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## NCERT Class 12 Maths Solutions Chapter 5 – Continuity and Differentiability

**The topics and sub-topics included in the Continuity and Differentiability chapter are the following:**

- Continuity and Differentiability
- Introduction
- Algebra of continuous functions
- Differentiability
- Derivatives of composite functions
- Derivatives of implicit functions
- Derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Logarithmic Differentiation
- Derivatives of Functions in Parametric Forms
- Second-Order Derivative
- Mean Value Theorem
- Summary

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#### Question 1:

Prove that the functionis continuous at

#### Answer:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at *x* = 0

Therefore, *f *is continuous at *x* = −3

Therefore, *f* is continuous at *x* = 5

#### Question 2:

Examine the continuity of the function.

#### Answer:

Thus, *f* is continuous at *x* = 3

#### Question 3:

Examine the following functions for continuity.

(a)

(b)

(c) (d)

#### Answer:

(a) The given function is

It is evident that *f* is defined at every real number *k* and its value at *k* is *k* − 5.

It is also observed that,

Hence,* f *is continuous at every real number and therefore, it is a continuous function.

(b) The given function is

For any real number *k* ≠ 5, we obtain

Hence, *f* is continuous at every point in the domain of *f* and therefore, it is a continuous function.

(c) The given function is

For any real number *c* ≠ −5, we obtain

Hence, *f* is continuous at every point in the domain of *f* and therefore, it is a continuous function.

(d) The given function is

This function *f* is defined at all points of the real line.

Let *c* be a point on a real line. Then, *c* < 5 or *c* = 5 or *c* > 5

Case I: *c* < 5

Then, *f *(*c*) = 5 − *c*

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all real numbers less than 5.

Case II : *c* = 5

Then,

Therefore, *f *is continuous at *x* = 5

Case III: *c* > 5

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all real numbers greater than 5.

Hence,* f *is continuous at every real number and therefore, it is a continuous function.

#### Question 4:

Prove that the function is continuous at *x* = *n*, where *n* is a positive integer.

#### Answer:

The given function is *f* (*x)* = *x*^{n}

It is evident that *f* is defined at all positive integers, *n*, and its value at *n* is *n*^{n}.

Therefore, *f *is continuous at *n*, where *n* is a positive integer.

#### Question 5:

Is the function *f* defined by

continuous at *x* = 0? At *x* = 1? At *x* = 2?

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

At *x* = 0,

It is evident that* f *is defined at 0 and its value at 0 is 0.

Therefore, *f* is continuous at *x* = 0

At *x* = 1,

*f *is defined at 1 and its value at 1 is 1.

The left hand limit of* f *at *x* = 1 is,

The right hand limit of *f *at *x* = 1 is,

Therefore,* f *is not continuous at *x* = 1

At *x *= 2,

*f *is defined at 2 and its value at 2 is 5.

Therefore, *f* is continuous at *x *= 2

#### Question 6:

Find all points of discontinuity of *f*, where *f* is defined by

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

It is evident that the given function *f* is defined at all the points of the real line.

Let *c* be a point on the real line. Then, three cases arise.

(i) *c* < 2

(ii) *c* > 2

(iii) *c* = 2

Case (i) *c* < 2

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that *x* < 2

Case (ii) *c* > 2

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that *x* > 2

Case (iii) *c* = 2

Then, the left hand limit of *f *at* x *= 2 is,

The right hand limit of *f* at *x* = 2 is,

It is observed that the left and right hand limit of *f* at *x* = 2 do not coincide.

Therefore, *f* is not continuous at *x* = 2

Hence, *x* = 2 is the only point of discontinuity of *f*.

#### Question 7:

Find all points of discontinuity of *f*, where *f* is defined by

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

The given function *f* is defined at all the points of the real line.

Let *c* be a point on the real line.

Case I:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that *x* < −3

Case II:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at *x* = −3

Case III:

Therefore, *f* is continuous in (−3, 3).

Case IV:

If *c* = 3, then the left hand limit of *f *at* x *= 3 is,

The right hand limit of *f *at* x *= 3 is,

It is observed that the left and right hand limit of *f* at *x* = 3 do not coincide.

Therefore, *f* is not continuous at *x* = 3

Case V:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that *x* > 3

Hence, *x* = 3 is the only point of discontinuity of *f*.

#### Question 8:

Find all points of discontinuity of *f*, where *f* is defined by

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

It is known that,

Therefore, the given function can be rewritten as

The given function *f* is defined at all the points of the real line.

Let *c* be a point on the real line.

Case I:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x* < 0

Case II:

If *c* = 0, then the left hand limit of *f *at* x *= 0 is,

The right hand limit of *f *at* x *= 0 is,

It is observed that the left and right hand limit of *f* at *x* = 0 do not coincide.

Therefore, *f* is not continuous at *x* = 0

Case III:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that *x* > 0

Hence, *x* = 0 is the only point of discontinuity of *f*.

#### Question 9:

Find all points of discontinuity of *f*, where *f* is defined by

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

It is known that,

Therefore, the given function can be rewritten as

Let *c* be any real number. Then,

Also,

Therefore, the given function is a continuous function.

