 # RD Sharma Solutions For Class 12 Maths Exercise 2.1 Chapter 2 Function

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• Classification of functions
• Types of functions
• Constant function
• Identity function
• Modulus function
• Integer function
• Exponential function
• Logarithmic function
• Reciprocal function
• Square root function
• Operations on real functions
• Kinds of functions
• One-one function
• On to function
• Many one function
• In to function
• Bijection

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1. Give an example of a function

(i) Which is one-one but not onto.

(ii) Which is not one-one but onto.

(iii) Which is neither one-one nor onto.

Solution:

(i) Let f: Z → Z given by f(x) = 3x + 2

Let us check one-one condition on f(x) = 3x + 2

Injectivity:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (Z), such that f(x) = f(y).

f (x) = f(y)

⇒ 3x + 2 =3y + 2

⇒ 3x = 3y

⇒ x = y

⇒ f(x) = f(y)

⇒ x = y

So, f is one-one.

Surjectivity:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (Z), such that f(x) = y for some element x in Z(domain).

Let f(x) = y

⇒ 3x + 2 = y

⇒ 3x = y – 2

⇒ x = (y – 2)/3. It may not be in the domain (Z)

Because if we take y = 3,

x = (y – 2)/3 = (3-2)/3 = 1/3 ∉ domain Z.

So, for every element in the co domain there need not be any element in the domain such that f(x) = y.

Thus, f is not onto.

(ii) Example for the function which is not one-one but onto

Let f: Z → N ∪ {0} given by f(x) = |x|

Injectivity:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (Z),

Such that f(x) = f(y).

⇒ |x| = |y|

⇒ x = ± y

So, different elements of domain f may give the same image.

So, f is not one-one.

Surjectivity:

Let y be any element in the co domain (Z), such that f(x) = y for some element x in Z (domain).

f(x) = y

⇒ |x| = y

⇒ x = ± y

Which is an element in Z (domain).

So, for every element in the co-domain, there exists a pre-image in the domain.

Thus, f is onto.

(iii) Example for the function which is neither one-one nor onto.

Let f: Z → Z given by f(x) = 2x2 + 1

Injectivity:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (Z), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

⇒ 2x2+1 = 2y2+1

⇒ 2x2 = 2y2

⇒ x= y2

⇒ x = ± y

So, different elements of domain f may give the same image.

Thus, f is not one-one.

Surjectivity:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (Z), such that f(x) = y for some element x in Z (domain).

f (x) = y

⇒ 2x2+1=y

⇒ 2x2= y − 1

⇒ x2 = (y-1)/2

⇒ x = √ ((y-1)/2) ∉ Z always.

For example, if we take, y = 4,

x = ± √ ((y-1)/2)

= ± √ ((4-1)/2)

= ± √ (3/2) ∉ Z

So, x may not be in Z (domain).

Thus, f is not onto.

2. Which of the following functions from A to B are one-one and onto?
(i) f1 = {(1, 3), (2, 5), (3, 7)}; A = {1, 2, 3}, B = {3, 5, 7}

(ii) f2 = {(2, a), (3, b), (4, c)}; A = {2, 3, 4}, B = {a, b, c}

(iii) f3 = {(a, x), (b, x), (c, z), (d, z)}; A = {a, b, c, d,}, B = {x, y, z}.

Solution:

(i) Consider f1 = {(1, 3), (2, 5), (3, 7)}; A = {1, 2, 3}, B = {3, 5, 7}

Injectivity:

f1 (1) = 3

f(2) = 5

f1 (3) = 7

⇒ Every element of A has different images in B.

So, f1 is one-one.

Surjectivity:

Co-domain of f1 = {3, 5, 7}

Range of f1 =set of images  =  {3, 5, 7}

⇒ Co-domain = range

So, f1 is onto.

(ii) Consider f2 = {(2, a), (3, b), (4, c)}; A = {2, 3, 4}, B = {a, b, c}

f2 = {(2, a), (3, b), (4, c)}; A = {2, 3, 4}, B = {a, b, c}

Injectivity:

f2 (2) = a

f2 (3) = b

f2 (4) = c

⇒ Every element of A has different images in B.

So, f2 is one-one.

