RD Sharma solutions for Class 12 Maths chapter 16 - Tangents and Normals [Latest edition]

Chapters Chapter 16: Tangents and Normals

Exercise 16.1Exercise 16.2Exercise 16.3Others
Exercise 16.1 [Pages 10 - 11]

RD Sharma solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 16 Tangents and NormalsExercise 16.1 [Pages 10 - 11]

Exercise 16.1 | Q 1.01 | Page 10

Find the slope of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicted point $y = \sqrt{x^3} \text { at } x = 4$ ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 1.02 | Page 10

Find the slope of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicted point $y = \sqrt{x} \text { at }x = 9$ ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 1.03 | Page 10

Find the slope of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicted point  y = x3 − x at x = 2 ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 1.04 | Page 10

Find the slope of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicted point y = 2x2 + 3 sin x at x = 0 ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 1.05 | Page 10

Find the slope of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicted point x = a (θ − sin θ), y = a(1 − cos θ) at θ = −π/2 ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 1.06 | Page 10

Find the slope of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicted point  x = a cos3 θ, y = a sin3 θ at θ = π/4 ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 1.07 | Page 10

Find the slope of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicted point  x = a (θ − sin θ), y = a(1 − cos θ) at θ = π/2 ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 1.08 | Page 10

Find the slope of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicted point  y = (sin 2x + cot x + 2)2 at x = π/2 ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 1.09 | Page 10

Find the slope of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicted point  x2 + 3y + y2 = 5 at (1, 1)  ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 1.1 | Page 10

Find the slope of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicted point  xy = 6 at (1, 6) ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 2 | Page 10

Find the values of a and b if the slope of the tangent to the curve xy + ax + by = 2 at (1, 1) is 2 ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 3 | Page 10

If the tangent to the curve y = x3 + ax + b at (1, − 6) is parallel to the line x − y + 5 = 0, find a and b ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 4 | Page 10

Find a point on the curve y = x3 − 3x where the tangent is parallel to the chord joining (1, −2) and (2, 2) ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 5 | Page 10

Find the points on the curve y = x3 − 2x2 − 2x at which the tangent lines are parallel to the line y = 2x− 3 ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 6 | Page 10

Find the points on the curve y2 = 2x3 at which the slope of the tangent is 3 ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 7 | Page 10

Find the points on the curve xy + 4 = 0 at which the tangents are inclined at an angle of 45° with the x-axis ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 8 | Page 10

Find the point on the curve y = x2 where the slope of the tangent is equal to the x-coordinate of the point ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 9 | Page 10

At what points on the circle x2 + y2 − 2x − 4y + 1 = 0, the tangent is parallel to x-axis?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 10 | Page 10

At what point of the curve y = x2 does the tangent make an angle of 45° with the x-axis?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 11 | Page 10

Find the points on the curve y = 3x2 − 9x + 8 at which the tangents are equally inclined with the axes ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 12 | Page 10

At what points on the curve y = 2x2 − x + 1 is the tangent parallel to the line y = 3x + 4?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 13 | Page 10

Find the point on the curve y = 3x2 + 4 at which the tangent is perpendicular to the line whose slop is $- \frac{1}{6}$  ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 14 | Page 11

Find the points on the curve x2 + y2 = 13, the tangent at each one of which is parallel to the line 2x + 3y = 7 ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 15 | Page 11

Find the points on the curve 2a2y = x3 − 3ax2 where the tangent is parallel to x-axis ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 16 | Page 11

At what points on the curve y = x2 − 4x + 5 is the tangent perpendicular to the line 2y + x = 7?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 17.1 | Page 11

Find the points on the curve $\frac{x^2}{4} + \frac{y^2}{25} = 1$ at which the tangent is parallel to the x-axis ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 17.2 | Page 11

Find the points on the curve$\frac{x^2}{4} + \frac{y^2}{25} = 1$ at which the tangent is  parallel to the y-axis ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 18 | Page 11

Find the points on the curve x2 + y2 − 2x − 3 = 0 at which the tangents are parallel to the x-axis ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 19.1 | Page 11

Find the points on the curve $\frac{x^2}{9} + \frac{y^2}{16} = 1$ at which the tangent is  parallel to x-axis ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 19.2 | Page 11

Find the points on the curve $\frac{x^2}{9} + \frac{y^2}{16} = 1$ at which the tangent is  parallel to y-axis ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 20 | Page 11

Who that the tangents to the curve y = 7x3 + 11 at the points x = 2 and x = −2 are parallel ?

