QUEST TUTORIALS
Head Office : E16/289, Sector8, Rohini, New Delhi, Ph. 65395439
1.
d
dx
cos
1
x x
x x
−
+
−
−
1
1
=
(A)
1
1
2
+ x
(B)
−
+
1
1
2
x
(C)
2
1
2
+ x
(D)
−
+
2
1
2
x
2.
d
dx
( )
x
x
+
1
2
=
(A) 1 
1
2
x
(B) 1 +
1
2
x
(C) 1 
1
2x
(D) None of these
3.
d
dx
tan
cos
sin
−
+

\

¹

1
1
x
x
=
(A) 
1
2
(B)
1
2
(C)  1 (D) 1
4. If x = a
(t  sin
t)
&
y = a
(1  cos
t),
then
d
dx =
(A) tan
( )
t
2
(B)  tan
( )
t
2
(C) cot
( )
t
2
(D)  cot
( )
t
2
5. If y = x
x
, then
dy
dx
=
(A) x
x
(1
+
log
x)
(B) x
x
( )
1
1
+
x
(C) (1 + log x) (D) None of these
6. If y = e
x e
x e
x
+
+
+ ∞ .......
, then
dy
dx
=
(A)
y
y 1 −
(B)
1
1 − y
(C)
y
y 1 +
(D)
y
y − 1
7. If x
y
= e
x  y
, then
dy
dx
=
(A) log x . [log (ex)]
2
(B) log x [og (ex)]
2
(C) log x . (log x)
2
(D) None of these
8. If y = sin
1
x x x x 1 1
2
− + −

\

¹
 ,
then
dy
dx
=
(A)
−
−
+
−
2
1
1
2
2 2
x
x x x
(B)
−
−
−
−
1
1
1
2
2 2
x x x
(C)
1
1
1
2
2 2
−
+
− x x x
(D) None of these
9. If
y = A cos nx + B sin nx, then
d y
dx
2
2
is equal to :
(A) n
2
y (B)  y
(C)  n
2
y (D) None of these
10. The volume of a spherical balloon is
increasing at the rate of 40 cubic
centimetres per minute . The rate of
change of the surface of the balloon
at the instant when its radius is 8 cm
is :
(A)
5
2
sq cm/min. (B) 5 sq cm/min.
(C) 10 sq cm/min. (D) 20 sq cm/min.
Differentiation & Application of Derivative
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Head Office : E16/289, Sector8, Rohini, New Delhi, Ph. 65395439
11. If y =
1
4
u
4
, u =
2
3
x
3
+ 5, then
dy
dx
=
(A)
1
27
x
2
(2x
3
+
15)
3
(B)
2
27
x (2x
3
+
5)
(C)
2
27
x (2x
3
+
15)
3
(D) None of these
12. A stone thrown vertically upwards
from the surface of the moon at a
velocity of 24 m/sec. reaches a height
of
s = 24
t  0.8
t
2
metres after t sec.
The acceleration due to gravity in
m/sec
2
at the surface of the moon is :
(A) 0.8 (B) 1.6
(C) 2.4 (D) 4.9
13. If
y = f
2 1
1
2
x
x
−
+

\

¹

& f
′
(x) = sin x
2
,
then
dy
dx
=
(A)
( )
6 2 2
1
2
2
2
x x
x
− +
+
sin
2 1
1
2
2
x
x
−
+

