## NCERT Solutions For Class 6 Maths Chapter 10 Mensuration Ex 10.1

**NCERT Solutions For Class 6 Maths Chapter 10 Mensuration Ex 10.1**

**Exercise 10.1**

Question 1.

Find the perimeter of each of the following figures:

Solution:

(a) Required perimeter

= 4 cm + 2 cm + 1 cm + 5 cm = 12 cm

(b) Required perimeter

= 40 cm + 35 cm + 23 cm + 35 cm

= 133 cm or 1.33 m

(c) Required perimeter

= 15 cm + 15 cm + 15 cm + 15 cm = 15 cm x 4 = 60 cm

(d) Required perimeter

= 4 cm + 4 cm + 4 cm + 4 cm + 4 cm – 4 cm x 5 = 20 cm

(e) Required perimeter

= 4 cm + 0.5 cm + 2.5 cm + 2.5 cm + 0.5 cm + 4 cm + 1 cm

= 15 cm

(f) Required perimeter = 4 cm + 1 cm + 3 cm + 2 cm + 3 cm + 4 cm + 1 cm + 3 cm + 2 cm + 3 cm + 4 cm + 1 cm + 3 cm + 2 cm + 3 cm + 4 cm + 1 cm + 3 cm + 2 cm + 3 cm

= 52 cm

Question 2.

The lid of a rectangular box of sides 40 cm by 10 cm is sealed all round with tape. What is the length of the tape required?

Solution:

Total length of the tape required = perimeter of the rectangular lid

= 2 [length + breadth] = 2 x [40 + 10]

= 2 x 50 = 100 cm

Question 3.

A table-top measures 2 m 25 cm by 1 m 50 cm. What is the perimeter of the table-top?

Solution:

Length of table-top = 2 m 25 cm

Breadth of table-top = 1 m 50 cm

∴ Perimeter of the table top = 2 [length + breadth]

= 2 [2 m 25 cm + 1 m 50 cm]

= 2 x 3 m 75 cm

= 7 m 50 cm

= 7.5 m

Question 4.

What is the length of the wooden strip required to frame a photograph of length and breadth 32 cm and 21 cm respectively?

Solution:

Length of the strip = 32 cm

Breadth of the strip = 21 cm

∴ Perimeter = 2 [length + breadth]

= 2 [32 cm + 21 cm]

= 2 x 53 cm = 106 cm

Hence, the required length of the strip = 106 cm or 1 m 6 cm.

Question 5.

A rectangular piece of land measures 0.7 km by 0.5 km. Each side is to be fenced with 4 rows of wires. What is the length of the wire needed?

Solution:

Length of the rectangular piece of land = 0.7 km = 0.7 x 1000 m = 700 m

Breadth of the rectangular piece of land = 0.5 km = 0.5 x 1000 m = 500 m

∴ Perimeter of the rectangular land

= 2 [length + breadth]

= 2 [700 m + 500 m]

= 2400 m.

Length of wire needed in 4 rounds of the land = 4 x 2400 = 9600 m = 9.6 km.

Question 6.

Find the perimeter of each of the following shapes:

(a) A triangle of sides 3 cm, 4 cm and 5 cm.

(b) An equilateral triangle of side 9 cm.

(c) An isosceles triangle with equal sides 8 cm each and third side 6 cm.

Solution:

(a) We know that the perimeter of the given triangle = The sum of all sides of the triangle

∴ Perimeter of the triangle = 3 cm + 4 cm + 5 cm = 12 cm

(b) We know that the perimeter of the given triangle

= Sum of all the sides of the triangle

= (9 + 9 + 9) = 27 cm

(c) Perimeter of the given isosceles triangle

= Sum of all the sides of the triangle

= (8 + 8 + 6) cm = 22 cm

Question 7.

Find the perimeter of a triangle with sides measuring 10 cm, 14 cm and 15 cm.

Solution:

Perimeter of a triangle = Sum of all the sides of the triangle

= 10 cm + 14 cm + 15 cm

= 39 cm

Question 8.

Find the perimeter of a regular hexagon with each side measuring 8 m.

Solution:

Perimeter of a regular hexagon = 6 x side = 6 x 8 m = 48 m.

Question 9.

Find the side of the square whose perimeter is 20 m.

