## MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

A wire of length $$20 \mathrm{~m}$$ is to be cut into two pieces. A piece of length $$l_{1}$$ is bent to make a square of area $$A_{1}$$ and the other...

Let the function $$f(x) = 2{x^3} + (2p - 7){x^2} + 3(2p - 9)x - 6$$ have a maxima for some value of $$x 0$$. Then, the set of all values of p is...

Let $$x=2$$ be a local minima of the function $$f(x)=2x^4-18x^2+8x+12,x\in(-4,4)$$. If M is local maximum value of the function $$f$$ in ($$-4,4)$$, t...

Let $$f(x)=3^{\left(x^{2}-2\right)^{3}+4}, x \in \mathrm{R}$$. Then which of the following statements are true?
$$\mathrm{P}: x=0$$ is a point of loca...

If the minimum value of $$f(x)=\frac{5 x^{2}}{2}+\frac{\alpha}{x^{5}}, x>0$$, is 14 , then the value of $$\alpha$$ is equal to :

Let $$f(x) = \left\{ {\matrix{
{{x^3} - {x^2} + 10x - 7,} & {x \le 1} \cr
{ - 2x + {{\log }_2}({b^2} - 4),} & {x > 1} \cr
} } \right.$$.
T...

The curve $$y(x)=a x^{3}+b x^{2}+c x+5$$ touches the $$x$$-axis at the point $$\mathrm{P}(-2,0)$$ and cuts the $$y$$-axis at the point $$Q$$, where $$...

If xy4 attains maximum value at the point (x, y) on the line passing through the points (50 + $$\alpha$$, 0) and (0, 50 + $$\alpha$$), $$\alpha$$ > 0,...

Let $$f(x) = 4{x^3} - 11{x^2} + 8x - 5,\,x \in R$$. Then f :

A wire of length 22 m is to be cut into two pieces. One of the pieces is to be made into a square and the other into an equilateral triangle. Then, th...

Let $${{dy} \over {dx}} = {{ax - by + a} \over {bx + cy + a}}$$, where a, b, c are constants, represent a circle passing through the point (2, 5). The...

Consider a cuboid of sides 2x, 4x and 5x and a closed hemisphere of radius r. If the sum of their surface areas is a constant k, then the ratio x : r,...

The sum of the absolute minimum and the absolute maximum values of the function f(x) = |3x $$-$$ x2 + 2| $$-$$ x in the interval [$$-$$1, 2] is :...

Let S be the set of all the natural numbers, for which the line $${x \over a} + {y \over b} = 2$$ is a tangent to the curve $${\left( {{x \over a}} \r...

Water is being filled at the rate of 1 cm3 / sec in a right circular conical vessel (vertex downwards) of height 35 cm and diameter 14 cm. When the he...

If the angle made by the tangent at the point (x0, y0) on the curve $$x = 12(t + \sin t\cos t)$$, $$y = 12{(1 + \sin t)^2}$$, $$0 0 is equal to:...

The slope of normal at any point (x, y), x > 0, y > 0 on the curve y = y(x) is given by $${{{x^2}} \over {xy - {x^2}{y^2} - 1}}$$. If the curve passes...

Let $$\lambda$$$$^ * $$ be the largest value of $$\lambda$$ for which the function $${f_\lambda }(x) = 4\lambda {x^3} - 36\lambda {x^2} + 36x + 48$$ i...

The surface area of a balloon of spherical shape being inflated, increases at a constant rate. If initially, the radius of balloon is 3 units and afte...

If the tangent at the point (x1, y1) on the curve $$y = {x^3} + 3{x^2} + 5$$ passes through the origin, then (x1, y1) does NOT lie on the curve :...

Let $$\lambda x - 2y = \mu $$ be a tangent to the hyperbola $${a^2}{x^2} - {y^2} = {b^2}$$. Then $${\left( {{\lambda \over a}} \right)^2} - {\left( {...

The number of real roots of the equation $${e^{4x}} + 2{e^{3x}} - {e^x} - 6 = 0$$ is :

A box open from top is made from a rectangular sheet of dimension a $$\times$$ b by cutting squares each of side x from each of the four corners and f...

A wire of length 20 m is to be cut into two pieces. One of the pieces is to be made into a square and the other into a regular hexagon. Then the lengt...

Let 'a' be a real number such that the function f(x) = ax2 + 6x $$-$$ 15, x $$\in$$ R is increasing in $$\left( { - \infty ,{3 \over 4}} \right)$$ and...

