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# Exercise 13.5 NCERT Solutions - Surface Areas and Volumes - NCERT Textbooks (Class 6 to Class 12) - UPSC

Q.1. A matchbox measures 4 cm × 2.5cm × 1.5cm. What will be the volume of a packet containing 12 such boxes?
Solution:
Dimensions of a matchbox (a cuboid) are l × b × h = 4 cm × 2.5 cm × 1.5 cm respectively
Formula to find the volume of matchbox = l × b × h = (4 × 2.5 × 1.5) = 15
Volume of matchbox = 15 cm3
Now, volume of 12 such matchboxes = (15 × 12) cm= 180 cm3
Therefore, the volume of 12 matchboxes is 180cm3.

Q.2. A cuboidal water tank is 6m long, 5m wide and 4.5m deep. How many litres of water can it hold? (1 m3 = 1000 l)
Solution:
Dimensions of a cuboidal water tank are: l = 6 m and b = 5 m and h = 4.5 m
Formula to find volume of tank, V = l × b × h
Put the values, we get
V = (6 × 5 × 4.5) = 135
Volume of water tank is 135 m3
Again,
We are given that, amount of water that 1m3 volume can hold = 1000 l
Amount of water, 135 m3volume hold = (135 × 1000) litres = 135000 litres
Therefore, given cuboidal water tank can hold up to135000 litres of water.

Q.3. A cuboidal vessel is 10m long and 8m wide. How high must it be made to hold 380 cubic metres of a liquid?
Solution:
Given:
Length of cuboidal vessel, l = 10 m
Width of cuboidal vessel, b = 8m
Volume of cuboidal vessel, V = 380 m3
Let the height of the given vessel be h.
Formula for Volume of a cuboid, V = l × b × h
Using formula, we have
l × b × h = 380
10 × 8 × h= 380
Or h = 4.75
Therefore, the height of the vessels is 4.75 m.

Q.4. Find the cost of digging a cuboidal pit 8m long, 6m broad and 3m deep at the rate of Rs 30 per m3.
Solution:
The given pit has its length(l) as 8m, width (b)as 6m and depth (h)as 3 m.
Volume of cuboidal pit = l × b × h = (8 × 6 × 3) = 144 (using formula)
Required Volume is 144 m3
Now,
Cost of digging per m3 volume = Rs 30
Cost of digging 144 m3 volume = Rs (144 × 30) = Rs 4320.

Q.5. The capacity of a cuboidal tank is 50000 litres of water. Find the breadth of the tank, if its length and depth are respectively 2.5 m and 10 m.
Solution:
Length (l) and depth (h) of tank is 2.5 m and 10 m respectively.
To find: The value of breadth, say b.
Formula to find the volume of a tank = l × b × h = (2.5 × b × 10) m3 = 25b m3
Capacity of tank= 25b m3, which is equal to 25000b litres
Also, capacity of a cuboidal tank is 50000 litres of water (Given)
Therefore, 25000 b = 50000
This implies, b = 2
Therefore, the breadth of the tank is 2 m.

Q.6. A village, having a population of 4000, requires 150 litres of water per head per day. It has a tank measuring 20 m × 15 m × 6 m. For how many days will the water of this tank last?
Solution:
Length of the tank = l = 20 m
Breadth of the tank = b = 15 m
Height of the tank = h = 6 m
Total population of a village = 4000
Consumption of the water per head per day = 150 litres
Water consumed by the people in 1 day = (4000 × 150) litres = 600000 litres …(1)
Formula to find the capacity of tank, C = l × b × h
Using given data, we have
C = (20 × 15 × 6) m3 = 1800 m3
Or C = 1800000 litres
Let water in this tank last for d days.
Water consumed by all people in d days = Capacity of tank (using equation (1))
600000 d = 1800000
d = 3
Therefore, the water of this tank will last for 3 days.

Q.7. A godown measures 40 m × 25 m × 15 m. Find the maximum number of wooden crates each measuring 1.5 m × 1.25 m × 0.5 m that can be stored in the godown.
Solution:
From statement, we have
Length of the godown = 40 m
Height = 15 m
Whereas,
Length of the wooden crate = 1.5 m
Height = 0.5 m
Since godown and wooden crate are in cuboidal shape. Find the volume of each using formula, V = lbh.
Now,
Volume of godown = (40 × 25 × 15) m3 = 15000 m3
Volume of a wooden crate = (1.5 × 1.25 × 0.5) m3 = 0.9375 m3
Let us consider that, n wooden crates can be stored in the godown, then
Volume of n wooden crates = Volume of godown
0.9375 × n =15000
Or n= 15000 / 0.9375 = 16000
Hence, the number of wooden crates that can be stored in the godown is 16,000.

Q.8. A solid cube of side 12 cm is cut into eight cubes of equal volume. What will be the side of the new cube? Also, find the ratio between their surface areas.
Solution:
Side of a cube = 12cm (Given)
Find the volume of cube:
Volume of cube = (Side)3 = (12)3cm= 1728cm3
Surface area of a cube with side 12 cm = 6a2 = 6(12)cm2 …(1)
Cube is cut into eight small cubes of equal volume, say side of each cube is p.
Volume of a small cube = p3
Surface area = 6p2 …(2)
Volume of each small cube = (1728 / 8) cm3 = 216 cm3
Or (p)3 = 216 cm3
Or p = 6 cm
Now, Surface areas of the cubes ratios = (Surface area of bigger cube) / (Surface area of smaller cubes)
From equation (1) and (2), we get
Surface areas of the cubes ratios = (6a2) / (6p2) = a2 / p= 122 / 62 = 4
Therefore, the required ratio is 4 : 1.

Q.9. A river 3m deep and 40m wide is flowing at the rate of 2km per hour. How much water will fall into the sea in a minute?
Solution: Given:

Depth of river, h = 3 m
Width of river, b = 40 m
Rate of water flow = 2km per hour = 2000m / 60min = 100 / 3 m/min
Now, Volume of water flowed in 1 min = (100 / 3) × 40 × 3 = 4000m3
Therefore, 4000 m3 water will fall into the sea in a minute.

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## FAQs on Exercise 13.5 NCERT Solutions - Surface Areas and Volumes - NCERT Textbooks (Class 6 to Class 12) - UPSC

 1. What is the formula for finding the surface area of a cube? Ans. The formula for finding the surface area of a cube is 6a^2, where 'a' represents the length of the side of the cube.
 2. How do I calculate the total surface area of a cylinder? Ans. To calculate the total surface area of a cylinder, you need to add the areas of its curved surface and two circular bases. The formula is 2πr(r+h), where 'r' represents the radius and 'h' represents the height of the cylinder.
 3. How do I find the lateral surface area of a cone? Ans. To find the lateral surface area of a cone, you need to calculate the area of the curved surface. The formula is πrl, where 'r' represents the radius and 'l' represents the slant height of the cone.
 4. How do I determine the volume of a sphere? Ans. The formula for finding the volume of a sphere is (4/3)πr^3, where 'r' represents the radius of the sphere.
 5. Can you explain how to calculate the volume of a cuboid? Ans. To calculate the volume of a cuboid, multiply its length, width, and height. The formula is V = lwh, where 'l' represents the length, 'w' represents the width, and 'h' represents the height of the cuboid.

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