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EQUATIONS OF THE FORM

ax + by = c AND bx + ay = d, WHERE a ≠ b.

To solve the equations of the form :
ax + by = c.....(i)
and bx + ay = d ....(ii)
where a ¹ b, we follow the following steps :
Step-I : Add (i) and (ii) and obtain (a + b)x + (b + a) y = c + d, i.e., x + y =  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  ...(iii)
Step-II : Subtract (ii) from (i) and obtain (a – b)x – (a – b) y = c – d, i.e., x – y =  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  ...(iv)
Step-III : Solve (iii) and (iv) to get x and y.

Ex.12 Solve for x and y : 47x + 31y = 63,  31x + 47y = 15.

Sol. We have, 47x + 31y = 63  ...(i)  and 31x + 47y = 15 ...(ii)
Adding (i) and (ii), we get : 78x + 78y = 78 ⇒ x + y = 1 ...(iii)
Subtracting (ii) from (i), we get : 16x – 16y = 48 ⇒ x – y = 3 ...(iv)
Now, adding (iii) and (iv), we get : 2x = 4 ⇒ x = 2
Putting x = 2 in (iii), we get : 2 + y = 1 ⇒ y = – 1
Hence, the solution is x = 2 and y = –1

EQUATIONS REDUCIBLE TO LINEAR EQUATIONS IN TWO VARIABLES

Equations which contain the variables, only in the denominators, are called reciprocal equations. These equations can be of the following types and can be solved by the under mentioned method :

Type-I : Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = c and  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables c' Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables a,b,c,a',b',c'∈ R
 

Equations of the Forms - Linear Equations in Two Variables, Class 10, Mathematics - Notes | Study Additional Documents & Tests for Class 10 - Class 10  and find the value of x and y by any method described earlier.
Then Equations of the Forms - Linear Equations in Two Variables, Class 10, Mathematics - Notes | Study Additional Documents & Tests for Class 10 - Class 10

Type-II : au + bv = cuv and a'u + b'v = c'uv Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables a,b,c,a',b',c'∈R

Divide both equations by uv and equations can be converted in the form explained in (I).

Type-III :Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = k, Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = k Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variablesa,b,k,a',b',k'∈R

Put 1
Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables and Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables
Then equations are au + bv = k and a'u + b'v = k'
Find the values of u and v and put in Ix + my Equations of the Forms - Linear Equations in Two Variables, Class 10, Mathematics - Notes | Study Additional Documents & Tests for Class 10 - Class 10

Again solve for x and y, by any method explained earlier.

Ex.13 Solve for x and y : Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables + 5 = 0 and Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables – 2 = 0 (x ¹ 0, y ¹ 0)

Sol. We have,   Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables+ 5 = 0 and Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables– 2 = 0

Equations of the Forms - Linear Equations in Two Variables, Class 10, Mathematics - Notes | Study Additional Documents & Tests for Class 10 - Class 10. Then, the given equations can be written as 3au – 2bv = –5 ...(i)
and au + 3bv = 2  ...(ii)
Multiplying (i) by 3 and (ii) by 2, we get
9au – 6bv = –15 ...(iii) and 2au + 6bv = 4 ...(iv) 
Adding (iii) and (iv), we get 11au = –11 ⇒ u =-1/a

Put u = -1/a in equation (ii), we get a   Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables + 3bv = 2 ⇒ 3bv = 3 ⇒ v =Equations of the Forms - Linear Equations in Two Variables, Class 10, Mathematics - Notes | Study Additional Documents & Tests for Class 10 - Class 10

Equations of the Forms - Linear Equations in Two Variables, Class 10, Mathematics - Notes | Study Additional Documents & Tests for Class 10 - Class 10

Hence the solution is x = – a and y = b.

Ex.14 Solve   Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  = 5 and  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = 9.

