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Solutions:

(a) 2 / 3 + 1/ 7

Taking LCM

[(2 × 7) + (1 × 3)] / 21

= (14 + 3) / 21

= 17 / 21

(b) 3 / 10 + 7 / 15

Taking LCM 30

= [(3 × 3) + (7 × 2)] / 30

= (9 + 14) / 30

= 23 / 30

(c) 4 / 9 + 2/ 7

Taking LCM 63

= [(4 × 7) + (2 × 9)] / 63

= (28 + 18) / 63

= 46 / 63

(d) 5 / 7 + 1 / 3

Taking LCM 21

= [(5 × 3) + (1 × 7)] / 21

= (15 + 7) / 21

= 22 / 21

(e) 2 / 5 + 1 / 6

Taking LCM 30

= [(2 × 6) + (1 × 5)] / 30

= (12 + 5) / 30

= 17 / 30

(f) 4 / 5 + 2 / 3

Taking LCM 15

= [(4 × 3) + (2 × 5)] / 15

= (12 + 10) / 15

= 22 / 15

(g) 3 / 4 – 1 / 3

Taking LCM 12

= [(3 × 3) – (1 × 4)] / 12

= (9 – 4) / 12

= 5 / 12

(h) 5 / 6 – 1 / 3

Taking LCM 6

= [(5 × 1) – (1 × 2)] / 6

= (5 – 2) / 6

= 3 / 6

= 1 / 2

(i) 2 / 3 + 3 / 4 + 1 / 2

Taking LCM 12

= [(2 × 4) + (3 × 3) + (1 × 6)] / 12

= (8 + 9 + 6) / 12

= 23 / 12

(j) 1 / 2 + 1 / 3 + 1 / 6

Taking LCM 6

= [(1 × 3) + (1 × 2) + (1 × 1)] / 6

= (3 + 2 + 1) / 6

= 6 / 6

= 1

(k) ￼

= [(3 × 1) + 1] / 3 + [(3 × 3) + 2] / 3

= (3 + 1) / 3 + (9 + 2) / 3

= 4/ 3 + 11 / 3

= (4 + 11) / 3

= 15 / 3

= 5

(l) ￼

= [(3 × 4) + 2] / 3 + [(3 × 4) + 1] / 4

= 14 / 3 + 13 / 4

= [(14 × 4) + (13 × 3)] / 12

= (56 + 39) / 12

= 95 / 12

(m) 16 / 5 – 7 / 5

= (16 – 7) / 5

= 9 / 5

(n) 4 /3 – 1 / 2

Taking LCM 6

= [(4 × 2) – (1 × 3)] / 6

= (8 – 3) /6

= 5 / 6

2. Sarita bought 2 / 5 metre of ribbon and Lalita 3 /4 metre of ribbon. What is the total length of the ribbon they bought?

Solutions:

Ribbon length bought by Sarita = 2 / 5 metre

Ribbon length bought by Lalita = 3 / 4 metre

Total length of the ribbon bought by both of them = 2 / 5 + 3 / 4

Taking LCM 20

= [(2 × 4) + (3 × 5)] / 20

= (8 + 15) / 20

= 23 / 20 metre

∴ Total length of the ribbon bought by both Sarita and Lalita is 23 / 20 metre

3. Naina was given ￼ piece of cake and Najma was given ￼ piece of cake. Find the total amount of cake was given to both of them.

Solutions:

Fraction of cake Naina got =

￼= 3 / 2

Fraction of cake Najma got =

￼= 4 / 3

Total amount of cake given to both of them = 3 / 2 + 4 / 3

= [(3 × 3) + (4 × 2)] / 6

= (9 + 8) / 6

= 17 / 6

=￼

4. Fill in the boxes:

(a) ▯ – 5 / 8 = 1 / 4

(b) ▯ – 1 / 5 = 1 / 2

(c) 1 / 2 – ▯ = 1 / 6

Solutions:

(a) ▯ – 5 / 8 = 1 / 4

▯ = 1 / 4 + 5 / 8

▯ = [(1 × 2 + 5)] / 8

▯ = 7 / 8

(b) ▯ – 1 / 5 = 1 / 2

▯ = 1 / 2 + 1 / 5

▯ = [(1 × 5) + (1 × 2)] / 10

▯ = (5 + 2) / 10

▯ = 7 / 10

(c) 1 / 2 – ▯ = 1 / 6

▯ = 1 / 2 – 1 / 6

▯ = [(1 × 3) – (1 × 1)] / 6

▯ = (3 – 1) / 6

▯ = 2 / 6

▯ 1 / 3

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