Solution:

Perimeter of a square = 4 x side

20 = 4 x side

∴ side = 20 m ÷ 4 = 5 m

Question 10.

The perimeter of a regular pentagon is 100 cm. How long is its each side?

Solution:

We have

Perimeter of the regular pentagon = 100 cm

Number of sides in regular pentagon = 5

∴ Length of each side = Perimeter ÷ Number of sides

= 100 cm ÷ 5 = 20 cm.

Question 11.

A piece of string is 30 cm long. What will be the length of each side if the string is used to form:

(a) a square?

(b) an equilateral triangle?

(c) a regular hexagon?

Solution:

(a) Length of string = 30 cm

Number of equal sides in a square = 4

∴ Length of each side of the square = 30 cm ÷ 4 = 7.50 cm.

(b) Length of string = 30 cm

Number of equal sides in equilateral triangle = 3

∴ Length of each side of the equilateral triangle = 30 cm ÷ 3 = 10 cm

(c) Length of string = 30 cm

Number of equal sides in regular hexagon = 6

∴ Length of each side of the regular hexagon = 30 cm ÷ 6 = 5 cm

Question 12.

Two sides of a triangle are 12 cm and 14 cm. The perimeter of the triangle is 36 cm. What is its third side?

Solution:

Perimeter of the triangle = 36 cm.

Length of two of its sides are 12 cm and 14 cm.

Length of the third side of the triangle = 36 – (12 + 14) cm

= (36 – 26) cm = 10 cm

Question 13.

Find the cost of fencing a square park of side 250 m at the rate of? 20 per metre.

Solution:

Length of the side of a square = 250 m

∴ Perimeter of the square = 250 m x 4 = 1000 m

Rate of fencing = ₹20 per m.

∴ Cost of fencing = ₹20 x 1000 = ₹20,000

Question 14.

Find the cost of fencing a rectangular park of length 175 m and breadth 125 m at the rate of ₹12 per metre.

Solution:

Length of the rectangular park = 175 m

Breadth of the rectangular park = 125 m

∴ Perimeter of the park = 2 [length + breadth]

= 2[175 m + 125 m]

= 2 x 300 m = 600 m

Rate of fencing = ₹ 12 per metre Cost of fencing = ₹12 x 600 = ₹7200

Question 15.

Sweety runs around a square park of side 75 m. Bulbul runs around a rectangular park with length 60 m and breadth 45 m. Who covers less distance?

Solution:

Side of the square park = 75 m

∴ its perimeter = 4 x 75 m = 300 m

Perimeter of the rectangular park = 2 [length + breadth]

= 2 [60 m + 45 m]

= 2 x 105 m = 210 m.

Since 210 m < 300 m.

So, Bulbul covers less distance.

Question 16.

What is the perimeter of each of the following figures? What do you infer from the answers?

Solution:

(a) Perimeter of the square = 25 cm + 25 cm + 25 cm + 25 cm = 4 x 25 cm = 100 cm

(b) Perimeter of the rectangle = 30 cm + 20 cm + 30 cm + 20 cm – 2 [30 cm + 20 cm] = 2 x 50 cm = 100 cm

(c) Perimeter of the rectangle = 40 cm + 10 cm + 40 cm + 10 cm = 2 [40 cm + 10 cm] = 2 x 50 cm = 100 cm

(d) Perimeter of the triangle = Sum of all sides = 30 cm + 30 cm + 40 cm = 100 cm From the above answers, we conclude that different figures may have equal perimeters.

Question 17.

Avneet buys 9 square paving slabs, each with a side of m. He lays them in the form of a square.

(a) What is the perimeter of his arrangement [Fig. (i)]?

(b) Shari does not like his arrangement. She gets him to lay them out like a cross. What is the perimeter of her arrangement [Fig. (ii)]?

(c) Which has greater perimeter?

(d) Avneet wonders, if there is a way of getting an even greater perimeter. Can you find a way of doing this? (The paving slabs must meet along complete edges, i.e., they can not be broken).

Solution:

(a) The arrangement is in the form of a square of side

(b) Perimeter of cross-arrangement

(c) Since 10 m > 6 m

∴ Cross-arrangement has greater perimeter.

(d) Total number of tiles = 9

∴ We have the following arrangement

The above arrangement will also have the greater perimeter.