Hence, the given function has no point of discontinuity.

#### Question 10:

Find all points of discontinuity of *f*, where *f* is defined by

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

The given function *f* is defined at all the points of the real line.

Let *c* be a point on the real line.

Case I:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* < 1

Case II:

The left hand limit of *f *at* x *= 1 is,

The right hand limit of *f *at* x *= 1 is,

Therefore, *f* is continuous at *x* = 1

Case III:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* > 1

Hence, the given function *f *has no point of discontinuity.

#### Question 11:

Find all points of discontinuity of *f*, where *f* is defined by

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

The given function *f* is defined at all the points of the real line.

Let *c* be a point on the real line.

Case I:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* < 2

Case II:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at *x* = 2

Case III:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* > 2

Thus, the given function *f* is continuous at every point on the real line.

Hence, *f *has no point of discontinuity.

#### Question 12:

Find all points of discontinuity of *f*, where *f* is defined by

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

The given function *f* is defined at all the points of the real line.

Let *c* be a point on the real line.

Case I:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* < 1

Case II:

If *c* = 1, then the left hand limit of *f* at *x* = 1 is,

The right hand limit of *f* at *x *= 1 is,

It is observed that the left and right hand limit of *f* at *x* = 1 do not coincide.

Therefore, *f* is not continuous at *x* = 1

Case III:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* > 1

Thus, from the above observation, it can be concluded that *x* = 1 is the only point of discontinuity of *f*.

#### Question 13:

Is the function defined by

a continuous function?

#### Answer:

The given function is

The given function *f* is defined at all the points of the real line.

Let *c* be a point on the real line.

Case I:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* < 1

Case II:

The left hand limit of *f *at *x* = 1 is,

The right hand limit of *f* at *x *= 1 is,

It is observed that the left and right hand limit of *f* at *x* = 1 do not coincide.

Therefore, *f* is not continuous at *x* = 1

Case III:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* > 1

Thus, from the above observation, it can be concluded that *x* = 1 is the only point of discontinuity of *f*.

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#### Question 14:

Discuss the continuity of the function *f*, where *f* is defined by

#### Answer:

The given function is

The given function is defined at all points of the interval [0, 10].

Let *c* be a point in the interval [0, 10].

Case I:

Therefore, *f* is continuous in the interval [0, 1).

Case II:

The left hand limit of *f *at *x* = 1 is,

The right hand limit of *f* at *x *= 1 is,

It is observed that the left and right hand limits of *f* at *x* = 1 do not coincide.

Therefore, *f* is not continuous at *x* = 1

Case III:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points of the interval (1, 3).

Case IV:

The left hand limit of *f *at *x* = 3 is,

The right hand limit of *f* at *x *= 3 is,

It is observed that the left and right hand limits of *f* at *x* = 3 do not coincide.

Therefore, *f* is not continuous at *x* = 3

Case V:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points of the interval (3, 10].

Hence, *f *is not continuous at *x *= 1 and *x *= 3

#### Question 15:

Discuss the continuity of the function *f*, where *f* is defined by

#### Answer:

The given function is

The given function is defined at all points of the real line.

Let *c* be a point on the real line.

Case I:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x *< 0

Case II:

The left hand limit of *f *at *x* = 0 is,

The right hand limit of *f* at *x *= 0 is,

Therefore, *f* is continuous at *x* = 0

Case III:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points of the interval (0, 1).

Case IV:

The left hand limit of *f *at *x* = 1 is,

The right hand limit of *f* at *x *= 1 is,

It is observed that the left and right hand limits of *f* at *x* = 1 do not coincide.

Therefore, *f* is not continuous at *x* = 1

Case V:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* > 1

Hence, *f *is not continuous only at *x *= 1

#### Question 16:

Discuss the continuity of the function *f*, where *f* is defined by

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

The given function is defined at all points of the real line.

Let *c* be a point on the real line.

Case I:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x *< −1

Case II:

The left hand limit of *f *at *x* = −1 is,

The right hand limit of *f* at *x *= −1 is,

Therefore, *f* is continuous at *x* = −1

Case III:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points of the interval (−1, 1).

Case IV:

The left hand limit of *f *at *x* = 1 is,

The right hand limit of *f* at *x *= 1 is,

Therefore, *f* is continuous at *x* = 2

Case V:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* > 1

Thus, from the above observations, it can be concluded that *f* is continuous at all points of the real line.

#### Question 17:

Find the relationship between *a* and *b* so that the function *f* defined by

is continuous at *x *= 3.

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

If *f* is continuous at *x* = 3, then

Therefore, from (1), we obtain

Therefore, the required relationship is given by,

#### Question 18:

For what value of is the function defined by

continuous at *x* = 0? What about continuity at *x* = 1?

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

If *f* is continuous at *x* = 0, then

Therefore, there is no value of λ for which *f* is continuous at *x* = 0

At *x* = 1,

*f* (1) = 4*x* + 1 = 4 × 1 + 1 = 5

Therefore, for any values of λ, *f* is continuous at *x* = 1

#### Question 19:

Show that the function defined by is discontinuous at all integral point. Here denotes the greatest integer less than or equal to *x*.

