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## Application of Derivatives Class 12 MCQs Questions with Answers

Question 1.

The sides of an equilateral triangle are increasing at the rate of 2cm/sec. The rate at which the are increases, when side is 10 cm is

(a) 10 cm²/s

(b) √3 cm²/s

(c) 10√3 cm²/s

(d) \(\frac{10}{3}\) cm²/s

## Answer

Answer: (c) 10√3 cm²/s

Question 2.

A ladder, 5 meter long, standing oh a horizontal floor, leans against a vertical wall. If the top of the ladder slides downwards at the rate of 10 cm/sec, then the rate at which the angle between the floor and the ladder is decreasing when lower end of ladder is 2 metres from the wall is

(a) \(\frac{1}{10}\) radian/sec

(b) \(\frac{1}{20}\) radian/sec

(c) 20 radiah/sec

(d) 10 radiah/sec

## Answer

Answer: (b) \(\frac{1}{20}\) radian/sec

Question 3.

The curve y – x^{1/5} at (0, 0) has

(a) a vertical tangent (parallel to y-axis)

(b) a horizontal tangent (parallel to x-axis)

(c) an oblique tangent

(d) no tangent

## Answer

Answer: (b) a horizontal tangent (parallel to x-axis)

Question 4.

The equation of normal to the curve 3x² – y² = 8 which is parallel to the line ,x + 3y = 8 is

(a) 3x – y = 8

(b) 3x + y + 8 = 0

(c) x + 3y ± 8 = 0

(d) x + 3y = 0

## Answer

Answer: (c) x + 3y ± 8 = 0

Question 5.

If the curve ay + x² = 7 and x³ = y, cut orthogonally at (1, 1) then the value of a is

(a) 1

(b) 0

(c) -6

(d) 6

## Answer

Answer: (d) 6

Question 6.

If y = x^{4} – 10 and if x changes from 2 to 1.99 what is the change in y

(a) 0.32

(b) 0.032

(c) 5.68

(d) 5.968

## Answer

Answer: (a) 0.32

Question 7.

The equation of tangent to the curve y (1 + x²) = 2 – x, w here it crosses x-axis is:

(a) x + 5y = 2

(b) x – 5y = 2

(c) 5x – y = 2

(d) 5x + y = 2

## Answer

Answer: (a) x + 5y = 2

Question 8.

The points at which the tangents to the curve y = x² – 12x +18 are parallel to x-axis are

(a) (2, – 2), (- 2, -34)

(b) (2, 34), (- 2, 0)

(c) (0, 34), (-2, 0)

(d) (2, 2),(-2, 34).

## Answer

Answer: (d) (2, 2),(-2, 34).

Question 9.

The tangent to the curve y = e^{2x} at the point (0, 1) meets x-axis at

(a) (0, 1)

(b) (-\(\frac{1}{2}\), 0)

(c) (2, 0)

(d) (0, 2)

## Answer

Answer: (b) (-\(\frac{1}{2}\), 0)

Question 10.

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

(a) \(\frac{22}{7}\)

(b) \(\frac{6}{7}\)

(c) \(\frac{-6}{7}\)

(d) -6

## Answer

Answer: (c) \(\frac{-6}{7}\)

Question 11.

The two curves; x³ – 3xy² + 2 = 0 and 3x²y – y³ – 2 = 0 intersect at an angle of

(a) \(\frac{π}{4}\)

(b) \(\frac{π}{3}\)

(c) \(\frac{π}{2}\)

(d) \(\frac{π}{6}\)

## Answer

Answer: (a) \(\frac{π}{4}\)

Question 12.

The interval on which the function f (x) = 2x³ + 9x² + 12x – 1 is decreasing is

(a) [-1, ∞]

(b) [-2, -1]

(c) [-∞, -2]

(d) [-1, 1]

## Answer

Answer: (b) [-2, -1]

Question 13.