\

¹

(B)
( )
6 2 2
1
2
2
2
x x
x
− +
+
sin
2
2 1
1
2
x
x
−
+

\

¹

(C)
( )
− + +
+
2 2 2
1
2
2
2
x x
x
sin
2
2 1
1
2
x
x
−
+

\

¹

(D)
( )
− + +
+
2 2 2
1
2
2
2
x x
x
sin
2 1
1
2
2
x
x
−
+

\

¹

14. Differential coefficient of,
sec
1 1
2 1
2
x −
w.r.t.
1
2
−x
at
x =
1
2
is :
(A) 2 (B) 4
(C) 6 (D) 1
15. A body moves accordi ng t o t he
formula v = 1
+
t
2
, where v is the
velocity at time
t . The acceleration
after 3 sec. will be (v in cm/sec.) :
(A) 24 cm/sec
2
(B) 12 cm/sec
2
(C) 6 cm/sec
2
(D) None of these
16. If 1 1
2 2
− + − x y = a
(x  y), then
dy
dx
=
(A)
1
1
2
2
−
−
x
y
(B)
1
1
2
2
−
−
y
x
(C)
x
y
2
2
1
1
−
−
(D)
y
x
2
2
1
1
−
−
17. If y = (x log
x)
log log x
, then
dy
dx
=
(A) (x
log
x)
log log x
{
1
x x
x x
log
(log loglog ) +
+

\

¹

¹
`
)
(loglog )
log
x
x x
1
(B) (x log
x)
x log x
log log
x
2 1
logx
x
+
¸
(
¸
(
(C) (x log
x)
x log x
log logx
x
1
1
logx
+
¸
(
¸
(
(D) None of these
18. If
y =
1
1
+
−
tan
tan
x
x
, then
dy
dx
=
(A)
1
2
1
1
−
+
tan
tan
x
x
. sec
2
( )
π
4
+ x
(B)
1
1
−
+
tan
tan
x
x
. sec
2
( )
π
4
+ x
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QUEST TUTORIALS
Head Office : E16/289, Sector8, Rohini, New Delhi, Ph. 65395439
(C)
1
2
1
1
−
+
tan
tan
x
x
. sec
( )
π
4
+ x
(D) None of these
19. If y sec
x + tan
x + x
2
y = 0, then
dy
dx
is equal to :
(A)
2
2
2
xy x y x x
x x
+ +
+
sec sec tan
sec
(B) 
2
2
2
xy x x x
x x
+ +
+
sec sec tan
sec
(C) 
2
2
2
xy x y x x
x x
+ +
+
sec sec tan
sec
(D) None of these
20. If
sin
(xy) +
x
y
= x
2
 y, then
dy
dx
=
(A)
[ ]
y xy y xy
xy xy y x
2 1
2
2 2
− −
+ −
cos( )
cos( )
(B)
[ ]
2 1
2
2 2
xy y xy
xy xy y x
− −
+ −
cos( )
cos( )
(C) 
[ ]
y xy y xy
xy xy y x
2 1
2
2 2
− −
+ −
cos( )
cos( )
(D) None of these
21.
d
dx
cos
−
−
+

\

¹

¦
´
¹
¹
`
)
1
2
2
1
1
x
x
=
(A)
1
1
2
+ x
(B) 
1
1
2
+ x
(C) 
2
1
2
+ x
(D)
2
1
2
+ x
22. If y = tan
1
x a
x a
1 3 1 3
1 3 1 3
1
/ /
/ /
+
−

\

¹
 , then
dy
dx
=
(A)
( )
1
3 1
2 3 2 3
x x
/ /
+
(B)
( )
a
x x 3 1
2 3 2 3 / /
+
(C) 
( )
1
3 1
2 3 2 3
x x
/ /
+
(D) 
( )
a
x x 3 1
2 3 2 3 / /
+
23. If y = cot
1
1
1
+
−

\

¹

x
x
, then
dy
dx
=
(A)
1
1
2
+ x
(B) 
1
1
2
+ x
(C)
2
1
2
+ x
(D) 
2
1
2
+ x
24. The function
f(x) = x at
x = 0, is
(A) Continuous & non−differentiable
(B) Discontinuous & differentiable
(C) Discont. & nondifferentiable
(D) Continuous & differentiable
25. For which interval, the given function
f(x)
=
−
2x
2
−
9x
2
−
12x
+
1, is decreasing
(A) (−
2, ∞) (B) (
2, 
1)
(C) (−
∞, 
1)
(D) (−
∞, 
2) and (−
1, ∞)
26. For which interval, the function,
x x
x
2
3
1
−
−
satisfies all the conditions of
Rolle’s theorem
(A) [0, 3] (B) [
3, 0]
(C) [1.5, 3] (D) for no interval
27. The abscissae of the points of the
curve, y = x
2
in the interval [
2, 2],
where the slope of the tangents can
be obtained bt mean value theorem
for the interval [
2, 2], are :
(A) ±
2
3
(B) ±
3
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Head Office : E16/289, Sector8, Rohini, New Delhi, Ph. 65395439
(C) ±
3
2
(D) 0
28. If
x = sec
θ
−
cos
θ & y = sec
n
θ
−
cos
n
θ
then :
(A) (x
2
+ 4)
dy
dx

