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NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Maths Unit 2

Polynomials Class 9
Unit 2 Polynomials Exercise 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 Solutions

In mathematics, a polynomial is an expression consisting of variables (or indeterminates) and


coefficients, that involves only the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and nonnegative integer exponents. An example of a polynomial of a single indeterminate (or variable), x, is
x2 - 4x + 7, which is a quadratic polynomial.
Polynomials appear in a wide variety of areas of mathematics and science. For example, they are used
to form polynomial equations, which encode a wide range of problems, from elementary word
problems to complicated problems in the sciences; they are used to define polynomial functions,
which appear in settings ranging from basic chemistry and physics to economics and social science;
they are used in calculus and numerical analysis to approximate other functions. In advanced
mathematics, polynomials are used to construct polynomial rings and algebraic varieties, central
concepts in algebra and algebraic geometry.

Exercise 2.1 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 32


Q1 :
Which of the following expressions are polynomials in one variable and which are not? State
reasons for your answer.
(i)

(iv)

(ii)

(iii)

(v)

Answer :
(i)
Yes, this expression is a polynomial in one variable x.
(ii)
Yes, this expression is a polynomial in one variable y.
(iii)

No. It can be observed that the exponent of variable t in term


Therefore, this expression is not a polynomial.

is

, which is not a whole number.

(iv)

No. It can be observed that the exponent of variable y in term


Therefore, this expression is not a polynomial.

is - 1, which is not a whole number.

(v)
No. It can be observed that this expression is a polynomial in 3 variables x, y, and t. Therefore, it is
not a polynomial in one variable.
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Q2 :
Write the coefficients of
(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

in each of the following:

Answer :
(i)
In the above expression, the coefficient of

is 1.

(ii)
In the above expression, the coefficient of

is - 1.

(iii)

In the above expression, the coefficient of

(iv)

is

In the above expression, the coefficient of

is 0.

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Q3 :
Give one example each of a binomial of degree 35, and of a monomial of degree 100.
Answer :
Degree of a polynomial is the highest power of the variable in the polynomial.
Binomial has two terms in it. Therefore, binomial of degree 35 can be written as

Monomial has only one term in it. Therefore, monomial of degree 100 can be written as x100.
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Q4 :
Write the degree of each of the following polynomials:
(i)
(iii)

(ii)
(iv) 3

Answer :
Degree of a polynomial is the highest power of the variable in the polynomial.
(i)
This is a polynomial in variable x and the highest power of variable x is 3. Therefore, the degree of
this polynomial is 3.
(ii)
This is a polynomial in variable y and the highest power of variable y is 2. Therefore, the degree of
this polynomial is 2.

(iii)

This is a polynomial in variable t and the highest power of variable t is 1. Therefore, the degree of this
polynomial is 1.
(iv) 3
This is a constant polynomial. Degree of a constant polynomial is always 0.
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Q5 :
Classify the following as linear, quadratic and cubic polynomial:
(i)
(vi)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(v)

(vii)

Answer :
Linear polynomial, quadratic polynomial, and cubic polynomial has its degrees as 1, 2, and 3
respectively.
(i)

is a quadratic polynomial as its degree is 2.

(ii)

is a cubic polynomial as its degree is 3.

(iii)

is a quadratic polynomial as its degree is 2.

(iv) 1 + x is a linear polynomial as its degree is 1.


(v)

is a linear polynomial as its degree is 1.

(vi)

is a quadratic polynomial as its degree is 2.

(vii)

is a cubic polynomial as its degree is 3.

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Exercise 2.2 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 34

Q1 :
Find the value of the polynomial

at

(i) x = 0 (ii) x = - 1 (iii) x = 2


Answer :
(i)

(ii)

(iii)

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Q2 :
Find p(0), p(1) and p(2) for each of the following polynomials:
(i) p(y) = y2 - y + 1 (ii) p(t) = 2 + t + 2t2 - t3
(iii) p(x) = x3 (iv) p(x) = (x - 1) (x + 1)

Answer :
(i) p(y) = y2 - y + 1

p(0) = (0)2 - (0) + 1 = 1


p(1) = (1)2 - (1) + 1 = 1
p(2) = (2)2 - (2) + 1 = 3
(ii) p(t) = 2 + t + 2t2 - t3
p(0) = 2 + 0 + 2 (0)2 - (0)3 = 2
p(1) = 2 + (1) + 2(1)2 - (1)3
=2+1+2-1=4
p(2) = 2 + 2 + 2(2)2 - (2)3
=2+2+8-8=4
(iii) p(x) = x3
p(0) = (0)3 = 0
p(1) = (1)3 = 1
p(2) = (2)3 = 8
(iv) p(x) = (x - 1) (x + 1)
p(0) = (0 - 1) (0 + 1) = (- 1) (1) = - 1
p(1) = (1 - 1) (1 + 1) = 0 (2) = 0
p(2) = (2 - 1 ) (2 + 1) = 1(3) = 3
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Q3 :
Verify whether the following are zeroes of the polynomial, indicated against them.