Sol. We have

 Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  = 5 ⇒  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables – 5 = 0
and Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = 9 ⇒  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  – 9 = 0

Let Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = p and  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = q. Then, the given equations can be written as 57p + 6q – 5 = 0 and 38p + 21q – 9 = 0

By cross-multiplication method, we have

 Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables

Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  
⇒ Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  = Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables 

⇒ Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two VariablesClass 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables

But  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = p and  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables= q. Therefore

Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = 1/19 ⇒ x + y = 19...(i)
and Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = 1/3⇒  x – y = 3 ...(ii)

Adding (i) and (ii), we get 2x = 22 ⇒ x = 11
Put x = 11 in (i),
we get 11 + y = 19 ⇒ y = 8

Hence, the solution is x = 11 and y = 8.

Ex.15 Solve for x and y : Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = 5 , Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = 15, 
 

Sol.  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = 5  ⇒Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = 5  ...(i)

Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = 15   Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = 15...(ii) 

Equations of the Forms - Linear Equations in Two Variables, Class 10, Mathematics - Notes | Study Additional Documents & Tests for Class 10 - Class 10 
we get 7u – 2v = 5 ...(iii)
8u + 7v = 15 ...(iv)
Multiplying (iii) by 7 and (iv) by 2 and adding we get
       49u – 14v = 35
and 16u + 14v = 30

Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables 
65 u = 65         ⇒ u = 1   ⇒ 1/y = 1 or y = 1
Substituting u = 1 in (iii) we get : 7 – 2v = 5   ⇒ v = 1 ⇒ 1/x = 1 or x = 1
Hence, x = 1, y = 1.

APPLICATIONS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS IN TWO VARIABLES

In this section, we will study about some applications of simultaneous linear equations in solving variety of word problems related to our day-to-day life situations. The following examples are self-explanatory and will give some insight to the solution to such problems.

Type-I : Based on Articles And Their Costs/Quantities

Ex.16 7 audio cassettes and 3 video cassettes cost Rs.1110, while 5 audio cassettes and 4 video cassettes cost Rs. 1350.

Find the cost of an audio cassette and a video cassette.

Sol. Let the cost of an audio cassette and a video cassette be Rs. x and Rs. y respectively.
The cost of 7 audio cassettes and 3 video cassettes = Rs. 1110
⇒ 7x + 3y = 1110 ...(i)
The cost of 5 audio cassettes and 4 video cassettes = Rs. 1350
⇒ 5x + 4y = 1350  ...(ii)
Multiplying (i) by 4 and (ii) by 3, we get
28x + 12y = 4440 ...(iii)
15x + 12y = 4050  ...(iv)
Subtracting (iv) from (iii), we get 13x = 390 ⇒ x = 30
Putting x = 30 in (i), we get 7 × 30 + 3y = 1110
⇒ 210 + 3y = 1110 ⇒ 3y = 900 ⇒ y = 300
Hence, the cost of an audio cassette is Rs. 30 and that of a video casstte is Rs. 300.

Type-II : Based on Numbers

Ex.17 The sum of the digits of a two-digit number is 12. The number obtained by interchanging its digits exceeds the given number by 18. Find the number.

Sol. Let the digit at ten's place be x and that at unit's place be y. Then,
x + y = 12                       ...(i)
And , the two digits number = 10x + y
Now, according to the question, (10y + x) = (10x + y) + 18 ⇒ 9y – 9x = 18 ⇒ y – x = 2          ...(ii)
Adding (i) and (ii), we get
2y = 14 ⇒ y = 7 Put y = 7 in (i), we get
x + 7 = 12 ⇒ x = 5
Hence, the required number is (10 × 5 + 7), i.e., 57.

Type-III : Based on Fractions

Ex.18 If we add 1 to the numerator and subtract 1 from the denominator, a fraction reduces to 1. It become 1/2. if we only add 1 to the denominator. What is the fraction?
Sol. Let the required fraction be x y . Then,
Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables
 = 1 ⇒  x + 1 = y – 1 ⇒ x – y = –2 ...(i) 
and
Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables = 1/2 ⇒ 2x = y + 1 ⇒ 2x – y = 1  ...(ii)
Subtracting (i) from (ii), we get x = 3
Put x = 3 in (i), we get 3 – y = –2 ⇒ y = 5
Hence, the fraction is 3/5

Type-IV : Based on Ages

Ex.19 Two years ago, a father was five times as old as his son. Two years later, his age will be 8 more than three times the age of the son. Find the present ages of father and son.

