NCERT solutions for Mathematics Exemplar Class 12 chapter 6 - Application Of Derivatives [Latest edition]

Chapter 6: Application Of Derivatives

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Solved Examples [Pages 119 - 135]

NCERT solutions for Mathematics Exemplar Class 12 Chapter 6 Application Of DerivativesSolved Examples [Pages 119 - 135]

Solved Examples | Q 1 | Page 119

For the curve y = 5x – 2x3, if x increases at the rate of 2 units/sec, then how fast is the slope of curve changing when x = 3?

Solved Examples | Q 2 | Page 120

Water is dripping out from a conical funnel of semi-vertical angle pi/4 at the uniform rate of 2cm2/sec in the surface area, through a tiny hole at the vertex of the bottom. When the slant height of cone is 4 cm, find the rate of decrease of the slant height of water.

Solved Examples | Q 3 | Page 120

Find the angle of intersection of the curves y2 = x and x2 = y.

Solved Examples | Q 4 | Page 121

Prove that the function f(x) = tanx – 4x is strictly decreasing on ((-pi)/3, pi/3)

Solved Examples | Q 5 | Page 121

Determine for which values of x, the function y = x^4 – (4x^3)/3 is increasing and for which values, it is decreasing.

Solved Examples | Q 6 | Page 122

Show that the function f(x) = 4x3 – 18x2 + 27x – 7 has neither maxima nor minima.

Solved Examples | Q 7 | Page 122

Using differentials, find the approximate value of sqrt(0.082)

Solved Examples | Q 8 | Page 123

Find the condition for the curves x^2/"a"^2 - y^2/"b"^2 = 1; xy = c2 to interest orthogonally.

Solved Examples | Q 9 | Page 123

Find all the points of local maxima and local minima of the function f(x) = - 3/4 x^4 - 8x^3 - 45/2 x^2 + 105

Solved Examples | Q 10 | Page 124

Show that the local maximum value of x + 1/x is less than local minimum value.

Solved Examples | Q 11 | Page 124

Water is dripping out at a steady rate of 1 cu cm/sec through a tiny hole at the vertex of the conical vessel, whose axis is vertical. When the slant height of water in the vessel is 4 cm, find the rate of decrease of slant height, where the vertical angle of the conical vessel is pi/6

Solved Examples | Q 12 | Page 125

Find the equation of all the tangents to the curve y = cos(x + y), –2π ≤ x ≤ 2π, that are parallel to the line x + 2y = 0.

Solved Examples | Q 13 | Page 126

Find the angle of intersection of the curves y2 = 4ax and x2 = 4by.

Solved Examples | Q 14 | Page 127

Show that the equation of normal at any point on the curve x = 3cos θ – cos3θ, y = 3sinθ – sin3θ is 4 (y cos3θ – x sin3θ) = 3 sin 4θ

Solved Examples | Q 15 | Page 128

Find the maximum and minimum values of f(x) = secx + log cos2x, 0 < x < 2π

Solved Examples | Q 16 | Page 129

Find the area of greatest rectangle that can be inscribed in an ellipse x^2/"a"^2 + y^2/"b"^2 = 1

Solved Examples | Q 17 | Page 130

Find the difference between the greatest and least values of the function f(x) = sin2x – x, on [- pi/2, pi/2]

Solved Examples | Q 18 | Page 131

An isosceles triangle of vertical angle 2θ is inscribed in a circle of radius a. Show that the area of triangle is maximum when θ = pi/6

Objective Type Questions from 19 to 23

Solved Examples | Q 19 | Page 132

The abscissa of the point on the curve 3y = 6x – 5x3, the normal at which passes through origin is ______.

• 1

• 1/3

• 2

• 1/2

Solved Examples | Q 20 | Page 132

The two curves x3 – 3xy2 + 2 = 0 and 3x2y – y3 = 2 ______.

• Touch each other

• Cut at right angle

• Cut at an angle pi/3

• Cut at an angle pi/4

Solved Examples | Q 21 | Page 133

The tangent to the curve given by x = et . cost, y = et . sint at t = pi/4 makes with x-axis an angle ______.

• 0

• pi/4

• pi/3

• pi/2

Solved Examples | Q 22 | Page 133

The equation of the normal to the curve y = sinx at (0, 0) is ______.

• x = 0

• y = 0

• x + y = 0

• x – y = 0

Solved Examples | Q 23 | Page 133

The point on the curve y2 = x, where the tangent makes an angle of pi/4 with x-axis is ______.

