**Collins Maths Solutions Class 7 Chapter 2 Rational Numbers**

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**Rational Numbers Exercise 2.1 Solution :**

**Question no – (1) **

**Solution : **

**(a)** Numerator = 1

Denominator = 5

**(b)** Numerator = -11

Denominator = 13

**(c)** Numerator = -14

Denominator = -15

**(d)** Numerator = 7

Denominator = – 8

**(e)** Numerator = 5

Denominator = 1

**Question no – (2) **

**Solution : **

**(a)** Given statement is **False**

**(b)** Given statement is **True**

**(c)** Given statement is **True**

**(d)** Given statement is **False**

**(e)** Given statement is **True**

**Question no – (3) **

**Solution : **

**(a) -18**

= – 36/2

**(b) 29**

= 87/3

**(c) -101**

= -201/2

**(d) 315**

= 6 30/2

**(e) – 1234**

= – 2468/2

**Question no – (5)**

**Solution :**

**(a) 29/-3**

= 5/-8

= 35/-56

**(b) 35/17**

= 5/-8

= 40/-64

**(c) -25/20**

= 5/-8

= 50/-80

**Question no – (7)**

**Solution :**

**(a)** 4/6 = 40/60

**(b)** 2/3 = 14/21

**(c)** 6/8 = 18/24

**(d)** 6/8 = 42/56

**Question no – (8) **

**Solution : **

**(a)** 4/9 = 8/18, 12/27, 16/36, 20/45

**(b)** -3/5 = -6/10, -9/15, -12/20, -15/25

**(c)** 8/-11 = 16/-22, 24/-33, 32/-44, 40/-55

**(d)** 7/-9 = 14/-18, 21/-27, 28/-36, 35/-45

**Question no – (9) **

**Solution : **

**(a)** 2/-14 = 1/-7

**(b)** -10/-8 = 5/4

**(c)** 32/288/7

**(d)** -16/20 = -4/5

**(e)** -24/80 = -6/20

= – 3/10

**(f)** 28/63 = 4/9

**Question no – (10) **

**Solution : **

**(a) -8/5 and 546/-35**

**∴** – 8 × (-35) = + 280

and (56 × 5) = 280

So, yes, it is equal.

**(b) -12/7 and 32/21**

**∴** (-12 × 21) = – 252

and, (32 × 7) = 224

So, it is not equal.

**(c) -7/3 and 84/-36**

**∴** (-7 × 36) = + 252

and, (3 × 84) = 252

So, Yes, it is Equal.