Let the f: R → R be defined by f (x) = 2x + cos x, then f

(a) has a minimum at x = 3t

(b) has a maximum, at x = 0

(c) is a decreasing function

(d) is an increasing function

## Answer

Answer: (d) is an increasing function

Question 14.

y = x (x – 3)² decreases for the values of x given by

(a) 1 < x < 3

(b) x < 0

(c) x > 0

(d) 0 < x <\(\frac{3}{2}\)

## Answer

Answer: (a) 1 < x < 3

Question 15.

The function f(x) = 4 sin³ x – 6 sin²x + 12 sin x + 100 is strictly

(a) increasing in (π, \(\frac{3π}{2}\))

(b) decreasing in (\(\frac{π}{2}\), π)

(c) decreasing in [\(\frac{-π}{2}\),\(\frac{π}{2}\)]

(d) decreasing in [0, \(\frac{π}{2}\)]

## Answer

Answer: (c) decreasing in [\(\frac{-π}{2}\),\(\frac{π}{2}\)]

Question 16.

Which of the following functions is decreasing on(0, \(\frac{π}{2}\))?

(a) sin 2x

(b) tan x

(c) cos x

(d) cos 3x

## Answer

Answer: (c) cos x

Question 17.

The function f(x) = tan x – x

(a) always increases

(b) always decreases

(c) sometimes increases and sometimes decreases

(d) never increases

## Answer

Answer: (a) always increases

Question 18.

If x is real, the minimum value of x² – 8x + 17 is

(a) -1

(b) 0

(c) 1

(d) 2

## Answer

Answer: (d) 2

Question 19.

The smallest value of the polynomial x³ – 18x² + 96x in [0, 9] is

(a) 126

(b) 0

(c) 135

(d) 160

## Answer

Answer: (b) 0

Question 20.

The function f(x) = 2x³ – 3x² – 12x + 4 has

(a) two points of local maximum

(b) two points of local minimum

(c) one maxima and one minima

(d) no maxima or minima

## Answer

Answer: (c) one maxima and one minima

Question 21.

The maximum value of sin x . cos x is

(a) \(\frac{1}{4}\)

(b) \(\frac{1}{2}\)

(c) √2

(d) 2√2

## Answer

Answer: (b) \(\frac{1}{2}\)

Question 22.

At x = \(\frac{5π}{6}\), f (x) = 2 sin 3x + 3 cos 3x is

(a) maximum

(b) minimum

(c) zero

(d) neither maximum nor minimum

## Answer

Answer: (d) neither maximum nor minimum

Question 23.

Maximum slope of the curve y = -x³ + 3x² + 9x – 27 is

(a) 0

(b) 12

(c) 16

(d) 32

## Answer

Answer: (a) 0

Question 24.

f(x) = x^{x} has a stationary point at

(a) x = e

(b) x = \(\frac{1}{e}\)

(c) x = 1

(d) x = √e

## Answer

Answer: (b) x = \(\frac{1}{e}\)

Question 25.

The maximum value of (\(\frac{1}{x}\))^{x} is

(a) e

(b) e²

(c) e^{1/x}

(d) (\(\frac{1}{e}\))^{1/e}

## Answer

Answer: (d) (\(\frac{1}{e}\))^{1/e}

Question 26.

If the volume of a sphere is increasing at a constant rate, then the rate at which its radius is increasing is

(a) a constant

(b) proportional to the radius

(c) inversely proportional to the radius

(d) inversely proportional to the surface area

## Answer

Answer: (d) inversely proportional to the surface area

Question 27.

A particle is moving along the curve x = at² + bt + c. If ac = b², then particle would be moving with uniform

(a) rotation

(b) velocity

(c) acceleration

(d) retardation

## Answer

Answer: (c) acceleration

Question 28.

The distance Y metres covered by a body in t seconds, is given by s = 3t² – 8t + 5. The body will stop after

(a) 1 s

(b) \(\frac{3}{4}\) s

(c) \(\frac{4}{3}\) s

(d) 4 s

## Answer

Answer: (c) \(\frac{4}{3}\) s

Question 29.

The position of a point in time Y is given by x = a + bt + ct², y = at + bt². Its acceleration at timet Y is

(a) b – c

(b) b + c

(c) 2b – 2c

(d) 2\(\sqrt{b^2+c^2}\)

## Answer

Answer: (d) 2\(\sqrt{b^2+c^2}\)

Question 30.