#### Answer:

The given function is

It is evident that *g* is defined at all integral points.

Let *n* be an integer.

Then,

The left hand limit of *f *at *x* = *n* is,

The right hand limit of *f* at *x *= *n* is,

It is observed that the left and right hand limits of *f* at *x* = *n* do not coincide.

Therefore, *f* is not continuous at *x* =* n*

Hence, *g* is discontinuous at all integral points.

#### Question 20:

Is the function defined by continuous at *x *=

π?

#### Answer:

The given function is

It is evident that *f* is defined at *x *=

π.

Therefore, the given function *f* is continuous at *x *= π

#### Question 21:

Discuss the continuity of the following functions.

(a) *f* (*x*) = sin *x* + cos *x*

(b) *f* (*x*) = sin *x* − cos *x*

(c) *f* (*x*) = sin *x* × cos x

#### Answer:

It is known that if *g *and *h *are two continuous functions, then

are also continuous.

It has to proved first that *g* (*x*) = sin *x *and *h* (*x*) = cos *x* are continuous functions.

Let *g *(*x*) = sin *x*

It is evident that *g* (*x*) = sin *x* is defined for every real number.

Let *c *be a real number. Put *x* = *c* + *h*

If *x* → *c*, then *h* → 0

Therefore, *g* is a continuous function.

Let *h* (*x*) = cos *x*

It is evident that *h* (*x*) = cos *x* is defined for every real number.

Let *c *be a real number. Put *x* = *c* + *h*

If *x* → *c*, then *h* → 0

*h *(*c*) = cos *c*

Therefore, *h* is a continuous function.

Therefore, it can be concluded that

(a) *f* (*x*) = *g* (*x*) + *h* (*x*) = sin *x* + cos *x* is a continuous function

(b) *f* (*x*) = *g* (*x*) − *h* (*x*) = sin *x* − cos *x* is a continuous function

(c) *f* (*x*) = *g* (*x*) × *h* (*x*) = sin *x* × cos *x* is a continuous function

#### Question 22:

Discuss the continuity of the cosine, cosecant, secant and cotangent functions,

#### Answer:

It is known that if *g *and *h *are two continuous functions, then

It has to be proved first that *g* (*x*) = sin *x *and *h* (*x*) = cos *x* are continuous functions.

Let *g *(*x*) = sin *x*

It is evident that *g* (*x*) = sin *x* is defined for every real number.

Let *c *be a real number. Put *x* = *c* + *h*

If *x*

*c*, then *h*

0

Therefore, *g* is a continuous function.

Let *h* (*x*) = cos *x*

It is evident that *h* (*x*) = cos *x* is defined for every real number.

Let *c *be a real number. Put *x* = *c* + *h*

If *x* ® *c*, then *h* ® 0

*h *(*c*) = cos *c*

Therefore, *h* (*x*) = cos *x* is continuous function.

It can be concluded that,

Therefore, cosecant is continuous except at *x *= *n*p, *n *Î **Z**

Therefore, secant is continuous except at

Therefore, cotangent is continuous except at *x *= *n*p, *n *Î **Z**

#### Question 23:

Find the points of discontinuity of *f*, where

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

It is evident that *f* is defined at all points of the real line.

Let *c* be a real number.

Case I:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x *< 0

Case II:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* > 0

Case III:

The left hand limit of *f* at *x* = 0 is,

The right hand limit of *f* at *x* = 0 is,

Therefore, *f* is continuous at *x* = 0

From the above observations, it can be concluded that *f* is continuous at all points of the real line.

Thus, *f* has no point of discontinuity.

#### Question 24:

Determine if *f* defined by

is a continuous function?

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

It is evident that *f* is defined at all points of the real line.

Let *c* be a real number.

Case I:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x *≠ 0

Case II:

⇒-x2≤x2sin1x≤x2

Therefore, *f* is continuous at *x* = 0

From the above observations, it can be concluded that* f* is continuous at every point of the real line.

Thus, *f* is a continuous function.

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#### Question 25:

Examine the continuity of *f*, where *f* is defined by

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

It is evident that *f* is defined at all points of the real line.

Let *c* be a real number.

Case I:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x *≠ 0

Case II:

Therefore, *f* is continuous at *x* = 0

From the above observations, it can be concluded that* f* is continuous at every point of the real line.

Thus, *f* is a continuous function.

#### Question 26:

Find the values of *k *so that the function *f* is continuous at the indicated point.

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

The given function *f* is continuous at, if *f* is defined at and if the value of the *f* at equals the limit of *f* at.

It is evident that *f *is defined at and

Therefore, the required value of *k* is 6.

#### Question 27:

Find the values of *k *so that the function *f* is continuous at the indicated point.

#### Answer:

The given function is

The given function *f* is continuous at *x* = 2, if *f* is defined at *x* = 2 and if the value of *f* at *x* = 2 equals the limit of *f* at* x* = 2

It is evident that *f *is defined at* x* = 2 and

Therefore, the required value of.

#### Question 28:

Find the values of *k *so that the function *f* is continuous at the indicated point.

