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## NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4 – Quadratic Equations

NCERT Solutions for class 10 maths chapter 4 Quadratic Equations is an important part Class 10 syllabus and is a mandatory unit to score well in CBSE board exams. Here the solutions exhibits how a quadratic equation can be used to solve certain problems, how to form quadratic equation, and how we can use the given information to solve for unknown variables. With the help of class 10 maths NCERT Solutions of chapter 4, students can learn the methods to find unknown quantities using quadratic equations.

Quadratic Equations are also known as an Equation of Degree 2 since the equation may contain at least one squared term. The standard form of quadratic equation is ax² + bx + c = 0 with a, b, and c terms being constants.

The important topics covered in this chapter 4 solutions of Class 10 are;

• Solving quadratic equations by factorization method
• Solving quadratic equations by completing the square
• Nature of roots

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### NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4  – Quadratic Equations – Exercises

• NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4 Quadratic Equations Exercise 4.1
• NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4 Quadratic Equations Exercise 4.2
• NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4 Quadratic Equations Exercise 4.3
• NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4 Quadratic Equations Exercise 4.4

Polynomials with degree 2 are called quadratic polynomials. When this polynomial is equated to zero, we get a quadratic equation.

Its general form is a2 + bx + c = 0, where a, b and c are real numbers and a ≠ 0.

In many real life situations, we deal with quadratic equations.

Suppose, we have to make a table of 50m2 area with its length twice as its breadth then, Let x be the breadth of the table Therefore, its length will be 2x

Since, length × breadth = area

Therefore,                x.2x = 50

So,                               2×2 = 50 (quadratic equation)

x2 =25   that gives,    x = 5

Thus the length of that table will be = 2x = 10m and breadth will be 5m.

### NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4  – Quadratic Equations – Exercises 4.1

Represent the following statements mathematically:

Q.1 Rahul and Nikhil together have 50 chocolates. Both of them lost 5 chocolates each and the product of number of chocolates they have now is 300.Find how many chocolates they actually had?

Sol.

Let,      x be the number of chocolates Rahul had Then, the total number of chocolates Nikhil had = (50 – x)chocolates.

After loosing 5 chocolates Rahul had (x – 5) chocolates and Nikhil had (50 – x – 5) chocolates.

Now, according to the given condition:

(x – 5) (45 – x) = 300

45x – x2 – 225 + 5x=300

x2 – 50x + 525 = 0

This is the required quadratic equation.

Q2. Check whether (x – 7)2 +4 = 2x – 9 is a quadratic equation.

Sol.

On, simplifying the above equation we get:

x2 + 49 – 14x + 4 = 2x – 9

x2 – 16x + 62=0

General form of quadratic equation is ax2 + bx + c = 0

Therefore, the given equation is a quadratic equation.

Q.3 Check whether x(x-7) + 3 = (x + 6) (x – 6) is a quadratic equation.

Sol.

On, simplifying the above equation we get:

x2 – 7x + 3 = x2 – 36

7x – 33 = 0

This is not a quadratic equation because general form of a quadratic equation is ax2+bx+c=0 with a ≠ 0 and in this equation a = 0.

Q.4 Check whether (x – 2)3 = 0 is a quadratic equation.

Sol.

On, simplifying the above equation we get:

x3 – 8 – 6×2+12x = 0.

Degree of this polynomial equation is 3,

Thus, it is a cubic polynomial equation not a quadratic equation.

Q.5 Rahul’s father is 27 years older than him. 3 years from now the product of their ages will be 1224. We would like to find Rohan’s present age.

Sol.

Let the present age of Rahul be x years

Then, present age of Rahul’s father will be = (x + 27) years

Now, their ages after 3 years:

Rahul’s age = (x + 3) years

Rahul’s father age = x + 27 + 3 = (x + 30) years

According to given condition:

(x+3) (x+30) = 1224

x2 + 30x +3x +90 –1224 = 0

x2 + 33x – 1134 = 0. (Where x is the present age of Rahul in years)

This is the required quadratic equation.