The maximum value of $$f(x) = \left| {\matrix{
{{{\sin }^2}x} & {1 + {{\cos }^2}x} & {\cos 2x} \cr
{1 + {{\sin }^2}x} & {{{\cos }^...

Let A1 be the area of the region bounded by the curves y = sinx, y = cosx and y-axis in the first quadrant. Also, let A2 be the area of the region bou...

Let slope of the tangent line to a curve at any point P(x, y) be given by $${{x{y^2} + y} \over x}$$. If the curve intersects the line x + 2y = 4 at x...

The maximum slope of the curve $$y = {1 \over 2}{x^4} - 5{x^3} + 18{x^2} - 19x$$ occurs at the point :

The minimum value of $$f(x) = {a^{{a^x}}} + {a^{1 - {a^x}}}$$, where a, $$x \in R$$ and a > 0, is equal to :

If the curves, $${{{x^2}} \over a} + {{{y^2}} \over b} = 1$$ and $${{{x^2}} \over c} + {{{y^2}} \over d} = 1$$ intersect each other at an angle of 90$...

For which of the following curves, the line $$x + \sqrt 3 y = 2\sqrt 3 $$ is the tangent at the point $$\left( {{{3\sqrt 3 } \over 2},{1 \over 2}} \ri...

Let $$f:R \to R$$ be defined as$$f(x) = \left\{ {\matrix{
{ - 55x,} & {if\,x < - 5} \cr
{2{x^3} - 3{x^2} - 120x,} & {if\, - 5 \le ...

If the curve y = ax2 + bx + c, x$$ \in $$R, passes through the point (1, 2) and the tangent line to this curve at origin is y = x, then the possible v...

The function
f(x) = $${{4{x^3} - 3{x^2}} \over 6} - 2\sin x + \left( {2x - 1} \right)\cos x$$ :

If the tangent to the curve y = x3 at the point P(t, t3) meets the curve again at Q, then the
ordinate of the point which divides PQ internally in the...

The set of all real values of $$\lambda $$ for which the
function
$$f(x) = \left( {1 - {{\cos }^2}x} \right)\left( {\lambda + \sin x} \right),x \in \...

If the tangent to the curve, y = f (x) = xloge x,
(x > 0) at a point (c, f(c)) is parallel to the
line-segment joining the points (1, 0) and
(e, e)...

The position of a moving car at time t is given by f(t) = at2 + bt + c, t > 0, where a, b and c are real
numbers greater than 1. Then the average s...

Which of the following points lies on the
tangent to the curve
x4ey + 2$$\sqrt {y + 1} $$ = 3 at the
point (1, 0)?

If x = 1 is a critical point of the function
f(x) = (3x2
+ ax – 2 – a)ex
, then :

If the point P on the curve, 4x2 + 5y2 = 20 is farthest from the point Q(0, -4), then PQ2 is equal to:

The minimum value of 2sinx + 2cosx is:

The area (in sq. units) of the largest rectangle ABCD whose vertices A and B lie on the x-axis and vertices C and D lie on the parabola, y = x2–1 belo...

If the surface area of a cube is increasing at a
rate of 3.6 cm2/sec, retaining its shape; then
the rate of change of its volume (in cm3/sec),
when th...

The function, f(x) = (3x – 7)x2/3, x $$ \in $$ R, is
increasing for all x lying in :

Let f : (–1,
$$\infty $$)
$$ \to $$ R be defined by f(0) = 1 and
f(x) = $${1 \over x}{\log _e}\left( {1 + x} \right)$$, x $$ \ne $$ 0. Then the functi...

The equation of the normal to the curve
y = (1+x)2y + cos
2(sin–1x) at x = 0 is :

Let P(h, k) be a point on the curve
y = x2
+ 7x + 2, nearest to the line, y = 3x – 3.
Then the equation of the normal to the curve at
P is :...

If the tangent to the curve y = x + sin y at a point
(a, b) is parallel to the line joining $$\left( {0,{3 \over 2}} \right)$$ and $$\left( {{1 \over ...

If p(x) be a polynomial of degree three that has
a local maximum value 8 at x = 1 and a local
minimum value 4 at x = 2; then p(0) is equal to :

A spherical iron ball of 10 cm radius is
coated with a layer of ice of uniform
thickness the melts at a rate of 50 cm3/min.
When the thickness of ice ...

If m is the minimum value of k for which the function f(x) = x$$\sqrt {kx - {x^2}} $$ is increasing in the interval [0,3]
and M is the maximum value o...

