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JEE Main 2017 Question Papers

April 2^{nd} - Maths

**Question 1: **The function f : R → [(-1/2), (1/2)] is defined as f(x) = [x]/[1 + x^{2}], is:

- 1) injective but not surjective.
- 2) surjective but not injective.
- 3) neither injective nor surjective.
- 4) invertible.

Solution:

**Answer: (2)**f(x) = [x]/[1 + x

^{2}]\(f'(x)=\frac{(1+x^{2})*1-x*2x}{(1+x^{2})^{2}}\\ =\frac{1-x^{2}}{(1+x^{2})^{2}}\)f’(x) changes sign in different intervals.

∴ Not injective.

y = (x / (1 + x

^{2}))yx

^{2}- x + y = 0For y ≠ 0

D = 1 - 4y

^{2}≥ 0y

**∈**[(-1 / 2), (1 / 2)] - {0}For, y = 0 ⇒ x = 0

∴Part of range

∴Range = [(-1 / 2), (1 / 2)]

∴Surjective but not injective.

**Question 2: **If, for a positive integer n, the quadratic equation,has two consecutive integral solutions, then n is equal to:

- 1) 9
- 2) 10
- 3) 11
- 4) 12

Solution:

**Answer: (3)**Rearranging equation, we get

nx

^{2}+ {1 + 3 + 5 + ….. + (2n - 1)x + {1.2 + 2.3 + ….. + (n - 1)n} = 10nnx

^{2}+ n^{2}x + [(n - 1) n (n + 1)] / 3 = 10nx

^{2}+ nx + [n^{2}- 31] / 3 = 0Given difference of roots = 1

|ɑ - β| = 1

D = 1

n

^{2}- (4 / 3) (n^{2}- 31) = 1n = 11

**Question 3: **Let ω be a complex number such that 2ω + 1 = z where z = √-3. If then k is equal to,

- 1) z
- 2) −1
- 3) 1
- 4) − z

Solution:

**Answer: (4)**2ω + 1 = z, z = √3i

ω = (-1 + √3i) / 2 [Cube root of unity]

= 3 (ω

^{2}- ω^{4})= 3 [{(-1 - √3i) / 2} - {(-1 + √3i) / 2}]

= - 3√3i

= -3z

k = -z

**Question 4: **Ifthen adj (3A^{2 }+ 12A) is equal to :

Solution:

**Answer: (1)**= (2 – 2λ – λ + λ

^{2}) – 12f (λ) = λ

^{2}- 3λ - 10∵ A satisfies f (λ).

A

^{2}- 3A - 10I = 0A

^{2}- 3A = 10I3A

^{2}_{- 9A = 30I}3A

^{2}+ 12A = 30I + 21A

**Question 5: **If S is the set of distinct values of ‘b’ for which the following system of linear equations

x + y + z = 1

x + ay + z = 1

ax + by + z = 0

has no solution, then S is :

- 1) an infinite set
- 2) a finite set containing two or more elements
- 3) a singleton
- 4) an empty set

Solution:

**Answer: (3)**⇒ - (1 - a

^{2}) = 0⇒ a = 1

For a = 1

Eq. (1) & (2) are identical i.e.,x + y + z = 1.

To have no solution with x + by + z = 0.

b = 1

**Question 6: **A man X has 7 friends, 4 of them are ladies and 3 are men. His wife Y also has 7 friends, 3 of them are ladies and 4 are men. Assume X and Y have no common friends. Then the total number of ways in which X and Y together can throw a party inviting 3 ladies and 3 men, so that 3 friends of each of X and Y are in this party, is :

- 1) 468
- 2) 469
- 3) 484
- 4) 485

Solution:

**Answer: (4)**Required number of ways

=

^{4}C_{3}.^{4}C_{3}+ (^{4}C_{2}.^{3}C_{1})^{2}+ (^{4}C_{1}.^{3}C_{2})^{2}+ (^{3}C_{3})^{2}= 16 + 324 + 144 + 1

= 485

**Question 7: **The value of (^{21}C_{1} - ^{10}C_{1}) + (^{21}C_{2} - ^{10}C_{2}) + (^{21}C_{3} - ^{10}C_{3}) + (^{21}C_{4} - ^{10}C_{4}) + … (^{21}C_{10} - ^{10}C_{10}) is

- 1) 2
^{21 }− 2^{10} - 2) 2
^{20 }− 2^{9} - 3) 2
^{20 }− 2^{10} - 4) 2
^{21 }− 2^{11}

Solution:

**Answer: (3)**^{21}C_{1}+^{21}C_{2 }+ ……^{21}C_{10}= (1 / 2) (^{21}C_{0}+^{21}C_{1}+ …..^{21}C_{21}) - 1= 2

^{20}- 1^{10}C_{1}+^{10}C_{2}+ ….^{10}C_{10}= 2^{10}– 1Required sum = (2

^{20}– 1) – (2^{10}– 1)= 2

^{20}– 2^{10}

**Question 8: **For any three positive real numbers a, b and c, 9 (25a^{2 }+ b^{2}) + 25 (c^{2} − 3ac) = 15b (3a + c). Then :

- 1) b, c and a are in A.P.
- 2) a, b and c are in A.P.
- 3) a, b and c are in G.P.
- 4) b, c and a are in G.P.

Solution:

**Answer: (1)**9 (25a

^{2 }+ b^{2}) + 25 (c^{2}− 3ac) = 15b (3a + c)⇒ (15a)

^{2}+ (3b)^{2}+ (5c)^{2}- 45b - 15b - 75ac = 0(15a - 3b)

^{2}+ (3b - 5c)^{2}+ (15a - 5c)^{2}= 0It is possible when

15a - 3b = 0 and 3b - 5c = 0 and 15a - 5c = 0

15a = 3b = 5c

(a / 1) = (b / 5) = (c / 3)

∴ b, c, a are in A.P.

**Question 9: **Let a, b, c **∈** R. If f (x) = ax^{2 }+ bx + c is such that a + b + c = 3 and f (x + y) = f (x) + f (y) + xy, ∀ x, y **∈** R, then

\(\sum_{n=1}^{10}\)

f (n) = is equal to :- 1) 165
- 2) 190
- 3) 255
- 4) 330

Solution:

**Answer: (4)**As f (x + y) = f (x) + f (y) + xy

Given, f (1) = 3

Putting, x = y = 1

⇒ f (2) = 2 f (1) + 1 = 7

Similarly, x = 1, y = 2,

⇒ f (3) = f (1) + f (2) + 2 = 12

Now,

\(\sum_{n=1}^{10}\)f (n) = f (1) + f (2) + …. f (10)= 3 + 7 + 12 + 18 + ...

= S (let)

Now, S

_{n}= 3 + 7 + 12 + 18 … + t_{n}Again, S

_{n}= 3 + 7 + 12 + 18 … + t_{n-1}+ t_{n}We get, t

_{n}= 3 + 4 + 5 + …. n terms= [n (n + 5)] / 2

**Question 10: **

\(\lim_{x\rightarrow \pi/2}\frac{cotx-cosx}{(\pi-2x)^{3}}\)

equals:- 1) 1 / 16
- 2) 1 / 8
- 3) 1 / 4
- 4) 1 / 24

Solution:

**Answer: (1)**\(\lim_{x\rightarrow \pi/2}\frac{cotx-cosx}{(\pi-2x)^{3}}\\ \text \ Put \ x=\frac{\pi}{2}-x=t\\ =\lim_{t=0}\frac{tant-sint}{8t^{3}}\\ =\lim_{t=0}\frac{sint*2sin^{2}\frac{t}{2}}{8t^{3}}\\ =\frac{1}{16}\)

**Question 11: **If for x ∈ (0, (1 / 4)), the derivative of tan^{-1} (6x√x / (1 - 9x^{3})) is √x . g(x), then g(x) equals:

- 1) (3x√x / (1 - 9x
^{3})) - 2) (3x/(1 - 9x
^{3})) - 3) (3/(1 + 9x
^{3})) - 4) (9/(1 + 9x
^{3}))

Solution:

**Answer: (4)**f (x) = 2 tan

^{-1}(3x√x) for x ∈ (0, (1/4))f ‘ (x) = (9√x/(1 + 9x

^{3}))g (x) = (9/(1 + 9x

^{3}))

**Question 12: **The normal to the curve y (x − 2) (x − 3) = x + 6 at the point where the curve intersects the y-axis passes through the point :

- 1) (1/2, 1/2)
- 2) (1/2, -1/3)
- 3) (1/2, 1/3)
- 4) (-1/2, -1/2)

Solution:

**Answer: (1)**y (x - 2) (x - 3) = x + 6

At y-axis, x = 0, y = 1

Now, on differentiation,

(dy / dx) (x - 2) (x - 3) + y (2x - 5) = 1

(dy / dx) (6) + 1 * (-5) = 1

(dy / dx) = 6 / 6 = 1

Now slope of normal = –1

Equation of normal y – 1 = –1 (x – 0)

y + x – 1 = 0 ... (i)

Line (i) passes through (1 / 2, 1 / 2).