Surjectivity:

Co-domain of f2 = {a, b, c}

Range of f2 = set of images = {a, b, c}

⇒ Co-domain = range

So, f2 is onto.

(iii) Consider f3 = {(a, x), (b, x), (c, z), (d, z)} ; A = {a, b, c, d,}, B = {x, y, z}

Injectivity:

f3 (a) = x

f3 (b) = x

f3 (c) = z

f3 (d) = z

⇒ a and b have the same image x.

Also c and d have the same image z

So, f3 is not one-one.

Surjectivity:

Co-domain of f1 ={x, y, z}

Range of f1 =set of images = {x, z}

So, the co-domain  is not same as the range.

So, f3 is not onto.

3. Prove that the function f: N → N, defined by f(x) = x2 + x + 1, is one-one but not onto

Solution:

Given f: N → N, defined by f(x) = x2 + x + 1

Now we have to prove that given function is one-one

Injectivity:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (N), such that f(x) = f(y).

⇒ x2 + x + 1 = y2 + y + 1

⇒ (x2 – y2) + (x – y) = 0 

⇒ (x + y) (x- y ) + (x – y ) = 0

⇒ (x – y) (x + y + 1) = 0

⇒ x – y = 0 [x + y + 1 cannot be zero because x and y are natural numbers

⇒ x = y

So, f is one-one.

Surjectivity:

When x = 1

x2 + x + 1 = 1 + 1 + 1 = 3

⇒ x + x +1 ≥ 3, for every x in N.

⇒ f(x) will not assume the values 1 and 2.

So, f is not onto.

4. Let A = {−1, 0, 1} and f = {(x, x2) : x ∈ A}. Show that f : A → A is neither one-one nor onto.

Solution:

Given A = {−1, 0, 1} and f = {(x, x2): x ∈ A}

Also given that, f(x) = x2

Now we have to prove that given function neither one-one or nor onto.

Injectivity:

Let x = 1

Therefore f(1) = 12=1 and

f(-1)=(-1)2=1

⇒ 1 and -1 have the same images.

So, f is not one-one.

Surjectivity:

Co-domain of f = {-1, 0, 1}

f(1) = 12 = 1,

f(-1) = (-1)2 = 1 and

f(0) = 0

⇒ Range of f  = {0, 1}

So, both are not same.

Hence, f is not onto

5. Classify the following function as injection, surjection or bijection:

(i) f: N → N given by f(x) = x2

(ii) f: Z → Z given by f(x) = x2

(iii) f: N → N given by f(x) = x3

(iv) f: Z → Z given by f(x) = x3

(v) f: R → R, defined by f(x) = |x|

(vi) f: Z → Z, defined by f(x) = x2 + x

(vii) f: Z → Z, defined by f(x) = x − 5

(viii) f: R → R, defined by f(x) = sin x

(ix) f: R → R, defined by f(x) = x3 + 1

(x) f: R → R, defined by f(x) = x3 − x

(xi) f: R → R, defined by f(x) = sin2x + cos2x

(xii) f: Q − {3} → Q, defined by f (x) = (2x +3)/(x-3)

(xiii) f: Q → Q, defined by f(x) = x3 + 1

(xiv) f: R → R, defined by f(x) = 5x3 + 4

(xv) f: R → R, defined by f(x) = 5x3 + 4

(xvi) f: R → R, defined by f(x) = 1 + x2

(xvii) f: R → R, defined by f(x) = x/(x2 + 1)

Solution:

(i) Given f: N → N, given by f(x) = x2

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection condition:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (N), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

x2 = y2

x = y (We do not get ± because x and y are in N that is natural numbers)

So, f is an injection.

Surjection condition:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (N), such that f(x) = y for some element x in N (domain).

f(x) = y

x2= y

x = √y, which may not be in N.

For example, if y = 3,

x = √3 is not in N.

So, f is not a surjection.

Also f is not a bijection.

(ii) Given f: Z → Z, given by f(x) = x2

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection condition:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (Z), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

x2 = y2

x = ±y

So, f is not an injection.

Surjection test:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (Z), such that f(x) = y for some element x in Z (domain).

f(x) = y

x2 = y

x = ± √y which may not be in Z.

For example, if y = 3,

x = ± √ 3 is not in Z.

