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## Class 11 Mathematics Important Questions Limits and Derivatives

**Assertion & Reasoning Based MCQs :**

**(a) Assertion and Reason both are correct statements and Reason is the correct explanation of Assertion.****(b) Assertion and Reason both are correct statements but Reason is not the correct explanation of Assertion.****(c) Assertion is correct statement but Reason is wrong statement.****(d) Assertion is wrong statement but Reason is correct statement.**

**Question. Assertion : The derivative of y = 2x-3/4 is 2. ****Reason : The derivative of y = cx is c.**

**Answer**

A

**Question. Assertion : The derivative of h(x) = x+cos x/tan x is (1-sin x) tan x-(x+cos x) sec ^{2} x./(tanx)^{2} **

**Reason : (u/v)’= u’v-uv/(v)**

^{2}**Answer**

A

**Question. Let u = f(x) and v = g(x). Then, Assertion : (uv)′ = u′v + uv′ is a Leibnitz rule or product rule. ****Reason : (u/v)’= u’v-uv/v’ is a Leibnitz rule or quotient rule.**

**Answer**

C

**Question. Assertion : The derivative of f(x) = x ^{3} is x^{2}. **

**Reason : The derivative of f(x) = xn is nxn – 1**

**Answer**

D

**Case Based Questions :**

Case I : Read the following passage and answer the questions from 32 to 36.

Let f be a real valued function, the function defined by f ′(x) = lim _{h→0} f(x+h) – f(x)/h whenever the limit exists is defined to be the derivative of f at x.

For a function f(x) = tan x, answer the following questions.

**Question. The value of lim _{h→0} f(x+h) – f(x)/h is **

(a) cos

^{2}x

(b) tan x

(c) 1/cos

^{2}x

(d) 1

**Answer**

C

**Question. The value of f ′(0) is **

(a) 0

(b) 1

(c) 2

(d) 3

**Answer**

B

**Question. Find the value of f ′(60°). **

(a) √3

(b) 2

(c) 4

(d) 6 √3

**Answer**

C

**Question. The value of f(x + h) is **

(a) sin (x + h)

(b) tan2 (x + h)

(c) tan (x + h)

(d) tan (x – h)

**Answer**

C

**Question. The value of f(x + h) – f(x) is **

(a) sin h/cos(x+h)cos x

(b) tan h/cos(x+h)cos x

(c) cos h/sin(x+h)cos x

(d) cos(x+h)cos x/sin(x+h)

**Answer**

A

Case II : Read the following passage and answer the questions from 37 to 41.

Let f(x) = a_{n}x^{n }+ a_{n – 1} x ^{n – 1} + …… + a_{1}x + a_{0} be a polynomial function, where ai’s are all real numbers and an ≠ 0. Then the derivative of function f(x) is given by

d/dxf(x) = na_{n}x^{n-1} + (n-1)a _{n-1} x^{n-2} + …..+ 2a_{2}x+a_{1}

For a function f (x) = x^{100}/100 + x^{99}/99 + …. + x^{2}/2 + x+1 , answer the following questions.

**Question. The value of f ′(1) is **

(a) 100

(b) 0

(c) 200

(d) 10

**Answer**

A

**Question. Which of the following condition satisfies? **

(a) f ′(1) = 99 f ′(0)

(b) f ′(1) = 100 f ′(0)

(c) f ′(0) = f ′(1)

(d) f ′(0) = 100 f ′(1)

**Answer**

B

**Question. The value of f ′(0) is always **

(a) coefficient of x^{2} in f(x)

(b) 0

(c) constant term of f(x)

(d) None of these

**Answer**

C

**Question. The derivative of f(x) w.r.t x is **

(a) x100 + x99 + x98 + …… + x + 1

(b) x99 + x98 + …… + x + 1

(c) 100 x99 + 99×98 + …… + x + 1

(d) None of these.

**Answer**

B

**Question. The value of f ′(0) is **

(a) 2

(b) 0

(c) 1

(d) –1

**Answer**

C

Case III : Read the following passage and answer the questions from 42 to 46.