A 2 m ladder leans against a vertical wall. If the top of the ladder begins to slide down the wall at the rate
25 cm/sec, then the rate (in cm/sec.) a...

A spherical iron ball of radius 10 cm is coated with a layer of ice of uniform thickness that melts at a rate of
50 cm3
/min. When the thickness of th...

If the tangent to the curve $$y = {x \over {{x^2} - 3}}$$
, $$x \in \rho ,\left( {x \ne \pm \sqrt 3 } \right)$$, at a point ($$\alpha $$, $$\beta $$)...

A water tank has the shape of an inverted right
circular cone, whose semi-vertical angle is
$${\tan ^{ - 1}}\left( {{1 \over 2}} \right)$$. Water is p...

If ƒ(x) is a non-zero polynomial of degree four,
having local extreme points at x = –1, 0, 1; then
the set
S = {x $$ \in $$ R : ƒ(x) = ƒ(0)}
Contains...

Let S be the set of all values of x for which the
tangent to the curve
y = ƒ(x) = x3 – x2 – 2x at
(x, y) is parallel to the line segment joining the
...

If the tangent to the curve, y = x3 + ax – b at
the point (1, –5) is perpendicular to the line,
–x + y + 4 = 0, then which one of the following
points...

Given that the slope of the tangent to a curve y
= y(x) at any point (x, y) is
$$2y \over x^2$$. If the curve passes through the centre of the circle...

The height of a right circular cylinder of maximum
volume inscribed in a sphere of radius 3 is

If S1 and S2 are respectively the sets of local
minimum and local maximum points of the function,
ƒ(x) = 9x4 + 12x3 – 36x2 + 25, x $$ \in $$ R,
then ...

Let ƒ : [0, 2] $$ \to $$ R be a twice differentiable
function such that ƒ''(x) > 0, for all x $$ \in $$ (0, 2).
If $$\phi $$(x) = ƒ(x) + ƒ(2 – x), ...

The tangent to the curve y = x2 – 5x + 5, parallel to the line 2y = 4x + 1, also passes through the point :

Let f(x) = $${x \over {\sqrt {{a^2} + {x^2}} }} - {{d - x} \over {\sqrt {{b^2} + {{\left( {d - x} \right)}^2}} }},\,\,$$ x $$\, \in $$ R, where a, b a...

The maximum value of the function f(x) = 3x3 – 18x2 + 27x – 40 on the set S = $$\left\{ {x\, \in R:{x^2} + 30 \le 11x} \right\}$$ is :...

If y(x) is the solution of the differential equation $${{dy} \over {dx}} + \left( {{{2x + 1} \over x}} \right)y = {e^{ - 2x}},\,\,x > 0,\,$$ w...

The tangent to the curve, y = xex2 passing through the point (1, e) also passes through the point

If $${{dy} \over {dx}} + {3 \over {{{\cos }^2}x}}y = {1 \over {{{\cos }^2}x}},\,\,x \in \left( {{{ - \pi } \over 3},{\pi \over 3}} \right)$$&nb...

The shortest distance between the point $$\left( {{3 \over 2},0} \right)$$ and the curve y = $$\sqrt x $$, (x > 0), is -

Let M and m be respectively the absolute maximum and the absolute minimum values of the function, f(x) = 2x3 $$-$$ 9x2 + 12x + 5 in the interval [0, ...

If a right circular cone, having maximum volume, is inscribed in a sphere of radius 3 cm, then the curved surface area (in cm2) of this cone is : ...

If $$\beta $$ is one of the angles between the normals to the ellipse, x2 + 3y2 = 9 at the points (3 cos $$\theta $$, $$\sqrt 3 \sin \theta $$) and (...

The function f defined by
f(x) = x3 $$-$$ 3x2 + 5x + 7 , is :

A tangent to the curve, y = f(x) at P(x, y) meets x-axis at A and y-axis at B. If AP : BP = 1 : 3 and f(1) = 1, then the curve also passes through the...

The tangent at the point (2, $$-$$2) to the curve, x2y2 $$-$$ 2x = 4(1 $$-$$ y) does not pass through the point :

Let C be a curve given by y(x) = 1 + $$\sqrt {4x - 3} ,x > {3 \over 4}.$$ If P is a point
on C, such that the tangent at P has slope $${2 \over 3}$...

If the tangent at a point P, with parameter t, on the curve x = 4t2 + 3, y = 8t3−1, t $$ \in $$ R, meets the curve again at a point Q, then the coordi...

