 # RD Sharma Solutions for Class 11 Chapter 3 - Functions Exercise 3.3

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1. Find the domain of each of the following real valued functions of real variable:

(i) f (x) = 1/x

(ii) f (x) = 1/(x-7)

(iii) f (x) = (3x-2)/(x+1)

(iv) f (x) = (2x+1)/(x2-9)

(v) f (x) = (x2+2x+1)/(x2-8x+12)

Solution:

(i) f (x) = 1/x

We know, f (x) is defined for all real values of x, except for the case when x = 0.

∴ Domain of f = R – {0}

(ii) f (x) = 1/(x-7)

We know, f (x) is defined for all real values of x, except for the case when x – 7 = 0 or x = 7.

∴ Domain of f = R – {7}

(iii) f (x) = (3x-2)/(x+1)

We know, f(x) is defined for all real values of x, except for the case when x + 1 = 0 or x = –1.

∴ Domain of f = R – {–1}

(iv) f (x) = (2x+1)/(x2-9)

We know, f (x) is defined for all real values of x, except for the case when x2 – 9 = 0.

x2 – 9 = 0

x2 – 32 = 0

(x + 3)(x – 3) = 0

x + 3 = 0 or x – 3 = 0

x = ± 3

∴ Domain of f = R – {–3, 3}

(v) f (x) = (x2+2x+1)/(x2-8x+12)

We know, f(x) is defined for all real values of x, except for the case when x2 – 8x + 12 = 0.

x2 – 8x + 12 = 0

x2 – 2x – 6x + 12 = 0

x(x – 2) – 6(x – 2) = 0

(x – 2)(x – 6) = 0

x – 2 = 0 or x – 6 = 0

x = 2 or 6

∴ Domain of f = R – {2, 6}

2. Find the domain of each of the following real valued functions of real variable:

(i) f (x) = √(x-2)

(ii) f (x) = 1/(√(x2-1))

(iii) f (x) = √(9-x2)

(iv) f (x) = √(x-2)/(3-x)

Solution:

(i) f (x) = √(x-2)

We know the square of a real number is never negative.

f (x) takes real values only when x – 2 ≥ 0

x ≥ 2

∴ x ∈ [2, ∞)

∴ Domain (f) = [2, ∞)

(ii) f (x) = 1/(√(x2-1))

We know the square of a real number is never negative.

f (x) takes real values only when x2 – 1 ≥ 0

x2 – 12 ≥ 0

(x + 1) (x – 1) ≥ 0

x ≤ –1 or x ≥ 1

∴ x ∈ (–∞, –1] ∪ [1, ∞)

In addition, f (x) is also undefined when x2 – 1 = 0 because denominator will be zero and the result will be indeterminate.

x2 – 1 = 0 ⇒ x = ± 1

So, x ∈ (–∞, –1] ∪ [1, ∞) – {–1, 1}

x ∈ (–∞, –1) ∪ (1, ∞)

∴ Domain (f) = (–∞, –1) ∪ (1, ∞)

(iii) f (x) = √(9-x2)

We know the square of a real number is never negative.

f (x) takes real values only when 9 – x2 ≥ 0

9 ≥ x2

x2 ≤ 9

x2 – 9 ≤ 0

x2 – 32 ≤ 0

(x + 3)(x – 3) ≤ 0

x ≥ –3 and x ≤ 3

x ∈ [–3, 3]

∴ Domain (f) = [–3, 3]

(iv) f (x) = √(x-2)/(3-x)

We know the square root of a real number is never negative.

f (x) takes real values only when x – 2 and 3 – x are both positive and negative.

(a) Both x – 2 and 3 – x are positive

x – 2 ≥ 0

x ≥ 2

3 – x ≥ 0

x ≤ 3

Hence, x ≥ 2 and x ≤ 3

∴ x ∈ [2, 3]

(b) Both x – 2 and 3 – x are negative

x – 2 ≤ 0

x ≤ 2

3 – x ≤ 0

x ≥ 3

Hence, x ≤ 2 and x ≥ 3

However, the intersection of these sets is null set. Thus, this case is not possible.

