# RD Sharma solutions for Class 12 Maths chapter 17 - Increasing and Decreasing Functions [Latest edition]

#### Chapters ## Chapter 17: Increasing and Decreasing Functions

Exercise 17.1Exercise 17.2Others
Exercise 17.1 [Page 10]

### RD Sharma solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 17 Increasing and Decreasing Functions Exercise 17.1 [Page 10]

Exercise 17.1 | Q 1 | Page 10

Prove that the function f(x) = loge x is increasing on (0, ∞) ?

Exercise 17.1 | Q 2 | Page 10

Prove that the function f(x) = loga x is increasing on (0, ∞) if a > 1 and decreasing on (0, ∞), if 0 < a < 1 ?

Exercise 17.1 | Q 3 | Page 10

Prove that f(x) = ax + b, where a, b are constants and a > 0 is an increasing function on R ?

Exercise 17.1 | Q 4 | Page 10

Prove that f(x) = ax + b, where a, b are constants and a < 0 is a decreasing function on R ?

Exercise 17.1 | Q 5 | Page 10

Show that f(x) = $\frac{1}{x}$ is a decreasing function on (0, ∞) ?

Exercise 17.1 | Q 6 | Page 10

Show that f(x) = $\frac{1}{1 + x^2}$ decreases in the interval [0, ∞) and increases in the interval (−∞, 0] ?

Exercise 17.1 | Q 7 | Page 10

Show that f(x) = $\frac{1}{1 + x^2}$ is neither increasing nor decreasing on R ?

Exercise 17.1 | Q 8 | Page 10

Without using the derivative, show that the function f (x) = | x | is.
(a) strictly increasing in (0, ∞)
(b) strictly decreasing in (−∞, 0) .

Exercise 17.1 | Q 9 | Page 10

Without using the derivative show that the function f (x) = 7x − 3 is strictly increasing function on R ?

Exercise 17.2 [Pages 33 - 35]

### RD Sharma solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 17 Increasing and Decreasing Functions Exercise 17.2 [Pages 33 - 35]

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.01 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = 10 − 6x − 2x2  ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.02 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing  f(x) = x2 + 2x − 5  ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.03 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing  f(x) = 6 − 9x − x2  ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.04 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing   f(x) = 2x3 − 12x2 + 18x + 15 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.05 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = 5 + 36x + 3x2 − 2x?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.06 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = 8 + 36x + 3x2 − 2x?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.07 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing  f(x) = 5x3 − 15x2 − 120x + 3 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.08 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = x3 − 6x2 − 36x + 2 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.09 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = 2x3 − 15x2 + 36x + 1 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.1 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = 2x3 + 9x2 + 12x + 20  ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.11 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = 2x3 − 9x2 + 12x − 5 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.12 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = 6 + 12x + 3x2 − 2x3 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.13 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing  f(x) = 2x3 − 24x + 107  ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.14 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = −2x3 − 9x2 − 12x + 1  ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.15 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = (x − 1) (x − 2)?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.16 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = x3 − 12x2 + 36x + 17 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.17 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing  f(x) = 2x3 − 24x + 7 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.18 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing $f\left( x \right) = \frac{3}{10} x^4 - \frac{4}{5} x^3 - 3 x^2 + \frac{36}{5}x + 11$ ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.19 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = x4 − 4x ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.2 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing $f\left( x \right) = \frac{x^4}{4} + \frac{2}{3} x^3 - \frac{5}{2} x^2 - 6x + 7$ ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.21 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing  f(x) = x4 − 4x3 + 4x2 + 15 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.22 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing  f(x) =  $5 x^\frac{3}{2} - 3 x^\frac{5}{2}$  x > 0 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.23 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = x8 + 6x2  ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.24 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing f(x) = x3 − 6x2 + 9x + 15 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.25 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing $f\left( x \right) = \left\{ x(x - 2) \right\}^2$ ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.26 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing $f\left( x \right) = 3 x^4 - 4 x^3 - 12 x^2 + 5$ ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.27 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing $f\left( x \right) = \frac{3}{2} x^4 - 4 x^3 - 45 x^2 + 51$ ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 1.28 | Page 33

Find the interval in which the following function are increasing or decreasing $f\left( x \right) = \log\left( 2 + x \right) - \frac{2x}{2 + x}, x \in R$ ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 2 | Page 34

