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anonymous
 5 years ago
The owners of a potato processing plant permit nearby farmers to rent their machines during the weekends. The rental fee is $50 per machine plus $30 per hour to rent the plant regardless of the number of machines used. How many machines should a farmer rent to minimize his cost for processing 25,000 bushels of potatoes if each machine can produce 75 bushels per hour?
anonymous
 5 years ago
The owners of a potato processing plant permit nearby farmers to rent their machines during the weekends. The rental fee is $50 per machine plus $30 per hour to rent the plant regardless of the number of machines used. How many machines should a farmer rent to minimize his cost for processing 25,000 bushels of potatoes if each machine can produce 75 bushels per hour?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0anyone help me set up the equations?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Should it all be part of the same equation?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i think its supposed to be two equations. It has to do with optimization and I know i'm supposed to take the derivative of one of the equations.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What're you working on? What's the classification of this type of problem? I could google it. I honestly am unsure of how to go about this.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0calculus. Optimization and Relative Extremas

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0See if these help you at all: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/mathhelp/f6/calculusstoryproblemoptimizationminimization91698.html http://en.allexperts.com/q/AdvancedMath1363/2009/2/WordProblems1.htm

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0anyone else have ideas?i understand how to do it i think my calculus is just off.
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