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## Unitary Method Inverse Variation Worksheet

**I. **Raju can complete work in 5 days working 8 hours per day. If he works 10 hours per day, how many days will he take to complete the work?

**Solution:**

Given that,

No. of days Raju can complete work by working 8 hours per day=5 days

This is an inverse proportion because lesser hours per day-> more days to complete the work.

8 hours per day -> 5 days to complete the work.

1 hour per day -> 8× 5=40

10 hours per day -> 40/10=4

Therefore, Raju can complete the work in 4 days by working 10 hours per day.

**II. **Alekya takes 30 days to reduce 2 kilograms of his weight by doing 30 minutes of exercise per day. If he does exercise for 1 hour 40 minutes per day, how many days will he take to reduce the same weight?

**Solution:**

Given that,

No. of days required to reduce 2 kilograms by doing 30 minutes exercise=30 days

Total minutes in 30 days=30 × 30=900 minutes

So 900 minutes of exercise are required to reduce 2 kilograms weight.

Also given, Alekya did exercise for 1 hour 40 minutes.

1 hour 40 minutes=100 minutes

No. of days required=900/100=9 days

Therefore, 9 days are required to reduce 2 kg by doing 1 hour 40 minutes of exercise.

**III. **If 7 men can complete the work in 20 hours, how many men will be able to complete the work in 10 hours?

**Solution:**

Given that,

In 20 hours, work is completed by 7 men.

No. of hours taken by 1 man to complete the work is

= No. of hours ⋅ No. of men

= 20 ⋅ 7

= 140 hours

No. of men required to complete the work in 10 hours is

= 140 / 10

= 14 men

Therefore, 14 men will be able to work in 10 hours.

**IV. **A school has 7 periods in a day such that each period is of 30 minutes. If the number of periods is reduced to 6, then how long would each period be?

**Solution:**

Given that,

A school has 7 periods in a day such that each period is of 30 minutes.

We know that Total time = Number of period × time of each period.

Total time = 7 × 30

Total time = 210 minutes

Also given,

The number of periods is reduced to 6.

We have to calculate the time of each period,

Total time = Number of period × time of each period.

By Substituting the values, we get

210 = 6 × time of each period

210/6 = time of each period

=35 minutes.

Therefore, the time of each period is 35 minutes.

**V. **5 members in a family had enough food for 30 days after 8 days some members went to Delhi and thus the food lasted for 36 more days how many members left the Family?

**Solution:**

Given that,

5 members of a family had enough food for 30 days.

Let the number of members who went to Delhi be x.

After 8 days, number of members = (5 – x)

Given that food lasted for 36 more days.

Hence 5 × 22 = (5 – x) × 36

⇒ (5 – x) = 110/36=3

⇒ x = 5 – 3 = 2

Hence, 2 members left the family.

**VI. **Before going to sleep a man reads 7 pages of a book every day and completes it in 30 days. How many days will he take to complete reading the book, if he reads 10 pages every day?

**Solution:**

Given that,

A man reads 7 pages of a book every day and completes it in 30 days.

more pages per day—–> fewer days to complete the book (since it was inverse variation)

7 pages per day ——> 30 days

1 page per day ——–> 7 × 30 = 210 days

10 pages per day ——> 210 / 10 = 21 days

Therefore, the man will complete the book in 21 days if he reads 10 pages per day.

**VII. **8 pipes are required to fill a tank in 1 hour 40 minutes. How long will it take if only 6 pipes of the same type are used?

**Solution:**

Let the desired time to fill the tank be x minutes.

8 pipes are required to fill a tank in 1 hour 40 minutes.

8 pipes -> 1 hour 40 minutes

We know that 1 hour=60 minute.

1 hour 40 minute=60+40=100 minutes.

In 100 mins a tank is filled with 8 pipes.

Lesser the number of pipes more will be the time required by it to fill the tank.

So, this is a case of inverse proportion.

Hence, 100×8=x×6

x=800/6

x=133

Thus, the time is taken to fill the tank with 6 pipes is 133 minutes or 1 hour 33 minutes.

**VIII. **A man has enough money to buy 10 kg of mangoes at Rs 80 per kg. How much can he buy, if the price is increased by Rs 2.50 per kg?

**Solution:**

This is a situation of inverse proportion.

more price -> less kg of apples

Given that, The cost of 10 kg of apples at Rs 80 per kg is

= 10 ⋅ 80

= Rs 800

So, the person has Rs 800.

If the price is increased by Rs 2.50 per kg, then the new price per kg is

= Rs 82.50

No. of pounds of apples he can buy with Rs 82.50 is

= 800 / 82.50

= 9.69 kg

If the price is increased by Rs 2.50 per kg, the person can buy 9.69 kg of apples.

**IX. **A car covers a particular distance in 4 hours with a speed of 80 miles per hour. If the speed is increased by 20 miles per hour, find the time taken by the car to cover the same distance?

**Solution:**

Speed, time are inversely proportional.**
**Given that,

Time = 4 hours and Speed = 80 mph

We know that Distance = Time ⋅ Speed

Distance = 4 ⋅ 80 = 320 miles

If the given speed of 80 mph is increased by 20 mph, then the new speed will be 100 mph.

The formula to find the time is,

Time = Distance / Speed

Time = 320 / 100

Time = 3.2 hours

The time taken by the car is 3.2 hours, when the speed is increased by 20 mph.

**X.**In a camp, there is food provision for 100 persons for 40 days. If 20 more persons join the camp, for how

many days will the provision last?

**Solution :**

More the persons, the sooner would be the provision exhausted.

So, this is a case of inverse proportion.

Let the required number of days be x.

Hence, 100 × 40=(100+20) × x

100 × 40=120 × x

x=100 × 40/120

x=33

Therefore, Provisions will be last for 33 days.

**XI. **A car is travelling 20 km in one hour. Find the distance traveled by car in 15 minutes?

**Solution:**

We know that 1 hour = 60 min

In 60 min car travels =20 km

In 1 min car will travel =20/60**
**In 12 min car will travel = 20/60 ×15=5 km

Therefore, the car travels 5 km in 12 minutes.

**XII. **If Kalpana walks 120 steps to cover a distance of 200 meters, find the distance traveled in 380 steps?

**Solution:**

Given that,

120 steps cover a distance of 200 meters.

1 step covers=200/120=10/6=5/3

380 steps cover a distance=380 × 5/3

=633 meters

Therefore, 380 steps cover a distance of 633 meters.