Derivatives: part 7: IITJEE tutorial problems practice

Problem 1: Differential coefficient of \sec{\arctan{x}} is

(a) \frac{x}{1+x^{2}} (b) x\sqrt{1+x^{2}} (c) \frac{1}{\sqrt{1+x^{2}}} (d) \frac{x}{\sqrt{1+x^{2}}}

Problem 2: If \sin{(x+y)} = \log{(x+y)}, then \frac{dy}{dx} is equal to :

(a) 2 (b) -2 (c) 1 (d) -1

Problem 3: If y = \arcsin{\sqrt{x-ax}-\sqrt{a-ax}}, then \frac{dy}{dx} is equal to:

(a) \frac{1}{2\sqrt{x}\sqrt{1-x}} (b) \sin{(\sqrt{x})} \times \sin{(\sqrt{a})}

(c) \frac{1}{\sin{\sqrt{a-ax}}} (d) zero

Problem 4: For the differentiable function f, the value of : \lim_{h \rightarrow 0} \frac{(f(x+h))^{2}-(f(x))^{2}}{2h} is equal to:

(a) (f^{'}(x))^{2} (b) \frac{1}{2}(f(x))^{2} (c) f(x)f^{'}(x) (d) zero

Problem 5: The derivative of \arctan{\frac{\sqrt{1+x^{2}}-1}{x}} w.r.t. \arctan{(\frac{2x\sqrt{1-x^{2}}}{1-2x^{2}})} at x=0 is :

(a) \frac{1}{8} (b) \frac{1}{4} (c) \frac{1}{2} (d) 1

Problem 6: If x = e^{y+e^{y+e^{y+e^{y+ \ldots}}}} then \frac{dy}{dx} is

(a) \frac{x}{1+x} (b) \frac{1}{x} (c) \frac{1-x}{x} (d) \frac{-1}{x^{2}}

Problem 7: Consider the following statements:

(1) (\frac{f}{g})^{'} = \frac{f^{'}}{g^{'}} (2) \frac{(fg)^{'}}{fg} = \frac{f^{'}}{f} + \frac{g^{'}}{g}

(3) \frac{(f+g)^{'}}{f+g} = \frac{f^{'}}{f} + \frac{g^{'}}{g} (4) \frac{(f/g)^{'}}{f/g} = \frac{f^{'}}{f} + \frac{g^{'}}{g}

Which of the following statements are true?

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3 (c) 2 and 4 (d) 3 and 4

Problem 8: If y=e^{x+3\log{x}} then \frac{dy}{dx} =

(a) e^{x+3\log{x}} (b) e^{x}.x^{2}(x+3) (c) e^{x}. e^{3\log{x}} (d) 3x^{2}e^{x}

Problem 9: If y=\sin^{2}(x \deg), then find the value of \frac{dy}{dx} is:

(a) \frac{\pi}{360}\sin{(2 x \deg)} (b) \frac{\pi}{2}\sin{(2x\deg)} (c) 180 \sin {(2x\deg)} (d) \frac{\pi}{180}\sin{(2x\deg)}

Problem 10: If y=\log_{a}{x} + \log_{x}{a} + \log_{x}{x}+ \log_{a}{a} then the value of \frac{dy}{dx} is:

(a) \frac{1}{x}+x\log{a} (b) \frac{\log{a}}{x} + \frac{x}{\log{a}} (c) \frac{1}{x \log{a}}+ x \log{a} (d) \frac{1}{x\log{x}} - \frac{\log{a}}{x(\log{x})^{2}}


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Derivatives: part 6: IITJEE tutorial practice problems

Problem 1:

If \sec {(\frac{x+y}{x-y})}=a, then \frac{dy}{dx} is (i) \frac{x}{y} (ii) \frac{y}{x} (iii) y (iv) x

Problem 2:

If f(x) = x+ 2, when -1<x<1;

f(x)=5, when x=3;

f(x) = 8-x, when x>3; then, at x=3, the value of f^{'}(x) is

(a) 1 (b) -1 (c) 0 (d) does not exist.