The minimum distance of a point on the curve y = x2−4 from the origin is :

A wire of length $$2$$ units is cut into two parts which are bent respectively to form a square of side $$=x$$ units and a circle of radius $$=r$$ uni...

Consider :
f $$\left( x \right) = {\tan ^{ - 1}}\left( {\sqrt {{{1 + \sin x} \over {1 - \sin x}}} } \right),x \in \left( {0,{\pi \over 2}} \right).$$...

Let $$f(x)$$ be a polynomial of degree four having extreme values
at $$x=1$$ and $$x=2$$. If $$\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to 0} \left[ {1 + {{f\left(...

If $$f$$ and $$g$$ are differentiable functions in $$\left[ {0,1} \right]$$ satisfying
$$f\left( 0 \right) = 2 = g\left( 1 \right),g\left( 0 \right) ...

The intercepts on $$x$$-axis made by tangents to the curve,
$$y = \int\limits_0^x {\left| t \right|dt,x \in R,} $$ which are parallel to the line $$y...

Let $$a,b \in R$$ be such that the function $$f$$ given by $$f\left( x \right) = In\left| x \right| + b{x^2} + ax,\,x \ne 0$$ has extreme values at $$...

A spherical balloon is filled with $$4500\pi $$ cubic meters of helium gas. If a leak in the balloon causes the gas to escape at the rate of $$72\pi $...

A line is drawn through the point $$(1, 2)$$ to meet the coordinate axes at $$P$$ and $$Q$$ such that it forms a triangle $$OPQ,$$ where $$O$$ is the...

For $$x \in \left( {0,{{5\pi } \over 2}} \right),$$ define $$f\left( x \right) = \int\limits_0^x {\sqrt t \sin t\,dt.} $$ Then $$f$$ has

The shortest distance between line $$y-x=1$$ and curve $$x = {y^2}$$ is

The equation of the tangent to the curve $$y = x + {4 \over {{x^2}}}$$, that
is parallel to the $$x$$-axis, is

Let $$f:R \to R$$ be defined by
$$$f\left( x \right) = \left\{ {\matrix{
{k - 2x,\,\,if} & {x \le - 1} \cr
{2x + 3,\,\,if} & {x >...

Let $$f:R \to R$$ be a continuous function defined by
$$$f\left( x \right) = {1 \over {{e^x} + 2{e^{ - x}}}}$$$
Statement - 1 : $$f\left( c \right) =...

Let $$f\left( x \right) = x\left| x \right|$$ and $$g\left( x \right) = \sin x.$$
Statement-1: gof is differentiable at $$x=0$$ and its derivative is ...

Given $$P\left( x \right) = {x^4} + a{x^3} + b{x^2} + cx + d$$ such that $$x=0$$ is the only
real root of $$P'\,\left( x \right) = 0.$$ If $$P\left( ...

Suppose the cubic $${x^3} - px + q$$ has three distinct real roots
where $$p>0$$ and $$q>0$$. Then which one of the following holds?

How many real solutions does the equation
$${x^7} + 14{x^5} + 16{x^3} + 30x - 560 = 0$$ have?

The function $$f\left( x \right) = {\tan ^{ - 1}}\left( {\sin x + \cos x} \right)$$ is an incresing function in

A value of $$c$$ for which conclusion of Mean Value Theorem holds for the function $$f\left( x \right) = {\log _e}x$$ on the interval $$\left[ {1,3} \...

If $$p$$ and $$q$$ are positive real numbers such that $${p^2} + {q^2} = 1$$, then the maximum value of $$(p+q)$$ is

The function $$f\left( x \right) = {x \over 2} + {2 \over x}$$ has a local minimum at

A triangular park is enclosed on two sides by a fence and on the third side by a straight river bank. The two sides having fence are of same length $$...

Area of the greatest rectangle that can be inscribed in the
ellipse $${{{x^2}} \over {{a^2}}} + {{{y^2}} \over {{b^2}}} = 1$$

A spherical iron ball $$10$$ cm in radius is coated with a layer of ice of uniform thickness that melts at a rate of $$50$$ cm$$^3$$ /min. When the th...

The normal to the curve
$$x = a\left( {\cos \theta + \theta \sin \theta } \right),y = a\left( {\sin \theta - \theta \cos \theta } \right)$$ at any ...

If the equation $${a_n}{x^n} + {a_{n - 1}}{x^{n - 1}} + ........... + {a_1}x = 0$$
$${a_1} \ne 0,n \ge 2,$$ has a positive root $$x = \alpha $$, then ...

