Quadratic Equations in One Variable ML Aggarwal ICSE Class-10

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Quadratic Equations in One Variable ML Solutions for ICSE Class 10 Chapter-5

Exercise 5.1                   

Question 1

Check whether the following are quadratic equations:
(i)\sqrt { 3 } { x }^{ 2 }-2x+\frac { 3 }{ 5 } =0
(ii)(2x + 1) (3x – 2) = 6(x + 1) (x – 2)
(iii){ (x-3) }^{ 3 }+5={ x }^{ 3 }+7{ x }^{ 2 }-1
(iv)x-\frac { 3 }{ x } =2,x\neq 0
(v)x+\frac { 2 }{ x } ={ x }^{ 2 },x\neq 0
(vi){ x }^{ 2 }+\frac { 1 }{ { x }^{ 2 } } =3,x\neq 0

Answer 1

(i) \sqrt { 3 } { x }^{ 2 }-2x+\frac { 3 }{ 5 } =0
It is a quadratic equation as it is power of 2.
(ii) (2x + 1) (3x – 2) = 6(x + 1) (x – 2)
6x² – 4x + 3x – 2 = 6(x² – 2x + x – 2)
6x² – x – 2 = 6x² – 12x + 6x – 12
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Question 2

In each of the following, determine whether the given numbers are roots of the given equations or not;

(i) x² – x + 1 = 0; 1, – 1
(ii) x² – 5x + 6 = 0; 2, – 3
(iii) 3x² – 13x – 10 = 0; 5,\\ \frac { -2 }{ 3 }
(iv) 6x² – x – 2 = 0;\\ \frac { -1 }{ 2 } \\ \frac { 2 }{ 3 }

Answer 2

(i) x² – x + 1 = 0; 1, -1
Where x = 1, then
(1)² – 1 + 1 = 1 – 1 + 1 = 1 ≠ 0
∴ x = 1 does not satisfy it
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Question 3

In each of the following, determine whether the given numbers are solutions of the given equation or not:
(i) x² – 3√3x + 6 = 0; √3, – 2√3
(ii) x² – √2x – 4 = 0, x = – √2, 2√2

Answer 3

(i) x² – 3√3x + 6 = 0; √3, -2√3
(a) Substituting the value of x = √3
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ML Aggarwal Class 10 Solutions for ICSE Maths Chapter 5 Quadratic Equations in One Variable Ex 5.1 3.1

Question 4

(i) If - \frac { 1 }{ 2 }  is a solution of the equation 3x² + 2kx – 3 = 0, find the value of k.
(ii) If \\ \frac { 2 }{ 3 } is a solution of the equation 7x² + kx – 3 = 0, find the value of k.

Answer 4

(i) x = - \frac { 1 }{ 2 }  is a solution of the
3x² + 2kx – 3 = 0,
Substituting the value of x in the given equation
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ML Aggarwal Class 10 Solutions for ICSE Maths Chapter 5 Quadratic Equations in One Variable Ex 5.1 4.1

Question 5

(i) If √2 is a root of the equation kx² + √2 – 4 = 0, find the value of k.
(ii) If a is a root of the equation x² – (a + b)x + k = 0, find the value of k.

Answer 5

(i) kx² + √2 – 4 = 0, x = √2
x = √2 is its solution
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Question 6

If \\ \frac { 2 }{ 3 } and – 3 are the roots of the equation px² + 7x + q = 0, find the values of p and q.

Answer 6

\\ \frac { 2 }{ 3 }  and – 3 are the roots of the equation px² + 7x + q = 0
Substituting the value of x = \\ \frac { 2 }{ 3 }  and – 3 respectively, we get
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ML Solution For ICSE Board Class 10 Chapter 5 –Quadratic Equations in One Variable 

Exercise 5.2

Solve the following equations (1 to 24) by factorization

Question 1

(i) 4x² = 3x
(ii) \frac { { x }^{ 2 }-5x }{ 2 } =0

Answer 1

(i) 4x² = 3x
x(4x – 3) = 0
Either x = 0,
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ML Aggarwal Class 10 Solutions for ICSE Maths Chapter 5 Quadratic Equations in One Variable Ex 5.2 1.1

Question 2

(i) (x – 3) (2x + 5) = 0
(ii) x (2x + 1) = 6

Answer 2

(i) (x – 3) (2x + 5) = 0
Either x – 3 = 0,
Then x = 3
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Question 3

(i) x² – 3x – 10 = 0
(ii) x(2x + 5) = 3

Answer 3

(i) x² – 3x – 10 = 0
⇒ x² – 5x + 2x – 10 = 0
⇒ x(x – 5) + 2(x – 5) = 0
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Question 4

(i) 3x² – 5x – 12 = 0
(ii) 21x² – 8x – 4 = 0

Answer 4

(i) 3x² – 5x – 12 = 0
⇒ 3x² – 9x + 4x – 12 = 0
⇒ 3x (x – 3) + 4(x – 3) = 0
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Question 5

(i) 3x² = x + 4
(ii) x(6x – 1) = 35

Answer 5

(i) 3x² = x + 4
⇒ 3x² – x – 4 = 0
⇒ 3x² – 4x + 3x – 4 = 0
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Question 6

(i) 6p² + 11p – 10 = 0
(ii) \frac { 2 }{ 3 } { x }^{ 2 }-\frac { 1 }{ 3 } x=1

Answer 6

(i) 6p² + 11p – 10 = 0
⇒ 6p² + 15p – 4p – 10 = 0
⇒ 3p(2p + 5) – 2(2p + 5) = 0
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Question 7

(i) (x – 4)² + 5² = 13²
(ii) 3(x – 2)² = 147

Answer 7

(i) (x – 4)² + 5² = 13²
x² – 8x + 16 + 25 = 169
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Question 8

(i) \\ \frac { 1 }{ 7 } (3x – 5)² = 28
(ii) 3(y² – 6) = y(y + 7) – 3

Answer 8

(i) \\ \frac { 1 }{ 7 } (3x – 5)² = 28
(3x – 5)² = 28 × 7
⇒ 9x² – 30x + 25 = 196
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Question 9

x² – 4x – 12 = 0,when x∈N

Answer 9

x² – 4x – 12 = 0
⇒ x² – 6x + 2x – 12 = 0
⇒ x (x – 6) + 2 (x – 6) = 0
⇒ (x – 6) (x + 2) = 0
Either x – 6 = 0, then x = 6
or x + 2 = 0, then x = -2
But -2 is not a natural number
∴ x = 6

