# ICET

Quantitative Aptitude
INDEX
ARITHMETIC
1. Real Number System --------------------------------------- 03-12
2. *Ratio & Proportion --------------------------------------- 13-19
3. **Percentages --------------------------------------- 20-24
4. *Averages & Mixtures --------------------------------------- 25-33
5. **Profit & Loss --------------------------------------- 34-38
6. **Simple & Compound Interests --------------------------------------- 39-43
7. *Time & Work --------------------------------------- 44-49
8. *Time & Distance --------------------------------------- 50-56
9. *Age Problems --------------------------------------- 57-61
GEOMETRY
10. Plane Geometry --------------------------------------- 62-80
11. **Mensuration --------------------------------------- 81-91
COUNTING METHODS & PROBABILITY
12. Set Thoery --------------------------------------- 91-97
13. *Permutations & Combinations --------------------------------------- 98-103
14. *Probability --------------------------------------- 104-110
15. Progressions --------------------------------------- 111-117
16. Statistics --------------------------------------- 118-124
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ALGEBRA
17. Progressions -------------------------- 126-132
18. Matrices -------------------------- 133-142
19. Statements -------------------------- 143-148
20. Sets -------------------------- 149-154
21. Real Numbers, Rational Numbers & Law of Indices -------------------------- 155-
160
22. Surds -------------------------- 161-168
23. Linear Equations, Inequations & Modulus -------------------------- 169-174
24. Polynomials, Remainder & Square Roots -------------------------- 175-177
25. Quadratic Equations & Expressions -------------------------- 178-180
26. Relations & Functions -------------------------- 181-183
27. Derivatives & Limits -------------------------- 184-187
28. Logarithms -------------------------- 188-190
29. Binomial Theorem -------------------------- 191-193
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NUMBER SYSTEMS
In Hindu Arabic System, we use ten symbols 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 called digits to represent any number. This is
the decimal system where we use the numbers 0 to 9. 0 is called insignificant digit.
A group of figures, denoting a number is called a numeral. For a given numeral, we start from extreme
right as Unit’s place, Ten’s place, Hundred’s place and so on.
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“Thirty crores, ninety- eight lacs, seventy-two thousands five hundred and forty-six.”
In this numeral:
The place value of 6 is 6 ×1 = 6
The place value of 4 is 4 ×10 = 40
The place value of 5 is 5 ×100 = 500
The place value of 2 is2 ×1000 = 2000 and so on.
The face value of a digit in a numbers is the value itself wherever it may be.
Thus, the face value of 7 in the above numeral is 7. The face value of 6 in the above numeral is 6 and in the above
numeral is 6 and so on.
NUMBER SYSTEM
Natural numbers
Counting numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,... are know as natural numbers.
The set of all natural numbers, can be represented by
N= {1, 2, 3, 4, 5,….}
Whole numbers
If we include 0 among the natural numbers, then the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, … are called whole numbers.
The set of whole number can be represented by
W= {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…}
Clearly, every natural number is a whole number but 0 is a whole number which is not a natural number.
INTEGERS
All counting numbers and their negatives including zero are know as integers.
The set of integers can be represented by
Z or I = {…-4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, …}
Positive Integers
The set I
+
={1, 2, 3, 4,…} is the set of all positive integers. Clearly, positive integers and natural numbers are
synonyms.
Negative Integers
The set I
-
= {-1, -2, -3…} is the set of all negative integers. 0 is neither positive nor negative.
Non-negative Integers
The set {0, 1, 2, 3,…} is the set all non-negative integers.
Rational Numbers
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The numbers of the form p/q, where p and q are integers and q ≠ 0, are known as rational numbers, e.g. 4/7, 3/2,
-5/8, 0/1, -2/3, etc.
The set of all rational numbers is denoted by Q. i.e. Q ={x:x =p/q; p,q belong to I, q≠0}.
Since every natural number ‘a’ can be written as a/1, every natural number is a rational number. Since 0
can be written as 0/1 and every non-zero integer ‘a’ can be written as a/1, every integer is a rational number.
Every rational number has a peculiar characteristic that when expressed in decimal form is expressible
rather in terminating decimals or in non-terminating repeating decimals.
For example, 1/5 =0.2, 1/3 = 0.333…22/7 = 3.1428704287, 8/44 = 0.181818…., etc.
The recurring decimals have been given a short notation as
0.333…. = 0.3
4.1555… = 4.05
0.323232…= 0.32.
Irrational Numbers
Those numbers which when expressed in decimal from are neither terminating nor repeating decimals are known as
irrational number, e.g. √2, √3, √5, π, etc.
Note that the exact value of π is not 22/7. 22/7 is rational while π irrational number. 22/7 is approximate value of π.
Similarly, 3.14 is not an exact value of it.
Real Numbers
The rational and irrational numbers combined together are called real numbers, e.g.13/21, 2/5, -3/7, √3, 4 + √2, etc.
are real numbers.
The set of all real numbers is denote by R.
Note that the sum, difference or product of a rational and irrational number is irrational, e.g. 3+ √2, 4-√3,
2/3-√5, 4√3, -7√5 are all irrational.
Even Numbers
All those numbers which are exactly divisible by 2 are called even numbers, e.g.2, 6, 8, 10, etc., are even numbers.
Odd Numbers
All those numbers which are not exactly divisible by 2 are called odd numbers, e.g. 1, 3, 5, 7 etc., are odd numbers.
Prime Numbers
A natural number other than 1 is a prime number if it is divisible by 1 and itself only.
For example, each of the numbers 2, 3, 5, 7 etc., are prime numbers.
Composite Numbers
Natural numbers greater than 1which are not prime, are known as composite numbers.
For example, each of the numbers 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, etc., are composite numbers.
Note:
1. The number 1 is neither a prime number nor composite number.
2. 2 is the only even number which is prime
3. Prime numbers up to 100 are:
2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19,23, 29, 31, 37, 41,43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97, i.e. 25 prime
numbers between 1 and 100.
4. two numbers which have only 1 as the common factor are called co-primes or relatively prime to each
other, e.g. 3 and 5 are co-primes.
Note that the numbers which are relatively prime need not necessarily be prime numbers, e.g. 16 and 17 are
relatively prime although 16 is not a prime number.
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The method is best illustrated with the help of following example:
Illustration 2 54321 – (9876+8976+7689) = ?
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column: 54321
9876
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7689
27789
6+7+9 = 22
To obtain 1 at unit’s place add 9 to make 31. In the answer, write 9 at unit’s place and carry over 3.
nd
column:
3+7+6+8=24
To obtain 2 at tens place add 8 to make 32. In the answer, write 8 at ten’s place and carry over 3.
rd
column:
3 + 8 + 9 + 6 = 26
To obtain 3 at hundred’s place, add 7 to make 33. In the answer, write 7 at hundred’s place and carry over
3.
th
column:
3 + 9 + 8 + 7 = 27
To obtain 4 at thousand’s place add 7 to make 34. In the answer, write 7 at thousand’s place and over 3.
Step 5 5
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column:
To obtain 5 at ten-thousand’s place add 2 to it to make 5. In the answer, write 2 at the ten-thousand’s place.
∴ 54321 – (9876 + 8967 + 7689) = 27789.
Common Factor
A common factor of two or more numbers is a number which divides each of them exactly.
For example, 4 is a common factor of 8 and 12.
Highest common factor
Highest common factor of two or more numbers is the greatest number that divides each one of them exactly. For
example, 6 is the highest common factor of 12, 18 and 24. Highest Common Factor is also called Greatest Common
Divisor or Greatest Common Measure.
Symbolically, these can be written as H.C.F. or G.C.D. or G.C.M., respectively.
Methods of Finding H.C.F.
I. Method of Prime Factors
Step 1 Express each one of the given numbers as the product of prime factors.
[A number is said to be a prime number if it is exactly divisible by 1 and itself but not by any other number, e.g. 2,
3, 5, 7, etc. are prime numbers]
Step 2 Choose Common Factors.
Step 3 Find the product of lowest powers of the common factors. This is the required H.C.F. of given numbers.
Illustration 1 Find the H.C.F. of 70 and 90.
Solution 70 = 2 × 5 × 7
90 = 2 × 5 × 9
Common factors are 2 and 5.
∴ H.C.F. = 2 × 5 = 10.
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Illustration 2 Find the H.C.F. of 3332, 3724 and 4508
Solution 3332 = 2 × 2 × 7 × 7 × 17
3724 = 2 × 2 × 7 × 7 × 19
4508 = 2 × 2 × 7 × 7 × 23
∴ H.C.F. = 2 × 2 × 7 × 7 = 196.
Illustration 3 Find the H.C.F. of 360 and 132.
Solution 360 = 2
3
× 3
2
× 5
132 = 2
2
× 3
1
× 11
∴ H.C.F. = 2
2
× 3
1
× = 12.
Illustration 4 If x = 2
3
× 3
5
× 5
9
and y = 2
5
× 3
7
× 5
11
, find H.C.F. of x and y.
Solution The factors common to both x and y are 2
3
, 3
5
and 5
9
.
∴ H.C.F. = 2
3
× 3
5
× 5
9
.
II. Method of Division
A. For two numbers:
Step 1 Greater number is divided by the smaller one.
Step 2 Divisor of (1) is divided by its remainder.
Step 3 Divisor of (2) is divided by its remainder. This is continued until no remainder is left.
H.C.F. is the divisor of last step.
Illustration 5 Find the H.C.F. of 3556 and 3444.
3444 )3556 (1
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112 ) 3444 ( 30
3360
84 ) 112 ( 1
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28 ) 84 ( 3
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B. For more than two numbers:
Step 1 Any two numbers are chosen and their H.C.F. is obtained.
Step 2 H.C.F. of H.C.F. (of(1)) and any other number is obtained.
Step 3 H.C.F. of H.C.F. (of (2)) and any other number (not chosen earlier) is obtained.
This process is continued until all numbers have been chosen. H.C.F. of last step is the required H.C.F.
Illustration 6 Find the greatest possible length which can be used to measure exactly the lengths
7 m, 3 m 85 cm, 12 m 95 cm.
Solution Required length
= (H.C.F. of 700, 385, 1295) cm = 35 cm.
Common Multiple
A common multiple of two or more numbers is a number which is exactly divisible by each one of them.
For Example, 32 is a common multiple of 8 and 16.
8 × 4 = 32
16 × 2 = 32.
Least Common Multiple
The least common multiple of two or more given numbers is the least or lowest number which is exactly divisible by
each of them.
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For example, consider the two numbers 12 and 18.
Multiples of 12 are 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, …
Multiple of 18 are 18, 36, 54, 72, …
Common multiples are 36, 72, …
∴Least common multiple, i.e. L.C.M. of 12 and 18 is 36.
Methods of Finding L.C.M.
A. Method of Prime Factors
Step 1 Resolve each given number into prime factors.
Step 2 Take out all factors with highest powers that occur in given numbers.
Step 3 Find the product of these factors. This product will be the L.C.M.
Illustration 7 Find the L.C.M. of 32, 48, 60 and 320.
Solution 32 = 25 × 1
48 = 24 × 3
60 = 22 × 3 × 5
320 = 26 × 6
∴ L.C.M. = 26 × 3 × 5 = 960.
B. Method of Division
Step 1 The given numbers are written in a line separated by common.
Step 2 Divide by any one of the prime numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, … which will divide at least any two of the given
nu8mbers exactly. The quotients and the undivided numbers are written in a line below the first.
Step 3 Step 2 is repeated until a line of numbers (prime to each other) appears.
1 Find the product of all divisors and numbers in the last line which is the required L.C.M.
Illustration 8 Find the L.C.M. of 12, 15, 20 and 54.
Solution2 12, 15, 20, 54
2 6, 15, 10, 27
3 3, 15, 5, 27
5 1, 5, 5, 9
1, 1, 1, 9
L.C.M. = 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 × 1 × 1 × 1 × 9 = 540.
Note: Before finding the L.C.M. or H.C.F., we must ensure that all quantities are expressed in the same unit.
Some Useful Short-Cut Methods
1. H.C.F. and L.C.M. of Decimals
Step 1 Make the same number of decimal places in all the given numbers by suffixing zero(s) if necessary.
Step 2 Find the H.C.F./L.C.M. of these numbers without decimal.
Step 3 Put the decimal point (in the H.C.F./L.C.M. of step 2) leaving as many digits on its right as there are in each
of the numbers.
2. L.C.M. and H.C.F. of Fractions
L.C.M = L.C.M. of the numbers in numerators
H.C.F. of the numbers in denominators
H.C.F. = H.C.F. of the numbers in numerators
L.C.M. of the numbers in denominators
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3. Product of two numbers
= L.C.M. of the numbers × H.C.F. of the numbers
4. To find the greatest number that will exactly divide x, y and z.
Required number = H.C.F. of x, y and z.
5. To find the greatest number that will divide x, y and z leaving remainders a, b and c, respectively.
Required number = H.C.F. of (x – a), (y – b) and (z – c).
6. To find the least number which is exactly divisible by x, y and z.
Required number = L.C.M. of x, y and z.
7. To find the least number which when divided by x, y and z leaves the remainders a, b and c, respectively. It is
always observed that (x – a) = (y – b) = (z – c) = k (say)
∴ Required number = (L.C.M. of x, y and z) – k.
8. To find the least number which when divided by x, y and z leaves the same remainder r in each case.
Required number = (L.C.M. of x, y and z) + r.
9. To find the greatest number that will divide x, y and z leaving the same remainder in each case.
(a) When the value of remainder r is given:
Required number = H.C.F. of (x – r), (y – r) and (z – r).
(b) When the value of remainder is not given:
Required number = H.C.F. of (x – y) , (y – z) and (z – x)
10. To find the n-digit greatest number which, when divided by x, y and z.
(a) leaves no remainder (i.e. exactly divisible)
Step 1 L.C.M. of x, y and z = L
L ) n – digit greatest number (
Step 2 remainder = R
Step 3 Required number
= n-digit greatest number – R
(b) leaves remainder K in each case Required number
= (n-digit greatest number – R) + K.
11. To find the n-digit smallest number which when divided by x, y and z
(a) leaves no remainder (i.e. exactly divisible)
Step 1 L.C.M. of x, y and z = L
L )n-digit smallest number(
Step 2 remainder = R
Step 3 Required number
= n-digit smallest number + (L – R).
(b) leaves remainder K in each case.
Required number
= n-digit smallest number + (L – R) + k.
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RATIOS, PROPORTIONS AND VARIATION
A ratio is a comparison of two quantities by division. It is a relation that one quantity bears to another with respect to
magnitude. In other words, ratio means what part one quantity is of another. The quantities may be of same kind or
different kinds. For example, when we consider the ratio of the weight 45 kg of a bag of rice to the weight 29kg of a
bag of sugar we are considering the quantities of same kind but when we talk of allotting 2 cricket bats to 5
sportsmen, we are considering quantities of different kinds. Normally, we consider the ratio between quantities of
the same kind.
If a and b are two numbers, the ratio of a to b is a/b or a +b and is denoted by a : b. The two quantities that
are being compared are called terms. The first is called antecedent and the second term is called consequent.
For example, the ratio 3 : 5 represents 3/5 with antecedent 3 and consequent 5.
Note:
1. A ratio is a number, so to find the ratio of two quantities, they must be expressed in the same units.
2. A ratio does not change if both of is terms are multiplied or divided by the same number. Thus,
2/3= 4/6 = 6/9 etc.
TYPES OF RATIOS
1. Duplicate Ratio The ratio of the squares of two numbers is called the duplicate ratio of the two
numbers.
For example, 3
2
/4
2
or 9/16 is called the duplicate ratio of ¾.
2. Triplicate Ratio The ratio of the cubes of two numbers is called the triplicate ratio of the two
numbers.
For example, 3
3
/4
3
or 27/64 is triplicate ratio of ¾.
3. Sub-duplicate Ratio The ratio of the square roots of two numbers is called the sub-duplicate ratio
of two numbers.
For example, 3/4 is the sub- duplicate ratio of 9/16.
4. Sub-duplicate Ratio The ratio of the cube roots of two numbers is called the sub-triplicate ratio
of two numbers.
For example, 2/3 is the sub-triplicate ratio of 8/27.
5. Inverse Ratio or Reciprocal Ratio If the antecedent and consequent of a ratio interchange their
places, the new ratio is called the inverse ratio of the first.
Thus, if a : b be the given ratio, then 1/a : 1/b or b : a is its inverse ratio.
For example, 3/5 is the inverse ratio of 5/3.
6. Compound Ratio The ratio of the product of the antecedents to that of the consequents of two or
more given ratios is called the compound ratio. Thus, if a :b and c:d are two given rations, then ac : bd is the
compound ratio of the given ratios,
For example, if ¾, 4/5 and 5/7 be the given ratios, then their compound ratios is 3× 4× 5/ 4× 5× 7, that is, 3/7.
PROPORTION
The equality of two ratios is called proportion.
If a/b = c/d, then a, b, c and d are said to be in proportion and we write a : b: : c: d. This is read as “a is to b as c
is to d”.
For example, since ¾ = 6/8, we write 3; 4: : 6: 8 and say 3, 4, 6 and 8 are in proportion.
Each term of the ratio a/b and c/d is called a proportional. a, b, c, and d are respectively the first, second, third
and fourth proportionals
Here, a, d are known as extremes and b, c are known as means.
SOME BASIC FORMULAE
1. If four quantities are in proportion, then product of Means = product of Extremes
For example, in the proportion a : b: : c: d, we have bc = ad.
From this relation we see that if any three of the four quantities are given, the fourth can be determined.
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2. Fourth proportional If a: b: :c :x, x is called the fourth proportional of a, b, c.
We have, a/b = c/x or, x = b×c/a
Thus, fourth proportional of a, b, c is b × c / a.
Illustrational 1 Find a fourth proportional to the numbers 2, 5, 4.
Solution Let x be the fourth proportional, then
2 : 5 : : 4 : x or 2/5 = 4/x.
∴ x = 5 × 4 /2 = 10.
3. Third proportional If a: b: : c: x, x is called the third proportional of a, b.
We have, a/b= b/x or x= b
2
/a.
Thus, third proportional of a. b is b
2
/a
Illustration 2 Find a third proportional to the numbers 2.5, 1.5
Solution Let x be the third proportional, then
2.5 : 1.5 : :1.5 : x or 2.5/1.5= 1.5/x.
∴ x = 1.5 × 1.5/2.5 = 0.9
4. Mean Proportional If a: x: : x: b, x is called the mean or second proportional of a,
b.
We have, a/x =x/b or x
2
= ab or x = √ab
∴Mean proportional of a and b is √ab.
We also say that a, x, b are in continued proportion
Illustration 3 Find the mean proportional between 48 and 12.
Solution Let x be the mean proportional. Then, 48 : x : : x : 12 or, 48/x = x/12 or, x
2
= 576 or, x=24.
5. If a/b = c/d, then
(i) (a + b)/b = (c +d)/d (Componendo)
(ii) (a – b)/b = (c-d)/d (Dividendo)
(iii) (a + b)/a-b = c +d/c-d = (Componendo and Dividendo)
(iv) a/b = a + c/b+d = (a –c)/b-d
Illustration 4 The sum of two umber is c and their quotient is p/q. Find the numbers.
Solution Let the numbers be x, y.
Given: x + y = c …(1)
and, x/y = p/q …(2)
∴ x/ x+y = p/p+q ⇒x/c = p/p+q [Using (1)]
⇒ x = pc/p +q.
SOME USEFUL SHORT-CUT METHODS
1. (a) If two numbers are in the ratio of a: b and the sum of these numbers is x, then these numbers
will be ax/ a + b and bx/ a+b, respectively. or
If in a mixture of x liters of, two liquids A and B in the ratio of a: b, then the quantities of liquids A and B in the
mixture will be ax / a + b litres and bx/ a + b litres, respectively.
(b) If three numbers are in the ratio a : b: c and the sum of these numbers is x, then these numbers will be
ax / a + b + c , bx / a + b + c and cx / a + b + c, respectively.
Explanation
Len the three numbers in the ratio a: b: c be A, B and C. Then,
A = ka, B = kb, C =kc and, A + B + C = ka + kb + kc = x
⇒k(a+b+c) = x ⇒k = x / a + b+ c.
∴ A = ka = ax / a + b+ c.
B = kb = bx / a + b+ c.
C = kc = cx / a + b+ c.
Illustration 5 Two numbers are in the ratio of 4 : 5 and the sum of these numbers is 27. Find the two numbers.
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Solution Here, a = 4, b = 5, and x = 27.
∴ The first number = ax / a + b = 4 × 27 / 4+5 = 12.
and, the second number = bx / a + b = 5 × 27 / 4+5 = 15.
Illustration 6 Three numbers are in the ratio of 3: 4 : 8: and the sum of these numbers is 975. Find the three
numbers.
Solution Here, a = 3, b = 4, c = 8 and x = 975
∴ The first number = ax / a + b+ c = (3 × 975)/ 3 + 4 + 8 = 195.
The second number = bx / a + b+ c = (4 × 975)/ 3 + 4 + 8 = 260.
and, the third number = cx / a + b+ c = (8 × 975)/ 3 + 4 + 8 = 520.
2. If two numbers are in the ratio of a : b and difference between these is x, then these numbers will
be
a) ax/ a-b and bx/ a-b, respectively (where a > b).
b) ax/ a-b and bx/ a-b, respectively (where a < b).
Explanation
Let the two numbers be ak and bk.
Let a > b.
Given : ak – bk = x
⇒(a – b)k = x or k = x / (a-b).
Therefore, the two numbers are ax / a-b and bx/ a-b.
Illustration 7 Two numbers are in the ratio of 4 : 5. If the difference between these numbers is 24, then find the
numbers.
Solution Here, a = 4, b = 5 and x = 24.
∴The first number = ax/ b-a = 4 × 24/5- 4 = 96 and, the second number = bx/ b-a = 5× 24 / 5-4 = 120.
3. (a). If a : b = n1 : d1 and b : c = n2 : d2, then
a : b : c = (n1× n2) : (d1× n2) : (d1 × d2).
(b). If a : b = n1 : d1, b : c = n2 : d2, and c : d = n3 : d3 then
a : b : c : d= (n1× n2× n3) : (d1× n2× n3 ) : (d1× d2× n3 ) : (d1× d2× d3 ).
Illustration 8 If A : B = 3 : 4 and B : C = 8 : 9, find A : B : C.
Solution Here, n1 = 3, n2 =8, d1 =4 and d2 = 9.
∴a : b : c = (n1× n2) : (d1× n2) : (d1× d2)
= (3× 8) : (4× 8) : (4× 9)
= 24 : 32 : 36 or, 6: 8 : 9.
Illustration 9 If A : B = 2 : 3, B:C = 4 : 5 and C : D = 6 : 7, find A :D.
Solution Here, n1 = 2, n2 = 4, n3 = 6, d1 = 3, d2 = 5 and d3 = 7.
∴A : B : C : D = (n1× n2× n3) : (d1× n2× n3) : (d1 × d2 × n3) : (d1 × d2 × d3)
= (2 × 4 × 6) : (3 × 4 × 6) : (3 × 5 × 6) : (3 × 5 × 7)
= 48 : 72 : 90: 105: or, 16: 24 : 30 ; 35. Thus, A : D = 16 : 35.
4. (a) The ratio between two numbers is a : b. If x is added to each of these numbers, the ratio
becomes c : d. The two numbers are given as:
ax(c – d) / ad – bc and bx(c- d) / ad –bc.
Explanation
Let two number be ak and bk.
Given : ak +x / bk+x = c/d ⇒akd +dx= cbk + cx
Therefore, the two numbers are ax(c-d) / ad-bc and bx(c-d) / ad- bc
(b) The ratio between two numbers is a : b. if x is subtracted from each of these numbers, the ratio becomes c : d.
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The two numbers are given as:
Explanation
Let the two numbers be ak and bk.
Given : ak-x/bk-x = c/d ⇒akd-xd = bck-xc
Illustration 10 Given two numbers which are in the ratio of 3 : 4, If 8 is added to each of them, their ratio is
changed to 5 : 6. Find two numbers.
Solution We have,
a : b = 3 : 4, c : d = 5 : 6 and x = 8.
∴The first number = ax(c – d)/ ad –bc = 3 × 8× (5-6) / (3× 6- 4 × 5) = 12.
and, the second number = bx(c – d)/ ad –bc
= 4 × 8× (5-6) / (3× 6- 4 × 5) = 16.
Illustration 11 The ratio of two numbers is 5 : 9. If each number is decreased by 5, the ratio becomes 5: 11.
Find the numbers.
Solution We have,
a : b = 5: 9, c: d = 5: 11 and x =5.
∴ The first number = ax (d – c)/ ad –bc
= 5 × 5× (11-5)/ (5× 11- 9 × 5) = 15.
9× 5× (11-5)/(5× 11-9× 5)= 27.
5. (a) If the ratio of two numbers is a: b, then the numbers that should be added to each of the numbers in
order to make this ratio c : d is given by ad-bc/ c-d.
Explanation
Let the required number be x.
Given: a+x/ b+x = c/d ⇒ad+ xd = bc + xc
(b)If the ratio of two numbers is a : b, then the number that should be subtracted from each of the numbers in order
to make this ratio c : d is given by bc-ad/c-d.
Explanation
Let the required number be x.
Given: a-x/ b-x = c/d ⇒ad- xd = bc - xc
Illustration 12 Find the number that must be subtracted from the terms of the ratio 5 : 6 to make it equal to 2 : 3.
Solution We have a : b= 5 : 6 and c: d =2 : 3.
∴ The required number = bc-ad/ c-d
= 6 × 2-5× 3/ 2-3 =3.
Illustration 13 Find the number that must be added to the terms of the ratio 11 : 29 to make it equal to 11 : 20.
Solution We have, a : b= 11 : 29 and c: d =11: 20.
∴ The required number = ad-bc/ c-d
= 11 × 20-29× 11/ 11-20 = 11.
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PERCENTAGES
Introduction
The term per cent means per hundreds or for every hundred. It is the abbreviation of the Latin phrase per centum.
Scoring 60 per cent marks means out of every 100 marks the candidate scored 60 marks.
The term per cent is sometimes abbreviated as p.c. The symbol % is often used for the term per cent.
Thus, 40 per cent will be written as 40%.
A fraction whose denominator is 100 is called a percentage and the numerator of the fraction is called rate per cent,
e.g. 5/100 and 5 per cent means the same thing, i.e. 5 parts out of every hundred parts.
1. To Convert a fraction into a per cent:
to convert any fraction l/m to rate per cent, multiply it by 100 and put % sign, i.e. l/m × 100%
2. To Convert a Percent into a Fraction:
To convert a per cent into a fraction , drop the per cent sign and divide the number by 100.
3. To find a percentage of a given number: x % of given number (N) = x/100 × N.
Some useful shortcut methods
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5. If a number is changed (increased/decreased) successively by x% and y%, then net% change is given by (x+y+
(xy/100))% which represents increase or decrease in value according as the sign is +ve or –ve.
If x or y indicates decrease in percentage, then put –ve sign before x or y, otherwise +ve sign.
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6. If two parameters A and B are multiplied to get a product and if A is changed (increased/decreased) by x% and
another parameter B is changed (increased/decreased) by y%, then the net% change in the product (A × B) is given
(x+y+(xy/100))% which represents increase or decrease in value according as the sign in +ve or –ve.
If x or y indicates decrease in percentage, then put –ve sign before x or y, otherwise +ve sign.
7. If the present population of a town (or value of an item) be P and the population (or value of item) changes at r%
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9. In an examination, the minimum pass percentage is x%. If a student secures y marks and fails by z marks, then the
maximum marks in the examination is
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10. In an examination x% and y% students respectively fail in two different subjects while z% students fail in both
the subjects, then the percentage of students who pass in both the subjects will be (100-(x+y-z))%.
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Averages & Mixtures
Whenever we are asked the marks scored by us in any examination, we usually tell the marks in percentage, taking
the percentage of total marks of all subjects. This percentage is called average percentage. Also, in a class, If there
are 100 students, instead of knowing the age of individual student, we usually talk about average age.
The average or mean or arithmetic of a number of quantities of the same kind is equal to their sum divided by the
number of those quantities. For example, the average of 3, 11, 15, 18,19, and 23 is
3 + 9 +11+ 15+ 18+ 19+ 23+ /7 = 98/7 = 14.
SOME BASIC FORMULAE
1. Average = sum of quantities/ Number of quantities
2. Sum of quantities = Average × Number of quantities
3. Number of quantities = Sum of quantities/ Average
Illustration 1 A man purchased 5 toys at the rate of Rs 200each, 6 toys at the rate of Rs 250each and 9 toys at the
rate of Rs 300 each. Calculate the average cost of one toy.
Solution Price of 5 toys = 200 × 5 = Rs 1000
Price of 6 toys = 250 × 6 = Rs 1500
Price of 9 toys = 300 × 9 = Rs 2700
Average price of 1 toy = 1000 + 1500 + 2700/ 20
= 5200/20 = Rs 260.
Illustration 2 The average marks obtained by 200 students in a certain examination are 45. Find the total marks.
Solution Total marks
= Average marks × Number of students
= 200 × 45 = 900.
Illustration 3 Total temperatures for the month of September is 840
0
C, If the average temperature of that month is
28
0
C, find of how many days is the month of September.
Solution Number of days in the month of September
= Total temperature/ Average temperature = 840/28
= 30days.
SOME USEFUL SHORT–CUT METHODS
1. Average of two or more groups taken together
a) If the number of quantities in two groups be n1 and n2 and their average is x and y, respectively,
the combined average (average of all of then put together) is
n1x +n2y / n1 + n2
Explanation
No. of quantities in fist group = n1
Their average = x
∴ Sum = n1 × x
No. of quantities in second group = n2
Their average = y
∴ Sum = n2 × y
No. of quantities in the combined group = n1+n2
Total sum (sum of quantities of first group and second group) = n1x+n2y
Combined Average = n1x+n2y./ n1 +n2.
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b). If the average of n1 quantities is x and the average of n2 quantities out of them is y, the average of
remaining group (rest of the quantities) is
n2x – n2y/ n1- n2.
Explanation
No. of quantities = n1
Their average = x
∴ Sum = n1x
No of quantities taken out – n2
Their average = y
∴ Sum = n2y
Sum of remaining quantities = n1x – n2y
No. of remaining quantities = n1 – n2
∴ Average of remaining group = n1x – n2y/ n1 – n2
Illustration 4 The average weight of 24 students of section A of a class is 58 kg whereas the average weight of 26
students of section B of the same class is 60. 5 kg. Find the average weight of all the 50 students of the class.
Solution Here, n1 = 24, n2 = 26, x = 58 and y = 60.5.
∴ Average weight of all the 50 students
= n1x+n2y/ n1 +n2
= 24 ×58 + 26×60.5 / 24+26
= 1392 +1573/ 50 = 2965/ 50 =59.3kg.
Illustration 5 Average salary of all the 50 employees including 5 officers of a company is Rs 850. If the average
salary of the officers is Rs 2500, find of the class.
Solution Here, n1 = 50, n2 =5, x = 850and y = 2500.
∴ Average salary of the remaining staff
= n1x-n2y/ n1-n2 = 50× 850 -5× 2500 / 50-5
= 42500-12500/ 45 = 30000/ 45
= Rs 667(approx)
2. If x is the average of x1, x2, …, xn, then
a) The average of x1 + a, x2 + a, …., xn + a is x +a.
b) The average of x1 - a, x2 - a, …., xn - a is x -a.
c) The average of ax1, ax2,….,axn is ax, provided a ≠ 0.
d) The average of x1 / a, x2 / a, …., xn / a isx /a, provided a ≠ 0.
Illustration 6 The average value of six numbers 7, 12, 17, 24, 26 and 28 is 19. If 8 is added to each number, what
will be the new average?
Solution The new average = x +a.
= 19+8 = 27.
Illustration 7 The average value of x numbers is 5x. If x – 2 is subtracted from each given number, what will be the
new average?
Solution The new average =x -a.
= 5x- (x-2) = 4x +2.
Illustration 8 The average of 8 numbers is 21.If each of the numbers multiplied by 8, find the average of a new set
of numbers.
Solution The average of a new set of numbers
= ax = 8× 21 = 168.
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3. The average of n quantities is equal to x. If one of the given quantities whose value is p, is replaced by a new
quantity having value q, the average becomes y, then q = p+n(y-x)
Illustration 9 The average weight of 25 persons is increased by 2 kg when one of them whose weight is 60kg, is
replaced by a new person. What is the weight of the new person?
Solution The weight of the new person
= p + n(y-x)
= 60 + 25(2)= 110kg
4. a). The average of n quantities is equal to x. When a quantity is removed, the average becomes y. The
value of the removed quantity is n(x- y)+y.
b) The average of n quantities is equal to x. When a quantity is added, the average
becomes y. The value of the new quantity is n(y-x)+y
Illustration10 The average are of 24 students and class teacher is16 years, If the class teacher’s age is excluded, the
average age reduces by 1 year. What is the age of the class teacher?
Solution The age of class teacher
= n(x- y) + y
= 25(16 – 15) + 15 = 40 years.
Illustration 11 The average age of 30 children in a class is 9 years. If the teacher’s age be included, the average age
becomes 10years. Find the teacher’s age.
Solution The teacher’s age
= n(y- x) + y
= 30(10 – 9) +100 = 40 years.
5. a).The average of first n natural numbers is (n +1) /2
b). The average of square of natural numbers till n is (n +1)(2n+1)/6.
c). The average of cubes of natural numbers till n is n(n +1)
2
/4
d). The average of odd numbers from 1 to n is (last odd number +1) / 2
e). The average of even numbers from 1 to n is (last even number + 2) / 2.
Illustration 12 Find the average of first 81natural number.
Solution The required average
= n + 1/ 2 = 81 + 1 /2 = 41.
Illustration 13 What is the average of squares of the natural numbers from 1 to 41?
Solution The required average
= (n+1)(2n+1)/ 6 = (41+1)(2× 41+1)/ 6
= 42 × 83/ 6 = 3486/ 6 = 581
Illustration 14 Find the average of cubes of natural numbers from 1 to 27.
Solution The required average
= n(n +1)
2
/ 4 = 27× (27+1)
2
/ 4
27 × 28 × 28 / 4 = 21168 / 4 = 5292.
Illustration 15 What is the average of odd numbers from 1 to 40?
Solution The required average
= last odd number + 1/ 2 = 39 +1/ 4 =20.
Illustration 16 What is the average of even numbers from 1 to 81?
Solution The required average
= last even number + 2/ 2 = 80+2 = 41.
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6. a).If n is odd: The average of n consecutive numbers, consecutive even numbers or
consecutive odd numbers is always the middle number.
b). If n is even: The average of n consecutive numbers, consecutive even numbers or consecutive odd
numbers is always the average of the middle two numbers.