(i)

(ii)

(iii) p(x) = x2 - 1, x = 1, - 1 (iv) p(x) = (x + 1) (x - 2), x = - 1, 2


(v) p(x) = x2 , x = 0 (vi) p(x) = lx + m

(vii)
Answer :

(viii)

(i) If

Therefore,

(ii) If

Therefore,

is a zero of given polynomial p(x) = 3x + 1, then

should be 0.

is a zero of the given polynomial.

is a zero of polynomial p(x) = 5x - , then

should be 0.

is not a zero of the given polynomial.

(iii) If x = 1 and x = - 1 are zeroes of polynomial p(x) = x2 - 1, then p(1) and p( - 1) should be 0.
Here, p(1) = (1)2 - 1 = 0, and
p( - 1) = ( - 1)2 - 1 = 0
Hence, x = 1 and - 1 are zeroes of the given polynomial.
(iv) If x = - 1 and x = 2 are zeroes of polynomial p(x) = (x +1) (x - 2), then p( - 1) and p(2)should be 0.
Here, p( - 1) = ( - 1 + 1) ( - 1 - 2) = 0 ( - 3) = 0, and
p(2) = (2 + 1) (2 - 2 ) = 3 (0) = 0
Therefore, x = - 1 and x = 2 are zeroes of the given polynomial.
(v) If x = 0 is a zero of polynomial p(x) = x2, then p(0) should be zero.
Here, p(0) = (0)2 = 0
Hence, x = 0 is a zero of the given polynomial.

(vi) If

Here,

is a zero of polynomial p(x) = lx + m, then

should be 0.

Therefore,

is a zero of the given polynomial.

are zeroes of polynomial p(x) = 3x2 - 1, then

(vii) If

and

Hence,
polynomial.

is a zero of the given polynomial. However,

(viii) If

is a zero of polynomial p(x) = 2x + 1, then

is not a zero of the given

should be 0.

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Q4 :
Find the zero of the polynomial in each of the following cases:
(i) p(x) = x + 5 (ii) p(x) = x - 5 (iii) p(x) = 2x + 5
(iv) p(x) = 3x - 2 (v) p(x) = 3x (vi) p(x) = ax, a 0
(vii) p(x) = cx + d, c 0, c, are real numbers.

Answer :
Zero of a polynomial is that value of the variable at which the value of the polynomial is obtained as
0.
(i) p(x) = x + 5

p(x) = 0
x+5=0
x=-5
Therefore, for x = - 5, the value of the polynomial is 0 and hence, x = - 5 is a zero of the given
polynomial.
(ii) p(x) = x - 5
p(x) = 0
x-5=0
x=5
Therefore, for x = 5, the value of the polynomial is0 and hence, x = 5 is a zero of the given
polynomial.
(iii) p(x) = 2x + 5
p(x) = 0
2x + 5 = 0
2x = - 5

Therefore, for
polynomial.

, the value of the polynomial is 0 and hence,

is a zero of the given

(iv) p(x) = 3x - 2
p(x) = 0
3x - 2 = 0

Therefore, for
polynomial.
(v) p(x) = 3x
p(x) = 0

, the value of the polynomial is 0 and hence,

is a zero of the given

3x = 0
x=0
Therefore, for x = 0, the value of the polynomial is 0 and hence, x = 0 is a zero of the given
polynomial.
(vi) p(x) = ax
p(x) = 0
ax = 0
x=0
Therefore, for x = 0, the value of the polynomial is 0 and hence, x = 0 is a zero of the given
polynomial.
(vii) p(x) = cx + d
p(x) = 0
cx+ d = 0

Therefore, for
polynomial.

, the value of the polynomial is 0 and hence,

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Exercise 2.3 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 40


Q1 :
Find the remainder when x3 + 3x2 + 3x + 1 is divided by

(i) x + 1 (ii)

(iii) x

is a zero of the given

(iv) x + (v) 5 + 2x
Answer :
(i) x + 1
By long division,

Therefore, the remainder is 0.