So, f is not a surjection.

Also f is not bijection.

(iii) Given f: N → N given by f(x) = x3

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection condition:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (N), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

x3 = y3

x = y

So, f is an injection

Surjection condition:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (N), such that f(x) = y for some element x in N (domain).

f(x) = y

x3= y

x = ∛y which may not be in N.

For example, if y = 3,

X = ∛3 is not in N.

So, f is not a surjection and f is not a bijection.

(iv) Given f: Z → Z given by f(x) = x3

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection condition:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (Z), such that f(x) = f(y)

f(x) = f(y)

x3 = y3

x = y

So, f is an injection.

Surjection condition:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (Z), such that f(x) = y for some element x in Z (domain).

f(x) = y

x3 = y

x = ∛y which may not be in Z.

For example, if y = 3,

x = ∛3 is not in Z.

So, f is not a surjection and f is not a bijection.

(v) Given f: R → R, defined by f(x) = |x|

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection test:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (R), such that f(x) = f(y)

f(x) = f(y)

|x|=|y|

x = ±y

So, f is not an injection.

Surjection test:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (R), such that f(x) = y for some element x in R (domain).

f(x) = y

|x|=y

x = ± y ∈ Z

So, f is a surjection and f is not a bijection.

(vi) Given f: Z → Z, defined by f(x) = x2 + x

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection test:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (Z), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

x2+ x = y+ y

Here, we cannot say that x = y.

For example, x = 2 and y = – 3

Then,

x2 + x = 22 + 2 = 6

y2 + y = (−3)2 – 3 = 6

So, we have two numbers 2 and -3 in the domain Z whose image is same as 6.

So, f is not an injection.

Surjection test:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (Z),

such that f(x) = y for some element x in Z (domain).

f(x) = y

x2 + x = y

Here, we cannot say x ∈ Z.

For example, y = – 4.

x2 + x = − 4

x2 + x + 4 = 0

x = (-1 ± √-5)/2 = (-1 ± i √5)/2 which is not in Z.

So, f is not a surjection and f is not a bijection.

(vii) Given f: Z → Z, defined by f(x) = x – 5

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection test:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (Z), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

x – 5 = y – 5

x = y

So, f is an injection.

Surjection test:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (Z), such that f(x) = y for some element x in Z (domain).

f(x) = y

x – 5 = y

x = y + 5, which is in Z.

So, f is a surjection and f is a bijection

(viii) Given f: R → R, defined by f(x) = sin x

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection test:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (R), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

Sin x = sin y

Here, x may not be equal to y because sin 0 = sin π.

So, 0 and π have the same image 0.

So, f is not an injection.

Surjection test:

Range of f = [-1, 1]

Co-domain of f = R

Both are not same.

So, f is not a surjection and f is not a bijection.

(ix) Given f: R → R, defined by f(x) = x3 + 1

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection test:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (R), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

x3+1 = y3+ 1

x3= y3

x = y

So, f is an injection.

Surjection test:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (R), such that f(x) = y for some element x in R (domain).

f(x) = y

x3+1=y

x = ∛ (y – 1) ∈ R

So, f is a surjection.

So, f is a bijection.

(x)  Given f: R → R, defined by f(x) = x3 − x

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection test:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (R), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

x3 – x = y3 − y

Here, we cannot say x = y.

For example, x = 1 and y = -1

x3 − x = 1 − 1 = 0

y3 – y = (−1)3− (−1) – 1 + 1 = 0

So, 1 and -1 have the same image 0.

So, f is not an injection.

Surjection test:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (R), such that f(x) = y for some element x in R (domain).

f(x) = y

x3 − x = y

By observation we can say that there exist some x in R, such that x– x = y.

So, f is a surjection and f is not a bijection.

(xi) Given f: R → R, defined by f(x) = sin2x + cos2x

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection condition:

f(x) = sin2x + cos2

We know that sin2x + cos2x = 1

So, f(x) = 1 for every x in R.

So, for all elements in the domain, the image is 1.

So, f is not an injection.

Surjection condition:

Range of f = {1}

Co-domain of f = R

Both are not same.

So, f is not a surjection and f is not a bijection.