c). The average of first n consecutive numbers is (n+1).
d). The average of first n consecutive odd numbers is n.
e). The average of squares of first n consecutive even number is2 (n+1)(2n+1) / 3.
f). The average of squares of consecutive even number till n is (n+)(n+2) / 3.
g). The average of squares of squares of consecutive odd numbers till n is n(n+2)/ 3.
h). If the average of n consecutive numbers is m, then the difference between the smallest and the largest
number is 2(n-1).
Illustration 17 Find the average of 7 consecutive numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Solution The required average= middle number=6.
Illustration 18 Find the average of consecutive odd numbers 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35.
Solution The required average
= average of middle two numbers
= average of 27 and 29
= 27+29 / 2 = 28.
Illustration 19 Find the average of first 31 consecutive even numbers.
Solution The required average = (n+1) = 31+ 1= 32.
Illustration 20 Find the average of first 50 consecutive odd numbers.
Solution The required average = n = 50.
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PROFIT AND LOSS
Business transactions have now-a-days become common feature of life. When a person deals in the purchase and
sale of any item, he either gains or loses some amount generally. The aim of any business is to earn profit. The
commonly used terms in dealing with questions involving sale and purchase are:
Cost Price The cost price of an article is the price at which an article has been purchased. It is the abbreviated as
C.P.
Selling Price The selling price of an article is the price at which an article has been sold. It is abbreviated as S.P.
Profit or Gain If the selling price of an article is more that the cost price, there is a gain or profit.
Thus, Profit or Gain = S.P- C.P.
Loss If the cost price of an article is greater than the selling price, the suffers a loss.
Thus, Loss = C.P- S.P.
Note that profit and loss are always calculated with respect to the cost price of the item.
Illustration 1. (i)If C.P. = Rs. 235, S.P. = Rs. 240, then profit = ?
(ii) If C.P. = Rs. 116, S.P. = Rs. 107, then loss = ?
Solution (i) Profit = S.P.- C.P. =Rs. 240- 235 =Rs.5.
(ii) Loss = C.P.- S.P. = Rs. 116- 107 =Rs.9.
SOME BASIC FORMULAE
1. Gain on Rs. 100 is Gain per cent
Gain% = (Gain × 100)/C.P
Loss on Rs. 100 is Loss per cent
Loss% = (Loss × 100)/C.P
Illustration 2 The cost price of a shirt is Rs. 200 and selling price is Rs. 250. Calculate the % profit.
Solution We have, C.P. = Rs. 200, S.P = Rs. 250.
Profit = S.P.- C.P. = 250- 200 =Rs.50.
∴ Profit% = profit× 100/ C.P = 50× 100/ 250 = 25%
Illustration 3 Anu bought a necklace for Rs. 750 and sold it for Rs. 675. Find her percentage loss.
Solution Here, C.P. = 750, S.P. = Rs. 675.
Loss= C.P- S.P. = 750-675 = Rs. 75.
∴ Loss% = Loss × 100/ C.P = 75× 100/ 750 = 10%
2. When the selling price and gain% are given:
C.P = 100× S.P / (100+Gain%)
3. When the cost and gain per cent are given;
S.P = (100+Gain%)× C.P/ 100
4. When the cost and loss per cent are given:
S.P = (100-Loss%)× C.P / 100
5. When the selling price and loss per cent are given:
C.P =(100)× S.P / (100-Loss%)
Illustration 4 Mr. Sharma buys a cooler for Rs. 4500. For how much should he so that there is a gain of 8%?
Solution We have, C.P. = Rs. 4500, gain% = 8%
∴S.P = (100+Gain%/100)× C.P.
= (100+ 8/ 100) × 4500
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108/100 × 4500 = Rs. 4860
Illustration 5 By selling a fridge Rs. 7200, Pankaj loses 10%. Find the cost price of the fridge.
Solution We have, S.P. = Rs. 7200, loss% = 10%.
∴ C.P =(100/100-Loss%)× S.P.
= (100/100-10) × 7200
100/90 × 7200= Rs. 8000.
Illustration 6 By selling a pen for Rs. 99, Mohan gains 12 ½ %. Find the cost price of the pen.
Solution Here, S.P. = Rs. 99, gain% = 12 ½% or 25/2%.
∴C.P =(100/100+Gain%)× S.P.
= (100/100+25/2) × 99
= (100× 2/ 225) × 99 =Rs. 88
SOME USEFUL SHORT-CUT METHODS
1. If a man buys x items for Rs. y and sells z items for Rs. w, then
the gain or loss per cent made by him is
(xw/zy -1) × 100%.
Explanation
S.P. of z items = Rs. w
S.P. of x items = Rs. w/z x
Net profit =w/z x-y.
∴% profit = w/z x-y/y × 100%
i.e.(xw/zy -1) × 100,
which represent loss, if the result is negative.
Note: In the case of gain per cent the result obtained bears positive sign whereas in the case of loss per cent the
result obtained bears negative sign.
How to remember:
1. Cross-multiply the numbers connected by the arrows (xw and
zy)
2. Mark the directon of the arrows for crossmultiplicaton. The
arrow going down forms the numerator while the arrow going up forms the denominator (xw/ zy).
Illustration 7 If 11 oranges are bought for Rs. 10 and sold at 10 for Rs. 11 what is the gain loss%?
Solution
% profit= (xw/zy -1) × 100%
= (11× 11/10× 10-1) × 100%
= 21/100 × 100% = 21%
Illustration 8 A fruit seller buys apples at the rate of Rs 12 per dozen and sells them at the rate of 15 for Rs.12.
Find his percentage gain or loss.
Solution
% gain or loss = (xw/ zy -1) × 100%
= (12× 12/15 × 12 -1) × 100%
= -36/144 × 100% = -25%
Since the sign is –ve, there is a loss of 25%.
2. If the cost price of m articles is equal to the selling price of
n articles, then
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% gain or loss = ( m-n/n) × 100
[If m > n, it is gain and if m<n, it is loss]
Explanation
Let the C.P. of one article be Re.1
∴ C.P. of m articles = Rs. m× 1=Rs. m
S.P. of n articles = Rs. m
∴ S.P. of 1 articles = Rs. m/n
∴Profit on 1 article = Rs.(m/n-1)
i.e. Rs. (m-n/n)
∴ %profit = m-n/n × 100/1 i.e.(m-n/n) × 100.
Illustration A shopkeeper professes to sell his goods on cost price but uses 800 gm, instead of 1kg. What is his
gain %?
Solution Here, cost price of 1000 is equal to selling price of 800 gm.
∴ % gain = (m-n/n) × 100
= (1000-800/800) × 100
= 200/800× 100 =25%
Illustration 10 If the selling price of 12 articles is equal to the cost price of 18 articles, what is the profit %?
Solution Here, m = 10, n =12
∴ Profit %= (m-n/n) × 100
(18-12/12) × 100
= 6/12 × 100= 50%
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SIMPLE AND COMPOUND INTEREST
If P stands for Principal, R the rate per cent per annum, T the number of years, I the simple interest and A the
amount, then
1. Simple Interest = Principal × Rate × Time
100
or, I = P × R × T
100
Principal = 100 × Simple Interest
Rate × Time
or, P = 100 × I
R × T
3. Rate = 100 × Simple Interest
Principal × Time
or, R = 100 × I
P × T
4. Time = 100 × Simple Interest
Rate × Principal
or, T = 100 × I
R × P
5. Amount = Principal + Simple Interest
= Principal + Principal × Rate × Time
100
Some Useful Short-Cut Methods
1. If a certain sum in T years at R% per annum amounts to Rs. A, then the sum will be
P = 100 × A
100+R× T
= Principal (1+(Rate × Time)/100)
or, A = P (1 + (R × T)/100)
2. The annual payment that will discharge a debt of Rs. A due in T years at R% per annum is
Annual payment = Rs. (100A/(100T + RT(T – 1)/2))
3. If a certain sum is invested in n types of investments in such a manner that equal amount is obtained on each
investment where interest rates are R1, R2, R3, …, Rn respectively and time periods are T1, T2, T3, …, Tn respectively,
then the ratio in which the amounts are invested is
1/100+R1T1 : 1/100+R2T2
1/100+R3T3 : … 1/100+RnTn
4. If a certain sum of money becomes n times itself in T years at simple interest, then the rate of interest per annum
is R = 100(n – 1)/T %
5. If a certain sum of money becomes n times itself at R% per annum simple interest in T years, then
T = (n-1)/R) × 100 years.
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6. If a certain sum of money becomes n times itself in T years at a simple interest, then the time T in which it will
become m times itself is given by
T′ = (m – 1/n – 1) × T years.
7. Effect of change of P, R and T on simple interest is given by the following formula:
= Product of fixed parameter/100 × [difference of product of variable parameters]
for example, if rate ® changes from R1 to R2
and P, T are fixed then Change in SI = PT/100 × (R1 – R2)
Similarly, if principal (P) changes from P1 to P2 and R, T are fixed, then change in SI = RT/100 × (P1 – P2)
Also, if rate ® changes from R1 to R2 and time (T) changes from T1 to T2 but principal (P) is fixed, then
change in SI = P/100 × (R1T1 – R2T2).
8. If a debt of Rs. Z is paid in ‘n’ number of instalments and if the value of each instalment is Rs. a, then the
borrowed (debt) amount is given by
Z = na + (Ra/100 × b) × n(n – 1)/2
Where, R = rate of interest per annum
b = no. of instalments/year
b = 1, when each instalment is paid yearly
b = 2, when each instalment is paid half-yearly
b = 4, when each instalment is paid quarterly
b = 12, when each instalment is paid monthly.
9. If a certain sum of money P lent out at SI amounts to A1 in T1 years and to A2 in T2 years, then
P = A1T2 – A2T1
T2 – T1
and, R = A1 – A2/A1T2 - A2T1 × 100%
10. If a certain sum of money P lent out for a certain time T amounts to A1 at R1% per annum and to A2 at R2% per
annum, then
P = A2R1 – A1R2/R1 – R2
and, T = A1 – A2 × 100 years.
A2R1-A1R2
11. If an amount P1 lent at simple interest rate of R1% per annum and another amount P2 at simple interest rate of
R2% per annum, then the rate of interest for the whole sum is R = (P1R1+P2R2/P1+P2).
12. If a certain sum of money is lent out in n parts in such a manner that equal sum of money is obtained as simple
interest on each part where interest rates are R1, R2, …, Rn respectively and time periods are T1, T2, …, Tn
respectively, then the ratio in which the sum will be divided in n parts is given by
1/R1T1 : 1/R2T2 : …1/RnTn
13. When there is a change in principal (P), Rate (R) and Time (T), then the value of simple interest I also changes
and is given by
I1/I2 = P1 × R1 × T1/P2 × R2 × T2
⇒A1 – P1/A2 – P2 = P1 × R1 × T1/P2 × R2 × T2
as I1 = A1 – P1 and I2 = A2 – P2.
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14. Out of a certain sum P, 1/a part is invested at R1%, 1/b part at R2% and the remainder (1-1/a-1/b) say 1/c part at
R3%. If the annual income from all these investments is Rs. A, then the original sum is given by
P = ((A × 100)/R1/A+R2/B+R3/C)
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TIME WORK
In our daily life, we come across situations where we need to complete a particular job in a reasonable time. We
have to complete the project earlier or later depending upon the needs. Accordingly, the men on duty have to be
increased or decreased, i.e. the time allowed and the men engaged for a project are inversely proportional to each
other, i.e. the more the number of men involved, the lesser is the time required to finish a job. We also come across
situations where time and work or men and work are in direct proportion to each other.
For solving problems on time and work, we follow the following general rules:
1. If ‘A’ can do a piece of working ‘A’ will finish 1/nth work
in one day.
2. If 1/n of a work is done by ‘A’ in one day, then ‘A’ will take
n days to complete the full work.
3. If ‘ A’ does 1/nth of a work in one hour then to complete the
full work, ‘A’ will take n/m hours.
4. If ‘ A’ does three times faster work than ‘B’ then ratio of
work done by A and B is 3:1 and ratio of time taken by A and B is1: 3.
5. A, B and C can do a piece of work in T1, T2 and T3, days,
respectively. If they have worked for D1, D2 and D3 days respectively, then
Amount of work dine by A= D1/T1
Amount of work dine by B= D2/T2
And, Mount of work done by C=D3/T3
Also, the amount of work done by A, B and C together
= D1/T1+D2/T2+D3/T3
Which will be equal to 1, if the work is complete?
SOME USEFUL SHORT-CUT METHODS
1. If A can do a piece do a piece of work in X days and B can
do the same work in Y days, then both of them working together will do the same work in XY/ X+Y days.
Explanation
A’s 1 day’s work = 1/X
B’s 1 day’s work = 1/Y
Then,(A+B)’s 1 day’s work = 1/X+1/Y= X+Y/XY
∴ A and B together can complete the work on
= XY/ X+Y days.
Illustration 1 A can finish a piece of work by working alone in 6 days and B, while works alone, can finish the
same work in 12days. If both of them work together, then in how many days, the work will be finished?
Solution Here, X= 6 and y = 12.
∴Working together, A and B will complete the work
in = XY/ X+Y days = 6× 12/6+12 days, i.e. 4days.
2. If A, B and C, while working alone, can complete a work in
X, Y and Z days respectively, then they will together complete the work in XYZ/XY+YZ+ZX days.
Explanation
A’s 1 day’s work = 1/X
B’s 1 day’s work = 1/Y
C’s 1 day’s work = 1/Z
∴ (A+B+C)’s 1 days work
=1/X+1/Y+1/Z = (XY+YZ+ZX)/XYZ.
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So, A, B and C together can complete the work in = (XYZ/ XY+YZ+ZX) days.
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Illustration 2 A,B and C can complete a piece of work in 10, 15 and 18 days, respectively. In how many days
would all of them complete the same work working together?
Solution Here, X=10, Y=15 and Z= 18.
Therefore, the work will be completed in
= XYZ/ XY+YZ+ZX days.
= 10× 15× 18/10 × 15 +15 × 18+18 × 10 days,
i.e. 2700/600 or, 4 ½ days.
3. Two persons A and B, working together , can complete a
piece of work in X days. If A, working alone, can complete the work in XY/Y-X days.
Explanation
A and B together can complete the work in X days.
∴(A+B)’s 1 day’s work = 1/X
Similarly, A’s 1day’s work= 1/Y
There fore, B’s 1 day’s work =1/X-1/Y= Y-X/XY
∴B alone can complete the work in (XY/Y-X)days
∴B alone will complete the work in
Illustration 3 A and B working together take 15 days to complete a piece of work. If A alone can do this work in 20
days, how long would B take to complete the same work?
Solution Here, X = 15, and Y=20.
= XY/Y-X days =15× 20/20-15, i.e. 60 days
4. If A and B, working together, can finish a piece of work in
X days, B and C in Y days, then
a) A, B and C working together, will finish the job in (2XYZ/XY+YZ- ZX) days.
b) A alone will finish the job in (2XYZ/XY+YZ- ZX) days.
c) B alone will finish the job in (2XYZ/ZX+XY- YZ) days.
Explanation
(A+B)’s 1 day’s work = 1/X
(B+C)’s 1 day’s work = 1/Y
(C+A)’s 1 day’s work = 1/Z
So, [(A+B) + (B+C)+ (C+A)]’s 1 day’s work = 1/X+1/Y+1/Z
or, 2(A+B+C)’s 1day’s work = (1/X+1/Y+1/Z)
or, (A+B+C)’s 1day’s work = ½ (1/X+1/Y+1/Z)
i.e (XY+YZ-XZ/2XYZ)
∴ A, B and C working together, will complete the work in (2XYZ/XY+ZX-XY) days.
Also, A’s 1 days work – (A+B+C)’s 1day’s work –(B+C)’s 1 days work
= ½ (1/X+1/Y+1/Z)- 1/Y
= ½ (1/X-1/Y+1/Z)
= XY+YZ-XZ/2XYZ
So. A alone can do the work in (2XYZ/XY+YZ+XZ) days
Similarly, B alone can do the work in (2XYZ/YZ+XY+XY) days and C alone can do the work
in(2XYZ/ZX+XY+YZ) days.
Illustration 4 A and B can do a piece of work in 12 days, B and C 15 days, C and A in 20 days. How long would
each take separately to do the same work?
Solution Here, X = 12, Y=15 and Z=20.
∴A alone can do the work in = 2XYZ/XY+YZ-ZX
= 2× 12× 15× 20/12× 15+15× 20-20× 12 days. or, 7200/240, i.e. 30 days.
B alone can do the work in = 2XYZ/ZY+ZX-XY days
= 2× 12× 15× 20/15× 20+20× 12-12× 15 days or, 7200/360, i.e. 20 days.
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C alone can do the work in = 2XYZ/ZX+XY-YZ
= 2× 12× 15× 20/20× 12+12× 15-15× 20 or, 7200/120, i.e. 60 days.
5. (a) If A can finish a work in X days and B is k times efficient
than A, then the time taken by both A and B working together to complete the work is x/1+k.
(b) If A and B working together can finish a work in X days and B is k times efficient than A, then the time
taken by
(i) A, working alone, to complete the work is (k+1)X.
(ii) B, working alone, to complete the work is (k+1/k)X.
Illustration 5 Harbans Lal can do a piece of work in 24 days. If Bansi Lal works twice as fast as Harbans Lal, how
long would they take to finsh the work working together?
Solution Here, X =24 and k=2.
∴Time taken by Harbans Lal and Bansi Lal, woking together, to complete the work
= (X/1+k)days.
= (24/1+2) days, i.e. 8 days
Illustration 6 A and B together can do a piece of work in 3 days. If A does thrice as much work as B in a given
time, find how long A lone would take to do the work?
Solution Here, X = 3 and k = 3.
∴Time taken by A, working alone, to complete the work
= (k+1/k) X = (3+1/3)3 = 4days
6. If A working alone takes a days more than A and B working alone takes b days more than
A and B together, then the number of days taken by A and B, working together, to finish a job is given by
√ab.
Illustration 7 A alone would take 8 hours more to complete the job than if both A and B worked together. If B
worked alone, he took 4 ½ hours more to complete the job than A and B worked together. What time would they
take if both A and B worked together?
Solution Here, a = 8 and b = 9/2.
∴Time taken by A and B, working together, to complete the job
= √ ab days
= √ 8×9/2 or, 6days.
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Time and Distance
The terms ‘Time’ and ‘Distance’ are related to the speed of a moving object.
Speed: We define the speed of an object as the distance covered by it in a unit time interval. It is obtained by
dividing the distance covered by the object, by the time it takes to cover that distance.
Thus, Speed = Distance traveled/ Time taken
Notes:
1. If the time taken is constant, the distance traveled is proportional to the speed, that is,
more the speed; more the distance traveled in the same time.
2. If the speed is constant, the distance traveled is proportional to the time taken, that is,
more the distance traveled; more the time taken at the same speed.
3. If the distance traveled is constant, the speed is inversely proportional to the time taken,
that is, more the speed; less the time taken for the same distance traveled.
SOME BASIC FORMULAE
1. Speed = Distance/Time
2. Distance – Speed × Time
3. Time = Distance/speed
Units of Measurement
Generally if the distance is measured in kilometre, we measure time in hours and speed in kilometre per hour and is
written as km/hr and if the distance is measured in metre then time is taken in second and speed in metre per second
and is written as m/sec.
Conversion of Units
One kilometre/hour = 1000metre/60×60 seconds = 5/18 m/sec.
∴One metre/second = 18/5km/hr.
Thus, x km/hr =(x ×5/18) m/sec.
and, x m/sec. =(x ×18/5) km/hr.
Illustration 1 Calculate the speed of a train which covers a distance of 150 km in 3 hours.
Solution Speed =Distance covered/Time taken= 150/3
= 50km/hr
Illustration 2 How long does a train 100 metres long running at the rate of 40 km/hr take to cross a telegraphic
pole?
Solution In crossing the pole. the train must travel its own length.
∴Distance traveled is 100 metres.
Speed = 40 km/hr. = 40×1000/ 60×60 = 100/9m/sec.
∴ Time taken to cross the pole = 100/(100/9)
= 9seconds.
Illustration 3 A train running at a speed of 90 km/hr passes a pole on the platform in 20 seconds. Find the length of
the train in metres.
Solution Speed of the train = 90km/hr
=90×5/18 = 15 m/sec.
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∴ Length of the train = Speed of the train × time taken in crossing the pole
=25× 20=500m.
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SOME USEFUL SHORT-CUT METHODS
1. (a) If A covers a distance d1 km at s1 km/hr and then d2 km at s2 km/hr, then the average
speed during the whole journey is given by
*(1) Average speed = s1s2(d1 + d2)/s1d2 + s2d1 km/hr.
(b) if A goes from X to Y at s1 km/hr. and comes back from Y to X at s2 km/hr., then the average speed
during the whole journey is given by
Average speed 2s1s2/s1+s2
Explanation
a) Time taken to travel d1 km at s1km/hr is t1 = d1/s1 hr.
Time taken to travel d2 km at s2 km/hr is t2 = d2/s2 hr.
Total time taken = t1 + t2 = (d1/s1+d2/s2)hr
= (s1d2 + s2d2/s1d1/s1s2)hr
Total distance covered = (d1 +d2)km. Therefore,
Average speed =Total distance covered / Total time taken
= s1s2(d1+d2)/(s1d2+s2d1)km/hr …(i)
b) Let the distance from X to Y be d km.
Take d1 = d2 =d in (i), we get
Average speed = 2ds1s2/d(s1+s2) = 2s1s2/s1s2.
*(2) Illustration 4 A ship sails to a certain city at the speed of 15 knots/hr and sails back to the same point at the
rate of 30 knots/hr. What is the average speed for the whole journey?
Solution Here, s1 = 15 and s2 = 30.
∴ Average speed = 2s1s2/s1+s2 = 2×15×30/ 15+30
=20knots/hr.
2. A person goes certain distance(A to B) at a speed of s1 km/hr. and returns back (B
to A) at a speed of s2 km/hr. If the takes T hours in all, the distance between A and B is
T(s1s2/s1+s2)
Explanation
Let the distance between A and B be d km
Time taken during onward journey = t1= d/s1 hrs
Time taken during return journey = t2= d/s2 hrs
∴ Total time taken during the entire journey is T = t1+t2 = d/s1+d/s2= d(s1+s2)/s1s2
∴d = T(s1s2/s1+s2)
Thus, the distance between A and B is = T(s1s2/s1+s2)
= Total time taken × Product of two speeds/Sum of two speeds
*(3) Illustration 5 A boy goes to school with the speed of 3 km an hour and returns with a speed of 2 km/hr. if he
takes 5 hours in all, find the distance in km between the village and the school.
Solution Here, s1 =3, s2 = 2 and T = 5.
∴The distance between the village and the school= T (s1s2/s1+s2) =5(3×2/3+2) = 6km.
3. If two persons A and B start at the same time from two points P and Q towards each
other and after crossing they take T1 and T2 hours in reaching Q and P reactively, then
*(4) A’s speed/B’s speed =√T2/ √T1.
Explanation
Let the total distance between P and Q be d km.
Let the speed of A be s1 km/hr and that of B be s2 km/hr.
Since they are moving in opposite directions, their relative speed is (s1 +s2)km/hr.
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AGE PROBLEMS
Problems based on ages are generally asked in most of the company examinations, To solve these problems, the
knowledge of linear equations is essential. In such problems, there may be three situations:
i. Age some years ago
ii. Present age
iii. Age some years hence
Two of these situations are given and it is required to find the third. The relation between the age of two persons
may also be given. Simple linear equations are framed and their solutions are obtained. Sometimes, shortcut
methods given below are also helpful in solving such problems.
SOME USEFUL SHORT-CUT METHODS
1. If the age of A, t years ago, was n times the age of B and at present A’s age is n2
times that of B, then
A’s present age = (n1-1/n1-n2) n2 t years
and, B’s present age =(n1-1/n1-n2)t years
Explanation
Let the present age of B be x years.
Then, the present age of A =n2 x years Given, t years ago,
n1(x-t)=n2x-t or, (n1-n2)x = (n1-1) t or, x=(n1-1/n1-n2) t years.
Therefore, B’s present age = (n1-1/n1-n2) t years.
And, A’s present age =(n1-1/n1-n2)n2 t years
Illustration 1 The age of father is 4 times the age of his son. If 5 years age father’s age was 7 times the age of his
son at that time, what is father’s present age?
Solution The father’s present age = (n1-1/n1-n2)n2t [Here, n1 =7, n2=4 and t=5]
=(7-1/7-4) 4×5 = 6×4×5/3 = 40years.
2. The present age of A is n1 times the present age of B. If t years hence, the age of A
would be n2 time that of B, then
A’s present age = (n1-1/n1-n2)n2 t years and B’s present age = (n1-1/n1-n2)t years
Explanation
Let the present age of B be x years. Then, the present age of A= n1x Given, t years hence, (n1x +t)=n2 (x+t)
or (n1-n2)x = (n2-1)t or, x=(n2-1/n1-n2)t
Therefore, B’s present age =(n2-1/n1-n2)n1t years
and, A’s present age =(n2-1/n1-n2)n1t years
Illustration 2 The age of Mr. Gupta is four times the age of his son. After ten years, the age of Mr. Gupta will be
only twice the age of his son. Find the present age of Mr. Gupta’s son.
Solution The present age of Mr. Gupta’s son = (n2-1/n1-n2)t
=(2-1/4-2)10
[Here, n1 = 4, n2 = 2 and t=10]= 5years.
3. The age of A, t1 years ago, was n1 times the age of B. If t2 years hence A’s age would
be n2 times that of B, then,
A’s present age =n1(t1+t2)(n2-1)/n1-n2 +t1 years
and, B’s present age =t2(n2-1)t1(n1-1)/n1-n2 years.
Explanation
Let A’s present age=x years and B’s present age=y years.
Given:x-t1 = n1(y-t1) and x+t2 =n2(y+t2)
i.e. x-n1y=(1-n1)t1 ....(1)
and x-n2y=(-1+n1)t2...(2)
Solving (1) and (2), we get x=n1(t1+t2)(n2-1)/n1-n2 +t1
and, y= t2(n2-1)+t2(n2-1)/n1-n2.
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Illustration 3 10 years ago Anu’s mother was 4 times older than her daughter. After 10 years, the mother will be
twice older than the daughter. Find the present age of Anu.
Solution Present age of Anu = t1(n2-1)+t1(n1-1)/n1-n2
[Here, n1 =4, n2= 2, t1= 10 and t2 =10]
=10(2-1) +10(4-1)/4-2 = 10-30/2 =20years.
4. The sum of present ages of A and B is S year. If, t years ago of A was n times the
age of B, then
Present age of A =Sn-t(n-1)/n-1 years, and Present age of B= S+t(n-1)/n+1 years.
Explanation
Let the present ages of A and B be x and y years respectively.
Given: x+y = S …(1)
and, x-t =n(y-t)
or x-ny = (1-n)t
Solving (1) and (2), we get x=Sn-t(n-1)/n+1.
y= S+t(n-1)/n+1.
Illustration 4 The sum of the ages of A and B is 42 years 3 years back, the age of A was 5 times the age of B. Find
the difference between the present ages of A and B.
Solution Here, S=42, n=5 and t =3
∴Present age of A
= Sn-t(n-1)/n+1= 42×5-3(5-1)/5+1
= 198/6=33 years
and, present age of B
5+t(n+1)/n+1 = 42+3(5-1/5+1
=54/6=9years.
∴Difference between the present ages of A and B =33-9=24 years.
Note: If, instead of sum(S), difference (D) of their ages is given, replace S by D and in the age denominator
(n+1) by (n-1) in the above formula.
5. The sum of present ages of A and B is S years. If, t years hence, the age of A would
be n times the age of B, then
Present age of A=Sn+t(n-1)/n+1 years
and, present age of B = S-t(n-1)/n+1 years.
Explanation
Let the present ages of A and be x and y years, respectively
Given: x+y=S ….(1)
and, x+t=n(y+t)
or, x-ny=t(n-1) ….(2)
Solving(1) and (2), we get
x= Sn+t(n-1)/n+1
and, y= S-t(n-1)/n+1
Illustration 5 The sum of the ages of a son and father is 56 years. After four years, the age of the father will be three
times that of the son. Find their respective ages.
Solution The age of father
= Sn+t(n-1)/n+1= 56×3+4(3-1)/3+1
[Here, S=56, t=4 and n=3]
= 176/4= 44years.
The age of son = Sn-t(n-1)/n+1
= 56-4(3-1)/3+1
= 48/4 = 12 years.
6. If the ratio of the present ages of A and B is a: b and t years hence, it will be c: d,
then
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and, B’s present age= bt(c-d)/ ad-bc
Illustration 6 The ratio of the age of father and son at present is 6 : 1. After 5 years, the ratio will become 7:2. Find
the present age of the son.
Solution The present age of the son = bt(c-d)/ ad –bc
[Here, a =6, b=1, c=7, d=2 and t=5]
=1×5(7-2)/6×2-1×7 = 5years.
Note:
If, with the ratio of present ages, the ratio of ages t years age is given, then replace t by(-t) in the above formula.
Illustration 7 6 years ago Mahesh was twice as old as Suresh. If the ratio of their present ages is 9 : 5 respectively,
what is the difference between their present ages?
Solution Present age Mahesh
=-9×6(2-1)/1×9-5×2
[Here, a=9, b=5, c=2, d=1 and t =6]
=54 years
Present age of Suresh
= -5×6(2-1)/1×9-5×2 =30 years.
∴Difference of their ages =54-30=24 years.
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PLANE GEOMETRY
Lines And Angles
Any two straight lines which meet at a point make an angle. The angle made by the two straight lines could be any
of the following.
Some basic properties of angles.
Any straight line makes an angle of 1800. In the figure 1 and 2 are called adjacent angles. The sum of these angles is
equal to 1800. They are called supplementary angles to each other.
The sum of the angles made at a point is equal to 360
0
. So, (1+2+3+4+5) = 360
0
.
Whe
n two lines intersect as in the adjacent figure they form a pair of vertically opposite angle (1, 4) and (2, 3). A pair of
vertically opposite angles are equal.
So, 1 = 4 and 2 = 3.
Parallel lines AB and CD are lines that are separated by a constant distance. They do not have any point of
intersection. Any line that cuts a pair of parallel lines is called a transversal.
The angles formed by the transversal with the parallel lines have the following properties.
(a) The correcponding angles are equal i.e. 1 = 5, 2 = 6, 3 = 7, and 4 = 8.
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(b) The alternate angles are equal 4 = 5, 3 = 6.
(c) The interior angles add up to 180
0
, i.e. 4 + 6 = 180
0
and 3 + 5 = 180
0
Conversely, whenever the corresponding angles are equal or the alternate angles are equal or the interior angles are
supplementary, when a straight line cuts two other lines, then we can conclude that the two lines are parallel.
If the sum of two angles is 90
0
, then they are complementary to each other. If they add up to 180
0
, then they are said
to be supplementary to each other.
If more than two straight lines intersect at one and the same point they are called concurrent lines. If there are three
lines, if no two of them are parallel and they are not concurrent, then they form a closed figure. Such closed figures
formed by three lines are called triangles.
Definition and Basic Properties
A triangle is a plane figure bounded by three straight lines.
 In a triangle, the side which is opposite to (or facing) the largest angle is the longest side and the side which
is facing the smallest angle is the shortest side.
 The sum of the lengths of two sides of a triangle is always greater than the length of the third side.
 The sum of the internal angles in a triangle is equal to 180
0
.
Nomenclature Associated
The corners of the triangle are called its vertices. Generally, the side opposite a vertex is represented by the same
nomenclature but in a different case. For example, the side opposite “∠ A” would be named “a”. The side opposite
“∠ B” and “∠ C” would be named as “b” and “c” respectively.
The angles associated with these vertices are called the interior angles. Each interior has an associated exterior angle
which can be obtained by extending any one side of the angle. The interior and the exterior angels are
supplementary.
Altitude or Height
The perpendicular dropped to the side of a triangle from the vertex opposite that side.
The perimeter of any triangle is the sum of the lengths of its sides.
Perimeter = a + b + c
Semi – perimeter (s) = (a + b + c)/2
Area = (base × height)/2 (OR)
) )( )( ( c s b s a s s − − −
Types of Triangles
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Scalene, when its sides (and angles) are unequal
Perimeter = a + b + c
Area = ) )( )( ( c s b s a s s − − −
Equilateral, when all its sides (and angles) are equal.
AB=AC=BC ⇒a=b=c. ∠ A=∠ B=∠ C=60
0
.
Perimeter = 3a
Area =
2
4
3
a
Height = a
4
3
Isosceles, when two of its sides (and two angles opposite the two equal sides) are equal. AB = AC and ∠ B = ∠ C.
Perimeter = 2a + b
Area =
2 2
4
2
1
b a b − × ×
Height =
2 2
4
2
1
b a − ×
Right Angled, when one of its angles is a right angle. ∠ B = 90
0
and ∠ A+∠ C = 90
0
Perimeter = a + b + c
Area = ac
2
1
Pythagoras Theorem
The side opposite the right angle is called the hypotenuse. Then, from Pythagoras theorem,
a
2
+c
2
= b
2
A triplet is a set of numbers which will satisfy the Pythagoras theorem. The frequently used triplets are (3, 4, 5) (5,
12, 13) (7, 24, 25) (8, 15, 17) (9, 40, 41) (11, 60, 61) (12, 35, 37) (16, 63, 65) (20, 21, 29). The multiples of triplets
are also triplets. Example : 6, 8, 10.
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Right Angled Isosceles, when one of its angles is a right angle, and the sides containing the right angle are equal.
AB = BC and ∠ A = ∠ C = 45
0
Perimeter = 2a + b
Area =
2
2
1
a =
2
4
1
b
Simple Trigonometric Ratios
Consider a right triangle : With reference to angle A, the following trigonometric ratios are defined:
Sine of the angle : sin (A) or sinA = (Opposite side/Hypotenuse)
Cosine of the angle : cos(A) or cosA = (Adjacent side/Hypotenuse)
Tangent of the angle : tan(A) or tanA = (Opposite side/Adjacent side)
A quadrilateral is a polygon with four sides. A quadrilateral has four sides and four internal angles. The sum of the
internal angles, i.e. ∠ A + ∠ B + ∠ C + ∠ D = 360
0
, since the quadrilateral can be split into two triangles.
Quadrilaterals can be classified based on relationships within its sides.
Parallelogram
A quadrilateral in which the opposite sides are parallel is called a parallelogram.
Basic Properties
 The opposite sides are parallel and of equal length. AB=DC and AD = BC.
 The sum of any two adjacent interior angles is equal to two right angles or 180
0
.
∠ A+∠ B=+∠ B+∠ C=∠ C+∠ D=∠ D+∠ A=180
0
.
 The OPPOSITE Angles are equal in magnitude. ∠ A=∠ C and ∠ B=∠ D.
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 The diagonals of a parallelogram are not equal in magnitude, but they bisect each other, and from two pairs
of congruent triangles.
 Perimeter = (Twice the sum of non parallel sides) = 2(AB + BC)
 Area = (base × height) = (b × h) where the height h is the perpendicular distance between the base and the
side parallel to it.
If D is one of the diagonals, and if a, b are two adjacent sides of parallelogram, then
Area [ ]
2
, ) )( )( ( 2
c b a
s where D s b s a s s
+ +
· − − − × ·
 BD
2
+AC
2
= 2(BC
2
+ CD
2
)
 The line joining the midpoints of two adjacent sides of a parallelogram is parallel and half the length of the
corresponding diagonal of the parallelogram. This line cuts the other diagonal in the ratio of 1:3.
 The line joining the midpoint of a side of a parallelogram with one of the opposite vertices cuts one of the
diagonals in the ratio of 1:2.
Rhombus
A rhombus is a special case of a parallelogram where all the sides are of equal length.
Basic Properties
⇒ The opposite sides are parallel and all sides are of equal length. AB = BC = CD = DA.
⇒ The sum of any two adjacent interior angles is equal to two right angles or 180
0
.
∠ A+∠ B=∠ B+∠ C=∠ C+∠ D=∠ D+∠ A=180
0
.
⇒ The opposite angles are equal. ∠ A=∠ C and ∠ B=∠ D.
⇒ The diagonals bisect each other at right angles and form four right angled triangles.
Thus BE=DE=BD/2 and AE=CE=AC/2 and ∠ AEB=∠ BEC=∠ CED=∠ DEA=90
0
.
⇒ Perimeter = (4× side) = 4AB = 4BC = 4CD = 4AD
⇒ The area of a rhombus = half the product of its diagonals = ½ m× AC × BD.
⇒ Areas of the four right triangles, ∆ AEB, ∆ BEC, ∆ CED, ∆ DEA are equal and each equals 1/4
th
the area
of the Rhombus.

