# NCERT Solutions Class 12 maths Chapter-5 (Continuity And Differentiability)Exercise 5.1

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### Exercise 5.1

### Set 1

**Question 1. Prove that the function f(x) = 5x – 3
is continuous at x = 0, at x = – 3 and at x = 5.**

**Solution:**

To prove the continuity of the function f(x) = 5x – 3, first we have to calculate limits and function value at that point.

**Continuity at x = 0**

Left limit =

= (5(0) – 3) = -3

Right limit =

= (5(0) – 3)= -3

Function value at x = 0, f(0) = 5(0) – 3 = -3

As, ,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = 0.

**Continuity at x = -3**

Left limit =

= (5(-3) – 3) = -18

Right limit =

= (5(-3) – 3) = -18

Function value at x = -3, f(-3) = 5(-3) – 3 = -18

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = -3.

**Continuity at x = 5**

Left limit =

= (5(5) – 3) = 22

Right limit =

= (5(5) – 3) = 22

Function value at x = 5, f(5) = 5(5) – 3 = 22

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = 5.

**Question
2. Examine the continuity of the function f(x) = 2x**^{2 }**–
1 at x = 3.**

**Solution:**

To prove the continuity of the function f(x) = 2x2 – 1, first we have to calculate limits and function value at that point.

Continuity at x = 3

Left limit =

= (2(3)2 – 1) = 17

Right limit =

= (2(3)2 – 1) = 17

Function value at x = 3, f(3) = 2(3)2 – 1 = 17

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = 3.

**Question 3. Examine the following functions for
continuity.**

**(a) f(x) = x – 5**

**Solution:**

To prove the continuity of the function f(x) = x – 5, first we have to calculate limits and function value at that point.

Let’s take a real number, c

Continuity at x = c

Left limit =

= (c – 5) = c – 5

Right limit =

= (c – 5) = c – 5

Function value at x = c, f(c) = c – 5

As, for any real number c

Hence, the function is continuous at every real number.

**(b) **, x ≠ 5

**Solution:**

To prove the continuity of the function f(x) = , first we have to calculate limits and function value at that point.

Let’s take a real number, c

Continuity at x = c and c ≠ 5

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = c, f(c) =

As, for any real number c

Hence, the function is continuous at every real number.

**(c), x ≠ -5**

**Solution:**

To prove the continuity of the function f(x) = , first we have to calculate limits and function value at that point.

Let’s take a real number, c

Continuity at x = c and c ≠ -5

Left limit =

= c – 5

Right limit =

= c – 5

Function value at x = c, f(c) =

= c – 5

As, , for any real number c

Hence, the function is continuous at every real number.

**(d) f(x) = |x – 5|**

**Solution:**

To prove the continuity of the function f(x) = |x – 5|, first we have to calculate limits and function value at that point.

Here,

As, we know that modulus function works differently.

In |x – 5|, |x – 5| = x – 5 when x>5 and |x – 5| = -(x – 5) when x < 5

Let’s take a real number, c and check for three cases of c:

Continuity at x = c

**When c < 5**

Left limit =

= -(c – 5)

= 5 – c

Right limit =

= -(c – 5)

= 5 – c

Function value at x = c, f(c) = |c – 5| = 5 – c

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at every real number c, where c<5.

**When c > 5**

Left limit =

= (c – 5)

Right limit =

= (c – 5)

Function value at x = c, f(c) = |c – 5| = c – 5

As, ,

Hence, the function is continuous at every real number c, where c > 5.

**When c = 5**

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = c, f(c) = |5 – 5| = 0

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at every real number c, where c = 5.

Hence, we can conclude that, the modulus function is continuous at every real number.

**Question
4. Prove that the function f(x) = x**^{n}** is
continuous at x = n, where n is a positive integer.**

**Solution:**

To prove the continuity of the function f(x) = xn, first we have to calculate limits and function value at that point.

Continuity at x = n

Left limit =

= nn

Right limit =

= nn

Function value at x = n, f(n) = nn

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = n.