Question 10

2x² – 8x – 24 = 0 when x∈I

Answer 10

2x² – 8x – 24 = 0
⇒ x² – 4x – 12 = 0 (Dividing by 2)
⇒ x² – 6x + 2x – 12 = 0
⇒ x (x – 6) + 2 (x – 6) = 0
⇒ (x – 6) (x + 2) = 0
Either x – 6 = 0, then, x = 6
or x + 2 = 0, then x = – 2
Hence x = 6, – 2

Question 11

5x² – 8x – 4 = 0 when x∈Q

Answer 11

5x² – 8x – 4 = 0
∵ 5 × ( – 4) = – 20
-20 = – 10 + 2
-8 = – 10 + 2
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Question 12

2x² – 9x + 10 = 0,when
(i)x∈N
(ii)x∈Q

Answer 12

2x² – 9x + 10 = 0
⇒ 2x² – 4x – 5x + 10 = 0
⇒ 2x(x – 2) – 5(x – 2) = 0
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Question 13

(i) a²x² + 2ax + 1 = 0, a≠0
(ii) x² – (p + q)x + pq = 0

Answer 13

(i) a²x² + 2ax + 1 = 0
⇒ a²x² + ax + ax + 1 = 0
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Question 14

a²x² + (a² + b²)x + b² = 0, a≠0

Answer 14

a²x² + (a² + b²)x + b² = 0
⇒ a²x(x + 1) + b²(x + 1) = 0
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Question 15

(i) √3x² + 10x + 7√3 = 0
(ii) 4√3x² + 5x – 2√3 = 0

Answer 15

(i) √3x² + 10x + 7√3 = 0
[ ∵ √3 x 7√3 = 7 x 3 = 21]
⇒ √3x(x + √3) + 7(x + √3) = 0
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Question 16

(i) x² – (1 + √2)x + √2 = 0
(ii) x+ \frac { 1 }{ x } 2 \frac { 1 }{ 20 }

Answer 16

(i) x² – (1 + √2)x + √2 = 0
⇒ x² – x – √2x + √2 = 0
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Question 17

(i) \frac { 2 }{ { x }^{ 2 } } -\frac { 5 }{ x } +2=0,x\neq 0
(ii)\frac { { x }^{ 2 } }{ 15 } -\frac { x }{ 3 } -10=0

Answer 17

(i) \frac { 2 }{ { x }^{ 2 } } -\frac { 5 }{ x } +2=0,x\neq 0
⇒ 2 – 5x + 2x² = 0
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ML Aggarwal Class 10 Solutions for ICSE Maths Chapter 5 Quadratic Equations in One Variable Ex 5.2 17.1

Question 18

(i) 3x-\frac { 8 }{ x } =2
(ii) \frac { x+2 }{ x+3 } =\frac { 2x-3 }{ 3x-7 }

Answer 18

(i) 3x-\frac { 8 }{ x } =2
\frac { { 3x }^{ 2 }-8 }{ x } =2
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Question 19

(i) \frac { 8 }{ x+3 } -\frac { 3 }{ 2-x } =2
(ii) \frac { x }{ x-1 } +\frac { x-1 }{ x } =2\frac { 1 }{ 2 }

Answer 19

(i) \frac { 8 }{ x+3 } -\frac { 3 }{ 2-x } =2
\frac { 16-8x-3x-9 }{ (x+3)(2-x) } =2
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Question 20

(i) \frac { x }{ x+1 } +\frac { x+1 }{ x } =\frac { 34 }{ 15 }
(ii) \frac { x+1 }{ x-1 } +\frac { x-2 }{ x+2 } =3

Answer 20

(i) \frac { x }{ x+1 } +\frac { x+1 }{ x } =\frac { 34 }{ 15 }
\frac { { x }^{ 2 }+{ x }^{ 2 }+2x+1 }{ x(x+1) } =\frac { 34 }{ 15 }
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ML Aggarwal Class 10 Solutions for ICSE Maths Chapter 5 Quadratic Equations in One Variable Ex 5.2 20.1

Question 21

(i) \frac { 1 }{ x-3 } -\frac { 1 }{ x+5 } =\frac { 1 }{ 6 }
(ii) \frac { x-3 }{ x+3 } +\frac { x+3 }{ x-3 } =2\frac { 1 }{ 2 }

Answer 21

(i) \frac { 1 }{ x-3 } -\frac { 1 }{ x+5 } =\frac { 1 }{ 6 }
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ML Aggarwal Class 10 Solutions for ICSE Maths Chapter 5 Quadratic Equations in One Variable Ex 5.2 21.1

Question 22

(i) \frac { a }{ ax-1 } +\frac { b }{ bx-1 } =a+b,a+b\neq 0,ab\neq 0
(ii) \frac { 1 }{ 2a+b+2x } =\frac { 1 }{ 2a } +\frac { 1 }{ b } +\frac { 1 }{ 2x }

Answer 22

(i) \frac { a }{ ax-1 } +\frac { b }{ bx-1 } =a+b
⇒ \left( \frac { a }{ ax-1 } -b \right) +\left( \frac { b }{ bx-1 } -a \right) =0
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Question 23

\frac { 1 }{ x+6 } +\frac { 1 }{ x-10 } =\frac { 3 }{ x-4 }

Answer 23

\frac { 1 }{ x+6 } +\frac { 1 }{ x-10 } =\frac { 3 }{ x-4 }
⇒ \frac { x-10+x+6 }{ (x+6)(x-10) } =\frac { 3 }{ x-4 }
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Question 24

(i) \sqrt { 3x+4 } =x
(ii) \sqrt { x(x-7) } =3\sqrt { 2 }

Answer 24

(i) \sqrt { 3x+4 } =x
Squaring on both sides
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Question 25

Use the substitution y = 3x + 1 to solve for x : 5(3x + 1 )² + 6(3x + 1) – 8 = 0

Answer 25

y = 3x + 1
Now, 5(3x + 1)² + 6(3x + 1) – 8 = 0
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Question 26

Find the values of x if p + 1 =0 and x² + px – 6 = 0

Answer 26

p + 1 = 0, then p = – 1
Substituting the value of p in the given quadratic equation
x² + ( – 1)x – 6 = 0
⇒ x² – x – 6 = 0
⇒ x² – 3x + 2x – 6 = 0
⇒ x (x – 3) + 2 (x – 3) = 0
⇒ (x – 3) (x + 2) = 0
Either x – 3 = 0, then x = 3
or x + 2 = 0, then x = – 2
Hence x = 3, -2

Question 27

Find the values of x if p + 7 = 0, q – 12 = 0 and x² + px + q = 0,

Answer 27

p + 7 = 0, then p = – 7
and q – 12 = 0, then q = 12
Substituting the values of p and q in the given quadratic equation,
x² – 7x + 12 = 0
⇒ x² – 3x – 4x + 12 = 0
⇒ x (x – 3) – 4 (x – 3) = 0
⇒ (x – 3) (x – 4) = 0
Either x – 3 = 0, then x = 3
or x – 4 = 0, then x = 4
Hence x = 3, 4

Question 28

If x = p is a solution of the equation x(2x + 5) = 3, then find the value of p.

