Question 1.

If R = {(a, a^{3}): a is a prime number less than 5} be a relation. Find the range of R . (Foreign 2014)

Answer:

Given, R = {{a, cd): a is a prime number less than 5}

We know that, 2 and 3 are the prime numbers less than 5.

So, a can take values 2 and 3.

Thus, R = {(2, 2^{3}), (3, 3^{3})} = {(2, 8), (3, 27)}

Hence, the range of R is (8, 27}.

Question 2.

If f: {1,3, 4} → {1, 2, 5} and g: {1,2, 5} → {1, 3} given by f = {(1,2), (3, 5), (4,1)} and g = {(1,3), (2, 3), (5,1)}. Write down gof. (All India 2014C)

Answer:

Given, functions f:{1, 3, 4} → {1, 2, 5} and g : {1, 2, 5} → {1, 3} are defined as f = {(1, 2),(3, 5),(4, 1)} and g = {(1, 3),(2, 3),(5, 1)}

Therefore, f(1) = 2, f(3) = 5, f(4) = 1

and g(1) = 3, g (2) = 3, g(5) = 1

Now, gof: {1,3,4} → {1,3} and it is defined as

gof (1) = g[(f(1)] = g(2) = 3

gof(3) = g[f(3)] = g(5) = 1

gof (4) = g[f(4)] = g(1) = 3

∴ gof = {(1, 3), (3, 1), (4, 3)}

Question 3.

Let R is the equivalence relation in the set A = {0,1, 2, 3, 4, 5} given by R = {(a, b) : 2 divides (a – b)}. Write the equivalence class [0]. (Delhi 2014C)

Answer:

Given, R = {(a, b):2 divides(a – b)}

and A = { 0,1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

Clearly, [0] = {b ∈ A : (0, b) ∈ R}

= {b ∈ A: 2 divides (0 – b)}

= {b ∈ A : 2divides (-b)} = {0, 2, 4}

Hence, equivalence class of [0] = {0,2,4}.

If R = {(x, y): x + 2y = 8} is a relation on N, then write the range of R. (All India 2014)

Answer:

Given, the relation R is defined on the set of natural numbers, i.e. N as

R= {(x, y) : x + 2y = 8}

To find the range of R, x + 2y = 8 can be rewritten as y = 8−x2

On putting x = 2, we get y = 8−22 = 3

On puttmg x = 4, we get y = 8−42 = 2

On putting x = 6, we get y = 8−62 = 1

As, x, y ∈ N, therefore R = {(2, 3), (4, 2), (6, 1)}. Hence, the range of relation R is {3,2,1}.

Note: For x = 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, ……… we do not get y as natural number.

Question 5.

If A = {1, 2, 3}, S = {4, 5,6, 7} and f = {(1, 4), (2, 5), (3, 6)} is a function from A to B. State whether f is one-one or not. (All India 2011)

Answer:

5. Given, A = {1, 2, 3} , B = {4, 5, 6, 7}

and f:A → Bis defined as f = {(1, 4), (2, 5), (3, 6)}

i.e. f(1) = 4, f(2) = 5and f(3) = 6.

It can be seen that the images of distinct elements of A under f are distinct. So, f is one-one.

Question 6.

If f : R → R is defined by f{x) = 3x + 2, then define f[f(x)]. (Foreign 2011; Delhi 2010)

Answer:

Given, f(x) = 3x + 2

f[f(x)] – f(3x + 2) = 3 (3x + 2) + 2

= 9x + 6+ 2= 9x + 8

Question 7.

Write fog, if f: R → R and g:R → R are given by f(x) = |x| and g(x) = |5x – 2|. (Foreign 2011)

Answer:

Given, f(x) = |x|, g(x) = |5x – 2|

∴ fog (x) = f[g(x)] = f{15x – 2|}

= ||5x – 2||= |5x – 2| [∵ ||x|| = |x|]

Question 8.

Write fog, if f: R → R and g:R → R are given by f(x) = 8x^{3} and g(x) = xy^{3}. (Foreign 2011)

Answer:

Given, f(x) = 8x^{3} and g(x) = x^{1/3}

∴ fog ( x) = f[g(x)] = f(x^{1/3}) = 8(x^{1/3})^{3} = 8x

Question 9.

State the reason for the relation R in the set {1, 2, 3} given by R = {(1, 2), (2,1)} not to be transitive. (Delhi 2011)

Answer:

We know that for a relation to be transitive,

(x, y) ∈ R and (y, z) ∈ R ⇒ (x, z) ∈ R.

Here, (1, 2) ∈ R and (2,1) ∈ R but (1,1) ∉ R.

R is not transitive.

Question 10.

What is the range of the function.

f(x) = |x−1|x−1, x ≠ 1? (Delhi 2010)

Answer:

Firstly, redefine the function by using the definition of modulus function, i.e by using

Further, simplify it to get the range

Given, function is f(x) = |x−1|x−1, x ≠ 1

The above function can be written as

Question 11.

If f: R → R is defined by f(x) = (3 – x^{3})^{1/3}, then find fof(x). (All India 2010)

Answer:

Given function is f: R → R such that f(x) = (3 – x^{3})^{1/3}.

Now, fof(x) = f[f(x)] = f[(3 – x^{3}))^{1/3}]

= [3 – {(3 – x^{3})^{1/3}}^{3}]^{1/3}

= [3 – (3 – x^{3})]^{1/3} = (x^{3})^{1/3} = x

Question 12.

If f is an invertible function, defined as f(x) = 3x−45, then write f^{-1}(x). (Foreign 2010)

Answer:

Given, f(x) = 3x−45 is an invertible function.

Question 13.

If f : R → R and g:R → R are given by f(x) = sin x and g(x) = 5x^{2}, then find gof(x). (Foreign 2010)

Answer:

Given, f(x) = sin x and g(x) = 5x^{2}.

30f{x) = g[f(x)] = g(sin x)

= 5(sin x)^{2} = 5sin^{2}x

Question 14.

If f(x) = 27x^{3} and g(x) = xy^{3}, then find gof(x). (Foreign 2010)

Answer:

Given, f(x) = 27x^{3} and g(x) = xy^{3}

Now, gof(x) = g[f(x)] = g(27x^{3})

= (27x^{3})^{1/3} = (27)^{1/3}.(x^{3})^{1/3}

= (3^{3})^{1/3} (x^{3})^{1/3} = 3x

∴ gof(x) = 3x

Question 15.

If the function f:R → R defined by f(x) = 3x – 4 is invertible, then find f^{-1}. (All India 2010C)

Answer:

f^{-1} = x+43

Question 16.

Check whether the relation R defined on the set A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} as R = {(a, b): b = a + 1} is reflexive, symmetric or transitive. (All India 2019)

Answer:

The relation R on set A = {I, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} is defined as (a, b) ∈ R iff b = a + 1.

