# GSEB Solutions Class 7 Maths Chapter 4 Simple Equations InText Questions

Gujarat Board GSEB Textbook Solutions Class 7 Maths Chapter 4 Simple Equations InText Questions and Answers.

## Gujarat Board Textbook Solutions Class 7 Maths Chapter 4 Simple Equations InText Questions Try These (Page 78)

Question 1.
The value of the expression (10y – 20) depends on the value of y. Verify this by giving five different values to y and finding for each y the value of (10y – 20). From the different values of (10y – 20) you obtain, do you see a solution to 10y – 20 = 50? If there is no solution, try giving more values to y and find whether the condition 10y – 20 = 50 is met.
Solution: Thus, the condition 10y – 20 is true for y = 7.

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Question 1.
Write atleast one other form for each equation (ii), (iii) and (iv) of Example 2 on Page 80.
Solution:
Statement of other form of the equation: (a) Taking away 4 from five times p gives 16.
(b) Add 9 to four times n to get 45.
(c) Add 8 to one-third of m to get 17. Try These (Page 88)

Question 1.
Start with the same step x = 5 and make two different equations. Ask two of your classmates to solve the equations. Check whether they get the solution x = 5.
Solution:
I. x = 5
Multiplying both sides by 2, we have
2x = 10
Adding 6 to both sides, we have
or 2x + 6 = 10 + 6
or 2x + 6 = 16 is an equation.

II. x = 5
Dividing both sides by 3, we have
$$\frac { x }{ 3 }$$ = $$\frac { 5 }{ 3 }$$
Subtracting 2 from both sides, we have
$$\frac { x }{ 3 }$$ – 2 = $$\frac { 5 }{ 3 }$$
or $$\frac { x }{ 3 }$$ – 2 = $$\frac { 5-6 }{ 3 }$$ = $$\frac { -1 }{ 3 }$$
Thus, $$\frac { x }{ 3 }$$ – 2 = $$\frac { -1 }{ 3 }$$ is an equation. Solution to I
2x + 6 = 16
Subtracting 6 from both sides, we have
2x + 6 – 6 = 16 – 6
or 2x = 10
Dividing both sides by 2, we have
$$\frac { 2x }{ 2 }$$ = $$\frac { 10 }{ 2 }$$
Solution to II
$$\frac { x }{ 3 }$$ – 2 = $$\frac { – 1 }{ 3 }$$
Adding 2 to both sides, we have
$$\frac { x }{ 3 }$$ – 2 + 2 = $$\frac { -1 }{ 3 }$$ + 2 or $$\frac { x }{ 3 }$$ = $$\frac { 5 }{ 3 }$$
Multiplying both sides by 3, we have
$$\frac { x }{ 3 }$$ x 3 = $$\frac { 5 }{ 3 }$$ x 3 or x = 5 Try These (Page 88)

Question 1.
Try to make two number puzzles, one with the solution 11 and another with 100.
Solution:
I. A puzzle having the solution as 11:
Think of a number. Multiply it by 3 and add 7. Tell me the sum.
If the sum is 40, then the number is 11.

II. A puzzle having the solution as 100:
Think of a number. Divide it by 4 and add 5. Tell me what you get.
If you get 30, then the number is 100.

Note: Instead of making the same operation on both sides, we can move a number from one side to another by changing its sign from (+) to (-) and (-) to (+). This is called ‘transposing a number’. Thus, transposing a number is the same as adding or subtracting the number from both sides. In doing so, the sign of the number has to be changed.

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Question 1.
(i) When you multiply a number by 6 and subtract 5 from the product, you get 7. Can you tell what the number is?
(ii) What is that number one-third of which added to 5 gives 8?
Solution:
(i) Let the number be x.
∴ Multiply the number by 6, we have 6x. Now, according to the condition, we have
6x – 5 = 7
Transposing 5 from L.H.S. to R.H.S., we have
6x = 7 + 5 = 12
Dividing both sides by 6, we have
$$\frac { 6x }{ 6 }$$ = $$\frac { 12 }{ 6 }$$
or x = 2
∴ The required number = 2

(ii) Let the required number be x.
∵ One-third of the number = $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$x
∴ According to the condition, we have
5 + $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$x = 8
Transposing 5 from L.H.S. to R.H.S., we have 1
$$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$x = 8 – 5 = 3
Multiplying both sides by 3, we have
3 x $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$ = 3 x 3
or x = 9
Thus, the required number = 9. Try These (Page 90)

Question 1.
There are two types of boxes containing mangoes. Each box of the larger type contains 4 more mangoes than the number of mangoes contained in 8 boxes of the smaller type. Each larger box contains 100 mangoes. Find the number of mangoes contained in the smaller box?
Solution:
Let the number of mangoes contained in the smaller box be x.
∴ Number of mangoes in 8 smaller boxes = 8x Now, according to the condition, we have 8x + 4 = 100
Transposing 4 to R.H.S., we have
8x = 100 – 4
or 8x = 96
Dividing both sides by 8, we have
$$\frac { 8x }{ 8 }$$ = $$\frac { 96 }{ 8 }$$
or x = 12
Thus, the number of mangoes in the smaller box = 12.