anonymous
  • anonymous
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?
Mathematics
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anonymous
  • anonymous
anyone help me set up the equations?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Should it all be part of the same equation?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i 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.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
What'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
  • anonymous
calculus. Optimization and Relative Extremas
anonymous
  • anonymous
See if these help you at all: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-help/f6/calculus-story-problem-optimization-minimization-91698.html http://en.allexperts.com/q/Advanced-Math-1363/2009/2/Word-Problems-1.htm
anonymous
  • anonymous
anyone else have ideas?i understand how to do it i think my calculus is just off.

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