Therefore, R = {(1, 2),(2, 3), (3, 4), (4,5), (5, 6)}

Clearly, (a, a) ∉ R for any as a ∈ A. So, R is not reflexive on A.

We observe that (1, 2) ∈ R but (2,1) ∉ R.

So, R is not symmetric.

We also observe that (1, 2) ∈ R and (2, 3) ∈ R but (1, 3) ∉ R. So, R is not transitive.

Question 17.

Let f : N → Y be a function defined as f(x) = 4x + 3, where, Y = {y ∈ N : y = 4x + 3, for some x ∈ N}. Show that f is invertible. Find its inverse. (All India 2019)

Answer:

Given, f: N → Y defined as f(x) = 4x + 3, where

Y = {y ∈ N : y = 4x + 3, x ∈ N}. Consider an arbitrary element y ∈ Y. Then, y = 4x + 3, for some x ∈ N

⇒ y – 3 = 4x ⇒ x = y−34

Suppose, a function g:Y → N, given by

Here, gof (x) = x, ∀ x ∈ N; therefore gof = I_{N}

and fog(y) = y, ∀ y ∈ F; therefore fog = I_{Y}

So, f is invertible and f_{-1} = g,

i.e f_{-1}(y) = y−34

or f_{-1}(x) = x−34

Question 18.

Show that the relation R on IR defined as R = {(a, b) : (a ≤ b)}, is reflexive and transitive but not symmetric. (Delhi 2019)

Answer:

Given a relation R = {{a, b): a ≤ b} on IR (the set of real numbers).

Reflexivity:

Since, a ≤ a is true for all value of a ∈ IR.

(a,a) ∈ R ∀ a ∈ IR

Hence, the given relation is reflexive.

Transitivity

Let (a, b) ∈ R and (b, c) ∈ R be any arbitrary elements.

Then, we have a ≤ b and b ≤ c

⇒ a ≤ b ≤ c

⇒ a ≤ c

⇒ (a,c) ∈ R

Hence, the given relation is transitive.

Symmetricity:

Note that (2,3) ∈ R as 2 < 3

but (3, 2) ∉ R as 3 ≮ 2

Hence, the given relation is not symmetric.

Hence proved.

Question 19.

Prove that the function, f : N → N is defined by f(x) = x^{2} + x + 1 is one-one but not onto. Find inverse of f : N → S, where S is range of f. (Delhi 2019)

Answer:

Let x, y ∈ N such that

f(x) = f(y)

⇒ x^{2} + x + 1 = y^{2} + y + 1

⇒ (x – y)(x + y + 1) = 0 [∵ x + y + 1 ≠ 0]

⇒ x = y

f: N → N is one-one (1)

f is not onto because x^{2} + x +1 > 3, ∀ x ∈ N and so, 1,2 does not have their pre images.

Now, if S is the range of f, then f:N → S is one-one, onto and hence invertible.

⇒ fof^{-1} (x) = x, ∀ x ∈ S

⇒ f(f^{-1}(x)) = x, ∀ x ∈ S

⇒ (f^{-1}(x))^{2} + (f^{-1}(x)) + 1 = x, ∀ x ∈ S

⇒ (f^{-1}(x))^{2} + f^{-1}(x) + 1 – x = 0

which is quadratic in f^{-1}(x)

Question 20.

If f: W → W is defined as f(x) = x – 1, if x is odd and f(x) = x + 1, if x is even. Show that f is invertible. Find the inverse of f, where W is the set of all whole numbers. (Foreign 2014; All India 2011C)

Answer:

Given, f: W →W is defined as

One-one function Let x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ W be any two numbers such that f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

Case I:

When x_{1}, and x_{2} are odd.

Then, f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2}) ⇒ x_{1} – I = x_{2} – I

⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}

Case II:

When x_{1}, and x_{2} are even.

Then, f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

⇒ x_{1} + I = x_{2} + I

⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}

Thus, in both cases,

f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2}) ⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}

Case III:

When x_{1}, is odd and x_{2} is even.

Then, x_{1} ≠ x_{2}

Also, f(x_{1}) is even and f(x_{2}) is odd.

So, f(x_{1}) ≠ f(x_{2})

Thus, x_{1} ≠ x_{2} ⇒ f(x_{1}) ≠ f(x_{2})

Case IV:

When x_{1} is even and x_{2} is odd.

Then, x_{1} ≠ x_{2}

Also, f(x_{1}) is odd and f(x_{2}) is even.

So, f(x_{1}) ≠ f(x_{2})

Thus, x_{1} ≠ x_{2} ⇒ f(x_{1}) ≠ f(x_{2})

Hence, from cases I, II, III and IV we can observe that, f(x) is a one-one function.

Onto function:

Clearly, any odd number 2y + 1 in the codomain W, is the image of 2y in the domain W.

Also, any even number 2y in the codomain W, is the image of 2y + 1 in the domain W.

Thus, every element in W (codomain) has a pre-image in W (domain).

So, f is onto.

Therefore, f is bijective and so it is invertible.

Let f(x) = y

⇒ x – 1 = y, if x is odd

and x + 1 = y, if x is even

Question 21.

If f,g :R → R are two functions defined as f(x) = |x| + x and g(x) = |x| – x, ∀ x ∈ R. Then, find fog and gof. (All India 2014C)

Answer:

Given, f(x) = |x| + x and g(x) = |x| – x, ∀ x ∈ R.

Thus, for x ≥ 0,gof (x) = g(f(x)) = g(2x) = 0

and for x < 0, gof(x) = g(f(x)) = g(0) = 0 ⇒ gof(x) = 0, ∀ x ∈ R Similarly, for x > 0, fog (x) = f(g(x)) = f(0) = 0

and for x < 0, fog (x) = f(g(x)) = f(-2x)

= 2(-2x) = -4x

Question 22.

If R is a relation defined on the set of natural numbers N as follows:

R = {(x, y) : x ∈ N, y ∈ N and 2x + y = 24}, then find the domain and range of the relation R . Also, find whether R is an equivalence relation or not. (Delhi 2014C)

Answer:

Given, R = {(x, y) : x ∈ N, y ∈ N and 2x + y = 24}

∴ y = 24 – 2x

Now, x = 1 ⇒ y = 22;

x = 2 ⇒ y = 20;

x = 3 ⇒ y = 18;

x = 4 ⇒ y = 16;

x = 5 ⇒ y = 14;

x = 6 ⇒ y = 12;

x = 7 ⇒ y = 10;

x = 8 ⇒ y = 8

x = 9 ⇒ y = 6;

x = 10 ⇒ y = 4

and x = 11 ⇒ y = 2

So, domain of R= {1, 2, 3, …, 11} and range of R = {2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22} and R = {(1, 22), (2, 20), (3, 18), (4, 16), (5, 14), (6, 12), (7, 10), (8, 8), (9, 6), (10, 4), (11, 2)}

Reflexive:

Since, for 1 ∈ domain of R,(1, 1) ∉ R.