Problem 3:

If y = x \tan{y}, then \frac{dy}{dx} is equal to

(i) \frac{\tan{y}}{x-x^{2}-y^{2}} (ii) \frac{\tan{y}}{y-x}

(iii) \frac{y}{x-x^{2}-y^{2}} (iv) \frac{\tan{x}}{x-y^{2}}

Problem 4:

If g is the inverse function of f and f^{'}(x) = \frac{1}{1+x^{n}}, then g^{'}(x) is equal to

(i) 1 + (g(x))^{n} (ii) 1+g(x) (iii) 1-g(x) (iv) 1-(g(x))^{n}

Problem 5:

If f(x) = \log_{x^{2}}(\log{x}) then f(x) at x=c is :

(i) 0 (ii) 1 (iii) \frac{1}{e} (iv) \frac{1}{2e}

Problem 6:

If y = (\sin{x})^{\tan{x}} then \frac{dy}{dx} is equal to :

(i) (\sin{x})^{\tan{x}}(1+ \sec^{2}{x} \log{\sin{x}})

(ii) \tan{x}. (\sin{x})^{\tan{x}-1} \times \cos{x}

(iii) (\sin{x})^{\tan{x}}\sec^{2}{x} \times \log{\sin{x}}

(iv) \tan{x} (\sin{x})^{\tan{x}-1}

Problem 7:

If y = \sqrt{\sin{x}+y}, then \frac{dy}{dx} equals:

(i) \frac{\sin{x}}{2y-1} (ii) \frac{\sin{x}}{1-2y} (iii) \frac{\cos{x}}{1-2y}

(iv) \frac{\cos{x}}{2y-1}

Problem 8:

If x = \sqrt{\frac{1-t^{2}}{1+t^{2}}} and y = \sqrt{\frac{\sqrt{1+t^{2}}-sqrt{1-t^{2}}}{\sqrt{1+t^{2}}+\sqrt{1-t^{2}}}}

then the value of \frac{d^{2}y}{dx^{2}} at t=0 is given by:

(a) 0 (b) 1/2 (c) 1 (d) -1

Problem 9:

If x = a \cos^{3}{\theta}, y = a \sin^{3}{\theta}, then \sqrt{1 + (\frac{dy}{dx})^{2}} is equal to:

(i) \sec^{2}{\theta} (ii) \tan^{2}{\theta} (iii) \sec{\theta} (iv) |\sec{\theta}|

Problem 10:

If y = \arcsin{\sqrt{1-x}} + \arccos{\sqrt{x}}, then \frac{dy}{dx} equals:

(a) \frac{1}{\sqrt{x(1-x)}} (b) \frac{1}{x(1+x)} (c) \frac{-1}{\sqrt{x(1-x)}} (d) none


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Derivatives: part 5: IITJEE maths tutorial problems for practice

Problem 1:

The derivative of arcsec (\frac{1}{1-2x^{2}}) w.r.t. \sqrt{1-x^{2}} at x=\frac{1}{2} is

(a) 2 (b) -4 (c) 1 (d) -2

Problem 2:

If y = \sin{\sin{x}} and \frac{d^{2}y}{dx^{2}} + \frac{dy}{dx} \tan{x} + f(x)=0, then f(x) =

(a) \sin^{2}{x} \sin{(\cos{x})} (b) \cos^{2}{x}\sin{\cos{x}} (c) \sin^{2}{x} \cos{\sin{x}} (d) \cos^{2}{x} \sin{\sin{x}}

Problem 3:

If f(x) = \log_{a}{\log_{a}{x}}, then f^{'}(x) is

(a) \frac{\log_{a}{e}}{x \log_{e}{x}} (b) \frac{\log_{e}{a}}{x} (c) \frac{\log_{e}{a}}{x\log_{a}{x}} (d) \frac{x}{\log_{e}{a}}

Problem 4:

If y=\log {\tan{\frac{x}{2}}} + \arcsin{\cos{x}}, then \frac{dy}{dx} is

(a) cosec (x) -1 (b) cosec (x) +1 (c) cosec (x) (d) x

Problem 5:

If y^{x}=x^{y}, then \frac{dy}{dx} is

(a) \frac{y}{x} (b) \frac{x}{y} (c) \frac{y(x\log{y}-y)}{x(y\log{x}-x)} (d) \frac{x \log{y}}{y \log{x}}

Problem 6:

Let f, g, h and k be differentiable in (a,b), if F is defined as F(x) = \left | \begin{array}{cc} f(x) & g(x) \\ h(x) & k(x) \end{array} \right | for all a, b, then F^{'} is given by:

(i) \left | \begin{array}{cc} f & g \\ h & k \end{array} \right| + \left | \begin{array}{cc}f & g \\ h^{'}  & k \end{array} \right |

(ii) \left | \begin{array}{cc}f & g^{'} \\ h & k^{'} \end{array}\right | + \left | \begin{array}{cc} f^{'} & g \\ h & k^{'} \end{array} \right |

(iii) \left | \begin{array}{cc}f^{'} & g^{'} \\ h & k \end{array} \right | + \left | \begin{array}{cc}f & g \\ h^{'} & h^{'} \end{array} \right |

(iv) \left | \begin{array}{cc}f & g \\ h^{'} & k^{'} \end{array} \right | + \left | \begin{array}{cc}f^{'} & g \\h & k \end{array} \right |

Problem 7:

If pv=81, then \frac{dp}{dv} at v=9 is equal to:

(i) 1 (ii) -1 (iii) 2 (iv) 3

Problem 8:

If x^{2}+y^{2}=1, then

(i) yy^{''}-2(y^{'})^{2}+1=0 (ii) yy^{''} - (y^{'})^{2}-1=0 (iii) yy^{''} + (y^{'})^{2} + 1 = 0 (iv) yy^{''} - 2(y^{'})^{2}-1=0

Problem 9:

If y = \arctan{\frac{\sqrt{x}-1}{\sqrt{x}+1}} + \arctan{\frac{\sqrt{x}+1}{\sqrt{x}-1}}, then the value of \frac{dy}{dx} will be

(i) 0 (ii) 1 (iii) -1 (iv) - \frac{1}{2}

Problem 10:

Let f(x) = \left | \begin{array}{ccc} x^{3} & \sin{x} & \cos{x} \\ 0 & -1 & 0 \\ p & p^{2} & p^{3} \end{array} \right |, where p is a constant, then \frac{d^{3}}{dx^{3}}(f(x)) at x=0 is

(a) p (b) p+p^{2} (c) p+p^{3} (d) independent of p


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Derivatives: part 4: IITJEE maths tutorial problems for practice

Problem 1:

Given x=x(t), y=y(t), then \frac{d^{2}y}{dx^{2}} is equal to

(a) \frac{\frac{d^{2}y}{dt^{2}}}{\frac{d^{2}x}{dt^{2}}}

(b) \frac{\frac{d^{2}y}{dt^{2}} \times \frac{dx}{dt} -  \frac{dy}{dt} \times \frac{d^{2}x}{dt^{2}}}{(\frac{dx}{dt})^{3}}

(c) \frac{\frac{dx}{dt} \times \frac{d^{2}y}{dt^{2}} - \frac{d^{2}x}{dt^{2}} \times \frac{dy}{dt}}{(\frac{dx}{dt})^{2}}

(d) \frac{1}{\frac{d^{2}x}{dy^{2}}}

Problem 2:

\frac{d}{dx}(\arctan{\sec{x}+ \tan{x}}) is equal to

(a) 0 (b) \sec{x}-\tan{x} (c) \frac{1}{2} (d) 2

Problem 3:

If y= \sqrt{x + \sqrt{x + \sqrt{x} + \ldots}}, then \frac{dy}{dx} is equal to :

(a) 1 (b) \\frac{1}{xy} (c) \frac{1}{2y-x} (d) \frac{1}{2y-1}

Problem 4:

If f(x) = \left| \begin{array}{ccc} x & x^{2} & x^{3} \\ 1 & 2x & 3x^{2} \\ 0 & 2 & 6x \end{array} \right|, then f^{'}(x) =

(a) 12 (b) 6x^{2} (c) 6x (d) 12x^{2}

Problem 5:

If y = (\frac{x^{a}}{x^{b}}) ^{a+b} \times (\frac{x^{b}}{x^{c}})^{b+c} \times (\frac{x^{c}}{x^{a}})^{c+a}, then \frac{dy}{dx}=

(a) 0 (b) 1 (c) a+b+c (d) abc

Problem 6:

If y = \arctan{\frac{x-\sqrt{1-x^{2}}}{x+\sqrt{1-x^{2}}}}, then \frac{dy}{dx} is equal to

(a) \frac{1}{1-x^{2}} (b) \frac{1}{\sqrt{1-x^{2}}} (c) \frac{1}{1+x^{2}} (d) \frac{1}{\sqrt{1+x^{2}}}

Problem 7:

If x=at^{2}, y=2at, then \frac{d^{2}y}{dx^{2}}=

(a) \frac{1}{t^{2}} (b) \frac{1}{2at^{3}} (c) \frac{1}{t^{3}} (d) \frac{-1}{2at^{3}}

Problem 8:

If y=ax^{n+1} +bx^{-n}, then x^{2}\frac{d^{2}y}{dx^{2}}=

(a) n(n-1)y (b) ny (c) n(n+1)y (d) n^{2}y

Problem 9:

If x=t^{2}, y=t^{3}, then \frac{d^{2}y}{dx^{2}}=

(a) \frac{3}{2} (b) \frac{3}{4t} (c) \frac{3}{2t} (d) 0

Problem 10:

If y=a+bx^{2}, a, b arbitrary constants, then

(a) \frac{d^{2}}{dx^{2}} = 2xy (b) x \frac{d^{2}y}{dx^{2}} - \frac{dy}{dx} + y=0 (c) x \frac{d^{2}y}{dx^{2}} = \frac{dy}{dx} (d) x \frac{d^{2}y}{dx^{2}} = 2xy


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How to find square root of a binomial quadratic surd

Assume \sqrt{a+ \sqrt{b} + \sqrt{c} + \sqrt{d}}=\sqrt{x} + \sqrt{y} + \sqrt{z};

Hence, a+\sqrt{b} + \sqrt{c} + \sqrt{d} = x+y+z+ 2\sqrt{xy} + 2\sqrt{yz}+ 2\sqrt{zx}

If then, 2\sqrt{xy}=\sqrt{b}, 2\sqrt{yz}=\sqrt{c}, 2\sqrt{zx}=\sqrt{d},

And, if simultaneously, the values of x, y, z thus found satisfy x+y+z=a, we shall have obtained the required root.


Find the square root of 21-4\sqrt{5}+5\sqrt{3}-4\sqrt{15}.


Clearly, we can’t have anything like

21--4\sqrt{5}+8\sqrt{3}-4\sqrt{15}=\sqrt{x} + \sqrt{y} +\sqrt{z}

We will have to try the following options:

21-4\sqrt{5}+8\sqrt{3}-4\sqrt{15}=\sqrt{x} - \sqrt{y} - \sqrt{z}



Only the last option will work as we now show:

So, once again, assume that \sqrt{21-4\sqrt{5}+8\sqrt{3}-4\sqrt{15}}=\sqrt{x}+\sqrt{y}-\sqrt{z}

Hence, 21-4\sqrt{5}+8\sqrt{3}-4\sqrt{15}=z+y+z+2\sqrt{xy}-2\sqrt{yz}+2\sqrt{zx}

Put 2\sqrt{xy}=8\sqrt{3}, 2\sqrt{xz}=4\sqrt{15}, 2\sqrt{yz}=4\sqrt{5};

by multiplication, xyz = 240; that is \sqrt{xyz}=4\sqrt{15}; so it follows that : \sqrt{x}=2\sqrt{3}, \sqrt{y}=2, \sqrt{z}=\sqrt{5}.