Answer 28

Given, x = p and x(2x + 5) = 3
Substituting the value of p, we get
p(2p + 5) = 3
⇒ 2p² + 5p – 3 = 0
⇒ 2p² + 6p – p – 3 = 0
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Solution of ML Aggarwal for ICSE Class 10th Quadratic Equations in One Variable -Chapter 5

Exercise 5.3

Solve the following (1 to 8) equations by using formula :

Question 1

(i) 2x² – 7x + 6 = 0
(ii) 2x² – 6x + 3 = 0

Answer 1

(i) 2x² – 7x + 6 = 0
Here a = 2, b = -7, c = 6
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Question 2

(i) x² + 7x – 7 = 0
(ii) (2x + 3)(3x – 2) + 2 = 0

Answer 2

(i) x² + 7x – 7 = 0
Here a = 1, b = 7, c = -7
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Question 3

(i)256x² – 32x + 1 = 0
(ii) 25x² + 30x + 7 = 0

Answer 3

(i) 256x² – 32x + 1 = 0
Here a = 256, b = -32, c = 1
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Question 4

(i) 2x² + √5x – 5 = 0
(ii) √3x² + 10x – 8√3 = 0

Answer 4

(i) 2x² + √5x – 5 = 0
Here a = 2, b = √5, c = -5
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ML Aggarwal Class 10 Solutions for ICSE Maths Chapter 5 Quadratic Equations in One Variable Ex 5.3 4.1

Question 5

(i) \frac { x-2 }{ x+2 } +\frac { x+2 }{ x-2 } =4
(ii) \frac { x+1 }{ x+3 } =\frac { 3x+2 }{ 2x+3 }

Answer 5

(i) \frac { x-2 }{ x+2 } +\frac { x+2 }{ x-2 } =4
⇒ \frac { { (x-2) }^{ 2 }+{ (x+2) }^{ 2 } }{ (x+2)(x-2) } =4
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Question 6

(i) a (x² + 1) = (a² + 1) x , a ≠ 0
(ii) 4x² – 4ax + (a² – b²) = 0

Answer 6

(i) a (x² + 1) = (a² + 1) x
ax² – (a² + 1)x + a = 0
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Question 7

(i)x-\frac { 1 }{ x } =3,x\neq 0
(ii)\frac { 1 }{ x } +\frac { 1 }{ x-2 } =3,x\neq 0,2

Answer 7

(i)x-\frac { 1 }{ x } =3
x² – 1 = 3x
⇒ x² – 3x – 1 = 0
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Question 8

\frac { 1 }{ x-2 } +\frac { 1 }{ x-3 } +\frac { 1 }{ x-4 } =0

Answer 8

\frac { 1 }{ x-2 } +\frac { 1 }{ x-3 } +\frac { 1 }{ x-4 } =0
⇒ \frac { 1 }{ x-2 } +\frac { 1 }{ x-3 } =-\frac { 1 }{ x-4 }
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Question 9

Solve for x:2\left( \frac { 2x-1 }{ x+3 } \right) -3\left( \frac { x+3 }{ 2x-1 } \right) =5,x\neq -3,\frac { 1 }{ 2 }

Answer 9

x:2\left( \frac { 2x-1 }{ x+3 } \right) -3\left( \frac { x+3 }{ 2x-1 } \right) =5
Let \frac { 2x-1 }{ x+3 } =y then \frac { x+3 }{ 2x-1 } =\frac { 1 }{ y }
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Question 10

Solve the following equation by using quadratic equations for x and give your
(i) x² – 5x – 10 = 0
(ii) 5x(x + 2) = 3

Answer 10

(i) x² – 5x – 10 = 0
On comparing with, ax² + bx + c = 0
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Question 11

Solve the following equations by using quadratic formula and give your answer correct to 2 decimal places :
(i) 4x² – 5x – 3 = 0
(ii) 2x – \\ \frac { 1 }{ x } = 1

Answer 11

(i) Given equation 4x² – 5x – 3 = 0
Comparing with ax² + bx + c = 0, we have
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Question 12

Solve the following equation: x-\frac { 18 }{ x } =6. Give your answer correct to two x significant figures. (2011)

Answer 12

x-\frac { 18 }{ x } =6
⇒ x² – 6x – 18 = 0
a = 1, b = -6, c = -18
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Question 13

Solve the equation 5x² – 3x – 4 = 0 and give your answer correct to 3 significant figures:

Answer 13

We have 5x² – 3x – 4 = 0
Here a = 5, b = – 3, c = – 4
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ICSE Class 10th Maths Quadratic Equations in One Variable -Chapter 5 ML Aggarwal Solutions 

Exercise 5.4

Question 1

Find the discriminant of the following equations and hence find the nature of roots:
(i) 3x² – 5x – 2 = 0
(ii) 2x² – 3x + 5 = 0
(iii) 7x² + 8x + 2 = 0
(iv) 3x² + 2x – 1 = 0
(v) 16x² – 40x + 25 = 0
(vi) 2x² + 15x + 30 = 0.

Answer 1

(i) 3x² – 5x – 2 = 0
Here a = 3, b = -5, c = -2
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Question 2

Discuss the nature of the roots of the following quadratic equations :
(i) x² – 4x – 1 = 0
(ii) 3x² – 2x + \\ \frac { 1 }{ 3 }  = 0
(iii) 3x² – 4√3x + 4 = 0
(iv) x² – \\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 } x + 4 = 0
(v) – 2x² + x + 1 = 0
(vi) 2√3x² – 5x + √3 = 0

Answer 2

(i) x² – 4x – 1 = 0
Here a = 1, b = -4, c = -1
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Question 3

Find the nature of the roots of the following quadratic equations:
(i) x² – \\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 } x – \\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 }  = 0
(ii) x² – 2√3x – 1 = 0 If real roots exist, find them.

Answer 3

(i) x² – \\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 } x – \\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 }  = 0
Here a = 1, b = - \frac { 1 }{ 2 } , c = - \frac { 1 }{ 2 }
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Question 4

Without solving the following quadratic equation, find the value of ‘p’ for which the given equations have real and equal roots:
(i) px² – 4x + 3 = 0
(ii) x² + (p – 2)x + p = 0.