So, R is not reflexive.

Symmetric:

We observe that (1, 22) ∉ R but (22, 1) ∈ R. So, R is not symmetric.

Transitive:

We observe that (7, 10) ∈ Rand (10, 4) ∈ R hut (7, 4) ∉ R. So, R is not transitive. Thus, R is neither reflexive nor symmetric nor transitive.

So, R is not an equivalence relation.

Question 23.

If A = R – {3} and B = R – {1}. Consider the function f :A → B defined by f(x) = x−2x−3 for all x ∈ A. Then, show that f is bijective. Find f^{-1}(x). (Delhi 2014C; Delhi 2012)

Answer:

Given, a function f: A → B, where A = R – {3}

and B = R – {1}, defined by f(x) = x−2x−3.

One-one function:

Let x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ A such that f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

Then x1−2x1−3=x2−2x2−3

⇒ (x_{1} – 2)(x_{1} – 3) = (x_{2} – 2)(x_{1} – 3)

⇒ x_{1}x_{2} – 3x_{1} – 2x_{2} + 6 = x_{1}x_{2} – 3x_{2} – 2_{1} + 6

⇒ – 3x_{1} – 2x_{2} = – 3x_{2} – 2x_{1}

⇒ – 3 (x_{1} – x_{2}) + 2 (x_{1} – x_{2}) = 0

⇒ -(x_{1} – x_{2}) = 0

Thus, f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}, ∀ x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ A

So, f(x) is a one-one function.

Onto function:

Let y ∈ B = R – {1} be any arbitrary element.

Then, f(x) = y

⇒ x−2x−3 = y ⇒ x – 2 = xy – 3y

⇒ x – xy = 2 – 3y

⇒ x(1 – y) = 2 – 3y

⇒ x = 2−3y1−y or x = 3y−2y−1 ………(i)

Clearly, x = 3y−2y−1 is a real number for all y ≠ 1.

Hence, f(x) is an onto function.

Therefore, f(x) is a bijective function.

From Eq. (i), we get

f^{-1}(y) = 3y−2y−1 or f^{-1}(x) = 3x−2x−1

which is the inverse function of f(x).

Question 24.

If A = {1, 2, 3, .. ,9} and R is the relation in A × A defined by (a , b) R(c, d), if a + d = b + c for (a,b), (c, d) in A × A. Prove that R is an equivalence relation. Also, obtain the equivalence class [(2, 5)]. (Delhi 2014)

Answer:

Given a relation R in A × A, where A = {1, 2, 3,…, 9}, defined as (a, b) R (c, d), if a + d = b + c.

Reflexive:

Let (a, b) be any arbitrary element of A × A. i.e. (a, b) ∈ A × A, where a,b ∈ A.

Now, as a + b = b + a [∵ addition is commutative]

∴ (a, b) R{a, b)

So, R is reflexive.

Symmetric:

Let (a, b), (c,d)e Ax A, such that (a, b)R(c, d). Then, a + d = b + c

⇒ b + c = a + d ⇒ c + b = d + a [∵ addition is commutative]

⇒ (c, d) R(a, b)

So, R is symmetric.

Transitive:

Let (a, b), (c, d), (e, f) ∈ A × A such that (a, b) R(c, d) and (c, d) R(e, f).

Then, a + d = b + c and c + f = d + e

On adding the above equations,

we get a + d + c + f = b + c + d + e

⇒ a + f = b + e ⇒ (a, b) R(e, f)

So, R is transitive.

Thus, R is reflexive, symmetric and transitive.

Hence, R is an equivalence relation.

Now, for [(2, 5)], we will find (c, d) ∈ A × A such that 2 + d = 5+ c or d-c = 3 (1/2)

Clearly, (2, 5) R(1, 4) as 4 – 1 = 3

(2, 5) R(2, 5) as 5 – 2 = 3

(2, 5) R(3, 6) as 6 – 3 = 3

(2, 5) R(4, 7) as 7 – 4 = 3

(2, 5) R(5, 8) as 8 – 5 = 3

and (2, 5) R(6, 9) as 9 – 6 = 3

Hence, equivalence class [(2, 5)]

= {(1, 4), (2, 5),(3, 6),(4, 7),(5, 8),(6, 9)}.

Question 25.

If the function R → R is given by f(x) = x^{2} + 2 and g:R → R is given by g(x) = xx−1, then find fog and gof, and hence find fog (2) and gof (- 3). (All India 2014)

Answer:

Given, f : R → R and g : R → R defined as

f(x) = x^{2} + 2 and g(x) = xx−1; x ≠ 1

Since, range f ⊆ domain g and range g ⊆ domain f

∴ fog and gof exist.

For any x ∈ R- {1}, we have (fog)(x) = f[g(x)]

Question 26.

If A = R-{2}, B = R-{1} and f: A → B is a function defined by f(x) = x−1x−2 , then show that f is one-one and onto. Hence, find f^{-1}. (Delhi 2013C)

Answer:

f^{-1} = 2x−1x−1

Question 27.

Show that the function f in A = R – {23} defined as f(x) = 4x+36x−4 is one-one and onto. Hence, find f^{-1}. (Delhi 2013)

Answer:

Given f(x) = 4x+36x−4

where, x ∈ A = R – {23}

One-one function:

Let x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ A = R – {23} such that f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2}).

Then, 4x1+36x1−4=4x2+36x2−4

⇒ (4x_{1} + 3) (6x_{2} – 4) = (4x_{2} + 3) (6x_{2} – 4)

⇒ 24x_{1}x_{2} – 16x_{1} + 18x_{2} – 12 = 24x_{1}x_{2} – 16x_{2} + 18x_{1} – 12

⇒ – 34x_{1} = – 34x_{2}

⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}

So, f is one-one function.

Onto function:

Let y be an arbitrary element of A (codomain).

Then, f(x) = y

⇒ 4x+36x−4 = y

⇒ 4x + 3 = 6xy – 4y

⇒ 4x – 6xy = -4y – 3

⇒ x(4 – 6 y) = -(4y + 3)

⇒ x = −(4y+3)4−6y

⇒ x = 4y+3)6y−4

Clearly, x = 4y+3)6y−4 is a reaj number for all y ≠ 46=23

Thus, for each y ∈ A (codomain), there exists

x = 4x+36x−4 ∈ A (domain) such that

Hence, f is onto function.

Since, f is bijective function, so its inverse exists.