#### Answer:

The given function is

The given function *f* is continuous at *x* = p, if *f* is defined at *x* = p and if the value of *f* at *x* = p equals the limit of *f* at* x* = p

It is evident that *f *is defined at* x* = p and

Therefore, the required value of

#### Question 29:

Find the values of *k *so that the function *f* is continuous at the indicated point.

#### Answer:

The given function *f *is

The given function *f* is continuous at *x* = 5, if *f* is defined at *x* = 5 and if the value of *f* at *x* = 5 equals the limit of *f* at* x* = 5

It is evident that *f *is defined at* x* = 5 and

Therefore, the required value of

#### Question 30:

Find the values of *a* and *b* such that the function defined by

is a continuous function.

#### Answer:

The given function *f *is

It is evident that the given function *f* is defined at all points of the real line.

If *f* is a continuous function, then *f* is continuous at all real numbers.

In particular, *f* is continuous at *x *= 2 and *x *= 10

Since *f* is continuous at *x *= 2, we obtain

Since *f* is continuous at *x *= 10, we obtain

On subtracting equation (1) from equation (2), we obtain

8*a* = 16

⇒ *a* = 2

By putting *a* = 2 in equation (1), we obtain

2 × 2 + *b* = 5

⇒ 4 + *b* = 5

⇒ *b* = 1

Therefore, the values of *a* and *b* for which* f* is a continuous function are 2 and 1 respectively.

#### Question 31:

Show that the function defined by* f *(*x*) = cos (*x*^{2}) is a continuous function.

#### Answer:

The given function is *f *(*x*) = cos (*x*^{2})

This function *f* is defined for every real number and *f* can be written as the composition of two functions as,

*f* = *g o h*, where *g* (*x*) = cos *x* and *h* (*x*) = *x*^{2}

It has to be first proved that *g *(*x*) = cos *x* and *h* (*x*) = *x*^{2} are continuous functions.

It is evident that *g* is defined for every real number.

Let *c* be a real number.

Then, *g* (*c*) = cos *c*

Therefore, *g* (*x*) = cos *x* is continuous function.

*h* (*x*) = *x*^{2}

Clearly, *h* is defined for every real number.

Let *k* be a real number, then* h *(*k*) = *k*^{2}

Therefore, *h* is a continuous function.

It is known that for real valued functions *g *and *h*,such that (*g *o *h*) is defined at *c*, if *g *is continuous at *c *and if *f *is continuous at *g *(*c*), then (*f *o *g*) is continuous at *c*.

Therefore, is a continuous function.

#### Question 32:

Show that the function defined by is a continuous function.

#### Answer:

The given function is

This function *f* is defined for every real number and *f* can be written as the composition of two functions as,

*f* = *g o h*, where

It has to be first proved that are continuous functions.

Clearly, *g* is defined for all real numbers.

Let *c* be a real number.

Case I:

Therefore, *g* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x *< 0

Case II:

Therefore, *g* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* > 0

Case III:

Therefore, *g* is continuous at *x* = 0

From the above three observations, it can be concluded that *g* is continuous at all points.

*h *(*x*) = cos *x*

It is evident that *h* (*x*) = cos *x* is defined for every real number.

Let *c *be a real number. Put *x* = *c* + *h*

If *x* → *c*, then *h* → 0

*h *(*c*) = cos *c*

Therefore, *h* (*x*) = cos *x* is a continuous function.

It is known that for real valued functions *g *and *h*,such that (*g *o *h*) is defined at *c*, if *g *is continuous at *c *and if *f *is continuous at *g *(*c*), then (*f *o *g*) is continuous at *c*.

Therefore, is a continuous function.

#### Question 33:

Examine that is a continuous function.

#### Answer:

This function *f* is defined for every real number and *f* can be written as the composition of two functions as,

*f* = *g o h*, where

It has to be proved first that are continuous functions.

Clearly, *g* is defined for all real numbers.

Let *c* be a real number.

Case I:

Therefore, *g* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x *< 0

Case II:

Therefore, *g* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* > 0

Case III:

Therefore, *g* is continuous at *x* = 0

From the above three observations, it can be concluded that *g* is continuous at all points.

*h *(*x*) = sin *x*

It is evident that *h* (*x*) = sin* x* is defined for every real number.

Let *c *be a real number. Put *x* = *c* + *k*

If *x* → *c*, then *k* → 0

*h *(*c*) = sin *c*

Therefore, *h* is a continuous function.

It is known that for real valued functions *g *and *h*,such that (*g *o *h*) is defined at *c*, if *g *is continuous at *c *and if *f *is continuous at *g *(*c*), then (*f *o *g*) is continuous at *c*.

Therefore, is a continuous function.

#### Question 34:

Find all the points of discontinuity of *f *defined by.

#### Answer:

The given function is

The two functions, *g* and *h*, are defined as

Then, *f* = *g *− *h*

The continuity of *g* and *h *is examined first.

Clearly, *g* is defined for all real numbers.

Let *c* be a real number.

Case I:

Therefore, *g* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x *< 0

Case II:

Therefore, *g* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* > 0

Case III:

Therefore, *g* is continuous at *x* = 0

From the above three observations, it can be concluded that *g* is continuous at all points.