(xii) Given f: Q − {3} → Q, defined by f (x) = (2x +3)/(x-3)

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection test:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (Q − {3}), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

(2x + 3)/(x – 3) = (2y + 3)/(y – 3)

(2x + 3) (y − 3) = (2y + 3) (x − 3)

2xy − 6x + 3y − 9 = 2xy − 6y + 3x − 9

9x = 9y

x = y

So, f is an injection.

Surjection test:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (Q − {3}), such that f(x) = y for some element x in Q (domain).

f(x) = y

(2x + 3)/(x – 3) = y

2x + 3 = x y − 3y

2x – x y = −3y − 3

x (2−y) = −3 (y + 1)

x = (3(y + 1))/(y – 1) which is not defined at y = 2.

So, f is not a surjection and f is not a bijection.

(xiii) Given f: Q → Q, defined by f(x) = x3 + 1

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection test:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (Q), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

x3 + 1 = y3 + 1

x3 = y3

x = y

So, f is an injection.

Surjection test:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (Q), such that f(x) = y for some element x in Q (domain).

f(x) = y

x3+ 1 = y

x = ∛(y-1), which may not be in Q.

For example, if y= 8,

x3+ 1 =  8

x3= 7

x = ∛7, which is not in Q.

So, f is not a surjection and f is not a bijection.

(xiv) Given f: R → R, defined by f(x) = 5x3 + 4

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection test:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (R), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

5x3 + 4 = 5y3 + 4

5x3= 5y3

x3 = y3

x = y

So, f is an injection.

Surjection test:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (R), such that f(x) = y for some element x in R (domain).

f(x) = y

5x3+ 4 = y

5x3+ 4 = y

X3 = (y – 4)/5 ∈ R

So, f is a surjection and f is a bijection.

(xv) Given f: R → R, defined by f(x) = 5x3 + 4

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection condition:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (R), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

5x3 + 4 = 5y3 + 4

5x3 = 5y3

x3 = y3

x = y

So, f is an injection.

Surjection test:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (R), such that f(x) = y for some element x in R (domain).

f(x) = y

5x3 + 4 = y

5x3 + 4 = y

X3 = (y – 4)/5 ∈ R

So, f is a surjection and f is a bijection.

(xvi) Given f: R → R, defined by f(x) = 1 + x2

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection condition:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (R), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

1 + x2 = 1 + y2

x= y2

x = ± y

So, f is not an injection.

Surjection test:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (R), such that f(x) = y for some element x in R (domain).

f(x) = y

1 + x2 = y

x2 = y − 1

x = ± √-1 = ± i is not in R.

So, f is not a surjection and f is not a bijection.

(xvii) Given f: R → R, defined by f(x) = x/(x2 + 1)

Now we have to check for the given function is injection, surjection and bijection condition.

Injection condition:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (R), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

x /(x2 + 1) = y /(y2 + 1)

x y2+ x = x2y + y

xy2 − x2y + x − y = 0

−x y (−y + x) + 1 (x − y) = 0

(x − y) (1 – x y) = 0

x = y or x = 1/y

So, f is not an injection.

Surjection test:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (R), such that f(x) = y for some element x in R (domain).

f(x) = y

x /(x2 + 1) = y

y x2 – x + y = 0

x ((-1) ± √ (1-4x2))/(2y) if y ≠ 0

= (1 ± √ (1-4y2))/ (2y), which may not be in R

For example, if y=1, then

(1 ± √ (1-4)) / (2y) = (1 ± i √3)/2, which is not in R

So, f is not surjection and f is not bijection.

6. If f: A → B is an injection, such that range of f = {a}, determine the number of elements in A.

Solution:

Given f: A → B is an injection

And also given that range of f = {a}

So, the number of images of  f = 1

Since, f  is an injection, there will be exactly one image for each element of f .

So, number of elements in A = 1.

7. Show that the function f: R − {3} → R − {2} given by f(x) = (x-2)/(x-3) is a bijection.

Solution:

Given that f: R − {3} → R − {2} given by f (x) = (x-2)/(x-3)

Now we have to show that the given function is one-one and on-to

Injectivity:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (R − {3}), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

⇒ (x – 2) /(x – 3) = (y – 2) /(y – 3)

⇒ (x – 2) (y – 3) = (y – 2) (x – 3)

⇒ x y – 3 x – 2 y +  = x y = 3y – 2x + 6

⇒ x = y

So, f is one-one.

