NCERT - Mathematics

Book: NCERT - Mathematics

Chapter: 13. Direct and Inverse Proportions

Subject: Maths - Class 8th

Q. No. 6 of Exercises 13.2

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A contractor estimates that 3 persons could rewire Jasminder’s house in 4 days. If,he uses 4 persons instead of three, how long should they take to complete the job?

If the number of persons be more, it will take less time to complete the job


Therefore,


The number of persons and time required to complete the work are inversely proportional to each other.


Hence,


3 × 4 = 4 × x { let x be the number of days required to complete the work by 4 persons}


x = 3 days


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