Exercise 16.1 | Q 21 | Page 11

Find the points on the curve y = x3 where the slope of the tangent is equal to the x-coordinate of the point ?

Exercise 16.2 [Pages 27 - 29]

RD Sharma solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 16 Tangents and NormalsExercise 16.2 [Pages 27 - 29]

Exercise 16.2 | Q 1 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent to the curve $\sqrt{x} + \sqrt{y} = a$ at the point $\left( \frac{a^2}{4}, \frac{a^2}{4} \right)$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 2 | Page 27

Find the equation of the normal to y = 2x3 − x2 + 3 at (1, 4) ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.01 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point x4 − bx3 + 13x2 − 10x + 5 at (0, 5)  ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.02 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point y = x4 − 6x3 + 13x2 − 10x + 5 at x = 1?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.03 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point  y = x2 at (0, 0) ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.04 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point y = 2x2 − 3x − 1 at (1, −2) ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.05 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point $y^2 = \frac{x^3}{4 - x}at \left( 2, - 2 \right)$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.06 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point y = x2 + 4x + 1 at x = 3  ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.07 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point$\frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1 \text{ at }\left( a\cos\theta, b\sin\theta \right)$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.08 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point  $\frac{x^2}{a^2} - \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1 \text { at } \left( a\sec\theta, b\tan\theta \right)$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.09 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point y2 = 4ax at $\left( \frac{a}{m^2}, \frac{2a}{m} \right)$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.1 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point $c^2 \left( x^2 + y^2 \right) = x^2 y^2 \text { at }\left( \frac{c}{\cos\theta}, \frac{c}{\sin\theta} \right)$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.11 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point xy = c2 at $\left( ct, \frac{c}{t} \right)$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.12 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point $\frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1 \text { at } \left( x_1 , y_1 \right)$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.13 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point $\frac{x^2}{a^2} - \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1 \text { at } \left( x_0 , y_0 \right)$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.14 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point  $x^\frac{2}{3} + y^\frac{2}{3}$ = 2 at (1, 1) ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.15 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point  x2 = 4y at (2, 1) ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.16 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point  y2 = 4x at (1, 2)  ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.17 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point 4x2 + 9y2 = 36 at (3cosθ, 2sinθ) ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.18 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point  y2 = 4ax at (x1, y1)?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 3.19 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated point $\frac{x^2}{a^2} - \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1 \text { at } \left( \sqrt{2}a, b \right)$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 4 | Page 27

Find the equation of the tangent to the curve x = θ + sin θ, y = 1 + cos θ at θ = π/4 ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 5.1 | Page 28

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated points x = θ + sinθ, y = 1 + cosθ at θ = $\frac{\pi}{2}$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 5.2 | Page 28

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated points $x = \frac{2 a t^2}{1 + t^2}, y = \frac{2 a t^3}{1 + t^2}\text { at } t = \frac{1}{2}$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 5.3 | Page 28

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated points x = at2, y = 2at at t = 1 ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 5.4 | Page 28

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated points  x = asect, y = btant at t ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 5.5 | Page 28

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated points x = a(θ + sinθ), y = a(1 − cosθ) at θ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 5.6 | Page 28

Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the following curve at the indicated points x = 3cosθ − cos3θ, y = 3sinθ − sin3θ

Exercise 16.2 | Q 6 | Page 28

Find the equation of the normal to the curve x2 + 2y2 − 4x − 6y + 8 = 0 at the point whose abscissa is 2 ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 7 | Page 28

Find the equation of the normal to the curve ay2 = x3 at the point (am2, am3) ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 8 | Page 28

The equation of the tangent at (2, 3) on the curve y2 = ax3 + b is y = 4x − 5. Find the values of a and b ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 9 | Page 28

Find the equation of the tangent line to the curve y = x2 + 4x − 16 which is parallel to the line 3x − y + 1 = 0 ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 10 | Page 28

Find an equation of normal line to the curve y = x3 + 2x + 6 which is parallel to the line x+ 14y + 4 = 0 ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 11 | Page 28

Determine the equation(s) of tangent (s) line to the curve y = 4x3 − 3x + 5 which are perpendicular to the line 9y + x + 3 = 0 ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 12 | Page 28

Find the equation of a normal to the curve y = x loge x which is parallel to the line 2x − 2y + 3 = 0 ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 13.1 | Page 28

Find the equation of the tangent line to the curve y = x2 − 2x + 7 which is parallel to the line 2x − y + 9 = 0 ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 13.2 | Page 28

Find the equation of the tangent line to the curve y = x2 − 2x + 7 which perpendicular to the line 5y − 15x = 13. ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 14 | Page 28

