# Comparing Quantities - Class 8 - Mathematics

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## Examples - Comparing Quantities | NCERT | Mathematics | Class 8

A picnic is being planned in a school for Class VII. Girls are $60 \%$ of the total number of students and are 18 in number.

To find the total number of students in Class VII based on the given information, we can set up an equation. If girls make up $60%$ of the total number of students and there are $18$ girls, we can express this as:

$$ 0.60 \times \text{Total Number of Students} = 18 $$

Solving for the total number of students, we have:

$$ \text{Total Number of Students} = \frac{18}{0.60} $$

By calculating this, we get:

$$ \text{Total Number of Students} = 30 $$

Hence, there are $30$ students in Class VII.

An item marked at â‚¹ 840 is sold for â‚¹ 714 . What is the discount and discount $\%$ ?

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Sign up now(Value Added Tax (VAT)) Waheeda bought an air cooler for â‚¹ 3300 including a tax of $10 \%$. Find the price of the air cooler before VAT was added.

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Salim bought an article for â‚¹ 784 which included GST of $12 \%$. What is the price of the article before GST was added?

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A sum of â‚¹ 10,000 is borrowed at a rate of interest $15 \%$ per annum for 2 years. Find the simple interest on this sum and the amount to be paid at the end of 2 years.

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Find CI on â‚¹ 12600 for 2 years at $10 \%$ per annum compounded annually.

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The population of a city was 20,000 in the year 1997. It increased at the rate of $5 \%$ p.a. Find the population at the end of the year 2000.

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A TV was bought at a price of â‚¹ 21,000 . After one year the value of the TV was depreciated by 5\% (Depreciation means reduction of value due to use and age of the item). Find the value of the TV after one year.

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## Exercise 7.1 - Comparing Quantities | NCERT | Mathematics | Class 8

Find the ratio of the following.

(a) Speed of a cycle $15 \mathrm{~km}$ per hour to the speed of scooter $30 \mathrm{~km}$ per hour.

(b) $5 \mathrm{~m}$ to $10 \mathrm{~km}$

(c) 50 paise to ₹5

To find the ratios, we need to make sure the units are consistent across each item being compared, and then simply divide the first quantity by the second.

**(a) Speed of a cycle ($15 , \mathrm{km/h}$) to the speed of a scooter ($30 , \mathrm{km/h}$):**

The units are already consistent (both in $\mathrm{km/h}$), so we can directly find the ratio by dividing:

$$\frac{15 , \mathrm{km/h}}{30 , \mathrm{km/h}} = 0.5$$

Thus, the ratio is $1:2$.

**(b) $5 , \mathrm{m}$ to $10 , \mathrm{km}$:**

To make the units consistent, we'll convert $10 , \mathrm{km}$ to meters (since $1 , \mathrm{km} = 1000 , \mathrm{m}$):

$$10 , \mathrm{km} = 10 \times 1000 , \mathrm{m} = 10000 , \mathrm{m} $$

Now, we can find the ratio:

$$\frac{5 , \mathrm{m}}{10000 , \mathrm{m}} = 0.0005$$

Thus, the ratio is $1:2000$.

**(c) 50 paise to ₹5:**

We need to express both quantities in the same unit. Since $1 , \mathrm{₹} = 100 , \mathrm{paise}$:

$$₹5 = 5 \times 100 , \mathrm{paise} = 500 , \mathrm{paise}$$

Now, we can find the ratio:

$$\frac{50 , \mathrm{paise}}{500 , \mathrm{paise}} = 0.1$$

Thus, the ratio is $1:10$.

Convert the following ratios to percentages.

(a) $3: 4$

(b) $2: 3$

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$72 \%$ of 25 students are interested in mathematics. How many are not interested in mathematics?

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A football team won 10 matches out of the total number of matches they played. If their win percentage was 40, then how many matches did they play in all?

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If Chameli had ₹600 left after spending $75 \%$ of her money, how much did she have in the beginning?

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If $60 \%$ people in a city like cricket, $30 \%$ like football and the remaining like other games, then what per cent of the people like other games? If the total number of people is 50 lakh, find the exact number who like each type of game.

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## Exercise 7.2 - Comparing Quantities | NCERT | Mathematics | Class 8

During a sale, a shop offered a discount of $10 \%$ on the marked prices of all the items. What would a customer have to pay for a pair of jeans marked at ₹ 1450 and two shirts marked at ₹ 850 each?