**Question 13: **Twenty meters of wire is available for fencing off a flower-bed in the form of a circular sector. Then the maximum area (in sq. m) of the flower-bed, is :

- 1) 10
- 2) 25
- 3) 30
- 4) 12.5

Solution:

**Answer: (2)**2r + θr = 20 ---- (i)

A = Area = (θ / 2π) * (πr

^{2}) = (θr^{2}/ 2) ---- (ii)A = (r

^{2}/ 2) ([20 - 2r] / r)A = [(20r - 2r

^{2}) / 2] = 10r - r^{2}A to be maximum

dA / dr = 10 - 2r = 0 ⇒ r = 5

d

^{2}A / dr^{2}= -2 < 0Hence for r = 5, A is maximum

Now, 10 + (θ * 5) = 20 ⇒ θ = 2 (radian)

Area = (2 / 2π) * (π) (5)

^{2}= 25 sq m

**Question 14: **Let I_{n} = ∫tan^{n} x dx, (n > 1). If I_{4 }+ I_{6 }= a tan^{5} x + bx^{5 }+ C, where C is a constant of integration, then the ordered pair (a, b) is equal to :

- 1) (1/5, 0)
- 2) (1/5, -1)
- 3) (-1/5, 0)
- 4) (-1/5, 1)

Solution:

**Answer: (1)**I

_{n}= ∫tan^{n}x dx, (n > 1)I

_{4 }+ I_{6 }= ∫(tan^{4}x + tan^{6}x) dx= ∫tan

^{4}x sec^{2}x dxLet tan x = t

sec

^{2}x dx = dt= ∫t

^{4}dt= (t

^{5}/5) + C= (1/5) tan

^{5}x + Ca = (1/5), b = 0

**Question 15: **The integral

\(\int_{\frac{\pi}{4}}^{\frac{3\pi}{4}}\frac{dx}{1+cosx}\)

is equal to:- 1) 2
- 2) 4
- 3) −1
- 4) −2

Solution:

**Answer: (1)**

**Question 16: **The area (in sq. units) of the region {(x, y) : x ≥ 0, x + y ≤ 3, x^{2 }≤ 4y and y ≤ 1 + x} is :

- 1) 3 / 2
- 2) 7 / 3
- 3) 5 / 2
- 4) 59 / 12

Solution:

**Answer: (3)**Area of the shaded region

=

\(\int_{0}^{1}(\sqrt{x}+1-\frac{x^{2}}{4})dx+\int_{1}^{2}((3-x)-\frac{x^{2}}{4})dx\\ =\frac{5}{2}\)sq units

**Question 17: **If (2 + sinx) (dy/dx) + (y + 1) cosx = 0 and y(0) = 1, then y(π/2) is equal to:

- 1) -2/3
- 2) -1/3
- 3) 4/3
- 4) 1/3

Solution:

**Answer: (4)**(2 + sinx) (dy/dx) + (y + 1) cos x = 0

y(0) = 1, y(π / 2) = ?

(1/(y + 1)) dy + (cos x/[2 + sinx]) dx = 0

ln |y + 1| + ln (2 + sinx) = ln C

(y + 1) (2 + sinx) = C

Put x = 0, y = 1

(1 + 1) . 2 = C ⇒ C = 4

Now, (y + 1) (2 + sinx) = 4

(y + 1) = 4 / 3

y = (4 / 3) - 1 = 1 / 3

**Question 18: **Let k be an integer such that the triangle with vertices (k, −3k), (5, k) and (−k, 2) has area 28 sq. units. Then the orthocentre of this triangle is at the point :

- 1) (1, 3/4)
- 2) (1, -3/4)
- 3) (2, 1/2)
- 4) (2, -1/2)

Solution:

**Answer: (3)**(k

^{2}- 7k + 10) + 4k^{2}+ 20k = ± 565k

^{2}+ 13k - 46 = 05k

^{2}+ 13k + 66 = 05k

^{2}+ 13k - 46 = 0k = [-13 ± √169 + 920]/10

= 2, – 4.6 [reject]

For k = 2

Equation of AD,

x = 2 ...(i)

Also, equation of BE,

(y - 2) = (1/2) (x - 5)

2y - 4 = x - 5

x - 2y - 1 = 0 ...(ii)

Solving (i) & (ii), 2y = 1

y = 1 / 2

Orthocentre is (2, 1/2)

