# S.chand books class 8 maths solution chapter 7 Percentage exercise 7 B

## EXERCISE 7 (B)

Question 1

What percent of a day is the time duration of 3 hours?

Sol :

Total hours in a day = 24 hours

Given hours = 3 hours in percentage  Hence , of a day represent 3 hours

Question 2

About 67% of a human body’s total weight is water.If Aparna weights 70 kg, how much of her weight is water?

Sol :

According to question:

67% of 70 kg  = 46.90 kg

Hence , 46.90 kg is water from 70 kg of total body weight

Question 3

A person’s salary increases from ₹ 7,200 to ₹ 8,100.What is the percentage increase in his salary?

Sol :

According to question:

Increase in salary = 8100 – 7200 = 900

Percentage increase    is the percentage increase in his salary

Question 4

A fruit seller had some apples.He sells 40% apples and still has 420 apples.How many apples did he originally have?

Sol :

Let the total number of apples is x

As , already mentioned 40% already sold which means 60% of total apples is equal to 420  ⇒x=700

Hence , the total number of apples is 700

Question 5

A water pipe is cut into pieces.The longer piece is 70% of the length of the pipe.By how much percent is the longer piece longer than the shorter piece?

Sol :

Let the water pipe’s original total length be 100 m

Then Length of longer piece of pipe is 70% of original = 70 m

And Length of shorter piece of pipe is 30% of original = 30 m

As you can see here Longer piece is long by 70 – 30 = 40 m than shorter piece

In percentage the longer piece longer than the shorter piece  Question 6

If a number is increased by 20% and the resulting number is again increased by 20%, what percent is the total increase?

Sol :

Let the original number be 100 and Increased by 20%

Which is = 100 + 20% of 100 = 120

And again 20% increased

= 120 + 20% of 120 = 120 + 24

= 144

Total increase = 144 – 100 = 44

Percentage increase = 44 %

Question 7

If A’s income is 50% less than that of B, then B’s income is what percent more than that of A?

Sol :

Let the income of B is 100

Then , A.T.Q A’s income is

A = B – 50% of B = 100 – 50

A = 50

Difference in B’s income and A’s income = 100 – 50 = 50

Percentage increase in B’s income as compare to A’s income  = 100 %

Question 8

If the price of petrol be raised by 20%, then what is the percentage by which a car owner must reduce its consumption so as not to increase his expenditure on petrol?

Sol :

Let the original price of petrol is 100

New price = 100 + 20% of 100 = 120

Difference between prices = 120 – 100 = 20

Percentage decrease of use of petrol    Hence , the should reduce its consumption by Question 9

In an examination, 1100 boys and 900 girls appeared. 50% of the boys and 40% of the girls passed the examination.What is the percentage of candidates who failed?

Sol :

Failed in boys = 50% of 1100 = 50×11 = 550

Failed in girls = 60% of 900 = 60×9 = 540

Total percentage of failed students   = 54.5%

Question 10

A candidate who scores 30% fails by 5 marks, while another candidate who scores 40% marks get 10 more than minimum pass marks.What are the minimum pass marks required to pass?

Sol :

Let x be the total marks . According to question

30% of x + 5  = minimum passing marks ..(i)

Also , minimum passing marks also equal to 40% of x – 10 ..(ii)

From (i) and (ii) , we get

⇒30% of x + 5  = 40% of x – 10

⇒+5+10=40% of x – 30% of x  ⇒1500=10x Total marks = x = 150 And

Minimum passing marks is equal to 30% of x + 5  [from(i)] = 3×15 + 5

= 45 + 5

= 50

Hence , minimum passing marks is equal to 50

Question 11

Out of his income, Mr.Raj spends 20% on house rents and 70% of the rest on household expenditure.If he saves ₹ 3,600 per month, then what is his total income per month?

Sol :

Let the total income be x

A.T.Q

Spending on house = 20% of x Remaining = Total income – spending on house ..(i)

Spending on households = 70% of remaining [from (i)]  Remaining = remaining [from(i)] – spending on households  And this remaining must be equal to his savings  ⇒x=15000

Hence , total income is equal to 15000

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