Joint Entrance Examination

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

1

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

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 $$\left[ {1,3} \right]$$ is

A

$${\log _3}e$$

B

$${\log _e}3$$

C

$$2\,\,{\log _3}e$$

D

$${1 \over 2}{\log _3}e$$

Using Lagrange's Mean Value Theorem

Let $$f(x)$$ be a function defined on $$\left[ {a,b} \right]$$

then, $$f'\left( c \right) = {{f\left( b \right) - f\left( a \right)} \over {b - a}}\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,....\left( i \right)$$

$$c\,\, \in \left[ {a,b} \right]$$

$$\therefore$$ Given $$f\left( x \right) = {\log _e}x$$

$$\therefore$$ $$f'\left( x \right) = {1 \over x}$$

$$\therefore$$ equation $$(i)$$ become $${1 \over c} = {{f\left( 3 \right) - f\left( 1 \right)} \over {3 - 1}}$$

$$ \Rightarrow {1 \over c} = {{{{\log }_e}3 - {{\log }_e}1} \over 2} = {{{{\log }_e}3} \over 2}$$

$$ \Rightarrow c = {2 \over {{{\log }_e}3}} \Rightarrow c = 2\,{\log _3}e$$

Let $$f(x)$$ be a function defined on $$\left[ {a,b} \right]$$

then, $$f'\left( c \right) = {{f\left( b \right) - f\left( a \right)} \over {b - a}}\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,....\left( i \right)$$

$$c\,\, \in \left[ {a,b} \right]$$

$$\therefore$$ Given $$f\left( x \right) = {\log _e}x$$

$$\therefore$$ $$f'\left( x \right) = {1 \over x}$$

$$\therefore$$ equation $$(i)$$ become $${1 \over c} = {{f\left( 3 \right) - f\left( 1 \right)} \over {3 - 1}}$$

$$ \Rightarrow {1 \over c} = {{{{\log }_e}3 - {{\log }_e}1} \over 2} = {{{{\log }_e}3} \over 2}$$

$$ \Rightarrow c = {2 \over {{{\log }_e}3}} \Rightarrow c = 2\,{\log _3}e$$

2

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

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

A

$$\left( {0,{\pi \over 2}} \right)$$

B

$$\left( { - {\pi \over 2},{\pi \over 2}} \right)$$

C

$$\left( { {\pi \over 4},{\pi \over 2}} \right)$$

D

$$\left( { - {\pi \over 2},{\pi \over 4}} \right)$$

Given $$f\left( x \right) = {\tan ^{ - 1}}\left( {\sin x + \cos x} \right)$$

$$f'\left( x \right) = {1 \over {1 + {{\left( {\sin x + \cos x} \right)}^2}}}.\left( {\cos x - \sin x} \right)$$

$$ = {{\sqrt 2 .\left( {{1 \over {\sqrt 2 }}\cos x - {1 \over {\sqrt 2 }}\sin x} \right)} \over {1 + {{\left( {\sin x + \cos x} \right)}^2}}}$$

$$ = {{\left( {\cos {\pi \over 4}.\cos x - \sin {\pi \over 4}.\sin x} \right)} \over {1 + {{\left( {\sin x + \cos x} \right)}^2}}}$$

$$\therefore$$ $$f'\left( x \right) = {{\sqrt 2 \cos \left( {x + {\pi \over 4}} \right)} \over {1 + {{\left( {\sin x + \cos x} \right)}^2}}}$$

if $$f'\left( x \right) > O$$ then $$f\left( x \right)$$ is increasing function.

Hence $$f(x)$$ is increasing, if $$ - {\pi \over 2} < x + {\pi \over 4} < {\pi \over 2}$$

$$ \Rightarrow - {{3\pi } \over 4} < x < {\pi \over 4}$$

Hence, $$f(x)$$ is increasing when $$n \in \left( { - {\pi \over 2},{\pi \over 4}} \right)$$

$$f'\left( x \right) = {1 \over {1 + {{\left( {\sin x + \cos x} \right)}^2}}}.\left( {\cos x - \sin x} \right)$$

$$ = {{\sqrt 2 .\left( {{1 \over {\sqrt 2 }}\cos x - {1 \over {\sqrt 2 }}\sin x} \right)} \over {1 + {{\left( {\sin x + \cos x} \right)}^2}}}$$

$$ = {{\left( {\cos {\pi \over 4}.\cos x - \sin {\pi \over 4}.\sin x} \right)} \over {1 + {{\left( {\sin x + \cos x} \right)}^2}}}$$

$$\therefore$$ $$f'\left( x \right) = {{\sqrt 2 \cos \left( {x + {\pi \over 4}} \right)} \over {1 + {{\left( {\sin x + \cos x} \right)}^2}}}$$

if $$f'\left( x \right) > O$$ then $$f\left( x \right)$$ is increasing function.

Hence $$f(x)$$ is increasing, if $$ - {\pi \over 2} < x + {\pi \over 4} < {\pi \over 2}$$

$$ \Rightarrow - {{3\pi } \over 4} < x < {\pi \over 4}$$

Hence, $$f(x)$$ is increasing when $$n \in \left( { - {\pi \over 2},{\pi \over 4}} \right)$$

3

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

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 $$x$$. The maximum area enclosed by the park is

A

$${3 \over 2}{x^2}$$

B

$$\sqrt {{{{x^3}} \over 8}} $$

C

$${1 \over 2}{x^2}$$

D

$$\pi {x^2}$$

Area $$ = {1 \over 2}{x^2}\,\sin \,\theta $$

Maximum value of $$\sin \theta $$ is $$1$$ at $$\theta = {\pi \over 2}$$

$${A_{\max }} = {1 \over 2}{x^2}$$

Maximum value of $$\sin \theta $$ is $$1$$ at $$\theta = {\pi \over 2}$$

$${A_{\max }} = {1 \over 2}{x^2}$$

4

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

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

A

$$x=2$$

B

$$x=-2$$

C

$$x=0$$

D

$$x=1$$

$$f\left( x \right) = {x \over 2} + {2 \over x} \Rightarrow f'\left( x \right) = {1 \over 2} - {2 \over {{x^2}}} = 0$$

$$ \Rightarrow {x^2} = 4$$ or $$x=2,-2;$$ $$\,\,\,\,\,f''\left( x \right) = {4 \over {{x^3}}}$$

$$f''{\left. {\left( x \right)} \right]_{x = 2}} = + ve \Rightarrow f\left( x \right)$$

has local min at $$x=2.$$

$$ \Rightarrow {x^2} = 4$$ or $$x=2,-2;$$ $$\,\,\,\,\,f''\left( x \right) = {4 \over {{x^3}}}$$

$$f''{\left. {\left( x \right)} \right]_{x = 2}} = + ve \Rightarrow f\left( x \right)$$

has local min at $$x=2.$$

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