Q.6 There is a rectangular park of area 860m 2. The length (meters) of the park is three more than twice its breadth (meters). Form a quadratic equation to solve this problem.

Sol.

Let, x be length (meters) and y be breadth (meter) of the rectangular plot

Now, according to given condition:-

x = 3 + 2y ……… (1)

And

x.y = 860m2…… (2)

Now, substituting equation (1) in (2) we get

(3 + 2y) y = 860

2y2 + 3y = 860

2y2 + 3y – 860 = 0 where y = breadth (in meters)

This is the required quadratic equation.

Q.7 A train is covering a distance of 540 km from one city to another city at a uniform speed. If the speed of train had been reduced by 6 km/h, then to cover the same distance the train would have taken 1 hour more. Form a quadratic equation of this situation.

Sol.

Let the train travels at the uniform speed of x km/hr.

Therefore,

Time taken to cover 540km = 540xhours

Now,

When speed is reduced by 6km/h then time taken to cover the same distance =  540x6hours

Now, according to given condition:

540x6540x=1

540x – 540 ( x – 6 )  = x ( x – 6 )

x2 – 6x – 3240  = 0.   Where x= speed of train in km/h

This is the required quadratic equation.

Finding roots of quadratic equation by factorization

### NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4  – Quadratic Equations – Exercises 4.2

Q1. Find the roots of quadratic equation by factorization:

x2(3–√+2–√)x+6–√ = 0

Sol.

x23–√x2–√x+6–√=0

x(x3–√)2–√(x3–√)=0

(x3–√)(x2–√)=0

Therefore x=2–√   or   x=3–√

Q2. Find the roots of quadratic equation:

10x273–√x+3=0

Sol.

10x273–√x+3=0

x273x10+310=0

x2(32+35)x+310=0

x232x35x+310=0

x(x32)35(x32)=0

(x32)(x35)=0

Therefore   x=32   or   x=35

Q3. Find the roots of quadratic equation:

400×2 – 40x + 1 = 0

Sol.

Since,   400×2 – 40x + 1 = 0

Therefore, x2110x+1400=0

x2110x+1400=0

x2(120+120)x+1400=0

x2120x120x+1400=0

x(x120)120(x120)

(x120)(x120)

Therefore          x=120   or   x=120

Q4. Find the roots of quadratic equation:

x2– 16x + 63 = 0

Sol.

Since,  x2– 16x + 63 = 0

Therefore,   x2– (9+7)x + 63 = 0

x2– 9x-7x + 63 = 0

x(x –  9) – 7( x – 9 ) = 0

(x -9) ( x – 7 ) = 0

Therefore,  x = 9  or  x = 7

Q5. Find the roots of quadratic equation:

3–√x2+7x+23–√=0

Sol.

3–√x2+7x+23–√=0

x2+73x+2=0

x2+63x+13x+2=0

x(x+63)+13(x+23–√)=0

(x+13)(x+23–√)=0

Therefore x=13   or   x=23–√

Q.6 Product of two numbers x and y is 144 and their sum is 25. Find x and y.

Sol.

According to given condition:

x . y = 144 ……………………….. (1)

And,

x + y = 25 ……………………………. (2)

Substituting equation (2) in (1) we get:

x(25 – x) = 144

(or)

x2 – 25x + 144= 0

x2 – (16 + 9)x + 144= 0

x2 – 16x – 9x + 144= 0

x(x – 16) – 9(x – 16) = 0

Therefore, x = 16 or   x = 9

So, if first number (x) is 16 then second number (y) will be (25 -16) = 9

(or)

If first number is(x) 9 then second number(y) will be (25-9) = 16.

Q7. Sum of square of two consecutive positive integers is 481, find the numbers.

Sol.