Answer 4

(i) px² – 4x + 3 = 0
Here a = p, b = -4, c = 3
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Question 5

Find the value (s) of k for which each of the following quadratic equation has equal roots :
(i) kx² – 4x – 5 = 0
(ii) (k – 4) x² + 2(k – 4) x + 4 = 0

Answer 5

(i) kx² – 4x – 5 = 0
Here a = k, b = -4, c = 5
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Question 6

Find the value(s) of m for which each of the following quadratic equation has real and equal roots:
(i) (3m + 1)x² + 2(m + 1)x + m = 0
(ii) x² + 2(m – 1) x + (m + 5) = 0

Answer 6

(i) (3m + 1)x² + 2(m + 1)x + m = 0
Here a = 3m + 1, b = 2(m + 1), c = m
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Question 7

Find the values of k for which each of the following quadratic equation has equal roots:
(i) 9x² + kx + 1 = 0
(ii) x² – 2kx + 7k – 12 = 0
Also, find the roots for those values of k in each case.

Answer 7

(i) 9x² + kx + 1 = 0
Here a = 9, b = k, c = 1
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Question 8

Find the value(s) of p for which the quadratic equation (2p + 1)x² – (7p + 2)x + (7p – 3) = 0 has equal roots. Also find these roots.

Answer 8

The quadratic equation given is (2p + 1)x² – (7p + 2)x + (7p – 3) = 0
Comparing with ax² + bx + c = 0, we have
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Question 9

If – 5 is a root of the quadratic equation 2x² + px – 15 = 0 and the quadratic equation p(x² + x) + k = 0 has equal roots, find the value of k.

Answer 9

-5 is a root of the quadratic equation
2x² + px – 15 = 0, then
⇒ 2(5)² – p( -5) – 15 = 0
⇒ 50 – 5p – 15 = 0
⇒ 35 – 5p = 0
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Question 10

Find the value(s) of p for which the equation 2x² + 3x + p = 0 has real roots.

Answer 10

2x² + 3x + p = 0
Here, a = 2, b = 3, c = p
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Question 11

Find the least positive value of k for which the equation x² + kx + 4 = 0 has real roots.

Answer 11

x² + kx + 4 = 0
Here, a = 1, b = k, c = 4
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Question 12

Find the values of p for which the equation 3x² – px + 5 = 0 has real roots.

Answer 12

3x² – px + 5 = 0
Here, a = 3, b = -p, c = 5
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ML Aggarwal Solutions, Chapter-5 Quadratic Equations in One Variable (word Problems)

Exercise 5.5

Question 1

(i) Find two consecutive natural numbers such that the sum of their squares is 61.
(ii) Find two consecutive integers such that the sum of their squares is 61.

Answer 1

Let the first natural number = x
then second natural number = x + 1
According to the condition, (x)² + (x + 1)² = 61
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Question 2

(i) If the product of two positive consecutive even integers is 288, find the integers.
(ii) If the product of two consecutive even integers is 224, find the integers.
(iii) Find two consecutive even natural numbers such that the sum of their squares is 340.
(iv) Find two consecutive odd integers such that the sum of their squares is 394.

Answer 2

(i) Let first positive even integer = 2x
then second even integer = 2x + 2
According to the condition,
2x × (2x + 2) = 288
⇒ 4x² + 4x – 288 = 0
⇒ x² + x – 72 = 0 (Dividing by 4)
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Question 3

The sum of two numbers is 9 and the sum of their squares is 41. Taking one number as x, form ail equation in x and solve it to find the numbers.

Answer 3

Sum of two numbers = 9
Let first number = x
then second number = 9 – x
Now according to the condition,
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Question 4

Five times a certain whole number is equal to three less than twice the square of the number. Find the number.

Answer 4

Let number = x
Now according to the condition,
5x = 2x² – 3
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Question 5

Sum of two natural numbers is 8 and the difference of their reciprocal is 2/15. Find the numbers.

Answer 5

Let x and y be two numbers
Given that, x + y = 8 ……(i)
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Question 6

The difference between the squares of two numbers is 45. The square of the smaller number is 4 times the larger number. Determine the numbers.

Answer 6

Let the larger number = x
then smaller number = y
Now according to the condition,
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Question 7

There are three consecutive positive integers such that the sum of the square of the first and the product of other two is 154. What are the integers?

Answer 7

Let the first integer = x
then second integer = x + 1
and third integer = x + 2
Now according to the condition,
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Question 8

(i) Find three successive even natural numbers, the sum of whose squares is 308.
(ii) Find three consecutive odd integers, the sum of whose squares is 83.

Answer 8

(i) Let first even number = 2x
second even number = 2x + 2
third even number = 2x + 4
Now according to the condition,
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Question 9

In a certain positive fraction, the denominator is greater than the numerator by 3. If 1 is subtracted from both the numerator and denominator, the fraction is decreased by \\ \frac { 1 }{ 14 } . Find the fraction.

Answer 9

Let the numerator of a fraction = x
then denominator = x + 3
then fraction = \\ \frac { x }{ x+3 }
Now according to the condition,
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Question 10

The sum of the numerator and denominator of a certain positive fraction is 8. If 2 is added to both the numerator and denominator, the fraction is increased by \\ \frac { 4 }{ 35 } . Find the fraction.

Answer 10

Let the denominator of a positive fraction = x
then numerator = 8 – x
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Question 11

A two digit number contains the bigger at ten’s place. The product of the digits is 27 and the difference between two digits is 6. Find the number.

Answer 11

Let unit’s digit = x
then tens digit = x + 6
Number = x + 10(x + 6)
= x + 10x + 60
= 11x + 60
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Question 12

A two digit positive number is such that the product of its digits is 6. If 9 is added to the number, the digits interchange their places. Find the number. (2014)

Answer 12

Let 2-digit number = xy = 10x + y
Reversed digits = yx = 10y + x
According to question,
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Question 13

A rectangle of area 105 cm² has its length equal to x cm. Write down its breadth in terms of x. Given that the perimeter is 44 cm, write down an equation in x and solve it to determine the dimensions of the rectangle.

Answer 13

Perimeter of rectangle = 44 cm
length + breadth = \\ \frac { 44 }{ 2 }  = 22 cm
Let length = x
then breadth = 22 – x
According to the condition,
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Question 14

A rectangular garden 10 m by 16 m is to be surrounded by a concrete walk of uniform width. Given that the area of the walk is 120 square metres, assuming the width of the walk to be x, form an equation in x and solve it to find the value of x. (1992)

Answer 14

Length of garden = 16 m
and width = 10 m
Let the width of walk = x m
Outer length = 16 + 2x
and outer width = 10 + 2x
Now according to the condition,
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Question 15

(i) Harish made a rectangular garden, with its length 5 metres more than its width. The next year, he increased the length by 3 metres and decreased the width by 2 metres. If the area of the second garden was 119 sq m, was the second garden larger or smaller ?
(ii) The length of a rectangle exceeds its breadth by 5 m. If the breadth were doubled and the length reduced by 9 m, the area of the rectangle would have increased by 140 m². Find its dimensions.