Determine the values of x for which the function f(x) = x2 − 6x + 9 is increasing or decreasing. Also, find the coordinates of the point on the curve y = x2 − 6x + 9 where the normal is parallel to the line y = x + 5 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 3 | Page 34

Find the intervals in which f(x) = sin x − cos x, where 0 < x < 2π is increasing or decreasing ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 4 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = e2x is increasing on R ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 5 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = e1/x, x ≠ 0 is a decreasing function for all x ≠ 0 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 6 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = loga x, 0 < a < 1 is a decreasing function for all x > 0 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 7 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = sin x is increasing on (0, π/2) and decreasing on (π/2, π) and neither increasing nor decreasing in (0, π) ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 8 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = log sin x is increasing on (0, π/2) and decreasing on (π/2, π) ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 9 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = x − sin x is increasing for all x ∈ R ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 10 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = x3 − 15x2 + 75x − 50 is an increasing function for all x ∈ R ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 11 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = cos2 x is a decreasing function on (0, π/2) ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 12 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = sin x is an increasing function on (−π/2, π/2) ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 13 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = cos x is a decreasing function on (0, π), increasing in (−π, 0) and neither increasing nor decreasing in (−π, π).

Exercise 17.2 | Q 14 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = tan x is an increasing function on (−π/2, π/2) ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 15 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = tan−1 (sin x + cos x) is a decreasing function on the interval (π/4, π/2) ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 16 | Page 34

Show that the function f(x) = sin (2x + π/4) is decreasing on (3π/8, 5π/8) ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 17 | Page 34

Show that the function f(x) = cot $-$ l(sinx + cosx) is decreasing on $\left( 0, \frac{\pi}{4} \right)$ and increasing on $\left( 0, \frac{\pi}{4} \right)$ ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 18 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = (x − 1) ex + 1 is an increasing function for all x > 0 ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 19 | Page 34

Show that the function x2 − x + 1 is neither increasing nor decreasing on (0, 1) ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 20 | Page 34

Show that f(x) = x9 + 4x7 + 11 is an increasing function for all x ∈ R ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 21 | Page 35

Prove that the function f(x) = x3 − 6x2 + 12x − 18 is increasing on R ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 22 | Page 35

State when a function f(x) is said to be increasing on an interval [a, b]. Test whether the function f(x) = x2 − 6x + 3 is increasing on the interval [4, 6] ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 23 | Page 35

Show that f(x) = sin x − cos x is an increasing function on (−π/4, π/4) ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 24 | Page 35

Show that f(x) = tan−1 x − x is a decreasing function on R ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 25 | Page 35

Determine whether f(x) = −x/2 + sin x is increasing or decreasing on (−π/3, π/3) ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 26 | Page 35

Find the intervals in which f(x) = log (1 + x) −$\frac{x}{1 + x}$ is increasing or decreasing ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 27 | Page 35

Find the intervals in which f(x) = (x + 2) e−x is increasing or decreasing ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 28 | Page 35

Show that the function f given by f(x) = 10x is increasing for all x ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 29 | Page 35

Prove that the function f given by f(x) = x − [x] is increasing in (0, 1) ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 30.1 | Page 35

Prove that the following function is increasing on R f $(x) =$3 $x^5$ + 40 $x^3$ + 240$x$ ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 30.2 | Page 35

Prove that the following function is increasing on R f $f\left( x \right) = 4 x^3 - 18 x^2 + 27x - 27$ ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 31 | Page 35

Prove that the function f given by f(x) = log cos x is strictly increasing on (−π/2, 0) and strictly decreasing on (0, π/2) ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 32 | Page 35

Prove that the function f given by f(x) = x3 − 3x2 + 4x is strictly increasing on R ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 33 | Page 35

Prove that the function f(x) = cos x is:
(i) strictly decreasing in (0, π)
(ii) strictly increasing in (π, 2π)
(iii) neither increasing nor decreasing in (0, 2π).

Exercise 17.2 | Q 34 | Page 35

Show that f(x) = x2 − x sin x is an increasing function on (0, π/2) ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 35 | Page 35

Find the value(s) of a for which f(x) = x3 − ax is an increasing function on R ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 36 | Page 35

Find the values of b for which the function f(x) = sin x − bx + c is a decreasing function on R ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 37 | Page 35

Show that f(x) = x + cos x − a is an increasing function on R for all values of a ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 38 | Page 35

Let f defined on [0, 1] be twice differentiable such that | f (x) | ≤ 1 for all x ∈ [0, 1]. If f(0) = f(1), then show that | f'(x) | < 1 for all x ∈ [ 0, 1] ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 39.1 | Page 35

Find the interval in which f(x) is increasing or decreasing f(x) = x|x|, x $\in$ R ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 39.2 | Page 35

Find the interval in which f(x) is increasing or decreasing f(x) = sinx + |sin x|, 0 < x $\leq 2\pi$ ?