Clearly, *h* is defined for every real number.

Let *c *be a real number.

Case I:

Therefore, *h* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x *< −1

Case II:

Therefore, *h* is continuous at all points *x*, such that* x* > −1

Case III:

Therefore, *h* is continuous at *x* = −1

From the above three observations, it can be concluded that* h* is continuous at all points of the real line.

*g* and *h* are continuous functions. Therefore, *f *= *g* − *h *is also a continuous function.

Therefore, *f *has no point of discontinuity.

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#### Question 1:

Differentiate the functions with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Let f(x)=sinx2+5, ux=x2+5, and v(t)=sint

Then, vou=vux=vx2+5=tanx2+5=f(x)

Thus, *f* is a composite of two functions.

**Alternate method**

#### Question 2:

Differentiate the functions with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Thus, *f *is a composite function of two functions.

Put *t* = *u* (*x*) = sin *x*

By chain rule,

**Alternate method**

#### Question 3:

Differentiate the functions with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Thus, *f *is a composite function of two functions, *u* and *v*.

Put *t* = *u* (*x*) = *ax* + *b*

Hence, by chain rule, we obtain

**Alternate method**

#### Question 4:

Differentiate the functions with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Thus, *f *is a composite function of three functions, *u, v*, and *w*.

Hence, by chain rule, we obtain

**Alternate method**

#### Question 5:

Differentiate the functions with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

The given function is, where *g* (*x*) = sin (*ax* + *b*) and

*h* (*x*) = cos (*cx *+ *d*)

∴ *g *is a composite function of two functions, *u* and *v*.

Therefore, by chain rule, we obtain

∴*h* is a composite function of two functions, *p* and *q*.

Put *y* = *p* (*x*) = *cx *+ *d*

Therefore, by chain rule, we obtain

#### Question 6:

Differentiate the functions with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

The given function is.

#### Question 7:

Differentiate the functions with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

#### Question 8:

Differentiate the functions with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Clearly, *f *is a composite function of two functions, *u *and* v*, such that

By using chain rule, we obtain

**Alternate method**

#### Question 9:

Prove that the function *f *given by

is notdifferentiable at *x* = 1.

#### Answer:

The given function is

It is known that a function *f* is differentiable at a point *x* = *c* in its domain if both

are finite and equal.

To check the differentiability of the given function at *x* = 1,

consider the left hand limit of *f* at *x* = 1

Since the left and right hand limits of *f* at *x* = 1 are not equal, *f* is not differentiable at *x* = 1

#### Question 10:

Prove that the greatest integer function defined byis not

differentiable at *x* = 1 and *x* = 2.

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

It is known that a function *f* is differentiable at a point *x* = *c* in its domain if both

are finite and equal.

To check the differentiability of the given function at *x* = 1, consider the left hand limit of *f* at *x* = 1

Since the left and right hand limits of *f* at *x* = 1 are not equal, *f* is not differentiable at

*x* = 1

To check the differentiability of the given function at *x* = 2, consider the left hand limit

of *f* at *x* = 2

Since the left and right hand limits of *f* at *x* = 2 are not equal, *f* is not differentiable at *x* = 2

#### Page No 169:

#### Question 1:

Find

:

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 2:

Find

:

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 3:

Find

:

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

Using chain rule, we obtainand

From (1) and (2), we obtain

#### Question 4:

Find

:

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 5:

Find

:

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

[Derivative of constant function is 0]

#### Question 6:

Find

:

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 7:

Find

:

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

Using chain rule, we obtain

From (1), (2), and (3), we obtain

#### Question 8:

Find

:

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 9:

Find :

#### Answer:

We have,y = sin-12×1 + x2put x = tan θ ⇒ θ = tan-1xNow, y = sin-12 tan θ1 + tan2θ⇒y = sin-1sin 2θ, as sin 2θ=2 tan θ1 + tan2θ⇒y = 2θ, as sin-1sin x=x⇒y = 2 tan-1x⇒dydx = 2 × 11 + x2, because dtan-1xdx=11 + x2⇒dydx = 21 + x2

#### Question 10:

Find

:

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

It is known that,

Comparing equations (1) and (2), we obtain

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 11:

Find :

#### Answer:

The given relationship is,

On comparing L.H.S. and R.H.S. of the above relationship, we obtain

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

sec2y2.ddxy2=ddxx

⇒sec2y2×12dydx=1

⇒dydx=2sec2y2

⇒dydx=21+tan2y2

∴

dydx=21+x2

#### Question 12:

Find

:

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

Using chain rule, we obtain

From (1), (2), and (3), we obtain

**Alternate method**

⇒

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 13:

Find

:

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 14:

Find

:

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 15:

Find

:

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Page No 174:

#### Question 1:

Differentiate the following w.r.t. *x*:

#### Answer:

Let

By using the quotient rule, we obtain

#### Question 2:

Differentiate the following w.r.t. *x*:

#### Answer:

Let

By using the chain rule, we obtain

#### Question 3:

Differentiate the following w.r.t. *x*:

#### Answer:

Let

By using the chain rule, we obtain

#### Question 4:

Differentiate the following w.r.t. *x*:

#### Answer:

Let

By using the chain rule, we obtain

#### Question 5:

Differentiate the following w.r.t. *x*:

#### Answer:

Let

By using the chain rule, we obtain

#### Question 6:

Differentiate the following w.r.t. *x*:

#### Answer:

#### Question 7:

Differentiate the following w.r.t. *x*:

#### Answer:

Let

Then,

By differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 8:

Differentiate the following w.r.t. *x*:

#### Answer:

Let

By using the chain rule, we obtain

, *x* > 1

#### Question 9:

Differentiate the following w.r.t. *x*:

#### Answer:

Let

By using the quotient rule, we obtain

#### Question 10:

Differentiate the following w.r.t. *x*:

#### Answer:

Let

By using the chain rule, we obtain

#### Page No 178:

#### Question 1:

Differentiate the function with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Taking logarithm on both the sides, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 2:

Differentiate the function with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Taking logarithm on both the sides, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 3:

Differentiate the function with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Taking logarithm on both the sides, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 4:

Differentiate the function with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

*u *= *x*^{x}

Taking logarithm on both the sides, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

*v* = 2^{sin }^{x}

Taking logarithm on both the sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 5:

Differentiate the function with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Taking logarithm on both the sides, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 6:

Differentiate the function with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

Therefore, from (1), (2), and (3), we obtain

#### Question 7:

Differentiate the function with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

*u *= (log *x*)^{x}

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

Therefore, from (1), (2), and (3), we obtain

#### Question 8:

Differentiate the function with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

Therefore, from (1), (2), and (3), we obtain

#### Question 9:

Differentiate the function with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

From (1), (2), and (3), we obtain

#### Question 10:

Differentiate the function with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

From (1), (2), and (3), we obtain

#### Question 11:

Differentiate the function with respect to *x*.

#### Answer:

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

From (1), (2), and (3), we obtain

#### Question 12:

Find of function.

#### Answer:

The given function is

Let *x*^{y} = *u* and *y*^{x} = *v*

Then, the function becomes* u *+ *v* = 1

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

From (1), (2), and (3), we obtain

#### Question 13:

Find of function.

#### Answer:

The given function is

Taking logarithm on both the sides, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 14:

Find of function.

#### Answer:

The given function is

Taking logarithm on both the sides, we obtain

Differentiating both sides, we obtain

#### Question 15:

Find of function.

#### Answer:

The given function is

Taking logarithm on both the sides, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 16:

Find the derivative of the function given by and hence find.

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Taking logarithm on both the sides, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Page No 179:

#### Question 18:

If *u*, *v* and *w* are functions of *x*, then show that

in two ways-first by repeated application of product rule, second by logarithmic differentiation.

#### Answer:

Let

By applying product rule, we obtain

By taking logarithm on both sides of the equation, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Page No 181:

#### Question 1:

If *x* and *y* are connected parametrically by the equation, without eliminating the parameter, find.

#### Answer:

The given equations are

#### Question 2:

If *x* and *y* are connected parametrically by the equation, without eliminating the parameter, find.

*x* = *a* cos *θ*, *y* = *b* cos *θ*

#### Answer:

The given equations are *x* = *a* cos *θ* and *y* = *b* cos *θ*

#### Question 3:

If *x* and *y* are connected parametrically by the equation, without eliminating the parameter, find.

*x* = sin *t*, *y* = cos 2*t*

#### Answer:

The given equations are *x* = sin *t* and *y* = cos 2*t*

#### Question 4:

If *x* and *y* are connected parametrically by the equation, without eliminating the parameter, find.

#### Answer:

The given equations are

#### Question 5:

If *x* and *y* are connected parametrically by the equation, without eliminating the parameter, find.

#### Answer:

The given equations are

#### Question 6:

If *x* and *y* are connected parametrically by the equation, without eliminating the parameter, find.

#### Answer:

The given equations are

#### Question 7:

If *x* and *y* are connected parametrically by the equation, without eliminating the parameter, find.

#### Answer:

The given equations are

#### Question 8:

If *x* and *y* are connected parametrically by the equation, without eliminating the parameter, find.

#### Answer:

The given equations are

#### Question 9:

If *x* and *y* are connected parametrically by the equation, without eliminating the parameter, find.

#### Answer:

The given equations are

#### Question 10:

If *x* and *y* are connected parametrically by the equation, without eliminating the parameter, find.

#### Answer:

The given equations are

#### Question 11:

If

#### Answer:

The given equations are

Hence, proved.

#### Page No 183:

#### Question 1:

Find the second order derivatives of the function.

#### Answer:

Let

Then,

#### Question 2:

Find the second order derivatives of the function.

#### Answer:

Let

Then,

#### Question 3:

Find the second order derivatives of the function.

#### Answer:

Let

Then,

#### Question 4:

Find the second order derivatives of the function.

#### Answer:

Let

Then,

#### Question 5:

Find the second order derivatives of the function.

#### Answer:

Let

Then,

#### Question 6:

Find the second order derivatives of the function.

#### Answer:

Let

Then,

#### Question 7:

Find the second order derivatives of the function.