Answer 15

In first case,
Let length of the garden = x m
then width = (x – 5) m
Area = l x b = x(x – 5) sq. m
In second case,
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Question 16

The perimeter of a rectangular plot is 180 m and its area is 1800 m². Take the length of the plot as x m. Use the perimeter 180 m to write the value of the breadth in terms of x. Use the values of length, breadth and the area to write an equation in x. Solve the equation to calculate the length and breadth of the plot. (1993)

Answer 16

The perimeter of a rectangular field = 180 m
and area = 1800 m²
Let length = x m
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Question 17

The lengths of the parallel sides of a trapezium are (x + 9) cm and (2x – 3) cm and the distance between them is (x + 4) cm. If its area is 540 cm², find x.

Answer 17

Area of a trapezium = \\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 }
(sum of parallel sides) x height
Lengths of parallel sides are (x + 9) and (2x – 3)
and height = (x + 4)
According to the condition,
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Question 18

If the perimeter of a rectangular plot is 68 m and the length of its diagonal is 26 m, find its area.

Answer 18

Perimeter = 68 m and diagonal = 26 m
Length + breadth = \\ \frac { 68 }{ 2 }  = 34 m
Let length = x m
then breadth = (34 – x) m
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Question 19

If the sum of two smaller sides of a right – angled triangle is 17cm and the perimeter is 30cm, then find the area of the triangle.

Answer 19

The perimeter of the triangle = 30 cm.
Let one of the two small sides = x
then, other side = 17 – x
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Question 20

The hypotenuse of grassy land in the shape of a right triangle is 1 metre more than twice the shortest side. If the third side is 7 metres more than the shortest side, find the sides of the grassy land.

Answer 20

Let the shortest side = x
Hypotenuse = 2x + 1
and third side = x + 7
According to the condition,
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Question 21

Mohini wishes to fit three rods together in the shape of a right triangle. If the hypotenuse is 2 cm longer than the base and 4 cm longer than the shortest side, find the lengths of the rods.

Answer 21

Let the length of hypotenuse = x cm
then base = (x – 2) cm
and shortest side = x – 4
According to the condition,
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Question 22

In a P.T. display, 480 students are arranged in rows and columns. If there are 4 more students in each row than the number of rows, find the number of students in each row.

Answer 22

Total number of students = 480
Let the number of students in each row = x
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Question 23

In an auditorium, the number of rows are equal to the number of seats in each row.If the number of rows is doubled and number of seats in each row is reduced by 5, then the total number of seats is increased by 375. How many rows were there?

Answer 23

Let the number of rows = x
then no. of seats in each row = x
and total number of seats = x × x = x²
According to the condition,
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Question 24

At an annual function of a school, each student gives the gift to every other student. If the number of gifts is 1980, find the number of students.

Answer 24

Let the number of students = x
then the number of gifts given = x – 1
Total number of gifts = x (x – 1)
According to the condition,
x (x – 1) = 1980
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Question 25

A bus covers a distance of 240 km at a uniform speed. Due to heavy rain, its speed gets reduced by 10 km/h and as such it takes two hours longer to cover the total distance. Assuming the uniform speed to be ‘x’ km/h, form an equation and solve it to evaluate x. (2016)

Answer 25

Distance = 240 km
Let speed of a bus = x km/hr
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Question 26

The speed of an express train is x km/hr and the speed of an ordinary train is 12 km/hr less than that of the express train. If the ordinary train takes one hour longer than the express train to cover a distance of 240 km, find the speed of the express train.

Answer 26

Let the speed of express train = x km
Then speed of the ordinary train = (x – 12) km
Time is taken to cover 240 km by the express
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Question 27

A car covers a distance of 400 km at a certain speed. Had the speed been 12 km/h more, the time taken for the journey would have been 1 hour 40 minutes less. Find the original speed of the car. (1996)

Answer 27

Let the original speed of the car = x km/h.
Distance covered = 400 km
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Question 28

An aeroplane travelled a distance of 400 km at an average speed of x km/hr. On the return journey, the speed was increased by 40 km/hr. Write down an expression for the time taken for
(i)the onward journey,
(ii) the return journey.
If the return journey took 30 minutes less than the onward journey, write down an equation in x and find its value. (2002)

Answer 28

Distance = 400 km
Speed of aeroplane = x km/hr
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Question 29

The distance by road between two towns A and B, is 216 km, and by rail it is 208 km. A car travels at a speed of x km/hr, and the train travels at a speed which is 16 km/hr faster than the car. Calculate :
(i) The time taken by the car, to reach town B from A, in terms of x ;
(ii) The time taken by the train, to reach town B from A, in terms of x ;
(iii) If the train takes 2 hours less than the car, to reach town B, obtain an equation in x and solve it.
(iv) Hence find the speed of the train. (1998)

Answer 29

The distance by road between A and B = 216 km
and the distance by rail = 208 km
speed of car = x km/hr
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Question 30

An aeroplane flying with a wind of 30 km/hr takes 40 minutes less to fly 3600 km, than what it would have taken to fly against the same wind. Find the planes speed of flying in still air.

Answer 30

Let the speed of the plane in still air = x km/hr
Speed of wind = 30 km/hr
Distance = 3600 km
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Question 31

A school bus transported an excursion party to a picnic spot 150 km away. While returning, it was raining and the bus had to reduce its speed by 5 km/hr, and it took one hour longer to make the return trip. Find the time taken to return.

Answer 31

Distance = 150 km
Let the speed of bus = x km/hr
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Question 32

A boat can cover 10 km up the stream and 5 km down the stream in 6 hours. If the speed of the stream is 1.5 km/hr. find the speed of the boat in still water.

Answer 32

Distance up stream = 10 km
and down stream = 5 km
Total time is taken = 6 hours
Speed of stream = 1.5 km/hr
Let the speed of a boat in still water = x km/hr
According to the condition,
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Question 33

Two pipes running together can fill a tank in { 11 }^{ 1/9 } minutes. If one pipe takes 5 minutes more than the other to fill the tank, find the time in which each pipe would/fill the tank.

