# NCERT Solutions For Class 2 Maths Chapter 3 How Much Can You Carry

### How Much Can You Carry

The Clever Donkey and His Heavy Sack

Sandesh has a donkey. It carries a sacks full of salt on its back.

On the way to the market they have to cross a river. One day, while the crossing the river, the donkey slipped and fell into the river.

When it got up, the sacks felt very light.

Question: 1

Guess why the  sacks felt lighter?

Initially, the sacks felt lighter because the salt in those sacks melted in the river water

while the donkey crossed the river. On the following day, the donkey was very happy. This also gave it an idea and next day, the clever donkey decided to take dip in river. Sandesh understood the donkey’s trick and he placed woollen cloth instead of salt in the sacks.

Question: 2

Now, what would happen to the donkey when it dipped into the river? Why?

After the donkey dips in a river. The sacks of woollen cloth become heavy on absorbing water. So, the donkey felt heavier.

Raju wants to Ride a See-saw

Raju needs a friend to ride a see-saw

Rani comes to help Raju

But still Raju cannot ride it

Question: 3

Can you tell why? Circle the correct answer

Raju is heavier/lighter than Rani

Raju is heavier than Rani

Aslam comes to help them

Look at the picture

Question: 4

Can you tell why the see-saw turned this way?

Raju is heavier/lighter than both Rani and Aslam

Raju is lighter than both Rani and Aslam

I have an idea. Let me keep my bag with me.

We are all enjoying the ride

Heavier or Lighter

Which of the two things will make the see-saw go down?

Look at the example.

Question: 5

Draw a line to match the heavier one.

(b)

(c)

Question: 6

Colour the one which is lighter?

Chhotu Monkey and the Carrots

Question: 7

Guess and tell what Chhotu monkey used to help Chikky and Micky. Draw a picture of it in the monkeys hand.

Chhotu monkey used a beam balance to help Chikky and Micky.

Find out?

Question: 8

Your parents buy carrots for the family. How much do they buy at one time?

2 kg

Question: 9

How does the vegetable seller weigh the carrots?

The vegetable seller weighs the carrots by using a beam balance.

How Much Can Simran Carry?

Question: 10

Guess which bags Simran can carry.

1 kg Salt and 1 kg Ghee

Question: 11

Guess who can carry what

(a) Her father?

2 kg Cooking oil and 5 kg Atta

(b) Her mother?

5 kg Rice

(c) Her younger sister?

A packet of biscuits.

Question: 12

Can Simran carry any two of these bags together? If yes, which ones?

Yes, packets of oil and ghee

Question: 13

Which bags can you carry?Guess.

2 kg dal

Question: 14

Match the picture of the animal with the thing it can carry.