**Question 5. Is the function f defined by**

**continuous at x = 0? At x = 1? At x = 2?**

**Solution:**

To prove the continuity of the function f(x), first we have to calculate limits and function value at that point.

**Continuity at x = 0**

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = 0, f(0) = 0

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = 0.

**Continuity at x = 1**

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = 1, f(1) = 1

As, ,

Hence, the function is not continuous at x = 1.

**Continuity at x = 2**

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = 2, f(2) = 5

As, ,

**Therefore, the function is continuous at x = 2.**

**Question 6. **

**Solution:**

Here, as it is given that

For x ≤ 2, f(x) = 2x + 3, which is a polynomial

As polynomial are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (-∞, 2)

Now, For x > 2, f(x) = 2x – 3, which is a polynomial

As polynomial are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (2, ∞)

So now, as f(x) is continuous in x ∈ (-∞, 2) U (2, ∞) = R – {2}

Let’s check the continuity at x = 2,

Left limit =

= (2(2) + 3)

= 7

Right limit =

= (2(2) – 3)

= 1

Function value at x = 2, f(2) = 2(3) + 3 = 7

As,

**Therefore, the function is discontinuous at only x = 2.**

**Question 7. **

**Solution:**

Here, as it is given that

For x ≤ -3, f(x) = |x| + 3,

As, we know that modulus function works differently.

In |x|, |x – 0| = x when x > 0 and |x – 0| = -x when x < 0

f(x) = -x + 3, which is a polynomial

As polynomial are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (-∞, -3)

For -3 < x < 3, f(x) = -2x, which is a polynomial

As polynomial are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (-3, 3)

Now, for x ≥ 3, f(x) = 6x + 2, which is a polynomial

As polynomial are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (3, ∞)

So now, as f(x) is continuous in x ∈ (-∞, -3) U(-3, 3) U (3, ∞) = R – {-3, 3}

Let’s check the continuity at x = -3,

Left limit =

= (-(-3) + 3)

= 6

Right limit =

= (-2(-3))

= 6

Function value at x = -3, f(-3) = |-3| + 3 = 3 + 3 = 6

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = -3.

Now, let’s check the continuity at x = 3,

Left limit =

= (-2(3))

= -6

Right limit =

= (6(3) + 2)

= 20

Function value at x = 3, f(3) = 6(3) + 2 = 20

As,

**Therefore, the function is discontinuous only at x = 3.**

**Question 8. **

**Solution:**

As, we know that modulus function works differently.

In |x|, |x – 0| = x when x > 0 and |x – 0|= -x when x < 0

**When x < 0**, f(x) = = -1, which is a constant

As constant functions are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (-∞, 0).

**When x > 0**, f(x) = = 1, which is a constant

As constant functions are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (0, ∞).

So now, as f(x) is continuous in x ∈ (-∞, 0) U(0, ∞) = R – {0}

Let’s check the continuity at x = 0,

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = 0, f(0) = 0

As,

**Hence, the function is discontinuous at only x = 0.**

**Question 9. **

**Solution:**

As, we know that modulus function works differently.

In |x|, |x – 0| = x when x > 0 and |x – 0| = -x when x < 0

**When x < 0**, f(x) = = -1, which is a constant

As constant functions are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (-∞, 0).

When x > 0, f(x) = -1, which is a constant

As constant functions are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (0, ∞).

So now, as f(x) is continuous in x ∈ (-∞, 0) U(0, ∞) = R – {0}

Let’s check the continuity at x = 0,

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = 0, f(0) = -1

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = 0.

**So, we conclude that the f(x) is continuous at any real number. Hence, no point of discontinuity.**

**Question 10. **

**Solution:**

Here,

When x ≥1, f(x) = x + 1, which is a polynomial

As polynomial functions are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (1, ∞)

When x < 1, f(x) = x2 + 1, which is a polynomial

As polynomial functions are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (-∞, 1)

So now, as f(x) is continuous in x ∈ (-∞, 1) U (1, ∞) = R – {1}

Let’s check the continuity at x = 1,

Left limit =

= 1 + 1

= 2

Right limit =

= 1 + 1

= 2

Function value at x = 1, f(1) = 1 + 1 = 2

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = 1.