And, since, these values satisfy the equation x+y+z=21, the required root is 2\sqrt{3}+2-\sqrt{5}.

That is all, for now,


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Derivatives: part 3: IITJEE maths tutorial problems for practice

Problem 1:

Differential coefficient of \log[10]{x} w.r.t. \log[x]{10} is

(a) \frac{(\log{x})^{2}}{(\log{10})^{2}} (b) \frac{(\log[x]{10})^{2}}{(\log{10})^{2}} (c) \frac{(\log[10]{x})^{2}}{(\log{10})^{2}} (d) \frac{(\log{10})^{2}}{(\log{x})^{2}}

Problem 2:

The derivative of an even function is always:

(a) an odd function (b) does not exist (c) an even function (d) can be either even or odd.

Problem 3:

The derivative of \arcsin{x} w.r.t. \arccos{\sqrt{1-x^{2}}} is

(a) \frac{1}{\sqrt{1-x^{2}}} (b) \arccos{x} (c) 1 (d) \arctan{(\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-x^{2}}})}

Problem 4:

If \sqrt{1-x^{2}}+\sqrt{1-y^{2}}=a(x-y), then \frac{dy}{dx} is

(a) \frac{\sqrt{1-y^{2}}}{\sqrt{1-x^{2}}} (b) \sqrt{1-x^{2}} (c) \frac{\sqrt{1-x^{2}}}{\sqrt{1-y^{2}}} (d) \sqrt{1-y^{2}}

Problem 5:

\frac{d}{dx} \arcsin{2x\sqrt{1-x^{2}}} is equal to

(a) \frac{2}{\sqrt{1-x^{2}}} (b) \cos{2x} (c) \frac{1}{2\sqrt{1-x^{2}}} (d) \frac{1}{\sqrt{1-x^{2}}}

Problem 6:

If y=\arctan{\frac{x}{2}}-\arccos{\frac{x}{2}}, then \frac{dy}{dx} is

(a) \frac{2}{1+x^{2}} (b) \frac{2}{4+x^{2}} (c) \frac{4}{4+x^{2}} (d) 0

Problem 7:

If y=\arccos{(\frac{\sqrt{1+\sin{x}}+\sqrt{1-\sin{x}}}{\sqrt{1+\sin{x}}-\sqrt{1-\sin{x}}})}, then \frac{dy}{dx} is equal to:

(a) \frac{1}{2} (b) \frac{2}{3} (c) 3 (d) \frac{3}{2}

Problem 8:

If y = \arctan{\frac{4x}{1+5x^{2}}} + \arctan{\frac{2+3x}{3-2x}}, then \frac{dy}{dx} is

(a) \frac{1}{1+x^{2}} (b) \frac{5}{1+25x^{2}} (c) 1 (d) \frac{3}{1+9x^{2}}

Problem 9:

If 2^{x}+2^{y}=2^{x+y}, then \frac{dy}{dx} is equal to

(a) \frac{2^{x}+2^{y}}{2^{x}-2^{y}} (b) 2^{x-y} \times \frac{2^{y}-1}{1-2^{x}} (c) \frac{2^{x}+2^{y}}{1+2^{x+y}} (d) \frac{2^{x+y}-2^{x}}{2^{y}}

Problem 10:

If y^{2}=p(x), a polynomial of degree 3, then 2\frac{d}{dx}(y^{3}\frac{d^{2}y}{dx^{2}}) is equal to

(a) p^{'''}(x)+p^{'}(x) (b) p^{''}(x).p^{'''}(x) (c) p^{'''}(x).p(x) (d) a constant.


