# GATE Mechanical 2020 Set 1 | GA Question: 9

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Select the graph that schematically represents BOTH $y=x^{m}\:\text{and}\:y=x^{1/m}$ properly in the interval $0\leq x \leq 1$, for integer values of $m,$ where $m > 1.$

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Given that $y_1 = x^{m}\;;\; 0\leq x \leq 1,\; m>1$

For simplicity we can take $m = 2,$ differentiate the function and get the slope.

For $y = x^{2}$ we get $m_1 = \frac{\mathrm{d} y }{\mathrm{d} x} = 2x.$

Similarly for $y_2 = x^{1/2}$ we get $m_2 = \frac{\mathrm{d} y }{\mathrm{d} x} = \frac{1}{2\sqrt x}$

At $x = 0, m_1 = 0, m_2 = \infty$

At $x = 1, m_1 = 2, m_2 = 0.5$

Only for option, A slope of $y_1$ is increasing and slope of $y_2$ is decreasing. So, the correct answer is $(A).$

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