Question 28.

Consider f: R^{+} → [4, ∞) given by f(x) = x^{2} + 4. Show that f is invertible with the inverse f^{-1} of f given by f^{-1}(y) = y−4−−−−√, where R^{+} is the set of all non-negative real numbers. (All India 2013; Foreign 2011)

Answer:

To show f(x) is an invertible function, we will show that f is both one-one and onto function.

Here, function f: R^{+} → [4, ∞) given by f(x) = x^{2} + 4.

One-one function:

Let x, y ∈ R^{+}, such that

f(x) = f(y)

⇒ x^{2} + 4 = y^{2} + 4 ⇒ x^{2} = y^{2} ⇒ x = y

[∵ we take only positive sign as x, y ∈ R^{+}]

Therefore, f is a one-one function.

Onto function:

For y ∈ [4, ∞), then there exists x ∈ R^{+} such that f(x) = y

⇒ y = x^{2} + 4

⇒ x^{2} = y – 4 ≥ 0 [∵ y > 4]

⇒ x = y−4−−−−√ ≥ 0

[we take only positive sign, as x ∈ R^{+}]

Therefore, for any y ∈ R^{+} (codomain), there exists x = y−4−−−−√ ∈ R+ (domain) such that f(x) = (y−4−−−−√)=(y−4−−−−√)2 + 4 = y – 4 + 4 = y

Therefore, f is onto function.

Since, f is one-one and onto and therefore f^{-1} exists.

Alternate Method:

Let us define g: [4, ∞) → R^{+}

by g(y) = y−4−−−−√

Now, gof(x) = 4 (f(x)) = g(x^{2} + 4)

= (x2+4)−4−−−−−−−−−−√=x2−−√ = x

and fog(y) = f[g(y)] = f(y−4−−−−√)

= (y−4−−−−√)2 + 4 = (y – 4) + 4 = y

Thus, gof = I _{R+} and fog = I_{[4, ∞)}

⇒ f is invertible and its inverse function is 5.

∴ f^{-1}(y) = g(y) = y−4−−−−√ or f^{-1}(x) = x−4−−−−√

Question 29.

Show that f: N → N, given by

is bijective (both one-one and onto). (All India 2012)

Answer:

Given function is f: N → N such that

One-one function:

Let x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ W be any two numbers such that f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

Case I:

When x_{1}, and x_{2} are odd.

Then, f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2}) ⇒ x_{1} – I = x_{2} – I

⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}

Case II:

When x_{1}, and x_{2} are even.

Then, f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

⇒ x_{1} + I = x_{2} + I

⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}

Thus, in both cases,

f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2}) ⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}

Case III:

When x_{1}, is odd and x_{2} is even.

Then, x_{1} ≠ x_{2}

Also, f(x_{1}) is even and f(x_{2}) is odd.

So, f(x_{1}) ≠ f(x_{2})

Thus, x_{1} ≠ x_{2} ⇒ f(x_{1}) ≠ f(x_{2})

Case IV:

When x_{1} is even and x_{2} is odd.

Then, x_{1} ≠ x_{2}

Also, f(x_{1}) is odd and f(x_{2}) is even.

So, f(x_{1}) ≠ f(x_{2})

Thus, x_{1} ≠ x_{2} ⇒ f(x_{1}) ≠ f(x_{2})

Hence, from cases I, II, III and IV we can observe that f(x) is a one-one function.

Onto function:

Let y ∈ N (codomain) be any arbitrary number.

If y is odd, then there exists an even number y + 1 ∈ N (domain) such that

f(y + 1) = (y + 1) – 1 = y

If y is even, then there exists an odd number y – 1 ∈ N (domain) such that

f(y – 1) = (y – 1) + 1 = y

Thus, every element in N (codomain) has a pre-image in N (domain).

Therefore, f(x) is an onto function.

Hence, the function f(x) is bijective.

Question 30.

If f: R → R is defined as f(x) = 10x + 7. Find the function g :R → R, such that gof = fog = I_{R}. (All India 2011)

Answer:

Firstly, consider gof(x) = I_{R}(x), further let f(x) is y equal to y and then transform x into y. Finally replace y by x.

Given, f(x) = 10x + 7

Also, gof = fog = I_{R}

Now, gof = I_{R} ⇒ gof(x) = I_{R}(x)

⇒ g [f(x)] = x, ∀ x ∈ R [∵ I_{R}(x) = x,Vxek]

⇒ g (10x + 7) = x, ∀ x ∈ R

Let 10x+ 7 = y => 10x = y-7

x = y−710 ⇒ g(y) = y−710, ∀ y ∈ k,

or g(x) = y−710, ∀ x ∈ k

Question 31.

If f: R → R is the function defined by f(x) = 4x^{3} + 7, then show that f is a bijection. (Delhi 2011C)

Answer:

The given function is f: R → R such that f(x) = 4x^{3} + 7

To show f is bijective, we have to show that f is one-one and onto.

One-one function:

Let x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R such that f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

⇒ 4x_{1}^{3} + 7 = 4x_{2}^{3} + 7

⇒ 4x_{1}^{3} = 4x_{2}^{3} _{1}^{3} x_{1}^{3} – x_{2}^{3} = 0

⇒ (x_{1} – x_{2}) (x_{1}^{2} + x_{1}x_{2} + x_{2}^{2}) = 0

⇒ (x_{1} – x_{2})[(x_{1} + x22)^{2} + \frac{3}{4}_{2}^{2}] = 0

⇒ Either x_{1} – x_{2} = 0 …………..(i)

0r (x_{1} + x22)^{2} + \frac{3}{4}_{2}^{2} = 0 …………(ii)

But Eq. (ii) gives complex roots as x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R.

∴ x_{1} – x_{2} = 0 ⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}

Thus, f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2}) ⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}, ∀ x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R

Therefore, f(x) is a one-one function.

Onto function:

Let ye R (codomain) be any arbitrary number.

Then, f(x) = y ⇒ 4x^{3} + 7 = y ⇒ 4x^{3} = y – 7

⇒ x^{3} = y−74 ⇒ x = (y−74)1/3

which is a real number. [∵ y ∈ R]

Thus, for every y ∈ R (codomain), there exists

⇒ f(x) is an onto function.

Since, f(x) is both one-one and onto, so it is a bijective.

Question 32.

If Z is the set of all integers and R is the relation on Z defined as R = {(a, b):a,b ∈ Z and a – b is divisible by 5}. Prove that R is an equivalence relation. (Delhi 2010)

Answer:

The given relation is R = {(a, b): a, b ∈ Z and a – b is divisible by 5}.

To prove R is an equivalence relation, we have to prove R is reflexive, symmetric and transitive.

Reflexive:

As for any x ∈ Z, we have x – x = 0, which is divisible by 5.

