## ISC Maths Previous Year Question Paper 2018 Solved for Class 12

Time Allowed: 3 Hours

Maximum Marks: 100

(Candidates are allowed additional 15 minutes for only reading the paper. They must NOT start writing during this time.)

- The Question Paper consists of three sections A, B and C.
- Candidates are required to attempt all questions from Section A and all questions either from Section B or Section C.
- Section A: Internal choice has been provided in three questions of four marks each and two questions of six marks each.
- Section B: Internal choice has been provided in two questions of four marks each.
- Section C: Internal choice has been provided in two questions of four marks each.
- All working, including rough work, should be done on the same sheet as, and adjacent to the rest of the answer.
- The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].
- Mathematical tables and graph papers are provided.

**Section – A (80 Marks)**

Question 1. [10 × 2]

(i) The binary operation * : R × R → R is defined as a * b = 2a + b. Find (2 *3) *4.

(ii) If A = and A is symmetric matrix, show that a = b.

(iii) Solve : 3tan^{-1}x + cot^{-1}x = π

(iv) Without expanding at any stage, find the value of:

(v) Find the value of constant ‘k’ so that the function f(x) defined as:

(vi) Find the approximate change in the volume ‘V’ of a cube of side x metres caused by decreasing the side by 1%.

(viii) Find the differential equation of the family of concentric circles x^{2} + y^{2} = a^{2}.

(ix) If A and B are events such that P(A) = , P(B) = and P(A∩B) =, then find: (a) P(A/B) (b) P(B/A)

(x) In a race, the probabilities of A and B winning the race are and respectively. Find the probability of neither of them winning the race.

Solution:

(i) Given binary operation * : R × R → R is defined as:

a * b = 2a + b

(2 * 3) * 4 = [2(2) +3) * 4 = 7 * 4 = 2(7) + 4 = 18

Question 2. [4]

If the function f(x) = √(2x – 3) is invertible then find its inverse. Hence prove that (fof^{-1})(x) = x.

Solution:

Question 3. [4]

If tan^{-1}a + tan^{-1}b + tan^{-1}c = π, prove that a + b + c = abc.

Solution:

Question 4. [4]

Use properties of determinants to solve for x:

Solution:

Question 5.

(a) Show that the function is continuous at x = 1 but not differentiable.

Or

(b) Verify Rolle’s theorem for the following function:

f(x) = e^{-x} sin x on [0, π]

Solution:

Question 6. [4]

Solution:

Question 7.

Evaluate: ∫ tan-1√x dx [4]

Solution:

Question 8. [4]

(a) Find the points on the curves = 4x^{3} – 3x + 5 at which the equation of the tangent is parallel to the x-axis.

Or

(b) Water is dripping out from a conical funnel of semi-vertical angle at the uniform rate of 2 cm^{2}/sec in the surface, through a tiny hole at the vertex of the bottom. When the slant height of the water level is 4 cm, find the rate of decrease of the slant height of the water.

Solution:

Question 9.

(a) Solve: sin x – y = sin x. tan.

or

(b) The population of a town grows at the rate of 10% per year. Using differential equation, find how long will it take for the population to grow 4 times.

Solution:

Hence, the time required is 6.021 years.

Question 10.

(a) Using matrices, solve the following system of equations:

2x – 3y + 5z = 11

3x + 2y – 4z = -5

x + y – 2z = -3

Or

(b) Using elementary transformation, find the inverse of the matrix:

Solution:

(a) Given system of equations are:

2x – 3y + 5z = 11

3x + 2y – 4z = -5

x + y – 2z = -3

Corresponding matrix equation is:

AX = B

Question 11. [4]

A speaks the truth in 60% of the cases, while B in 40% of the cases. In what per cent of cases are they likely to contradict each other in stating the same fact?

Solution:

Let E be the event of A speaking truth and F be the event of B speaking truth.

P(E) = = , P(F) = =

Probability of A and B likely to contradict each other in stating the same fact

Question 12.

A cone is inscribed in a sphere of radius 12 cm. If the volume of the cone is maximum, find its height. [6]

Solution:

Question 13.

Solution:

Question 14. [6]

From a lot of 6 items containing 2 defective items, a sample of 4 items are drawn at random. Let the random variable X denote the number of defective items in the sample. If the sample is drawn without replacement, find:

(a) The probability distribution of X

(b) Mean of X

(c) Variance of X

Solution:

In a lot of 6 items, 2 items are defective. A sample of 4 items is drawn at random.

Let the random variable X denote the number of defective items in the sample.

X may have value 0, 1, 2

**Section – B (20 Marks)**

Question 15. [3 × 2]

(a) Find λ if the scalar projection of is 4 units.

(b) The Cartesian equation of a line is: 2x – 3 = 3y + 1 = 5 – 6z. Find the vector equation of a line passing through (7, -5, 0) and parallel to the given line.

(c) Find the equation of the plane through the intersection of the planes and passing through the origin.