Surjectivity:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (R − {2}), such that f(x) = y for some element x in R − {3} (domain).

f(x) = y

⇒ (x – 2) /(x – 3) = y

⇒ x – 2 = x y – 3y

⇒ x y – x = 3y – 2

⇒ x ( y – 1 ) = 3y – 2

⇒ x = (3y – 2)/ (y – 1), which is in R – {3}

So, for every element in the co-domain, there exists some pre-image in the domain.

⇒ f is onto.

Since, f is both one-one and onto, it is a bijection.

8. Let A = [-1, 1]. Then, discuss whether the following function from A to itself is one-one, onto or bijective:

(i) f (x) = x/2

(ii) g (x) = |x|

(iii) h (x) = x2

Solution:

(i) Given f: A → A, given by f (x) = x/2

Now we have to show that the given function is one-one and on-to

Injection test:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (A), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

x/2 = y/2

x = y

So, f is one-one.

Surjection test:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (A), such that f(x) = y for some element x in A (domain)

f(x) = y

x/2 = y

x = 2y, which may not be in A.

For example, if y = 1, then

x = 2, which is not in A.

So, f is not onto.

So, f is not bijective.

(ii) Given f: A → A, given by g (x) = |x|

Now we have to show that the given function is one-one and on-to

Injection test:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (A), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

|x| = |y|

x = ± y

So, f is not one-one.

Surjection test:

For y = -1, there is no value of x in A.

So, f is not onto.

So, f is not bijective.

(iii) Given f: A → A, given by h (x) = x2

Now we have to show that the given function is one-one and on-to

Injection test:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (A), such that f(x) = f(y).

f(x) = f(y)

x2 = y2

x = ±y

So, f is not one-one.

Surjection test:

For y = – 1, there is no value of x in A.

So, f is not onto.

So, f is not bijective.

9. Are the following set of ordered pair of a function? If so, examine whether the mapping is injective or surjective:

(i) {(x, y): x is a person, y is the mother of x}

(ii) {(a, b): a is a person, b is an ancestor of a}

Solution:

Let f = {(x, y): x is a person, y is the mother of x}

As, for each element x in domain set, there is a unique related element y in co-domain set.

So, f is the function.

Injection test:

As, y can be mother of two or more persons

So, f is not injective.

Surjection test:

For every mother y defined by (x, y), there exists a person x for whom y is mother.

So, f is surjective.

Therefore, f is surjective function.

(ii) Let g = {(a, b): a is a person, b is an ancestor of a}

Since, the ordered map (a, b) does not map ‘a’ – a person to a living person.

So, g is not a function.

10. Let A = {1, 2, 3}. Write all one-one from A to itself.

Solution:

Given A = {1, 2, 3}

Number of elements in  A = 3

Number of one-one functions = number of ways of arranging 3 elements = 3! = 6

(i) {(1, 1), (2, 2), (3, 3)}

(ii) {(1, 1), (2, 3), (3, 2)}

(iii) {(1, 2 ), (2, 2), (3, 3 )}

(iv) {(1, 2), (2, 1), (3, 3)}

(v) {(1, 3), (2, 2), (3, 1)}

(vi) {(1, 3), (2, 1), (3,2 )}

11. If f: R → R be the function defined by f(x) = 4x3 + 7, show that f is a bijection.

Solution:

Given f: R → R is a function defined by f(x) = 4x3 + 7

Injectivity:

Let x and y be any two elements in the domain (R), such that f(x) = f(y)

⇒ 4x3 + 7 = 4y3 + 7

⇒ 4x3 = 4y3

⇒ x3 = y3

⇒ x = y

So, f is one-one.

Surjectivity:

Let y be any element in the co-domain (R), such that f(x) = y for some element x in R (domain)

f(x) = y

⇒ 4x3 + 7 = y

⇒ 4x3 = y − 7

⇒ x3 = (y – 7)/4

⇒ x = ∛(y-7)/4 in R

So, for every element in the co-domain, there exists some pre-image in the domain. f is onto.

Since, f is both one-to-one and onto, it is a bijection.