⇒ (x – x) is divisible by 5.

⇒ (x, x) ∈ R, V x ∈ Z Therefore, R is reflexive.

Symmetric:

Let (x, y) ∈ R, where x, y ∈ Z.

⇒ (x – y) is divisible by 5. [by definition of R]

⇒ x – y = 5A for some A ∈ Z.

⇒ y – x = 5(-A)

⇒ (y – x) is also divisible by 5.

⇒ (y, x) ∈ R

Therefore, R is symmetric.

Transitive:

Let (x, y) ∈ R,where x, y ∈ Z.

⇒ (x – y) is divisible by 5.

⇒ x – y = 5Afor some A ∈ Z Again, let (y, z) ∈ R, where y, z ∈ Z.

⇒ (y – 1) is divisible by 5.

⇒ y – z = 5B for some B ∈ Z.

Now, (x – y) + (y – 2) = 5A + 5B

⇒ x – z = 5(A + B)

⇒ (x – z) is divisible by 5 for some (A + B) ∈ Z

⇒ (x, z) ∈ R

Therefore, R is transitive.

Thus, R is reflexive, symmetric and transitive. Hence, it is an equivalence relation.

Note: If atleast one of the conditions, i.e. reflexive, symmetric and transitive, is not satisfied, then we say that the given relation is not an equivalence relation.

Question 33.

Show that the relation S in the set R of real numbers defined as S – {(a, b): a,b ∈ R and a ≤ b^{3}} is neither reflexive nor symmetric nor transitive. (Delhi 2010)

Answer:

Here, the result is disproved by using some specific examples.

Given relation is

S = {(a, b) : a, b ∈ R and a ≤ b^{3}}

Reflexive:

As 12≤(12)3, where 12 ∈ R, is not true

∴ \left(\frac{1}{2}, \frac{1}{2}\right) ∉ S

Therefore, S is not symmetric. (1)

Transitive:

As 3 ≤ (32)3 and 32≤(43)3 where 3, 32,43 ∈ S are true but 3 ≤ (43)3

i.e (3, 32) ∈ S and (32,43) ∈ S but (3, 43) ∉ S

Therefore, S is not transitive.

Hence, S is neither reflexive nor symmetric nor transitive.

Question 34.

Show that the relation S in set A = {x ∈ Z: 0 ≤ x ≤ 12} given by S = {(a, b): a, b ∈ |a – b| is divisible by 4} is an equivalence relation. Find the set of all elements related to 1. (All India 2010)

Answer:

Given relation is S = {(a, b): |a – b| is divisible by 4 and a, b ∈ A}

and A = {x : x ∈ Z and 0 ≤ x ≤ 12}

Now, A can be written as

A = {0,1, 2, 3, …,12}

Reflexive:

As for any x ∈ A, we get |x – x| = 0, which is divisible by 4.

⇒ (x, x) ∈ S, ∀ x ∈ A

Therefore, S is reflexive.

Symmetric:

As for any (x, y) ∈ S, we get |x – y| is divisible by 4. [by using definition of given relation]

⇒ |x – y| = 4λ, for some λ ∈ Z

⇒|y- x| = 4λ, for some λ ∈ Z

⇒ (y, x) ∈ S

Thus, (x, y) ∈ S ⇒ (y, x) ∈ S, ∀ x, y ∈ A

Therefore, S is symmetric.

Transitive:

For any (x, y) ∈ S and (y, z) ∈ S, we get |x – y| is divisible by 4 and |y – z| is divisible by 4. [by using definition of given relation]

⇒ |x – y| = 4λ and |y – z| = 4μ, for some λ, μ ∈ Z.

Now, x – z = (x – y) + (y – z)

= ± 4λ + 4μ

= ± 4 (λ, + μ)

⇒ |x – z| is divisible by 4.

⇒ (x, z) ∈ S

Thus, (x, y) ∈ S and (y, z) ∈ S

=* (x, z) ∈ S, ∀ x, y, z ∈ A

Therefore, S is transitive.

Since, S is reflexive, symmetric and transitive, so it is an equivalence relation. Now, set of all elements related to 1 is {1,5,9}.

Question 35.

Show that the relation S defined on set N × N by (a, b) S (c, d) ⇒ a + d = b + c is an equivalence relation. (All India 2010)

Answer:

Given a relation R in A × A, where A = {1, 2, 3,…, 9}, defined as (a, b) R (c, d), if a + d = b + c.

Reflexive:

Let (a, b) be any arbitrary element of A × A. i.e. (a, b) ∈ A × A, where a,b ∈ A.

Now, as a + b = b + a [∵ addition is commutative]

∴ (a, b) R{a, b)

So, R is reflexive.

Symmetric:

Let (a, b), (c,d) ∈ A × A, such that (a, b)R(c, d). Then, a + d = b + c

⇒ b + c = a + d ⇒ c + b = d + a [∵ addition is commutative]

⇒ (c, d) R(a, b)

So, R is symmetric.

Transitive:

Let (a, b), (c, d), (e, f) ∈ A × A such that (a, b) R(c, d) and (c, d) R(e, f).

Then, a + d = b + c and c + f = d + e

On adding the above equations,

we get a + d + c + f = b + c + d + e

⇒ a + f = b + e ⇒ (a, b) R(e, f)

So, R is transitive.

Thus, R is reflexive, symmetric and transitive.

Hence, R is an equivalence relation.

Now, for [(2, 5)], we will find (c, d) ∈ A × A such that 2 + d = 5+ c or d-c = 3 (1/2)

Clearly, (2, 5) R(1, 4) as 4 – 1 = 3

(2, 5) R(2, 5) as 5 – 2 = 3

(2, 5) R(3, 6) as 6 – 3 = 3

(2, 5) R(4, 7) as 7 – 4 = 3

(2, 5) R(5, 8) as 8 – 5 = 3

and (2, 5) R(6, 9) as 9 – 6 = 3

Hence, equivalence class [(2, 5)]

= {(1, 4), (2, 5),(3, 6),(4, 7),(5, 8),(6, 9)}.

Question 36.

If f : X → Y is a function. Define a relation R on X given by R = {(a, b): f(a) = f(b)}. Show that R is an equivalence relation on X. (All India 2010C)

Answer:

The given function is f: X → Y and relation on X is R = {(a, b): f(a) = f(b)}

Reflexive:

Since, for every x ∈ X, we have

f(x) = f(x)

⇒ (x, x) ∈ R, ∀ x ∈ X

Therefore, R is reflexive.

Symmetric:

Let (x, y) ∈ R

Then, f(x) = f(y) ⇒ f(y) = f(x) ⇒ (x, y) ∈ R

Thus, (x, y) ∈ R ⇒ (y, x) ∈ R, ∀ x, y ∈ X

Therefore, R is symmetric.