2 2
2
2 2
) (
,
`

.
|
+
,
`

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|
·
BD AC
side
Rectangle
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A rectangle is a special case of a parallelogram where the adjacent sides are perpendicular to each other.
Basic Properties
1. The opposite sides are parallel and of equal length. AB=CD and AD=BC. The longer side is called the length (L)
and the shorter side the Breadth (B).
2. The adjacent sides are perpendicular. ∠ A=∠ B=∠ C=∠ D=90
0
3. The diagonals of a rectangle are of equal length and bisect each other. AC=BD; AE=BE=CE=DE.
4. Perimeter = 2(L + B) Area = (Length × Breadth) = L × B
5. If L is the length and D the diagonal, from Pythagoras theorem, Breadth
2 2
L D B − ·
Conversely, if B is the breadth and D the diagonal, from Pythagoras theorem, Length
2 2
B D L − ·

ABCD is a rectangle. SU and TV are two paths drawn parallel to the W is the width of each parallel path.
Area of two parallel paths (shaded portion) = W(l+b-W)
Square
A square is a special case of a parallelogram where all the sides are of equal length and perpendicular to each other.
Thus it is a rhombus and a rectangle also.
Basic Properties
⇒ All the sides of the square are equal. Opposite sides are parallel and adjacent sides are perpendicular.
AB=BC=CD=DA. ∠ A=∠ B=∠ C=∠ D=90
0
.
⇒ The diagonals of a square are of equal length and bisect each other at right angles, AC=BD and
AE=BE=CE=DE.
⇒ Perimeter = 4a Area = a
2
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⇒ Diagonal of the square, from Pythagoras theorem =
( ) 2
a Thus area of square = (Diagonal)
2
/2
⇒ Of all quadrilateral with a given area, the square is the one which has the least perimeter.
⇒ Of all quadrilaterals with a given perimeter, the square is the one which has the greatest area.
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Trapezium
A trapezium is a quadrilateral where only one pair of opposite sides are parallel. All parallelograms are thus
trapeziums (converse is not true).
The Area of a trapezium = half the sum of the lengths of the parallel sides multiplied by the perpendicular distance
between them.
Area = h BC AD ) (
2
1
+
Circles
A circle is a set of points which are equidistant from a given point. The given point is known as the center of that
circle. The angle in a circle is 360
0
.
Basic Constructs
The distance from the centre of the circle to any point on it is known as the radius (R). A circle is completely
defined by its radius and its position can be fixed if its centre’s position is given. Twice the radius is known as the
diameter (D).
Thus D = 2R.
Circumference
All the points which lie on the circle constitute the circumference. The ratio of the circumference to the diameter is a
constant for any circle and is given by Π D=2Π R.
Secant
Any line which passes through the circle is called a secant. A secant cuts the circumference of the circle at two
points.
Chord
Any line segment whose ends lie on the circumference of the circ le is called a chord of that circle. A chord which
passes through the centre of the circle is the diameter.
Tangent
A line which touches the circle at one point is called a tangent to that circle. The point common to the tangent and
the circumference of the circle is called the point of contact. The radius of the circle and the tangent to the circle are
perpendicular at the point of contact.
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Area
The Area contained the circle is determined by Π R
2
, where R is the radius of the circle.
Arc
A part of the circumference of a circle is called an arc. Each arc has an angle associated with it which it subtends at
the centre of the circle. This central angle is related to the length of the arc through the metric of radian.
By definition, the radian is that angle which is subtended at the centre of a circle by an arc of length equal to the
radius of that circle. Consequently, since the full circle is 2Π r (circumference of circle), a full circle would
There is a direct relationship between degrees and radians i.e. 360
0
0
would be
Sector
A sector is part cut from the circle bounded by an arc and the radii drawn from the centre of the circle to the arc’s
ends. The radii form the centrally subtended angle between them. The area of a sector is directly proportional to this
angle and it is equal to that of a full circle if this angle is 360
0
.
Arcs and Sectors
For a circle of radius R, if the central angle subtended by an arc is α
0
, then
Length of Arc

,
`

.
|
·
0
0
360
2
α
πR L Perimeter of sector =
]
]
]

,
`

.
|
+
0
0
360
2 2
α
πR R
Area of the sector =

,
`

.
|
0
0
360
2
α
πR
From the above two relations, it is obvious that
,
`

.
|
·

,
`

.
|
R Sector of Area
Arc the of Length 2
In case the central angle is given in radians (say β radians), then
Length of arc = Rβ Perimeter of the sector = (2R) + (Rβ )
Area of the sector = ½ (R
2
β )
Circular Pathway
OAC is a circle of radius = r, there is pathway, outside the circle of width = W
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Area of circular pathway = π × W(2r + W)
When, the pathway is inside the circle, Area of circular pathway = π × W(2r – W)
Properties of Circles
The properties of circles can be categorized in the following classes:
A: Arcs, Chords and Central angles
B: Angles in a circle
C: Chords in a circle
D: Tangents to a circle
E: Pair of circles
A. ARCS, Chords And Central Angles
 In equal circles (or in the same circle), if two arcs are equal, the chords associated with the arcs are equal.
 In equal circles (or in the same circle), if two arcs subtend equal angles at the centres or at the
circumferences of the circles, then they are equal.
 In equal circles (or in the same circle), if two chords are equal, then the arcs which they cut off are equal.
B. Angle in a circle
 The angle which an arc of a circle subtends at the centre is double that which it subtends at any point on the
remaining part of the circumference.
 Angles in the same segment of a circle are equal.
 The angle in a semicircle is a right angle.
C. Chords in a circle
 A straight line drawn from the centre of a circle to bisect a chord, which is not a diameter, is at right angles
to the chord, i.e. if OP bisects AB then OP ⊥ AB. Conversely, the perpendicular to chord from the centre
bisects the chord, i.e. if OP⊥AB then AP = PB.
 Equal chords of a circle are equidistant from the centre. Conversely, The chords that are equidistant from
the centre are equal.
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 If two chords of a circle, AB & CD, intersect internally at O, then AO × OB = CO × OD.
D. Tangents to a circle
 The tangent at any pint of a circle and the radius through that point of contact are perpendicular to each
other. OT is perpendicular to PT.
 If two tangents are drawn to a circle from an outside point, the length of the tangents from the external
point to their respective points of contact are equal, i.e. PA = PB.
 The angle which a chord makes with a tangent at its point of contact is equal to any angle in the alternate
segment, i.e. ∠ PTA = ∠ TBA.
 If PT is a tangent (with P being an external point and T being the point of contact) and PAB is a secant to
circle (with A and B as the points where the secant cuts the circle), then PT2 = PA × PB
E. Pair of Circles
 If two circles touch each other, the point of contact of he two circles lies on the straight line through the
centres of the circles, i.e. the points A, C, B are collinear.
 In a given pair of circles, there are two types of tangents – the direct tangents and the cross (or transverse)
tangents. In the figure given alongside, the direct tangents are AB and CD while EF and GH are the transverse
tangents.
 When two circles of radii R1 and R2 have their centres at a distance of d,
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The length of direct common tangent =
2 2
r d −
, where r = R1 – R2
The length of the transverse tangent is
2
2 1
2
) ( R R d + −
Note that if the two circles touch d = R1 + R2
A quadrilateral whose vertices lie on the circumference of a circle β called cyclic quadrilateral.
 The opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementary.
In the given figure ∠ ADC + ∠ ABC = α + β = 180
0
.
 The area of a cyclic quadrilateral with sides a, b, c, d is
) )( )( )( ( d s c s b s a s − − − − , where s =
2
d c b a + + +
Geometrical relationships
 Of all surface with a given area, the circle is the one which has the least perimeter.
 Of all surfaces with a given perimeter, the circle is the one which has the greatest area.
 If a circle is inscribed in a square, the diameter of the circle is equal to the side of the square. The area of
the largest circle that can be inscribed in a square of side ‘a’ is
2
4
a
,
`

.

 If a square/rectangle is inscribed in a circle, then the diagonal of the square/rectangle is equal to the
diameter of the circle. Area of a square inscribed in a circle of radius r is 2 r
2
.
 If a circle is inscribed in a rectangle, the diameter of the circle is equal to the smaller side of the rectangle.
 The area of a circle circumscribing an equilateral triangle of side ‘a’ is
.
3
2
a
,
`

.

The area of a circle
inscribed in an equilateral triangle of side ‘a’ is
2
12
a
,
`

.
| π
.
 Two circles are said to be concentric if their centres coincide.
Solids
Solids can be classified into two main divisions viz. solids with flat surfaces and solids with curved surface. Solids
with flat surfaces are described as polyhedrons while surfaces of revolution would form the important part of solids
with curved surfaces.
Polyhedrons
A polyhedron is a closed solid object formed using planar surfaces. It has an overall convex shape, no curved
surfaces and has no perforations.
Cuboid
A rectangular solid having six faces – all of which are rectangles.
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Cuboid metrics
Let the cuboid have dimensions of length L, breadth B, and height H.
Volume = (cross section area × height) = L × B × H cubic units.
Area of four walls (excluding top and bottom faces) = 2[(L+B)H].
Total surface area = 2(LB+BH+HL) sq. units. Length of the diagonals of a cuboid =
2 2 2
H B L + +
units
Hollow cuboid
Consider for example a carton used for packing. It is not completely solid. Besides, L, B and H, there will another
dimension, which is the thickness T.
If L, B and H are the external dimensions, then the internal dimensions are [L-2T], [B-2T] and [H-2T].
Volume of material used = (External Volume – internal Volume). Thus
Volume of material used = LBH – [(L-2T)(B-2T)(H-2T)] cubic units.
However, if it is an open box, that is the top face is missing, then the internal dimensions will be [L-2T], [B-2T] and
[H-T].
Cube
A rectangular 6-faced solid whose every face is a square.
Every cube is a cuboid also, such that L = B = H.
Cube Metrics
Let the length of the edge of the cube be A. Volume = [(area of cross section) × (height)] = A
3
cubic units.
Area of four walls of a cube (excluding the top and bottom faces) = 4A2.
Total surface area of a cube = (sum of areas of all six faces) = 6A
2
sq. units
Length of a diagonals of a cube = A√3 units.
Hollow cube
If the thickness is T,
Volume of material used = External Volume – internal Volume = A
3
-{A-2T}
3
, in the case of closed box.
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= A
3
– [{A-2T}
2
{A-T}], in the case of an open box.
Pyramid
A pyramid is a polyhedron with a polygonal base and planar angular surfaces on the side leading to an apex point or
a vertex at the top. A regular pyramid has a regular polygonal base. A right regular pyramid is a regular pyramid in
which all the side surfaces (all surfaces except the base) are equal. The axis of a pyramid is an imaginary line joining
the midpoint of the base polygon to the top vertex of the pyramid. In a right regular pyramid, the axis is perfectly
vertical (i.e. it is perpendicular to the base). In case the axis is not perpendicular, a tilted pyramid is formed.
Pyramid metrics (Right regular pyramid with base polygon of N sides)
Volume = 1/3 × Area of the base × height , where the height is the length of the axis.
Surface area = Area of the base + (N × area of each side)
Prism
Prism contains similar top and bottom face and the side faces are rectangular shape. Let P is the perimeter of base, H
is the height of the prism and B is the base area of the prism then volume = B × H, Lateral surface are = P × H,
total surface area = (P × H) + 2 × B.
Solids with curved surfaces
These are generally obtained by revolving a planar surface about some axis. Symmetrical curved solids of revolution
are obtained when the surface being revolved is symmetrical (say a regular polygon) and the axis of revolution is
also properly chosen.
Cylinder
A solid formed when a rectangle is revolved about one of its sides is called the right circular cylinder.
Cylinder metrics
Let the base radius be R and the height be H.
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Volume of the cylinder = area of cross-section × height or V = π R
2
H cubic units.
Curved surface Area of the cylinder (excludes the areas of the top and bottom circular regions) = area of rectangle
whose sides are 2Π R and H or CSA=2π RH sq. units.
Total surface Area = Curved Surface Area + Areas of the top and bottom circular regions or
TSA = 2π RH + 2π R
2
=2π R[R+H] sq. units.
If it is a hollow cylinder of thickness T, then internal base radius = r = R – T, Volume of material in a hollow
cylinder = External Volume – Internal Volume or V = π (R
2
– r
2
)H cubic units.
Cone
A solid formed by rotating a right angled triangle about one of the sides containing the right angle.
Cone Metrics
Let the Base Radius = R, Vertical Height = H, and Slant Height = L.
Volume = 1/3 (π R
2
H cubic units) Slant Height L =
2 2
H R +
units
Curved Surface Area = π RL sq. units total Surface Area = π R(R + L) sq. units
Frustrum
If a cone is cut by a plane parallel to the base, then the lower part is called the frustrum of the cone, Let the radius of
the top = r and the radius of the base – R and height = h.
Slant Height L = [ ]
2 2
r R h − + . Curved Surface Area = π [r + R]L sq. units.
Total surface area = π [(r + R)L + r
2
+ R
2
]sq. units. Volume = π
[ ] rR R r
h
+ +
,
`

.
|
2 2
3
cubic units.
Sphere
A solid formed when a circle is revolved about its diameter.
Sphere Metrics
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Let the Radius of the Sphere = R.
Volume = 4/3 (π R
3
cubic units) Surface Area = 4π R
2
sq. units
If R and r are the external and internal radii of a spherical shell, then its Volume = [ ]
3 3
3
4
r R − cubic units.
Geometrical Relationships
 Of all solids with a given volume, the sphere is the one which has the lest surface area.
 Of all solids with a given surface area, the sphere is the one which has the greatest volume.
Hemisphere
Volume =
3
3
2
R π cubic units Surface Area = 3π R
2
sq. units
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MENSURATION
Solids
Solids can be classified into two main divisions viz. solids with flat surfaces and solids with curved surface. Solids
with flat surfaces are described as polyhedrons while surfaces of revolution would form the important part of solids
with curved surfaces.
Polyhedrons
A polyhedron is a closed solid object formed using planar surfaces. It has an overall convex shape, no curved
surfaces and has no perforations.
Cuboid
A rectangular solid having six faces – all of which are rectangles.
Cuboid metrics
Let the cuboid have dimensions of length L, breadth B, and height H.
Volume = (cross section area × height) = L × B × H cubic units.
Area of four walls (excluding top and bottom faces) = 2[(L+B)H].
Total surface area = 2(LB+BH+HL) sq. units. Length of the diagonals of a cuboid =
2 2 2
H B L + +
units
Hollow cuboid
Consider for example a carton used for packing. It is not completely solid. Besides, L, B and H, there will another
dimension, which is the thickness T.
If L, B and H are the external dimensions, then the internal dimensions are [L-2T], [B-2T] and [H-2T].
Volume of material used = (External Volume – internal Volume). Thus
Volume of material used = LBH – [(L-2T)(B-2T)(H-2T)] cubic units.
However, if it is an open box, that is the top face is missing, then the internal dimensions will be [L-2T], [B-2T] and
[H-T].
Cube
A rectangular 6-faced solid whose every face is a square.
Every cube is a cuboid also, such that L = B = H.
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Cube Metrics
Let the length of the edge of the cube be A. Volume = [(area of cross section) × (height)] = A
3
cubic units.
Area of four walls of a cube (excluding the top and bottom faces) = 4A2.
Total surface area of a cube = (sum of areas of all six faces) = 6A
2
sq. units
Length of a diagonals of a cube = A√3 units.
Hollow cube
If the thickness is T,
Volume of material used = External Volume – internal Volume = A
3
-{A-2T}
3
, in the case of closed box.
= A
3
– [{A-2T}
2
{A-T}], in the case of an open box.
Pyramid
A pyramid is a polyhedron with a polygonal base and planar angular surfaces on the side leading to an apex point or
a vertex at the top. A regular pyramid has a regular polygonal base. A right regular pyramid is a regular pyramid in
which all the side surfaces (all surfaces except the base) are equal. The axis of a pyramid is an imaginary line joining
the midpoint of the base polygon to the top vertex of the pyramid. In a right regular pyramid, the axis is perfectly
vertical (i.e. it is perpendicular to the base). In case the axis is not perpendicular, a tilted pyramid is formed.
Pyramid metrics (Right regular pyramid with base polygon of N sides)
Volume = 1/3 × Area of the base × height , where the height is the length of the axis.
Surface area = Area of the base + (N × area of each side)
Prism
Prism contains similar top and bottom face and the side faces are rectangular shape. Let P is the perimeter of base, H
is the height of the prism and B is the base area of the prism then volume = B × H, Lateral surface are = P × H,
total surface area = (P × H) + 2 × B.
Solids with curved surfaces
These are generally obtained by revolving a planar surface about some axis. Symmetrical curved solids of revolution
are obtained when the surface being revolved is symmetrical (say a regular polygon) and the axis of revolution is
also properly chosen.
Cylinder
A solid formed when a rectangle is revolved about one of its sides is called the right circular cylinder.
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Cylinder metrics
Let the base radius be R and the height be H.
Volume of the cylinder = area of cross-section × height or V = π R
2
H cubic units.
Curved surface Area of the cylinder (excludes the areas of the top and bottom circular regions) = area of rectangle
whose sides are 2Π R and H or CSA=2π RH sq. units.
Total surface Area = Curved Surface Area + Areas of the top and bottom circular regions or
TSA = 2π RH + 2π R
2
=2π R[R+H] sq. units.
If it is a hollow cylinder of thickness T, then internal base radius = r = R – T, Volume of material in a hollow
cylinder = External Volume – Internal Volume or V = π (R
2
– r
2
)H cubic units.
Cone
A solid formed by rotating a right angled triangle about one of the sides containing the right angle.
Cone Metrics
Let the Base Radius = R, Vertical Height = H, and Slant Height = L.
Volume = 1/3 (π R
2
H cubic units) Slant Height L =
2 2
H R +
units
Curved Surface Area = π RL sq. units total Surface Area = π R(R + L) sq. units
Frustrum
If a cone is cut by a plane parallel to the base, then the lower part is called the frustrum of the cone, Let the radius of
the top = r and the radius of the base – R and height = h.
Slant Height L = [ ]
2 2
r R h − + . Curved Surface Area = π [r + R]L sq. units.
Total surface area = π [(r + R)L + r
2
+ R
2
]sq. units. Volume = π
[ ] rR R r
h
+ +
,
`

