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Ex.13.1 Q10 Direct and Inverse Proportions Solution - NCERT Maths Class 8

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A loaded truck travels \(14\,\rm{km}\) in \(25\) minutes. If the speed remains the same, how far it travels in \(5\) hours?

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Direct And Inverse Proportions
Ex 13.1 | Question 10

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What is Known?

Truck travels \(14\,\rm{km}\) in \(25 \) minutes.

What is Unknown?

Distance travelled in \(5\) hours.


Two numbers \(x\) and \(y\) are said in direct proportion if,

\[\begin{align}\frac{x}{y} = k,\quad x = k\,y\end{align}\]

Where \(k\) is a constant.


In \(25\) minutes, it travels \(14 \,\rm{km}\). In \(5\) hours, it will travel more distance. So, it is a case of direct proportion.

Distance Time in  minutes
\({{\rm{14}}}\) \({{\rm{25}}}\)


 \(5  \times  60 \)

(\(1\) hour \(=\) \(60\) minutes)

 [For comparison the unit should be same]

\[\begin{align}\frac{{{x_1}}}{{{y_1}}} &= \frac{{{x_2}}}{{{y_2}}}\\\frac{{14}}{{25}} &= \frac{{{x_2}}}{{5 \times 60}}\\25\,{x_2} &= 5 \times 60 \times 14\\{x_2} &= \frac{{5 \times 60 \times 14}}{{25}}\\{x_2} &= 168\;{\rm{km}}\end{align}\]

Hence the truck can travel \(168 \,\rm{km}\) in \(5\) hours.