Let,  1st number be x

Therefore,     second number will be (x+1)

According to the given condition:

x2 + (x + 1)2 = 481

x2 + x2 + 2x + 1 = 481

2×2 + 2x – 480 = 0

x2 + x – 240 = 0

x2 + (16 – 15) x – 240 = 0

x2 + 16x – 15x – 240 = 0

x(x + 16) – 15(x + 16) = 0

(x – 15) (x + 16) = 0

Therefore,

x= 15   (or)   x=  -16

Since, the positive integers can’t be -16

Hence two consecutive positive integers are 15 and 16.

Q.8 The base of a right angled triangle is 3cm more than its altitude. If the hypotenuse is 15cm. Find the length of its base and altitude.

Sol.

In right angled triangle ABC: Let,        length of altitude = x cm

Therefore                   base = (x + 3) cm

Now, according to the given condition:

(AB)2  + (AC)2 = (BC)2   (From Pythagoras theorem)

(x)2  + (x+3)2 = (15)2

x2  + x2 +6x + 9 = 225

2×2 + 6x – 216 = 0

x2 + 3x – 108 = 0

This is required quadratic equation, on further solving this equation:

x2 + 3x – 108 = 0

x2 + (12 – 9)x – 108 = 0

x2 + 12x – 9x – 108 = 0

x(x + 12) – 9(x + 12) = 0

(x + 12) (x – 9) = 0

Therefore, x = -12 (or) x = 9

Since length cannot be negative. Therefore, neglecting -12cm

Hence the length of altitude = 9 cm and length of the base = 12cm

Finding roots by method of completing the square

Equations like x2 – 4x – 8 = 0, cannot be solved by method of factorization because it doesn’t factor.

These types of equations can be solved by method of completing the square.

i.e       x2 – 4x – 8 = 0   or  x2 – 4x = 8

Our main target is to convert x2  –  4x in form (x – a)2 which is equal to x2 – 2ax + a2.

So, we will try to break the middle term in such a way, that 4x can be written in form of 2ax.

i.e   4x= 2(2.x) thus, here a = 2.

Therefore, if we will add 22 on both LHS and RHS, we get the following equation:-

x2 – 2(2x) + 22 = 8 +22

(or),   (x – 2)2 = 12

(x – 2)2 = 12−−√

(x – 2)2 – (12−−√)2= 0

Since,           a2b2=(a+b)(ab)

Therefore,  (x212−−√)  (x2+12−−√)

x=2+12−−√   or   x=212−−√

This is how we find roots of a given equation by method of completing the square.

### NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4  – Quadratic Equations – Exercises 4.3

Q.1 Find the roots of the equation 25×2 + 20x – 13 = 0 by method of completing the square.

Sol.

(5x)2 + 20x  = 13

(5x)2 + 2(5x.2)+ 22 = 13+22

(5x+2)2 – 17 = 0

Therefore  (5x+2)2(17−−√)2=0 (5x+2+17−−√)   (5x+217−−√)=0

Therefore     x=2+175   or   x=2+175

Q.2 Find the roots of the equation 9×2 + 12x – 5 = 0 by method of completing the square.

Sol.

9×2 + 12x = 5

(3x)2 + 2(3x.2) = 5

(3x)2 + 2(3x.2) + 22 = 5 + 22

(3x+2)2 = 9

(3x+2)2 – 32 = 0

(3x + 2 + 3) (3x + 2 – 3) = 0

(3x + 5) (3x – 1) = 0

Therefore   x=53   or   x=13

Q.3 Find the roots of the equation 3×2 – 16x + 5 = 0 by method of completing the square.

Sol.

To solve the above equation either divide the entire equation by 3 to make 3×2 a perfect square but it will be much easier to solve the equation if we multiply the above equation by 3 to make 3×2 a perfect square.

Therefore,           9×2 – 48x = -15

(3x)2 – 2(3x.8) =-15

(3x)2 – 2( 3x.8 ) + 82 = -15 + 82

(3x – 8)2 – 49 = 0

(3x-8)2 – 72 = 0

(3x-8+7)(3x-8-7)=0

(3x-1)(3x-15)=0

Therefore       x=13   or   x=5

Q.4 Find the roots of the equation 2×2 + x – 4 = 0 by method of completing the square.

Sol.