Answer 33

Let the time taken by one pipe = x minutes
Then time taken by second pipe = (x + 5) minutes
Time taken by both pipes = { 11 }^{ 1/9 } minutes
Now according to the condition.
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Question 34

(i) Rs. 480 is divided equally among ‘x’ children. If the number of children was 20 more then each would have got Rs. 12 less. Find ‘x’.
(ii) Rs. 6500 is divided equally among a certain number of persons. Had there been 15 more persons, each would have got Rs. 30 less. Find the original number of persons.

Answer 34

(i) Share of each child = Rs \\ \frac { 480 }{ x }
According to the question
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Question 35

2x articles cost Rs. (5x + 54) and (x + 2) similar articles cost Rs. (10x – 4), find x.

Answer 35

Cost of 2x articles = 5x + 54
Cost of 1 article = \\ \frac { 5x+54 }{ 2x }  ….(i)
Again cost of x + 2 articles = 10x – 4
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Question 36

A trader buys x articles for a total cost of Rs. 600.
(i) Write down the cost of one article in terms of x. If the cost per article were Rs. 5 more, the number of articles that can be bought for Rs. 600 would be four less.
(ii) Write down the equation in x for the above situation and solve it to find x. (1999)

Answer 36

Total cost = Rs. 600,
No. of articles = x
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Question 37

A shopkeeper buys a certain number of books for Rs 960. If the cost per book was Rs 8 less, the number of books that could be bought for Rs 960 would be 4 more. Taking the original cost of each book to be Rs x, write an equation in x and solve it to find the original cost of each book.

Answer 37

Let original cost = Rs x
No. of books bought = \\ \frac { 960 }{ x }
New cost of books = Rs (x – 8)
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Question 38

A piece of cloth costs Rs. 300. If the piece was 5 metres longer and each metre of cloth costs Rs. 2 less, the cost of the piece would have remained unchanged. How long is the original piece of cloth and what is the rate per metre?

Answer 38

The total cost of cloth piece = Rs. 300
Let the length of the piece of cloth in the beginning = x m
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Question 39

The hotel bill for a number of people for an overnight stay is Rs. 4800. If there were 4 more, the bill each person had to pay would have reduced by Rs. 200. Find the number of people staying overnight. (2000)

Answer 39

Let the number of people = x
Amount of bill = Rs. 4800
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Question 40

A person was given Rs. 3000 for a tour. If he extends his tour programme by 5 days, he must cut down his daily expenses by Rs. 20. Find the number of days of his tour programme.

Answer 40

Let the number of days of tour programme = x
Amount = Rs. 3000
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Question 41

Ritu bought a saree for Rs. 60 x and sold it for Rs. (500 + 4x) at a loss of x%. Find the cost price.

Answer 41

The cost price of saree = Rs. 60x
and selling price = Rs. (500 + 4x)
Loss = x%
Now according to the condition
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Question 42

(i) The sum of the ages of Vivek and his younger brother Amit is 47 years. The product of their ages in years is 550. Find their ages. (2017)
(ii) Paul is x years old and his father’s age is twice the square of Paul’s age. Ten years hence, the father’s age will be four times Paul’s age. Find their present ages.

Answer 42

(i) Let Vivek’s present age be x years.
His brother’s age = (47 – x) years
According to question,
x(47 – x) = 550
⇒ 47x – x² = 550
⇒ x² – 47x + 550 = 0
or ⇒ x² – 25x – 22x + 550 = 0
⇒ x(x – 25) – 22(x – 25) – 0
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Question 43

The age of a man is twice the square of the age of his son. Eight years hence, the age of the man will be 4 years more than three times the age of his son. Find the present age.

Answer 43

Let the present age of the son = x years
then, the present age of the man = 2x² years.
8 years hence,
The age of son will be = (x + 8) years and the
age of man = (2x² + 8) years
According to the problem,
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Question 44

Two years ago, a man’s age was three times the square of his daughter’s age. Three years hence, his age will be four times his daughter’s age. Find their present ages.

Answer 44

2 years ago,
Let the age of daughter = x
age of man = 3x²
then present age of daughter = x + 2
and mean = 3x² + 2
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Question 45

The length (in cm) of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle exceeds the length of one side by 2 cm and exceeds twice the length of another side by 1 cm. Find the length of each side. Also, find the perimeter and the area of the triangle.

Answer 45

Let the length of one side = x cm
and other side = y cm.
then hypotenues = x + 2, and 2y + 1
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Question 46

If twice the area of a smaller square is subtracted from the area of a larger square, the result is 14 cm². However, if twice the area of the larger square is added to three times the area of the smaller square, the result is 203 cm². Determine the sides of the two squares.

Answer 46

Let the side of smaller square = x cm
and side of bigger square = y cm
According to the condition,
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 Solution of ML Aggarwal  Quadratic Equations in One Variable Chapter 5

Multiple Choice Type

Choose the correct answer from the given four options (1 to 15) :

Question 1

Which of the following is not a quadratic equation ?
(a) (x + 2)2 = 2(x + 3)
(b) x2 + 3x = ( – 1) (1 – 3x)
(c) (x + 2) (x – 1) = x2 – 2x – 3
(d) x3 – x2 + 2x + 1 = (x + 1)3

Answer 1

(a) (x + 2)2 = 2(x + 3)
⇒ x2 + 4x + 4 = 2x + 6
⇒ x2 + 4x – 2x + 4 – 6 = 0
⇒ x2 + 2x – 2
It is a quadratic equation.
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Question 2

Which of the following is a quadratic equation ?
(a) (x – 2) (x + 1) = (x – 1) (x – 3)
(b) (x + 2)3 = 2x(x2 – 1)
(c) x2 + 3x + 1 = (x – 2)2
(d) 8(x – 2)3 = (2x – 1)3 + 3

Answer 2

(a) (x – 2) (x + 1) = (x – 1) (x – 3)
⇒ x2 + x – 2x – 2 = x2 – 3x – x + 3
⇒ 3x + x – 2x + x = 3 + 2
⇒ 3x = 5
It is not a quadratic equation.
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Question 3

Which of the following equations has 2 as a root ?
(a) x2 – 4x + 5 = 0
(b) x2 + 3x – 12 = 0
(c) 2x2 – 7x + 6 = 0
(d) 3x2 – 6x – 2 = 0

Answer 3

(a) x2 – 4x + 5 = 0
⇒ (2)2 – 4x2 + 5 = 0
⇒ 4 – 8 + 5 = 0
⇒ 9 – 8 ≠ 0
2 is not its root.
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Question 4

If \\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 }  is a root of the equation x2 + kx – \\ \frac { 5 }{ 4 }  = 0, then the value of k is
(a) 2
(b) – 2
(c) \\ \frac { 1 }{ 4 }
(d) \\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 }