**So, we conclude that the f(x) is continuous at any real number.**

**Question 11. **

**Solution:**

Here,

When x ≤ 2, f(x) = x3 + 3, which is a polynomial

As polynomial functions are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (-∞, 2)

When x > 2, f(x) = x2 + 1, which is a polynomial

As polynomial functions are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (2, ∞)

So now, as f(x) is continuous in x ∈ (-∞, 2) U(2, ∞) = R – {2}

Let’s check the continuity at x = 2,

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = 2, f(2) = 8 – 3 = 5

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = 2.

**So, we conclude that the f(x) is continuous at any real number.**

**Question 12. **

**Solution:**

Here,

When x ≤ 1, f(x) = x10 – 1, which is a polynomial

As polynomial functions are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (-∞, 1)

When x >1, f(x) = x2, which is a polynomial

As polynomial functions are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (1, ∞)

So now, as f(x) is continuous in x ∈ (-∞, 1) U (1, ∞) = R – {1}

Let’s check the continuity at x = 1,

Left limit =

= 1 – 1

= 0

Right limit =

Function value at x = 1, f(1) = 1 – 1 = 0

As,

**Hence, the function is discontinuous at x = 1.**

**Question 13. Is the function defined by**

**a continuous function?**

**Solution:**

Here, as it is given that

For x ≤ 1, f(x) = x + 5, which is a polynomial

As polynomial are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (-∞, 1)

Now, For x > 1, f(x) = x – 5, which is a polynomial

As polynomial are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (1, ∞)

So now, as f(x) is continuous in x ∈ (-∞, 1) U (1, ∞) = R – {1}

Let’s check the continuity at x = 1,

Left limit =

= (1 + 5)

= 6

Right limit =

= (1 – 5)

= -4

Function value at x = 1, f(1) = 5 + 1 = 6

As,

Hence, the function is continuous for only R – {1}.

**Discuss the continuity of the function f, where f is defined by**

**Question 14. **

**Solution:**

Here, as it is given that

For 0 ≤ x ≤ 1, f(x) = 3, which is a constant

As constants are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (0, 1)

Now, For 1 < x < 3, f(x) = 4, which is a constant

As constants are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (1, 3)

For 3 ≤ x ≤ 10, f(x) = 5, which is a constant

As constants are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (3, 10)

So now, as f(x) is continuous in x ∈ (0, 1) U (1, 3) U (3, 10) = (0, 10) – {1, 3}

Let’s check the continuity at x = 1,

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = 1, f(1) = 3

As,

Hence, the function is discontinuous at x = 1.

Now, let’s check the continuity at x = 3,

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = 3, f(3) = 4

As,

Hence, the function is discontinuous at x = 3.

So concluding the results, we get

**Therefore, the function f(x) is discontinuous at x = 1 and x = 3.**

**Question 15. **

**Solution:**

Here, as it is given that

For x < 0, f(x) = 2x, which is a polynomial

As polynomial are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (-∞, 0)

Now, For 0 ≤ x ≤ 1, f(x) = 0, which is a constant

As constant are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (0, 1)

For x > 1, f(x) = 4x, which is a polynomial

As polynomial are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (1, ∞)

So now, as f(x) is continuous in x ∈ (-∞, 0) U (0, 1) U (1, ∞)= R – {0, 1}

Let’s check the continuity at x = 0,

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = 0, f(0) = 0

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = 0.

Now, let’s check the continuity at x = 1,

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = 1, f(1) = 0

As,

Hence, the function is discontinuous at x = 1.