\

¹

2
= n
2
(y
2
+ 4)
(B) (x
2
+ 4)
dy
dx

\

¹

2
= x
2
(y
2
+ 4)
(C) (x
2
+ 4)
dy
dx

\

¹

2
= (y
2
+ 4)
(D) None of these
29. If x
y
= y
x
, then
dy
dx
=
(A)
y x y y
y x x
( log )
( log )
−
−
(B)
y x y y
x y x x
( log )
( log )
−
−
(C)
( log )
( log )
x y y
y x x
−
−
(D)
None of these
30. If y =
( )
x
x
x
, then
dy
dx
=
(A) y [x
x
(log ex) . log x + x
x
]
(B) y [x
x
(log ex) . log x + x]
(C) y [x
x
(log ex) . log x + x
x  1
]
(D) y [x
x
(log
e
x) . log x + x
x  1
]
31. If y = x
2
+ x
log x
, then
dy
dx
=
(A)
x x x
x
x
2
+ log .
log
(B) x
2
+ log x . x
log x
(C)
2
2
x x x
x
x
+

\

¹
 log .
log
(D) None of these
32. If f(x + y) = f(x) . f(y) for all x & y
and f(5) = 2, f
′
(0) = 3, then f
′
(5) will
be :
(A) 2 (B) 4
(C) 6 (D) 8
33. If
y = sec
1
x
x
+
−

\

¹

1
1
+ sin
1
x
x
−
+

\

¹

1
1
then
dy
dx
=
(A) 0 (B) 1
(C) 2 (D) 3
34. f(x) = x
2
 27x + 5, is an increasing
function, when :
(A) x <  3 (B) x > 3
(C) x ≤ − 3 (D) x < 3
35. If
y = (x
2
−
1)
m
, t hen t he (2m)
t h
,
differential coefficient of
y is :
(A) m (B) (2m) !
(C) 2m (D) m
!
36. If y = ae
mx
+ be
−mx
, then
d y
dx
2
2
− m
2
y =
(A) m
2
(ae
mx
− be
−mx
)
(B) 1 (C) 0
(D) None of these
37. The rate of change of
x
2
16 + w.r.t.
x
x − 1
at x = 3, will be :
(A) 
24
5
(B)
24
5
(C)
12
5
(D) 
12
5
38. If y = f
5 1
10 3
2
x
x
+
−