Let f and g be two functions such that their derivatives are defined in a common domain. We define the derivative of product of two functions is given by the product rule i.e.,

d/dx[f(x) . g(x)] = g(x) d/dx f(x) + f(x) . d/dx g(x)

The derivative of quotient of two functions is given by quotient rule i.e.,

d/dx[f(x)/g(x)] = g(x)d/dxf(x) – f(x) . d/dxg(x)/(g(x))^{2} ; g(x) ≠ 0

**Question. The value of d/dx (x=1/x-1) is **

(a) (x – 1)^{2}

(b) -2/(x-1)^{2}

(c) 1/(x-1)^{2}

(d) -1(x-1)^{2}

**Answer**

B

**Question. Find the value of derivative of x2cos π/4/sin x at x =π/2 . **

(a) π/2

(b) 1/√2

(c) π/√2

(d) π/3

**Answer**

C

**Question. The product rule given above is also referred as **

(a) Sandwich theorem

(b) Leibnitz product rule

(c) Chain rule

(d) None of these

**Answer**

B

**Question. Find the derivative of x(x + 2). **

(a) x + 2

(b) 2x + 1

(c) 3x + 4

(d) 2(x + 1)

**Answer**

D

**Question. The value of f ′(x), if f(x) = sin x⋅ cos x is **

(a) cos 2x

(b) sin 2x

(c) 1

(d) cos x

**Answer**

A

**Very Short Answer Type Questions :**

**Question. Find the derivative of x3sec x w.r.t. x.****Answer:** d/dx(x3 sec x) = x3.d/dx(sec x) + sec x . d/dx (x3)

= x3. sec x tan x + sec x. 3×2

= x2 secx (x tanx + 3)

**Question. Differentiate f (x) = (3x + 5)(1 + tan x) with respect to x.****Answer:** We have, f(x) = (3x + 5) (1 + tanx)

f'(x) = d/dx [(3x + 5) (1 + tanx)]

= (3x + 5) d/dx (1 + tan x) + (1 + tan x) d/dx (3x + 5)

= (3x + 5) (sec2x) + (1 + tanx) (3)

= 3xsec2x + 5 sec2x + 3 + 3 tanx

= 3(1 + tanx + x sec2x) + 5 sec2 x.

**Question. Find the derivative of x–3(5 + 3x).****Answer:** Let y = x–3 (5 + 3x)

⇒ y = 5.x–3 + 3x–2

∴ dy/dx = 5(-3).x-4 + 3(-2).x-3

= – 15x–4 – 6x–3

= – 3x–3 (5x–1 + 2)

∴ dy/dx = -3/x3 (5/x+2) = -3/x4(5+2x)

**Question. Write the derivative of x2tanx w.r.t. x.****Answer:** We have, d/dx (x2.tan x)

= x2 d/dx(tann x ) + tanx . d/dx(x2)

= x2 · sec2x + tanx·(2x)

= x(x· sec2x + 2tanx) .

**Question. Find the derivative of f (x) = cosx – sinx at x = 2π/3 .****Answer:** We have, f(x) = cosx – sinx

⇒ f ‘(x) = d/dx (cosx) – d/dx (sin x) = – sinx – cosx

∴ f'(2π/3) = -(sin 2π/3 + cos 2π/3)

= −(√3/2 – 1/2)

∴ f'(2π/3) = 1-√3/2

**Question. Evaluate : d/dx(sec2 x) .****Answer:** d/dx (sec^{2} x) = d/dx (secx secx)

= secx .(secx tanx) + secx(secx tanx)

∴ d/dx (sec^{2} x) = 2sec^{2} x tanx

**Question. Find the derivative of x ^{3} − 3x^{2} +2x−4**

**Answer:**d/dx(x

^{3}-3x

^{2}+2x-4)

= d/dx(x

^{3}) – 3 d/dx (x

^{2}) + 2 d/dx(x-4)

= 3x

^{2}−3 × 2x + 2 (−4x−5 )

= 3x

^{2}−6x−8x−5

**Question. Differentiate (√x+1/√x) ^{2} w.r.t. x.**

**Answer:**We have, d/dx (√x + 1/√x)

^{2}

= d/dx(x+1/x+2)

