Here you get the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics chapter 3, Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables: NCERT Exemplar Problems and Solutions (PartIIIA). This part of the chapter includes solutions of Question Number 1 to 11 from Exercise 3.1 of NCERT Exemplar Problems for Class 10 Mathematics Chapter: Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables. This exercise comprises of only the Short Answer Type Questions framed from various important topics in the chapter. Each question is provided with a detailed solution.
NCERT Exemplar Solution for CBSE Class 10 Mathematics: Pair of Linear Equations (PartI)
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NCERT Exemplar Solution for CBSE Class 10 Mathematics: Pair of Linear Equations (PartII)
Find below the NCERT Exemplar problems and their solutions for Class 10 Mathematics Chapter, Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables:
Exercise 3.3
Short Answer Type Questions (Q. No. 1 to 11)
Quesntion1. For which value(s) of l, do the pair of linear equations lx + y = l^{2} and
x+ly = 1 have
(i) no solution?
(ii) infinitely many solutions?
(iii) a unique solution?
Solution:
Given, lx + y = l^{2} and x + ly 1 ….(i)
Here, a_{1} = l, b_{1}, = 1, c, = l^{2} and a_{2} = 1, b_{2} = l, c_{2} = 1
(iii) Condition for a unique solution is:
Therefore, all real values of l except ±1 equation will have unique solution.
Quesntion2. For which value (s) of k will the pair of equations
kx + 3y = k 3,
12x+ ky = k
have no solution?
Solution:
Given,
kx + 3y – (k 3) = 0 and 12x + ky – k = 0
On comparing with a_{1}x + b_{1}y + c_{1} = 0 and a_{2}x + b_{2}y + c_{2} = 0 we have
Here, a_{1} = k, b_{1}=3 and c_{1} = (k 3)
And a_{2} = 12, b_{2} = k and c_{2} = k …..(i)
Condition for a pair of linear equations to have no solution is:
Thus, from (iii) and (iv), it’s clear that at k =  6 the given pair of linear equations will have no solution.
Quesntion3. For which values of a and b will the following pair of linear equations has infinitely many solutions?
x + 2y = 1
(a  b) x + (a + b) y = a + b  2
Solution:
Given equation are:
x + 2y −1 = 0 and (a  b) x + (a + b) y – (a + b  2) = 0 ….(i)
On comparing with a_{1}x + b_{1}y + c_{1} = 0 and a_{2}x + b_{2}y + c_{2} = 0 we have:
Quesntion4. Find the values of p in (i) to (iv) and p and q in (v) for the following pair of equations
(i) 3x y  5 = 0 and 6x  2y  p = 0, if the Lines represented by these
equations are parallel.
(ii) x + py = 1 and px y = 1, if the pair of equations has no solution.
(iii) 3x + 5y = 7 and 2px  3y =1
if the lines represented by these equations are intersecting at a unique point.
(iv) 2x + 3y 5 = 0 and px  6y  8 = 0,
if the pair of equations has a unique solution.
(v) 2x + 3y = 7 and 2px + py = 28 qy,
if the pair of equations has infinitely many solutions.
Solution:
(i) Given, 3x  y 5 = 0 and 6x2y  p = 0
On comparing with a_{1}x + b_{1}y + c_{1} = 0 and a_{2}x + b_{2}y + c_{2} = 0 we have:
c_{1} = 5 and a_{2} = 6, b_{2} = 2, c_{2} = p
As, the lines represented by these equations are parallel, therefore
Therefore, the given pair of linear equations are parallel for all real values of p except 10.
(ii) Given, x + py 1 = 0 and pxy1 = 0 …..(i)
We have, a_{1} = 1, b_{1} = p, c_{1}= 1and a_{2} = p, b_{2} = 1 and c_{2} = 1
As, the pair of linear equations has no solution i.e., both lines are parallel to each other.
Therefore, the given pair of linear equations has no solution for p = 1.
(iii) Given, 3x + 5y  7 = 0 and 2px3y1 = 0
Here, a_{1} = 3, b_{1} = 5, c_{1} = 7 and a_{2} = 2p, b_{2} = 3, c_{2} = 1
As, the lines are intersecting at a unique point i.e., it has a unique solution.
Therefore, the lines represented by these equations are intersecting at a unique point for all great values of p except 9/10.
(iv) Given, 2x + 3y5 = 0 and px  6y 8 = 0
Here,c_{1} = 5 and a_{2} = p, b_{2} = 6, c_{2} = −8
As, the pair of linear equations has a unique solution.
Given, the pair of linear equations has a unique solution for all values of p except 4.
(v) Given, 2x + 3y = 7 and 2px + py = 28 qy
Here, a_{1} = 2, b_{2}, = 3, c_{1} _{= }7 and a_{2} = 2p, b_{2} = (p + q), c_{2} = 28
Since, the pair of equations has infinitely many solutions i.e., both lines are coincident.
⟹ 4 + q =12
Therefore, q = 8
Therefore, the pair of equations has infinitely many solutions for the values of p = 4and q = 8
Quesntion5. Two straight paths are represented by the equations x  3y = 2 and 2x + 6y = 5. Check whether the paths cross each other or not.
Solution:
Hence, two straight paths represented by the given equations never cross each other because they are parallel to each other.
Quesntion6. Write a pair of linear equations which has the unique solution
x =  1 and y 3. How many such pairs can you write?
Solution:
Hence, infinitely many pairs of linear equations are possible.
Quesntion7. If 2x + y = 23 and 4x  y = 19, then find the values of 5y 2x and
Solution:
Quesntion8. Find the values of x and y in the following rectangle
Quesntion9. Solve the following pairs of equations
Solution:
Hence, the required values of x and y are 1.2 and 2.1, respectively
Hence, the required values of x and y are 6 and 8, respectively
Hence, the required values of x and y are 3 and 2, respectively.
(v) Given pair of linear equations is
43x + 67y = 24 ...(i)
And 67x + 43y = 24 ...(ii)
Now taking 43 × (i) + 67 ×(ii), we get
Hence, the required values of x and y are 1 and 1, respectively.
(vi) Given pair of linear equations is
Hence, the required values of x and y are a^{2} and b^{2}, respectively.
Now, multiplying both sides of equation (i) by LCM (10, 5) = 10, we get
x + 2y – 10 = 0
Þ x + 2y = 10 ... (iii)
Again, multiplying both sides of (iv) by LCM (8, 6) = 24, we get
3x + 4y = 360 ... (iv)
Now, (iv) – 2 × (iii) gives:
Hence, the solution of the pair of equations is x = 340, y =  165 and the required value of l is
Quesntion11. By the graphical method, find whether the following pair of equations are consistent or not. If consistent, solve them.
(i) 3x + y + 4 = 0, 6x  2y + 4 = 0
(ii) x  2y = 6, 3x  6y = 0
(iii) x + y = 3, 3x + 3y = 9
Solution:
(i) Given pair of equations is:
3x+ y + 4= 0 and 6x  2y + 4 = 0
On comparing with a_{1}x + b_{1}y + c_{1} = 0 and a_{2}x + b_{2}y + c_{2} = 0 we have
and c_{1} = 4 and a_{2} = 6, b_{2} =  2 and c_{2} = 4
So, the given pair of linear equations has a unique solution and thereby it is consistent.
We have, 3x + y + 4 = 0
Þ y =  4  3x ….(i)
If x = 0, y =  4
x =  1, y =  1
x =  2, y = 2
x 
1 
2 