Now, for making 2×2 a perfect square, multiplying the above equation by 2

Therefore,

4×2 + 2x = 8

Now,

(2x)2+2(2x.12)=8

(2x)2+2(2x.12)+14=8+14

(2x+12)2(334−−√)2=0

(2x+12+332)(2x+12332)=0

Therefore   x=1+334  or  x=1+334

Consider a quadratic equation:

ax2 + bx+ c = 0 with a ≠ 0

The roots of the following quadratic equation are given by:

x=b+b24ac2a  and  x=bb24ac2a

(or)      x=b±b24ac2a

This is known as quadratic formulae for finding roots of quadratic equation.

Nature of roots:

The term (b2 – 4ac) is known as discriminant and it determines the nature of roots of the quadratic equation.

If b2 – 4ac > 0, then the equation will have two distant real roots.

If b2 – 4ac = 0, then the equation will have two equal real roots.

If b2 – 4ac < 0, then the equation will have unreal roots.

### NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4  – Quadratic Equations – Exercises 4.4

Q.1 Find the roots of following equation:

x+1x=5, with x ≠ 0.

Sol.

On simplifying the above equation we get:

x2 – 5x + 1 = 0

Here, a=1, b = – 5 and c = 1.

On putting the values of a, b and c in quadratic formulae we get:

x=(5)+(5)24(1×1)2×1   and   x=(5)(5)24(1×1)2×1

x=5+2542   and   x=52542

x=5+212   and   x=5212

Q.2 Find the roots of following equation:

1x1x3=7, where x0,3

Sol.

On simplifying the above equation we get:

7×2 – 21x + 3 = 0

Here,  a = 7, b = -21 and c = 3

On putting the values of a, b and c in quadratic formulae we get:

x=(21)+(21)24(7×3)2×7   and   x=(21)(21)24(7×3)2×7

x=21+4418414   and   x=214418414

x=21+35714   and   x=2135714

Q.3 Find the nature of roots of the following quadratic equation:-

7×2 + x + 2 = 0

Sol.

Here, a = 7, b = 1 and c=2

Since, discriminant (D) = b2 – 4ac ………….. (1)

On putting the values of a, b and c in equation (1) we get: –

D = 12 – 4(7×2)

Therefore D = -55

Since, D < 0. This equation will have no real roots.

Q.4 Find the values of k in the following quadratic equation so that they have two equal real roots 3×2 + kx + 5 = 0

Sol.

Given,                 3×2 + kx + 5 = 0

Here          a = 3, b = k and c = 5

Now, If b2 – 4ac = 0, then we will get two equal real roots.

Therefore,

k2 – 4×3×5 = 0

k2 = 60

Therefore for equal roots k= 215−−√

Q.5 Find the values of k in the following quadratic equation so that they have two equal real roots.

kx(x – 9) + 3 = 0

Sol.

On simplifying the given equation:

kx2 – 9kx +3 = 0

Here        a = k, b = -9k and c = 3

Now, If b2 – 4ac = 0, then we will get two equal real roots.

Therefore,

(-9k)2 – 4(k×3) = 0

81k2 – 12k = 0

(or)

k(81k – 12) = 0

Since value of k cannot be 0.

Therefore for equal roots  k= 1281

Q.6 Find the nature of roots of the following quadratic equation, if real roots exist, Find them.

2×2 + x – 4 = 0

Sol.

Here        a = 2, b = 1 and c = – 4

Since,

D = b2 – 4ac

Therefore,

D= 12 – 4(- 4 × 2)

D= 1 + 32

Therefore,               D= 33

Since, D > o. The given quadratic equation will have real roots.

On putting the values of a, b and c in the quadratic formulae we get:

x=(1)+(1)24(2×4)2×2 andx=(1)(1)24(2×4)2×2 x=1+1+324    and   x=11+324

x=1+334   and   x=1334

Q.7 Deepak’s father is 27 years older than him. 3 years from now the product of their ages will be 1224.  Find the present age of Deepak.

Sol.