**Therefore, the function is continuous for only R – {1}**

**Question 16. **

**Solution:**

Here, as it is given that

For x ≤ -1, f(x) = -2, which is a constant

As constant are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (-∞, -1)

Now, For -1 ≤ x ≤ 1, f(x) = 2x, which is a polynomial

As polynomial are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (-1, 1)

For x > 1, f(x) = 2, which is a constant

As constant are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (1, ∞)

So now, as f(x) is continuous in x ∈ (-∞, -1) U (-1, 1) U (1, ∞)= R – {-1, 1}

Let’s check the continuity at x = -1,

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = -1, f(-1) = -2

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = -1.

Now, let’s check the continuity at x = 1,

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = 1, f(1) = 2(1) = 2

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = 1.

**Therefore, the function is continuous for any real number.**

**Question 17. Find the relationship between a and b
so that the function f defined by**

**is continuous at x = 3.**

**Solution:**

As, it is given that the function is continuous at x = 3.

It should satisfy the following at x = 3:

Continuity at x = 3,

Left limit =

= (a(3) + 1)

= 3a + 1

Right limit =

= (b(3) + 3)

= 3b + 3

Function value at x = 3, f(3) = a(3) + 1 = 3a + 1

So equating both the limits, we get

3a + 1 = 3b + 3

3(a – b) = 2

a – b = 2/3

### Exercise 5.1

### Set 2

**Question 18. For what value of λ is the function
defined **

**by**

**continuous at x = 0? What about continuity at x =
1?**

**Solution:**

To be continuous function, f(x) should satisfy the following at x = 0:

**Continuity at x = 0,**

Left limit =

= λ(02– 2(0)) = 0

Right limit =

= λ4(0) + 1 = 1

Function value at x = 0, f(0) =

As, 0 = 1 cannot be possible

Hence, for no value of λ, f(x) is continuous.

But here,

**Continuity at x = 1,**

Left limit =

= (4(1) + 1) = 5

Right limit =

= 4(1) + 1 = 5

Function value at x = 1, f(1) = 4(1) + 1 = 5

As,

**Hence, the function is continuous at x = 1 for any value of λ .**

**Question 19. Show that the function defined by g
(x) = x – [x] is discontinuous at all integral points. Here [x] denotes the
greatest integer less than or equal to x. **

**Solution:**

[x] is greatest integer function which is defined in all integral points, e.g.

[2.5] = 2

[-1.96] = -2

x-[x] gives the fractional part of x.

e.g: 2.5 – 2 = 0.5

**c be an integer**

Let’s check the continuity at x = c,

Left limit =

= (c – (c – 1)) = 1

Right limit =

= (c – c) = 0

Function value at x = c, f(c) = c – = c – c = 0

As,

**Hence, the function is discontinuous at integral.**

**c be not an integer**

Let’s check the continuity at x = c,

Left limit =

= (c – (c – 1)) = 1

Right limit =

= (c – (c – 1)) = 1

Function value at x = c, f(c) = c – = c – (c – 1) = 1

As,

**Hence, the function is continuous at non-integrals part.**

**Question
20. Is the function defined by f(x) = x**^{2}** –
sin x + 5 continuous at x = π?**

**Solution:**

Let’s check the continuity at x = π,

f(x) = x2 – sin x + 5

Let’s substitute, x = π+h

When x⇢π, Continuity at x = π

Left limit =

= (π2 – sinπ + 5) = π2 + 5

Right limit =

= (π2 – sinπ + 5) = π2 + 5

Function value at x = π, f(π) = π2 – sin π + 5 = π2 + 5

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = π .

**Question 21. Discuss the continuity of the
following functions:**

**(a) f(x) = sin x + cos x **

**Solution:**

Here,

f(x) = sin x + cos x

Let’s take, x = c + h

When x⇢c then h⇢0

So,

(sin(c + h) + cos(c + h))

Using the trigonometric identities, we get

sin(A + B) = sin A cos B + cos A sin B

cos(A + B) = cos A cos B – sin A sin B

((sinc cosh + cosc sinh) + (cosc cosh − sinc sinh))

= ((sinc cos0 + cosc sin0) + (cosc cos0 − sinc sin0))

cos 0 = 1 and sin 0 = 0

= (sinc + cosc) = f(c)