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Derivatives : part 2: IITJEE Maths : Tutorial problems for practice

Problem 1:

If f(a)=2, f^{'}(a)=1, g(a)=-1, g^{'}(a)=2, then the value of \lim_{x \rightarrow a}\frac{g(x)f(a)-g(a)f(x)}{x-a} is

(a) -5 (b) \frac{1}{5} (c) 5 (d) 0

Problem 2:

Let y = \arcsin{(\frac{2x}{1+x^{2}})}, 0 < x <1 and 0 < y < \frac{\pi}{2}, then \frac{dy}{dx} is equal to :

(a) \frac{2}{1+x^{2}} (b) \frac{2x}{1+x^{2}} (c) \frac{-2}{1+x^{2}} (d) none

Problem 3:

Let f(x) = ax^{2}+1 for x \leq 1

and f(x)= x+a for x \leq 1 then f is derivable at x=1, if

(a) a=0 (b) a = \frac{1}{2} (c) a=1 (d) a=2

Problem 4:

If f(x) = ax^{2}+b for x \leq 1

if f(x)=b x^{2}+ax+c for x>1, where b \neq 0, then f(x) is continuous and differentiable at x=1, if

(a) c=0, a=2b (b) a=2b, c \in \Re (c) a=b, c=0 (d) a=2b, c \neq 0

Problem 5:

\lim_{h \rightarrow 0} \frac{\cos^{2}(x+h)- \cos^{2}(x)}{h} is equal to

(a) \cos^{2}(x) (b) -\sin{2x} (c) \sin{x} \cos{x} (d) 2\sin{x}

Problem 6:

\lim_{h \rightarrow 0} \frac{\sin{\sqrt{x+h}-\sin{\sqrt{x}}}}{h} is equal to

(a) \cos {\sqrt{x}} (b) \frac{1}{2\sin{\sqrt{x}}} (c) \frac{\cos{\sqrt{x}}}{2\sqrt{x}} (d) \sin{\sqrt{x}}

Problem 7:

(\arccos{x})^{'}= \frac{-1}{\sqrt{1-x^{2}}} where

(a) -1 < x <1 (b) -1 \leq x \leq 1 (c) -1 \leq x < 1 (d) -1 < x \leq 1

Problem 8:

\frac{d}{dx}(\arctan{(\frac{3x-x^{2}}{1-3x^{2}})}) is equal to

(a) \frac{3}{1+x^{2}} (b) \frac{3}{1+9x^{2}} (c) \sec^{2}{x} (d) \frac{1}{9+x^{2}}

Problem 9:

If x=a\cos^{3}(t) and y=a\sin^{3}(t), then \frac{dy}{dx} is equal to

(a) \cos{t} (b) \cot{t} (c) cosec{(t)} (d) -\tan{t}

Problem 10:

If y = arcsin{\cos{x}}, then \frac{dy}{dx} is equal to

(a) -1 (b) \cos{t} (c) cosec{(t)} (d) -\tan{t}


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Derivatives: part 1: IITJEE Maths Tutorial Problems Practice

Problem 1:

If y=x^{x}, x>0, then find \frac{dy}{dx}.

Problem 2:

If y= x^{x^{x^{\ldots}}}, then find the value of x\frac{dy}{dx}.

Problem 3:

Find the derivative of e^{\ln{x}} w.r.t. x.

Problem 4:

Let f(x) = \log{(x+\sqrt{x^{2}+1})}, then find the value of f^{'}(x).

Problem 5:

If y= \arctan{\frac{\sqrt{1+x^{2}}-1}{x}}, then find the value of y^{'}(0).

Problem 6:

If y=t^{2}+t-1, then find the value of \frac{dy}{dx}.

Problem 7:

If x=a(t-\sin{t}), y=a(1+\cos{t}), then evaluate \frac{dy}{dx}.

Problem 8:

If x^{y}=e^{x-y}, then evaluate \frac{dy}{dx}.

Problem 9:

If y= \sec^{-1}{(\frac{x+1}{x-1})} + \arcsin{(\frac{x-1}{x+1})}, then evaluate \frac{dy}{dx}.

Problem 10:

If y = \arctan{(\frac{\sin{x}+\cos{x}}{\cos{x}-\sin{x}})}, then find \frac{dy}{dx}

Problem 11:

If \sqrt{x}+\sqrt{y}=4, then evaluate \frac{dy}{dx} at y=1.