Let the present age of Deepak be x years

Then, present age of Deepak’s father will be = (x + 27) years

Now, their ages after 3 years: –

Deepak’s age = (x + 3) years

Deepak’s father age = x + 27 + 3 = (x + 30) years

According to given condition,

(x+3) (x+30) = 1224

x2 + 30x +3x +90 –1224 = 0

x2 + 33x – 1134 = 0 (Where x is the present age of Deepak in years)

This is the required quadratic equation.

Here, a = 1, b = 33 and c = -1134

On putting the values of a, b and c in the quadratic formulae we get:

x=(33)+(33)24(1×1134)2×1   and   x=(33)(33)24(1×1134)2×1 x=33+1089+45362   and   x=331089+45362 x=33+56252   and   x=3356252 x=33+752   and   x=33752

Therefore                      x=21   and   x= -54

Since, age cannot be negative. Therefore neglecting x = -54

Thus the present age of Deepak = x = 21 years

And the present age of Deepak’s father will be = (x + 27) = 48 years

Q.8 There is a rectangular park of area 860m 2. The length (meters) of the park is three more than twice its breadth (meters). Find the length and breadth of this rectangular park.

Sol.

Let, x be length (meters) and y be breadth (meter) of the rectangular plot

Now, according to given condition:

x = 3 + 2y ……… (1)

And

x.y = 860m2…… (2)

Now, substituting equation (1) in (2) we get

(3 + 2y) y = 860

2y2 + 3y = 860

2y2 + 3y – 860 = 0 where y = breadth (in meters)

This is the required quadratic equation.

Here, a = 2, b = 3 and c = -860

On putting the values of a, b and c in the quadratic formulae we get:

y=(3)+(3)24(2×860)2×2   and   y=(3)(3)24(2×860)2×2 y=3+9+68804   and   y=39+68804 y=3+68894   and   y=368894 y=3+834   and   y=3834

Therefore      y=20   and   y= -21.5

Since, length cannot be negative. Therefore neglecting y = -21.5

Thus breadth of the rectangular park =      y        = 20m

And length of the rectangular park, x = (3 + 2y) = 43m

Q.9 A train is covering a distance of 540km from one city to another city at a uniform speed. If the speed of train had been reduced by 6km/h, then to cover the same distance the train would have taken 1hour more. Find the uniform speed of train.

Sol.

Let the train travels at the uniform speed of x km/hr

Therefore,

Time taken to cover 540km = 540x hrs

Now,

When speed is reduced to 6km/h then time taken to cover the same distance = 540x6 hrs

Now, according to given condition:

540x6540x=1

540x – 540 ( x – 6 )  = x ( x – 6 )

x2 – 6x – 3240  = 0   Where x= speed of train in km/h

This is the required quadratic equation.

Here, a = 1, b = -6 and c = -3240

On putting the values of a, b and c in the quadratic formulae we get:

x=(6)+(6)24(1×3240)2×1   and   x=(6)(6)24(1×3240)2×1 x=6+36+129602   and   x=636+129602 x=6+129962  and   x=6129962 x=6+1142  and  x=61142

Therefore        x=60  and  x= -54

Since, speed cannot be negative. Therefore neglecting x = -54

Thus, the uniform speed of train = x = 60km/h.

Q.10 A chocolate factory produces a certain number of chocolates in a day. It was observed that on a particular day the cost of production of each chocolate (in rupees) was 5 more than thrice the number of chocolates produced on that day. If total cost of production on that day was 750 rupees. Find the number of chocolates produced and the cost of each chocolate.

Sol.

Let x be number of chocolates produced and y be the cost of each chocolate.

Now, According to given conditions:

y = 5 + 3x…………………. (1)

And

x.y = 750 ……………. (2)

Substituting values of equation (1) in equation (2) we get:

x(3x + 5) = 750

3×2 + 5x – 750 = 0

This is the required quadratic equation.