Transitive:

Let x, y, z ∈ X such that

(x, y) ∈ S and (y, z) ∈ R

Then f(x) = f(y) ………..(i)

and f(y) = f(z) ………..(ii)

From Eqs. (i) and (ii), we get

f(x) = f(y)

⇒ (x, z) ∈ R

Thus, (x, y) ∈ R and (y, z) ∈ R

⇒ (x, z) ∈ R, ∀ x, y, z ∈ X

Therefore, R is transitive.

Since, R is reflexive, symmetric and transitive, so it is an equivalence relation.

Question 37.

Show that a function f: R → R given by f(x) = ax + b, a, b ∈ R, a ≠ 0 is a bijective. (Delhi 2010C)

Answer:

Given function f: R → R is such that f(x) = ax + b, a, b ∈ R, a ≠ 0

One-one function:

Let x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ S such that

f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

Then, ax_{1} + b = ax_{2} + b

⇒ ax_{1} = ax_{2}

x_{1} = x_{2} [∵ a ≠ 0]

Thus, f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2}) ⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}, ∀ x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R

Therefore, f(x) is a one-one function.

Onto function:

Let y ∈ R (codomain) be any arbitrary element.

Then, f(x) = y ⇒ ax + b = y

⇒ x = y−ba

Clearly, x is a real number. [∵ y ∈ R]

Thus, for each y ∈ R (codomain), there exists x = y−ba ∈ R (domain) such that

f(x) = f(y−ba) = a(y−ba) + b = y – b + b = y

Therefore, f(x) is an onto function.

As f(x) is both one-one and onto, so it is a bijective function.

Question 38.

Let A = {x ∈ Z: 0 ≤ x ≤ 12}. Show that R = {(a, b): a, b ∈ A, |a – b| is divisible by 4} is an equivalence relation. Find the set of all elements related to 1. Also, write the equivalence class [2]. (CBSE 2018)

Answer:

The set of all elements related to [2]

= {a ∈ A : |2 – a| is divisible by 4}

= {2, 6,10}

(Given relation is S = {(a, b): |a – b| is divisible by 4 and a, b ∈ A}

and A = {x : x ∈ Z and 0 ≤ x ≤ 12}

Now, A can be written as

A = {0,1, 2, 3, …,12}

Reflexive:

As for any x ∈ A, we get |x – x| = 0, which is divisible by 4.

⇒ (x, x) ∈ S, ∀ x ∈ A

Therefore, S is reflexive.

Symmetric:

As for any (x, y) ∈ S, we get |x – y| is divisible by 4. [by using definition of given relation]

⇒ |x – y| = 4λ, for some λ ∈ Z

⇒|y- x| = 4λ, for some λ ∈ Z

⇒ (y, x) ∈ S

Thus, (x, y) ∈ S ⇒ (y, x) ∈ S, ∀ x, y ∈ A

Therefore, S is symmetric.

Transitive:

For any (x, y) ∈ S and (y, z) ∈ S, we get |x – y| is divisible by 4 and |y – z| is divisible by 4. [by using definition of given relation]

⇒ |x – y| = 4λ and |y – z| = 4μ, for some λ, μ ∈ Z.

Now, x – z = (x – y) + (y – z)

= ± 4λ + 4μ

= ± 4 (λ, + μ)

⇒ |x – z| is divisible by 4.

⇒ (x, z) ∈ S

Thus, (x, y) ∈ S and (y, z) ∈ S

=* (x, z) ∈ S, ∀ x, y, z ∈ A

Therefore, S is transitive.

Since, S is reflexive, symmetric and transitive, so it is an equivalence relation. Now, set of all elements related to 1 is {1,5,9}.)

Question 39.

Show that the function f: R → R defined by f(x) = xx2+1, ∀ x ∈ R is neither one-one nor onto. Also, if g: R → R is defined as g(x) = 2x – 1, find fog (x). (CBSE 2018)

Answer:

We have, a function f: R → R defined by

f(x) = xx2+1, ∀ x ∈ R

To show f is neither one-one nor onto.

(i) One-one:

Let x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R such that

f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

⇒ x1x21+1=x2x22+1

⇒ x_{1} (x_{2}^{2} + 1) = x_{2}(x_{1}^{2} + 1)

⇒ x_{1}x_{2}^{2} + x_{1} = x_{2}x_{1}^{2} + x_{2}

⇒ x_{1}x_{2}(x_{2} – x_{1}) = (x_{2} – x_{1})

⇒ (x_{2} – x_{1})(x_{1}x_{2} – 1) = 0

⇒ x_{2} = x_{1} or x_{1}x_{2} = 1

⇒ x_{1} = x_{2} or x_{1} = 1x2

Here, f is not one-one as if we take.

In particular, x_{1} = 2 and x_{2} = 12, we get

∴ f is not one-one.

(ii) Onto:

Let y ∈ R (codomain) be any arbitrary element.

Consider, y = f(x)

∴ y = xx2+1 ⇒ x^{2}y + y = x

⇒ x^{2}y – x + y = 0

⇒ x = 1±I−4y2√2y, which does not exist for

1 – 4y^{2} < 0, i.e for y > 12 and y < −12

In particular for y = 1 ∈ R (codomain), there does not exist any x ∈ R (domain) such that f(x) = y. f is not onto. Hence, f is neither one-one nor onto. Now, it is given that g :R → R defined as g(x) = 2x – 1 g(x) = 2x – 1

Question 40.

Show that the relation R on the set Z of all integers defined by (x, y) ∈ R ⇔ (x – y) is divisible by 3 is an equivalence relation. (CBSE 2018C)

Answer:

The given relation is R = {(a, b): a, b ∈ Z and a – b is divisible by 5}.

To prove R is an equivalence relation, we have to prove R is reflexive, symmetric and transitive.

Reflexive:

As for any x ∈ Z, we have x – x = 0, which is divisible by 5. ⇒ (x – x) is divisible by 5.

⇒ (x, x) ∈ R, V x ∈ Z Therefore, R is reflexive.

Symmetric:

Let (x, y) ∈ R, where x, y ∈ Z. ⇒ (x -y) is divisible by 5. [by definition of R]

⇒ x – y = 5A for some A Z. ⇒ y-x = 5(-A) ⇒ (y- x) is also divisible by 5.

⇒ (y, x) ∈ R

Therefore, R is symmetric.

Transitive:

Let (x, y) ∈ R, where x, y ∈ Z.

⇒ (x – y) is divisible by 5.

⇒ x – y = 5Afor some A ∈ Z Again, let (y, z) ∈ R, where y, z ∈ Z.

⇒ (y – 1) is divisible by 5.