Problem 12:

If f(x) = \frac{x-4}{2\sqrt{x}}, then evaluate f^{'}(0).

Problem 13:

If f^{'}(x) = \sin{\log{x}} and y=f(\frac{2x+3}{3-2x}), find \frac{dy}{dx}. One of the given choices is correct:

(a) \frac{12\cos{(\log{x})}}{x(3-2x)^{2}}

(b) \frac{12\sin{\log{(\frac{2x+3}{3-2x})}}}{(3-2x)^{2}}

(c) \frac{12\cos{\log{(\frac{2x+3}{3-2x})}}}{x(3-2x)^{2}}

(d) none of these

Problem 14:

If f(0)=0=g(0) and f^{'}(0)=6=g^{'}(0), then \lim_{x \rightarrow 0} \frac{f(x)}{g(x)} is given by:

(a) 1 (b) 0 (c) 12 (d) -1


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Limits and Continuity: part 11: IITJEE Maths tutorial problems for practice

Problem 1:

A function f(x) is defined as follows:

f(x) = \frac{(e^{2x}-1)(1-\cos{x})}{\tan^{2}{(x)}\log{(1+2x)}} when x \neq 0

f(0) = \log{a} is continuous at x=0.

The value of a should be

(i) \frac{e}{2} (b) \frac{1}{2e} (c) 2 (d) none

Problem 2:

If f(x) = \frac{e^{(2x)} + e^{(-2x)} -2}{1-\cos{(4x)}} when x \neq 0 is continuous at x=0, then what is the value of f(0)

Problem 3:

Given f(x) = x + a, when -1  \leq x \leq 0

and f(x) = x + b when 0 < x \leq 1

and f(x) = c -x when 1 < x \leq 2

if f is continuous at x=0 and x=1 and f(2)=1, then the value of 3a+b-2c=

(i) 0 (ii) 1 (iii) 2 (iv) 3

Problem 4:

If the function f(x) is continuous on its domain where

f(x) = x^{2} + ax + b for 0 \leq x < 2

f(x)=4x-1 for 2 \leq x < 4

f(x)=ax^{2+17b} for 4 \leq x \leq 6

then the quadratic equation whose roots are 2a and 2b is:

(i) x^{2}+2x-8 (b) x^{2}-2x-8=0 (c) x^{2}+2x+8 (d) x^{2}-2x+8=0

Problem 5:

The value of c for which the function

f(x) = \frac{\sin{(x)} + \sin{((a+1)x)}}{x} when x<0

f(x) = c when x=0

f(x) = \frac{(x+bx^{2})^{\frac{1}{2}}-x^{\frac{1}{2}}}{bx^{\frac{3}{2}}}

is continuous at x=0 is

(i) 1/2 (ii) -1/2 (iii) 2 (iv) -2

Problem 6:

If f(x) = \frac{\sin{x\pi}}{x-1}+a when x<1

f(x) = 2x, when x=1

f(x)= \frac{1+\cos{x\pi}}{\pi (1-x)^{2}} + b when x>1

is continuous at x=1, then a and b have the values:

(i) 3\pi, 3\frac{\pi}{2} (ii) 3\pi, \frac{\pi}{2} (iii) \pi, \frac{\pi}{2} (iv) \pi, 3\frac{\pi}{2}

Problem 7:

If f(x) = \frac{(\sin{x} - \cos{x})^{2}}{\sqrt{2}-\sin{x}-\cos{x}}, when x \neq \frac{\pi}{4} is continuous at x=\frac{\pi}{4} then f(\frac{\pi}{4})=

(a) 1/2 (b) -1/2 (c) 2 (d) none of these

Problem 8:

If f(x)= \frac{x+1}{x+2} and g(x)=\frac{1}{x}, then \lim_{x \rightarrow 2} (g+f)(x)=

(i) 4/3 (b) 5/3 (c) 2 (d) 7/3

Problem 9:

Evaluate the following: \lim_{x \rightarrow 4} \frac{(x^{2}-x-12)^{18}}{(x^{3}-8x^{2}+16x)^{9}}


Nalin Pithwa