.
|
2 2
3
cubic units.
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Sphere
A solid formed when a circle is revolved about its diameter.
Sphere Metrics
Let the Radius of the Sphere = R.
Volume = 4/3 (π R
3
cubic units) Surface Area = 4π R
2
sq. units
If R and r are the external and internal radii of a spherical shell, then its Volume = [ ]
3 3
3
4
r R − cubic units.
Geometrical Relationships
 Of all solids with a given volume, the sphere is the one which has the lest surface area.
 Of all solids with a given surface area, the sphere is the one which has the greatest volume.
Hemisphere
Volume =
3
3
2
R π cubic units Surface Area = 3π R
2
sq. units
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SET THEORY
Sets: A set is a well defined collection of objects. These are called elements of the set. The sets will be denoted by
capital letters A, B, ……… X, Y. The elements of the set are denoted by small letters a, b, ….. x, y.
A set can be represented in two ways. (i) Roster form (ii) Set builder form.
Example: Let S = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7}. (Roster form)
All the elements are written in a curly bracket.
S = {x / x ∈ N ; x < 8} (Set builder form)
We represent the elements of the set as ‘x’ and after it we put” / “(such that) and then give the rule
which every element of the set should satisfy.
If all the elements in set A are in set B then we say A is a subset of B. (A ⊂ B). B is super set of A.
Number of elements in the
set
Number of
subsets
Number of proper subsets
2 2
2
2
2
-2
3 2
3
2
3
-2
4 2
4
2
4
-2
N 2
n
2
n
-2
Power set: Let A be any given set. A set which contains all the subsets of A as elements, is called the power set of
A. It is denoted by P [A].
Example: A = {p, q, r}
P[A] = [{p}, {q}, {r}, {p, q}, {p, r}, {q, r} [p, q, r} φ ]
Finite set and Infinite set: If the number of elements in a set are finite, then it is called a finite set. A set which is
not finite is called an infinite set.
Equal sets: Two sets are said to be equal if they contain same elements.
Ex: A = {1, 2, 3, 4}
B = {2, 4, 1, 3}
Since the elements in both A and B are equal, they are called equal sets.
Equivalent sets: Two sets are to be equivalent if the number of elements in two sets are same.
Ex: A = {1, 2, 3}; B = {p, q, r}
Number of elements in both the sets are same. So A and B are equivalent sets.
If there are not elements in a set, then it is called a null set. It is denoted by { } or φ .
Union of sets: The set containing the elements of A or B or both is called as union of sets.
A ∪B = {x / x ∈ A or x ∈ B}
Representing A ∪ B by Venn diagrams.
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Intersection of sets: The set containing the common elements of set A and set B is called intersection of A and B.
A ∩B = {x / x ∈ A and x ∈ B}
Representing A∩B by Venn diagrams:
The difference of two sets A – B: The set consisting of all the elements, which belong to A and do not belong to B,
is called the difference of A and B. It is denoted by A-B.
A-B = {x / x ∈ A and x ∉ B}
Similarly B-A = {x / x ∈ B and x ∉ A}
A-B ≠ B-A
Symmetric difference of two sets: The symmetric difference of two sets is represented by A ∆ B.
A ∆ B = (A-B) ∪(B-A) = (A∪B)-(A∩B)
Universal set: The union of sets which are to be observed is called universal set and it is denoted by µ .
Complementary set: The set of elements which belong to µ and does not belong to A is called complementary of
set A
|
. It is denoted by A
|
or A
c
.
Basic theorem: If X⊂Y and Y⊂X; then X=Y. In proving equality of two sets we use this basic theorem. This is
called Antisymmetric property.
(A’)’ = A, when A is a subset of some universal st.
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In the following table A, B, C stand for sets; φ the empty set; µ a universal set and p, q, r stand for statements.
‘≡ ’ represents logical equivalence of statements: ‘t’ to take only the value of ‘T’ and ‘f’ to take the only truth value
of ‘F’.
S.No. Law
Algebra of
Sets Statements
1. Idempotent Laws A∪B = A, A∩A=A p v p ≡ p, p ^ p ^ p
2. Associative Laws (A∪B)∪C = A ∪(B∪C)
(A∩B)∩C = A ∩(B∩C)
(p v q) v r ≡ p v (q v r)
(p ^ q) ^ r ≡ p ^ (q ^ r)
3. Commutative Laws A∪B=B∪A
A∩B=B∩A
p v q ≡ q v p
p ^ q ≡ q ^ p
4. Distributive Laws A∪(B∩C) =
(A∪B)∩(A∪C)
A∩(B∪C) =
(A∩B)∪(A∩C)
p v (q ^ r) ≡ (p v q) ^ (p v
r)
p ^ (q v r) ≡ (p ^ q) v (p ^
r)
5. Identity Laws A∪∅=A, A∪µ =µ
A∩µ =A, A∩∅=∅
p v f ≡ p, p v t ≡ t
p ^ f ≡ f, p ^ t ≡ p
6. Complement Laws A ∪A′ = µ , A∩A′ = ∅
(A′ )′ = A, µ ′ = ∅, ∅′ =µ
p v (~p) ≡ t, p ^ (~P) ≡ f
~ (~p) ≡ p, ~t = f, ~ f ≡ t
7. De Morgan’s Laws (A∪B)′ = A′ ∩ B′
(A∩B)′ = A′∪B′
~(p v q) ≡ (~p) ^ (~q),
~(p ^ q) ≡ (~p) v (~q)
In any law of equality of sets, if we interchange ∪ and ∩; and µ and φ ; the resulting law would also be true. This
principle is known as Principle of duality.
Example: A∪φ = A ⇒A∩µ = A
If A ∩ B = φ ; then a and B are called disjoint sets.
A ∩ B φ ⇒A ⊂ B′ and B ⊂ A′ .
A and B are two subsets of a universal set µ . Then A ∩ B = A - B′ = B - A′ .
If A ⊂ B then A′ ⊃ B′ .
[If A is a subset of B, then A′ is superset of B′ ]
A′ - B′ = B – A
A ∪ B = φ ⇒A = φ and B = φ
If A ⊂ B ; B ⊂ C; then A ⊂ C (Transitive property).
A – (A – B) = A ∩ B.
A ∪ B = A ∩ B ⇔ A = B.
If A ⊂ B then A ∪ (B – A) = B.
If A and B are disjoint sets, then n (A ∪ B) = n (A) + n (B).
If A and B are any two non-empty sets, then n (A ∪ B) = n (A) + n (B) – n (A ∩ B).
N (A∪ B ∪ C) = n (A) + n (B) + n (C) – n(A ∩ B) – n(B ∩ C) – n(C∩ A) + n(A ∩ B ∩ C)
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PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS
1. Principle of Counting: If some procedure can be performed in n1 different ways and if, following procedure, a
second procedure can be performed in n2 different ways, and if, following this second procedure, a third procedure
can be performed in n3 different ways, and so for; then the number of ways the procedures can be performed in the
order indicated is the product n1, n2, n3 …………….
2. The number of permutations of n distinct objects taken r (0≤ r≤ n) at a time is given by
n!/(n-r)! ; n ≥ r
where
n
Pr =
0 ; n<r
3. The number of permutations of n objects taken all together, when p1 of the objects are alike of one kind, p2 of
them are alike and of the second kind,…., pr of them are alike and of the rth kind, where p1 + p2 + ….. pr = n is given
by
n!/p1! P2!.....pr!
4. The number of combinations of n distinct objects taken r (0 ≤ r ≤ n) at a time is given by
n n!/(n-r)! r!, n ≥ r
= C(n, r) =
r 0 , n < r
5. Some Result to Remember
(i)
n
C0 = 1 =
n
Cn
(ii)
n
Cr =
n
Cn-r (0 ≤ r ≤ n)
(iii)
n
Cr-1 +
n
Cr =
n+1
C
r
(1 ≤ r ≤ n)
(iv)
n
Cr =
n
Cs implies r = s or r + s = n.
(v)
n
Cr = {n-r+1)/r}
n
Cr-1
r = n/r, n even
(vi)
n
Cr is greatest =
r = nt 1/2, n odd
(vii)
n
C0 +
n
C1 +
n
C2 + ….+
n
C
n
= 2
n
.
(viii)
n
C0 +
n
C2 + …. =
n
C1+
n
C3 +……=2
n-1
.
(ix) 2
n+1
C
0
+ 2
n+1
C1 +….+2
n+1
Cn =2
2n
.
(x) The number of combinations of n distinct objects taken
r(≤ n) at a time, when k(0 ≤ k ≤ r) particular objects always occur, is
n-k
Cr-k.
(xi) The number of combinations of n distinct objects taken r at a time, when k(1 ≤ k ≤ n) never occur, is
n+k
Cr.
(xii) The total number of selections of one or more objects from n different objects
= 2
n
– 1 = (
n
C1 +
n
C2 +
n
C3 +….+
n
Cn).
(xiii)
r
Cr +
r+1
Cr +….+
n
Cr =
n+1
Cr+1
6. The total number of selection of any number of things from n identical things
n + 1 , (when selection of 0 things is allowed)

n , (when at least one thing is to be selected)
7. The total number of selections from p like things, q like things of another type and r distinct things
= (p + 1) (q + 1) 2
r
– 1 (if at least one thing is to be selected)
(p + 1) (q + 1) 2r – 2 (if none or all cannot be selected)
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8. The total number of selections of r tings from n different things when each thing can be repeated unlimited
number of times =
n+r-1
Cr.
9. The number of ways to distribute n different things between two persons, one receiving p things and the other q
things, where p + q = n ⇒
n
Cp ×
n-p
Cq
= n!/p!(n – p)! × (n - p!/q!(n – p – q)! = n!/p!q! {∴n = p + q}
Similarly for 3 persons, the number of ways
= n!/p! q! r!, where p + q + r = n.
10. The number of ways to distribute m × n different things among n persons equally = (nm)!/(m!)n.
11. The number of ways to divide n different things into three bundles of p, q and r things
= n!/p! q! r! . 1/3!.
12. The number of ways to divide m × n different things into n equal bundles
= (mn)!/(m!)n . 1/n!
13. The total number of ways to divide n identical things among r persons =
n+r-1
Cr-1.
14. The number of ways in which n different objects can be distributed into r different boxes, blank boxes being
n
.
15. The number of ways in n different objects can be distributed into r different boxes are not allowed, is coefficient
of ∝
n
in n! (e

-1)r.
16. The number of circular arrangements of n different things (n – 1)!
17. When clockwise and anticlockwise arrangements are not different, number of circular arrangements of n
different things
= ½(n – 1)!
18. Types of Permutations based upon Geometrical Applications:
(i) Out of n non-concurrent and non-parallel straight lines points of intersection are =
n
C2
(ii) Out of ‘n’ points the number of straight lines are (when no three are collinear)
=
n
C2
(iii) If out of n points m are collinear, then
Number of straight lines =
n
C2 –
m
C2 + 1
(iv) To find number of diagonals
Number of diagonals = n(n – 3)/2
(v) Number of triangle formed from n points
(when no three points are collinear)
(vi) Number of triangles out of n points in which m are collinear
=
n
C3 –
m
C3
(vii) Number of triangles that can be formed out of n points (when none of the side is common to the sides of
polygon)
=
n
C3 –
n
C1 –
n
C1.
n-4
C1
(viii) Number of parallelogram in two system of parallel lines (when I set contains m parallel lines and II set
contains n parallel lines)
=
n
C2 ×
m
C2
(ix) Number of squares m-1
= Σ (m – r) (n – r) ; (m < n)
r=1
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PROBABILITY
Experiment
An operation which results in some well-defined outcomes is called an experiment.
Random Experiment
An experiment whose outcome cannot be predicted with certainty is called a random experiment. In other words, if
an experiment is performed many times under similar conditions and the outcome of each time is not the same, then
this experiment is called a random experiment.
Example: a) Tossing of a fair coin
b) Throwing of an unbiased die
c) Drawing of a card from a well shuffled pack of 52 playing cards
Sample Space
The set of all possible outcomes of a random experiments is called the sample space for that experiment. It is usually
denoted by S.
Example:
a) When a die is thrown, any one of the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 can come up. Therefore. Sample
space
S = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}
b) When a coin is tossed either a head or tail will come up, then the sample space w.r.t. the tossing of
the coin is
S = {H, T}
c) When two coins are tossed, then the sample space is
Sample point / event point
Each element of the sample spaces is called a sample point or an event point.
Example: When a die is thrown, the sample space is S = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} where 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are the
sample points.
Discrete Sample Space
A sample space S is called a discrete sample if S is a finite set.
Event
A subset of the sample space is called an event.
Problem of Events
 Sample space S plays the same role as universal set for all problems related to the particular experiment.
 φ is also the subset of S and is an impossible Event.
 S is also a subset of S which is called a sure event or a certain event.
Types of Events
A. Simple Event/Elementary Event
An event is called a simple Event if it is a singleton subset of the sample space S.
Example:
a) When a coin is tossed, then the sample space is
S = {H, T}
Then A = {H} occurrence of head and B = {T} occurrence of tail are called Simple events.
b) When two coins are tossed, then the sample space is
S = {(H,H); (H,T); (T,H); (T,T)}
Then A = {(H,T)} is the occurrence of head on 1
st
and tail on 2
nd
is called a Simple event.
B. Mixed Event or Compound Event or Composite Event
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A subset of the sample space S which contains more than one element is called a mixed event or when two or more
events occur together, their joint occurrence is called a Compound Event.
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Example:
When a dice is thrown, then the sample space is
S = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}
Then let A = {2, 4 6} is the event of occurrence of even and B = {1, 2, 4} is the event of occurrence of exponent of 2
are Mixed events
Compound events are of two type:
a) Independent Events, and
b) Dependent Events
C. Equally likely events
Outcomes are said to be equally likely when we have no reason to believe that one is more likely to occur than the
other
Example: When an unbiased die is thrown all the six faces 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 are equally likely to come up.
D. Exhaustive Events
A set of events is said to be exhaustive if one of them must necessarily happen every time the experiments is
performed.
Example: When a die is thrown events 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 form an exhaustive set of events.
Important
We can say that the total number of elementary events of a random experiment is called the exhaustive number of
cases.
E. Mutually Exclusive Events
Two or more events are said to be mutually exclusive if one of them occurs, others cannot occur. Thus if two or
more events are said to be mutually exclusive, if not two of them can occur together.
Hence, A1, A2, A3,…, An are mutually exclusive if and only if Ai∩Aj = φ ∀ i ≠ j
Example:
a) When a coin is tossed the event of occurrence of a head and the event of occurrence of a tail are mutually
exclusive events because we cannot have both head and tail at the same time.
b) When a die is thrown, the sample space is S = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}
Let A is an event of occurrence of number greater than 4 i.e., {5, 6}
B is an event of occurrence of an odd number {1, 3, 5}
C is an event of occurrence of an even number {2, 4, 6}
Here, events B and C are Mutually Exclusive but the event A and B or A and C are not Mutually Exclusive.
F. Independent Events or Mutually Independent events
Two or more event are said to be independent if occurrence or non-occurrence of any of them does not affect the
probability of occurrence of or non-occurrence of their events.
Thus, two or more events are said to be independent if occurrence or non-occurrence of any of them does not
influence the occurrence or non-occurrence of the other events.
Example: Let bag contains 3 Red and 2 Black balls. Two balls are drawn one by one with replacement.
Let A is the event of occurrence of a red ball in first draw.
B is the event of occurrence of a black ball in second draw.
then probability of occurrence of B has not been affected if A occurs before B. As the ball has
been replaced in the bag and once again we have to select one ball out of 5(3R + 2B) given balls for event B.
G. Dependent Events
Two or more events are said to be dependent, if occurrence or non-occurrence of any one of them affects the
probability of occurrence or non-occurrence of others.
Example: Let a bag contains 3 Red and 2 Black balls. Two balls are drawn one by one without replacement.
Let A is the event of occurrence of a red ball in first draw
B is the event of occurrence of a black ball in second draw.
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In this case, the probability of occurrence of event B will be affected. Because after the occurrence
of event A i.e. drawing red ball out of 5(3R + 2B), the ball is not replaced in bag. Now, for the event B, we will have
to draw 1 black ball from the remaining 4(2R + 2B) balls which gets affected due to the occurrence of event A.
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H. Complementary Events
Let S be the sample space for a random experiment and let E be the event. Also, Complement of event E is denoted
by E’ or E, where E’ means non occurrence of event E.
Thus E’ occurs if and only if E does not occur.
∴ n(E) + n(E’) = n(S)
Occurrence of an Event
For a random experiment, let E be an event
Let E = {a, b, c}. If the outcome of the experiment is either a or b or c then we say the event has occurred.
Sample Space : The outcomes of any type
Event : The outcomes of particular type
Probability of Occurrence of an event
Let S be the same space, then the probability of occurrence of an event E is denoted by p(E) and is defined as
P(E) = n(E)/n(S) = number of elements in E/number of elements in S
P(E) = number of favourable/particular cases
total number of cases
Example:
a) When a coin is tossed, then the sample space is S = {H, T}
Let E is the event of occurrence of a head
⇒E = {H}
b) When a die is tossed, sample space S = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}
Let A is an event of occurrence of an odd number
And B is an event of occurrence of a number greater than 4
⇒A = {1, 3, 5} and B = {5, 6}
∴ P(A) = Probability of occurrence of an odd number = n(A)/n(S) = 3/6 = ½
and P(B) = Probability of occurrence of a number greater than 4 = n(B)/n(S) = 2/6 = 1/3
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PROGRESSIONS
1. Sequence
Sequence is a function whose domain is the set N of natural numbers.
Real Sequence: A sequence whose range is a subset of R is called a real sequence.
Series: If a1, a2, a3, a4,……, an,….. is a sequence, then the expression a1 + a2 + a3 + a4 + a5 + ….+ an + ….is a
series.
A series is finite or infinite according as the number of terms in the corresponding sequence is finite or infinite.
Progressions: It is not necessary that the terms of a sequence always follow a certain patterns are called
progressions.
2. Arithmetic Progression (A.P.)
A sequence is called an arithmetic progression if the difference of a term and the previous term is always same, i.e.
an+1 – an = constant (=d) for all n ∈ N
The constant difference, generally denoted by d is called the common difference.
For example. Show that the sequence <an> is an A.P. if its nth term a linear expression in n and in such a case the
common difference is equal to the coefficient of n.
Solution. Let <an> be a sequence such that its nth term is a linear expression in n i.e.
an = An + B where A, B are constants.
an+1 = A(n + 1) + B
∴ an+1 – an = {A (n + 1) + B} – {An + B} = A,
i.e. coefficient of n.
3. Properties of an Arithmetic Progression
(i) If a is the first term and d the common difference of an A.P., then its nth term an is given by
an = a + (n + 1) d
(ii) A sequence is an A.P. iff its nth term is of the form An + B i.e. a linear expression in n. the common difference in
such a case is A i.e. the coefficient of n.
(iii) If a constant is added to or subtracted from each term of an A.P., then the resulting sequence is also an A.P. with
the same common difference.
(iv) If each term of given A.P. is multiplied or divided by a non-zero constant k, then the resulting sequence is also
an A.P. with common difference kd or d/k, where d is the common difference of the given A.P.
(v) In a finite A.P. the sum of the terms equidistant from the beginning and end is always same and is equal to the
sum of first and last term i.e.
(vi) Three numbers a, b, c are in A.P. iff b = a + c.
(vii) If the terms of an A.P. are chosen at regular intervals, then they form an A.P.
(viii) If an, an+1 and an+2 are three consecutive terms of an A.P., then
2an+1 = an+an+2
4. Selection of Terms in an A.P.
It should be noted that in case of an odd number of terms, the middle term is a and the common difference is d while
in case of an even number of terms the middle terms are a – d, a + d and the common differences is 2d. i.e.
(i) Selecting two terms of A.P. are a – d, a + d.
(ii) Selecting four terms of A.P.: a – 3d, a – d, a + d, a + 3d and so on…..
(iii) Selecting 3 terms of A.P.: a – d, a, a + d
(iv) Selecting 5 terms of A.P.:
a – 2d, a – d, a, a + d, a + 2d.
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5. Some Useful Results
6. Sum to n Terms of an A.P.
The sum Sn of n terms of an A.P. with first term ‘a’ and common difference ‘d’ is given by
Sn = (n/2)[2a + (n – 1)d]
Also, Sn = (n/2)[a + l], where l = last term = a + (n – 1)d.
Note. A sequence is an A.P. if and only if the sum of its n terms is of the form An2 + Bn, where A, B are constants.
In such a case, the common difference of the A.P. is 2A.
7. Insertion of Arithmetic Means
If between two given quantities a and b we have to insert n quantities A1, A2,…, An such that a, A1, A2,…An, b form
an A.P., then we say that A1, A2,…, An are arithmetic means between a and b.
Insertion of n Arithmetic Means between a and b
Let A1, A2,…,An be n arithmetic means between two quantities a and b. Then,
a, A1, A2,…, An, b is an A.P.
Let d be the common difference of this A.P. Clearly, it contains (n + 2) terms.
These are the required arithmetic means between a and b.
8. Geometric Progression
A sequence of non-zero numbers is called a geometric progression (or G.P.) if the ratio of a term and the term
proceeding to it is always a constant quantity.
The constant ratio is called the common ratio of the G.P.
In other words, a sequence a
1
, a
2
, a
3
,…, an,…is called a geometric progression if
(an+1) / an = constant for all n ∈ N
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For example. Show that the sequence given by an = 3 (2
n
). for all n ∈ N, is a G.P. Also, find its common ratio.
Solution. We have, an = 3 (2
n
)
∴an+1 = 3 (2
n
+1)
Now, (an+1)/an = 3(2
n+1
)/3(2
n
) =2
Clearly, (an+1)/an = 2 (constant), for all n ∈ N. So, the given sequence is an G.P. with common ratio 2.
9. Selection of Terms in G.P.
Sometimes if is required to select a finite number of terms in G.P. It is always convenient if we select the terms in
the following manner:
No. of
terms
Terms Common ratio
3 a/r, a, ar R
4 a/r
3
, a/r, ar, ar
3
r
2
5 a/r
2
, a/r, a, ar,
ar
2
R
If the product of the numbers is not given, then the numbers are taken as a, ar, ar
2
, ar
3
,…..
10. Properties of Geometric Progressions
(i) If all the terms of a G.P. be multiplied or divided by the same non-zero constant, then it remains a G.P. with the
same common ratio.
(ii) The reciprocals of the terms of a given G.P. form a G.P.
(iii) If each term of a G.P. be raised to the same power, the resulting sequence also forms a G.P.
(iv) In a finite G.P. the product of the terms equidistant form the beginning and the end is always same and is equal
to the product of the first and the last term.
(v) Three non-zero numbers, a, b, c are in G.P. iff b
2
= ac.
(vi) If the terms of a given G.P. are chosen at regular intervals, then the new sequence so formed also forms a G.P.
(vii) If a1, a2, a3,…, an,…is a G.P. of non-zero non-negative terms, then log a1, log a2,…, log an,… is an A.P. and
vice-versa.
For example. The third term of a G.P. is 4. Find the product of its first give terms.
Solution. Let a be the first term and r the common ratio. Then,
a3 = 4 ⇒ar
2
= 4 ………… (i)
Now,
Product of first five terms
= a1a2a3a4a5
11. Sum of Terms of a G.P.
(i) The sum of n terms of a G.P. with first term ‘a’ and common ratio ‘r’ is given by
(ii) If l is the term of the G.P., then l = ar
n-1
(iii) If | r | < 1, then lim r
n
= 0. Therefore, the sum S of an infinite G.P. with common ratio r satisfying | r | < 1 is
given by
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1. Arithmetic Mean
(i) Mean of unclassified data. Let x1, x2, …., xn be n observations, then their arithmetic mean is given by
x = x1+x2+…..+xn/n = 1/n

·
n
i
xi
1
(ii) Mean of grouped data. Let x1, x2, x3,…, xn be n observations and let f1, f2,…, fn be their corresponding
frequencies, then their arithmetic mean is given by

·
·
·
+ + +
+ + +
·
n
i
i
n
i
i i
n
n n
f
x f
f f f
x f x f x f
x
1
1
2 1
2 2 1 1
_
....
...
2. Weighted Arithmetic Mean
If w1, w2, w3,…, wn are the weights assigned to the values x1, x2, x3, ,…, xn respectively, then the weighted
average is defined as:
n
n n
w w w
x w x w x w
M WeightedA
+ + +
+ +
·
....
....
. .
2 1
2 2 1 1
3. Combined Mean
If we are given the A.M. of two data sets and their sizes, then the combined A.M. of two data sets can be
obtained by the formula
2 1
2
_
2
1
_
1
12
_
n n
x n x n
x
+
+
·
where x12 = Combined mean of the two data sets 1 and 2
x1 = mean of the first data
x2 = Mean of the second data
n1 = Size of the first data
n2 = Size of the second data.
4. Geometric Mean
If x1, x2, x3 are n observations, none of them being zero, then their geometric mean is defined as
G.M. = (x1, x2, x3….xn)
1/n
5. Harmonic Mean
The harmonic mean of n observation x1, x2,….., xn is defined as:

·
·

,
`

.
|
·
n
i i
i
n
i
i
x
f
f
M H
1
1
. .
6. Relation among A.M, G.M. And H.M.
The arithmetic mean (A.M.), geometric mean (G.M.) and harmonic mean (H.M.) for a given set of
observations are related as under:
A.M. ≥ G.M. ≥ H.M.
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Equality sign hold only when all the observations are equal.
7. Median
(i) Median of an individual series. Let n be the number of observations.
(A) Arrange the data in ascending or descending order.
(B) (a) If n is odd, then
Median = value of the ½ (n+1)th observation
(b) if n is even, then
Median = mean of the (n/2)th and (n/2 + 1)th observation
(ii) Median of a discrete series
(A) Arrange the values of the variate in ascending or descending order.
(B) Prepare a commulative frequency table.
(C) (a) If n is odd, then Median = size of the ((n+1)/2)th term
(b) If n is even, then
Median = size of the

,
`

.
|

,
`

.
|
+ +
,
`

.
|
2
1
2 2
n n
th term
(iii) median of a Continuous Series
(iv) Prepare the commulative frequency table.
(B) Find the median class, i.e. the class in which the (n/2)th observation lies.
(C) The median value is given by the formula
Median = l +
,
2
h
f
c
n
f
×

,
`

.
|

,
`

.
|
where
l = lower limit of the median class
n = total frequency
f = frequency of the median class
h = width of the median class
cf = cumulative frequency of the class
preceding the median class.
8. Quartiles, Deciles and percentiles
(a) For ungrouped data Quartiles are also a kind of positional averages which divide the complete
frequency distribution into four equal parts.
Qr = nr/4 ; r = 1, 2, 3
Decline divide the frequency distribution into 10 equal parts.
Dr = nr/10 ; r = 1, 2, 3…… 9
Percentiles divide it into 100 equal parts
Pr = nr/100 ; r = 1, 2, 3,…….99
(b) For grouped data Arrange data is ascending order and prepare cumulative frequency
3 , 2 , 1 ;
4
·
,
`

.
|
− + · r
f
i
F
Nr
l Q
r
9 ..... 3 , 2 , 1 ;
10
·
,
`

.
|
− + · r
f
i
F
Nr
l D
r
99 ..... 3 , 2 , 1 ;
100
·
,
`

.
|
− + · r
f
i
F
Nr
l P
r
where l is lower limit of the required class, i is class interval, f is frequency of the class and F is sum of all
frequencies just above the class of quartile/decile/percentile.
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9. Mode
(i) Mode of individual series In the case of individual series, the value which is repeated maximum number of
times is the mode of the series.
(ii) Mode of discrete series In the case of discrete frequency distribution, mode is the value of the variate
corresponding to the maximum frequency.
(iii) Mode of continuous series
(A) Find the modal class, i.e. the class which has maximum frequency. The modal class can be determined either by
inspection or with the help of grouping table.
(B) The mode is given by the formula Mode = l + (fm – fm-1/2fm – fm-1 – fm+1) × h,
where
l = the lower limit of the modal class
h = the width of the modal class
fm-1 = the frequency of the class preceding modal class
fm = the frequency of the modal class
fm+1 = the frequency of the class succeeding modal class.
In case, the modal value lies in a class other than the one containing maximum frequency, we take the help
of the following formula
Mode = l + fm+1/fm-1+fm+1 × h,
where symbols have usual meaning.
A distribution in which mean, median and mode coincide is called a symmetrical distribution. If the
distribution is moderately skewed, then mode can be calculated as follows:
Mode = 3 Median – 2 Mean.
10. Measures of Dispersion
(i) Range It is the difference between the greatest and the smallest observation of the distribution.
If L is the largest and S is the smallest observation in a distribution, then its Range = L – S. Also.
Coefficient of range = L-S/L+S
(ii) Quartile Deviation Quartile deviation or semi-interquartile range is given by
Q.D. = ½ (Q3 – Q1)
Coefficient of Q.D. = Q3 – Q1/Q3+Q1
(iii) Mean deviation For a frequency distribution, the mean deviation from an average (median, or arithmetic mean)
is given by