Here, a = 3, b = -5 and c = -750

On putting the values of a, b and c in the quadratic formulae we get:

x=(5)+(5)24(3×750)2×3   and   x=(5)(5)24(3×750)2×3 x=5+25+90006   and   x=525+90006x=5+90256   and   x= 590256 x=5+956   and   x=5956

Therefore    x=503  and  x= -15

Since, number of chocolates cannot be negative. Therefore neglecting x = -15

Hence number of chocolates produced = x = 503 chocolates

And cost of each chocolate = y = (5 + 3x) = 55 Rs

Q.11 Find two consecutive even positive integers, whose product is 168.

Sol.

Let x be the first number, then second number will be (x + 2).

Now, according to the given condition:

x(x + 2) = 168

(or)       x2 + 2x -168 = 0

Here a =1, b = 2 and c = -168

Now, substituting the values of a, b and c in quadratic formulae we get:

x=(2)+(2)24(1×168)2×1   and   x=(2)(2)24(1×168)2×1 x=2+4+6722   and   x=24+6722 x=2+262   and   x=2262

Therefore           x=12     and     x= -14

Since x can’t be negative, therefore neglecting x = -14.

Therefore   first number= x = 12 and second number = (x + 2) = 14

Q.12 Find two consecutive even positive integers, sum of whose squares is 100.

Sol.

Let x be the first number, then second number will be (x + 2)

Now, According to the given condition:

x2 + (x+2)2 = 100

x2 + x2 + 4 + 4x = 100

2×2 + 4x – 96 = 0

x2 + 2x – 48 = 0

Here, a =1, b = 2 and c = -48

Now, substituting the values of a, b and c in quadratic formulae we get:

x=(2)+(2)24(1×48)2×1   and   x=(2)(2)24(1×48)2×1 x=2+4+1922   and   x=24+1922 x=2+142   and   x=2142

Therefore            x=6    and     x= -8

Since x can’t be negative, therefore neglecting x = -8

Therefore   first number = x = 6 and second number = (x + 2) = 8

Q.13 It takes 105mints more for a motor boat to go 35km upstream than to return downstream at the same spot. If speed of a motor boat in still water is 21 km/h. Find speed of the stream.

Sol.

Since           60mints = 1 hour

Therefore 105mints = 10560 hours

Let the speed of stream be x km/h

Therefore, speed of boat in upstream = (21-x) km/h

And        speed of boat in downstream = (21+x) km/h

Since time=distancespeed

Therefore time taken by motorboat to go upstream = 3521xhours

And time taken by motorboat to go downstream       = 3521+xhours

Now, according to the given condition:

3521x3521+x=10560

35(21+x21+x212x2)=74

2x441x2=74×35

40x=441x2

x2+40x441=0

Now, from the above quadratic equation:- a = 1, b = 40 and c = -441

Substituting the values of a, b and c in quadratic formulae we get:

x=(40)+(40)24(1×441)2×1   and   x=(40)(40)24(1×48)2×1 x=40+1600+17642   and   x=401600+17642 x=40+33642   and   x=4033642 x=40+582   and   x=40582

Therefore                x =9   and  x = -49

Since distance can’t be negative, therefore neglecting x = -49.

Therefore, the speed of stream = 9 km/h.

Q.14 If the difference in the parameter of two squares is 32m and sum of the areas of both squares is 544m2. Find the sides of both the squares.

Sol.

Let x be the side of 1st square and y be the side of 2nd square.

Now, according to the given conditions: –

4x – 4y = 32

Or,                  x – y = 8 …..………………………….. (1)

And

x2 + y2 = 544 ……………………………  (2)

Now, substituting equation (1) in equation (2) we get:

(8 – y)2 + y2 = 544

y2 + 64 – 16y + y2 = 544

2y2 -16y – 480 = 0

Or,     y2 – 8y – 240 = 0

Now, from the above quadratic equation:- a = 1, b = -8 and c = -240

Substituting the values of a, b and c in quadratic formulae we get:

y=(8)+(8)24(1×240)2×1   and   y=(8)(8)24(1×240)2×1 y=+8+64+9602   and   y=+864+9602 y=8+10242   and   y=810242 y=8+322           and          y=8322

Therefore       y=20     and    y= -12

Since distance can’t be negative, therefore neglecting y = -12.

