## NCERT Solutions for Class 12 Maths Chapter 6 – Application of Derivatives Miscellaneous Exercise

#### Question 1:

Using differentials, find the approximate value of each of the following.
(a)  (b)

(a) Consider
Then,
Now, dy is approximately equal to Δy and is given by,
Hence, the approximate value of = 0.667 + 0.010
= 0.677.
(b) Consider. Let x = 32 and Δx = 1.
Then,
Now, dy is approximately equal to Δy and is given by,
Hence, the approximate value of
= 0.5 − 0.003 = 0.497.

#### Question 2:

Show that the function given byhas maximum at e.

Now,
1 − log x = 0

#### Question 3:

The two equal sides of an isosceles triangle with fixed base b are decreasing at the rate of 3 cm per second. How fast is the area decreasing when the two equal sides are equal to the base?

Let ΔABC be isosceles where BC is the base of fixed length b.
Let the length of the two equal sides of ΔABC be a.
Now, in ΔADC, by applying the Pythagoras theorem, we have:
∴ Area of triangle
The rate of change of the area with respect to time (t) is given by,
It is given that the two equal sides of the triangle are decreasing at the rate of 3 cm per second.
Then, when b, we have:
Hence, if the two equal sides are equal to the base, then the area of the triangle is decreasing at the rate of.

#### Question 4:

Find the equation of the normal to curve y2 = 4x at the point (1, 2).

The equation of the given curve is.
Differentiating with respect to x, we have:
Now, the slope of the normal at point (1, 2) is
∴Equation of the normal at (1, 2) is y − 2 = −1(x − 1).
⇒ y − 2 = − x + 1
⇒ x + y − 3 = 0

#### Question 5:

Show that the normal at any point θ to the curve
is at a constant distance from the origin.

We have x = a cos θ + a θ sin θ.
∴ Slope of the normal at any point θ is.
The equation of the normal at a given point (xy) is given by,
Now, the perpendicular distance of the normal from the origin is
Hence, the perpendicular distance of the normal from the origin is constant.

#### Question 6:

Find the intervals in which the function given by
is (i) increasing (ii) decreasing

Now,
cos x = 0 or cos x = 4
But, cos x ≠ 4
∴cos x = 0
divides (0, 2π) into three disjoint intervals i.e.,
In intervals
Thus, f(x) is increasing for
In the interval
Thus, f(x) is decreasing for.

#### Question 7:

Find the intervals in which the function f given byis
(i) increasing (ii) decreasing

Now, the points x = 1 and x = −1 divide the real line into three disjoint intervals i.e.,
In intervals i.e., when x < −1 and x > 1,
Thus, when x < −1 and x > 1, f is increasing.
In interval (−1, 1) i.e., when −1 < x < 1,
Thus, when −1 < x < 1, is decreasing.

#### Question 8:

Find the maximum area of an isosceles triangle inscribed in the ellipse with its vertex at one end of the major axis.

The given ellipse is.
Let the major axis be along the x −axis.
Let ABC be the triangle inscribed in the ellipse where vertex C is at (a, 0).
Since the ellipse is symmetrical with respect to the x−axis and y −axis, we can assume the coordinates of A to be (−x1y1) and the coordinates of B to be (−x1, −y1).
Now, we have.
∴Coordinates of A are and the coordinates of B are
As the point (x1y1) lies on the ellipse, the area of triangle ABC (A) is given by,
But, x1 cannot be equal to a.
Also, when, then
Thus, the area is the maximum when
∴ Maximum area of the triangle is given by,

#### Question 9:

A tank with rectangular base and rectangular sides, open at the top is to be constructed so that its depth is 2 m and volume is 8 m3. If building of tank costs Rs 70 per sq meters for the base and Rs 45 per square metre for sides. What is the cost of least expensive tank?