⇒ y – z = 5B for some B ∈ Z.

Now, (x – y) + (y – 2) = 5A + 5B

⇒ x – z = 5(A + B)

⇒ (x – z) is divisible by 5 for some (A + B) ∈ Z

⇒ (x, z) ∈ R

Therefore, R is transitive.

Thus, R is reflexive, symmetric and transitive. Hence, it is an equivalence relation.

Note: If atleast one of the conditions, i.e. reflexive, symmetric and transitive, is not satisfied, then we say that the given relation is not an equivalence relation.

Question 41.

Consider f: R^{+} → [-5, ∞) given by f(x) = 9x^{2} + 6x – 5. Show that f is invertible with f^{-1}(y) = (y+6√−13). Hence find

(i) f^{-1}(10)

(ii) y if ^{-1}(y) = 43

where R^{+} is the set of all non-negative real numbers. (Delhi 2017; Foreign 2010)

Answer:

Here, function f: R^{+} → [-5, ∞) given by f(x) = 9x^{2} + 6x – 5

One-one function:

Let x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R^{+} such that

f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

Then, 9x_{1}2 + 6x_{1} – 5 = 9x_{2} + 6x_{2} – 5

⇒ 9(x_{1}^{2} – x_{2}^{2}) + 6(x_{1} – x_{2}) = 0

⇒ 9(x_{1} + x_{2})(x_{1} – x_{2}) + 6(x_{1} – x_{2}) = 0

⇒ (x_{1} – x_{2})[9(x_{1} + x_{2}) + 6] = 0

⇒ x_{1} – x_{2} = 0 [∵ x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R_{+} ∴ 9(x_{1} + x_{2} + 6 ≠ 0)

⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}, ∀ x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R_{+}

Therefore, f(x) is one-one function.

Onto function:

Let y be any arbitrary element of

Then, y = f(x)

y = 9x^{2} + 6x – 5

y = (3x + 1)^{2} – 1 – 5= (3x + 1)^{2} – 6

(3x + 1)^{2} = y + 6

3x + 1 = y/y + 6, as y ≥ -5 ⇒ y + 6 ≥ 0

x = y+6√−13

Therefore, f is onto, thereby range f = [- 5, ∞)

Let us define g:[-5, ∞) → R^{+} as g(y) = y+6√−13

Now, (gof)(x) = g[f(x)] = g(9x^{2} + 6x – 5)

= g(3x + 1)^{2} – 6)

= y + 6 – 6 = y

Therefore, gof = I_{R+} and fog = I[-5, ∞)

Hence, f is invertible and the inverse of f is given by

f^{-1}(y) = g(y) = y+6√−13

(i) ∴ f^{-1}(10) = 10+6√−13=16√−13=4−13 = 1

(ii) If f^{-1}(y) = 43 ⇒ y = f(4/3) = 9(4/3)^{2} + 6(4/3) – 5

= 16 + 8 – 5 = 19

Question 42.

Consider f : R – {−43} → R – {43} given by f(x) = 4x+33x+4. Show that f is bijective. Find the inverse of f and hence find f^{-1}(0) and x such that f^{-1}(x) = 2. (All India 2017)

Answer:

Given, f: R – {−43} → R – {43}

defined as f(x) = 4x+33x+4

Let x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R – {−43}

such that f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

⇒ 4x1+33x1+4=4x2+33x2+4

⇒ (4x_{1} + 3)(3x_{2} + 4) = (3x_{1} + 4)(4x_{2} + 3)

⇒ 12x_{1}x_{2} + 16x_{1} + 9x_{2} + 12 = 12x_{1}x_{2} + 9x_{1} + 16x_{2} + 12

⇒ 7x_{1} = 7x_{2} ⇒ x_{1} = x_{2} ⇒ f is one-one.

Let y ∈ R – {−43}, such that y ≠ 43

The function f is onto if there exist

x ∈ R – {−43}, such that f(x) = y

Now, f(x) = y ⇒ 4x+33x+4 = y ⇒ 4x + 3 = y (3x + 4)

⇒ 4x + 3 = 3xy + 4y ⇒ 4x – 3xy = 4y – 3

⇒ x (4 – 3y) = 4y – 3

⇒ x = 4x+33x+4 ∈ R – {−43} (y ≠ 43)

Thus, for any y ∈ R – {43}

Since, f is one-one and onto, so f^{-1} exists

Question 43.

Let f: N → N be a function defined as f(x) – 9x^{2} + 6% – 5. Show that f: N → S, where S is the range of f, is invertible. Find the inverse of f and hence find f^{-1}(43) and f^{-1}(-3). (Delhi 2016)

Answer:

We have a mapping f: N → N given by

f(x) = 9x^{2} + 6x – 5

One-one function:

Let x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ N. such that

f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

Then, 9x_{1}^{2} + 6x_{1} – 5= 9x_{2}^{2} + 6x_{2} – 5

⇒ 9x_{1}^{2} + 6x_{1} = 9x_{2}^{2} + 6x_{2}

⇒ 9(x_{1}^{2} – x_{2}^{2}) + 6 (x_{1} – x_{2}) = o

⇒ 3(x_{1} – x_{2})(x_{1} + x_{2}) + 2(x_{1} – x_{2}) = 0 [divide by 3]

⇒ (x_{1} – x_{2}) (3x_{1} + 3x_{2} + 2) = 0

∴ x_{1} – x_{2} = 0 or 3x_{1} + 3x_{2} + 2 = 0

But 3x_{1} + 3x_{2} + 2 ≠ 0 [: x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ N)

∴ x_{1} – x_{2} = 0 = x_{1} = x_{2}

So, f is one-one function.

Onto function:

Obviously, f : N → S is an onto function, because S is the range of f.

Thus, f :N → S is one-one and onto function.

⇒ f is invertible function, so its inverse exists.

Let f(x) = y, then y = 9×2 + 6x – 5 (1)

⇒ y = (3x)^{2} + 2 – 3x – 1 + 1 – 6

⇒ y = (3x + 1)^{2} – 6

⇒ (3x + 1 )^{2} = y + 6

⇒ 3x + 1 = y+6−−−−√ [taking positive square root as x ∈ N]

Question 44.

If f, g: R → R be two functions defined as f(x)= |x| + x and g(x)= |x| – x, ∀ x ∈ R. Then, find fog and gof. Hence find fog (-3), fog{ 5) and gof(-2). (Foreign 2016)

Answer:

(i) Given, f(x) = |x| + x and g(x) = |x| – x, ∀ x ∈ R.