(ii)
By long division,

Therefore, the remainder is


(iii) x
By long division,

Therefore, the remainder is 1.


(iv) x +
By long division,

Therefore, the remainder is


(v) 5 + 2x
By long division,

Therefore, the remainder is


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Q2 :
Find the remainder when x3 - ax2 + 6x - a is divided by x - a.
Answer :
By long division,

Therefore, when x3 - ax2 + 6x - a is divided by x - a, the remainder obtained is 5a.


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Q3 :
Check whether 7 + 3x is a factor of 3x3 + 7x.
Answer :
Let us divide (3x3 + 7x) by (7 + 3x). If the remainder obtained is 0, then 7 + 3x will be a factor of 3x3
+ 7x.
By long division,

As the remainder is not zero, therefore, 7 + 3x is not a factor of 3x3 + 7x.


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Exercise 2.4 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 43


Q1 :
Determine which of the following polynomials has (x + 1) a factor:
(i) x3 + x2 + x + 1 (ii) x4 + x3 + x2 + x + 1
(iii) x4 + 3x3 + 3x2 + x + 1 (iv)
Answer :
(i) If (x + 1) is a factor of p(x) = x3 + x2 + x + 1, then p ( - 1) must be zero, otherwise (x + 1) is not a
factor of p(x).
p(x) = x3 + x2 + x + 1
p( - 1) = ( - 1)3 + ( - 1)2 + ( - 1) + 1
=-1+1-1+1=0
Hence, x + 1 is a factor of this polynomial.
(ii) If (x + 1) is a factor of p(x) = x4 + x3 + x2 + x + 1, then p ( - 1) must be zero, otherwise (x + 1) is
not a factor of p(x).

p(x) = x4 + x3 + x2 + x + 1
p( - 1) = ( - 1)4 + ( - 1)3 + ( - 1)2 + ( - 1) + 1
=1-1+1-1+1=1
As p( - 1) 0,
Therefore, x + 1 is not a factor of this polynomial.
(iii) If (x + 1) is a factor of polynomial p(x) = x4 + 3x3 + 3x2 + x + 1, then p( - 1) must be 0, otherwise
(x + 1) is not a factor of this polynomial.
p( - 1) = ( - 1)4 + 3( - 1)3 + 3( - 1)2 + ( - 1) + 1
=1-3+3-1+1=1
As p( - 1) 0,
Therefore, x + 1 is not a factor of this polynomial.
(iv) If(x + 1) is a factor of polynomial p(x) =
otherwise (x + 1) is not a factor of this polynomial.

, then p( - 1) must be 0,

As p( - 1) 0,
Therefore, (x + 1) is not a factor of this polynomial.
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Q2 :
Use the Factor Theorem to determine whether g(x) is a factor of p(x) in each of the following
cases:
(i) p(x) = 2x3 + x2 - 2x - 1, g(x) = x + 1
(ii) p(x) = x3 + 3x2 + 3x + 1, g(x) = x + 2
(iii) p(x) = x3 - 4 x2 + x + 6, g(x) = x - 3

Answer :
(i) If g(x) = x + 1 is a factor of the given polynomial p(x), then p(-1) must be zero.
p(x) = 2x3 + x2 - 2x - 1
p(-1) = 2(-1)3 + (-1)2 - 2(-1) - 1
= 2(-1) + 1 + 2 - 1 = 0
Hence, g(x) = x + 1 is a factor of the given polynomial.
(ii) If g(x) = x + 2 is a factor of the given polynomial p(x), then p(-2) must
be 0.
p(x) = x3 +3x2 + 3x + 1
p(-2) = (-2)3 + 3(-2)2 + 3(-2) + 1
= - 8 + 12 - 6 + 1
= -1
As p(-2) 0,
Hence, g(x) = x + 2 is not a factor of the given polynomial.
(iii) If g(x) = x - 3 is a factor of the given polynomial p(x), then p(3) must
be 0.
p(x) = x3 - 4 x2 + x + 6
p(3) = (3)3 - 4(3)2 + 3 + 6
= 27 - 36 + 9 = 0
Hence, g(x) = x - 3 is a factor of the given polynomial.
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Exercise 2.5 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 48


Q1 :
Use suitable identities to find the following products:
(i)

(iii)

(ii)

(iv)