Answer 4

\\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 }  is a root of the equation
x2 + kx – \\ \frac { 5 }{ 4 }  = 0
Substituting the value of x = \\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 }  in the
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Question 5

If \\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 }  is a root of the quadratic equation 4x2 – 4kx + k + 5 = 0, then the value of k is
(a) – 6
(b) – 3
(c) 3
(d) 6

Answer 5

\\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 }  is a root of the equation
4x2 – 4kx + k + 5 = 0
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Question 6

The roots of the equation x2 – 3x – 10 = 0 are
(a) 2,- 5
(b) – 2, 5
(c) 2, 5
(d) – 2, – 5

Answer 6

x2 – 3x – 10 = 0
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x = 5, – 2 or – 2, 5 (b)

Question 7

If one root of a quadratic equation with rational coefficients is \frac { 3-\sqrt { 5 } }{ 2 } , then the other
(a)\frac { -3-\sqrt { 5 } }{ 2 }
(b)\frac { -3+\sqrt { 5 } }{ 2 }
(c)\frac { 3+\sqrt { 5 } }{ 2 }
(d)\frac { \sqrt { 3 } +5 }{ 2 }

Answer 7

One root of a quadratic equation is \frac { 3-\sqrt { 5 } }{ 2 }
then other root will be \frac { 3+\sqrt { 5 } }{ 2 }  (c)

Question 8

If the equation 2x² – 5x + (k + 3) = 0 has equal roots then the value of k is
(a)\\ \frac { 9 }{ 8 }
(b)- \frac { 9 }{ 8 }
(c)\\ \frac { 1 }{ 8 }
(d)- \frac { 1 }{ 8 }

Answer 8

2x² – 5x + (k + 3) = 0
a = 2, b = -5, c = k + 3
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Question 9

The value(s) of k for which the quadratic equation 2x² – kx + k = 0 has equal roots is (are)
(a) 0 only
(b) 4
(c) 8 only
(d) 0, 8

Answer 9

2x² – kx + k = 0
a = 2, b = -k, c = k
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Question 10

If the equation 3x² – kx + 2k =0 roots, then the the value(s) of k is (are)
(a) 6
(b) 0 Only
(c) 24 only
(d) 0

Answer 10

3x² – kx + 2k = 0
Here, a = 3, b = -k, c = 2k
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Question 11

If the equation {k + 1)x² – 2(k – 1)x + 1 = 0 has equal roots, then the values of k are
(a) 1, 3
(b) 0, 3
(c) 0, 1
(d) 0, 1

Answer 11

(k + 1)x² – 2(k – 1)x + 1 = 0
Here, a = k + 1, b = -2(k – 1), c = 1
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k = 0, 3 (b)

Question 12

If the equation 2x² – 6x + p = 0 has real and different roots, then the values ofp are given by
(a)p < \\ \frac { 9 }{ 2 }
(b)p ≤ \\ \frac { 9 }{ 2 }
(c)p > \\ \frac { 9 }{ 2 }

(d)p ≥ \\ \frac { 9 }{ 2 }

Answer 12

2x² – 6x + p = 0
Here, a = 2, b = -6, c = p
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Question 13

The quadratic equation 2x² – √5x + 1 = 0 has
(a) two distinct real roots
(b) two equal real roots
(c) no real roots
(d) more than two real roots

Answer 13

2x² – √5x + 1 = 0
Here, a = 2, b = -√5, c = 1
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Question 14

Which of the following equations has two distinct real roots ?
(a) 2x² – 3√2x + \\ \frac { 9 }{ 4 }  = 0
(b) x² + x – 5 = 0
(c) x² + 3x + 2√2 = 0
(d) 5x² – 3x + 1 = 0

Answer 14

(a) 2x² – 3√2x + \\ \frac { 9 }{ 4 }  = 0
b² – 4ac = ( -3√2)² – 4 x 2 x \\ \frac { 9 }{ 4 }  = 18 – 18 = 0
.’. Roots are real and equal.
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Question 15

Which of the following equations has no real roots ?
(a) x² – 4x + 3√2 = 0
(b) x² + 4x – 3√2 = 0
(c) x² – 4x – 3√2 = 0
(d) 3x² + 4√3x + 4 = 0

Answer 15

(a) x² – 4x + 3√2 = 0
b² – 4ac = ( -4)² – 4 × 1 × 3√2
or = 16 – 12√2
so = 16 – 12(1.4)
therefore = 16 – 16.8
hence = -0.8
b² – 4ac < 0
Roots are not real. (a)


 Quadratic Equations in One Variable Chapter- 5 ML Aggarwal Solutions

Chapter Test

Solve the following equations (1 to 4) by factorisation :

Question 1

(i) x² + 6x – 16 = 0
(ii) 3x² + 11x + 10 = 0

Answer 1

x² + 6x – 16 = 0
⇒ x² + 8x – 2x – 16 = 0
⇒ x (x + 8) – 2 (x + 8) = 0
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Question 2

(i) 2x² + ax – a² = 0
(ii) √3x² + 10x + 7√3 = 0

Answer 2

(i) 2x² + ax – a² = 0
⇒ 2x² + 2ax – ax – a² = 0
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Question 3

(i) x(x + 1) + (x + 2)(x + 3) = 42
(ii) \frac { 6 }{ x } -\frac { 2 }{ x-1 } =\frac { 1 }{ x-2 }

Answer 3

(i) x(x + 1) + (x + 2)(x + 3) = 42
⇒ 2x² + 6x + 6 – 42 = 0
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Question 4

(i)\sqrt { x+15 } =x+3
(ii)\sqrt { { 3x }^{ 2 }-2x-1 } =2x-2

Answer 4

(i) \sqrt { x+15 } =x+3
Squaring on both sides
x + 15 = (x + 3)²
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Solve the following equations (5 to 8) by using formula :

Question 5

(i) 2x² – 3x – 1 = 0
(ii) x\left( 3x+\frac { 1 }{ 2 } \right) =6

Answer 5

(i) 2x² – 3x – 1 = 0
Here a = 2, b = -3, c = -1
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Question 6

(i) \frac { 2x+5 }{ 3x+4 } =\frac { x+1 }{ x+3 }
(ii) \frac { 2 }{ x+2 } -\frac { 1 }{ x+1 } =\frac { 4 }{ x+4 } -\frac { 3 }{ x+3 }

Answer 6

(i) \frac { 2x+5 }{ 3x+4 } =\frac { x+1 }{ x+3 }
(2x + 5)(x + 3) = (x + 1)(3x + 4)
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Question 7