Find the equations of all lines having slope 2 and that are tangent to the curve $y = \frac{1}{x - 3}, x \neq 3$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 15 | Page 28

Find the equations of all lines of slope zero and that are tangent to the curve $y = \frac{1}{x^2 - 2x + 3}$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 16 | Page 28

Find the equation of the tangent to the curve  $y = \sqrt{3x - 2}$ which is parallel to the 4x − 2y + 5 = 0 ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 17 | Page 28

Find the equation of the tangent to the curve x2 + 3y − 3 = 0, which is parallel to the line y= 4x − 5 ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 18 | Page 29

Prove that $\left( \frac{x}{a} \right)^n + \left( \frac{y}{b} \right)^n = 2$ touches the straight line $\frac{x}{a} + \frac{y}{b} = 2$ for all n ∈ N, at the point (a, b) ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 19 | Page 29

Find the equation of the tangent to the curve x = sin 3ty = cos 2t at

$t = \frac{\pi}{4}$ ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 20 | Page 29

At what points will be tangents to the curve y = 2x3 − 15x2 + 36x − 21 be parallel to x-axis ? Also, find the equations of the tangents to the curve at these points ?

Exercise 16.2 | Q 21 | Page 29

Find the equation of  the tangents to the curve 3x2 – y2 = 8, which passes through the point (4/3, 0) ?

Exercise 16.3 [Pages 40 - 41]

RD Sharma solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 16 Tangents and NormalsExercise 16.3 [Pages 40 - 41]

Exercise 16.3 | Q 1.1 | Page 40

Find the angle of intersection of the following curve y2 = x and x2 = y  ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 1.2 | Page 40

Find the angle of intersection of the following curve  y = x2 and x2 + y2 = 20  ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 1.3 | Page 40

Find the angle of intersection of the following curve  2y2 = x3 and y2 = 32x ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 1.4 | Page 40

Find the angle of intersection of the following curve x2 + y2 − 4x − 1 = 0 and x2 + y2 − 2y − 9 = 0 ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 1.5 | Page 40

Find the angle of intersection of the following curve $\frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1$ and x2 + y2 = ab ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 1.6 | Page 40

Find the angle of intersection of the following curve  x2 + 4y2 = 8 and x2 − 2y2 = 2 ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 1.7 | Page 40

Find the angle of intersection of the following curve  x2 = 27y and y2 = 8x ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 1.8 | Page 40

Find the angle of intersection of the following curve x2 + y2 = 2x and y2 = x ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 1.9 | Page 40

Find the angle of intersection of the following curve y = 4 − x2 and y = x2 ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 2.1 | Page 40

Show that the following set of curve intersect orthogonally y = x3 and 6y = 7 − x?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 2.2 | Page 40

Show that the following set of curve intersect orthogonally x3 − 3xy2 = −2 and 3x2y − y3 = 2 ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 2.3 | Page 40

Show that the following set of curve intersect orthogonally x2 + 4y2 = 8 and x2 − 2y2 = 4 ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 3.1 | Page 40

Show that the following curve intersect orthogonally at the indicated point x2 = 4y and 4y + x2 = 8 at (2, 1) ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 3.2 | Page 40

Show that the following curve intersect orthogonally at the indicated point x2 = y and x3 + 6y = 7 at (1, 1) ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 3.3 | Page 40

Show that the following curve intersect orthogonally at the indicated point y2 = 8x and 2x2 +  y2 = 10 at  $\left( 1, 2\sqrt{2} \right)$ ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 4 | Page 40

Show that the curves 4x = y2 and 4xy = k cut at right angles, if k2 = 512 ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 5 | Page 40

Show that the curves 2x = y2 and 2xy = k cut at right angles, if k2 = 8 ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 6 | Page 40

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

Exercise 16.3 | Q 7 | Page 40

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

Exercise 16.3 | Q 8.1 | Page 41

Find the condition for the following set of curve to intersect orthogonally $\frac{x^2}{a^2} - \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1 \text { and } xy = c^2$ ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 8.2 | Page 41

Find the condition for the following set of curve to intersect orthogonally $\frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1 \text { and } \frac{x^2}{A^2} - \frac{y^2}{B^2} = 1$ ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 9 | Page 41

Show that the curves $\frac{x^2}{a^2 + \lambda_1} + \frac{y^2}{b^2 + \lambda_1} = 1 \text { and } \frac{x^2}{a^2 + \lambda_2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2 + \lambda_2} = 1$ intersect at right angles ?