\

¹
 & f
′
(x) = cos x,
then
dy
dx
=
(A) cos
5 1
10 3
2
x
x
+
−

\

¹

d
dx
5 1
10 3
2
x
x
+
−

\

¹

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Head Office : E16/289, Sector8, Rohini, New Delhi, Ph. 65395439
(B)
5 1
10 3
2
x
x
+
−
cos
5 1
10 3
2
x
x
+
−
(C) cos
5 1
10 3
2
x
x
+
−
(D) None of these
39. Consider f(x) =
x
x
x
x
2
0
0
0
,
,
≠
=
¦
´
¦
¹
¦
(A) f(x) is discontinuous everywhere
(B) f(x) is continuous everywhere
(C) f
′
(x) exists in (
1, 1)
(D) f
′
(x) exists in (
2, 2)
40. 36 factorize into two factors in such
a way that sum of factors is minimum,
then the factors are :
(A) 2, 18 (B) 9, 4
(C) 3, 12 (D) None of these
41. If
f(x) = 2x
3
− 3x
2
− 12x
+
5 and
x ∈ [
2, 4], then the maximum value
of function is at the following value
of
x .
(A) 2 (B)  1
(C)  2 (D) 4
42. If
y
2
= p(x) is a polynomial of degree
three then, 2
d
dx
y
d y
dx
2
2
2
.
¦
´
¹
¹
`
)
=
(A) p′′′(x)
+
p′(x) (B) p′′(x) . p′′′(x)
(C) p(x) . p′′′(x) (D) Constant
43. The ratio of height of a cone having
maxi mum vol ume whi ch can be
i nscri bed i n a sphere wi t h t he
diameter of sphere, is :
(A) 2/3 (B) 1/3
(C) 3/4 (D) 1/4
44. If
f(x) = si n
x
−
x
2
i s i ncreasi ng
function, then :
(A) 0 < x <
π
3
(B) 
π
3
< x < 0
(C) 
π
3
< x <
π
3
(D) x =
π
2
45. The function
y = 2x
3
− 9x
2
+ 12x − 6
is monotonic decreasing when :
(A) 1 < x < 2 (B) x > 2
(C) x < 1 (D) None of these
46. Rolle’s theorem is not applicable to
the function f(x) = x defined on
[
1, 1]
, because :
(A) f is not continuous on [
1, 1]
(B) f is not differentiable on (
1, 1)
(C) f (
1) ≠ f(1)
(D) f
(
1) = f
(1) ≠ 0
47. The slope of tangent to the curve,
x = t
2
+ 3t  8, y = 2t
2
 2t  5 at the
point (2, 
1) is :
(A)
22
7
(B)
6
7
(C) 
6 (D) None of these
48. If
f(x) =
1
1
0
0
2
+
<
≤ <
¦
´
¦
¹
¦
sin
,
,
x
x
x
π
, then
f
′
(0) =
(A) 1 (B) 0
(C) ∞ (D) Does not exist
49. Let f
′
(x) be continuous at
x = 0 and
f
′′
(0) = 4 . The value of,
Limit
x →0
2 3 2 4
2
f x f x f x
x
( ) ( ) ( ) − +
is :
(A) 11 (B) 2
(C) 12 (D) None of these
50. At the point
x = 1, the given function
f(x) =
x
x
x
x
3
1
1
1
1
−
−
< < ∞
−∞ < ≤
¦
´
¹
,
,
is :
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Head Office : E16/289, Sector8, Rohini, New Delhi, Ph. 65395439
(A) Continuous & differentiable
(B) Condinuous & not differentiable
(C) Discontinuous & differentiable
(D) Discont. & not differentiable
51. Let
[x] denotes the greatest integer
less than or equal to x . If,
f(x) = [x sin πx], then f(x) is :
(A) Continuous at
x = 0
(B) Continuous in (
1, 0)
(C) Differentiable in (
1, 1)
(D) All the above
52. If
f(x) = kx
3
−
9x
2
+
9x
+
3 i s
monot oni cal l y i ncreasi ng i n each
interval, then :
(A) k < 3 (B) k ≤ 3
(C) k > 3 (D) None of these
53. If y = a
logx
+
bx
2
+
x has i t s
extremum values at x = 
1 & x = 2,
then :
(A) a = 2, b = −
1 (B) a = 2, b = −
1
2
(C) a = −
2, b =
1
2
(D) None of these
54. If
f(x) =
e
x
x
x
x
1
0
0 −
≤
>
¦
´
¦
¹
¦
,
,
, then :
(A) f(x) is differentiable at x = 0
(B) f(x) is continuous at x = 0
(C) f(x) is differentiable at x = 1
(D) f(x) is continuous at x = 1
55. If
f(2) = 4, f
′
(2) = 1, then
Limit
x → 2
x f f x
x
( ) ( ) 2 2
2
−
−
=
(A) 1 (B) 2
(C) 3 (D) 
2
56. The function
f(x) = max
{(1  x),
(1 + x), 2}
, x ∈ (−
∞, ∞), is :
(A) Continuous at all points
(B) Differentiable at all points
(C) Differentiable at all points except
at x = 1 and x = 
1
(D) Continuous at all points except
at x = 1 and x = 
1, where it is
discontinuous
57. The function
f(x) =
n x
n e x
( )
( )
π+
+
is :
(A) Increasing on [0, ∞)
(B) Decreasing on [0, ∞)
(C) Decreasing on [0, π/e) and
Increasing on [π/e, ∞)
(D) Increasing on [0, π/e) and
Decreasing on [π/e, ∞)
58. The number of points at which the
function, f(x) = x  0.5 + x  1 +
tan
x does not have a derivative in the
interval (0, 2) is :
(A) 1 (B) 2
(C) 3 (D) 4
59. The function f(x) = tan x  x
(A) Always increases
(B) Always decreases
(C) Never decreases
(D) Sometimes increases and some
times decreases
60. On the interval [0, 1], the function
x
25
(1  x)
75
takes its maximum value
at the point :
(A) 0 (B) 1/2
(C) 1/3 (D) 1/4
61. If
x
2
ey + 2
xye
x
+ 13 = 0
, then
dy
dx
=
(A)
2 2 1
2
xe y x
x xe
y x
y x
−
−