Sol. Let the present ages of the father and the son be x years and y years respectively.
Two years ago, Father's age = (x – 2) years and son's age = (y – 2) years

∴ (x – 2) = 5 (y – 2) ⇒ x – 5y = – 8....(i)
Two years later, Father's age = (x + 2) years and son's age = (y + 2) years

∴ (x + 2) = 3 (y + 2) + 8 ⇒ x + 2 = 3y + 6 + 8 ⇒ x – 3y = 12 ....(ii)
Subtracting (i) from (ii), we get 2y = 20 ⇒ y = 10
Putting y = 10 in (ii), we get x – 3 × 10 = 12 ⇒ x – 30 = 12 ⇒ x = 42
Hence, the present ages of father and son are 42 years and 10 years respectively.

Type-V : Based on Geometrical Applications

Ex.20 The larger of two supplementary angles exceeds the smaller by 18 degrees. Find them.

Sol. Let the larger angle be x° and the smaller angle by y°.
Then, x + y = 180 ...(i)
and x = y + 18 ⇒ x – y = 18 ...(ii)
Adding (i) and (ii), we get2x = 198 ⇒ x = 99
Putting x = 99 in (i), we get 99 + y = 180 ⇒ y = 81
Hence the required angles are 99° and 81°.

Type-VI : Based on Time, Distance and Speed.
Formulae to be used:

1. (a) Speed = Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables

(b) Distance = Speed × Time  

(c)Time = Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables

2. Let speed of a boat in still water = u km/h and speed of the current = v km/h. Then,

(a) Speed of a boat downstream = (u + v)km/h

(b) Speed of a boat upstream = (u – v)km/h.

Ex.21 A man travels 370 km partly by train and partly by car. If he covers 250 km by train and the rest by car it takes him 4 hours. But, if he travels 130 km by train and the rest by car, he takes 18 minutes, longer. Find the speed of the train and that of the car.

Sol. Let the speeds of the train and that of the car be x km/h and y km/h respectively.
If he covers 250 km by train and 120 km by car it takes 4 hours. Therefore,

Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables    Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  ...(i)

And if he covers 130 km by train and 240 km by car it takes 4 hours and 18 minutes.
Therefore,

Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables   Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables 
Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  ...(ii)

Let 1/x = u and 1/y = v. Then, the equations (i) and (ii), can be written as
250u + 120 v = 4    ...(iii)

and 130u + 240v =43/10...(iv)

Multiplying (iii) by 2, we get 500u + 240v = 8 ...(v)
Subtracting (iv) from (v), we get 370u = 8 - (43/10)
⇒ 370u = 37/10
⇒ u =1/100
Putting u =1/100 in (iii), we get 250 × 1/100+ 120 v = 4 ⇒5/2
 + 120 v = 4
⇒ 120v = 4 - (5/2)
⇒ v = Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables

but u = 1/x and v =1/x.
Therefore, 1/x = 1/100
⇒ x = 100 and 1/y = 1/80
⇒ y = 80

Hence the speeds of the train and that of the car are 100 km/h and 80 km/h respectively.

Type-VII : Miscellaneous

Ex.22 8 men and 12 boys can finish a piece of work in 10 days while 6 men and 8 boys can finish it in 14 days. Find the time taken by one men alone and that by one boy alone to finish the work.

Sol. Let one man alone can finish the work in x days and one boy alone can finish the work in y days. Then, the work done by one man in one day = 1/x and the work done by one boy in one day = 1/y
According to the question, Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  ...(i)
Also,
Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two VariablesClass 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables ...(ii)
Multiplying (i) by 4 and (ii) by 3, we get :
Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  ...(iii)  
and Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables . ..(iv)

Subtracting (iii) from (iv), we get Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables⇒ x = 140
Putting x = 140 in (ii), we get Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables  Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables
Class 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two VariablesClass 10 Maths,CBSE Class 10,Maths,Class 10,Linear Equations in Two Variables
 ⇒ y = 280

Hence, one man alone can finish the work in 140 days and one boy alone can finish the work in 280 days.

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