Exercise 17.2 | Q 39.3 | Page 35

Find the interval in which f(x) is increasing or decreasing f(x) = sinx(1 + cosx), 0 < x < $\frac{\pi}{2}$ ?

[Pages 39 - 40]

### RD Sharma solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 17 Increasing and Decreasing Functions [Pages 39 - 40]

Q 1 | Page 39

What are the values of 'a' for which f(x) = ax is increasing on R ?

Q 2 | Page 39

What are the values of 'a' for which f(x) = ax is decreasing on R ?

Q 3 | Page 39

Write the set of values of 'a' for which f(x) = loga x is increasing in its domain ?

Q 4 | Page 39

Write the set of values of 'a' for which f(x) = loga x is decreasing in its domain ?

Q 5 | Page 39

Find 'a' for which f(x) = a (x + sin x) + a is increasing on R ?

Q 6 | Page 39

Find the values of 'a' for which the function f(x) = sin x − ax + 4 is increasing function on R ?

Q 7 | Page 39

Find the set of values of 'b' for which f(x) = b (x + cos x) + 4 is decreasing on R ?

Q 8 | Page 40

Find the set of values of 'a' for which f(x) = x + cos x + ax + b is increasing on R ?

Q 9 | Page 40

Write the set of values of k for which f(x) = kx − sin x is increasing on R ?

Q 10 | Page 40

If g (x) is a decreasing function on R and f(x) = tan−1 [g (x)]. State whether f(x) is increasing or decreasing on R ?

Q 11 | Page 40

Write the set of values of a for which the function f(x) = ax + b is decreasing for all x ∈ R ?

Q 12 | Page 40

Write the interval in which f(x) = sin x + cos x, x ∈ [0, π/2] is increasing ?

Q 13 | Page 40

State whether f(x) = tan x − x is increasing or decreasing its domain ?

Q 14 | Page 40

Write the set of values of a for which f(x) = cos x + a2 x + b is strictly increasing on R ?

[Pages 40 - 42]

### RD Sharma solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 17 Increasing and Decreasing Functions [Pages 40 - 42]

Q 1 | Page 40

The interval of increase of the function f(x) = x − ex + tan (2π/7) is

• (0, ∞)

• (−∞, 0)

• (1, ∞)

• (−∞, 1)

Q 2 | Page 40

The function f(x) = cot−1 x + x increases in the interval

• (1, ∞)

• (−1, ∞)

• (−∞, ∞)

• (0, ∞)

Q 3 | Page 40

The function f(x) = xx decreases on the interval

• (0, e)

• (0, 1)

• (0, 1/e)

• none of these

Q 4 | Page 40

The function f(x) = 2 log (x − 2) − x2 + 4x + 1 increases on the interval

• (1, 2)

• (2, 3)

• (1, 3)

• (2, 4)

Q 5 | Page 40

If the function f(x) = 2x2 − kx + 5 is increasing on [1, 2], then k lies in the interval

•  (−∞, 4)

• (4, ∞)

• (−∞, 8)

• (8, ∞)

Q 6 | Page 40

Let f(x) = x3 + ax2 + bx + 5 sin2x be an increasing function on the set R. Then, a and b satisfy

•  a2 − 3b − 15 > 0

• a2 − 3b + 15 > 0

• a2 − 3b + 15 < 0

• a > 0 and b > 0

Q 7 | Page 40

The function $f\left( x \right) = \log_e \left( x^3 + \sqrt{x^6 + 1} \right)$ is of the following types:

• even and increasing

• odd and increasing

• even and decreasing

• odd and decreasing

Q 8 | Page 40

If the function f(x) = 2 tan x + (2a + 1) loge | sec x | + (a − 2) x is increasing on R, then

• a ∈ (1/2, ∞)

• a ∈ (−1/2, 1/2)

• a = 1/2

• a ∈ R

Q 9 | Page 40

Let $f\left( x \right) = \tan^{- 1} \left( g\left( x \right) \right),$,where g (x) is monotonically increasing for 0 < x < $\frac{\pi}{2} .$ Then, f(x) is