Thus, for x ≥ 0,gof (x) = g(f(x)) = g(2x) = 0

and for x < 0, gof(x) = g(f(x)) = g(0) = 0 ⇒ gof(x) = 0, ∀ x ∈ R Similarly, for x > 0, fog (x) = f(g(x)) = f(0) = 0

and for x < 0, fog (x) = f(g(x)) = f(-2x)

= 2(-2x) = -4x

(ii) We have, gof(x) = 0, ∀ x ∈ R.

Clearly, fg(-3) = -4(-3) = 12,

fog(5) = 0 and gof(-2) = 0.

Question 45.

If N denotes the set of all natural numbers and R be the relation on N × N defined by (a, b) R (c, d), if ad(b + c) = bc(a + d). Show that R is an equivalence relation. (Delhi 2015)

Answer:

We have, a relation R on N × N defined by (a, b)R(c, d), if ad(b + c) = bc(a + d).

Reflexive:

Let (a, b) ∈ N × N be any arbitrary element. We have to show {a, b) R {a, b), i.e. to show ab(b + a) = ba(a + b) which is trivally true as natural numbers are commutative under usual multiplication and addition.

Since, (a, b) ∈ N × N was arbitrary, therefore R is reflexive.

Symmetric:

Let (a, b), (c, d) ∈ N × N such that (a, b) R (c, d), i.e. ad(b + c) = bc(a + d) …(i)

To show, (c, d) R (a, b), i.e. to show cb(d + a) = da(c + b)

From Eq.(i), we have

ad(b + c) = bc(a + d)

⇒ da(c + b) = cb(d + a) [∵ natural numbers are commutative under usual addition and multiplication]

⇒ cb(d + a) = da(c + b)

⇒ (c, d) R (a, b)

Thus, R is symmetric.

Transitive:

Let (a, b), (c, d) and (e, f) ∈ N × N such that (a, b) R (c, d) and (c, d) R (e, f).

Now, (a, b) R (c, d) ⇒ ad(b + c) = bc(a + d)

⇒ af(e + b) = be(f + a)

⇒ af(b + e) = be(a + f)

⇒ (a, b) R (e, f)

⇒ R is transitive.

Thus, R is reflexive, symmetric and transitive, hence R is an equivalence relation.

Question 46.

Consider f: R^{+} → [-9, ∞) given by f(x) = 5x^{2} + 6x – 9. Prove that f is invertible with f^{-1}(y) = (54+5y√−35) [where, R^{+} is the set of all non-negative real numbers.] (All India 2015)

Answer:

Here, function f: R^{+} → [-5, ∞) given by f(x) = 9x^{2} + 6x – 5

One-one function:

Let x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R^{+} such that

f(x_{1}) = f(x_{2})

Then, 9x_{1}2 + 6x_{1} – 5 = 9x_{2} + 6x_{2} – 5

⇒ 9(x_{1}^{2} – x_{2}^{2}) + 6(x_{1} – x_{2}) = 0

⇒ 9(x_{1} + x_{2})(x_{1} – x_{2}) + 6(x_{1} – x_{2}) = 0

⇒ (x_{1} – x_{2})[9(x_{1} + x_{2}) + 6] = 0

⇒ x_{1} – x_{2} = 0 [∵ x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R_{+} ∴ 9(x_{1} + x_{2} + 6 ≠ 0)

⇒ x_{1} = x_{2}, ∀ x_{1}, x_{2} ∈ R_{+}

Therefore, f(x) is one-one function.

Onto function:

Let y be any arbitrary element of

Then, y = f(x)

y = 9x^{2} + 6x – 5

y = (3x + 1)^{2} – 1 – 5= (3x + 1)^{2} – 6

(3x + 1)^{2} = y + 6

3x + 1 = y/y + 6, as y ≥ -5 ⇒ y + 6 ≥ 0

x = y+6√−13

Therefore, f is onto, thereby range f = [- 5, ∞)

Let us define g:[-5, ∞) → R^{+} as g(y) = y+6√−13

Now, (gof)(x) = g[f(x)] = g(9x^{2} + 6x – 5)

= g(3x + 1)^{2} – 6)

= y + 6 – 6 = y

Therefore, gof = I_{R+} and fog = I[-5, ∞)

Hence, f is invertible and the inverse of f is given by

f^{-1}(y) = g(y) = y+6√−13

(i) ∴ f^{-1}(10) = 10+6√−13=16√−13=4−13 = 1

(ii) If f^{-1}(y) = 43 ⇒ y = f(4/3) = 9(4/3)^{2} + 6(4/3) – 5

= 16 + 8 – 5 = 19

Question 47.

Let f: N → R be a function defined as f(x) = 4x^{2} + 12x + 15.Show that f:N → S, where S is the range of f, is invertible. Also, find the inverse of f. (Foreign 2015)

Answer:

f^{-1}(x) = x−6√−32

Question 48.

Show that the relation R in the set A = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} given by R = {(a, b): |a – b| is divisible by 2}, is an equivalence relation. Write all the equivalence classes of R. (All India 2015C)

Answer:

(i) Given relation is S = {(a, b): |a – b| is divisible by 4 and a, b ∈ A}

and A = {x : x ∈ Z and 0 ≤ x ≤ 12}

Now, A can be written as

A = {0,1, 2, 3, …,12}

Reflexive:

As for any x ∈ A, we get |x – x| = 0, which is divisible by 4.

⇒ (x, x) ∈ S, ∀ x ∈ A

Therefore, S is reflexive.

Symmetric:

As for any (x, y) ∈ S, we get |x – y| is divisible by 4. [by using definition of given relation]

⇒ |x – y| = 4λ, for some λ ∈ Z

⇒|y- x| = 4λ, for some λ ∈ Z

⇒ (y, x) ∈ S

Thus, (x, y) ∈ S ⇒ (y, x) ∈ S, ∀ x, y ∈ A

Therefore, S is symmetric.

Transitive:

For any (x, y) ∈ S and (y, z) ∈ S, we get |x – y| is divisible by 4 and |y – z| is divisible by 4. [by using definition of given relation]

⇒ |x – y| = 4λ and |y – z| = 4μ, for some λ, μ ∈ Z.

Now, x – z = (x – y) + (y – z)

= ± 4λ + 4μ

= ± 4 (λ, + μ)

⇒ |x – z| is divisible by 4.

⇒ (x, z) ∈ S

Thus, (x, y) ∈ S and (y, z) ∈ S

⇒ (x, z) ∈ S, ∀ x, y, z ∈ A

Therefore, S is transitive.

Since, S is reflexive, symmetric and transitive, so it is an equivalence relation. Now, set of all elements related to 1 is {1,5,9}.

(ii) Clearly, [1] = {1, 3, 5}

[2] = {2, 4}

[3] = {1, 3, 5} [4] = {2, 4}

and [5] = {1, 3, 5}

Thus, [1 ] = [3] = [5] = {1, 3, 5} and [2] = [4] = {2,4}

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