(v)
Answer :
(i) By using the identity

(ii) By using the identity

(iii)
By using the identity

(iv) By using the identity

(v) By using the identity

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Q2 :
Evaluate the following products without multiplying directly:
(i) 103 x 107 (ii) 95 x 96 (iii) 104 x 96
Answer :
(i) 103 107 = (100 + 3) (100 + 7)
= (100)2 + (3 + 7) 100 + (3) (7)
[By using the identity

, where

x = 100, a = 3, and b = 7]
= 10000 + 1000 + 21
= 11021
(ii) 95 96 = (100 - 5) (100 - 4)
= (100)2 + ( - 5 - 4) 100 + ( - 5) ( - 4)
[By using the identity
x = 100, a = - 5, and b = - 4]
= 10000 - 900 + 20
= 9120
(iii) 104 96 = (100 + 4) (100 - 4)
= (100)2 - (4)2
= 10000 - 16
= 9984
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, where

Q3 :
Factorise the following using appropriate identities:
(i) 9x2 + 6xy + y2
(ii)

(iii)
Answer :
(i)

(ii)

(iii)

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Q4 :
Expand each of the following, using suitable identities:
(i)
(iii)

(v)

Answer :

(ii)
(iv)

(vi)

It is known that,

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(v)

(vi)

Q5 :

Factorise:
(i)
(ii)

Answer :
It is known that,

(i)

(ii)

Q6 :
Write the following cubes in expanded form:
(i)

(iii)

(ii)

(iv)

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NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Maths Unit 3

Coordinate Geometry Class 9


Unit 3 Coordinate Geometry Exercise 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Solutions

Introduction to Coordinate Geometry


A system of geometry where the position of points on the plane is described using an ordered pair of
numbers.
Recall that a plane is a flat surface that goes on forever in both directions. If we were to place a point
on the plane, coordinate geometry gives us a way to describe exactly where it is by using two
numbers.
What are coordinates?
Grid with rows and columns labelled. To introduce the idea, consider the grid on the right. The
columns of the grid are lettered A,B,C etc. The rows are numbered 1,2,3 etc from the top. We can see
that the X is in box D3; that is, column D, row 3.
D and 3 are called the coordinates of the box. It has two parts: the row and the column. There are
many boxes in each row and many boxes in each column. But by having both we can find one single
box, where the row and column intersect.

Exercise 3.1 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 53


Q1 :
How will you describe the position of a table lamp on your study table to another person?
Answer :

Consider that the lamp is placed on the table. Choose two adjacent edges, DC and AD. Then, draw
perpendiculars on the edges DC and AD from the position of lamp and measure the lengths of these
perpendiculars. Let the length of these perpendiculars be 30 cm and 20 cm respectively. Now, the
position of the lamp from the left edge (AD) is 20 cm and from the lower edge (DC) is 30 cm. This
can also be written as (20, 30), where 20 represents the perpendicular distance of the lamp from edge
AD and 30 represents the perpendicular distance of the lamp from edge DC.
Q2 :

(Street Plan): A city has two main roads which cross each other at the centre of the city. These
two roads are along the North-South direction and East-West direction.
All the other streets of the city run parallel to these roads and are 200 m apart. There are about
5 streets in each direction. Using 1 cm = 100 m, draw a model of the city on your notebook
Represent the roads/streets by single lines.
There are many cross-streets in your model. A particular cross-street is made by two streets, one
running in the North-South direction and another in the East-West direction. Each cross street
is referred to in the following manner: If the 2nd street running in the North-South direction and
5th in the East-West direction meet at some crossing, then we will call this cross-street (2, 5).
Using this convention, find:
(i) How many cross - streets can be referred to as (4, 3).
(ii) How many cross - streets can be referred to as (3, 4).
Answer :

Both the cross-streets are marked in the above figure. It can be observed that there is only one crossstreet which can be referred as (4, 3), and again, only one which can be referred as (3, 4).

Exercise 3.2 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 60


Q1 :
Write the answer of each of the following questions:
(i) What is the name of horizontal and the vertical lines drawn to determine the position of any
point in the Cartesian plane?
(ii) What is the name of each part of the plane formed by these two lines?

(iii) Write the name of the point where these two lines intersect.
Answer :
(i) The name of horizontal lines and vertical lines drawn to determine the position of any point in the
Cartesian plane is x-axis and y-axis respectively.
(ii) The name of each part of the plane formed by these two lines, x-axis and y-axis, is quadrant (onefourth part).
(iii) The name of the point where these two lines intersect is the origin.
Q2 :
See the given figure, and write the following:
(i) The coordinates of B.
(ii) The coordinates of C.
(iii) The point identified by the coordinates
(iv) The point identified by the coordinates
(v) The abscissa of the point D.
(vi) The ordinate of the point H.
(vii) The coordinates of the point L.
(viii) The coordinates of the point M

Answer :
i.