• (1/2, 1/4)

• (1/4, 1/2)

• (4, 2)

• (1, 1)

Fill in the blanks in the following Examples 24 to 29

Solved Examples | Q 24 | Page 134

The values of a for which y = x2 + ax + 25 touches the axis of x are ______.

Solved Examples | Q 25 | Page 134

If f(x) = 1/(4x^2 + 2x + 1), then its maximum value is ______.

Solved Examples | Q 26 | Page 134

Let f have second derivative at c such that f′(c) = 0 and f"(c) > 0, then c is a point of ______.

Solved Examples | Q 27 | Page 134

Minimum value of f if f(x) = sinx in [(-pi)/2, pi/2] is ______.

Solved Examples | Q 28 | Page 134

The maximum value of sinx + cosx is ______.

Solved Examples | Q 29 | Page 135

The rate of change of volume of a sphere with respect to its surface area, when the radius is 2 cm, is ______.

Exercise [Pages 135 - 142]

NCERT solutions for Mathematics Exemplar Class 12 Chapter 6 Application Of DerivativesExercise [Pages 135 - 142]

Exercise | Q 1 | Page 135

A spherical ball of salt is dissolving in water in such a manner that the rate of decrease of the volume at any instant is proportional to the surface. Prove that the radius is decreasing at a constant rate

Exercise | Q 2 | Page 135

If the area of a circle increases at a uniform rate, then prove that perimeter varies inversely as the radius

Exercise | Q 3 | Page 135

A kite is moving horizontally at a height of 151.5 meters. If the speed of kite is 10 m/s, how fast is the string being let out; when the kite is 250 m away from the boy who is flying the kite? The height of boy is 1.5 m.

Exercise | Q 4 | Page 135

Two men A and B start with velocities v at the same time from the junction of two roads inclined at 45° to each other. If they travel by different roads, find the rate at which they are being seperated.

Exercise | Q 5 | Page 135

Find an angle θ, 0 < θ < pi/2, which increases twice as fast as its sine.

Exercise | Q 6 | Page 135

Find the approximate value of (1.999)5.

Exercise | Q 7 | Page 135

Find the approximate volume of metal in a hollow spherical shell whose internal and external radii are 3 cm and 3.0005 cm respectively

Exercise | Q 8 | Page 135

A man, 2m tall, walks at the rate of 1 2/3 m/s towards a street light which is 5 1/3m above the ground. At what rate is the tip of his shadow moving? At what rate is the length of the shadow changing when he is 3 1/3m from the base of the light?

Exercise | Q 9 | Page 136

A swimming pool is to be drained for cleaning. If L represents the number of litres of water in the pool t seconds after the pool has been plugged off to drain and L = 200 (10 – t)2. How fast is the water running out at the end of 5 seconds? What is the average rate at which the water flows out during the first 5 seconds?

Exercise | Q 10 | Page 136

The volume of a cube increases at a constant rate. Prove that the increase in its surface area varies inversely as the length of the side

Exercise | Q 11 | Page 136

x and y are the sides of two squares such that y = x – x2. Find the rate of change of the area of second square with respect to the area of first square.

Exercise | Q 12 | Page 136

Find the condition that the curves 2x = y2 and 2xy = k intersect orthogonally.

Exercise | Q 13 | Page 136

Prove that the curves xy = 4 and x2 + y2 = 8 touch each other.

Exercise | Q 14 | Page 136

Find the co-ordinates of the point on the curve sqrt(x) + sqrt(y) = 4 at which tangent is equally inclined to the axes

Exercise | Q 15 | Page 136

Find the angle of intersection of the curves y = 4 – x2 and y = x2.

Exercise | Q 16 | Page 136

Prove that the curves y2 = 4x and x2 + y2 – 6x + 1 = 0 touch each other at the point (1, 2)

Exercise | Q 17 | Page 136

Find the equation of the normal lines to the curve 3x2 – y2 = 8 which are parallel to the line x + 3y = 4.

Exercise | Q 18 | Page 136

At what points on the curve x2 + y2 – 2x – 4y + 1 = 0, the tangents are parallel to the y-axis?

Exercise | Q 19 | Page 136

Show that the line x/"a" + y/"b" = 1, touches the curve y = b · e– x/a at the point where the curve intersects the axis of y

Exercise | Q 20 | Page 136

Show that f(x) = 2x + cot–1x + log(sqrt(1 + x^2) - x) is increasing in R

Exercise | Q 21 | Page 137

Show that for a ≥ 1, ∈ is decreasing in R

Exercise | Q 22 | Page 137

Show that f(x) = tan–1(sinx + cosx) is an increasing function in (0, pi/4)

Exercise | Q 23 | Page 137

At what point, the slope of the curve y = – x3 + 3x2 + 9x – 27 is maximum? Also find the maximum slope.