**Question no – (11) **

**Solution : **

**(a)** 25/125 = 100/625

**(b)** 34/84 l = 204/504

**Rational Numbers Exercise 2.2 Solution :**

**Question no – (1) **

**Solution :**

**(a) 5/9 and -4/9**

= 45 > -36

**∴** 5/9 > – 4/3

**(b) -4/7 and 5/-7**

= + 28 < 35

**∴** -4/7 < 5/-7

**(c) -3/7 and 0**

**∴** -3/7 < 0

**(d) 5/9 and -4/5**

= 25 > – 36

∴ 5/9 > -4/5

**(e) -8 and -11/2**

= -16 < – 11

**∴** -8 < -11/2

**Question no – (2) **

**Solution : **

**(a) 2/3, 4/5, 3/7**

L.C.M of 3, 5, 7 = 105

2/3 = 2 × 35/3 × 35 = 70/105

4/5 = 4 × 21/5 × 21 = 84/105

3/7 = 3 × 15/7 × 15 = 45/105

**∴** In ascending order,

= 3/7 < 2/3 < 4/5

**(b) 3/5, -7/10, -11/12, -13/-30**

**∴ **L.C.M is = 60

= 3/5 = 3 × 12/5 × 12 = 36/60

= -7/10 = -7 × 6/10 × 6 = -42/60

= -11/12 = -11 × 5/12× 5 = -55/60

= -13/-30 = -13 × (-2)/-30 × (-2) = 26/60

**∴** In ascending order,

= -11/12 < -7/10 < -13/-30 < 3/5

**(c) 2/3, 4/7, -8/3, 6/9**

L.C.M of 3,7,3 -9 is = 63

= 2/3 = 2 × 21/3 × 21 = 42/63

= 4/7 = 4 × 9/7 × 9 = 36/63

= -8/3 = -8 × 21/3× 21 = -42/63

= 6/-9 = 6 × (-7)/-9 × (-7) = -42/63

**∴** In ascending order,

= -8/3 < 6/-9 < 4/7 < 2/3

**(d) -8/9, 5/-2, 5/-6, -5/3**

L.C.M is = 18

= -8/9 = -8 × 2/9× 2 = -16/18

= 5/-2 = 5 × (9)/-2 × (9) = -45/18

= 5/-6 = 5 × (-3)/-6 × (-3) = -15/18

= -5/3 = -5 × 6/3 × 6 = -30/18

**∴** In ascending order,

= 5/-2 < -5/3 < -8/9 < 5/-6

**(e) -2/3, -7/18, -5/12, -4/9**

L.C.M is = 36

= -2/3 = -2 × 12/3 × 12 = -24/36

= -7/18 = -7× 2/18 × 2 = -14/36

= -5/12 = -5 × 3/12 × 3 = -15/36

= -4/9 = -4 × 4/9 × 4 = 16/36

**∴** In ascending order,

-2/3 < -4/9 < -5/12 < -7/18

**Question no – (3) **

**Solution : **

**(a) 4/9, -4/3, -7/-12, -11/24**

L.C.M is = 72

= 4/9 = 4 × 8 /9 × 8 = 32/72

= -4/3 = -4 × 24/3 × 24 = -96/72

= -7/-12 = – 7 × (-6) /- 12 × (-6) = 42/72

= -11/24 = -11 × 3/ 24 × 3 = -3372

**∴** In descending order,

= -7/12 > 4/9 > -11/24 > -4/3

**(b) 3/4, 5/-8, 3/-16, -5/-8**

L.C.M is = 169

= 3/4 = 3 × 4/4 × 4 = 12/16

= 5/-8 = 5 × (-2)/-8 × (-21) = -3/16

= 3/-16 = 3 × (-1)/-16 × (-1) = -3/16

= -5/-8

= -5

**Rational Numbers Exercise 2.3 Solution :**

**Question no – (1)**

**Solution : **

Five rational number between -2 and 2

-2 = – 10/5

2 = 10/5

Five rational number are,

= -9/5, -6/5, 1/5, 4/5, 8/5

**Question no – (2)**

**Solution : **

Six rational numbers between -3/11 and 8/11.

Six rational number are,

= -2/11, -1/11, 2/11, 4/11, 5/11, 6/11

**Question no – (3)**

**Solution : **

Three rational numbers 1/3 and 1/74

Three rational numbers are,

= 1/4, 1/5, 1/6

**Question no – (4)**

**Solution : **

Ten rational number between 4/5 and 2/7

4/5 and 2/7

= 4/5 = 4 × 7/5 × 7 = 28/35

= 2/7 = 2 × 8/7 × 8 = 10/35

**Rational numbers are, **11/35, 12/35, 13/35, 14/35, 15/35, 16/35, 17/35, 18/35, 19/35, 20/35, 21/35

**Rational Numbers Exercise 2.4 Solution :**

**Question no – (1) **

**Solution : **

**(a) 5/6 + (- 1/6)**

= 5/6 – 1/6

= 5 – 1/6

= 4/6

= 2/3

**(b) 9/17 + (-5/17)**

= 9/17 – 5/17

= 9 – 5/17

= 4/17

**(c) -17/15 + (-1/15)**

= 17/15 – 1/15

= – 17 – 1 /15

= -18/15

= -6/5

**(d) 5/6 + 7/9**

= 45 + 42/54

= 87/54

= 1 11/18

**(e) 5/8 + (-7/2)**

= 5/8 – 7/2

= 5 – 28/8

= – 23/8

= – 2 7/8

**(f) 7/-18 + 8/27**

= – 21 + 16/54

= -5/54

**Question no – (2) **

**Solution :**

**(a) 4/6 – (-7/9)**

= 4/6 + 7/9

= 12 + 14/18

= 26/18

= 13/9

= 1 4/9

**(b) 5/6 – 3/4**

= 10 -9/12

= 1/12

**(c) -3/8 – 1/4**

= -3 – 2/8

= -5/8

**(d) -5/26 – (-4/13)**

= – 5/26 + 4/13

= – 5 + 8/26

= 3/26

**(e) 13/15 – 12/625**

= 65 – 36/75

= 29/7

**(f) (-2/7) – (-3/-8)**

= -2/7 – 3/8

= -16 – 21/56

= -37/56

**Question no – (3) **

**Solution :**

**(a) 7/11 × 5/4**

= 35/44

**(b) -2/9 × 5/11**

= -10/99

**(c) 25/-9 × 3/-10**

= 5/+6

**(d) 16/-21 × 14/5**

= 32/-15

**(e) -12/5 × 10/-3**

= 4 × 10/5

= 8

**(f) 5/-18 × -9/20**

= 5/2 × 20

= 1/8

**Question no – (4) **

**Solution :**

**(a) 5 ÷ -5/7**

= 5 × 7/-5

= -7

**(b) -16/35 ÷ -15/14**

= 16/35 × 14/-15

= 32/75

**(c) -12/7 ÷ 18**

= 12/7 × 1/18

= -2/21

**(d) 4/9 ÷ -5/12**

= 4/9 × 12/-5

= 16/-15

**(e) -3/4 ÷ -6**

= – 3/4 × 1/6

= – 1/8

**(f) 2/3 ÷ -7/12**

= 2/3 × 12/-7

= 8/-7

**Rational Numbers Exercise 2.5 Solution :**

**Question no – (1) **

** Solution :**

(a), (c) and (d) are terminating decimal and (b), (e), (f) are non terminating decimal.

**Question no – (2)**

** Solution :**

**(a) 0.7**

= 7/9

**(b) 0.89**

= 89/99

**(c) 0.567**

= 567/999

**(d) 0.243**

= 243/900

**Question no – (3)**

** Solution :**

** Distance by A,**

= 7/9 + 1/3

= 7 + 3/9

= 10/9 km

**Distance by B**

= 3/4 + 1/5

= 15 + 4/20

= 19/20

Therefore, “A” travel more distance.

**Question no – (4)**

** Solution :**

Sugar sold,

= (75 3/4 × 1/4)

= 303/4 × 1/4

= 303/16 kg.

**∴** The shop keeper sold 303/16 kg sugar.

**Question no – (5)**

** Solution :**

Doses are there in bottle,

= 1 1/2 ÷ 3/14

= 3/2 × 14/3

= 7 dose

**∴ **There are 7 doses in the bottle.

**Question no – (6)**

** Solution :**

Difference in water level,

= |(2/3 – 4/5)|

= |10 – 12/15|

= 2/15

Therefore, the difference between two cups will be 2/15

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