y 
4 
1 
2 
Points 
B 
C 
A 
And 6  2 + 4 = 0 …..(ii)
Þ 2y = 6x + 4
Þ y = 3x + 2
If x = 0, y = 2
x = 1, y =  1
x = 1, y = 5
x 
1 
1 

y 
1 
2 
5 
Points 
C 
Q 
P 
Plotting (i) and (ii) as per the respective values of x and y, we get two lines AB and PQ respectively that intersect at C (1.1).
Thus, the given pair of linear equations has no solution, i.e., inconsistent.
(iii) Given pair of equations is:
x + y = 3 and 3x + 3y = 9
On comparing with a_{1}x + b_{1}y + c_{1} = 0 and a_{2}x + b_{2}y + c_{2} = 0 we have
a_{1} = 1, b_{1} = 1 and c_{1}, =  3 and a_{2} = 3, b_{2} = 3 andc_{2} =  9
So, the given pair of lines is coincident. Therefore, these lines have. Hence, the given pair of linear equations has infinitely many solutions, i.e., consistent.
Now, x + y = 3 ….(i)
Or y = 3  x
If x = 0, y = 3
x = 3, y = 0
x

3 

y 
3 

Points 
A 
B 
Also 3x + 3y = 9 ….(ii)
Or 3y = 9  3x
Plotting (i) and (ii) for respective set of values for x and y, we get two lines AB and CD respectively, that are coincident.
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