The function f(x) = log (1 + x) – \(\frac{2x}{2+x}\) is increasing on

(a) (-1, ∞)

(b) (-∞, 0)

(b) (-∞, ∞)

(d) None of these

## Answer

Answer: (a) (-1, ∞)

Question 31.

f(x) = (\(\frac{e^{2x}-1}{e^{2x}+1}\)) is

(a) an increasing function

(b) a decreasing function

(c) an even function

(d) None of these

## Answer

Answer: (a) an increasing function

Question 32.

If f (x) = \(\frac{x}{sin x}\) and g (x) = \(\frac{x}{tan x}\), 0 < x ≤ 1, then in the interval

(a) both f (x) and g (x) are increasing functions

(b) both f (x) and g (x) are decreasing functions

(c) f(x) is an increasing function

(d) g (x) is an increasing function

## Answer

Answer: (c) f(x) is an increasing function

Question 33.

The function f(x) = cot^{-1} x + x increases in the interval

(a) (1, ∞)

(b) (-1, ∞)

(c) (0, ∞)

(d) (-∞, ∞)

## Answer

Answer: (d) (-∞, ∞)

Question 34.

The function f(x) = \(\frac{x}{log x}\) increases on the interval

(a) (0, ∞)

(b) (0, e)

(c) (e, ∞)

(d) None of these

## Answer

Answer: (c) (e, ∞)

Question 35.

The value of b for which the function f (x) = sin x – bx + c is decreasing for x ∈ R is given by

(a) b < 1

(b) b ≥ 1

(c) b > 1

(d) b ≤ 1

## Answer

Answer: (c) b > 1

Question 36.

If f (x) = x³ – 6x² + 9x + 3 be a decreasing function, then x lies in

(a) (-∞, -1) ∩ (3, ∞)

(b) (1, 3)

(c) (3, ∞)

(d) None of these

## Answer

Answer: (b) (1, 3)

Question 37.

The function f (x) = 1 – x³ – x^{5} is decreasing for

(a) 1 < x < 5

(b) x < 1

(c) x > 1

(d) all values of x

## Answer

Answer: (d) all values of x

Question 38.

Function, f (x) = \(\frac{λ sin x+ 6 cos x}{2 sin x + 3 cos x}\) is monotonic increasing, if

(a) λ > 1

(b) λ < 1

(c) λ < 4

(d) λ > 4

## Answer

Answer: (d) λ > 4

Question 39.

The length of the longest interval, in which the function 3 sin x – 4 sin³ x is increasing is

(a) \(\frac{π}{3}\)

(b) \(\frac{π}{2}\)

(c) \(\frac{3π}{2}\)

(d) π

## Answer

Answer: (d) π

Question 40.

2x³ – 6x + 5 is an increasing function, if

(a) 0 < x < 1

(b) -1 < x < 1

(c) x < -1 or x > 1

(d) -1 < x < –\(\frac{1}{2}\)

## Answer

Answer: (c) x < -1 or x > 1

Question 41.

The function f(x) = x + cos x is

(a) always increasing

(b) always decreasing

(c) increasing for certain range of x

(d) None of these

## Answer

Answer: (a) always increasing

Question 42.

The function which is neither decreasing nor increasing in (\(\frac{π}{2}\), \(\frac{3π}{2}\)) is

(a) cosec x

(b) tan x

(c) x²

(d) |x – 1|

## Answer

Answer: (b) tan x

Question 43.

The function /’defined by f(x) = 4^{4} – 2x + 1 is increasing for

(a) x < 1

(b) x > 0

(c) x < \(\frac{1}{2}\)

(d) x > \(\frac{1}{2}\)

## Answer

Answer: (d) x > \(\frac{1}{2}\)

Question 44.

The interval in which the function y = x³ + 5x² – 1 is decreasing, is

(a) (0, \(\frac{1}{3}\))

(b) (0, 10)

(c) (\(\frac{-10}{3}\), 0)

(d) None of these

## Answer

Answer: (c) (\(\frac{-10}{3}\), 0)

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