Exercise | Q 24 | Page 137

Prove that f(x) = sinx + sqrt(3) cosx has maximum value at x = pi/6

Exercise | Q 25 | Page 137

If the sum of the lengths of the hypotenuse and a side of a right-angled triangle is given, show that the area of the triangle is maximum when the angle between them is pi/3

Exercise | Q 26 | Page 137

Find the points of local maxima, local minima and the points of inflection of the function f(x) = x5 – 5x4 + 5x3 – 1. Also find the corresponding local maximum and local minimum values.

Exercise | Q 27 | Page 137

A telephone company in a town has 500 subscribers on its list and collects fixed charges of Rs 300/- per subscriber per year. The company proposes to increase the annual subscription and it is believed that for every increase of Re 1/- one subscriber will discontinue the service. Find what increase will bring maximum profit?

Exercise | Q 28 | Page 137

If the straight line x cosα + y sinα = p touches the curve x^2/"a"^2 + y^2/"b"^2 = 1, then prove that a2 cos2α + b2 sin2α = p2.

Exercise | Q 29 | Page 137

An open box with square base is to be made of a given quantity of cardboard of area c2. Show that the maximum volume of the box is "c"^3/(6sqrt(3)) cubic units

Exercise | Q 30 | Page 137

Find the dimensions of the rectangle of perimeter 36 cm which will sweep out a volume as large as possible, when revolved about one of its sides. Also find the maximum volume.

Exercise | Q 31 | Page 138

If the sum of the surface areas of cube and a sphere is constant, what is the ratio of an edge of the cube to the diameter of the sphere, when the sum of their volumes is minimum?

Exercise | Q 32 | Page 138

AB is a diameter of a circle and C is any point on the circle. Show that the area of ∆ABC is maximum, when it is isosceles.

Exercise | Q 33 | Page 138

A metal box with a square base and vertical sides is to contain 1024 cm3. The material for the top and bottom costs Rs 5/cm2 and the material for the sides costs Rs 2.50/cm2. Find the least cost of the box.

Exercise | Q 34 | Page 138

The sum of the surface areas of a rectangular parallelopiped with sides x, 2x and x/3 and a sphere is given to be constant. Prove that the sum of their volumes is minimum, if x is equal to three times the radius of the sphere. Also find the minimum value of the sum of their volumes.

Objective Type Questions from 35 to 39

Exercise | Q 35 | Page 138

The sides of an equilateral triangle are increasing at the rate of 2 cm/sec. The rate at which the area increases, when side is 10 cm is ______.

• 10 "cm"^(2/"s")

• sqrt(3) "cm"^(2/"s")

• 10sqrt(3) "cm"^(2/"s")

• 10/3 "cm"^(2/"s")

Exercise | Q 36 | Page 138

A ladder, 5 meter long, standing on a horizontal floor, leans against a vertical wall. If the top of the ladder slides downwards at the rate of 10 cm/sec, then the rate at which the angle between the floor and the ladder is decreasing when lower end of ladder is 2 metres from the wall is ______.

• 1/10 radian/sec

Exercise | Q 37 | Page 138

The curve y = x^(1/5) has at (0, 0) ______.

• A vertical tangent (parallel to y-axis)

• A horizontal tangent (parallel to x-axis)

• An oblique tangent

• No tangent

Exercise | Q 38 | Page 139

The equation of normal to the curve 3x2 – y2 = 8 which is parallel to the line x + 3y = 8 is ______.

• 3x – y = 8

• 3x + y + 8 = 0

• x + 3y ± 8 = 0

• x + 3y = 0

Exercise | Q 39 | Page 139

If the curve ay + x2 = 7 and x3 = y, cut orthogonally at (1, 1), then the value of a is ______.

• 1

• 0

• – 6

• 6

Exercise | Q 40 | Page 139

If y = x4 – 10 and if x changes from 2 to 1.99, what is the change in y ______.

• 0.32

• 0.032

• 5.68

• 5.968

Exercise | Q 41 | Page 139

The equation of tangent to the curve y(1 + x2) = 2 – x, where it crosses x-axis is ______.

