EX.2.2 Q14 Linear Equations in One Variable Solutions - NCERT Maths Class 8


Lakshmi is a cashier in a bank. She has currency notes of denomination \(\rm{Rs}.\,100\), \(\rm{Rs}.\,50\) and \(\rm{Rs}.\,10\), respectively. The ratio of the number of these notes is \(2:3:5\). The total cash with Lakshmi is \(\rm{Rs}.\,4,00,000\). How many notes of each denomination does she have?

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Ex 2.2 | Question 14

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What is known?

(i) Cashier Lakshmi has currency notes of denominaton \(\rm{Rs}.\,100\), \(\rm{Rs}.\,50\), and \(\rm{Rs}.\,10\).

(ii) Ratio of the number of notes is \(2:3:5\).

(iii) Total cash with Lakshmi is \(\rm{Rs}.\, 4,00,000\)

What is unknown?

How many notes of each denomination.


Use the ratio condition and express the number of notes of different denominations in terms of a variable. Use the second condition to form a linear equation.


(i) Lakshmi has currency notes of denomination \(\rm{Rs}.\,100\)\(\rm{Rs}.\,50\), \(\rm{Rs}.\,10\).

(ii) Number of notes are in ratio \(2:3:5\), therefore number of notes is \(2x,{\rm{ }}3x\) and \(5x\)


Number of notes











\[\begin{align}200x + 150x + 50x &= 400000 \\400x &= 400000 \\x &= \frac{400000}{400} \\x &= 1000 \\\end{align} \]



Number of notes


\(2x = 2 \times 1000 = 2000\)


\(3x = 3 \times 1000 = 3000\)


\(5x = 5 \times 1000 = 5000\)

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