#### Answer:

Let

Then,

#### Question 8:

Find the second order derivatives of the function.

#### Answer:

Let

Then,

#### Question 9:

Find the second order derivatives of the function.

#### Answer:

Let

Then,

#### Question 10:

Find the second order derivatives of the function.

#### Answer:

Let

Then,

#### Question 11:

If, prove that

#### Answer:

It is given that,

Then,

Hence, proved.

#### Page No 184:

#### Question 12:

If findin terms of *y* alone.

#### Answer:

It is given that,

Then,

#### Question 13:

If, show that

#### Answer:

It is given that,

Then,

Hence, proved.

#### Question 14:

Ifshow that

#### Answer:

It is given that,

Then,

Hence, proved.

#### Question 15:

If, show that

#### Answer:

It is given that,

Then,

Hence, proved.

#### Question 16:

If, show that

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Taking logarithm on both the sides, we obtain

Differentiating this relationship with respect to *x*, we obtain

Hence, proved.

#### Question 17:

If, show that

#### Answer:

The given relationship is

Then,

Hence, proved.

#### Page No 186:

#### Question 1:

Verify Rolle’s Theorem for the function

#### Answer:

The given function,, being a polynomial function, is continuous in [−4, 2] and is differentiable in (−4, 2).

∴ *f* (−4) = *f* (2) = 0

⇒ The value of *f* (*x*) at −4 and 2 coincides.

Rolle’s Theorem states that there is a point *c* ∈ (−4, 2) such that

Hence, Rolle’s Theorem is verified for the given function.

#### Question 2:

Examine if Rolle’s Theorem is applicable to any of the following functions. Can you say some thing about the converse of Rolle’s Theorem from these examples?

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

#### Answer:

By Rolle’s Theorem, for a function, if

(a) *f* is continuous on [*a*, *b*]

(b) *f* is differentiable on (*a*, *b*)

(c) *f *(*a*) = *f* (*b*)

then, there exists some *c* ∈ (*a*, *b*) such that

Therefore, Rolle’s Theorem is not applicable to those functions that do not satisfy any of the three conditions of the hypothesis.

(i)

It is evident that the given function *f* (*x*) is not continuous at every integral point.

In particular, *f*(*x*) is not continuous at *x *= 5 and *x *= 9

⇒ *f* (*x*) is not continuous in [5, 9].

The differentiability of *f* in (5, 9) is checked as follows.

Let *n *be an integer such that *n* ∈ (5, 9).

Since the left and right hand limits of *f* at *x* = *n* are not equal, *f* is not differentiable at *x* = *n*

∴*f *is not differentiable in (5, 9).

It is observed that *f* does not satisfy all the conditions of the hypothesis of Rolle’s Theorem.

Hence, Rolle’s Theorem is not applicable for.

(ii)

It is evident that the given function *f* (*x*) is not continuous at every integral point.

In particular, *f*(*x*) is not continuous at *x *= −2 and *x *= 2

⇒ *f* (*x*) is not continuous in [−2, 2].

The differentiability of *f* in (−2, 2) is checked as follows.

Let *n *be an integer such that *n* ∈ (−2, 2).

Since the left and right hand limits of *f* at *x* = *n* are not equal, *f* is not differentiable at *x* = *n*

∴*f *is not differentiable in (−2, 2).

It is observed that *f* does not satisfy all the conditions of the hypothesis of Rolle’s Theorem.

Hence, Rolle’s Theorem is not applicable for.

(iii)

It is evident that *f*, being a polynomial function, is continuous in [1, 2] and is differentiable in (1, 2).

∴*f *(1) ≠* f* (2)

It is observed that *f* does not satisfy a condition of the hypothesis of Rolle’s Theorem.

Hence, Rolle’s Theorem is not applicable for.

#### Question 3:

If is a differentiable function and if does not vanish anywhere, then prove that.

#### Answer:

It is given that is a differentiable function.

Since every differentiable function is a continuous function, we obtain

(a) *f* is continuous on [−5, 5].

(b) *f *is differentiable on (−5, 5).

Therefore, by the Mean Value Theorem, there exists *c* ∈ (−5, 5) such that

It is also given that does not vanish anywhere.

Hence, proved.

#### Question 4:

Verify Mean Value Theorem, if in the interval, where and.

#### Answer:

The given function is

*f*, being a polynomial function, is continuous in [1, 4] and is differentiable in (1, 4) whose derivative is 2*x* − 4.

Mean Value Theorem states that there is a point *c* ∈ (1, 4) such that

Hence, Mean Value Theorem is verified for the given function.

#### Question 5:

Verify Mean Value Theorem, if in the interval [*a*, *b*], where *a* = 1 and *b* = 3. Find all for which

#### Answer:

The given function *f* is

*f*, being a polynomial function, is continuous in [1, 3] and is differentiable in (1, 3) whose derivative is 3*x*^{2} − 10*x* − 3.

Mean Value Theorem states that there exist a point *c* ∈ (1, 3) such that

Hence, Mean Value Theorem is verified for the given function and is the only point for which

#### Question 6:

Examine the applicability of Mean Value Theorem for all three functions given in the above exercise 2.