Therefore, The side of 2nd square    =       y     = 20m

And the side of 1st square   = (8 + y) = 28m

Q.15 If the average speed of an express train is 15km/h more than that of a passenger train and for covering a distance of 150km between two stations A and B an express train takes  97hours  less than a passenger train. Find the average speed of train A and train B.

Sol.

Let                   x km/h be the average speed of a passenger train.

Therefore,     Average speed of an express train will be (x + 15) km/h.

Now, time taken by an express train to cover 150km = 150x+15 hours

And, time taken by a passenger train to cover the same distance = 150x hours

Now, according to the given condition:

150x – 150x+1597

150(x+15x)x(x+15)=97

150×15×7=9(x2+15x)

50×5×7=x2+15x

Therefore x2+15x1750=0

Now, from the above quadratic equation:-     a = 1, b = 15  and c = -1750

Substituting the values of a, b and c in quadratic formulae we get:

x=(15)+(15)24(1×1750)2×1   and   x=(15)(15)24(1×1750)2×1 x=15+225+70002  and  x=15225+70002 x=15+72252   and   x=1572252 x=15+852     and     x=15852

Therefore         x=35 and x= -50

Since speed can’t be negative, therefore neglecting x = -50.

Therefore, speed of passenger train=       x      = 35km\h.

Andspeed of express train= (x + 15) = 50km\h.

Q.16 Two water taps with different diameters are used to fill a particular tank, both the taps together can fill a tank in 245hours.

However, if they are operated separately, tap with larger diameter can fill the tank 4 hours early as compared to the tap with smaller diameter. Find the time in which each tap can separately fill the tank.

Sol.

Let, x hours be the time taken by the tap with smaller diameter to fill a tank separately.

Thus, in 1 hour it can fill 1x part of the tank.

Let, the time taken by the tap with larger diameter to fill a tank separately is (x-4) hours.

Thus, in 1 hour it can fill 1x4 part of the tank.

Both the taps together can fill tank in 245hours.

Therefore in 1hour both the taps can fill 524  part of the tank.

Now, according to the given condition:

1x+1x4=524 x4+xx(x4)=524 48x965=x24x

5x268x+96=0

Now, from the above quadratic equation:-     a = 5, b = -68  and c = 96

Substituting the values of a, b and c in quadratic formulae we get:

x=(68)+(68)24(5×96)2×5  and  x= (68)(68)24(5×96)2×5 x=68+4624192010  and  x=684624192010x=68+270410  and  x=68270410

x= 68+5210  and  x=685210

Therefore          x=12     and     x= 1.6

When x = 1.6, It doesn’t satisfy the given conditions, therefore neglecting x = 1.6

Therefore the time taken by the tap with smaller diameter to fill the tank separately = x = 12 hours

And the time taken by the tap with larger diameter to fill the tank separately = (x – 4) = 8 hours

Q.17 There is a requirement of a rectangular park of area 575m2 and perimeter 100m. Check whether it’s possible or not? If possible then find length and breadth of that park.

Sol.

Let x be length of the park and y be breadth of the park in meters.

Now, according to the given conditions:

2(x + y) = 100

(or)

x + y = 50 ……………………… (1)

And

x.y = 575 ……………………. (2)

Now, substituting equation (1) in equation (2) we get:

(50 – y)y = 575

y2 -50y +575=0

Now, from the above quadratic equation:     a = 1, b = -50  and c = 575

Since, D=b24(ac)

Therefore, D=324(1×108)

Therefore D=441

Since, D0,    Therefore the above quadratic equation will have real roots and hence the given situation is practically possible.

Now, from the quadratic formulae:

x=(3)+(3)24(1×108)2×1   and   x=(3)(3)24(1×108)2×1

x=3+9+4322  and  x=39+4322 x=3+4412  and  x=34412

x=3+212   and  x=3212

D=b24ac

Therefore D = (50)24(1×575)

Therefore D= 200

Since, D0 Therefore The above quadratic will have real roots and hence it is possible to design a park with given conditions.