• x + 5y = 2

• x – 5y = 2

• 5x – y = 2

• 5x + y = 2

Exercise | Q 42 | Page 139

The points at which the tangents to the curve y = x3 – 12x + 18 are parallel to x-axis are ______.

• (2, –2), (–2, –34)

• (2, 34), (–2, 0)

• (0, 34), (–2, 0)

• (2, 2), (–2, 34)

Exercise | Q 43 | Page 139

The tangent to the curve y = e2x at the point (0, 1) meets x-axis at ______.

• (0, 1)

• (- 1/2, 0)

• (2, 0)

• (0, 2)

Exercise | Q 44 | Page 139

The slope of tangent to the curve x = t2 + 3t – 8, y = 2t2 – 2t – 5 at the point (2, –1) is ______.

• 22/7

• 6/7

• (-6)/7

• – 6

Exercise | Q 45 | Page 140

The two curves x3 – 3xy2 + 2 = 0 and 3x2y – y3 – 2 = 0 intersect at an angle of ______.

• pi/4

• pi/3

• pi/2

• pi/6

Exercise | Q 46 | Page 140

The interval on which the function f(x) = 2x3 + 9x2 + 12x – 1 is decreasing is ______.

• [–1, oo)

• [– 2, – 1]

• (-oo, -2]

• [– 1, 1]

Exercise | Q 47 | Page 140

Let the f : R → R be defined by f (x) = 2x + cosx, then f : ______.

• has a minimum at x = π

• has a maximum, at x = 0

• is a decreasing function

• is an increasing function

Exercise | Q 48 | Page 140

y = x(x – 3)2 decreases for the values of x given by : ______.

• 1 < x < 3

• x < 0

• x > 0

• 0 < x < 3/2

Exercise | Q 49 | Page 140

The function f(x) = 4 sin3x – 6 sin2x + 12 sinx + 100 is strictly ______.

• Increasing in (pi, (3pi)/2)

• Decreasing in (pi/2, pi)

• Decreasing in [(-pi)/2, pi/2]

• Decreasing in [0, pi/2]

Exercise | Q 50 | Page 140

Which of the following functions is decreasing on (0, pi/2)?

• sin2x

• tanx

• cosx

• cos 3x

Exercise | Q 51 | Page 140

The function f(x) = tanx – x ______.

• Always increases

• Always decreases

• Never increases

• Sometimes increases and sometimes decreases

Exercise | Q 52 | Page 141

If x is real, the minimum value of x2 – 8x + 17 is ______.

• – 1

• 0

• 1

• 2

Exercise | Q 53 | Page 141

The smallest value of the polynomial x3 – 18x2 + 96x in [0, 9] is ______.

• 126

• 0

• 135

• 160

Exercise | Q 54 | Page 141

The function f(x) = 2x3 – 3x2 – 12x + 4, has ______.

• Two points of local maximum

• Two points of local minimum

• One maxima and one minima

• No maxima or minima

Exercise | Q 55 | Page 141

The maximum value of sin x . cos x is ______.

• 1/4

• 1/2

• sqrt(2)

• 2sqrt(2)

Exercise | Q 56 | Page 141

At x = (5pi)/6, f(x) = 2 sin3x + 3 cos3x is ______.

• Maximum

• Minimum

• Zero

• Neither maximum nor minimum

Exercise | Q 57 | Page 141

Maximum slope of the curve y = –x3 + 3x2 + 9x – 27 is ______.

• 0

• 12

• 16

• 32

Exercise | Q 58 | Page 141

f(x) = xx has a stationary point at ______.

• x = e

• x = 1/"e"

• x = 1

• x = sqrt("e")

Exercise | Q 59 | Page 141

The maximum value of (1/x)^x is ______.

• e

• ex

• "e"^(1/"e")

• (1/"e")^(1/"e")

Fill in the blanks 60 to 64:

Exercise | Q 60 | Page 142

The curves y = 4x2 + 2x – 8 and y = x3 – x + 13 touch each other at the point ______.

Exercise | Q 61 | Page 142

The equation of normal to the curve y = tanx at (0, 0) is ______.

Exercise | Q 62 | Page 142

The values of a for which the function f(x) = sinx – ax + b increases on R are ______.

Exercise | Q 63 | Page 142

The function f(x) = (2x^2 - 1)/x^4, x > 0, decreases in the interval ______.

Exercise | Q 64 | Page 142

The least value of the function f(x) = "a"x + "b"/x` (where a > 0, b > 0, x > 0) is ______.

Chapter 6: Application Of Derivatives

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