Exercise 16.3 | Q 10 | Page 41

If the straight line xcos $\alpha$ +y sin $\alpha$ = p touches the curve  $\frac{x^2}{a^2} - \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1$ then prove that a2cos2 $\alpha$ $-$ b2sin$\alpha$ = p?

[Pages 41 - 42]

RD Sharma solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 16 Tangents and Normals [Pages 41 - 42]

Q 1 | Page 41

Find the point on the curve y = x2 − 2x + 3, where the tangent is parallel to x-axis ?

Q 2 | Page 41

Find the slope of the tangent to the curve x = t2 + 3t − 8, y = 2t2 − 2t − 5 at t = 2 ?

Q 3 | Page 41

If the tangent line at a point (x, y) on the curve y = f(x) is parallel to x-axis, then write the value of $\frac{dy}{dx}$ ?

Q 4 | Page 41

Write the value of $\frac{dy}{dx}$ , if the normal to the curve y = f(x) at (x, y) is parallel to y-axis ?

Q 5 | Page 41

If the tangent to a curve at a point (xy) is equally inclined to the coordinates axes then write the value of $\frac{dy}{dx}$ ?

Q 6 | Page 41

If the tangent line at a point (x, y) on the curve y = f(x) is parallel to y-axis, find the value of $\frac{dx}{dy}$ ?

Q 7 | Page 41

Find the slope of the normal at the point 't' on the curve $x = \frac{1}{t}, y = t$ ?

Q 8 | Page 41

Write the coordinates of the point on the curve y2 = x where the tangent line makes an angle $\frac{\pi}{4}$ with x-axis  ?

Q 9 | Page 41

Write the angle made by the tangent to the curve x = et cos t, y = et sin t at $t = \frac{\pi}{4}$ with the x-axis ?

Q 10 | Page 42

Write the equation of the normal to the curve y = x + sin x cos x at $x = \frac{\pi}{2}$ ?

Q 11 | Page 42

Find the coordinates of the point on the curve y2 = 3 − 4x where tangent is parallel to the line 2x + y− 2 = 0 ?

Q 12 | Page 42

Write the equation on the tangent to the curve y = x2 − x + 2 at the point where it crosses the y-axis ?

Q 13 | Page 42

Write the angle between the curves y2 = 4x and x2 = 2y − 3 at the point (1, 2) ?

Q 14 | Page 42

Write the angle between the curves y = e−x and y = ex at their point of intersections ?

Q 15 | Page 42

Write the slope of the normal to the curve $y = \frac{1}{x}$  at the point $\left( 3, \frac{1}{3} \right)$ ?

Q 16 | Page 42

Write the coordinates of the point at which the tangent to the curve y = 2x2 − x + 1 is parallel to the line y = 3x + 9 ?

Q 17 | Page 42

Write the equation of the normal to the curve y = cos x at (0, 1) ?

Q 18 | Page 42

Write the equation of the tangent drawn to the curve $y = \sin x$ at the point (0,0) ?

[Pages 42 - 44]

RD Sharma solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 16 Tangents and Normals [Pages 42 - 44]

Q 1 | Page 42

The equation to the normal to the curve y = sin x at (0, 0) is ___________ .

• x = 0

• y = 0

• x + y = 0

• x − y = 0

Q 2 | Page 42

The equation of the normal to the curve y = x + sin x cos x at x = π/2 is ___________ .

• = 2

• x = π

• x + π = 0

• 2x = π

Q 3 | Page 42

The equation of the normal to the curve y = x(2 − x) at the point (2, 0) is ________________ .

• x − 2y = 2

• x − 2y + 2 = 0

• 2x +  y = 4

• 2x + y − 4 = 0

Q 4 | Page 42

The point on the curve y2 = x where tangent makes 45° angle with x-axis is ______________ .

• (1/2, 1/4)

• (1/4, 1/2)

• (4, 2)

• (1, 1)

Q 5 | Page 42

If the tangent to the curve x = a t2, y = 2 at is perpendicular to x-axis, then its point of contact is _____________ .

• (a, a)

• (0, a)

• (0, 0)

• (a, 0)

Q 6 | Page 42

The point on the curve y = x2 − 3x + 2 where tangent is perpendicular to y = x is ________________ .

• (0, 2)

• (1, 0)

• (−1, 6)

• (2, −2)

Q 7 | Page 42

The point on the curve y2 = x where tangent makes 45° angle with x-axis is ____________________ .

• (1/2, 1/4)

• (1/4, 1/2)

• (4, 2)

• (1, 1)

Q 8 | Page 42

The point at the curve y = 12x − x2 where the slope of the tangent is zero will be _____________ .