(i) The x-coordinate and the y-coordinate of point B are -5 and 2 respectively. Therefore, the
coordinates of point B are (-5, 2).

i.

(ii) The x-coordinate and the y-coordinate of point C are 5 and -5 respectively. Therefore, the
coordinates of point C are (5, -5).

i.

(iii) The point whose x-coordinate and y-coordinate are -3 and -5 respectively is point E.

i.

(iv) The point whose x-coordinate and y-coordinate are 2 and -4 respectively is point G.

i.

(v) The x-coordinate of point D is 6. Therefore, the abscissa of point D is 6.

i.

(vi) The y-coordinate of point H is -3. Therefore, the ordinate of point H is -3.

i.

(vii) The x-coordinate and the y-coordinate of point L are 0 and 5 respectively. Therefore, the
coordinates of point L are (0, 5).

i.

(viii) The x-coordinate and the y-coordinate of point M are -3 and 0 respectively. Therefore,
the coordinates of point M is (-3, 0).

Exercise 3.3 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 65


Q1 :
In which quadrant or on which axis do each of the points

and

lie? Verify your answer by locating them on the Cartesian plane.


Answer :

The point
lies in the IInd quadrant in the Cartesian plane because for point
is negative and y-coordinate is positive.
Again, the point
lies in the IVth quadrant in the Cartesian plane because for point
coordinate is positive and y-coordinate is negative.
The point
lies on negative x-axis because for point
and the value of x-coordinate is negative.
The point

lies in the Ist quadrant as for point

, x-

, the value of y-coordinate is zero

, both x and y are positive.

The point
lies in the IIIrd quadrant in the Cartesian plane because for point
and y are negative.
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, x-coordinate

, both x

Q2 :
Plot the point (x, y) given in the following table on the plane, choosing suitable units of distance
on the axis.

-2

-1

1.25

-1

Answer :
The given points can be plotted on the Cartesian plane as follows.

Answer :
It is known that,

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(vi)

Q7 :
Evaluate the following using suitable identities:
(i) (99)3 (ii) (102)3 (iii) (998)3

Answer :
It is known that,

(i) (99)3 = (100 - 1)3


= (100)3 - (1)3 - 3(100) (1) (100 - 1)
= 1000000 - 1 - 300(99)
= 1000000 - 1 - 29700
= 970299
(ii) (102)3 = (100 + 2)3
= (100)3 + (2)3 + 3(100) (2) (100 + 2)
= 1000000 + 8 + 600 (102)
= 1000000 + 8 + 61200
= 1061208
(iii) (998)3= (1000 - 2)3
= (1000)3 - (2)3 - 3(1000) (2) (1000 - 2)
= 1000000000 - 8 - 6000(998)
= 1000000000 - 8 - 5988000
= 1000000000 - 5988008
= 994011992

Q8 :
Factorise each of the following:
(i)
(iii)

(v)

Answer :
It is known that,

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(ii)
(iv)

(v)

Q9 :
Verify:
(i)
(ii)
Answer :
(i) It is known that,

(ii) It is known that,

Q10 :
Factorise each of the following:
(i)
(ii)
[Hint: See question 9.]
Answer :
(i)

(ii)

Q11 :
Factorise:

Answer :
It is known that,

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Q12 :

Verify that
Answer :
It is known that,

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Q13 :
If x + y + z = 0, show that
Answer :
It is known that,

Put x + y + z = 0,

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Q14 :
Without actually calculating the cubes, find the value of each of the following:
(i)
(ii)
Answer :
(i)
Let x = - 12, y = 7, and z = 5
It can be observed that,
x + y + z = - 12 + 7 + 5 = 0
It is known that if x + y + z = 0, then

= - 1260

(ii)
Let x = 28, y = - 15, and z = - 13
It can be observed that,

x + y + z = 28 + ( - 15) + ( - 13) = 28 - 28 = 0
It is known that if x + y + z = 0, then

Q15 :
Give possible expressions for the length and breadth of each of thefollowing rectangles, in which
their areas are given:

Answer :
Area = Length Breadth
The expression given for the area of the rectangle has to be factorised. One of its factors will be its
length and the other will be its breadth.
(i)

Therefore, possible length = 5a - 3


And, possible breadth = 5a - 4
(ii)

Therefore, possible length = 5y + 4


And, possible breadth = 7y - 3
Q16 :
What are the possible expressions for the dimensions of the cuboids whose volumes are given
below?