Function value at x = c, f(c) = sinc + cosc

As, = f(c) = sinc + cosc

**Hence, the function is continuous at x = c.**

**(b) f(x) = sin x – cos x**

**Solution:**

Here,

f(x) = sin x – cos x

Let’s take, x = c+h

When x⇢c then h⇢0

So,

(sin(c + h) − cos(c + h))

Using the trigonometric identities, we get

sin(A + B) = sin A cos B + cos A sin B

cos(A + B) = cos A cos B – sin A sin B

((sinc cosh + cosc sinh) − (cosc cosh − sinc sinh))

= ((sinc cos0 + cosc sin0) − (cosc cos0 − sinc sin0))

cos 0 = 1 and sin 0 = 0

= (sinc − cosc) = f(c)

Function value at x = c, f(c) = sinc − cosc

As, = f(c) = sinc − cosc

**Hence, the function is continuous at x = c.**

**(c) f(x) = sin x . cos x**

**Solution:**

Here,

f(x) = sin x + cos x

Let’s take, x = c+h

When x⇢c then h⇢0

So,

sin(c + h) × cos(c + h))

Using the trigonometric identities, we get

sin(A + B) = sin A cos B + cos A sin B

cos(A + B) = cos A cos B – sin A sin B

((sinc cosh + cosc sinh) × (cosc cosh − sinc sinh))

= ((sinc cos0 + cosc sin0) × (cosc cos0 − sinc sin0))

cos 0 = 1 and sin 0 = 0

= (sinc × cosc) = f(c)

Function value at x = c, f(c) = sinc × cosc

As, = f(c) = sinc × cosc

**Hence, the function is continuous at x = c.**

**Question 22. Discuss the continuity of the cosine,
cosecant, secant and cotangent functions.**

**Solution:**

**Continuity of cosine**

Here,

f(x) = cos x

Let’s take, x = c+h

When x⇢c then h⇢0

So,

Using the trigonometric identities, we get

cos(A + B) = cos A cos B – sin A sin B

(cosc cosh − sinc sinh)

= (cosc cos0 − sinc sin0)

cos 0 = 1 and sin 0 = 0

= (cosc) = f(c)

Function value at x = c, f(c) = (cosc)

As, = f(c) = (cosc)

Hence, the cosine function is continuous at x = c.

**Continuity of cosecant**

Here,

f(x) = cosec x =

Domain of cosec is R – {nπ}, n ∈ Integer

Let’s take, x = c + h

When x⇢c then h⇢0

So,

Using the trigonometric identities, we get

sin(A + B) = sin A cos B + cos A sin B

cos 0 = 1 and sin 0 = 0

Function value at x = c, f(c) =

As,

Hence, the cosecant function is continuous at x = c.

**Continuity of secant**

Here,

f(x) = sec x =

Let’s take, x = c + h

When x⇢c then h⇢0

So,

Using the trigonometric identities, we get

cos(A + B) = cos A cos B – sin A sin B

cos 0 = 1 and sin 0 = 0

Function value at x = c, f(c) =

As,

Hence, the secant function is continuous at x = c.

**Continuity of cotangent**

Here,

f(x) = cot x =

Let’s take, x = c+h

When x⇢c then h⇢0

So,

Using the trigonometric identities, we get

sin(A + B) = sin A cos B + cos A sin B

cos(A + B) = cos A cos B – sin A sin B

cos 0 = 1 and sin 0 = 0

Function value at x = c, f(c) =

As,

Hence, the cotangent function is continuous at x = c.

**Question 23. Find all points of discontinuity of f, where**

**Solution:**

Here,

From the two continuous functions g and h, we get

= continuous when h(x) ≠ 0

For x < 0, f(x) = , is continuous

Hence, f(x) is continuous x ∈ (-∞, 0)

Now, For x ≥ 0, f(x) = x + 1, which is a polynomial

As polynomial are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ (0, ∞)

So now, as f(x) is continuous in x ∈ (-∞, 0) U (0, ∞)= R – {0}

Let’s check the continuity at x = 0,

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = 0, f(0) = 0 + 1 = 1

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = 0.