= d/dx(x) + d/dx(1/x) + d/dx(2)

= 1+(-1/x2) + 0 = 1 – 1/x2

**Question. Write the derivative of x3sinx w.r.t. x.****Answer:** Let f(x) = x^{3} sinx

⇒ f'(x) = d/dx (x^{3} sin x) = 3x^{2} . sinx + x^{3} cosx

= x^{2} (3 sinx + x cosx)

**Question. Differentiate f(x) = x3+x2+x1/x with respect to x.****Answer:** f (x) = x3+x2+1/x = x2+x+1/x

∴ f'(x) = d/dx(x)2 + d/dx(x) + d/dx(1/x)

= 2x +1− 1/x2 = 2×3+x2-1/x2

**Short Answer Type Questions :**

**Question. Find the derivative of f (x) = cosx using first principle.****Answer: **Given, f(x) = √cos x

**Question. If f(x) = 1 – x + x ^{2} – x^{3} … –x^{99} + x^{100}, then find f ′(1)⋅**

**Answer:**We have,

f(x) = 1 – x + x2 – x3 + …… – x99 + x100

⇒ f ′(x) = 0 – 1 + 2x – 3×2 + …… – 99×98 + 100×99

= – 1 + 2x – 3×2 + ….. – 99×98 + 100×99

Now, for x = 1, f ′(1) = – 1 + 2 – 3 + ….. –99 + 100

= (–1 – 3 – 5 – ….. – 99) + (2 + 4 + ….. + 100)

= – 50/2[(2 x 1) + (50-1)2] + 50/2 [(2 x 2) + (50-1)2]

= – 25 [2 + 49 × 2] + 25[4 + 49 × 2]

= – 25 (2 + 98) + 25 (4 + 98) = – 2500 + 2550 = 50

**Question. For the function f, given by f (x) = x ^{2} – 6x + 8, prove that f'(5) – 3f'(2) = f'(8).**

**Answer:**We have, f (x) = x2 – 6x + 8 ⇒ f'(x) = 2x – 6

⇒ f'(5) = 10 – 6 = 4; f'(2) = 4 – 6 = – 2;

f'(8) = 16 – 6 = 10.

∴ f ′(5) – 3f ′(2) = 4 – 3 (– 2) = 10 = f ′(8)

**Question. Find the derivative of f (x) = (ax2 + sin x) (p + qcosx)****Answer:** Given, f(x) = (ax2 + sin x)(p + qcosx)

f'(x) = d/dx {(ax2 + sinx)(p + q cosx)}

= (ax + sinx) . d/dx (p+q cos x) + (p+q cos x) . d/dx(ax2 + sin x)

= (ax2 + sinx).(–q sinx) + (p + q cosx).(2ax + cosx)

= –aqx2sinx – qsin2x + 2apx + pcosx + 2aqx cos x

+ q cos2x

**Question. Find the derivative of f(x) = 10x using first principle.****Answer:** Given, f(x) = 10x

**Question. Find the derivative of the following functions :**

(i) 5 sin x – 6 cos x + 7

(ii) 3 cot x + 5 cosec x

(iii) 2 tan x – 7 sec x.**Answer:** (i) Let f(x) = 5 sin x – 6 cos x + 7 … (1)

Differentiating (1) with respect to x, we get

f ′(x) = 5 cos x – 6 (– sin x) + 0

∴ f ′(x) = 5 cos x + 6 sin x.

(ii) Let f(x) = 3 cot x + 5 cosec x … (1)

Differentiating (1) with respect to x, we get

⇒ f ′(x) = – 3 cosec2 x – 5 cot x · cosec x

= – cosec x [3 cosec x + 5 cot x].