#### Answer:

Mean Value Theorem states that for a function, if

(a) *f* is continuous on [*a*, *b*]

(b) *f* is differentiable on (*a*, *b*)

then, there exists some *c* ∈ (*a*, *b*) such that

Therefore, Mean Value Theorem is not applicable to those functions that do not satisfy any of the two conditions of the hypothesis.

(i)

It is evident that the given function *f* (*x*) is not continuous at every integral point.

In particular, *f*(*x*) is not continuous at *x *= 5 and *x *= 9

⇒ *f* (*x*) is not continuous in [5, 9].

The differentiability of *f* in (5, 9) is checked as follows.

Let *n *be an integer such that *n* ∈ (5, 9).

Since the left and right hand limits of *f* at *x* = *n* are not equal, *f* is not differentiable at *x* = *n*

∴*f *is not differentiable in (5, 9).

It is observed that *f* does not satisfy all the conditions of the hypothesis of Mean Value Theorem.

Hence, Mean Value Theorem is not applicable for .

(ii)

It is evident that the given function *f* (*x*) is not continuous at every integral point.

In particular, *f*(*x*) is not continuous at *x *= −2 and *x *= 2

⇒ *f* (*x*) is not continuous in [−2, 2].

The differentiability of *f* in (−2, 2) is checked as follows.

Let *n *be an integer such that *n* ∈ (−2, 2).

Since the left and right hand limits of *f* at *x* = *n* are not equal, *f* is not differentiable at *x* = *n*

∴*f *is not differentiable in (−2, 2).

It is observed that *f* does not satisfy all the conditions of the hypothesis of Mean Value Theorem.

Hence, Mean Value Theorem is not applicable for .

(iii)

It is evident that *f*, being a polynomial function, is continuous in [1, 2] and is differentiable in (1, 2).

It is observed that *f* satisfies all the conditions of the hypothesis of Mean Value Theorem.

Hence, Mean Value Theorem is applicable for.

It can be proved as follows.

#### Page No 191:

#### Question 1:

#### Answer:

Using chain rule, we obtain

#### Question 2:

#### Answer:

#### Question 3:

#### Answer:

Taking logarithm on both the sides, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 4:

#### Answer:

Using chain rule, we obtain

#### Question 5:

#### Answer:

#### Question 6:

#### Answer:

Therefore, equation (1) becomes

#### Question 7:

#### Answer:

Taking logarithm on both the sides, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 8:

**, **for some constant *a* and *b*.

#### Answer:

By using chain rule, we obtain

#### Question 9:

#### Answer:

Taking logarithm on both the sides, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 10:

, for some fixed and

#### Answer:

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

*s* = *a*^{a}

Since *a* is constant, *a*^{a} is also a constant.

∴

From (1), (2), (3), (4), and (5), we obtain

#### Question 11:

, for

#### Answer:

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x,* we obtain

Differentiating with respect to *x*, we obtain

Also,

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

Substituting the expressions of in equation (1), we obtain

#### Question 12:

Find, if

#### Answer:

#### Question 13:

Find, if

#### Answer:

#### Question 14:

If, for, −1 < *x* <1, prove that

#### Answer:

_{It is given that,}

_{Differentiating both sides with respect to }_{x}_{, we obtain}

_{Hence, proved.}

#### Question 15:

If, for some prove that

is a constant independent of *a* and *b*.

#### Answer:

It is given that,

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

Hence, proved.

#### Page No 192:

#### Question 16:

If with prove that

#### Answer:

Then, equation (1) reduces to

⇒sina+y-ydydx=cos2a+y⇒dydx=cos2a+ysina

Hence, proved.

#### Question 17:

If and, find

#### Answer:

#### Question 18:

If, show that exists for all real *x*, and find it.

#### Answer:

It is known that,

Therefore, when *x* ≥ 0,

In this case, and hence,

When *x* < 0,

In this case, and hence,

Thus, for, exists for all real *x* and is given by,

#### Question 19:

Using mathematical induction prove that for all positive integers *n*.

#### Answer:

_{For }_{n}_{ = 1,}

∴P(*n*) is true for *n* = 1

Let P(*k*) is true for some positive integer *k*.

That is,

It has to be proved that P(*k* + 1) is also true.

Thus, P(*k* + 1) is true whenever P (*k*) is true.

Therefore, by the principle of mathematical induction, the statement P(*n*) is true for every positive integer *n*.

_{Hence, proved.}

#### Question 20:

Using the fact that sin (*A* + *B*) = sin *A* cos *B* + cos *A* sin *B* and the differentiation, obtain the sum formula for cosines.

#### Answer:

Differentiating both sides with respect to *x*, we obtain

#### Question 21:

Does there exist a function which is continuos everywhere but not differentiable at exactly two points? Justify your answer ?

#### Answer:

y=x -∞<x≤1 2-x 1≤x≤∞ It can be seen from the above graph that, the given function is continuos everywhere but not differentiable at exactly two points which are 0 and 1.

#### Question 22:

If, prove that

#### Answer:

Thus,

#### Question 23:

If, show that

#### Answer:

It is given that,

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