Answer :
Volume of cuboid = Length Breadth Height
The expression given for the volume of the cuboid has to be factorised. One of its factors will be its
length, one will be its breadth, and one will be its height.
(i)
One of the possible solutions is as follows.
Length = 3, Breadth = x, Height = x - 4
(ii)

One of the possible solutions is as follows.


Length = 4k, Breadth = 3y + 5, Height = y - 1

Exercise 4.1 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 68


Q1 :
The cost of a notebook is twice the cost of a pen. Write a linear equation in two variables to
represent this statement.

(Take the cost of a notebook to be Rs x and that of a pen to be Rs y.)


Answer :
Let the cost of a notebook and a pen be x and y respectively.
Cost of notebook = 2 * Cost of pen
x = 2y
x - 2y = 0
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Q2 :
Express the following linear equations in the form ax + by + c = 0 and indicate the values of a, b,
c in each case:

(i)

(ii)

(iii) - 2x + 3 y = 6

(iv) x = 3y (v) 2x = - 5y (vi) 3x + 2 = 0


(vii) y - 2 = 0 (viii) 5 = 2x
Answer :
(i)
=0
Comparing this equation with ax + by + c = 0,
a = 2, b = 3,

(ii)
Comparing this equation with ax + by + c = 0,

a = 1, b =

,c = - 10

(iii) - 2x + 3 y = 6
- 2x + 3 y - 6 = 0

Comparing this equation with ax + by + c = 0,


a = - 2, b = 3, c = - 6
(iv) x = 3y
1x - 3y + 0 = 0
Comparing this equation with ax + by + c = 0,
a = 1, b = - 3, c = 0
(v) 2x = - 5y
2x + 5y + 0 = 0
Comparing this equation with ax + by + c = 0,
a = 2, b = 5, c = 0
(vi) 3x + 2 = 0
3x + 0.y + 2 = 0
Comparing this equation with ax + by + c = 0,
a = 3, b = 0, c = 2
(vii) y - 2 = 0
0.x + 1.y - 2 = 0
Comparing this equation with ax + by + c = 0,
a = 0, b = 1, c = - 2
(vii) 5 = 2x
- 2x + 0.y + 5 = 0
Comparing this equation with ax + by + c = 0,
a = - 2, b = 0, c = 5
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Exercise 4.2 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 70


Q1 :
Which one of the following options is true, and why?

y = 3x + 5 has
(i) a unique solution, (ii) only two solutions, (iii) infinitely many solutions
Answer :
y = 3x + 5 is a linear equation in two variables and it has infinite possible solutions. As for every value
of x, there will be a value of y satisfying the above equation and vice-versa.
Hence, the correct answer is (iii).
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Q2 :
Write four solutions for each of the following equations:
(i) 2x + y = 7 (ii) x + y = 9 (iii) x = 4y
Answer :
(i) 2x + y = 7
For x = 0,
2(0) + y = 7
y=7
Therefore, (0, 7) is a solution of this equation.
For x = 1,
2(1) + y = 7
y=5
Therefore, (1, 5) is a solution of this equation.
For x = - 1,
2( - 1) + y = 7
y=9
Therefore, ( - 1, 9) is a solution of this equation.
For x = 2,
2(2) + y = 7

y = 3
Therefore, (2, 3) is a solution of this equation.
(ii) x + y = 9
For x = 0,
(0) + y = 9
y=9
Therefore, (0, 9) is a solution of this equation.
For x = 1,
(1) + y = 9
y = 9 -
Therefore, (1, 9 - ) is a solution of this equation.
For x = 2,
(2) + y = 9
y = 9 - 2
Therefore, (2, 9 - 2) is a solution of this equation.
For x = - 1,
( - 1) + y = 9
y=9+
( - 1, 9 + ) is a solution of this equation.
(iii) x = 4y
For x = 0,
0 = 4y
y=0
Therefore, (0, 0) is a solution of this equation.
For y = 1,
x = 4(1) = 4

Therefore, (4, 1) is a solution of this equation.


For y = - 1,
x = 4( - 1)
x=-4
Therefore, ( - 4, - 1) is a solution of this equation.
For x = 2,
2 = 4y

Therefore,

is a solution of this equation.