Let lb, and h represent the length, breadth, and height of the tank respectively.
Then, we have height (h) = 2 m
Volume of the tank = 8m3
Volume of the tank = l × b × h
∴ 8 = × b × 2
Now, area of the base = lb = 4
Area of the 4 walls (A) = 2h (l + b)
However, the length cannot be negative.
Therefore, we have l = 4.
Thus, by second derivative test, the area is the minimum when l = 2.
We have b = h = 2.
∴Cost of building the base = Rs 70 × (lb) = Rs 70 (4) = Rs 280
Cost of building the walls = Rs 2h (l + b) × 45 = Rs 90 (2) (2 + 2)
= Rs 8 (90) = Rs 720
Required total cost = Rs (280 + 720) = Rs 1000
Hence, the total cost of the tank will be Rs 1000.

#### Question 10:

The sum of the perimeter of a circle and square is k, where k is some constant. Prove that the sum of their areas is least when the side of square is double the radius of the circle.

Let r be the radius of the circle and a be the side of the square.
Then, we have:
The sum of the areas of the circle and the square (A) is given by,
Hence, it has been proved that the sum of their areas is least when the side of the square is double the radius of the circle.

#### Question 11:

A window is in the form of rectangle surmounted by a semicircular opening. The total perimeter of the window is 10 m. Find the dimensions of the window to admit maximum light through the whole opening.

Let and y be the length and breadth of the rectangular window.
It is given that the perimeter of the window is 10 m.
∴Area of the window (A) is given by,
Thus, when
Therefore, by second derivative test, the area is the maximum when length.
Hence, the required dimensions of the window to admit maximum light is given by

#### Question 12:

A point on the hypotenuse of a triangle is at distance and b from the sides of the triangle.
Show that the minimum length of the hypotenuse is

Let ΔABC be right-angled at B. Let AB = x and BC = y.
Let P be a point on the hypotenuse of the triangle such that P is at a distance of and b from the sides AB and BC respectively.
Let ∠C = θ.
We have,
Now,
PC = cosec θ
And, AP = a sec θ
∴AC = AP + PC
⇒ AC = b cosec θ + a sec θ … (1)
Therefore, by second derivative test, the length of the hypotenuse is the maximum when
Now, when, we have:
Hence, the maximum length of the hypotenuses is.

#### Question 13:

Find the points at which the function given byhas
(i) local maxima (ii) local minima
(ii) point of inflexion

The given function is
Now, for values of close toand to the left of Also, for values of x close to  and to the right of
Thus, is the point of local maxima.
Now, for values of x close to 2 and to the left of Also, for values of x close to 2 and to the right of 2,
Thus, x = 2 is the point of local minima.
Now, as the value of x varies through −1,does not changes its sign.
Thus, x = −1 is the point of inflexion.

#### Question 14:

Find the absolute maximum and minimum values of the function f given by

Now, evaluating the value of at critical pointsand at the end points of the interval (i.e., at x = 0 and x = π), we have:
Hence, the absolute maximum value of f is occurring at  and the absolute minimum value of f is 1 occurring at

#### Question 15:

Show that the altitude of the right circular cone of maximum volume that can be inscribed in a sphere of radius r is.

A sphere of fixed radius (r) is given.
Let R and h be the radius and the height of the cone respectively.
The volume (V) of the cone is given by,
Now, from the right triangle BCD, we have:
h
∴ The volume is the maximum when
Hence, it can be seen that the altitude of the right circular cone of maximum volume that can be inscribed in a sphere of radius r is.

#### Question 16:

Let f be a function defined on [ab] such that f ‘(x) > 0, for all x ∈ (ab). Then prove that f is an increasing function on (ab).

Let
x1, x2∈(a,b)such that
x1
x1, x2]. Since f (x) is differentiable on (a, b) and
[x1, x2]⊂(a,b). Therefore, f(x) is continous on [
x1, x2] and differentiable on
(x1, x2). By the Lagrange’s mean value theorm, there exists
c∈(x1, x2)such that
f'(c)=f(x2)-f(x1)x2-x1          …(1)Since f‘(x) > 0 for all
x∈(a,b), so in particular, f‘(c) > 0
f'(c)>0⇒f(x2)-f(x1)x2-x1>0          [Using (1)]
⇒f(x2)-f(x1)>0        [âˆµ
x2-x1>0 when x1
⇒f(x2)>f(x1)⇒f(x1)
x1, x2are arbitrary points in
(a,b). Therefore,
x1f
(x) is increasing on (a,b).

