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# If a and b are positive integers, then the solution of the equation ax = b will always be a

(a) positive number

(b) negative number

(c) 1

(d) 0

**Solution:**

The given equation is ax = b

Thus,

x = b/a

Here both a and b are given positive then the value of b/a will always be a positive number since we divide a positive integer with another positive integer, the result is always positive.

Hence the correct option is (a) positive number

**✦ Try This:** If a and b are negative integers, then the solution of the equation ax = b will always be a (a) positive number, (b) negative number, (c) 1, (d) 0

The given equation is ax = b

Thus,

x = b/a

Here both a and b are given negative then the value of b/a will always be a positive number since we divide a negative integer with another negative integer, the result is always positive.

Hence the correct option is (a) positive number

**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 4

**NCERT Exemplar Class 7 Maths Chapter 4 Problem 2**

## If a and b are positive integers, then the solution of the equation ax = b will always be a (a) positive number, (b) negative number, (c) 1, (d) 0

**Summary:**

Here both a and b are given positive then the value of b/a will always be a positive number since we divide a positive integer with another positive integer, the result is always positive

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