**Hence, the function is continuous for any real number.**

**Question 24. Determine if f defined by**

**Solution:**

Here, as it is given that

For x = 0, f(x) = 0, which is a constant

As constant are continuous, hence f(x) is continuous x ∈ = R – {0}

Let’s check the continuity at x = 0,

As, we know range of sin function is [-1,1]. So, -1 ≤ ≤ 1 which is a finite number.

Limit =

= (02 ×(finite number)) = 0

Function value at x = 0, f(0) = 0

As,

Hence, the function is continuous for any real number.

**Question 25. Examine the continuity of f, where f
is defined by**

**Solution:**

**Continuity at x = 0,**

Left limit =

= (sin0 − cos0) = 0 − 1 = −1

Right limit =

= (sin0 − cos0) = 0 − 1 = −1

Function value at x = 0, f(0) = sin 0 – cos 0 = 0 – 1 = -1

As,

Hence, the function is continuous at x = 0.

**Continuity at x = c (real number c≠0),**

Left limit =

= (sinc − cosc)

Right limit =

= (sinc − cosc)

Function value at x = c, f(c) = sin c – cos c

As,

So concluding the results, we get

**The function f(x) is continuous at any real number.**

**Question 26. at x = π/2.**

**Solution:**

Continuity at x = π/2

Let’s take x =

When x⇢π/2 then h⇢0

Substituting x = +h, we get

cos(A + B) = cos A cos B – sin A sin B

Limit =

Function value at x = = 3

As, should satisfy, for f(x) being continuous

k/2 = 3

k = 6

**Question 27. at x = 2**

**Solution:**

Continuity at x = 2

Left limit =

= k(2)2 = 4k

Right limit =

Function value at x = 2, f(2) = k(2)2 = 4k

As, should satisfy, for f(x) being continuous

4k = 3

k = 3/4

**Question 28. at x = π**

**Solution:**

Continuity at x = π

Left limit =

= k(π) + 1

Right limit =

= cos(π) = -1

Function value at x = π, f(π) = k(π) + 1

As, should satisfy, for f(x) being continuous

kπ + 1 = -1

k = -2/π

**Question 29. at x = 5**

**Solution:**

Continuity at x = 5

Left limit =

= k(5) + 1 = 5k + 1

Right limit =

= 3(5) – 5 = 10

Function value at x = 5, f(5) = k(5) + 1 = 5k + 1

As, should satisfy, for f(x) being continuous

5k + 1 = 10

k = 9/5

**Question 30. Find the values of a and b such that
the function defined by**

**is a continuous function**

**Solution:**

**Continuity at x = 2**

Left limit =

Right limit =

Function value at x = 2, f(2) = 5

As, should satisfy, for f(x) being continuous at x = 2

2a + b = 5 ……………………(1)

**Continuity at x = 10**

Left limit =

= 10a + b

Right limit =

= 21

Function value at x = 10, f(10) = 21

As, should satisfy, for f(x) being continuous at x = 10

10a + b = 21 ……………………(2)

Solving the eq(1) and eq(2), we get

a = 2

b = 1

**Question
31. Show that the function defined by f(x) = cos (x**^{2}**)
is a continuous function**

**Solution:**

Let’s take

g(x) = cos x

h(x) = x2

g(h(x)) = cos (x2)

To prove g(h(x)) continuous, g(x) and h(x) should be continuous.

**Continuity of g(x) = cos x**

Let’s check the continuity at x = c

x = c + h

g(c + h) = cos (c + h)

When x⇢c then h⇢0

cos(A + B) = cos A cos B – sin A sin B

Limit = (cosc cosh − sinc sinh)

= cosc cos0 − sinc sin0 = cosc

Function value at x = c, g(c) = cos c

As,

The function g(x) is continuous at any real number.