·
·

·
n
i
i
n
i
i
f
x xi f
D M
1
1
_
| |
. .
Coefficient of M.D. = Mean deviation/Corresponding average
(iv) Standard deviation The standard deviation of a statistical data is defined as the positive square root of the
squared deviations of observations from the A.M. of the series under consideration.
(A) Standard deviation (also denoted by σ ) for ungrouped set of observations is given by

N
x x f
D S
n
i
i i ∑
·

·
1
2
_
) (
. . σ
(B) Standard deviation for frequency distribution is given by,
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N
x x f
D S
n
i
i i ∑
·

·
1
2
_
) (
. .
where, fi is the frequency of xi(1 ≤ i ≤ n).
11. Skewness
We study skewness to have an idea about the shape of the curve which we can draw with the help of the
given data. The term ‘skewness’ refers to lack of symmetry. We can define skewness of a distribution as the
tendency of a distribution to depart from symmetry.
(i) In a symmetrical distribution, we have
mean = median = mode.
(ii) When the distribution is not symmetrical, it is called asymmetrical or skewed.
In a skewed distribution Mean ≠ Median ≠ Mode.
Note:
(a) Absolute measures of skewness.
(i) Sk = mean – median (ii) Sk = mean – mode
(iii) Sk = Q3 + Q1 – 2Q2 or Sk = Q3 + Q1 – 2 (median).
(b) Relative measures of skewness. The following are four important relative measures of skewness:
(i) Karl Pearson’s coefficient of skewness
Sk = mean – mode/Standard deviation
If mode is well defined then using the relation,
Mode = 3 median – 2 mean,
For a moderately skewed distribution, we get
Sk = 3 (mean – median)/Standard deviation.
If follows that Sk = 0, if mean = mode = median.
(ii) Empirical relationships. If the data is moderately non-symmetrical, then the following empirical relationships
hold:
Mean deviation = 4/5 σ
Semi-inter-quartile range = 2/3 σ .
Probable error of standard deviation = 2/3 σ = Semi-inter-quartile range
Quartile deviation = 5/6 M.D.
From these relationship, we have
4 S.D. = 5 M.D. = 6 Q.D.
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In Hindu Arabic System, we use ten symbols 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 called digits to represent any number. This is the decimal system where we use the numbers 0 to 9. 0 is called insignificant digit. A group of figures, denoting a number is called a numeral. For a given numeral, we start from extreme right as Unit’s place, Ten’s place, Hundred’s place and so on. Illustration 1 We represent the number 309872546 as shown below: Ten Crore 108 Crores 107 Lacs 105 Ten Thousand 104 Thousand 103 Hundred 102 Ten’s 101 4 6
-3-

3

0

9

(million) 106Ten Lacs

8

7

2

5

We read it as “Thirty crores, ninety- eight lacs, seventy-two thousands five hundred and forty-six.” In this numeral: The place value of 6 is 6 ×1 = 6 The place value of 4 is 4 ×10 = 40 The place value of 5 is 5 ×100 = 500 The place value of 2 is2 ×1000 = 2000 and so on. The face value of a digit in a numbers is the value itself wherever it may be. Thus, the face value of 7 in the above numeral is 7. The face value of 6 in the above numeral is 6 and in the above numeral is 6 and so on. NUMBER SYSTEM Natural numbers Counting numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,... are know as natural numbers. The set of all natural numbers, can be represented by N= {1, 2, 3, 4, 5,….} Whole numbers If we include 0 among the natural numbers, then the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, … are called whole numbers. The set of whole number can be represented by W= {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…} Clearly, every natural number is a whole number but 0 is a whole number which is not a natural number. INTEGERS All counting numbers and their negatives including zero are know as integers. The set of integers can be represented by Z or I = {…-4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, …} Positive Integers The set I+ ={1, 2, 3, 4,…} is the set of all positive integers. Clearly, positive integers and natural numbers are synonyms. Negative Integers The set I- = {-1, -2, -3…} is the set of all negative integers. 0 is neither positive nor negative. Non-negative Integers The set {0, 1, 2, 3,…} is the set all non-negative integers. Rational Numbers _________________________________________________________________________________________ _
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For example. 22/7 is rational while π irrational number. 41.g. etc.coachingworld.323232…= 0. every integer is a rational number. = 0. 17.14 is not an exact value of it. 6.e. 2/3-√5. Himayath Nagar. 12. Since 0 can be written as 0/1 and every non-zero integer ‘a’ can be written as a/1. Note that the exact value of π is not 22/7. 1/5 =0. 67. √3. Prime Numbers A natural number other than 1 is a prime number if it is divisible by 1 and itself only. 4 + √2.2. 73.05 0. 31.g. 71.43. The recurring decimals have been given a short notation as 0.1555… = 4.g. Composite Numbers Natural numbers greater than 1which are not prime.g. 3. 4-√3.The numbers of the form p/q. where p and q are integers and q ≠ 0. Odd Numbers All those numbers which are not exactly divisible by 2 are called odd numbers. each of the numbers 4. are composite numbers.in .g. √2. 2 is the only even number which is prime Prime numbers up to 100 are: 2. Note that the sum. √3. π. etc.333…22/7 = 3. e. Irrational Numbers Those numbers which when expressed in decimal from are neither terminating nor repeating decimals are known as irrational number. 4√3.g. are known as rational numbers. Note: 1. 29. q≠0}. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. e. 2. 11. 8. 19. are known as composite numbers. Note that the numbers which are relatively prime need not necessarily be prime numbers. 7 etc. Similarly. 4/7. 7 etc. 83. 25 prime numbers between 1 and 100.g. Swetha Apartment. 6. 22/7 is approximate value of π. √5. 2/5. 16 and 17 are relatively prime although 16 is not a prime number. e. Hyderabad. 5. 8/44 = 0. are odd numbers. etc. each of the numbers 2. Real Numbers The rational and irrational numbers combined together are called real numbers.1428704287. 97.q belong to I. 59. 9. e. i. 79.e. e. 13.23.. 10. i.in -4- www.333…. e.13/21. -7√5 are all irrational. -5/8. etc. Since every natural number ‘a’ can be written as a/1. 3.. -3/7. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. difference or product of a rational and irrational number is irrational. are even numbers. 8. For example. every natural number is a rational number. Q ={x:x =p/q. 3/2. 3. The set of all real numbers is denote by R. are real numbers.. 47.2. p. The set of all rational numbers is denoted by Q. 5. 3. 0/1.3 4. etc. 1. 89. 37. 5. 53. 3 and 5 are co-primes. etc. 4. The number 1 is neither a prime number nor composite number. e. 1/3 = 0. 3. e. -2/3..g. For example. Every rational number has a peculiar characteristic that when expressed in decimal form is expressible rather in terminating decimals or in non-terminating repeating decimals. 7.181818…. Even Numbers All those numbers which are exactly divisible by 2 are called even numbers.32. 3+ √2. are prime numbers. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.. 61. two numbers which have only 1 as the common factor are called co-primes or relatively prime to each other.

Common Multiple A common multiple of two or more numbers is a number which is exactly divisible by each one of them.coachingworld.F.in .in -6- www.Illustration 2 Find the H. of 3332. of 3556 and 3444. of H.C. For Example. (of (2)) and any other number (not chosen earlier) is obtained. Solution Required length = (H. This is continued until no remainder is left. 32 is a common multiple of 8 and 16. 12 m 95 cm. (of(1)) and any other number is obtained. of 700. ∴ H. Method of Division A. Hyderabad. H. Solution The factors common to both x and y are 23. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. Illustration 6 Find the greatest possible length which can be used to measure exactly the lengths 7 m.C.C.C. H.F.F. Swetha Apartment. of 360 and 132.C. II. 385. Illustration 3 Find the H. Illustration 4 If x = 23 × 35 × 59 and y = 25 × 37 × 511.F.F.F. This process is continued until all numbers have been chosen.C. Step 2 H. = 23 × 35 × 59.F. Least Common Multiple The least common multiple of two or more given numbers is the least or lowest number which is exactly divisible by each of them.C. of H.F.C.F. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld.C. 8 × 4 = 32 16 × 2 = 32.F.C.F. Himayath Nagar. For two numbers: Step 1 Greater number is divided by the smaller one. Step 2 Divisor of (1) is divided by its remainder.C.F. 3724 and 4508 Solution 3332 = 2 × 2 × 7 × 7 × 17 3724 = 2 × 2 × 7 × 7 × 19 4508 = 2 × 2 × 7 × 7 × 23 ∴ H. Step 3 Divisor of (2) is divided by its remainder. is the divisor of last step. For more than two numbers: Step 1 Any two numbers are chosen and their H.C. = 22 × 31 × = 12. = 2 × 2 × 7 × 7 = 196.C.F. find H. of x and y. 35 and 59. is obtained.F. of last step is the required H.C. Illustration 5 Find the H. Step 3 H. 3 m 85 cm.F. Solution 360 = 23 × 32 × 5 132 = 22 × 31 × 11 ∴ H. 1295) cm = 35 cm. 3444 )3556 (1 3444 112 ) 3444 ( 30 3360 84 ) 112 ( 1 84 28 ) 84 ( 3 84 × B.C. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.F.C.

27 5 1. 10. H. 5. we must ensure that all quantities are expressed in the same unit. 15. Method of Prime Factors Step 1 Resolve each given number into prime factors. 15.For example.C.M.C.C.M.C. 7. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.C.M. 5. 2. Step 2 Find the H.C. = 26 × 3 × 5 = 960.F.C.C. of 32. 60 and 320. 48. 3.M. Step 3 Find the product of these factors.C. A. 36.M. Note: Before finding the L. Step 2 Divide by any one of the prime numbers 2. 11.C. L. or H.in . and L. 72. Swetha Apartment.e. 15. 20.C. … ∴ Least common multiple. 27 3 3.C. of the numbers in denominators H.M. Step 2 Take out all factors with highest powers that occur in given numbers. and H. Illustration 8 Find the L.C./L.F. = 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 × 1 × 1 × 1 × 9 = 540. Multiples of 12 are 12.C..C. Himayath Nagar. This product will be the L.C. Hyderabad.M. 20 and 54. of 12.F. of these numbers without decimal.F.F. 72. … Multiple of 18 are 18. of the numbers in denominators _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.M. of Fractions L.C. of Decimals Step 1 Make the same number of decimal places in all the given numbers by suffixing zero(s) if necessary. Method of Division Step 1 The given numbers are written in a line separated by common. Some Useful Short-Cut Methods 1. 54 2 6.C. 5. Solution 32 = 25 × 1 48 = 24 × 3 60 = 22 × 3 × 5 320 = 26 × 6 ∴ L.C. 15. Solution2 12.M. 48.coachingworld. Step 3 Put the decimal point (in the H. The quotients and the undivided numbers are written in a line below the first. Illustration 7 Find the L. 1.F. L. B. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld.C.F. of step 2) leaving as many digits on its right as there are in each of the numbers.in -7- www.M = L. Step 3 Step 2 is repeated until a line of numbers (prime to each other) appears.C. of the numbers in numerators L. of the numbers in numerators H. 5. i.M.M. 9 L. 9 1. consider the two numbers 12 and 18.M.M.M. 36. 1.F. of 12 and 18 is 36.C. … Common multiples are 36. 24. 54. … which will divide at least any two of the given nu8mbers exactly. 72. Methods of Finding L. = H.C. 1 Find the product of all divisors and numbers in the last line which is the required L.M.C./L.

F.C.F.coachingworld. 8. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.3. 11. b and c. b and c. of the numbers 4. (b) When the value of remainder is not given: Required number = H. To find the greatest number that will divide x. To find the least number which when divided by x. y and z) – k.M. Required number = H. y and z leaving remainders a. y and z leaving the same remainder in each case. of x. exactly divisible) Step 1 L. y and z = L L )n-digit smallest number( Step 2 remainder = R Step 3 Required number = n-digit smallest number + (L – R). respectively.C. 9. of (x – r).M.C. 7. y and z (a) leaves no remainder (i. y and z. To find the n-digit greatest number which. To find the greatest number that will divide x.C. Required number = n-digit smallest number + (L – R) + k. (y – b) and (z – c). of (x – a). (a) When the value of remainder r is given: Required number = H. To find the least number which when divided by x. of x.C.e.F. Hyderabad. To find the n-digit smallest number which when divided by x. (b) leaves remainder K in each case.M. of x. Required number = (L. when divided by x. (a) leaves no remainder (i. To find the greatest number that will exactly divide x. Swetha Apartment.F. of x. (y – r) and (z – r). y and z. of  (x – y) .M.  (y – z) and  (z – x) 10. y and z leaves the remainders a.in . of x. y and z = L L ) n – digit greatest number ( Step 2 remainder = R Step 3 Required number = n-digit greatest number – R (b) leaves remainder K in each case Required number = (n-digit greatest number – R) + K.C. Required number = L. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. 5.F. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. y and z. exactly divisible) Step 1 L. Product of two numbers = L. 6.in -8- www. y and z leaves the same remainder r in each case. y and z.C. Himayath Nagar. of x. respectively.M.C.C. y and z. To find the least number which is exactly divisible by x.e.C. of the numbers × H.C. It is always observed that (x – a) = (y – b) = (z – c) = k (say) ∴ Required number = (L. y and z) + r. Required number = H.M.

the ratio of a to b is a/b or a +b and is denoted by a : b. 32/42 or 9/16 is called the duplicate ratio of ¾. we are considering quantities of different kinds. From this relation we see that if any three of the four quantities are given. Note: 1. d are known as extremes and b. 4. 3/4 is the sub. In other words. so to find the ratio of two quantities.in . 3/7. 5. they must be expressed in the same units. c and d are said to be in proportion and we write a : b: : c: d. the ratio 3 : 5 represents 3/5 with antecedent 3 and consequent 5. and d are respectively the first. third and fourth proportionals Here. If a and b are two numbers. For example. second. For example. The quantities may be of same kind or different kinds. It is a relation that one quantity bears to another with respect to magnitude. 6 and 8 are in proportion. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.coachingworld. PROPORTION The equality of two ratios is called proportion. Sub-duplicate Ratio The ratio of the square roots of two numbers is called the sub-duplicate ratio of two numbers. then a. Compound Ratio The ratio of the product of the antecedents to that of the consequents of two or more given ratios is called the compound ratio. we consider the ratio between quantities of the same kind. c are known as means. 2/3= 4/6 = 6/9 etc. a.in -9- www. For example. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. For example. Himayath Nagar. Hyderabad. Triplicate Ratio The ratio of the cubes of two numbers is called the triplicate ratio of the two numbers. when we consider the ratio of the weight 45 kg of a bag of rice to the weight 29kg of a bag of sugar we are considering the quantities of same kind but when we talk of allotting 2 cricket bats to 5 sportsmen. Thus. 4: : 6: 8 and say 3. This is read as “a is to b as c is to d”. 2/3 is the sub-triplicate ratio of 8/27. A ratio does not change if both of is terms are multiplied or divided by the same number. b. if ¾. If a/b = c/d. c. For example. 4. The first is called antecedent and the second term is called consequent. a. then product of Means = product of Extremes For example. the new ratio is called the inverse ratio of the first. we have bc = ad. then ac : bd is the compound ratio of the given ratios. then 1/a : 1/b or b : a is its inverse ratio. that is. ratio means what part one quantity is of another. Sub-duplicate Ratio The ratio of the cube roots of two numbers is called the sub-triplicate ratio of two numbers. if a : b be the given ratio. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. if a :b and c:d are two given rations. For example. If four quantities are in proportion. Normally. in the proportion a : b: : c: d. PROPORTIONS AND VARIATION A ratio is a comparison of two quantities by division. The two quantities that are being compared are called terms. 3. TYPES OF RATIOS 1.RATIOS. Thus.duplicate ratio of 9/16. Each term of the ratio a/b and c/d is called a proportional. For example. Thus. 3/5 is the inverse ratio of 5/3. 2. we write 3. b. SOME BASIC FORMULAE 1. 2. 33/43 or 27/64 is triplicate ratio of ¾. Duplicate Ratio The ratio of the squares of two numbers is called the duplicate ratio of the two numbers. For example. Swetha Apartment. 6. since ¾ = 6/8. A ratio is a number. the fourth can be determined. then their compound ratios is 3× 4× 5/ 4× 5× 7. 4/5 and 5/7 be the given ratios. For example. Inverse Ratio or Reciprocal Ratio If the antecedent and consequent of a ratio interchange their places.

respectively.5.5/x. a/x =x/b or x2 = ab or x = √ab ∴ Mean proportional of a and b is √ab. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. 5. Then. Given: x + y = c …(1) and. (b) If three numbers are in the ratio a : b: c and the sum of these numbers is x. respectively. We have. We have. a/b = c/x or.10 - www. respectively. Then. Thus.5 : x or 2. x is called the third proportional of a. We also say that a. B and C. a/b= b/x or x= b2/a. Fourth proportional If a: b: :c :x. c is b × c / a.5/1.in . b. Himayath Nagar. Explanation Len the three numbers in the ratio a: b: c be A.5/2. SOME USEFUL SHORT-CUT METHODS 1. then (i) (a + b)/b = (c +d)/d (Componendo) (ii) (a – b)/b = (c-d)/d (Dividendo) (iii) (a + b)/a-b = c +d/c-d = (Componendo and Dividendo) (iv) a/b = a + c/b+d = (a –c)/b-d Illustration 4 The sum of two umber is c and their quotient is p/q. If a/b = c/d. then these numbers will be ax / a + b + c . x. x = b×c/a Thus. (a) If two numbers are in the ratio of a: b and the sum of these numbers is x. Swetha Apartment. Illustrational 1 Find a fourth proportional to the numbers 2. then 2.coachingworld. Solution Let x be the mean proportional. b.5 Solution Let x be the third proportional. 5. then the quantities of liquids A and B in the mixture will be ax / a + b litres and bx/ a + b litres. b is b2/a Illustration 2 Find a third proportional to the numbers 2. x is called the mean or second proportional of a. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. ∴ x = 5 × 4 /2 = 10. 3. 48 : x : : x : 12 or. We have. x=24.2. 1. bx / a + b + c and cx / a + b + c. C =kc and. c.5= 1.5 : 1. Third proportional If a: b: : c: x. A + B + C = ka + kb + kc = x ⇒ k(a+b+c) = x ⇒ k = x / a + b+ c. x/y = p/q …(2) ∴ x/ x+y = p/p+q ⇒ x/c = p/p+q [Using (1)] ⇒ x = pc/p +q. Solution Let x be the fourth proportional. two liquids A and B in the ratio of a: b. or If in a mixture of x liters of.5 : :1. Find the numbers. 48/x = x/12 or. x is called the fourth proportional of a.9 4. fourth proportional of a. Solution Let the numbers be x. ∴ A = ka = ax / a + b+ c. then 2 : 5 : : 4 : x or 2/5 = 4/x. b are in continued proportion Illustration 3 Find the mean proportional between 48 and 12. A = ka. Find the two numbers. x2= 576 or. B = kb. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. ∴ x = 1.5 = 0. Illustration 5 Two numbers are in the ratio of 4 : 5 and the sum of these numbers is 27. Mean Proportional If a: x: : x: b. then these numbers will be ax/ a + b and bx/ a+b. 4.5 × 1. C = kc = cx / a + b+ c. y. third proportional of a. b. b. B = kb = bx / a + b+ c. Hyderabad.in .

and. the two numbers are ax / a-b and bx/ a-b. If a : b = n1 : d1 and b : c = n2 : d2. b = 4.d) / ad –bc. ∴ A : B : C : D = (n1× n2× n3) : (d1× n2× n3) : (d1 × d2 × n3) : (d1 × d2 × d3) = (2 × 4 × 6) : (3 × 4 × 6) : (3 × 5 × 6) : (3 × 5 × 7) = 48 : 72 : 90: 105: or. ∴ The first number = ax/ b-a = 4 × 24/5. then a : b : c = (n1× n2) : (d1× n2) : (d1 × d2). Given : ak +x / bk+x = c/d ⇒akd +dx= cbk + cx ⇒ k(ad –bc) = x(c –d) ⇒k =x(c-d)/ ad – bc. n2 = 4. respectively (where a > b). a = 4. Let a > b. Find the three numbers. b = 5. 6: 8 : 9. d1 = 3. the two numbers are ax(c-d) / ad-bc and bx(c-d) / ad. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. If a : b = n1 : d1. b : c = n2 : d2. A : D = 16 : 35. 2. n2 =8. Therefore. a = 3. 35. and. (a). n3 = 6. the ratio becomes c : d. Illustration 8 If A : B = 3 : 4 and B : C = 8 : 9. then these numbers will be a) ax/ a-b and bx/ a-b. Solution Here. c = 8 and x = 975 ∴ The first number = ax / a + b+ c = (3 × 975)/ 3 + 4 + 8 = 195. Swetha Apartment. If x is added to each of these numbers. Thus. (a) The ratio between two numbers is a : b. Therefore. d1 =4 and d2 = 9. Hyderabad. The two numbers are given as: ax(c – d) / ad – bc and bx(c. Illustration 6 Three numbers are in the ratio of 3: 4 : 8: and the sum of these numbers is 975. Illustration 9 If A : B = 2 : 3. If two numbers are in the ratio of a : b and difference between these is x. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. 3. b = 5 and x = 24.Solution Here. Explanation Let two number be ak and bk.in . a = 4. Given : ak – bk = x ⇒ (a – b)k = x or k = x / (a-b). (b). Solution Here. then find the numbers. Solution Here. b) ax/ a-b and bx/ a-b. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. The second number = bx / a + b+ c = (4 × 975)/ 3 + 4 + 8 = 260. n1 = 2.in . if x is subtracted from each of these numbers. 4. 16: 24 : 30 . the third number = cx / a + b+ c = (8 × 975)/ 3 + 4 + 8 = 520.11 - www. ∴ The first number = ax / a + b = 4 × 27 / 4+5 = 12. the second number = bx/ b-a = 5× 24 / 5-4 = 120. respectively (where a < b). d2 = 5 and d3 = 7. ∴ a : b : c = (n1× n2) : (d1× n2) : (d1× d2) = (3× 8) : (4× 8) : (4× 9) = 24 : 32 : 36 or. and x = 27. and c : d = n3 : d3 then a : b : c : d= (n1× n2× n3) : (d1× n2× n3 ) : (d1× d2× n3 ) : (d1× d2× d3 ). find A :D.coachingworld. n1 = 3. the second number = bx / a + b = 5 × 27 / 4+5 = 15. Solution Here. find A : B : C. B:C = 4 : 5 and C : D = 6 : 7.bc (b) The ratio between two numbers is a : b. If the difference between these numbers is 24. Explanation Let the two numbers be ak and bk.4 = 96 and. the ratio becomes c : d. Illustration 7 Two numbers are in the ratio of 4 : 5. Himayath Nagar.

Hyderabad.PERCENTAGES Introduction The term per cent means per hundreds or for every hundred. then B is more than that of A by  x  100 − x ×100 %   2.13 - www.    4. (a) If the price of a commodity increases by P%. A fraction whose denominator is 100 is called a percentage and the numerator of the fraction is called rate per cent. then the reduction in consumption so as not to increase the expenditure is   P  ×100 % . then B is less than that of A by  x  100 + x ×100 %   (b) If a is x% less than that of B. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.      (b) If two numbers are respectively x% and y% less than a third number. drop the per cent sign and divide the number by 100. To Convert a fraction into a per cent: to convert any fraction l/m to rate per cent. Swetha Apartment. If a is x% of C and B is y% of C. To find a percentage of a given number: x % of given number (N) = x/100 × N. then the first number is  100 − x    100 − y ×100 % of the first.  100 − P  (b) If the price of a commodity decreases by p%.coachingworld. Himayath Nagar. 5/100 and 5 per cent means the same thing. The symbol % is often used for the term per cent. otherwise +ve sign. then A = x/y × 100% of B. i. Scoring 60 per cent marks means out of every 100 marks the candidate scored 60 marks. l/m × 100% 2.e.c.g. 3. Some useful shortcut methods 1.e. then net% change is given by (x+y+ (xy/100))% which represents increase or decrease in value according as the sign is +ve or –ve. 1. The term per cent is sometimes abbreviated as p. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. then the increase in consumption so as not to decrease the expenditure is  5. (a) If two numbers are respectively x% and y% more than a third number. To Convert a Percent into a Fraction: To convert a per cent into a fraction . 40 per cent will be written as 40%. 3. If x or y indicates decrease in percentage. e. then the first number is  100 + x   100 + y    100 + y ×100 % of the second and the second is  100 + x ×100 % of the first. It is the abbreviation of the Latin phrase per centum. then put –ve sign before x or y. i.in .in . multiply it by 100 and put % sign. Thus. 5 parts out of every hundred parts. If a number is changed (increased/decreased) successively by x% and y%. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. (a) if A is x% more than that of B.  100 + P   P  ×100 % .

coachingworld. we will use a negative sign before that. 9. otherwise +ve sign. then the final value of A will be x  y  z   A1 + 1 + 1 +   100  100  100  In case a given value decreases by any percentage. Himayath Nagar. then the maximum marks in the examination is 100 ( y + z ) . In an examination. Hyderabad.in . If two parameters A and B are multiplied to get a product and if A is changed (increased/decreased) by x% and another parameter B is changed (increased/decreased) by y%. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.6. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld.14 - www. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. then put –ve sign before x or y. If a student secures y marks and fails by z marks. Swetha Apartment. x 10. 8.in . then the percentage of students who pass in both the subjects will be (100-(x+y-z))%. then r   (a) Population (or value of item) after n years = P1 +  100   P (b) Population (or value of item) n years ago =  n r  1 +   100  n where r is +ve or –ve according as the population (or value of item) increase or decreases. If the present population of a town (or value of an item) be P and the population (or value of item) changes at r% per annum. the minimum pass percentage is x%. 7. If a number A is increased successively by x% followed by y% and then by z%. If x or y indicates decrease in percentage. then the net% change in the product (A × B) is given (x+y+(xy/100))% which represents increase or decrease in value according as the sign in +ve or –ve. In an examination x% and y% students respectively fail in two different subjects while z% students fail in both the subjects.

/ n1 +n2. Calculate the average cost of one toy. Price of 5 toys = 200 × 5 = Rs 1000 Price of 6 toys = 250 × 6 = Rs 1500 Price of 9 toys = 300 × 9 = Rs 2700 Average price of 1 toy = 1000 + 1500 + 2700/ 20 = 5200/20 = Rs 260. Solution Solution Total marks = Average marks × Number of students = 200 × 45 = 900. 6 toys at the rate of Rs 250each and 9 toys at the rate of Rs 300 each. SOME USEFUL SHORT–CUT METHODS 1. find of how many days is the month of September. Illustration 2 The average marks obtained by 200 students in a certain examination are 45. Swetha Apartment. If the average temperature of that month is 280C. 18. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. If there are 100 students. Hyderabad. of quantities in fist group = n1 Their average = x ∴ Sum = n1 × x No. The average or mean or arithmetic of a number of quantities of the same kind is equal to their sum divided by the number of those quantities. we usually talk about average age.in .Averages & Mixtures Whenever we are asked the marks scored by us in any examination. Average of two or more groups taken together a) If the number of quantities in two groups be n1 and n2 and their average is x and y. Illustration 3 Total temperatures for the month of September is 8400C. and 23 is 3 + 9 +11+ 15+ 18+ 19+ 23+ /7 = 98/7 = 14. Sum of quantities = Average × Number of quantities Illustration 1 A man purchased 5 toys at the rate of Rs 200each. of quantities in second group = n2 Their average = y ∴ Sum = n2 × y No. SOME BASIC FORMULAE 1. Himayath Nagar. in a class. Also. 11. 15. Find the total marks. taking the percentage of total marks of all subjects. respectively.15 - www. we usually tell the marks in percentage. the average of 3. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. 3.coachingworld. For example. of quantities in the combined group = n1+n2 Total sum (sum of quantities of first group and second group) = n1x+n2y Combined Average = n1x+n2y. the combined average (average of all of then put together) is n1x +n2y / n1 + n2 Explanation No.in . Solution Number of days in the month of September = Total temperature/ Average temperature = 840/28 = 30days. This percentage is called average percentage. Average = sum of quantities/ Number of quantities Number of quantities = Sum of quantities/ Average 2. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld.19. instead of knowing the age of individual student.

= 5x. Illustration 7 The average value of x numbers is 5x. Hyderabad. n2 =5.in . 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Solution Here. xn / a isx /a. Explanation No. 26 and 28 is 19. find of the class. Solution Here.. xn. xn + a is x +a. 24.(x-2) = 4x +2. ….a. Swetha Apartment. 17. ….3kg. x2 / a. provided a ≠ 0. If the average salary of the officers is Rs 2500. of remaining quantities = n1 – n2 ∴ Average of remaining group = n1x – n2y/ n1 – n2 Illustration 4 The average weight of 24 students of section A of a class is 58 kg whereas the average weight of 26 students of section B of the same class is 60.a is x -a. find the average of a new set of numbers.. the average of remaining group (rest of the quantities) is n2x – n2y/ n1. Solution The average of a new set of numbers = ax = 8× 21 = 168. If x – 2 is subtracted from each given number. Find the average weight of all the 50 students of the class. Illustration 6 The average value of six numbers 7. b) The average of x1 .. what will be the new average? Solution The new average =x -a. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. d) The average of x1 / a.coachingworld.If each of the numbers multiplied by 8. ∴ Average weight of all the 50 students = n1x+n2y/ n1 +n2 = 24 ×58 + 26×60. If 8 is added to each number. …. c) The average of ax1. Illustration 5 Average salary of all the 50 employees including 5 officers of a company is Rs 850.…. x = 850and y = 2500. = 19+8 = 27. 5 kg. 12. x2. then a) The average of x1 + a. x2 + a.16 - www. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. If x is the average of x1. x2 . of quantities = n1 Their average = x ∴ Sum = n1x No of quantities taken out – n2 Their average = y ∴ Sum = n2y Sum of remaining quantities = n1x – n2y No.n2. If the average of n1 quantities is x and the average of n2 quantities out of them is y. ax2. n1 = 50. n2 = 26. x = 58 and y = 60. Himayath Nagar. what will be the new average? Solution The new average = x +a. ∴ Average salary of the remaining staff = n1x-n2y/ n1-n2 = 50× 850 -5× 2500 / 50-5 = 42500-12500/ 45 = 30000/ 45 = Rs 667(approx) 2.in . …. Illustration 8 The average of 8 numbers is 21. n1 = 24. provided a ≠ 0.5.a.b).5 / 24+26 = 1392 +1573/ 50 = 2965/ 50 =59..axn is ax. xn .

