# Pair Of Linear Equations In Two Variables

#### Question 4:

Form the pair of linear equations in the following problems and find their solutions (if they exist) by any algebraic method:

(i)A part of monthly hostel charges is fixed and the remaining depends on the number of days one has taken food in the mess. When a student A takes food for 20 days she has to pay Rs 1000 as hostel charges whereas a student B, who takes food for 26 days, pays Rs 1180 as hostel charges. Find the fixed charges and the cost of food per day.

(ii)A fraction becomeswhen 1 is subtracted from the numerator and it becomeswhen 8 is added to its denominator. Find the fraction.

(iii)Yash scored 40 marks in a test, getting 3 marks for each right answer and losing 1 mark for each wrong answer. Had 4 marks been awarded for each correct answer and 2 marks been deducted for each incorrect answer, then Yash would have scored 50 marks. How many questions were there in the test?

(iv) Places A and B are 100 km apart on a highway. One car starts from A and another from B at the same time. If the cars travel in the same direction at different speeds, they meet in 5 hours. If they travel towards each other, they meet in 1 hour. What are the speeds of the two cars?

(v)The area of a rectangle gets reduced by 9 square units, if its length is reduced by 5 units and breadth is increased by 3 units. If we increase the length by 3 units and the breadth by 2 units, the area increases by 67 square units. Find the dimensions of the rectangle.

#### Answer:

(i)Let *x* be the fixed charge of the food and *y* be the charge for food per day.

According to the given information,

Subtracting equation (1) from equation (2), we obtain

Substituting this value in equation (1), we obtain

Hence, fixed charge = Rs 400

And charge per day = Rs 30

(ii)Let the fraction be .

According to the given information,

Subtracting equation (1) from equation (2), we obtain

Putting this value in equation (1), we obtain

Hence, the ...

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