Solution:

Question 16. [4]

(a) If A, B, C are three non-collinear points with position vectors respectively, then show that the length of the perpendicular from C on AB is

Or

(b) Show that the four points A, B, C and D with position vectors respectively, are coplanar.

Solution:

(a) Let h be the perpendicular distance from point C to the line segment AB.

Question 17. [4]

(a) Draw a rough sketch of the curve and find the area of the region bounded by curve y^{2} = 8x and the line x = 2.

Or

(b) Sketch the graph of y = |x + 4|. Using integration, find the area of the region bounded by the curve y = |x + 4| and x = -6 and x = 0.

Solution:

(a) Given curves are:

y^{2} = 8x …(i)

and x = 2 …(ii)

Putting x = 2 in eqn. (i),

we have y^{2} = 16

⇒ y = ±4

when x = 2, y = 4

when x = 2, y = -4

Points of intersections are (2, 4) and (2, -4)

Question 18.

Find the image of a point having position vector: in the Plane .

Solution:

Given point is P(3, -2, 1) and plane is 3x – y + 4z = 2.

D.R’s of normal to the plane are < 3, -1, 4 >

D.R’s of line PQ are <3, -1, 4 >

Equation of line PQ is, where Q is the foot of a perpendicular

**Section – C (20 Marks)**

Question 19. [3 × 2]

(a) Given the total cost function for x units of a commodity as:

C(x) = x^{3} + 3x^{2} – 16x + 2.

Find:

(i) Marginal cost function

(ii) Average cost function

(b) Find the coefficient of correlation from the regression lines: x – 2y + 3 = 0 and 4x – 5y + 1 = 0.

(c) The average cost function associated with producing and marketing x units of an item is given by AC = 2x – 11 + . Find the range of values of the outputx, for which AC is increasing.

Solution:

(a) Given the total cost function for x units of a commodity is:

C(x) = x^{3} + 3x^{2} – 16x + 2

(i) C'(x) = x^{2} + 6x – 16

Which is the required marginal cost function

(ii) Average cost function =

x + 3x – 16 +

(b) Given regression lines are:

x – 2y + 3 = 0 …..(i)

and 4x – 5y + 1 = 0 …..(ii)

From eqn. (i), we have

x = 2y – 3

Reg. of x on y = 2

From eqn. (ii), we have

(c) The average cost function associated with producing and marketing x units of an item is given as:

AC = 2x – 11 +

Output’for which AC increases is:

(AC) > 0

⇒ (2x – 11 + ) > 0

⇒

⇒ x^{2} – 25 > 0

⇒ (x – 5)(x + 5) > 0

⇒ x > 5 [∵ x > 0]

Clearly, the average cost increases, if the output x > 5.

Question 20.

(a) Find the line of regression of y on x from the following table. [4]

Hence, estimate the value of y when x = 6.

Or

(b) From the given data:

and correlation coefficient: . Find:

(i) Regression coefficients b_{yx} and b_{xy}

(ii) Regression line x on y

(iii) Most likely value of x when y = 14

Solution:

(a) Given that:

Question 21.

(a) A product can be manufactured at a total cost , where x is the number of units produced. The price at which each unit can be sold is given by P = (200 – )

Determine the production level x at which the profit is maximum. What are the price per unit and total profit at the level of production?

Or

(b) A manufacturer’s marginal cost function is . Find the cost involved to increase production from 100 units to 300 units.

Solution:

Question 22.

A manufacturing company makes two types of teaching aids A and B of Mathematics for Class X. Each type of A requires 9 labour hours for fabricating and 1 labour hour for finishing. Each type of B requires 12 labour hours for fabricating and 3 labour hours for finishing. For fabricating and finishing, the maximum labour hours available per week are 180 and 30 respectively. The company makes a profit of ₹ 80 on each piece of type A and ₹ 120 on each piece of type B. How many pieces of type A and type B should be manufactured per week to get a maximum profit? Formulate this as Linear Programming Problem and solve it. Identify the feasible region from the rough sketch. [6]

Solution:

Let x and y be the number of teaching aids of type A and type B be produced by the company.

Objective Function (Z) = 80x + 120y

Subject to constraints

9x + 12y ≤ 180

or 3x + 4y ≤ 60,

x + 3y ≤ 30

and x, y ≥ 0

Table of solutions of 3x + 4y = 60

Table of solutions of x + 3y = 30

Plot the points A(0, 15), B(12, 6), C (20, 0), D(0, 10) and E(30, 0) to get the required graph as shown in the figure. Shaded region is the required feasible region and comer points of bounded feasible region are:

O(0, 0), B(12, 6), C(20, 0) and D(0, 10)

At O(0, 0), Z = 0 + 0 = 0

At C(20, 0), Z = 20 × 80 + 0 = 1600

At B(12, 6), Z = 12 × 80 + 120 × 6 = 1680 → Maximum

At D(0, 10), Z = 0 + 120 × 10 = 1200

Hence, maximum profit can be made by manufacturing 12 teaching aids of type A and 6 teaching aids of type B.

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