5.coachingworld. Solution The required average = n + 1/ 2 = 81 + 1 /2 = 41. Illustration 16 What is the average of even numbers from 1 to 81? Solution The required average = last even number + 2/ 2 = 80+2 = 41.in . then q = p+n(y-x) Illustration 9 The average weight of 25 persons is increased by 2 kg when one of them whose weight is 60kg. When a quantity is added. Illustration 11 The average age of 30 children in a class is 9 years. The average of cubes of natural numbers till n is n(n +1)2/4 d). c). Himayath Nagar. the average becomes y. Illustration 13 What is the average of squares of the natural numbers from 1 to 41? Solution The required average = (n+1)(2n+1)/ 6 = (41+1)(2× 41+1)/ 6 = 42 × 83/ 6 = 3486/ 6 = 581 Illustration 14 Find the average of cubes of natural numbers from 1 to 27. a).x) + y = 30(10 – 9) +100 = 40 years. the average age becomes 10years. the average becomes y.3.in . Hyderabad. If one of the given quantities whose value is p. is replaced by a new person. Illustration 15 What is the average of odd numbers from 1 to 40? Solution The required average = last odd number + 1/ 2 = 39 +1/ 4 =20. b) The average of n quantities is equal to x.The average of first n natural numbers is (n +1) /2 b). When a quantity is removed. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. The average of odd numbers from 1 to n is (last odd number +1) / 2 e). the average age reduces by 1 year. If the class teacher’s age is excluded. What is the age of the class teacher? Solution The age of class teacher = n(x. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. The average of square of natural numbers till n is (n +1)(2n+1)/6.17 - www. What is the weight of the new person? Solution The weight of the new person = p + n(y-x) = 60 + 25(2)= 110kg 4. If the teacher’s age be included. Find the teacher’s age. Solution The teacher’s age = n(y. Illustration 12 Find the average of first 81natural number. The average of n quantities is equal to x. Swetha Apartment. The average of n quantities is equal to x. The value of the removed quantity is n(x. the average becomes y. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.y) + y = 25(16 – 15) + 15 = 40 years. The average of even numbers from 1 to n is (last even number + 2) / 2. Solution The required average = n(n +1)2 / 4 = 27× (27+1)2 / 4 27 × 28 × 28 / 4 = 21168 / 4 = 5292. is replaced by a new quantity having value q. a).y)+y. The value of the new quantity is n(y-x)+y Illustration10 The average are of 24 students and class teacher is16 years.

8. h). b). Swetha Apartment. 6.If n is odd: The average of n consecutive numbers. If n is even: The average of n consecutive numbers. The average of squares of squares of consecutive odd numbers till n is n(n+2)/ 3. 5. a).in . d). _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. Illustration 19 Find the average of first 31 consecutive even numbers. Solution The required average= middle number=6. Illustration 20 Find the average of first 50 consecutive odd numbers.6. If the average of n consecutive numbers is m. Himayath Nagar. f). 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. c). 33. 9. 7. 25. g). 29. 35. 4. The average of squares of consecutive even number till n is (n+)(n+2) / 3. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. Illustration 17 Find the average of 7 consecutive numbers 3. 27.coachingworld. Solution The required average = average of middle two numbers = average of 27 and 29 = 27+29 / 2 = 28. Solution The required average = (n+1) = 31+ 1= 32. then the difference between the smallest and the largest number is 2(n-1). The average of squares of first n consecutive even number is2 (n+1)(2n+1) / 3.18 - www. The average of first n consecutive odd numbers is n. e).in . consecutive even numbers or consecutive odd numbers is always the middle number. Illustration 18 Find the average of consecutive odd numbers 21. consecutive even numbers or consecutive odd numbers is always the average of the middle two numbers. The average of first n consecutive numbers is (n+1). 23. Hyderabad. 31. Solution The required average = n = 50.

250.P.P.S. Thus.P = 75× 100/ 750 = 10% 2. ∴ Loss% = Loss × 100/ C.9.P = (100+Gain%/100)× C. 240.P.P / 100 5. 200.P Gain on Rs.P. = Rs. = Rs. there is a gain or profit. 750 and sold it for Rs.coachingworld. Gain% = (Gain × 100)/C.P. SOME BASIC FORMULAE 1. (ii) Loss = C.P. Solution Here. = Rs. Solution We have.P.P = (100+Gain%)× C.P. 235. Profit or Gain = S. 200 and selling price is Rs. S.P / (100-Loss%) When the selling price and gain% are given: When the cost and gain per cent are given.S. 116. It is the abbreviated as C. Swetha Apartment.50. S.P. Illustration 1. = Rs. 75. 675. When the cost and loss per cent are given: When the selling price and loss per cent are given: Illustration 4 Mr. C. Loss= C.P. = Rs.P / (100+Gain%) 3.235 =Rs.P =(100)× S. C. = 250.in .C. Himayath Nagar. = Rs. S. Loss = C. = (100+ 8/ 100) × 4500 _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. he either gains or loses some amount generally. = 750. Thus. 100 is Loss per cent Loss% = (Loss × 100)/C.P. = 750-675 = Rs.P. The aim of any business is to earn profit.P.P. then loss = ? Solution (i) Profit = S. C.P = (100-Loss%)× C. Profit = S. the suffers a loss. Loss If the cost price of an article is greater than the selling price. The commonly used terms in dealing with questions involving sale and purchase are: Cost Price The cost price of an article is the price at which an article has been purchased. then profit = ? (ii) If C. 116.P = 50× 100/ 250 = 25% Illustration 3 Anu bought a necklace for Rs. S. 4500.PROFIT AND LOSS Business transactions have now-a-days become common feature of life. 107.C. = Rs.in .P = Rs. ∴ Profit% = profit× 100/ C.P.P Loss on Rs. Find her percentage loss. For how much should he so that there is a gain of 8%? Solution We have.P.. =Rs.P.P. 675.C.P.P. 250. S. It is abbreviated as S. Sharma buys a cooler for Rs. When a person deals in the purchase and sale of any item.. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.P/ 100 4.S. Calculate the % profit..200 =Rs. = Rs. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. (i)If C.P. Note that profit and loss are always calculated with respect to the cost price of the item. Profit or Gain If the selling price of an article is more that the cost price. C. C.P = 100× S.5. S. 100 is Gain per cent Illustration 2 The cost price of a shirt is Rs. 240. Hyderabad.107 =Rs.P.19 - www. Selling Price The selling price of an article is the price at which an article has been sold.P. gain% = 8% ∴ S. 4500.

99. there is a loss of 25%. Swetha Apartment. If a man buys x items for Rs.12.e. y and sells z items for Rs. which represent loss.P =(100/100+Gain%)× S. loss% = 10%.P.in . then If the cost price of m articles is equal to the selling price of _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. 2. ∴ % profit = w/z x-y/y × 100% i. 4860 Illustration 5 By selling a fridge Rs. Solution Here. Find the cost price of the pen.P.P. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. Hyderabad. of x items = Rs. 10 and sold at 10 for Rs. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Illustration 6 By selling a pen for Rs.(xw/zy -1) × 100. w.P =(100/100-Loss%)× S. 8000. The arrow going down forms the numerator while the arrow going up forms the denominator (xw/ zy). n articles. w S. the gain or loss per cent made by him is (xw/zy -1) × 100%.108/100 × 4500 = Rs. Cross-multiply the numbers connected by the arrows (xw and zy) 2. then Explanation S. = (100/100-10) × 7200 100/90 × 7200= Rs.P. if the result is negative. = (100/100+25/2) × 99 = (100× 2/ 225) × 99 =Rs.P. 99. of z items = Rs. S. 11 what is the gain loss%? Solution % profit= (xw/zy -1) × 100% = (11× 11/10× 10-1) × 100% = 21/100 × 100% = 21% Illustration 8 A fruit seller buys apples at the rate of Rs 12 per dozen and sells them at the rate of 15 for Rs. w/z x Net profit =w/z x-y. ∴ C. Illustration 7 If 11 oranges are bought for Rs. Solution We have.P. Find the cost price of the fridge. Himayath Nagar. = Rs. Pankaj loses 10%. Mohan gains 12 ½ %. S. gain% = 12 ½% or 25/2%. ∴ C.20 - www. Mark the directon of the arrows for crossmultiplicaton. 88 SOME USEFUL SHORT-CUT METHODS 1.coachingworld. 7200. 7200. How to remember: 1. Solution % gain or loss = (xw/ zy -1) × 100% = (12× 12/15 × 12 -1) × 100% = -36/144 × 100% = -25% Since the sign is –ve.in . = Rs. Find his percentage gain or loss. Note: In the case of gain per cent the result obtained bears positive sign whereas in the case of loss per cent the result obtained bears negative sign.

of 1 articles = Rs.(m/n-1) i. of one article be Re. (m-n/n) ∴ %profit = m-n/n × 100/1 i.P. instead of 1kg.e.(m-n/n) × 100.1 ∴ C.P.in .21 - www.P. Swetha Apartment. What is his gain %? Solution Here. of m articles = Rs. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. m S. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. of n articles = Rs. m/n ∴ Profit on 1 article = Rs. Rs. cost price of 1000 is equal to selling price of 800 gm. it is loss] Explanation Let the C. Hyderabad. what is the profit %? Solution Here. m× 1=Rs.e.in . Illustration A shopkeeper professes to sell his goods on cost price but uses 800 gm.coachingworld.P.% gain or loss = ( m-n/n) × 100 [If m > n. n =12 ∴ Profit %= (m-n/n) × 100 (18-12/12) × 100 = 6/12 × 100= 50% _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. Himayath Nagar. it is gain and if m<n. ∴ % gain = (m-n/n) × 100 = (1000-800/800) × 100 = 200/800× 100 =25% Illustration 10 If the selling price of 12 articles is equal to the cost price of 18 articles. m ∴ S. m = 10.

R the rate per cent per annum. T3. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. R2. (100A/(100T + RT(T – 1)/2)) 3. then T = (n-1)/R) × 100 years. T the number of years. Rate = 100 × Simple Interest Principal × Time or. Amount = Principal + Simple Interest = Principal + Principal × Rate × Time 100 Some Useful Short-Cut Methods 1. A. A due in T years at R% per annum is Annual payment = Rs. T = 100 × I R× P 5. Rn respectively and time periods are T1. Simple Interest = Principal × Rate × Time 100 or. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. If a certain sum of money becomes n times itself in T years at simple interest. Himayath Nagar. Tn respectively. then 1. then the rate of interest per annum is R = 100(n – 1)/T % 5. The annual payment that will discharge a debt of Rs. …. T2. R3. P = 100 × I R× T 3.22 - www. …. I = P × R × T 100 Principal = 100 × Simple Interest Rate × Time or. then the sum will be P = 100 × A 100+R× T = Principal (1+(Rate × Time)/100) or. Hyderabad. Swetha Apartment.in . R = 100 × I P× T 4. A = P (1 + (R × T)/100) 2. Time = 100 × Simple Interest Rate × Principal or. If a certain sum is invested in n types of investments in such a manner that equal amount is obtained on each investment where interest rates are R1. If a certain sum in T years at R% per annum amounts to Rs.coachingworld. If a certain sum of money becomes n times itself at R% per annum simple interest in T years. I the simple interest and A the amount.SIMPLE AND COMPOUND INTEREST If P stands for Principal.in . then the ratio in which the amounts are invested is 1/100+R1T1 : 1/100+R2T2 1/100+R3T3 : … 1/100+RnTn 4.

23 - www. If a certain sum of money is lent out in n parts in such a manner that equal sum of money is obtained as simple interest on each part where interest rates are R1. Z is paid in ‘n’ number of instalments and if the value of each instalment is Rs. …. then the rate of interest for the whole sum is R = (P1R1+P2R2/P1+P2). Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. R and T on simple interest is given by the following formula: = Product of fixed parameter/100 × [difference of product of variable parameters] for example. then the borrowed (debt) amount is given by Z = na + (Ra/100 × b) × n(n – 1)/2 Where. then the ratio in which the sum will be divided in n parts is given by 1/R1T1 : 1/R2T2 : …1/RnTn 13. T are fixed then Change in SI = PT/100 × (R1 – R2) Similarly. R = A1 – A2/A1T2 .in . of instalments/year b = 1. R2. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Rate (R) and Time (T). T = A1 – A2 × 100 years. then the time T in which it will become m times itself is given by T′ = (m – 1/n – 1) × T years. ….coachingworld. A2R1-A1R2 11. If a debt of Rs. If a certain sum of money P lent out for a certain time T amounts to A1 at R1% per annum and to A2 at R2% per annum. If an amount P1 lent at simple interest rate of R1% per annum and another amount P2 at simple interest rate of R2% per annum. Hyderabad. a. Himayath Nagar. Rn respectively and time periods are T1.6. Swetha Apartment. If a certain sum of money P lent out at SI amounts to A1 in T1 years and to A2 in T2 years. T are fixed. when each instalment is paid half-yearly b = 4. if rate ® changes from R1 to R2 and P. T2. if rate ® changes from R1 to R2 and time (T) changes from T1 to T2 but principal (P) is fixed. Tn respectively. Effect of change of P. 9. if principal (P) changes from P1 to P2 and R. then P = A2R1 – A1R2/R1 – R2 and. 12.in .A2T1 × 100% 10. 8. when each instalment is paid monthly. R = rate of interest per annum b = no. when each instalment is paid yearly b = 2. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. When there is a change in principal (P). 7. then the value of simple interest I also changes and is given by I1/I2 = P1 × R1 × T1/P2 × R2 × T2 ⇒ A1 – P1/A2 – P2 = P1 × R1 × T1/P2 × R2 × T2 as I1 = A1 – P1 and I2 = A2 – P2. when each instalment is paid quarterly b = 12. then P = A1T2 – A2T1 T2 – T1 and. then change in SI = P/100 × (R1T1 – R2T2). If a certain sum of money becomes n times itself in T years at a simple interest. then change in SI = RT/100 × (P1 – P2) Also.

24 - www.in .coachingworld. Himayath Nagar. If the annual income from all these investments is Rs. Swetha Apartment. 1/b part at R2% and the remainder (1-1/a-1/b) say 1/c part at R3%. Out of a certain sum P.14.in . Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. A. then the original sum is given by P = ((A × 100)/R1/A+R2/B+R3/C) _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. Hyderabad. 1/a part is invested at R1%.

then both of them working together will do the same work in XY/ X+Y days. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. D2 and D3 days respectively. X= 6 and y = 12. then in how many days. If they have worked for D1. Hyderabad. 5. Explanation A’s 1 day’s work = 1/X B’s 1 day’s work = 1/Y Then.in . the lesser is the time required to finish a job. We also come across situations where time and work or men and work are in direct proportion to each other. while works alone. then they will together complete the work in XYZ/XY+YZ+ZX days. T2 and T3. then Amount of work dine by A= D1/T1 Amount of work dine by B= D2/T2 And.in . 3.25 - www. If A can do a piece do a piece of work in X days and B can do the same work in Y days. Explanation A’s 1 day’s work = 1/X B’s 1 day’s work = 1/Y C’s 1 day’s work = 1/Z ∴ (A+B+C)’s 1 days work =1/X+1/Y+1/Z = (XY+YZ+ZX)/XYZ.coachingworld. If 1/n of a work is done by ‘A’ in one day. we follow the following general rules: 1. B and C. can complete a work in X. i. If A. while working alone. Accordingly. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. we come across situations where we need to complete a particular job in a reasonable time.e. ∴ Working together. For solving problems on time and work.TIME WORK In our daily life. Mount of work done by C=D3/T3 Also. A and B will complete the work in = XY/ X+Y days = 6× 12/6+12 days. ‘A’ will take n/m hours. then ‘A’ will take n days to complete the full work.e.(A+B)’s 1 day’s work = 1/X+1/Y= X+Y/XY ∴ A and B together can complete the work on = XY/ X+Y days. Himayath Nagar. the work will be finished? Solution Here. We have to complete the project earlier or later depending upon the needs. the men on duty have to be increased or decreased. respectively. B and C can do a piece of work in T1. the more the number of men involved. 4. the amount of work done by A. Swetha Apartment. If ‘ A’ does 1/nth of a work in one hour then to complete the full work. if the work is complete? SOME USEFUL SHORT-CUT METHODS 1. If both of them work together. 2. If ‘A’ can do a piece of working ‘A’ will finish 1/nth work in one day. days. Illustration 1 A can finish a piece of work by working alone in 6 days and B. the time allowed and the men engaged for a project are inversely proportional to each other. B and C together = D1/T1+D2/T2+D3/T3 Which will be equal to 1. i.e. 2. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. can finish the same work in 12days. Y and Z days respectively. A. i. If ‘ A’ does three times faster work than ‘B’ then ratio of work done by A and B is 3:1 and ratio of time taken by A and B is1: 3. 4days.

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Illustration 2 A,B and C can complete a piece of work in 10, 15 and 18 days, respectively. In how many days would all of them complete the same work working together? Solution Here, X=10, Y=15 and Z= 18. Therefore, the work will be completed in = XYZ/ XY+YZ+ZX days. = 10× 15× 18/10 × 15 +15 × 18+18 × 10 days, i.e. 2700/600 or, 4 ½ days. 3. Two persons A and B, working together , can complete a piece of work in X days. If A, working alone, can complete the work in XY/Y-X days. Explanation A and B together can complete the work in X days. ∴ (A+B)’s 1 day’s work = 1/X Similarly, A’s 1day’s work= 1/Y There fore, B’s 1 day’s work =1/X-1/Y= Y-X/XY ∴ B alone can complete the work in (XY/Y-X)days ∴ B alone will complete the work in Illustration 3 A and B working together take 15 days to complete a piece of work. If A alone can do this work in 20 days, how long would B take to complete the same work? Solution Here, X = 15, and Y=20. = XY/Y-X days =15× 20/20-15, i.e. 60 days 4. If A and B, working together, can finish a piece of work in X days, B and C in Y days, then a) A, B and C working together, will finish the job in (2XYZ/XY+YZ- ZX) days. b) A alone will finish the job in (2XYZ/XY+YZ- ZX) days. c) B alone will finish the job in (2XYZ/ZX+XY- YZ) days. Explanation (A+B)’s 1 day’s work = 1/X (B+C)’s 1 day’s work = 1/Y (C+A)’s 1 day’s work = 1/Z So, [(A+B) + (B+C)+ (C+A)]’s 1 day’s work = 1/X+1/Y+1/Z or, 2(A+B+C)’s 1day’s work = (1/X+1/Y+1/Z) or, (A+B+C)’s 1day’s work = ½ (1/X+1/Y+1/Z) i.e (XY+YZ-XZ/2XYZ) ∴ A, B and C working together, will complete the work in (2XYZ/XY+ZX-XY) days. Also, A’s 1 days work – (A+B+C)’s 1day’s work –(B+C)’s 1 days work = ½ (1/X+1/Y+1/Z)- 1/Y = ½ (1/X-1/Y+1/Z) = XY+YZ-XZ/2XYZ So. A alone can do the work in (2XYZ/XY+YZ+XZ) days Similarly, B alone can do the work in (2XYZ/YZ+XY+XY) days and C alone can do the work in(2XYZ/ZX+XY+YZ) days. Illustration 4 A and B can do a piece of work in 12 days, B and C 15 days, C and A in 20 days. How long would each take separately to do the same work? Solution Here, X = 12, Y=15 and Z=20. ∴ A alone can do the work in = 2XYZ/XY+YZ-ZX = 2× 12× 15× 20/12× 15+15× 20-20× 12 days. or, 7200/240, i.e. 30 days. B alone can do the work in = 2XYZ/ZY+ZX-XY days = 2× 12× 15× 20/15× 20+20× 12-12× 15 days or, 7200/360, i.e. 20 days. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _
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C alone can do the work in = 2XYZ/ZX+XY-YZ = 2× 12× 15× 20/20× 12+12× 15-15× 20 or, 7200/120, i.e. 60 days. 5. (a) If A can finish a work in X days and B is k times efficient than A, then the time taken by both A and B working together to complete the work is x/1+k. (b) If A and B working together can finish a work in X days and B is k times efficient than A, then the time taken by (i) A, working alone, to complete the work is (k+1)X. (ii) B, working alone, to complete the work is (k+1/k)X. Illustration 5 Harbans Lal can do a piece of work in 24 days. If Bansi Lal works twice as fast as Harbans Lal, how long would they take to finsh the work working together? Solution Here, X =24 and k=2. ∴ Time taken by Harbans Lal and Bansi Lal, woking together, to complete the work = (X/1+k)days. = (24/1+2) days, i.e. 8 days Illustration 6 A and B together can do a piece of work in 3 days. If A does thrice as much work as B in a given time, find how long A lone would take to do the work? Solution Here, X = 3 and k = 3. ∴ Time taken by A, working alone, to complete the work = (k+1/k) X = (3+1/3)3 = 4days

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If A working alone takes a days more than A and B working alone takes b days more than A and B together, then the number of days taken by A and B, working together, to finish a job is given by √ab. Illustration 7 A alone would take 8 hours more to complete the job than if both A and B worked together. If B worked alone, he took 4 ½ hours more to complete the job than A and B worked together. What time would they take if both A and B worked together? Solution Here, a = 8 and b = 9/2. ∴ Time taken by A and B, working together, to complete the job = √ ab days = √ 8×9/2 or, 6days.

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040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Illustration 1 Calculate the speed of a train which covers a distance of 150 km in 3 hours. Conversion of Units One kilometre/hour = 1000metre/60×60 seconds = 5/18 m/sec. x km/hr =(x ×5/18) m/sec.coachingworld. Find the length of the train in metres. Swetha Apartment. If the speed is constant. Speed = Distance traveled/ Time taken Notes: 1. 2. we measure time in hours and speed in kilometre per hour and is written as km/hr and if the distance is measured in metre then time is taken in second and speed in metre per second and is written as m/sec. ∴ Distance traveled is 100 metres. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. the distance traveled is proportional to the speed. the speed is inversely proportional to the time taken. that is. more the speed. SOME BASIC FORMULAE 1. Himayath Nagar.in . 3. Solution Speed =Distance covered/Time taken= 150/3 = 50km/hr Illustration 2 How long does a train 100 metres long running at the rate of 40 km/hr take to cross a telegraphic pole? Solution In crossing the pole. If the time taken is constant. the train must travel its own length. more the time taken at the same speed. Speed = Distance/Time Distance – Speed × Time Time = Distance/speed Units of Measurement Generally if the distance is measured in kilometre. =(x ×18/5) km/hr. more the speed. Thus. Speed = 40 km/hr. 2. Hyderabad. ∴ One metre/second = 18/5km/hr. x m/sec. that is. Solution Speed of the train = 90km/hr =90×5/18 = 15 m/sec.Time and Distance The terms ‘Time’ and ‘Distance’ are related to the speed of a moving object. more the distance traveled in the same time. If the distance traveled is constant. = 40×1000/ 60×60 = 100/9m/sec. more the distance traveled. less the time taken for the same distance traveled.in . Thus. Illustration 3 A train running at a speed of 90 km/hr passes a pole on the platform in 20 seconds. that is. ∴ Time taken to cross the pole = 100/(100/9) = 9seconds. by the time it takes to cover that distance. 3. the distance traveled is proportional to the time taken. It is obtained by dividing the distance covered by the object. and. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. Speed: We define the speed of an object as the distance covered by it in a unit time interval.29 - www.

in . _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.30 - www. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.in .coachingworld. Swetha Apartment. Hyderabad.∴ Length of the train = Speed of the train × time taken in crossing the pole =25× 20=500m. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Himayath Nagar.

s2 = 2 and T = 5. we get Average speed = 2ds1s2/d(s1+s2) = 2s1s2/s1s2. Himayath Nagar. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. What is the average speed for the whole journey? Solution Here. 2. Take d1 = d2 =d in (i). 1.31 - www. Explanation Let the total distance between P and Q be d km. then the average speed during the whole journey is given by *(1) Average speed = s1s2(d1 + d2)/s1d2 + s2d1 km/hr. the distance between A and B is T(s1s2/s1+s2) Explanation Let the distance between A and B be d km Time taken during onward journey = t1= d/s1 hrs Time taken during return journey = t2= d/s2 hrs ∴ Total time taken during the entire journey is T = t1+t2 = d/s1+d/s2= d(s1+s2)/s1s2 ∴ d = T(s1s2/s1+s2) Thus. ∴ The distance between the village and the school= T (s1s2/s1+s2) =5(3×2/3+2) = 6km.in . Hyderabad. and comes back from Y to X at s2 km/hr. find the distance in km between the village and the school. and returns back (B to A) at a speed of s2 km/hr. Swetha Apartment. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. Solution Here. Total time taken = t1 + t2 = (d1/s1+d2/s2)hr = (s1d2 + s2d2/s1d1/s1s2)hr Total distance covered = (d1 +d2)km. 3. then *(4) A’s speed/B’s speed =√T2/ √T1. Time taken to travel d2 km at s2 km/hr is t2 = d2/s2 hr. if he takes 5 hours in all. Therefore. Let the speed of A be s1 km/hr and that of B be s2 km/hr.coachingworld.in . ∴ Average speed = 2s1s2/s1+s2 = 2×15×30/ 15+30 =20knots/hr. s1 = 15 and s2 = 30. s1 =3. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.. If the takes T hours in all. then the average speed during the whole journey is given by Average speed 2s1s2/s1+s2 Explanation a) Time taken to travel d1 km at s1km/hr is t1 = d1/s1 hr. (b) if A goes from X to Y at s1 km/hr. Since they are moving in opposite directions. A person goes certain distance(A to B) at a speed of s1 km/hr. Average speed =Total distance covered / Total time taken = s1s2(d1+d2)/(s1d2+s2d1)km/hr …(i) b) Let the distance from X to Y be d km. *(2) Illustration 4 A ship sails to a certain city at the speed of 15 knots/hr and sails back to the same point at the rate of 30 knots/hr. If two persons A and B start at the same time from two points P and Q towards each other and after crossing they take T1 and T2 hours in reaching Q and P reactively.SOME USEFUL SHORT-CUT METHODS (a) If A covers a distance d1 km at s1 km/hr and then d2 km at s2 km/hr. their relative speed is (s1 +s2)km/hr. the distance between A and B is = T(s1s2/s1+s2) = Total time taken × Product of two speeds/Sum of two speeds *(3) Illustration 5 A boy goes to school with the speed of 3 km an hour and returns with a speed of 2 km/hr.

Given:x-t1 = n1(y-t1) and x+t2 =n2(y+t2) i.in . Gupta’s son. A’s present age =(n2-1/n1-n2)n1t years Illustration 2 The age of Mr. t years hence. B’s present age =(n2-1/n1-n2)n1t years and.. x=(n2-1/n1-n2)t Therefore.. n1(x-t)=n2x-t or. B’s present age =t2(n2-1)t1(n1-1)/n1-n2 years. To solve these problems. Gupta is four times the age of his son. Himayath Nagar. y= t2(n2-1)+t2(n2-1)/n1-n2. x=(n1-1/n1-n2) t years. Hyderabad. And.. B’s present age =(n1-1/n1-n2)t years Explanation Let the present age of B be x years. Solution The present age of Mr. the present age of A= n1x Given. Age some years hence Two of these situations are given and it is required to find the third. then A’s present age = (n1-1/n1-n2)n2 t years and B’s present age = (n1-1/n1-n2)t years Explanation Let the present age of B be x years. the age of Mr. we get x=n1(t1+t2)(n2-1)/n1-n2 +t1 and. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld.AGE PROBLEMS Problems based on ages are generally asked in most of the company examinations. what is father’s present age? Solution The father’s present age = (n1-1/n1-n2)n2t [Here. A’s present age =(n1-1/n1-n2)n2 t years Illustration 1 The age of father is 4 times the age of his son. n2=4 and t=5] =(7-1/7-4) 4×5 = 6×4×5/3 = 40years. (n1-n2)x = (n1-1) t or. 3. t years ago. n1 = 4. Simple linear equations are framed and their solutions are obtained. the present age of A =n2 x years Given. then. x-n1y=(1-n1)t1 . was n times the age of B and at present A’s age is n2 times that of B. Find the present age of Mr. there may be three situations: i. Gupta’s son = (n2-1/n1-n2)t =(2-1/4-2)10 [Here. If the age of A. n2 = 2 and t=10]= 5years. If t years hence. was n1 times the age of B. Then. 2. In such problems. A’s present age =n1(t1+t2)(n2-1)/n1-n2 +t1 years and. Explanation Let A’s present age=x years and B’s present age=y years.. The relation between the age of two persons may also be given. Gupta will be only twice the age of his son. The present age of A is n1 times the present age of B. Sometimes.e. the age of A would be n2 time that of B. shortcut methods given below are also helpful in solving such problems. Swetha Apartment. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.. Therefore. Age some years ago ii. t years ago. If 5 years age father’s age was 7 times the age of his son at that time. If t2 years hence A’s age would be n2 times that of B. n1 =7.(2) Solving (1) and (2). SOME USEFUL SHORT-CUT METHODS 1. After ten years.32 - www.(1) and x-n2y=(-1+n1)t2. the knowledge of linear equations is essential. t1 years ago. The age of A. (n1x +t)=n2 (x+t) or (n1-n2)x = (n2-1)t or. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. B’s present age = (n1-1/n1-n2) t years.in . Present age iii. then A’s present age = (n1-1/n1-n2) n2 t years and. Then.coachingworld.