**Question 19: **The radius of a circle, having minimum area, which touches the curve y = 4 − x^{2} and the lines, y = |x| is :

- 1) 2 (√2 - 1)
- 2) 4 (√2 - 1)
- 3) 4 (√2 + 1)
- 4) 2 (√2 + 1)

Solution:

**Answer: (2)**x

^{2}= - (y - 4)Let a point on the parabola P [(t/2) , (4 - (t

^{2}/4))]Equation of normal at P is

y + (t

^{2}/ 4) - 4 = (1 / t) (x - [t / 2])x - ty - (t

^{3}/ 4) + (7 / 2)t = 0It passes through centre of circle, say (0, k)

-tk - (t

^{3}/ 4) + (7 / 2)t = 0 ---- (i)t = 0, t

^{2}= 14 - 4kRadius = r = |(0 - k) / √2| (Length of perpendicular from (0, k) to y = x)

r = k / √2

Equation of circle is x

^{2}+ (y - k)^{2}= k^{2}/ 2It passes through point P

(t

^{2}/ 4) + [4 - (t^{2}/ 4) - k]^{2}= k^{2}/ 2t

^{4}+ t^{2}[8k - 28] + 8k^{2}- 128k + 256 = 0 ---- (ii)For t = 0 ⇒ k

^{2}- 16k + 32 = 0k = 8 ± 4√2

r = k / √2 = 4 (√2 - 1) (discarding 4 (√2 + 1)) ----- (iii)

For t = ± √(14 - 4k)

(14 - 4k)

^{2}+ (14 - 4k) (8k - 28) + 8k^{2}- 128k + 256 = 02k

^{2}+ 4k - 15 = 0k = [-2 ± √34] /[2]

r = k / √2 = [√17 - √2] / 2 (Ignoring negative value of r) ..(iv)

From (iii) & (iv),

r

_{min}= [√17 - √2] / 2But from options, 4 (√2 - 1)

**Question 20: **The eccentricity of an ellipse whose centre is at the origin is 1 / 2. If one of its directrices is x = −4, then the equation of the normal to it at (1, (3 / 2)) is:

- 1) 4x − 2y = 1
- 2) 4x + 2y = 7
- 3) x + 2y = 4
- 4) 2y − x = 2

Solution:

**Answer: (1)**x = –4

e = 1 / 2

(-a / e) = -4

-a = -4 * e

a = 2

Now, b

^{2}= a^{2}(1 - e^{2}) = 3Equation to ellipse

(x

^{2}/4) + (y^{2}/3) = 1Equation of normal is

**Question 21: **A hyperbola passes through the point P (√2, √3) and has foci at (±2, 0). Then the tangent to this hyperbola at P also passes through the point :

- 1) (2√2 , 3√3)
- 2) (√3, √2)
- 3) (− √2 , –√3)
- 4) (3√2 , 2√3)

Solution:

**Answer: (1)**[x

^{2}/ a^{2}] - [y^{2}/ b^{2}] = 1a

^{2}+ b^{2}= 4 and [2 / a^{2}] - [3 / b^{2}] = 1(2 / [4 - b

^{2}]) - (3 / [b^{2}]) = 1b

^{2}= 3a

^{2}= 1x

^{2}- (y^{2}/ 3) = 1∴ Tangent at P (√2 , √3) is √(2)x - (y / √3)) = 1

Clearly it passes through (2√2 , 3√3).

**Question 22: **The distance of the point (1, 3, −7) from the plane passing through the point (1, −1, −1), having normal perpendicular to both the lines

\(\frac{x-1}{1}=\frac{y+2}{-2}=\frac{z-4}{3}\)

and \(\frac{x-2}{2}=\frac{y+1}{-1}=\frac{z+7}{-1}\)

is:- 1) 10 / √83
- 2) 5 / √83
- 3) 10 / √74
- 4) 20 / √74

Solution:

**Answer: (1)**Let the plane be a (x - 1) + b (y + 1) + c (z + 1) = 0.

It is perpendicular to the given lines

a – 2b + 3c = 0

2a – b – c = 0

Solving, a : b : c = 5 : 7 : 3

The plane is 5x + 7y + 3z + 5 = 0

Distance of (1, 3, –7) from this plane = 10 / √83

**Question 23: **If the image of the point P (1, −2, 3) in the plane, 2x + 3y − 4z + 22 = 0 measured parallel to the line, (x / 1) = (y / 4) = (z / 5) is Q, then PQ is equal to :

