…..(2)

Adding the equation (1) and the equation (2) we get

2x = 120

x = 60

Substituting the value of x in the equation (2)

60+y = 100

y = 40

Therefore, the speed of car A is 60 km/hr and speed of car B is 40 km/hr

(v) The area of a rectangle reduced by 9 square units, if its length reduced by 5 units and breadth is increased by 3 units. If we increased 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 x be the length and y be the breadth of the rectangle.

Hence area is xy

When length reduced by 5 units and breadth is increased by 3 units, the length of new rectangle is x-5 and breadth is y+3

Area = (x-5)(y+3) = xy+3x-5y-15

Then using the given condition,

xy+3x-5y-15 = xy-9

3x-5y = 6……..(1)

When length increases by 3 units and the breadth increases by 2 units, the length and breadth of the new rectangle becomes (x+3) and (y+2) respectively.

Area = (x+3)(y+2) = xy+2x+3y+6

Hence by the given condition,

xy+2x+3y+6 = xy+67

2x+3y = 51……..(2)

Multiplying the equation (1) by 2 and the equation (2) by 3 we get

6x-10y = 12…….(3) and

6x+9y = 183……(4)

Subtracting the equation (4) from the equation (3) we get

19y = 171

y = 9

Substituting the value of y in the equation (1)

3x-5×9 = 6

3x-45 = 6

3x = 51

x = 17

Therefore, the length of the rectangle is 17 units and the breadth is 9 units.

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 3 Exercise 3.5 – Pair of Linear Equations in two Variables, has been designed by the NCERT to test the knowledge of the student on the topic – Algebraic Methods of Solving a Pair of Linear Equations – Cross – Multiplication Method

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