(iii) Let f(x) = 2 tan x – 7 sec x … (1)

Differentiating (1) with respect to x, we get

f ′(x) = 2 sec2 x – 7 sec x tan x

**Question. Find the derivative of 1/ax2+b , with respect to x.****Answer: **Let y = 1/ax^{2} + b

**Question. Find the derivative of 3x+4/5×2 – 7x + 9 .****Answer:** Let y = 3x+4/5×2 – 7x + 9

**Question. Find the derivative of****(i) (6×3 + 9x)(5x + 10) (ii) 5x+4/x-3 .****Answer:** (i) We have, d/dx[(6×3 + 9x)(5x+10)]

= d/dx{30×4 + 60×3 + 45×2 + 90x)

= 30 × 4×3 + 60 × 3×2 + 45 × 2x + 90 × 1

= 120×3 + 180×2 + 90x + 90

= 30 (4×3 + 6×2 + 3x +3)

**Question. Differentiate : a+b sin x/c+d cos x .****Answer:** Let y = a+b sin x/c+d cos x

**Question. Find the derivative of y = x+sin x/(x2 – 1) .****Answer:** We have, y = x+sin x/(x2-1) ⇒ dy/dx = d/dx {x+sin x/x2-1}

**Question. Find f′(x) using first principle, where f(x) = x-1/x .****Answer: **Given, f(x) = x – 1/x

**Question. Differentiate 2×3- sin x/cot x w.r.t. x.****Answer:** Let y = 2×3 – sin x/cot x

**Question. Differentiate tan2x using first principle.****Answer:** Let f(x) = tan2x

∴ By first principle of differentiation, we have,

**Question. Find the derivative of cos x using first principle.****Answer:** Let f (x) = cos x

**Question. If y = sin x + cos x/sin x -cos x , then find the value of dy/dx at x = 0. ****Answer:** We have, y = sin x + cos x/sin x -cos x

**Question. Find the derivative of tan(2x + 3) by first principle method.****Answer:** Let f (x) = tan (2x + 3)

Then, using first principle

**Question. Find the derivative of x5(3 – 6x–9) with respect to x.****Answer:** d/dx{x5(3-6x-9)} = d/dx {3.x5 – 6x-4}

**Question. Find the derivative of sin 2x by first principle.****Answer:** Let f(x) = sin2x

Then, using first principle,

**Question. Differentiate f(x) = 3-x/3+4x with respect to x by first principle of derivative.****Answer:** Here, f(x) = 3-x/3+4x

From first principle,

**Question. Differentiate x ^{2/3} by using first principle.**

**Answer:**Let f(x) = x

^{2/3 }

**Question. Using the method of first principle find the derivative of f (x) = 2x+7/x+2 .****Answer:** Here, f(x) = 2x+7/x+2

**Question. Find the derivative of √1+sin x/√1-sin x .****Answer:** Let y = √1+sin x/√1-sin x = √(1+sin x)^{2}/1-sin^{2} x

= 1+sin x/cos x = sec x + tan x

Now dy/dx = d/dx (secx + tanx) = sec x tan x + sec^{2}x

**Question. If f (x) = (cos x/2 + sin x/2) ^{2} , then find f'(π/4) .**

**Answer:**f(x) = (cos x/2 + sin x/2)2

= cos2 x/2 + sin2 x/2 + 2sin x/2 cos x/2

⇒ f(x) = 1 + sin x

⇒ f ′(x) = 0 + cos x = cos x

∴ f'(π/4) = cos π/4 = 1/√2

**Question. Differentiate : 4x+5 sin x/3x + 7 cos x .****Answer:** Let f(x) = 4x+5 sin x/3x + 7 cos x

Differentiating (i) with respect to x, we get

**Long Answer Type Questions :**

**Question. If f(x) = xn-an/x-a for some constant ‘a’, then prove that f ′(a) does not exists.****Answer: **We have, f(x) = xn-an/x-a

Therefore, f ′(a) does not exist.

Because, f(x) is not defined at x = a.

So, f ′(x) at x = a does not exist.

**Question. (i) Find the derivative of cot x using first principle method.****(ii) Find the derivative of f (x) = x/1+tan x .****Answer:** (i) Consider f(x) = cot x

**Question. Find the derivative of cosec x with respect to x, from first principle.****Answer: Let f(x) = cosec x **

**Question. Differentiate cot √x w.r.t. x from first principle method.****Answer:** Let f (x) = cot √x

From first principle,

**Question. Find the derivative of sin x + cos x from first principle.****Answer:** Let f (x) = sinx + cosx