- 1) 2√42
- 2) √42
- 3) 6√5
- 4) 3√5

Solution:

**Answer: (1)**Equation of PQ,

\(\frac{x-1}{1}=\frac{y+2}{4}=\frac{z-3}{5}\)Let M be (λ + 1, 4λ - 2, 5λ + 3)

As it lies on 2x + 3y – 4z + 22 = 0

λ = 1

For Q, λ = 2

Distance PQ = 2 √1

^{2}+ 4^{2}+ 5^{2}= 2√42

**Question 24: **Let a = 2i + j - 2k and b = i + j. Let c be a vector such that |c - a| = 3, |(a x b) x c| = 3 and the angle between c and a × b be 30^{o}. Then a ⋅ c is equal to :

- 1) 2
- 2) 5
- 3) 1 / 8
- 4) 25 / 8

Solution:

**Answer: (1)**

**Question 25: **A box contains 15 green and 10 yellow balls. If 10 balls are randomly drawn, one-by-one, with replacement, then the variance of the number of green balls drawn is :

- 1) 6
- 2) 4
- 3) 6 / 25
- 4) 12 / 5

Solution:

**Answer: (4)**n = 10

p (Probability of drawing a green ball) = 15 / 25

p = 3 / 5, q = 2 / 5

var (X) = n.p.q

= 10 * (3 / 5) * (2 / 5)

= 10 * (6 / 25)

= 12 / 5

**Question 26: **For three events A, B and C, P (Exactly one of A or B occurs) = P (Exactly one of B or C occurs) = P (Exactly one of C or A occurs) = 1 / 4 and P (All the three events occur simultaneously) = 1 / 16. Then the probability that at least one of the events occurs is :

- 1) 7 / 16
- 2) 7 / 64
- 3) 3 / 16
- 4) 7 / 32

Solution:

**Answer: (1)**P (A) + P (B) – P (A ⋂ B) = 1 / 4

P (B) + P (C) – P (B ⋂ C) = 1 / 4

P (C) + P (A) – P (A ⋂ C) = 1 / 4

P (A) + P (B) + P (C) – P (A ⋂ B) – P (B ⋂ C) – P (A ⋂ C = 3 / 8

∵ P (A ⋂ B ⋂ C) = 1 / 16

∴ P (A ⋃ B ⋃ C) = (3 / 8) + (1 / 16) = 7 / 16

**Question 27: **If two different numbers are taken from the set {0, 1, 2, 3, ......, 10}; then the probability that their sum, as well as absolute difference, are both multiples of 4, is :

- 1) 12 / 55
- 2) 14 / 45
- 3) 7 / 55
- 4) 6 / 55

Solution:

**Answer: (4)**Total number of ways =

^{11}C_{2}= 55Favourable ways are (0, 4), (0, 8), (4, 8), (2, 6), (2, 10), (6, 10)

Probability = 6 / 55

**Question 28: **If 5(tan^{2} x − cos^{2} x) = 2cos^{2}x + 9, then the value of cos 4x is :

- 1) 1 / 3
- 2) 2 / 9
- 3) −7 / 9
- 4) −3 / 5

Solution:

**Answer: (3)**5(tan

^{2}x − cos^{2}x) = 2cos^{2}x + 95 sec

^{2}x - 5 = 9 cos^{2}x + 7Let cos

^{2}x = t(5 / t) = 9t + 12

9t

^{2}+ 12t - 5 = 0t = 1 / 3 as t ≠ – 5 / 3

cos

^{2}x = 1 / 3, cos 2x = 2cos^{2}x - 1 = -1 / 3cos 4x = 2cos

^{2}2x - 1= (2 / 9) - 1

= – 7/ 9

**Question 29: **Let a vertical tower AB have its end A on the level ground. Let C be the mid-point of AB and P be a point on the ground such that AP = 2AB. If ∠BPC = β, then tan β is equal to :

- 1) 1/4
- 2) 2/9
- 3) 4/9
- 4) 6/7

Solution:

**Answer: (2)**tan θ = 1/4

tan (θ + β) = 1/2

\(\frac{\frac{1}{4}+tan\beta}{1-\frac{1}{4}tan\beta}=\frac{1}{2}\\ tan\beta=\frac{2}{9}\)

**Question 30: **The following statement (p → q) → [(~p → q) → q] is :

- 1) equivalent to ~p → q
- 2) equivalent to p → ~q
- 3) a fallacy
- 4) a tautology

Solution:

**Answer: (4)**

JEE Main 2017 Maths Paper With Solutions 2nd April