In this page word problem solution2 we are going to
see solution for first word problem of the worksheet cross multiplication
method.

Formulate the following problems as a pair of equations,and hence find their solutions:

(ii) The ratio of income of two persons is 9:7 and the ratio of their expenditure is 4:3.If each of them manages to save $2000 per month, find their monthly income.

**Solution:**

Let 9x and 7 x be the income of two persons

Let 4y and 3 are the expenditure of two persons

Each of them manages to save $2000.

Income – expenditure = savings

9 x – 4 y = 2000 ----- (1)

7 x – 3 y = 2000 ----- (2)

Multiply the first equation by 3 we get

27 x – 12 y = 6000 ----- (3)

Multiply the first equation by 4 we get

28 x – 12 y = 8000 ----- (4)

27 x – 12 y = 6000

28 x – 12 y = 8000

(-) (+) (-)

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-x = -2000

x = 2000

Substitute x = 2000 in the first equation we get

9 (2000) – 4 y = 2000

18000 – 4 y = 2000

-4y = 2000-18000

-4y= - 16000

y = 4000

Monthly income of first person = 9 x = 9 (2000) = 18000

Monthly income of second person = 7 x = 7 (2000) = 14000

**Verification:**

9 x – 4 y = 2000

9(18000) - 4(4000) = 2000

162000-16000 = 2000

2000 = 2000

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