After 10 years.in . the mother will be twice older than the daughter. If. we get x= Sn+t(n-1)/n+1 and. present age of B = S-t(n-1)/n+1 years. Find the present age of Anu. t years hence. ∴ Difference between the present ages of A and B =33-9=24 years. After four years.coachingworld. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. If. the age of the father will be three times that of the son. respectively Given: x+y=S …. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.in . Solution Present age of Anu = t1(n2-1)+t1(n1-1)/n1-n2 [Here. then _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. S=56. and Present age of B= S+t(n-1)/n+1 years. Himayath Nagar. difference (D) of their ages is given. then Present age of A=Sn+t(n-1)/n+1 years and. the age of A would be n times the age of B. 4. Explanation Let the present ages of A and be x and y years. instead of sum(S).Illustration 3 10 years ago Anu’s mother was 4 times older than her daughter. Hyderabad. it will be c: d. n1 =4. The sum of present ages of A and B is S years. t1= 10 and t2 =10] =10(2-1) +10(4-1)/4-2 = 10-30/2 =20years. t=4 and n=3] = 176/4= 44years.33 - www. x-ny=t(n-1) …. x-t =n(y-t) or x-ny = (1-n)t Solving (1) and (2). then Present age of A =Sn-t(n-1)/n-1 years. present age of B 5+t(n+1)/n+1 = 42+3(5-1/5+1 =54/6=9years. 6. If the ratio of the present ages of A and B is a: b and t years hence.(1) and. x+t=n(y+t) or. 5. S=42. n=5 and t =3 ∴ Present age of A = Sn-t(n-1)/n+1= 42×5-3(5-1)/5+1 = 198/6=33 years and. Swetha Apartment. Find their respective ages. Illustration 4 The sum of the ages of A and B is 42 years 3 years back. t years ago of A was n times the age of B. y= S-t(n-1)/n+1 Illustration 5 The sum of the ages of a son and father is 56 years. Explanation Let the present ages of A and B be x and y years respectively. we get x=Sn-t(n-1)/n+1. y= S+t(n-1)/n+1. Solution The age of father = Sn+t(n-1)/n+1= 56×3+4(3-1)/3+1 [Here. The age of son = Sn-t(n-1)/n+1 = 56-4(3-1)/3+1 = 48/4 = 12 years. replace S by D and in the age denominator (n+1) by (n-1) in the above formula. Note: If. Solution Here.(2) Solving(1) and (2). Find the difference between the present ages of A and B. Given: x+y = S …(1) and. The sum of present ages of A and B is S year. the age of A was 5 times the age of B. n2= 2.

d=1 and t =6] =54 years Present age of Suresh -bt(c-d)/ad-bc = -5×6(2-1)/1×9-5×2 =30 years. the ratio of ages t years age is given. what is the difference between their present ages? Solution Present age Mahesh =--at(c-d)/ad-bc =-9×6(2-1)/1×9-5×2 [Here. After 5 years. Illustration 7 6 years ago Mahesh was twice as old as Suresh.in . b=1.34 - www. Find the present age of the son. If the ratio of their present ages is 9 : 5 respectively. a =6. B’s present age= bt(c-d)/ ad-bc Illustration 6 The ratio of the age of father and son at present is 6 : 1. Note: If. the ratio will become 7:2. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. Solution The present age of the son = bt(c-d)/ ad –bc [Here.in . c=7. c=2. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. then replace t by(-t) in the above formula. Hyderabad. d=2 and t=5] =1×5(7-2)/6×2-1×7 = 5years. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. with the ratio of present ages. b=5.A’s present age = at(c-d)/ad-bc and. Himayath Nagar. ∴ Difference of their ages =54-30=24 years. a=9.coachingworld. Swetha Apartment.

The angles formed by the transversal with the parallel lines have the following properties. The sum of the angles made at a point is equal to 3600. and 4 = 8. Some basic properties of angles. (a) The correcponding angles are equal i. Himayath Nagar. In the figure 1 and 2 are called adjacent angles. Swetha Apartment.in . They are called supplementary angles to each other. 1 = 4 and 2 = 3.35 - www. (1+2+3+4+5) = 3600. 1 = 5. 3 = 7. 3). The sum of these angles is equal to 1800.in . Any line that cuts a pair of parallel lines is called a transversal. 4) and (2. They do not have any point of intersection. Hyderabad. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. The angle made by the two straight lines could be any of the following. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.e.PLANE GEOMETRY Lines And Angles Any two straight lines which meet at a point make an angle. So. 2 = 6. So.coachingworld. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Any straight line makes an angle of 1800. A pair of vertically opposite angles are equal. Parallel lines AB and CD are lines that are separated by a constant distance. Whe n two lines intersect as in the adjacent figure they form a pair of vertically opposite angle (1.

(c) The interior angles add up to 1800. The interior and the exterior angels are supplementary. If more than two straight lines intersect at one and the same point they are called concurrent lines. when a straight line cuts two other lines. 3 = 6. 4 + 6 = 1800 and 3 + 5 = 1800 Conversely. the side which is opposite to (or facing) the largest angle is the longest side and the side which is facing the smallest angle is the shortest side. Nomenclature Associated The corners of the triangle are called its vertices. Definition and Basic Properties A triangle is a plane figure bounded by three straight lines. if no two of them are parallel and they are not concurrent. then we can conclude that the two lines are parallel. If the sum of two angles is 900. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.e.  The sum of the internal angles in a triangle is equal to 1800. The angles associated with these vertices are called the interior angles.  In a triangle. the side opposite a vertex is represented by the same nomenclature but in a different case. Swetha Apartment. then they are complementary to each other. the side opposite “∠ A” would be named “a”. For example. The side opposite “∠ B” and “∠ C” would be named as “b” and “c” respectively.in . whenever the corresponding angles are equal or the alternate angles are equal or the interior angles are supplementary.in .(b) The alternate angles are equal 4 = 5. Hyderabad. Perimeter = a + b + c Semi – perimeter (s) = (a + b + c)/2 Area = (base × height)/2 (OR) s ( s −a )( s −b )( s −c ) Types of Triangles _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. The perimeter of any triangle is the sum of the lengths of its sides.  The sum of the lengths of two sides of a triangle is always greater than the length of the third side. If they add up to 1800. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. then they are said to be supplementary to each other.36 - www. Altitude or Height The perpendicular dropped to the side of a triangle from the vertex opposite that side. then they form a closed figure. Generally. i. Himayath Nagar. Each interior has an associated exterior angle which can be obtained by extending any one side of the angle. If there are three lines.coachingworld. Such closed figures formed by three lines are called triangles.

_________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. 61) (12.37 - www. ∠ B = 900 and ∠ A+∠ C = 900 Perimeter = a + b + c Area = 1 ac 2 Pythagoras Theorem The side opposite the right angle is called the hypotenuse.in . 63. from Pythagoras theorem. The multiples of triplets are also triplets. 60. 8. 13) (7. 65) (20. Perimeter = 3a Area = Height = 3 2 a 4 3 a 4 Isosceles. Example : 6. Swetha Apartment. AB = AC and ∠ B = ∠ C. when all its sides (and angles) are equal. Hyderabad. The frequently used triplets are (3. 40. 29). 24. when two of its sides (and two angles opposite the two equal sides) are equal. 41) (11. when its sides (and angles) are unequal Perimeter = a + b + c Area = s ( s −a )( s −b )( s −c ) Equilateral. Perimeter = 2a + b 1 × b × 4a 2 − b 2 2 1 2 2 Height = × 4a − b 2 Area = Right Angled. 5) (5. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. 37) (16. Himayath Nagar. 10. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. 17) (9. 15.in . 21.Scalene. 25) (8. a2+c2 = b2 A triplet is a set of numbers which will satisfy the Pythagoras theorem. Then. 35. 4. when one of its angles is a right angle. ∠ A=∠ B=∠ C=600. AB=AC=BC ⇒ a=b=c. 12.coachingworld.

 The sum of any two adjacent interior angles is equal to two right angles or 1800. the following trigonometric ratios are defined: Sine of the angle Cosine of the angle Tangent of the angle : sin (A) or sinA = (Opposite side/Hypotenuse) : cos(A) or cosA = (Adjacent side/Hypotenuse) : tan(A) or tanA = (Opposite side/Adjacent side) A quadrilateral is a polygon with four sides. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.  The OPPOSITE Angles are equal in magnitude.e. when one of its angles is a right angle. ∠ A + ∠ B + ∠ C + ∠ D = 3600. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. AB=DC and AD = BC. ∠ A=∠ C and ∠ B=∠ D. Parallelogram A quadrilateral in which the opposite sides are parallel is called a parallelogram.in . since the quadrilateral can be split into two triangles. A quadrilateral has four sides and four internal angles.Right Angled Isosceles. AB = BC and ∠ A = ∠ C = 450 Perimeter = 2a + b Area = 1 2 1 2 a = b 2 4 Simple Trigonometric Ratios Consider a right triangle : With reference to angle A.in .38 - www. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. The sum of the internal angles. Swetha Apartment.coachingworld. ∠ A+∠ B=+∠ B+∠ C=∠ C+∠ D=∠ D+∠ A=1800. Quadrilaterals can be classified based on relationships within its sides. i. Hyderabad. Basic Properties  The opposite sides are parallel and of equal length. and the sides containing the right angle are equal. Himayath Nagar.

⇒ Perimeter = (4× side) = 4AB = 4BC = 4CD = 4AD ⇒ The area of a rhombus = half the product of its diagonals = ½ m× AC × BD. b are two adjacent sides of parallelogram.  Perimeter = (Twice the sum of non parallel sides) = 2(AB + BC)  Area = (base × height) = (b × h) where the height h is the perpendicular distance between the base and the side parallel to it. Rhombus A rhombus is a special case of a parallelogram where all the sides are of equal length. Basic Properties ⇒ The opposite sides are parallel and all sides are of equal length.39 - www. Hyderabad. This line cuts the other diagonal in the ratio of 1:3.coachingworld. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. ∆ DEA are equal and each equals 1/4th the area of the Rhombus. then Area = 2 × s ( s − a )( s − b)( s − D ) . Himayath Nagar. ⇒ ( side ) 2 =  AC   BD   +   2   2  2 2 Rectangle _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. ∆ BEC. Thus BE=DE=BD/2 and AE=CE=AC/2 and ∠ AEB=∠ BEC=∠ CED=∠ DEA=900. AB = BC = CD = DA.  The line joining the midpoint of a side of a parallelogram with one of the opposite vertices cuts one of the diagonals in the ratio of 1:2. and from two pairs of congruent triangles. but they bisect each other. ∠ A+∠ B=∠ B+∠ C=∠ C+∠ D=∠ D+∠ A=1800. If D is one of the diagonals. Swetha Apartment. where s = [ ] a +b + c 2  BD2+AC2 = 2(BC2 + CD2)  The line joining the midpoints of two adjacent sides of a parallelogram is parallel and half the length of the corresponding diagonal of the parallelogram. ⇒ The opposite angles are equal. ⇒ The sum of any two adjacent interior angles is equal to two right angles or 1800. and if a. ∠ A=∠ C and ∠ B=∠ D. ∆ CED.in . 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. The diagonals of a parallelogram are not equal in magnitude.in . ∆ AEB. ⇒ Areas of the four right triangles. ⇒ The diagonals bisect each other at right angles and form four right angled triangles.

Himayath Nagar. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld.⇒ Diagonal of the square. the square is the one which has the greatest area.coachingworld.in . Swetha Apartment. the square is the one which has the least perimeter. from Pythagoras theorem = ( 2 )a Thus area of square = (Diagonal)2/2 ⇒ Of all quadrilateral with a given area. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.in .41 - www. Hyderabad. ⇒ Of all quadrilaterals with a given perimeter.

Chord Any line segment whose ends lie on the circumference of the circ le is called a chord of that circle. The given point is known as the center of that circle. Secant Any line which passes through the circle is called a secant. Basic Constructs The distance from the centre of the circle to any point on it is known as the radius (R). A circle is completely defined by its radius and its position can be fixed if its centre’s position is given. Swetha Apartment. Hyderabad. Circumference All the points which lie on the circle constitute the circumference. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.in . Tangent A line which touches the circle at one point is called a tangent to that circle. Area = 1 ( AD + BC )h 2 Circles A circle is a set of points which are equidistant from a given point. Twice the radius is known as the diameter (D). All parallelograms are thus trapeziums (converse is not true). Himayath Nagar. The point common to the tangent and the circumference of the circle is called the point of contact. A chord which passes through the centre of the circle is the diameter. The Area of a trapezium = half the sum of the lengths of the parallel sides multiplied by the perpendicular distance between them.coachingworld. The radius of the circle and the tangent to the circle are perpendicular at the point of contact.42 - www. A secant cuts the circumference of the circle at two points. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. Thus D = 2R. The ratio of the circumference to the diameter is a constant for any circle and is given by Π D=2Π R.Trapezium A trapezium is a quadrilateral where only one pair of opposite sides are parallel.in . 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. The angle in a circle is 3600.

which is not a diameter. ARCS. B.e. the pathway is inside the circle.  In equal circles (or in the same circle).Area of circular pathway = π × W(2r + W) When. Chords in a circle  A straight line drawn from the centre of a circle to bisect a chord. the perpendicular to chord from the centre bisects the chord.in . then the arcs which they cut off are equal.e.coachingworld. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Area of circular pathway = π × W(2r – W) Properties of Circles The properties of circles can be categorized in the following classes: A: Arcs.  The angle in a semicircle is a right angle. is at right angles to the chord.  In equal circles (or in the same circle). C. The chords that are equidistant from the centre are equal. Hyderabad. if two chords are equal. Conversely. Chords and Central angles B: Angles in a circle C: Chords in a circle D: Tangents to a circle E: Pair of circles F: Cyclic quadrilaterals A. Swetha Apartment. Angle in a circle  The angle which an arc of a circle subtends at the centre is double that which it subtends at any point on the remaining part of the circumference. the chords associated with the arcs are equal. if two arcs are equal. i.in . _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. then they are equal. Himayath Nagar.  Angles in the same segment of a circle are equal. if OP⊥AB then AP = PB.  Equal chords of a circle are equidistant from the centre. if OP bisects AB then OP ⊥ AB. Chords And Central Angles  In equal circles (or in the same circle). Conversely. i. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. if two arcs subtend equal angles at the centres or at the circumferences of the circles.44 - www.

_________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. i. Swetha Apartment.e. the point of contact of he two circles lies on the straight line through the centres of the circles. Hyderabad.e. ∠ PTA = ∠ TBA.  When two circles of radii R1 and R2 have their centres at a distance of d. i.in . In the figure given alongside. Tangents to a circle  The tangent at any pint of a circle and the radius through that point of contact are perpendicular to each other. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld.coachingworld. i. PA = PB. there are two types of tangents – the direct tangents and the cross (or transverse) tangents.in . intersect internally at O. If two chords of a circle. the length of the tangents from the external point to their respective points of contact are equal. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. the points A. D. AB & CD.e.  In a given pair of circles. the direct tangents are AB and CD while EF and GH are the transverse tangents. then PT2 = PA × PB E. B are collinear. C. then AO × OB = CO × OD.  The angle which a chord makes with a tangent at its point of contact is equal to any angle in the alternate segment. Pair of Circles  If two circles touch each other. Himayath Nagar. OT is perpendicular to PT.  If two tangents are drawn to a circle from an outside point.45 - www.  If PT is a tangent (with P being an external point and T being the point of contact) and PAB is a secant to circle (with A and B as the points where the secant cuts the circle).

The area of a circle 3 inscribed in an equilateral triangle of side ‘a’ is   π  2 a .  Of all surfaces with a given perimeter. no curved surfaces and has no perforations. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. Polyhedrons A polyhedron is a closed solid object formed using planar surfaces.  The opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementary. the circle is the one which has the greatest area. It has an overall convex shape. In the given figure ∠ ADC + ∠ ABC = α + β = 1800. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. The area of the largest circle that can be inscribed in a square of side ‘a’ is  π  2 a 4  If a square/rectangle is inscribed in a circle.The length of direct common tangent = The length of the transverse tangent is d 2 − r 2 . Cuboid A rectangular solid having six faces – all of which are rectangles. the diameter of the circle is equal to the smaller side of the rectangle.in .  If a circle is inscribed in a rectangle. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.  If a circle is inscribed in a square.46 - www. the diameter of the circle is equal to the side of the square. d is ( s −a )( s −b)( s −c )( s −d ) . Swetha Apartment. Cyclic Quadrilateral A quadrilateral whose vertices lie on the circumference of a circle β called cyclic quadrilateral. Hyderabad. b. where r = R1 – R2 d 2 − ( R1 + R2 ) 2 Note that if the two circles touch d = R1 + R2 F. solids with flat surfaces and solids with curved surface. Area of a square inscribed in a circle of radius r is 2 r2. where s = a +b +c + d 2 Geometrical relationships  Of all surface with a given area. Solids Solids can be classified into two main divisions viz. c. π  2  The area of a circle circumscribing an equilateral triangle of side ‘a’ is  a .in . Solids with flat surfaces are described as polyhedrons while surfaces of revolution would form the important part of solids with curved surfaces.  The area of a cyclic quadrilateral with sides a. 12  Two circles are said to be concentric if their centres coincide. the circle is the one which has the least perimeter.coachingworld. Himayath Nagar. then the diagonal of the square/rectangle is equal to the diameter of the circle.

_________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.in . B and H are the external dimensions. If L. L. However.coachingworld. Himayath Nagar. Cube Metrics Let the length of the edge of the cube be A. Volume of material used = External Volume – internal Volume = A3-{A-2T}3. Total surface area = 2(LB+BH+HL) sq. Total surface area of a cube = (sum of areas of all six faces) = 6A2 sq. B and H. Hyderabad.47 - www. which is the thickness T. Area of four walls (excluding top and bottom faces) = 2[(L+B)H]. Volume = [(area of cross section) × (height)] = A3 cubic units. Besides. breadth B. such that L = B = H.in . Cube A rectangular 6-faced solid whose every face is a square. Hollow cube If the thickness is T. [B-2T] and [H-2T]. and height H. in the case of closed box. units. Area of four walls of a cube (excluding the top and bottom faces) = 4A2. then the internal dimensions will be [L-2T]. Every cube is a cuboid also. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.Cuboid metrics Let the cuboid have dimensions of length L. then the internal dimensions are [L-2T]. It is not completely solid. there will another dimension. Length of the diagonals of a cuboid = L2 + B 2 + H 2 units Hollow cuboid Consider for example a carton used for packing. Swetha Apartment. units Length of a diagonals of a cube = A√3 units. that is the top face is missing. Volume of material used = (External Volume – internal Volume). 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. [B-2T] and [H-T]. Volume = (cross section area × height) = L × B × H cubic units. if it is an open box. Thus Volume of material used = LBH – [(L-2T)(B-2T)(H-2T)] cubic units.

040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld.coachingworld. the axis is perfectly vertical (i. A regular pyramid has a regular polygonal base. The axis of a pyramid is an imaginary line joining the midpoint of the base polygon to the top vertex of the pyramid. in the case of an open box. Surface area = Area of the base + (N × area of each side) Prism Prism contains similar top and bottom face and the side faces are rectangular shape. Cylinder metrics Let the base radius be R and the height be H. H is the height of the prism and B is the base area of the prism then volume = B × H. Symmetrical curved solids of revolution are obtained when the surface being revolved is symmetrical (say a regular polygon) and the axis of revolution is also properly chosen. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. Pyramid metrics (Right regular pyramid with base polygon of N sides) Volume = 1/3 × Area of the base × height .48 - www. Lateral surface are = P × H.= A3 – [{A-2T}2 {A-T}].in . A right regular pyramid is a regular pyramid in which all the side surfaces (all surfaces except the base) are equal. Pyramid A pyramid is a polyhedron with a polygonal base and planar angular surfaces on the side leading to an apex point or a vertex at the top. In case the axis is not perpendicular.e. Swetha Apartment. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. it is perpendicular to the base).in . Hyderabad. In a right regular pyramid. total surface area = (P × H) + 2 × B. Solids with curved surfaces These are generally obtained by revolving a planar surface about some axis. Cylinder A solid formed when a rectangle is revolved about one of its sides is called the right circular cylinder. Himayath Nagar. Let P is the perimeter of base. a tilted pyramid is formed. where the height is the length of the axis.

Volume = 1/3 (π R2H cubic units) Curved Surface Area = π RL sq. Curved surface Area of the cylinder (excludes the areas of the top and bottom circular regions) = area of rectangle whose sides are 2Π R and H or CSA=2π RH sq. h 3 [ ] Sphere A solid formed when a circle is revolved about its diameter. units.in . Cone A solid formed by rotating a right angled triangle about one of the sides containing the right angle. Volume of material in a hollow cylinder = External Volume – Internal Volume or V = π (R2 – r2)H cubic units. Slant Height L = 2 h 2 +[ R − r ] .in .49 - www. units If a cone is cut by a plane parallel to the base. Swetha Apartment. units. then internal base radius = r = R – T. Total surface Area = Curved Surface Area + Areas of the top and bottom circular regions or TSA = 2π RH + 2π R2=2π R[R+H] sq. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Cone Metrics Let the Base Radius = R. Vertical Height = H. If it is a hollow cylinder of thickness T. units. and Slant Height = L. Total surface area = π [(r + R)L + r2 + R2]sq.Volume of the cylinder = area of cross-section × height or V = π R2H cubic units.coachingworld. units. Himayath Nagar. 2 2 Volume = π   r + R + rR cubic units. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. Hyderabad. Curved Surface Area = π [r + R]L sq. Let the radius of the top = r and the radius of the base – R and height = h. units Frustrum Slant Height L = R 2 + H 2 units total Surface Area = π R(R + L) sq. then the lower part is called the frustrum of the cone. Sphere Metrics _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.

Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. the sphere is the one which has the greatest volume. units If R and r are the external and internal radii of a spherical shell. Hyderabad.coachingworld. Himayath Nagar.50 - www. then its Volume = 4 3 R − r 3 cubic units. 3 [ ] Geometrical Relationships  Of all solids with a given volume. Swetha Apartment.  Of all solids with a given surface area. units _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. Volume = 4/3 (π R3 cubic units) Surface Area = 4π R2 sq.in . Hemisphere Volume = 2 πR 3 cubic units 3 Surface Area = 3π R2 sq.Let the Radius of the Sphere = R. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. the sphere is the one which has the lest surface area.in .

However.51 - www. Cuboid A rectangular solid having six faces – all of which are rectangles.in . which is the thickness T. Besides. units. and height H. L. B and H. Area of four walls (excluding top and bottom faces) = 2[(L+B)H]. there will another dimension.in . that is the top face is missing. [B-2T] and [H-T].MENSURATION Solids Solids can be classified into two main divisions viz. B and H are the external dimensions. Every cube is a cuboid also. Himayath Nagar.coachingworld. Volume = (cross section area × height) = L × B × H cubic units. Thus Volume of material used = LBH – [(L-2T)(B-2T)(H-2T)] cubic units. then the internal dimensions will be [L-2T]. Solids with flat surfaces are described as polyhedrons while surfaces of revolution would form the important part of solids with curved surfaces. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. If L. breadth B. Cube A rectangular 6-faced solid whose every face is a square. [B-2T] and [H-2T]. then the internal dimensions are [L-2T]. solids with flat surfaces and solids with curved surface. Length of the diagonals of a cuboid = L2 + B 2 + H 2 units Hollow cuboid Consider for example a carton used for packing. Swetha Apartment. Cuboid metrics Let the cuboid have dimensions of length L. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. Volume of material used = (External Volume – internal Volume). Polyhedrons A polyhedron is a closed solid object formed using planar surfaces. if it is an open box. It has an overall convex shape. such that L = B = H. It is not completely solid. Hyderabad. no curved surfaces and has no perforations. Total surface area = 2(LB+BH+HL) sq.

total surface area = (P × H) + 2 × B.Cube Metrics Let the length of the edge of the cube be A. H is the height of the prism and B is the base area of the prism then volume = B × H. Swetha Apartment. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. Volume = [(area of cross section) × (height)] = A3 cubic units.coachingworld. Volume of material used = External Volume – internal Volume = A3-{A-2T}3.in . it is perpendicular to the base). In a right regular pyramid. In case the axis is not perpendicular. Lateral surface are = P × H. a tilted pyramid is formed. in the case of closed box. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Solids with curved surfaces These are generally obtained by revolving a planar surface about some axis.in . Pyramid A pyramid is a polyhedron with a polygonal base and planar angular surfaces on the side leading to an apex point or a vertex at the top. Hollow cube If the thickness is T. Surface area = Area of the base + (N × area of each side) Prism Prism contains similar top and bottom face and the side faces are rectangular shape.e. A regular pyramid has a regular polygonal base. A right regular pyramid is a regular pyramid in which all the side surfaces (all surfaces except the base) are equal.52 - www. units Length of a diagonals of a cube = A√3 units. in the case of an open box. Himayath Nagar. Let P is the perimeter of base. The axis of a pyramid is an imaginary line joining the midpoint of the base polygon to the top vertex of the pyramid. = A3 – [{A-2T}2 {A-T}]. Area of four walls of a cube (excluding the top and bottom faces) = 4A2. Symmetrical curved solids of revolution are obtained when the surface being revolved is symmetrical (say a regular polygon) and the axis of revolution is also properly chosen. where the height is the length of the axis. Pyramid metrics (Right regular pyramid with base polygon of N sides) Volume = 1/3 × Area of the base × height . Hyderabad. the axis is perfectly vertical (i. Total surface area of a cube = (sum of areas of all six faces) = 6A2 sq. Cylinder A solid formed when a rectangle is revolved about one of its sides is called the right circular cylinder. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.

h 3 [ ] _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. and Slant Height = L. Total surface area = π [(r + R)L + r2 + R2]sq. Volume = 1/3 (π R2H cubic units) Curved Surface Area = π RL sq.in . then the lower part is called the frustrum of the cone. 2 2 Volume = π   r + R + rR cubic units. units If a cone is cut by a plane parallel to the base. units. Curved surface Area of the cylinder (excludes the areas of the top and bottom circular regions) = area of rectangle whose sides are 2Π R and H or CSA=2π RH sq. Himayath Nagar. If it is a hollow cylinder of thickness T. units. units. then internal base radius = r = R – T. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Total surface Area = Curved Surface Area + Areas of the top and bottom circular regions or TSA = 2π RH + 2π R2=2π R[R+H] sq. Volume of material in a hollow cylinder = External Volume – Internal Volume or V = π (R2 – r2)H cubic units.in . Cone A solid formed by rotating a right angled triangle about one of the sides containing the right angle. units Frustrum Slant Height L = R 2 + H 2 units total Surface Area = π R(R + L) sq. units.53 - www. Hyderabad. Volume of the cylinder = area of cross-section × height or V = π R2H cubic units.Cylinder metrics Let the base radius be R and the height be H. Swetha Apartment. Slant Height L = 2 h 2 +[ R − r ] . Let the radius of the top = r and the radius of the base – R and height = h. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. Curved Surface Area = π [r + R]L sq.coachingworld. Cone Metrics Let the Base Radius = R. Vertical Height = H.

Sphere A solid formed when a circle is revolved about its diameter. units If R and r are the external and internal radii of a spherical shell. Swetha Apartment. Hemisphere Volume = 2 πR 3 cubic units 3 Surface Area = 3π R2 sq. Volume = 4/3 (π R3 cubic units) Surface Area = 4π R2 sq.in . the sphere is the one which has the lest surface area. units _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. then its Volume = 4 3 R − r 3 cubic units.in . Hyderabad.54 - www. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. 3 [ ] Geometrical Relationships  Of all solids with a given volume. Sphere Metrics Let the Radius of the Sphere = R. the sphere is the one which has the greatest volume.coachingworld. Himayath Nagar.  Of all solids with a given surface area.

q. q}. 2. 6. r} [p. A set which is not finite is called an infinite set.in . 2.55 - www. r} φ ] Finite set and Infinite set: If the number of elements in a set are finite. they are called equal sets. …. 3} Since the elements in both A and B are equal. A ∪B = {x / x ∈ A or x ∈ B} Representing A ∪ B by Venn diagrams. It is denoted by P [A]. 5. q. B is super set of A. The sets will be denoted by capital letters A. then it is called a null set. q. Example: A = {p. 7}. {p. Ex: A = {1.. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. 4. Swetha Apartment. r} P[A] = [{p}. then it is called a finite set. The elements of the set are denoted by small letters a. A set which contains all the subsets of A as elements. b. {q. It is denoted by { } or φ . Equal sets: Two sets are said to be equal if they contain same elements. 4. 4} B = {2. Y. (A ⊂ B).coachingworld. (i) Roster form (ii) Set builder form. If there are not elements in a set. Ex: A = {1. Equivalent sets: Two sets are to be equivalent if the number of elements in two sets are same. Union of sets: The set containing the elements of A or B or both is called as union of sets.in . 3}. These are called elements of the set. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. 3. 2. r}. A set can be represented in two ways. r} Number of elements in both the sets are same. x. 3. (Roster form) All the elements are written in a curly bracket. S = {x / x ∈ N . Himayath Nagar. {r}. 1. Example: Let S = {1. x < 8} (Set builder form) We represent the elements of the set as ‘x’ and after it we put” / “(such that) and then give the rule which every element of the set should satisfy. Hyderabad. ……… X. B = {p. y. {q}. B. is called the power set of A. {p. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. If all the elements in set A are in set B then we say A is a subset of B. Number of elements in the Number of Number of proper subsets set subsets 2 22 22-2 3 3 2 23-2 4 4 2 24-2 n N 2 2n-2 Power set: Let A be any given set.SET THEORY Sets: A set is a well defined collection of objects. So A and B are equivalent sets.

