# Salil wants to put a picture in a frame. The picture is 7 (3/5) cm wide. To fit in the frame the picture cannot be more than 7 (3/10) cm wide. How much should the picture be trimmed?

**Solution:**

Since width of the picture is more, it should be trimmed to make its width equal to the width of the frame. How much picture should be trimmed can be obtained by subtracting width of the frame from the width of the picture.

**Steps:**

The width of the picture = 7 (3/5) cm

= 38/5 cm

Frame having a width of = 7 (3/10) cm

= 73/10 cm

Therefore,

The picture should be trimmed = [(38/5) – (73/10)]

The LCM of 5, 10 = 10

= [(38/5) × (2/2)] – [(73/10) × (1/1)]

= (76/10) – (73/10)

= (76 – 73)/10

= 3/10 cm

Thus, the picture should be trimmed by (3/10) cm to fit in the picture

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## Salil wants to put a picture in a frame. The picture is 7 (3/5) cm wide. To fit in the frame the picture cannot be more than 7 (3/10) cm wide. How much should the picture be trimmed?

### NCERT Solutions Class 7 Maths - Chapter 2 Exercise 2.1 Question 6

Salil wants to put a picture in a frame. The picture is 7 (3/5) cm wide. To fit in the frame the picture cannot be more than 7 (3/10) cm wide. How much should the picture be trimmed?

Thus, the picture should be trimmed by (3/10) cm to fit in the picture