Hence, x ∈ [2, 3] – {3}

x ∈ [2, 3]

∴ Domain (f) = [2, 3]

3. Find the domain and range of each of the following real valued functions:

(i) f (x) = (ax+b)/(bx-a)

(ii) f (x) = (ax-b)/(cx-d)

(iii) f (x) = √(x-1)

(iv) f (x) = √(x-3)

(v) f (x) = (x-2)/(2-x)

(vi) f (x) = |x-1|

(vii) f (x) = -|x|

(viii) f (x) = √(9-x2)

Solution:

(i) f (x) = (ax+b)/(bx-a)

f(x) is defined for all real values of x, except for the case when bx – a = 0 or x = a/b.

Domain (f) = R – (a/b)

Let f (x) = y

(ax+b)/(bx-a) = y

ax + b = y(bx – a)

ax + b = bxy – ay

ax – bxy = –ay – b

x(a – by) = –(ay + b)

∴ x = – (ay+b)/(a-by)

When a – by = 0 or y = a/b

Hence, f(x) cannot take the value a/b.

∴ Range (f) = R – (a/b)

(ii) f (x) = (ax-b)/(cx-d)

f(x) is defined for all real values of x, except for the case when cx – d = 0 or x = d/c. Domain (f) = R – (d/c)

Let f (x) = y

(ax-b)/(cx-d) = y

ax – b = y(cx – d)

ax – b = cxy – dy

ax – cxy = b – dy

x(a – cy) = b – dy

∴ x = (b-dy)/(a-cy)

When a – cy = 0 or y = a/c,

Hence, f(x) cannot take the value a/c.

∴ Range (f) = R – (a/c)

(iii) f (x) = √(x-1)

We know the square of a real number is never negative.

f(x) takes real values only when x – 1 ≥ 0

x ≥ 1

∴ x ∈ [1, ∞)

Thus, domain (f) = [1, ∞)

When x ≥ 1, we have x – 1 ≥ 0

Hence, √(x-1) ≥ 0 ⇒ f (x) ≥ 0

f(x) ∈ [0, ∞)

∴ Range (f) = [0, ∞)

(iv) f (x) = √(x-3)

We know the square of a real number is never negative.

f (x) takes real values only when x – 3 ≥ 0

x ≥ 3

∴ x ∈ [3, ∞)

Domain (f) = [3, ∞)

When x ≥ 3, we have x – 3 ≥ 0

Hence, √(x-3) ≥ 0 ⇒ f (x) ≥ 0

f(x) ∈ [0, ∞)

∴ Range (f) = [0, ∞)

(v) f (x) = (x-2)/(2-x)

f(x) is defined for all real values of x, except for the case when 2 – x = 0 or x = 2.

Domain (f) = R – {2}

We have, f (x) = (x-2)/(2-x)

f (x) = -(2-x)/(2-x)

= –1

When x ≠ 2, f(x) = –1

∴ Range (f) = {–1}

(vi) f (x) = |x-1| Now we have,  Hence, f(x) is defined for all real numbers x.

Domain (f) = R

When, x < 1, we have x – 1 < 0 or 1 – x > 0.

|x – 1| > 0 ⇒ f(x) > 0

When, x ≥ 1, we have x – 1 ≥ 0.

|x – 1| ≥ 0 ⇒ f(x) ≥ 0

∴ f(x) ≥ 0 or f(x) ∈ [0, ∞)

Range (f) = [0, ∞)

(vii) f (x) = -|x| Now we have,  Hence, f(x) is defined for all real numbers x.

Domain (f) = R

When, x < 0, we have –|x| < 0

f (x) < 0

When, x ≥ 0, we have –x ≤ 0.

–|x| ≤ 0 ⇒ f (x) ≤ 0

∴ f (x) ≤ 0 or f (x) ∈ (–∞, 0]

Range (f) = (–∞, 0]

(viii) f (x) = √(9-x2)

We know the square of a real number is never negative.

f(x) takes real values only when 9 – x2 ≥ 0

9 ≥ x2

x2 ≤ 9

x2 – 9 ≤ 0

x2 – 32 ≤ 0

(x + 3)(x – 3) ≤ 0

x ≥ –3 and x ≤ 3

∴ x ∈ [–3, 3]

Domain (f) = [–3, 3]

When, x ∈ [–3, 3], we have 0 ≤ 9 – x2 ≤ 9

0 ≤ √(9-x2) ≤ 3 ⇒ 0 ≤ f (x) ≤ 3

∴ f(x) ∈ [0, 3]

Range (f) = [0, 3]