To find the total amount a customer has to pay for a pair of jeans and two shirts during a sale with a 10% discount, we perform the following steps:

Calculate the original total price of the items without the discount.

Calculate the discount amount based on the original total price.

Subtract the discount amount from the original total price to get the final price the customer pays.

Let's do the calculations:

### Original Total Price

Price of jeans: ₹ 1450

Price of one shirt: ₹ 850

Total price for two shirts: ₹ 850 * 2 = ₹ 1700

Total original price of jeans and shirts together: ₹ 1450 + ₹ 1700 = ₹ 3150

### Discount Amount

Discount: 10% of total original price = 0.10 * ₹ 3150 = ₹ 315

### Final Price After Discount

Final price = Original total price - Discount = ₹ 3150 - ₹ 315 = ₹ 2835

So, a customer would have to pay ₹ 2835 for a pair of jeans and two shirts during the sale.

The price of a TV is $₹13,000$. The sales tax charged on it is at the rate of $12 \%$. Find the amount that Vinod will have to pay if he buys it.

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Arun bought a pair of skates at a sale where the discount given was $20 \%$. If the amount he pays is ₹ 1,600 , find the marked price.

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I purchased a hair-dryer for ₹ 5,400 including $8 \%$ VAT. Find the price before VAT was added.

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An article was purchased for ₹ 1239 including GST of $18 \%$. Find the price of the article before GST was added?

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## Exercise 7.3 - Comparing Quantities | NCERT | Mathematics | Class 8

The population of a place increased to 54,000 in 2003 at a rate of $5 \%$ per annum

(i) Find the population in 2001.

(ii) what would be its population in 2005?

To determine the population at a certain year given an annual growth rate, we can use the formula related to exponential growth:

$$ P = P_0 (1 + r)^n $$

Where:

- $P$ is the future population
- $P_0$ is the initial population
- $r$ is the annual growth rate (expressed as a decimal)
- $n$ is the number of years

### For 2001 (2 years earlier than 2003)

Given the population in 2003 $(P)$ is 54,000 and the growth rate is $5% = 0.05$ per annum, we need to find the population in 2001, which is $n = -2$ years from 2003. Rearranging the formula to solve for $P_0$:

$$ P_0 = \frac{P}{(1 + r)^n} $$

Substituting in the given values:

$$ P_0 = \frac{54000}{(1 + 0.05)^{-2}} $$

$$ P_0 = \frac{54000}{(1.05)^{-2}} $$

$$ P_0 = 54000 \times (1.05)^2 $$

$$ P_0 = 54000 \times 1.1025 $$

$$ P_0 = 59535 $$

Therefore, the population in 2001 was approximately 59,535.

### For 2005 (2 years after 2003)

Now, we compute the population in 2005, which is $n = 2$ years after 2003 using the formula given by $P = P_0 (1 + r)^n$

Given:

- $P_0 = 54000$
- $n = 2$
- $r = 0.05$

Substituting these values into the formula:

$$ P = 54000 \times (1 + 0.05)^2 $$

$$ P = 54000 \times (1.05)^2 $$

$$ P = 54000 \times 1.1025 $$

$$ P = 59535 $$

So, the population in 2005 would also be approximately 59,535, which is clearly an error in my calculation. Let's correct the population calculation for 2005.

For 2005, the correct computation should be:

$$ P = 54000 \times (1.05)^2 $$

Let's correctly compute the population for 2005.

### Correct Calculation for 2005

$$ P = 54000 \times (1.05)^2 $$

$$ P = 54000 \times 1.1025 $$

$$ P = 59670 $$

Thus, the corrected population in 2005 would be approximately 59,670, not 59,535 as incorrectly repeated earlier.

Apologies for the confusion. The correct population for 2005 based on a $5%$ growth rate would indeed be higher than that for 2003, calculated correctly as approximately 59,670.

In a Laboratory, the count of bacteria in a certain experiment was increasing at the rate of $2.5 \%$ per hour. Find the bacteria at the end of 2 hours if the count was initially 5,06,000.

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A scooter was bought at $₹ 42,000$. Its value depreciated at the rate of $8 \%$ per annum. Find its value after one year.