A point on the parabola $${y^2} = 18x$$ at which the ordinate increases at twice the rate of the abscissa is

A function $$y=f(x)$$ has a second order derivative $$f''\left( x \right) = 6\left( {x - 1} \right).$$ If its graph passes through the point $$(2, 1)$...

If $$2a+3b+6c=0$$, then at least one root of the equation
$$a{x^2} + bx + c = 0$$ lies in the interval

The normal to the curve x = a(1 + cos $$\theta $$), $$y = a\sin \theta $$ at $$'\theta '$$ always passes through the fixed point

If the function $$f\left( x \right) = 2{x^3} - 9a{x^2} + 12{a^2}x + 1,$$ where $$a>0,$$ attains its maximum and minimum at $$p$$ and $$q$$ respecti...

The maximum distance from origin of a point on the curve
$$x = a\sin t - b\sin \left( {{{at} \over b}} \right)$$
$$y = a\cos t - b\cos \left( {{{at} ...

If $$2a+3b+6c=0,$$ $$\left( {a,b,c \in R} \right)$$ then the quadratic equation $$a{x^2} + bx + c = 0$$ has

## Numerical

If the equation of the normal to the curve $$y = {{x - a} \over {(x + b)(x - 2)}}$$ at the point (1, $$-$$3) is $$x - 4y = 13$$, then the value of $$a...

If the tangent to the curve $$y=x^{3}-x^{2}+x$$ at the point $$(a, b)$$ is also tangent to the curve $$y = 5{x^2} + 2x - 25$$ at the point (2, $$-$$1)...

A water tank has the shape of a right circular cone with axis vertical and vertex downwards. Its semi-vertical angle is $$\tan ^{-1} \frac{3}{4}$$. Wa...

For the curve $$C:\left(x^{2}+y^{2}-3\right)+\left(x^{2}-y^{2}-1\right)^{5}=0$$, the value of $$3 y^{\prime}-y^{3} y^{\prime \prime}$$, at the point $...

Let $$M$$ and $$N$$ be the number of points on the curve $$y^{5}-9 x y+2 x=0$$, where the tangents to the curve are parallel to $$x$$-axis and $$y$$-a...

Let the function $$f(x)=2 x^{2}-\log _{\mathrm{e}} x, x>0$$, be decreasing in $$(0, \mathrm{a})$$ and increasing in $$(\mathrm{a}, 4)$$. A tangent to ...

A hostel has 100 students. On a certain day (consider it day zero) it was found that two students are infected with some virus. Assume that the rate a...

Let l be a line which is normal to the curve y = 2x2 + x + 2 at a point P on the curve. If the point Q(6, 4) lies on the line l and O is origin, then ...

Let $$f(x) = |(x - 1)({x^2} - 2x - 3)| + x - 3,\,x \in R$$. If m and M are respectively the number of points of local minimum and local maximum of f i...

The number of distinct real roots of the equation 3x4 + 4x3 $$-$$ 12x2 + 4 = 0 is _____________.

A wire of length 36 m is cut into two pieces, one of the pieces is bent to form a square and the other is bent to form a circle. If the sum of the are...

Let f : [$$-$$1, 1] $$ \to $$ R be defined as f(x) = ax2 + bx + c for all x$$\in$$[$$-$$1, 1], where a, b, c$$\in$$R such that f($$-$$1) = 2, f'($$-$$...

Let a be an integer such that all the real roots of the polynomial 2x5 + 5x4 + 10x3 + 10x2 + 10x + 10 lie in the interval (a, a + 1). Then, |a| is equ...

If the curves x = y4 and xy = k cut at right angles, then (4k)6 is equal to __________.

The minimum value of $$\alpha $$ for which the equation $${4 \over {\sin x}} + {1 \over {1 - \sin x}} = \alpha $$
has at least one
solution in $$\lef...

Let AD and BC be two vertical poles at A and B respectively on a horizontal ground. If
AD = 8 m, BC = 11 m and AB = 10 m; then the distance (in meters...

If the lines x + y = a and x – y = b touch the
curve y = x2
– 3x + 2 at the points where the
curve intersects the x-axis, then $${a \over b}$$ is equ...

Let the normal at a point P on the curve
y2 – 3x2 + y + 10 = 0 intersect the y-axis at $$\left( {0,{3 \over 2}} \right)$$
. If m is the slope of the t...