• (0, 0)

• (2, 16)

• (3, 9)

• none of these

Q 9 | Page 42

The angle between the curves y2 = x and x2 = y at (1, 1) is ______________ .

• $\tan^{- 1} \frac{4}{3}$

• $\tan^{- 1} \frac{3}{4}$

• 90°

• 45°

Q 10 | Page 43

The equation of the normal to the curve 3x2 − y2 = 8 which is parallel to x + 3y = 8 is ____________ .

• x + 3y = 8

• x + 3y + 8 = 0

• x + 3y ± 8 = 0

• x + 3y = 0

Q 11 | Page 43

The equations of tangent at those points where the curve y = x2 − 3x + 2 meets x-axis are _______________ .

• x − y + 2 = 0 = x − y − 1

• x + y − 1 = 0 = x − y − 2

• x − y − 1 = 0 = x − y

• x − y = 0 = x + y

Q 12 | Page 43

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

• 22/7

• 6/7

• -6

• none of these

Q 13 | Page 43

At what point the slope of the tangent to the curve x2 + y2 − 2x − 3 = 0 is zero

• (3, 0), (−1, 0)

• (3, 0), (1, 2)

• (−1, 0), (1, 2)

• (1, 2), (1, −2)

Q 14 | Page 43

The angle of intersection of the curves xy = a2 and x2 − y2 = 2a2 is ______________ .

• 45°

• 90°

• none of these

Q 15 | Page 43

If the curve ay + x2 = 7 and x3 = y cut orthogonally at (1, 1), then a is equal to _____________ .

• 1

• -6

• 6

• 0

Q 16 | Page 43

If the line y = x touches the curve y = x2 + bx + c at a point (1, 1) then _____________ .

• b = 1, c = 2

• b = −1, c = 1

• b = 2, c = 1

• b = −2, c = 1

Q 17 | Page 43

The slope of the tangent to the curve x = 3t2 + 1, y = t3 −1 at x = 1 is ___________ .

• 1/2

• 0

• -2

Q 18 | Page 43

The curves y = aex and y = be−x cut orthogonally, if ___________ .

• a = b

• a = −b

• ab = 1

• ab = 2

Q 19 | Page 43

The equation of the normal to the curve x = a cos3 θ, y = a sin3 θ at the point θ = π/4 is __________ .

• x = 0

• y = 0

• x = y

• x + y = a

Q 20 | Page 43

If the curves y = 2 ex and y = ae−x intersect orthogonally, then a = _____________ .

• 1/2

• −1/2

• 2

• 2e2

Q 21 | Page 43

The point on the curve y = 6x − x2 at which the tangent to the curve is inclined at π/4 to the line x + y= 0 is __________ .

• (−3, −27)

• (3, 9)

• (7/2, 35/4)

• (0, 0)

Q 22 | Page 43

The angle of intersection of the parabolas y2 = 4 ax and x2 = 4ay at the origin is ____________ .

• π/6

• π/3

• π/2

• π/4

Q 23 | Page 43

The angle of intersection of the curves y = 2 sin2 x and y = cos 2 x at $x = \frac{\pi}{6}$ is ____________ .

• π/4

• π/2

• π/3

• none of these

Q 24 | Page 43

Any tangent to the curve y = 2x7 + 3x + 5 __________________ .

• is parallel to x-axis

• is parallel to y-axis

• makes an acute angle with x-axis

• makes an obtuse angle with x-axis

Q 25 | Page 43

The point on the curve 9y2 = x3, where the normal to the curve makes equal intercepts with the axes is

(a) $\left( 4, \frac{8}{3} \right)$

(b) $\left( - 4, \frac{8}{3} \right)$

(c) $\left( 4, - \frac{8}{3} \right)$

(d) none of these

Q 26 | Page 43

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

• $\frac{22}{7}$

• $\frac{6}{7}$

• $\frac{7}{6}$

• $- \frac{6}{7}$

Q 27 | Page 43

The line y = mx + 1 is a tangent to the curve y2 = 4x, if the value of m is ________________ .

• 1

• 2

• 3

• 1/2

Q 28 | Page 44

The normal at the point (1, 1) on the curve 2y + x2 = 3 is _____________ .

• x + y = 0

• x − y = 0

• x + y + 1 = 0

• x − y = 1

Q 29 | Page 44

The normal to the curve x2 = 4y passing through (1, 2) is _____________ .

• x + y = 3

• x − y = 3

• x + y = 1

• x − y = 1

• none of these

Chapter 16: Tangents and Normals

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