Answer:

If are in continued proportion, then

Applying componendo and dividendo

Squaring both sides

Substituting

Answer:

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Simplifying

Square both sides

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Simplifying

Answer:

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Simplifying, we get

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Question 4: Using componendo and dividendo, find the value of :

Answer:

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Simplifying

Square both sides

Simplifying we get

Answer:

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Simplify

Now square both sides

Simplifying

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By componendo and dividendo

By Alternendo

Answer:

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Squaring both sides

Applying componendo and dividendo once again

simplifying

Hence proved.

Answer:

Applying componendo and dividendo

Taking the square root of both sides

Question 9: What least number must be added to each of the numbers to make them proportional. [2005, 2013]

Answer:

Let the number added be

Question 10: The monthly pocket money of Ravi and Sanjeev are in the ratio of 5:7 Their expenditures are in the ratio of 3:5. If each saves Rs. 80 per month, find their monthly pocket money. [2012]

Answer:

Let monthly pocket of Rave and Sanjeev by respectively.

Substituting

Substituting

Question 11: If is the triplicate ratio of , find . [2014]

Answer:

Question 12: If , find . [2002]

Answer:

Now substituting

Hence

Question 13: The work done by men in days and the work done by men in days are in the ratio . Find the value of . [2003]

Answer:

Amount of work done by men in days

Similarly, amount of work done by men in days

Simplifying

Question 14: What number should be subtracted from each of the numbers ; so that the ratios are in proportion. [2004]

Answer:

Let the number subtracted

Simplifying

Question 15: is the mean proportion between two numbers is the third proportion to . Find the numbers. [2011]

Answer:

is the mean proportion between two numbers

… … … … … … i)

Also is the third proportion to

… … … … … … ii)

Solving i) and ii)

Hence the numbers are .

Answer:

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