**Continuity of h(x) = x2**

Let’s check the continuity at x = c

Limit =

= c2

Function value at x = c, h(c) = c2

As,

The function h(x) is continuous at any real number.

As, g(x) and h(x) is continuous then g(h(x)) = cos(x2) is also continuous.

**Question 32. Show that the function defined by f(x)
= | cos x | is a continuous function. **

**Solution:**

Let’s take

g(x) = |x|

m(x) = cos x

g(m(x)) = |cos x|

To prove g(m(x)) continuous, g(x) and m(x) should be continuous.

**Continuity of g(x) = |x|**

As, we know that modulus function works differently.

In |x – 0|, |x| = x when x ≥ 0 and |x| = -x when x < 0

Let’s check the continuity at x = c

**When c < 0**

Limit =

Function value at x = c, g(c) = |c| = -c

As,

**When c ≥ 0**

Limit =

Function value at x = c, g(c) = |c| = c

As,

The function g(x) is continuous at any real number.

**Continuity of m(x) = cos x**

Let’s check the continuity at x = c

x = c + h

m(c + h) = cos (c + h)

When x⇢c then h⇢0

cos(A + B) = cos A cos B – sin A sin B

Limit = (cosc cosh − sinc sinh)

= cosc cos0 − sinc sin0 = cosc

Function value at x = c, m(c) = cos c

As,

The function m(x) is continuous at any real number.

As, g(x) and m(x) is continuous then g(m(x)) = |cos x| is also continuous.

**Question 33. Examine that sin | x | is a continuous
function.**

**Solution:**

Let’s take

g(x) = |x|

m(x) = sin x

m(g(x)) = sin |x|

To prove m(g(x)) continuous, g(x) and m(x) should be continuous.

**Continuity of g(x) = |x|**

As, we know that modulus function works differently.

In |x-0|, |x|=x when x≥0 and |x|=-x when x<0

Let’s check the continuity at x = c

**When c < 0**

Limit =

Function value at x = c, g(c) = |c| = -c

As,

**When c ≥ 0**

Limit =

Function value at x = c, g(c) = |c| = c

As,

The function g(x) is continuous at any real number.

**Continuity of m(x) = sin x**

Let’s check the continuity at x = c

x = c + h

m(c + h) = sin (c + h)

When x⇢c then h⇢0

sin(A + B) = sin A cos B + cos A sin B

Limit = (sinc cosh + cosc sinh)

= sinc cos0 + cos csin0 = sinc

Function value at x = c, m(c) = sin c

As,

The function m(x) is continuous at any real number.

As, g(x) and m(x) is continuous then m(g(x)) = sin |x| is also continuous.

**Question 34. Find all the points of discontinuity
of f defined by f(x) = | x | – | x + 1 |**

**Solution:**

Let’s take

g(x) = |x|

m(x) = |x + 1|

g(x) – m(x) = | x | – | x + 1 |

To prove g(x) – m(x) continuous, g(x) and m(x) should be continuous.

**Continuity of g(x) = |x|**

As, we know that modulus function works differently.

In |x – 0|, |x| = x when x≥0 and |x| = -x when x < 0

Let’s check the continuity at x = c

**When c < 0**

Limit =

Function value at x = c, g(c) = |c| = -c

As,

**When c ≥ 0**

Limit =

Function value at x = c, g(c) = |c| = c

As,

The function g(x) is continuous at any real number.

**Continuity of m(x) = |x + 1|**

As, we know that modulus function works differently.

In |x + 1|, |x + 1| = x + 1 when x ≥ -1 and |x + 1| = -(x + 1) when x < -1

Let’s check the continuity at x = c

**When c < -1**

Limit =

= -(c + 1)

Function value at x = c, m(c) = |c + 1| = -(c + 1)

As,

**When c ≥ -1**

Limit =

= c + 1

Function value at x = c, m(c) = |c| = c + 1

As, = m(c) = c + 1

The function m(x) is continuous at any real number.

As, g(x) and m(x) is continuous then g(x) – m(x) = |x| – |x + 1| is also continuous.