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Q3 :
Check which of the following are solutions of the equation x - 2y = 4 and which are not:
(i) (0, 2 (ii) (2, 0) (iii) (4, 0)
(iv)

(v) (1, 1)

Answer :
(i) (0, 2)
Putting x = 0 and y = 2 in the L.H.S of the given equation,
x - 2y = 0 - 22 = - 4 4
L.H.S R.H.S
Therefore, (0, 2) is not a solution of this equation.
(ii) (2, 0)
Putting x = 2 and y = 0 in the L.H.S of the given equation,
x - 2y = 2 - 2 0 = 2 4
L.H.S R.H.S

Therefore, (2, 0) is not a solution of this equation.


(iii) (4, 0)
Putting x = 4 and y = 0 in the L.H.S of the given equation,
x - 2y = 4 - 2(0)
= 4 = R.H.S
Therefore, (4, 0) is a solution of this equation.
(iv)
Putting

and

in the L.H.S of the given equation,

L.H.S R.H.S
Therefore,

is not a solution of this equation.

(v) (1, 1)
Putting x = 1 and y = 1 in the L.H.S of the given equation,
x - 2y = 1 - 2(1) = 1 - 2 = - 1 4
L.H.S R.H.S
Therefore, (1, 1) is not a solution of this equation.
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Q4 :
Find the value of k, if x = 2, y = 1 is a solution of the equation 2x + 3y = k.
Answer :
Putting x = 2 and y = 1 in the given equation,
2x + 3y = k
2(2) + 3(1) = k
4+3=k

k=7
Therefore, the value of k is 7.
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Exercise 4.3 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 74


Q1 :
Draw the graph of each of the following linear equations in two variables:
(i)

(ii)

(iii) y = 3x (iv) 3 = 2x + y

Answer :
(i)
It can be observed that x = 0, y = 4 and x = 4, y = 0 are solutions of the above equation. Therefore, the
solution table is as follows.

The graph of this equation is constructed as follows.

(ii)
It can be observed that x = 4, y = 2 and x = 2, y = 0 are solutions of the above equation. Therefore, the
solution table is as follows.

The graph of the above equation is constructed as follows.

(iii) y = 3x
It can be observed that x = - 1, y = - 3 and x = 1, y = 3 are solutions of the above equation. Therefore,
the solution table is as follows.

-1

-3

The graph of the above equation is constructed as follows.

(iv) 3 = 2x + y
It can be observed that x = 0, y = 3 and x = 1, y = 1 are solutions of the above equation. Therefore, the
solution table is as follows.

The graph of this equation is constructed as follows.

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Q2 :
Give the equations of two lines passing through (2, 14). How many more such lines are there,
and why?
Answer :

It can be observed that point (2, 14) satisfies the equation 7x - y = 0 and
x - y + 12 = 0.
Therefore, 7x - y = 0 and x - y + 12 = 0 are two lines passing through point (2, 14).
As it is known that through one point, infinite number of lines can pass through, therefore, there are
infinite lines of such type passing through the given point.
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Q3 :
If the point (3, 4) lies on the graph of the equation 3y = ax + 7, find the value of a.

Answer :
Putting x = 3 and y = 4 in the given equation,
3y = ax + 7
3 (4) = a (3) + 7
5 = 3a

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Q4 :
The taxi fare in a city is as follows: For the first kilometre, the fares is Rs 8 and for the
subsequent distance it is Rs 5 per km. Taking the distance covered as x km and total fare as Rs
y, write a linear equation for this information, and draw its graph.
Answer :
Total distance covered = x km
Fare for 1st kilometre = Rs 8
Fare for the rest of the distance = Rs (x - 1) 5
Total fare = Rs [8 + (x - 1) 5]

y = 8 + 5x - 5
y = 5x + 3
5x - y + 3 = 0

It can be observed that point (0, 3) and


solutions of this equation.

satisfies the above equation. Therefore, these are the

The graph of this equation is constructed as follows.

Here, it can be seen that variable x and y are representing the distance covered and the fare paid for
that distance respectively and these quantities may not be negative. Hence, only those values of x and
y which are lying in the 1st quadrant will be considered.
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Q5 :
From the choices given below, choose the equation whose graphs are given in the given figures.