\

¹

+ +
+
( )
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(B)
2 2 1
2
xe y x
x xe
x y
y x
−
−

\

¹

+ +
+
( )
(C) 
2 2 1
2
xe y x
x xe
x y
x y
−
−

\

¹

+ +
+
( )
(D) None of these
62. y = (tan )
(tan )
tan
x
x
x
, then at
x =
π
4
, the
value of
dy
dx
=
(A) 0 (B) 1
(C) 2 (D) None of these
63. Let g(x) be the inverse of the function
f(x) & f
′
(x) =
1
1
2
+x
. Then g
′
(x) is
equal to :
(A)
( )
1
1
3
+ g x ( )
(B)
( )
1
1
3
+ f x ( )
(C) 1 + (g(x))
3
(D) 1 + (f(x)
3
64. If
x = t
2
, y = t
3
, then
d y
dx
2
2
=
(A)
3
2
(B)
3
4 t
(C)
3
2t
(D)
3
2
t
65.
d y
dx
20
20
(2 cos
x
cos
3x) =
(A) 2
20
(cos
2x  2
20
cos 4x)
(B) 2
20
(cos
2x + 2
20
cos 4x)
(C) 2
20
(sin
2x + 2
20
sin 4x)
(D) 2
20
(sin
2x  2
20
sin 4x)
66. Which of the following is not true ?
(A) Every differentiable function is
continuous
(B) If derivative of a function is zero
at all points, then the function is
constant
(C) If a function has maxima or
minima at a point, then the
function is differentiable at that
point and its derivative is zero
(D) If a function is constant, then its
derivative is zero at all points
67. If
f(x) = x
5
 20
x
3
+ 240
x, then f(x)
satisfies which of the following .
(A) It is monotonically decreasing
everywhere
(B) It is monotonically decreasing
only in (0, ∞)
(C) It is monotonically increasing
everywhere
(D) It is monotonically increasing
only in (−
∞, 0)
68. A l adder 5
m i n l engt h i s rest i ng
against vertical wall . The bottom of
the ladder is pulled along the ground
away from the wall at the rate of 1.5
m/sec. The length of the highest point
of the ladder when the foot of the
ladder is 4.0 m away from the wall
decreases at the rate of :
(A) 2 m/sec. (B) 3 m/sec.
(C) 2.5 m/sec. (D) 1.5 m/sec.
69. From mean value theorem,
f(b) − f(a) = (b

a) f
′
(x
1
) ; a < x
1
< b if
f(x) =
1
x
, then x
1
=
(A)
a b
(B)
a b +
2
(C)
2a b
a b +
(D)
b a
b a
−
+
70. If sum of two numbers is 3, then
maximum value of the product of first
and the square of second is :
(A) 4 (B) 3
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13. D 14. B 15. C 16. B 17. A 18.A
19. C 20. A 21. D 22. A 23. B 24.A
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31. C 32. C 33. A 34. B 35. B 36.C
37. D 38. A 39. B 40. D 41. D 42.C
43. B 44. C 45. A 46. B 47. B 48.D
49. C 50. B 51. D 52. C 53. B 54.D
55. B 56. AC57. B 58. C 59. A 60.D
61. C 62. C 63. C 64. B 65. B 66.C
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