**Download NCERT Solutions For Class 8 Maths Chapter 13 Exercise 13.1 – Direct and Inverse Proportions**

**Q.1 Following are the car parking charges near a railway station up to **

**4 hours Rs. 60**

**8 hours Rs. 100**

**12 hours Rs. 140**

**24 hours Rs. 180**

**Check if the parking charges are in direct proportion to the parking time.**

**Solution:**

We put the given information in the form of a table as shown below:

The ratio of parking charges to the respective parking time duration:

= 15

=

=

=

As each ratio is not same, the parking charges are not in a direct proportion to the parking time.

**Q.2 A mixture of paint is prepared by mixing 1 part of red pigments with 8 parts of base. In the following table, find the parts of base that need to be added.**

**Solution:**

Given, a mixture of paint is prepared by mixing 1 part of red pigments with 8 parts of base

The parts of base will be in direct proportion to the parts of red pigment

We replace the unknown parts of base with x_{1}, x_{2}, x_{3} and x_{4} respectively:

According to direct proportion,

x_{1 }/4 = 8/1 => x_{1 }= 32

x_{2 }/7 = 8/1 => x_{2 }= 56

x_{3 }/12 = 8/1 => x_{3 }= 96

x_{4 }/20 = 8/1 => x_{4 }= 160

The table can be completed as:

**Q.3 In Question 2 above, if 1 part of a red pigment requires 75 mL of base, how much red pigment should we mix with 1800 mL of base?**

**Solution:**

Let, the parts of red pigment required to mix with 1800 mL of base be x

The given information can be represented in form of table as follows:

The parts of red pigment and the parts of base are in direct proportion

=

x =

x = 24

Therefore, 24 parts of red pigments should be mixed with 1800 mL of base

**Q.4 A machine in a soft drink factory fills 840 bottles in six hours. How many bottles will it fill in five hours?**

**Solution:**

Given, a machine in a soft drink factory fills 840 bottles in six hours

Let, the number of bottles filled by the machine in five hours be

The given information can be represented in form of table as follows:

Number of bottles and the time taken to fill bottles are in direct proportion

=

x = x 5

Therefore, 700 bottles will be filled in 5 hours

**Q.5 A photograph of a bacteria enlarged 50,000 times attains a length of 5 cm. What is the actual length of the bacteria? If the photograph is enlarged 20,000 times only, what would be its enlarged length?**

**Solution:**

Given, a photograph of a bacteria enlarged 50,000 times attains a length of 5 cm

If the photograph is enlarged for 20,000 times,

Let, the actual length of bacteria be x cm and the enlarged length of bacteria be y cm

The above information can be represented in form of table as follows:

The number of times the photograph of bacteria was enlarged and the length of bacteria are in direct proportion

= =

=

x = = 10^{−4} =

y = 2

Therefore, actual length of bacteria is 10^{−4} cm and enlarged length of bacteria is 2 cm

**Q.6 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:**

Given, in a model of a ship, the mast is 9 cm high, while the mast of the actual ship is 12 m high

Let, the model ship be x cm long

The above information can be represented in form of table as follows:

Dimensions of the actual ship and the model ship are directly proportional to each other

=

x =

x = 21

Therefore, the model ship is 21 cm long

**Q.7 Suppose 2 kg of sugar contains 9 × 10 ^{6} crystals.**

**How many sugar crystals are there in**

**(i) 5 kg of sugar?**

(ii) 1.2 kg of sugar?

(ii) 1.2 kg of sugar?

**Solution:**

Given, 2 kg of sugar contains 9 × 10^{6} crystals**(i)** Let, the number of sugar crystals in 5 kg of sugar

Amount of sugar and number of crystals it contains are directly proportional to each other

=

x =

x =

Hence, the number of sugar crystals is

**(ii)** Let, be the number of sugar crystals in 1.2 kg of sugar

We know that, Amount of sugar and number of crystals it contains are directly proportional to each other

=

y =

y =

Therefore, the number of sugar crystals is

**Q.8 Rashmi has a road map with a scale of 1 cm representing 18 km. She drives on a road for 72 km. What would be her distance covered in the map?**

**Solution: **

Given, Rashmi has a road map with a scale of 1 cm representing 18 km

Let, be the distance covered on the map

Distance covered on road and distance represented on map are directly proportional to each other

=

x =

x = 4

Therefore, distance represented (covered) on the map is 4 cm

**Q.9 A 5 m 60 cm high vertical pole casts a shadow 3 m 20 cm long. Find at the same time**

**(i) the length of the shadow cast by another pole 10 m 50 cm high**

**(ii) the height of a pole which casts a shadow 5 m long.**

**Solution:**

**(i)** Let, x be the length of the shadow of another pole

=

x =

x = 6

Therefore, length of the shadow will be 6 m.

**(ii)** Let, be the height of the pole

Height of the pole and length of its shadow are directly proportional to each other

=

x =

x = 8.75

Therefore, height of the pole is 8.75 m

**Q.10 A loaded truck travels 14 km in 25 minutes. If the speed remains the same, how far can it travel in 5 hours?**

**Solution:**

Given, A loaded truck travels 14 km in 25 minutes

Let, be the distance travelled by the truck in 5 hours

5 hours = (5 × 60) minutes = 300 minutes

The above information can be represented in form of table as follows:

Distance travelled by the truck and time taken by the truck to travel the distance are directly proportional to each other

=

x = x 300

x = 168

Therefore, distance travelled by the truck in 5 hours is 168 km

**Download NCERT Solutions For Class 8 Maths Chapter 13 Exercise 13.1 – Direct and Inverse Proportions**

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