For the first figure

For the second figure

(i)

y=x

(i)

y = x +2

(ii)

x+y=0

(ii)

y=x-2

(iii)

y = 2x

(iii)

y=-x+2

(iv)

2 + 3y = 7x

(iv)

x + 2y = 6

Answer :

Points on the given line are (-1, 1), (0, 0), and (1, -1).
It can be observed that the coordinates of the points of the graph satisfy the equation x + y = 0.
Therefore, x + y = 0 is the equation corresponding to the graph as shown in the first figure.
Hence, (ii) is the correct answer.

Points on the given line are (-1, 3), (0, 2), and (2, 0). It can be observed that the coordinates of the
points of the graph satisfy the equation y = - x + 2.
Therefore, y = - x + 2 is the equation corresponding to the graph shown in the second figure.
Hence, (iii) is the correct answer.
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Q6 :
If the work done by a body on application of a constant force is directly proportional to the
distance travelled by the body, express this in the form of an equation in two variables and draw
the graph of the same by taking the constant force as 5 units. Also read from the graph the work
done when the distance travelled by the body is
(i) 2 units (ii) 0 units

Answer :
Let the distance travelled and the work done by the body be x and y respectively.
Work done distance travelled
yx
y = kx
Where, k is a constant
If constant force is 5 units, then work done y = 5x
It can be observed that point (1, 5) and (-1, -5) satisfy the above equation. Therefore, these are the
solutions of this equation. The graph of this equation is constructed as follows.

(i)From the graphs, it can be observed that the value of y corresponding to x = 2 is 10. This implies
that the work done by the body is 10 units when the distance travelled by it is 2 units.
(ii) From the graphs, it can be observed that the value of y corresponding to x = 0 is 0. This implies
that the work done by the body is 0 units when the distance travelled by it is 0 unit.
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Q7 :
Yamini and Fatima, two students of Class IX of a school, together contributed Rs 100 towards
the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to help the earthquake victims. Write a linear equation which
satisfies this data. (You may take their contributions as Rs x and Rs y.) Draw the graph of the
same.
Answer :
Let the amount that Yamini and Fatima contributed be x and y respectively towards the Prime
Minister's Relief fund.
Amount contributed by Yamini + Amount contributed by Fatima = 100
x + y = 100
It can be observed that (100, 0) and (0, 100) satisfy the above equation. Therefore, these are the
solutions of the above equation. The graph is constructed as follows.

Here, it can be seen that variable x and y are representing the amount contributed by Yamini and
Fatima respectively and these quantities cannot be negative. Hence, only those values of x and y
which are lying in the 1st quadrant will be considered.
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Q8 :
In countries like USA and Canada, temperature is measured in Fahrenheit, whereas in
countries like India, it is measured in Celsius. Here is a linear equation that converts Fahrenheit
to Celsius:

(i) Draw the graph of the linear equation above using Celsius for x-axis and Fahrenheit for yaxis.
(ii) If the temperature is 30C, what is the temperature in Fahrenheit?
(iii) If the temperature is 95F, what is the temperature in Celsius?
(iv) If the temperature is 0C, what is the temperature in Fahrenheit and if the temperature is
0F, what is the temperature in Celsius?
(v) Is there a temperature which is numerically the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius? If yes,
find it.
Answer :

(i)
It can be observed that points (0, 32) and ( - 40, - 40) satisfy the given equation. Therefore, these
points are the solutions of this equation.
The graph of the above equation is constructed as follows.

(ii) Temperature = 30C

Therefore, the temperature in Fahrenheit is 86F.


(iii) Temperature = 95F

Therefore, the temperature in Celsius is 35C.


(

iv)

If C = 0C, then

Therefore, if C = 0C, then F = 32F


If F = 0F, then

Therefore, if F = 0F, then C = - 17.8C

(v)
Here, F = C

Yes, there is a temperature, - 40, which is numerically the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius.
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Exercise 4.4 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 77


Q1 :
Give the geometric representation of y = 3 as an equation
(I) in one variable
(II) in two variables
Answer :

In one variable, y = 3 represents a point as shown in following figure.

In two variables, y = 3 represents a straight line passing through point (0, 3) and parallel to x-axis. It is
a collection of all points of the plane, having their y-coordinate as 3.

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Q2 :
Give the geometric representations of 2x + 9 = 0 as an equation
(1) in one variable
(2) in two variables
Answer :

(1) In one variable, 2x + 9 = 0 represents a point

as shown in the following figure.

(2) In two variables, 2x + 9 = 0 represents a straight line passing through point


( - 4.5, 0) and parallel to y-axis. It is a collection of all points of the plane, having their x-coordinate as
4.5.