• increasing on (0, π/2)

• decreasing on (0, π/2)

• increasing on (0, π/4) and decreasing on (π/4, π/2)

• none of these

Q 10 | Page 40

Let f(x) = x3 − 6x2 + 15x + 3. Then,

•  f(x) > 0 for all x ∈ R

•  f(x) > f(x + 1) for all x ∈ R

• f(x) is invertible

• none of these

Q 11 | Page 41

The function f(x) = x2 e−x is monotonic increasing when

•  x ∈ R − [0, 2]

• 0 < x < 2

• 2 < x < ∞

• x < 0

Q 12 | Page 41

Function f(x) = cos x − 2 λ x is monotonic decreasing when

• λ > 1/2

• λ < 1/2

• λ < 2

• λ > 2

Q 13 | Page 41

In the interval (1, 2), function f(x) = 2 | x − 1 | + 3 | x − 2 | is

• monotonically increasing

• monotonically decreasing

• not monotonic

• constant

Q 14 | Page 41

Function f(x) = x3 − 27x + 5 is monotonically increasing when

• x < −3

• | x | > 3

• x ≤ −3

• | x | ≥ 3

Q 15 | Page 41

Function f(x) = 2x3 − 9x2 + 12x + 29 is monotonically decreasing when

•  x < 2

• x > 2

•  x > 3

• 1 < x < 2

Q 16 | Page 41

If the function f(x) = kx3 − 9x2 + 9x + 3 is monotonically increasing in every interval, then

•  k < 3

• k ≤ 3

• k > 3

•  k ≥ 3

Q 17 | Page 41

f(x) = 2x − tan−1 x − log $\left\{ x + \sqrt{x^2 + 1} \right\}$ is monotonically increasing when

•  x > 0

• x < 0

• x ∈ R

•  x ∈ R − {0}

Q 18 | Page 41

Function f(x) = | x | − | x − 1 | is monotonically increasing when

• x < 0

•  x > 1

• x < 1

• 0 < x < 1

Q 19 | Page 41

Every invertible function is

• monotonic function

• constant function

• identity function

• not necessarily monotonic function

Q 20 | Page 41

In the interval (1, 2), function f(x) = 2 | x − 1 | + 3 | x − 2 | is

• increasing

• decreasing

• constant

• none of these

Q 21 | Page 41

If the function f(x) = cos |x| − 2ax + b increases along the entire number scale, then

•  a = b

• $a = \frac{1}{2}b$

• $a \leq - \frac{1}{2}$

• $a > - \frac{3}{2}$

Q 22 | Page 41

The function $f\left( x \right) = \frac{x}{1 + \left| x \right|}$ is

• strictly increasing

• strictly decreasing

• neither increasing nor decreasing

• none of these

Q 23 | Page 41

The function $f\left( x \right) = \frac{\lambda \sin x + 2 \cos x}{\sin x + \cos x}$ is increasing, if

• λ < 1

• λ > 1

• λ < 2

• λ > 2

Q 24 | Page 41

Function f(x) = ax is increasing on R, if

• a > 0

• a < 0

• 0 < a < 1

• a > 1

Q 25 | Page 41

Function f(x) = loga x is increasing on R, if

• 0 < a < 1

• a > 1

• a < 1

• a > 0

Q 26 | Page 41

Let ϕ(x) = f(x) + f(2a − x) and f"(x) > 0 for all x ∈ [0, a]. Then, ϕ (x)

• increases on [0, a]

• decreases on [0, a]

• increases on [−a, 0]

• decreases on [a, 2a]

Q 27 | Page 41

If the function f(x) = x2 − kx + 5 is increasing on [2, 4], then

•  k ∈ (2, ∞)

• k ∈ (−∞, 2)

• k ∈ (4, ∞)

•  k ∈ (−∞, 4).

Q 28 | Page 41

The function f(x) = −x/2 + sin x defined on [−π/3, π/3] is

• increasing

• decreasing

• constant

• none of these

Q 29 | Page 42

If the function f(x) = x3 − 9kx2 + 27x + 30 is increasing on R, then

• −1 ≤ k < 1

•  k < −1 or k > 1

• 0 < k < 1

• −1 < k < 0

Q 30 | Page 42

The function f(x) = x9 + 3x7 + 64 is increasing on

• R

• (−∞, 0)

• (0, ∞)

•  R0

## Chapter 17: Increasing and Decreasing Functions

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