A ∆ B = (A-B) ∪(B-A) = (A∪B)-(A∩B) Universal set: The union of sets which are to be observed is called universal set and it is denoted by µ . Complementary set: The set of elements which belong to µ and does not belong to A is called complementary of | | set A . _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. A-B = {x / x ∈ A and x ∉ B} Similarly B-A = {x / x ∈ B and x ∉ A} A-B ≠ B-A Symmetric difference of two sets: The symmetric difference of two sets is represented by A ∆ B. then X=Y. A ∩B = {x / x ∈ A and x ∈ B} Representing A∩B by Venn diagrams: The difference of two sets A – B: The set consisting of all the elements. It is denoted by A or Ac.Intersection of sets: The set containing the common elements of set A and set B is called intersection of A and B. (A’)’ = A. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. Swetha Apartment. This is called Antisymmetric property.in .in .56 - www. is called the difference of A and B. In proving equality of two sets we use this basic theorem. when A is a subset of some universal st.coachingworld. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. It is denoted by A-B. which belong to A and do not belong to B. Himayath Nagar. Hyderabad. Basic theorem: If X⊂Y and Y⊂X.

A∩Bφ ⇒A ⊂ B′ and B ⊂ A′ . r stand for statements. A∩A′ = ∅ (A′ )′ = A.coachingworld. Identity Laws Complement Laws De Morgan’s Laws A∪∅=A.A′ . ~ f ≡ t ~(p v q) ≡ (~p) ^ (~q). then a and B are called disjoint sets.57 - www. then n (A ∪ B) = n (A) + n (B) – n (A ∩ B). Commutative Laws A∪B=B∪A pvq≡ qvp A∩B=B∩A p^q≡ q^p 4. If A and B are disjoint sets. then A′ is superset of B′ ] A′ . Associative Laws (A∪B)∪C = A ∪(B∪C) (p v q) v r ≡ p v (q v r) (A∩B)∩C = A ∩(B∩C) (p ^ q) ^ r ≡ p ^ (q ^ r) 3. Algebra of S.B′ = B – A A∪B=φ ⇒ A = φ and B = φ If A ⊂ B . p ^ p ^ p 2. φ the empty set. Himayath Nagar. Then A ∩ B = A . A∩A=A p v p ≡ p. A – (A – B) = A ∩ B. A∩∅=∅ A ∪A′ = µ . if we interchange ∪ and ∩. A and B are two subsets of a universal set µ . B. q.B′ = B . If A and B are any two non-empty sets. then n (A ∪ B) = n (A) + n (B). µ ′ = ∅. the resulting law would also be true. Law Sets Statements 1.in .No. ~(p ^ q) ≡ (~p) v (~q) In any law of equality of sets. 7. then A ⊂ C (Transitive property). If A ⊂ B then A ∪ (B – A) = B. C stand for sets. Distributive Laws A∪(B∩C) = p v (q ^ r) ≡ (p v q) ^ (p v r) (A∪B)∩(A∪C) p ^ (q v r) ≡ (p ^ q) v (p ^ A∩(B∪C) = r) (A∩B)∪(A∩C) 5. If A ⊂ B then A′ ⊃ B′ . [If A is a subset of B. ‘≡ ’ represents logical equivalence of statements: ‘t’ to take only the value of ‘T’ and ‘f’ to take the only truth value of ‘F’.In the following table A. Example: A∪ φ = A ⇒A∩ µ = A If A ∩ B = φ . 6. Idempotent Laws A∪B = A. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. µ a universal set and p. Swetha Apartment. p ^ t ≡ p p v (~p) ≡ t. Hyderabad. p v t ≡ t p ^ f ≡ f. B ⊂ C. This principle is known as Principle of duality. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. ~t = f. and µ and φ .in . N (A∪ B ∪ C) = n (A) + n (B) + n (C) – n(A ∩ B) – n(B ∩ C) – n(C∩ A) + n(A ∩ B ∩ C) _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. p ^ (~P) ≡ f ~ (~p) ≡ p. A ∪ B = A ∩ B ⇔ A = B. A∪ µ =µ A∩ µ =A. ∅′ =µ (A∪B)′ = A′ ∩ B′ (A∩B)′ = A′∪ B′ p v f ≡ p.

Himayath Nagar. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.l and m are two coplanar lines.in .in . If l ∩ m = φ . Hyderabad.58 - www.coachingworld. Swetha Apartment. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. then the lines l and m are parallel to each other.

q like things of another type and r distinct things = (p + 1) (q + 1) 2r – 1 (if at least one thing is to be selected) (p + 1) (q + 1) 2r – 2 (if none or all cannot be selected) _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. (x) The number of combinations of n distinct objects taken r(≤ n) at a time. (xii) The total number of selections of one or more objects from n different objects = 2n – 1 = (nC1 + nC2 + nC3 +….in .PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS 1. (ix) 2n+1C0 + 2n+1C1 +…. and so for. n ≥ r 0 . r) = r 5.in . when p1 of the objects are alike of one kind.….. when k(1 ≤ k ≤ n) never occur. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop..+nCn = 2n.. Himayath Nagar. Swetha Apartment. is n-kCr-k. then the number of ways the procedures can be performed in the order indicated is the product n1. (vi) nCr is greatest = r = n± 1/2. The number of permutations of n objects taken all together. pr of them are alike and of the rth kind. following this second procedure.59 - www.. n≥ r n<r 3. The number of permutations of n distinct objects taken r (0≤ r≤ n) at a time is given by n!/(n-r)! .. (v) nCr = {n-r+1)/r} nCr-1 r = n/r. The total number of selections from p like things. p2 of them are alike and of the second kind. n<r 7. following procedure. Some Result to Remember (i) nC0 = 1 = nCn (ii) nCr = nCn-r (0 ≤ r ≤ n) (iii) nCr-1 + nCr = n+1Cr (1 ≤ r ≤ n) (iv) nCr = nCs implies r = s or r + s = n.+nCn). Hyderabad.pr! 4. 2. (viii) nC0 + nC2 + …. where nPr = 0 . The total number of selection of any number of things from n identical things n+1 . and if. a third procedure can be performed in n3 different ways. pr = n is given by n!/p1! P2!. where p1 + p2 + …. n3 ……………. Principle of Counting: If some procedure can be performed in n1 different ways and if. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. (xi) The number of combinations of n distinct objects taken r at a time. a second procedure can be performed in n2 different ways. = nC1+nC3 +……=2n-1. r (xiii) Cr + r+1Cr +….+nCr = n+1Cr+1 6. when k(0 ≤ k ≤ r) particular objects always occur.. n odd (vii) nC0 + nC1 + nC2 + …. is n+kCr.+2n+1Cn =22n. (when selection of 0 things is allowed) (when at least one thing is to be selected) n even n!/(n-r)! r!. n2. The number of combinations of n distinct objects taken r (0 ≤ r ≤ n) at a time is given by n = C(n. ⇒ n .coachingworld.

q and r things = n!/p! q! r! . Types of Permutations based upon Geometrical Applications: (i) Out of n non-concurrent and non-parallel straight lines points of intersection are = nC2 (ii) Out of ‘n’ points the number of straight lines are (when no three are collinear) = nC2 (iii) If out of n points m are collinear. 16. n-4C1 (viii) Number of parallelogram in two system of parallel lines (when I set contains m parallel lines and II set contains n parallel lines) = nC2 × mC2 (ix) Number of squares m-1 = Σ (m – r) (n – r) . the number of ways = n!/p! q! r!. 10. 1/n! 13.in . 15.coachingworld. The number of ways in n different objects can be distributed into r different boxes are not allowed. where p + q + r = n. where p + q = n ⇒ nCp × n-pCq = n!/p!(n – p)! × (n . Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. The number of ways to distribute n different things between two persons. 12. Hyderabad.in . 9. then Number of straight lines = nC2 – mC2 + 1 (iv) To find number of diagonals Number of diagonals = n(n – 3)/2 (v) Number of triangle formed from n points (when no three points are collinear) (vi) Number of triangles out of n points in which m are collinear = nC3 – mC3 (vii) Number of triangles that can be formed out of n points (when none of the side is common to the sides of polygon) = nC3 – nC1 – nC1. (m < n) r=1 _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. The number of ways in which n different objects can be distributed into r different boxes. The total number of ways to divide n identical things among r persons = n+r-1Cr-1. 11. is coefficient ∝ of ∝n in n! (e -1)r. one receiving p things and the other q things. 14.p!/q!(n – p – q)! = n!/p!q! {∴ n = p + q} Similarly for 3 persons. The number of ways to divide n different things into three bundles of p.8. The number of circular arrangements of n different things (n – 1)! 17. number of circular arrangements of n different things = ½(n – 1)! 18. 1/3!. blank boxes being admissible is rn. When clockwise and anticlockwise arrangements are not different.60 - www. The total number of selections of r tings from n different things when each thing can be repeated unlimited number of times = n+r-1Cr. Himayath Nagar. The number of ways to divide m × n different things into n equal bundles = (mn)!/(m!)n . The number of ways to distribute m × n different things among n persons equally = (nm)!/(m!)n. Swetha Apartment. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld.

61 - www. 5.in .H). 3. 3.T). 2. Hyderabad. 5. Therefore.T)} Then A = {(H. Swetha Apartment. 6} b) When a coin is tossed either a head or tail will come up. any one of the numbers 1. Simple Event/Elementary Event An event is called a simple Event if it is a singleton subset of the sample space S. then the sample space is S = {H. Example: When a die is thrown. Example: a) When a die is thrown. the tossing of the coin is S = {H. B. It is usually denoted by S. (H. 5 and 6 are the sample points. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. Random Experiment An experiment whose outcome cannot be predicted with certainty is called a random experiment. Discrete Sample Space A sample space S is called a discrete sample if S is a finite set. if an experiment is performed many times under similar conditions and the outcome of each time is not the same. Example: a) Tossing of a fair coin b) Throwing of an unbiased die c) Drawing of a card from a well shuffled pack of 52 playing cards Sample Space The set of all possible outcomes of a random experiments is called the sample space for that experiment. 4. T} Then A = {H} occurrence of head and B = {T} occurrence of tail are called Simple events. 3. 5. 4. 6} where 1. Event A subset of the sample space is called an event. Himayath Nagar. then the sample space is Sample point / event point Each element of the sample spaces is called a sample point or an event point. 6 can come up.  φ is also the subset of S and is an impossible Event.in . Example: a) When a coin is tossed. 2.r. the sample space is S = {1. Sample space S = {1. 2. In other words. then the sample space is S = {(H.PROBABILITY Experiment An operation which results in some well-defined outcomes is called an experiment. b) When two coins are tossed. T} c) When two coins are tossed. 4.T)} is the occurrence of head on 1st and tail on 2nd is called a Simple event. then this experiment is called a random experiment. Problem of Events  Sample space S plays the same role as universal set for all problems related to the particular experiment.t.  S is also a subset of S which is called a sure event or a certain event. Mixed Event or Compound Event or Composite Event _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.coachingworld.H). then the sample space w. 2. 4. Types of Events A. (T. (T. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. 3.

Himayath Nagar. Hyderabad.62 - www. Swetha Apartment. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld.in . Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.in . their joint occurrence is called a Compound Event. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.A subset of the sample space S which contains more than one element is called a mixed event or when two or more events occur together.coachingworld.

6 are equally likely to come up. A1. Thus. Dependent Events Two or more events are said to be dependent. Let A is the event of occurrence of a red ball in first draw B is the event of occurrence of a black ball in second draw. Swetha Apartment. 6} Here.in . {5. E. 4} is the event of occurrence of exponent of 2 are Mixed events Compound events are of two type: a) Independent Events. 2. Hence. Himayath Nagar. 2.…. 2. Example: When a die is thrown events 1. F. Equally likely events Outcomes are said to be equally likely when we have no reason to believe that one is more likely to occur than the other Example: When an unbiased die is thrown all the six faces 1. Exhaustive Events A set of events is said to be exhaustive if one of them must necessarily happen every time the experiments is performed. 5.Example: When a dice is thrown. Mutually Exclusive Events Two or more events are said to be mutually exclusive if one of them occurs. 3. if not two of them can occur together. Two balls are drawn one by one with replacement.in . Let A is the event of occurrence of a red ball in first draw. 4 6} is the event of occurrence of even and B = {1. then the sample space is S = {1. the sample space is S = {1. 6} B is an event of occurrence of an odd number {1. 3. Important We can say that the total number of elementary events of a random experiment is called the exhaustive number of cases. 6} Let A is an event of occurrence of number greater than 4 i. 4. 4. A3. D. 5. 4. b) When a die is thrown. 3. then probability of occurrence of B has not been affected if A occurs before B. Two balls are drawn one by one without replacement. G. events B and C are Mutually Exclusive but the event A and B or A and C are not Mutually Exclusive. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. Example: Let bag contains 3 Red and 2 Black balls. As the ball has been replaced in the bag and once again we have to select one ball out of 5(3R + 2B) given balls for event B. two or more events are said to be independent if occurrence or non-occurrence of any of them does not influence the occurrence or non-occurrence of the other events.63 - www. 6 form an exhaustive set of events. 3.e. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Hyderabad. An are mutually exclusive if and only if Ai∩Aj = φ ∀ i ≠ j Example: a) When a coin is tossed the event of occurrence of a head and the event of occurrence of a tail are mutually exclusive events because we cannot have both head and tail at the same time. 5. A2. 3. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. B is the event of occurrence of a black ball in second draw.. 5. Independent Events or Mutually Independent events Two or more event are said to be independent if occurrence or non-occurrence of any of them does not affect the probability of occurrence of or non-occurrence of their events. if occurrence or non-occurrence of any one of them affects the probability of occurrence or non-occurrence of others. Example: Let a bag contains 3 Red and 2 Black balls. and b) Dependent Events C. 2. 4. 2. 6} Then let A = {2. 5} C is an event of occurrence of an even number {2. 4.coachingworld. Thus if two or more events are said to be mutually exclusive. others cannot occur.

64 - www. we will have to draw 1 black ball from the remaining 4(2R + 2B) balls which gets affected due to the occurrence of event A. Himayath Nagar. Now.in .coachingworld.In this case. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Hyderabad.e. Swetha Apartment. Because after the occurrence of event A i.in . Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. for the event B. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. the ball is not replaced in bag. drawing red ball out of 5(3R + 2B). the probability of occurrence of event B will be affected.

2. Hyderabad. If the outcome of the experiment is either a or b or c then we say the event has occurred.65 - www. Himayath Nagar. 3. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. Thus E’ occurs if and only if E does not occur.in . let E be an event Let E = {a. 5. 4. then the sample space is S = {H. Also. Sample Space : The outcomes of any type Event : The outcomes of particular type Probability of Occurrence of an event Let S be the same space. c}. 3.coachingworld. then the probability of occurrence of an event E is denoted by p(E) and is defined as P(E) = n(E)/n(S) = number of elements in E/number of elements in S P(E) = number of favourable/particular cases total number of cases Example: a) When a coin is tossed. Complement of event E is denoted by E’ or E. Complementary Events Let S be the sample space for a random experiment and let E be the event. T} Let E is the event of occurrence of a head ⇒ E = {H} b) When a die is tossed. 6} ∴ P(A) = Probability of occurrence of an odd number = n(A)/n(S) = 3/6 = ½ and P(B) = Probability of occurrence of a number greater than 4 = n(B)/n(S) = 2/6 = 1/3 _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. 5} and B = {5. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Swetha Apartment. b. sample space S = {1.in . 6} Let A is an event of occurrence of an odd number And B is an event of occurrence of a number greater than 4 ⇒ A = {1. ∴ n(E) + n(E’) = n(S) Occurrence of an Event For a random experiment.H. where E’ means non occurrence of event E.

generally denoted by d is called the common difference. the coefficient of n. For example.P. Progressions: It is not necessary that the terms of a sequence always follow a certain patterns are called progressions. is a sequence. then they form an A. A series is finite or infinite according as the number of terms in the corresponding sequence is finite or infinite. Real Sequence: A sequence whose range is a subset of R is called a real sequence. (vii) If the terms of an A.P. a4. (iii) If a constant is added to or subtracted from each term of an A.. a.P. a + d. a3. a + d (iv) Selecting 5 terms of A. are a – d. Selection of Terms in an A. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld.P. 2.e. an+1 and an+2 are three consecutive terms of an A. is multiplied or divided by a non-zero constant k.P. i. then the resulting sequence is also an A.P. a + d and the common differences is 2d. are chosen at regular intervals.P. Arithmetic Progression (A. where d is the common difference of the given A. (iii) Selecting 3 terms of A.: a – d. (ii) Selecting four terms of A.P.: a – 2d. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. B are constants.PROGRESSIONS 1. a2.+ an + ….e. the common difference in such a case is A i. (viii) If an. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.P. a + d. (i) Selecting two terms of A.P. then its nth term an is given by an = a + (n + 1) d (ii) A sequence is an A. Properties of an Arithmetic Progression (i) If a is the first term and d the common difference of an A. a + 3d and so on…. iff b = a + c. then 2an+1 = an+an+2 4. (v) In a finite A. then the expression a1 + a2 + a3 + a4 + a5 + ….e.e.in . Series: If a1. the sum of the terms equidistant from the beginning and end is always same and is equal to the sum of first and last term i. It should be noted that in case of an odd number of terms.e. a linear expression in n. iff its nth term is of the form An + B i..P. Sequence Sequence is a function whose domain is the set N of natural numbers. with the same common difference. (vi) Three numbers a. the middle term is a and the common difference is d while in case of an even number of terms the middle terms are a – d.is a series. i.….. coefficient of n. an = An + B where A.P. c are in A.…….P. an. 3.: a – 3d. an+1 – an = constant (=d) for all n ∈ N The constant difference. an+1 = A(n + 1) + B ∴ an+1 – an = {A (n + 1) + B} – {An + B} = A.P. a – d. i. Solution. (iv) If each term of given A. with common difference kd or d/k. Himayath Nagar. if its nth term a linear expression in n and in such a case the common difference is equal to the coefficient of n. Let <an> be a sequence such that its nth term is a linear expression in n i. b..P. a. Hyderabad.e.P.P. Swetha Apartment. Show that the sequence <an> is an A.66 - www. a + 2d.. then the resulting sequence is also an A. a – d.in .P.) A sequence is called an arithmetic progression if the difference of a term and the previous term is always same.coachingworld.e. a + d.P.

5. Sn = (n/2)[a + l].An be n arithmetic means between two quantities a and b. Insertion of n Arithmetic Means between a and b Let A1. An are arithmetic means between a and b. An such that a. b is an A. it contains (n + 2) terms.P. where A.…. Sum to n Terms of an A. A2. Hyderabad. then we say that A1.P. 8. B are constants. b form an A.…. an.67 - www.P. A1. a3. Swetha Apartment. A2.…An. where l = last term = a + (n – 1)d.…. Geometric Progression A sequence of non-zero numbers is called a geometric progression (or G. In such a case. is 2A. 7. An. A2. if and only if the sum of its n terms is of the form An2 + Bn.P.in . Note.P.P. with first term ‘a’ and common difference ‘d’ is given by Sn = (n/2)[2a + (n – 1)d] Also. In other words.…is called a geometric progression if (an+1) / an = constant for all n ∈ N _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. The constant ratio is called the common ratio of the G. Himayath Nagar.P. a sequence a1.in . a.. A sequence is an A.….P.) if the ratio of a term and the term proceeding to it is always a constant quantity.coachingworld. Then. Some Useful Results 6. These are the required arithmetic means between a and b. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Let d be the common difference of this A. A2. A2. Insertion of Arithmetic Means If between two given quantities a and b we have to insert n quantities A1. The sum Sn of n terms of an A. Clearly.…. A1.P. the common difference of the A. a2. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.

ar. then the new sequence so formed also forms a G. with the same common ratio. then log a1. (v) Three non-zero numbers. 10. The third term of a G. (iv) In a finite G.P. a/r. (an+1)/an = 3(2n+1)/3(2n) =2 Clearly. Show that the sequence given by an = 3 (2n). ar3. (i) The sum of n terms of a G. a3 = 4 ⇒ ar2 = 4 ………… (i) Now. with common ratio r satisfying | r | < 1 is given by _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. c are in G. a. (iii) If each term of a G.P.68 - www. a/r. the given sequence is an G.. ar2. Product of first five terms = a1a2a3a4a5 11. a. Sometimes if is required to select a finite number of terms in G. For example. (vi) If the terms of a given G. Solution. Find the product of its first give terms. So. a3. is a G.P. R ar2 If the product of the numbers is not given.P. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. an. of non-zero non-negative terms. iff b2 = ac.P. a.….in . then lim rn = 0. find its common ratio. (ii) The reciprocals of the terms of a given G.P.P. be multiplied or divided by the same non-zero constant. Then.For example. (an+1)/an = 2 (constant).…is a G. Hyderabad. with common ratio 2.… is an A. for all n ∈ N. log a2.in . log an. of Terms Common ratio terms 3 a/r. then l = arn-1 (iii) If | r | < 1.…. with first term ‘a’ and common ratio ‘r’ is given by (ii) If l is the term of the G. form a G. is 4.P.P. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. Properties of Geometric Progressions (i) If all the terms of a G. the sum S of an infinite G. Sum of Terms of a G. Swetha Apartment. a2. Let a be the first term and r the common ratio. the product of the terms equidistant form the beginning and the end is always same and is equal to the product of the first and the last term.P. ar. the resulting sequence also forms a G. Solution.P. Therefore. then it remains a G.P. be raised to the same power. Also. are chosen at regular intervals. It is always convenient if we select the terms in the following manner: No. We have.P.P. ar3 r2 2 5 a/r . ar R 4 a/r3. (vii) If a1.P. then the numbers are taken as a.P.….P.P. 9. an = 3 (2n) ∴ an+1 = 3 (2n+1) Now.. ar.coachingworld. Selection of Terms in G.P.P. Himayath Nagar. for all n ∈ N. b. and vice-versa.P.

the sum S of an infinite G.coachingworld. Hyderabad.in . with first term a and common ratio r(-1 < r < 1) is given by _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. Himayath Nagar. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld.69 - www.P.Thus. Swetha Apartment.in . Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.

in ... x3.M. Let x1. wn x n w1 + w2 + .coachingworld.M.) for a given set of observations are related as under: A. xn is defined as: H . And H. fn be their corresponding frequencies.) and harmonic mean (H. x3 are n observations. x2. ≥ G. wn are the weights assigned to the values x1. x2. + f n x n x= 1 1 = f1 + f 2 + . xn respectively.M. xn be n observations. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.. x3…. 4. = ∑f i =1 n i ∑ x   fi    i =1  i  n 6. The arithmetic mean (A. x3.M.+xn/n = 1/n ∑xi i= 1 n (ii) Mean of grouped data. Relation among A. + wn 3. Harmonic Mean The harmonic mean of n observation x1. ≥ H. then the weighted average is defined as: WeightedA . Swetha Apartment..….M. none of them being zero. Hyderabad.. then the combined A. Himayath Nagar. w3.M. Let x1. f2.M.…. geometric mean (G. of two data sets can be obtained by the formula n x 1 + n2 x 2 x12 = 1 n1 + n2 _ _ _ where x12 = Combined mean of the two data sets 1 and 2 x1 = mean of the first data x2 = Mean of the second data n1 = Size of the first data n2 = Size of the second data. . x2. = w1 x1 + w2 x 2 + .. then their arithmetic mean is given by x = x1+x2+….70 - www.M.….….M. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. Arithmetic Mean (i) Mean of unclassified data.STATISTICS 1. Geometric Mean If x1. then their geometric mean is defined as G.…...).in ..M. x2.M.M . G. then their arithmetic mean is given by f x + f 2 x 2 + .. Combined Mean If we are given the A. x2.M .. …. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. of two data sets and their sizes.M. = (x1. + f n _ ∑f x i =1 n i n i ∑f i =1 i 2.... xn be n observations and let f1. x2. w2.xn)1/n 5. Weighted Arithmetic Mean If w1..

3. 2 . 2. (A) Arrange the data in ascending or descending order. Qr = nr/4 . i is class interval. then  n   n     + +1    2   2 Median = size of the   th term 2     (iii) median of a Continuous Series (iv) Prepare the commulative frequency table.coachingworld. 7.99 (b) For grouped data Arrange data is ascending order and prepare cumulative frequency  Nr i Qr = l +  − F  . r = 1. Let n be the number of observations. i. 2 .. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. 99 100  f where l is lower limit of the required class. then Median = size of the ((n+1)/2)th term (b) If n is even. Quartiles.e..Equality sign hold only when all the observations are equal. f is frequency of the class and F is sum of all frequencies just above the class of quartile/decile/percentile. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. (B) (a) If n is odd. r =1. 2.. 8.. r =1..in . 3…… 9 Percentiles divide it into 100 equal parts Pr = nr/100 . 3 Decline divide the frequency distribution into 10 equal parts. the class in which the (n/2)th observation lies.. r = 1. then Median = mean of the (n/2)th and (n/2 + 1)th observation (ii) Median of a discrete series (A) Arrange the values of the variate in ascending or descending order.……. 9  10 f  Nr i Pr = l +  − F  . Himayath Nagar. Swetha Apartment. (C) (a) If n is odd. Hyderabad. (B) Prepare a commulative frequency table.. where    l = lower limit of the median class n = total frequency f = frequency of the median class h = width of the median class cf = cumulative frequency of the class preceding the median class. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.. (C) The median value is given by the formula  n   −c f  2  Median = l +  f     ×h. Dr = nr/10 . Deciles and percentiles (a) For ungrouped data Quartiles are also a kind of positional averages which divide the complete frequency distribution into four equal parts. 2 .3  4 f  Nr i Dr = l +  − F  . Median (i) Median of an individual series.71 - www. r = 1. then Median = value of the ½ (n+1)th observation (b) if n is even. 3. (B) Find the median class.3. 2.in . r =1.

9. (B) The mode is given by the formula Mode = l + (fm – fm-1/2fm – fm-1 – fm+1) × h. If the distribution is moderately skewed. = Q3 – Q1/Q3+Q1 (iii) Mean deviation For a frequency distribution. of the series under consideration. then its Range = L – S.D. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. Coefficient of range = L-S/L+S (ii) Quartile Deviation Quartile deviation or semi-interquartile range is given by Q.D. where symbols have usual meaning.in . or arithmetic mean) is given by M . Measures of Dispersion (i) Range It is the difference between the greatest and the smallest observation of the distribution. = ∑ f i | xi − x | i =1 n _ ∑f i =1 n i Coefficient of M. the mean deviation from an average (median. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop.D. = Mean deviation/Corresponding average (iv) Standard deviation The standard deviation of a statistical data is defined as the positive square root of the squared deviations of observations from the A. A distribution in which mean.72 - www. If L is the largest and S is the smallest observation in a distribution. (ii) Mode of discrete series In the case of discrete frequency distribution. Himayath Nagar. median and mode coincide is called a symmetrical distribution. 10. Hyderabad. = ½ (Q3 – Q1) Coefficient of Q. Swetha Apartment. i. (A) Standard deviation (also denoted by σ ) for ungrouped set of observations is given by S . Mode (i) Mode of individual series In the case of individual series. The modal class can be determined either by inspection or with the help of grouping table. mode is the value of the variate corresponding to the maximum frequency.in . we take the help of the following formula Mode = l + fm+1/fm-1+fm+1 × h.coachingworld.M. the class which has maximum frequency. (iii) Mode of continuous series (A) Find the modal class. the modal value lies in a class other than the one containing maximum frequency.e. In case. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101.D. σ = ∑ f (x i =1 i n i − x) 2 _ N (B) Standard deviation for frequency distribution is given by. where l = the lower limit of the modal class h = the width of the modal class fm-1 = the frequency of the class preceding modal class fm = the frequency of the modal class fm+1 = the frequency of the class succeeding modal class. the value which is repeated maximum number of times is the mode of the series. then mode can be calculated as follows: Mode = 3 Median – 2 Mean.D. Also.

Swetha Apartment. From these relationship. = ∑ f (x i =1 i n i − x) 2 _ N where.D. we get Sk = 3 (mean – median)/Standard deviation. (ii) Empirical relationships.D. Skewness We study skewness to have an idea about the shape of the curve which we can draw with the help of the given data.in . it is called asymmetrical or skewed.D.D. 11. For a moderately skewed distribution. If the data is moderately non-symmetrical.coachingworld. Opp: Minerva Coffee Shop. we have 4 S. If follows that Sk = 0. fi is the frequency of xi(1 ≤ i ≤ n).D.S . = 5 M. Mode = 3 median – 2 mean. Himayath Nagar. (i) Sk = mean – median (ii) Sk = mean – mode (iii) Sk = Q3 + Q1 – 2Q2 or Sk = Q3 + Q1 – 2 (median). (i) In a symmetrical distribution. Hyderabad. 040-64545060/64545363 info@coachingworld. The following are four important relative measures of skewness: (i) Karl Pearson’s coefficient of skewness Sk = mean – mode/Standard deviation If mode is well defined then using the relation. Probable error of standard deviation = 2/3 σ = Semi-inter-quartile range Quartile deviation = 5/6 M. = 6 Q. _________________________________________________________________________________________ _ 101. In a skewed distribution Mean ≠ Median ≠ Mode.73 - www. We can define skewness of a distribution as the tendency of a distribution to depart from symmetry. The term ‘skewness’ refers to lack of symmetry.in . we have mean = median = mode. (b) Relative measures of skewness. (ii) When the distribution is not symmetrical. if mean = mode = median. Note: (a) Absolute measures of skewness. then the following empirical relationships hold: Mean deviation = 4/5 σ Semi-inter-quartile range = 2/3 σ .