# Class 11 RD Sharma Solutions – Chapter 3 Functions – Exercise 3.3

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

**(i) f (x) = 1/x **

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = 1/x.

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

Therefore, domain of f = R – {0}

**(ii) f (x) = 1/(x−7)**

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = 1/(x−7).

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

Therefore, domain of f = R – {7}

**(iii) f (x) = (3x−2)/(x+1)**

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = (3x−2)/(x+1).

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

Therefore, domain of f = R – {–1}

**(iv) f (x) = (2x+1)/(x**^{2}−9)

^{2}−9)

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = (2x+1)/(x

^{2}−9).Here, f (x) is defined for all real values of x, except for the case when x

^{2}– 9 = 0.=> x

^{2}– 9 = 0=> (x + 3)(x – 3) = 0

=> x + 3 = 0 or x – 3 = 0

=> x = ± 3

Therefore, domain of f = R – {–3, 3}

**(v) f (x) = (x**^{2}+2x+1)/(x^{2}–8x+12)

^{2}+2x+1)/(x

^{2}–8x+12)

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = (x

^{2}+2x+1)/(x^{2}–8x+12).Here, f(x) is defined for all real values of x, except for the case when x

^{2}– 8x + 12 = 0.=> x

^{2}– 8x + 12 = 0=> x

^{2}– 2x – 6x + 12 = 0=> x(x – 2) – 6(x – 2) = 0

=> (x – 2)(x – 6) = 0

=> x – 2 = 0 or x – 6 = 0

=> x = 2 or 6

Therefore, domain of f = R – {2, 6}

**Question 2. Find the domain of each of the following **real-valued** functions of **a **real variable:**

**(i) f (x) = √(x–2)**

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = √(x–2).

Here, f (x) takes real values only when x – 2 ≥ 0 as the square of a real number cannot be negative.

=> x – 2 ≥ 0

=> x ≥ 2

=> x ∈ [2, ∞)

Therefore, domain of f = [2, ∞)

**(ii) f (x) = 1/(√(x**^{2}–1))

^{2}–1))

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = 1/(√(x

^{2}–1)).Here, f (x) takes real values only when x

^{2}– 1 > 0 as the square of a real number cannot be negative and the denominator x^{2}– 1 cannot be zero.=> x

^{2}– 1 > 0=> (x + 1) (x – 1) > 0

=> x < –1 or x > 1

=> x ∈ (–∞, –1) ∪ (1, ∞)

Therefore, domain of f = (–∞, –1) ∪ (1, ∞)

**(iii) f (x) = √(9–x**^{2})

^{2})

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = √(9–x

^{2}).Here, f (x) takes real values only when 9 – x

^{2}≥ 0 as the square of a real number cannot be negative.=> 9 – x

^{2}≥ 0=> 9 ≥ x

^{2}=> x

^{2}≤ 9=> x

^{2 }– 9 ≤ 0=> (x + 3)(x – 3) ≤ 0

=> x ≥ –3 and x ≤ 3

=> x ∈ [–3, 3]

Therefore domain of f = [–3, 3]

**(iv) f (x) = √[(x–2)/(3–x)]**

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = √[(x–2)/(3–x)].

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

Case 1. x – 2 ≥ 0 and 3 – x ≥ 0

=> x ≥ 2 and x ≤ 3

Therefore, x ∈ [2, 3]

Case 2. x – 2 ≤ 0 and 3 – x ≤ 0.

=> x ≤ 2 and x ≥ 3

This case is not possible as the intersection of these sets is null set.

Hence, x ∈ [2, 3] – {3}

=> x ∈ [2, 3)

Therefore, domain of f = [2, 3)

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

**(i) f (x) = (ax+b)/(bx–a)**

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = (ax+b)/(bx–a).

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

So, domain of f = R – (a/b)Let f (x) = y. So, (ax+b)/(bx–a) = y.

=> ax + b = y(bx – a)

=> ax + b = bxy – ay

=> ax – bxy = –ay – b

=> x(a – by) = –(ay + b)

=> x = – (ay+b)/(a–by)

When a – by = 0 or y = a/b. Hence, f(x) cannot take the value a/b.

Therefore, range of f = R – (a/b)

**(ii) f (x) = (ax–b)/(cx–d)**

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = (ax–b)/(cx–d).

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

So, domain of f = R – (d/c)Let f (x) = y. So, (ax–b)/(cx–d) = y

=> ax – b = y(cx – d)

=> ax – b = cxy – dy

=> ax – cxy = b – dy

=> x(a – cy) = b – dy

=> x = (b–dy)/(a–cy)

When a – cy = 0 or y = a/c. Hence, f(x) cannot take the value a/c.

Therefore, range of f = R – (a/c)

**(iii) f (x) = √(x–1)**

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = √(x–1).

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

=> x ≥ 1

=> x ∈ [1, ∞)

So, domain of f = [1, ∞)When x ≥ 1, we have x – 1 ≥ 0. So, √(x–1) ≥ 0.

=> f (x) ≥ 0

=> f(x) ∈ [0, ∞)

Therefore, range of f = [0, ∞)

**(iv) f (x) = √(x–3)**

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = √(x–3).

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

=> x ≥ 3

=> x ∈ [3, ∞)

So, domain of f = [3, ∞)When x ≥ 3, we have x – 3 ≥ 0. Hence, √(x–3) ≥ 0

=> f (x) ≥ 0

=> f(x) ∈ [0, ∞)

Therefore, range of f = [0, ∞)

**(v) f (x) = (x–2)/(2–x)**

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = (x–2)/(2–x).

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

So, domain of f = R – {2}And also, f (x) = –(2–x)/(2–x) = –1

Hence, when x ≠ 2, f(x) = –1

Therefore, range of f = {–1}

**(vi) f (x) = |x–1|**

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = |x–1|.

Clearly, f(x) is defined for all real numbers x.

So, domain of f = RLet f (x) = y. So, |x–1| = y.

Therefore, y can take only the positive values. So, y ≥ 0.

Therefore, range of f = (0, ∞]

**(vii) f (x) = –|x|**

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = –|x|.

Clearly, f(x) is defined for all real numbers x.

So, domain of f = RLet f (x) = y. So, y = –|x|.

Therefore, y can take only the negative values. So, y ≤ 0.

Therefore, range of f = (–∞, 0]

**(viii) f (x) = √(9–x**^{2})

^{2})

**Solution:**

We are given, f (x) = √(9–x

^{2})Here, f(x) takes real values only when 9 – x

^{2}≥ 0.=> 9 ≥ x

^{2}=> x

^{2}≤ 9=> x

^{2}– 9 ≤ 0=> (x + 3)(x – 3) ≤ 0

=> x ≥ –3 and x ≤ 3

=> x ∈ [–3, 3]

So, domain of f = [–3, 3]When, x ∈ [–3, 3], we have 0 ≤ 9 – x

^{2}≤ 9.=> 0 ≤ √(9–x

^{2}) ≤ 3=> 0 ≤ f (x) ≤ 3

=> f (x) ∈ [0, 3]

Therefore, range of f = [0, 3]

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