# Gujarat Board Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4 Quadratic Equations Ex 4.3

Gujarat Board Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4 Quadratic Equations Ex 4.3

## Gujarat Board Textbook Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 4 Quadratic Equations Ex 4.3

Question 1.±

Find the roots of the following quadratic equations, if they exist by the method of completing the square:

Solution

Question 2.

Find the roots of the quadratic equations given in Q.1, above by applying the quadratic formula.

Solution:

(i)

We have,

2x^{2} – 7x + 3 = 0

Here, a = 2, b = – 7 and c = 3

Now, b^{2} – 4ac = (7)^{2} – 4 (2)(3)

= 49 – 24 = 25

Since, b^{2} – 4ac > 0

Therefore, the quadratic equation 2x^{2} – 7x + 3 = 0

has distinct roots i.e., α and β

Now,

Therefore, the required roots are 3 and 1/2

(ii)

We have,

2x^{2} + x – 4 = 0

Here, a = 2, b = l and c = – 4

Now, b^{2} – 4ac = (1)^{2} – 4(2)(-4)

= 1 + 32 = 33

Since, b^{2} – 4ac > 0

Therefore, the quadratic equation 2x^{2} + x – 4 = 0 has distinct roots i.e., α and β

Now,

(iv)

We have,

2x^{2} + x + 4 = 0.

Here, a = 2, b = 1 and c = 4

Now, b^{2} – 4ac =(1)^{2} – 4(2)(4)

= 1 – 32 = – 31

Since, b^{2} – 4ac < 0

Therefore, the quadratic equation 2x^{2} + x + 4 = 0 has no real roots.

Question 3.

Find the roots of the gollowing equations:

solution:

(ii)

We have

So the roots of the equation are 2 and 1.

Question 4.

The sum of the reciprocals of Rehman’s age (in years) 3 years ago and 5 years from now is Find his present age.

Solution:

Let the present age of Rehman be x years.

3 years ago, his age was (x – 3) years and

5 years from now his age will be (x +5) years.

Now, according to the given problem, we have

x^{2} + 2x – 15 = 3(2x + 2)

x^{2} + 2x – 15 = 6x +6

x^{2} + 2x – 6x – 15 – 6 = 0

x^{2} – 4x – 21 = 0

x^{2} – 7x + 3x – 21 = 0

x (x – 7) + 3(x – 7) = 0

(x – 7)(x + 3) = 0

x – 7 = 0 or x + 3 = 0

x = 7 or x = – 3

But age cannot be -ve.

x = 7.

Hence, the present age of Rehman = 7 years.

Question 5.

In a class, the sum of Shefali’s marks in Mathematics and English is 30. Had she got 2 marks more in Mathematics and 3 marks less in English, the product would have been 210. Find her marks in the two subjects.

Solution:

Let marks got by Shefali in Mathematics = x

Then, marks got by her in English = (30 – x)

Now, according to the given problem, we have

(x+ 2)(30 – x – 3) = 210

(x + 2)(27 – x) = 210

27x – x^{2} + 54 – 2x – 210 = 0

– x^{2} + 25 x -156 = 0

x^{2} – 25 x + 156 = 0

x^{2} – 13x – 12x + 156 = 0

x(x – 13) – 12(x – 13) = 0

(x – 13)(x – 12) = 0

x – 13 = 0 or x – 12 = 0

x = 13 or x = 12

Hence, if marks got by Shefali in Mathematics 13

then marks got by her in English 30 – 13 = 17

and if marks got by Shefali in Mathematics = 12,

then marks got by her in English = 30 – 12 = 18.

Question 6.

The diagonal of a rectangular field is 60 metres more than the shorter side. If the longer side is 30 metres more than the shorter side, find the sides of the field.

Solution:

Let the shorter side of the field = x m

Then, longer side of the field = (x + 30) m and

diagonal of the field = (x + 60) m

Now, in right MBC, by Pythagoras theorem,

We have

AB^{2}+ BC^{2} = AC^{2}

(x + 30)^{2} + x^{2} = (x + 60)^{2}

x^{2} + 60 x +900 + x^{2} = x^{2} + 120x + 3600

2x^{2} + 60x + 900 = x^{2} + 120x + 3600

2x^{2} + 60x – 120x + 900 – 3600 = 0

x^{2} – 60x – 2700 = 0

which is a quadratic equation in X.

We can solve it by factorization method

x^{2} – 60x – 2700 = 0

x^{2} – 90x + 30x – 2700 = 0

x(x – 90) + 30(x – 90) = 0

(x + 30) + (x – 90) = 0

x + 30 = 0 or x – 90 = 0

x = -30 or x = 90

But x = – 30 is not possible because aide cannot be negative.

x = 90

So, breadth of the rectangle = 90 m and length

of the rectangle = 90 + 30 = 120 m.

Question 7.

A train travels 360 km at a uniform speed. If the speed had been 5 km/h more, would have taken 1 hour less for the sanie journey. Find the speed of the train.

Solution:

Let the speed of the train = x km/h

Distance = 360 km

Time taken to cover 360 km

x^{2} + 5x = 1800

x^{2} + 5x – 1800 = 0

which is a quadratic equation in x. It can be solved by factorization method.

x^{2} + 45x – 40x – 1800 = 0

x (x + 45) – 40(x + 45) = 0

– (x + 45)(x – 40) = 0

x + 45 = 0 or x – 40 = 0

x = – 45 or x = 40

But speed of the train cannot be -ve.

x = 40

Hence, speed of the train = 40 km/h.

Question 8.

Two water taps together can fill a tank in hours. The larger tap takes 10 hours less than the smaller one to fill the tank separately. Find the time in which each tap can separately fill the tank.

Solution:

Question 9.

An express train takes 1 hour less than a passenger train to travel 132 km between Mysore and Bangalore (without taking

into consideration the time they stop at intermediate stations). If the average speed of the express train is 11 km/h more than that of the passenger train, find the average speed of the two trains.

Solution:

Question 10.

Sum of the area of the two squares is 468 m^{2}. If the difference of their perimeters is 24 m, find the sides of the two squares.

Solution:

Let the side of first square = x m

and the side of second square = y m

Then, the area of first square = x^{2} m^{2}

and the area of second square = y^{2} m^{2}

Perimeter of the first square = 4x m

and perimeter of the second square = 4y m

x^{2} + y^{2} = 468 ……………. (1)

and 4x – 4y = 24

x – y = 6 ……………(2)

From equation (2), we get

x = 6 + y …………..(3)

Putting this value of x in (1), we get

(6 + y)^{2} + y^{2} = 468

36 + 12y + y^{2} + y^{2} = 468

2y^{2} + 12y + 36 – 468 = 0

= 2y ^{2} + 12y – 432 = 0

y^{2} + 6y – 216 = 0

which is a quadratic equation in y.

We can solve this equation by quadratic formula.

Here,

a = 1, b = 6, c = – 216

D = b^{2} – 4ac

= (6)^{2} – 4 x 1 x ( – 216)

= 36 + 864 = 900

But the side of a square cannot be – ve.

y = 12

Putting this value ofy in (3), we get

x = 6 + 12 = 18

Hence, the side of the first square = 18 m

and the side of the second square = 12 m.

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