Now,

y=(50)+(50)24(1×575)2×1   and   y=(50)(50)24(1×575)2×1

y=50+250023002  and   y=50250023002

y=50+2002   and   y= 502002

y=50+1022   and   y=501022

Therefore y=25+52–√   and   y=2552–√

Now,

If breadth of park =  y=25+52–√m

Then, Length of park =  (50 – y) =x=2552–√m

And If breadth of park  = y=2552–√m

Then Length of park = (50 – y)    = x=25+52–√m

Q.18 There is a circular park with diameter equal to 15m having two gates one for entry and other for exit fixed at diametrically opposite ends. A plant has to be planted on the boundary of a circular park in such a way that the difference of its distance from two opposite fixed gates P and Q from boundary is 3 metres.

Check whether the above give situation is possible or not?

And if it is possible to do so, then find the distance of plant from both the gates P and Q.

Sol. Let P be the location of the plant, A and C represents the location of gates of the park.

Now, According to the given condition:

PC – AP = 3

PC = 3 + AP

= 3 + x

Therefore,     AC2 = AP2 + PC2             (Pythagoras Theorem)

152 = x2 + (x + 3)2

225 = x2+x2+9+6x

2×2 + 6x – 216 = 0

(or)  x2 + 3x – 108 = 0

Now, from the above quadratic equation a = 1, b =3 and c = -108

Since,D=b24(ac)

Therefore D=324(1×108)

Therefore D=441

Since, D0, Therefore the above quadratic equation will have real roots and hence the given situation is practically possible.

Now, from the quadratic formulae:

x=(3)+(3)24(1×108)2×1   and   x=(3)(3)24(1×108)2×1

x=3+9+4322  and  x=39+4322 x=3+4412  and  x=34412

x=3+212   and  x=3212

Therefore   x=9 and x= -12

Since, the distance cannot be negative therefore neglecting x= -12

Therefore, AP = x =9m and PC = (x+3) = 12m.

Q.19 Find the value of k, if one root of the quadratic equation k2x2 – 21x + k + 9 = 0 is 1.

Sol.

From the given quadratic equation: –    a= k2, b= -21 and c= (k + 9)

Let the other root of this quadratic equation be β

Therefore,    sum of their roots = 1 + β = ba =21k2 1+β=21k2

Therefore β=21k2k2…………(1)

And product of their roots = 1 × β = ca = k+9k2

Therefore β=k+9k2(2)

Now, from equation (1) and equation (2) we get:

k+9k2=21k2k2

Therefore k2+k12=0

Now, from the above quadratic equation:   a = 1, b = 1 and c = -12

Substituting the values of a, b and c in quadratic formulae we get:

k=(1)+(1)24(1×12)2×1  and k=(1)(1)24(1×12)2×1 k=1+1+482 and k=11+482 k=1+492  and  k=1492 k=1+72  and  k=172

k=3 and k= -4.

Therefore, the value of k is 3 or -4

Q.20 Determine the nature of roots of equation: 2×2 + 3x + 9 = 0

Sol.

From the given equation a = 2, b = 3 and c = 9.

Since,         D = b2 – 4ac

Therefore, D = 33 – 4(9×2)= -63

Since         D < 0, the given equation has no real roots.

Q.21 If the ratio of roots of quadratic equation kx2 + 18x  + 15 = 0 is 1:5. Find the possible values of k.

Sol.

From the given quadratic equation:     a = k, b = 18 and c = 15

Since, roots of the given quadratic equation are in ratio 1:5

Therefore   1st root will be α and 2nd root will be 5α.

Now, sum of roots = α + 5α = ba18k

Therefore, 6α=18k

Therefore α=3k ……………….(1)

And product of roots = α × 5α = ca=15k

Therefore α2=3k………… (2)

Now, on substituting equation (1) in equation (2) we get:

(3k)2=3k

Therefore, k = 2

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