(i) \frac { 3x-4 }{ 7 } +\frac { 7 }{ 3x-4 } =\frac { 5 }{ 2 } ,x\neq \frac { 4 }{ 3 }
(ii) \frac { 4 }{ x } -3=\frac { 5 }{ 2x+3 } ,x\neq 0,-\frac { 3 }{ 2 }

Answer 7

(i) \frac { 3x-4 }{ 7 } +\frac { 7 }{ 3x-4 } =\frac { 5 }{ 2 } ,x\neq \frac { 4 }{ 3 }
let \frac { 3x-4 }{ 7 }  = y,then
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Question 8

(i)x² + (4 – 3a)x – 12a = 0
(ii)10ax² – 6x + 15ax – 9 = 0,a≠0

Answer 8

(i)x² + (4 – 3a)x – 12a = 0
Here a = 1, b = 4 – 3a, c = -12a
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Question 9

Solve for x using the quadratic formula. Write your answer correct to two significant figures: (x – 1)² – 3x + 4 = 0. (2014)

Answer 9

(x – 1)² – 3x + 4 = 0
x² + 1 – 2x – 3x + 4 = 0
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Question 10

Discuss the nature of the roots of the following equations:
(i) 3x² – 7x + 8 = 0
(ii) x² – \\ \frac { 1 }{ 2 } x – 4 = 0
(iii) 5x² – 6√5x + 9 = 0
(iv) √3x² – 2x – √3 = 0

Answer 10

(i) 3x² – 7x + 8 = 0
Here a = 3, b = -7, c = 8
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Question 11

Find the values of k so that the quadratic equation (4 – k) x² + 2 (k + 2) x + (8k + 1) = 0 has equal roots.

Answer 11

(4 – k) x² + 2 (k + 2) x + (8k + 1) = 0
Here a = (4 – k), b = 2 (k + 2), c = 8k + 1
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or k – 3 = 0, then k= 3
k = 0, 3 Ans.

Question 12

Find the values of m so that the quadratic equation 3x² – 5x – 2m = 0 has two distinct real roots.

Answer 12

3x² – 5x – 2m = 0
Here a = 3, b = -5, c = -2m
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Question 13

Find the value(s) of k for which each of the following quadratic equation has equal roots:
(i)3kx² = 4(kx – 1)
(ii)(k + 4)x² + (k + 1)x + 1 =0
Also, find the roots for that value (s) of k in each case.

Answer 13

(i)3kx² = 4(kx – 1)
⇒ 3kx² = 4kx – 4
⇒ 3kx² – 4kx + 4 = 0
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Question 14

Find two natural numbers which differ by 3 and whose squares have the sum 117.

Answer 14

Let first natural number = x
then second natural number = x + 3
According to the condition :
x² + (x + 3)² = 117
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Question 15

Divide 16 into two parts such that the twice the square of the larger part exceeds the square of the smaller part by 164.

Answer 15

Let larger part = x
then smaller part = 16 – x
(∵ sum = 16)
According to the condition
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Question 16

Two natural numbers are in the ratio 3 : 4. Find the numbers if the difference between their squares is 175.

Answer 16

Ratio in two natural numbers = 3 : 4
Let the numbers be 3x and 4x
According to the condition,
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Question 17

Two squares have sides A cm and (x + 4) cm. The sum of their areas is 656 sq. cm.Express this as an algebraic equation and solve it to find the sides of the squares.

Answer 17

Side of first square = x cm .
and side of second square = (x + 4) cm
Now according to the condition,
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or x – 16 = 0 then x = 16
Side of first square = 16 cm
and side of second square = 16 + 4 – 4 = 20 cm

Question 18

The length of a rectangular garden is 12 m more than its breadth. The numerical value of its area is equal to 4 times the numerical value of its perimeter. Find the dimensions of the garden.

Answer 18

Let breadth = x m
then length = (x + 12) m
Area = l × b = x (x + 12) m²
and perimeter = 2 (l + b) = 2(x + 12 + x) = 2 (2x + 12) m
According to the condition.
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Question 19

A farmer wishes to grow a 100 m² rectangular vegetable garden. Since he has with him only 30 m barbed wire, he fences three sides of the rectangular garden letting compound wall of his house act as the fourth side fence. Find the dimensions of his garden.

Answer 19

Area of rectangular garden = 100 cm²
Length of barbed wire = 30 m
Let the length of the side opposite to wall = x
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Question 20

The hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is 1 m less than twice the shortest side. If the third side is 1 m more than the shortest side, find the sides of the triangle.

Answer 20

Let the length of shortest side = x m
Length of hypotenuse = 2x – 1
and third side = x + 1
Now according to the condition,
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Question 21

A wire ; 112 cm long is bent to form a right angled triangle. If the hypotenuse is 50 cm long, find the area of the triangle.

Answer 21

Perimeter of a right angled triangle = 112 cm
Hypotenuse = 50 cm
∴ Sum of other two sides = 112 – 50 = 62 cm
Let the length of first side = x
and length of other side = 62 – x
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Question 22

Car A travels x km for every litre of petrol, while car B travels (x + 5) km for every litre of petrol.
(i) Write down the number of litres of petrol used by car A and car B in covering a distance of 400 km.
(ii) If car A uses 4 litres of petrol more than car B in covering 400 km. write down an equation, in A and solve it to determine the number of litres of petrol used by car B for the journey.

Answer 22

Distance travelled by car A in one litre = x km
and distance travelled by car B in one litre = (x + 5) km
(i) Consumption of car A in covering 400 km
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Question 23

The speed of a boat in still water is 11 km/ hr. It can go 12 km up-stream and return downstream to the original point in 2 hours 45 minutes. Find the speed of the stream

Answer 23

Speed of a boat in still water = 11 km/hr
Let the speed of stream = x km/hr.
Distance covered = 12 km.
Time taken = 2 hours 45 minutes
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Question 24

By selling an article for Rs. 21, a trader loses as much per cent as the cost price of the article. Find the cost price.

Answer 24

S.P. of an article = Rs. 21
Let cost price = Rs. x
Then loss = x%
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Question 25

A man spent Rs. 2800 on buying a number of plants priced at Rs x each. Because of the number involved, the supplier reduced the price of each plant by Rupee 1.The man finally paid Rs. 2730 and received 10 more plants. Find x.

Answer 25

Amount spent = Rs. 2800
Price of each plant = Rs. x
Reduced price = Rs. (x – 1)
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Question 26

Forty years hence, Mr. Pratap’s age will be the square of what it was 32 years ago. Find his present age.

Answer 26

Let Partap’s present age = x years

40 years hence his age = x + 40
and 32 years ago his age = x – 32
According to the condition
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