#### Question 17:

Show that the height of the cylinder of maximum volume that can be inscribed in a sphere of radius R is. Also find the maximum volume.

A sphere of fixed radius (R) is given.
Let r and h be the radius and the height of the cylinder respectively.
From the given figure, we have
The volume (V) of the cylinder is given by,
Now, it can be observed that at.
∴The volume is the maximum when
When, the height of the cylinder is
Hence, the volume of the cylinder is the maximum when the height of the cylinder is.

#### Question 18:

Show that height of the cylinder of greatest volume which can be inscribed in a right circular cone of height h and semi vertical angle α is one-third that of the cone and the greatest volume of cylinder istan2α.

The given right circular cone of fixed height (h) and semi-vertical angle (α) can be drawn as:
Here, a cylinder of radius R and height H is inscribed in the cone.
Then, ∠GAO = α, OG = r, OA = h, OE = R, and CE = H.
We have,
h tan α
Now, since ΔAOG is similar to ΔCEG, we have:
Now, the volume (V) of the cylinder is given by,
And, for, we have:
∴By second derivative test, the volume of the cylinder is the greatest when
Thus, the height of the cylinder is one-third the height of the cone when the volume of the cylinder is the greatest.
Now, the maximum volume of the cylinder can be obtained as:
Hence, the given result is proved.

#### Question 19:

A cylindrical tank of radius 10 m is being filled with wheat at the rate of 314 cubic mere per hour. Then the depth of the wheat is increasing at the rate of
(A) 1 m/h (B) 0.1 m/h
(C) 1.1 m/h (D) 0.5 m/h

Let r be the radius of the cylinder.
Then, volume (V) of the cylinder is given by,
Differentiating with respect to time t, we have:
The tank is being filled with wheat at the rate of 314 cubic metres per hour.
Thus, we have:
Hence, the depth of wheat is increasing at the rate of 1 m/h.

#### Question 20:

The slope of the tangent to the curveat the point (2, −1) is
(A)  (B)  (C)  (D)

The given curve is
The given point is (2, −1).
At x = 2, we have:
The common value of t is 2.
Hence, the slope of the tangent to the given curve at point (2, −1) is

#### Question 21:

The line y = mx + 1 is a tangent to the curve y2 = 4x if the value of m is
(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D)

The equation of the tangent to the given curve is y = mx + 1.
Now, substituting y = mx + 1 in y2 = 4x, we get:
Since a tangent touches the curve at one point, the roots of equation (i) must be equal.
Therefore, we have:
Hence, the required value of m is 1.

#### Question 22:

The normal at the point (1, 1) on the curve 2y + x2 = 3 is
(A) x + y = 0 (B) x − = 0
(C) x + y + 1 = 0 (D) − y = 1

The equation of the given curve is 2y + x2 = 3.
Differentiating with respect to x, we have:
The slope of the normal to the given curve at point (1, 1) is
Hence, the equation of the normal to the given curve at (1, 1) is given as:

#### Question 23:

The normal to the curve x2 = 4y passing (1, 2) is
(A) x + y = 3 (B) x − y = 3
(C) x + = 1 (D) x − = 1

The equation of the given curve is x2 = 4y.
Differentiating with respect to x, we have:
The slope of the normal to the given curve at point (hk) is given by,
∴Equation of the normal at point (hk) is given as:
Now, it is given that the normal passes through the point (1, 2).
Therefore, we have:
Since (hk) lies on the curve x2 = 4y, we have h2 = 4k.
From equation (i), we have:
Hence, the equation of the normal is given as:

#### Question 24:

The points on the curve 9y2 = x3, where the normal to the curve makes equal intercepts with the axes are
(A) (B)
(C) (D)

The equation of the given curve is 9y2 = x3.
Differentiating with respect to x, we have:
The slope of the normal to the given curve at point is
∴ The equation of the normal to the curve at is
It is given that the normal makes equal intercepts with the axes.
Therefore, We have:
Also, the pointlies on the curve, so we have
From (i) and (ii), we have:
From (ii), we have:
Hence, the required points are