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Help with problem - WILL REWARD! The estimated monthly profit realizable by Hanover Jones Inc, for manufacturing and selling x units of its toy boats is P(x) = -4x^2+988x - 250 dollars. a. Determine how many toy boats should the Hanover Jones Inc. produce per month in order to maximize its profits. b. What is the maximum monthly profit realizable?

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  1. AbdullahM
    • one year ago
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    Do you know how to find the vertex of an equation?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I am struggling with that

  3. TheCatMan
    • one year ago
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    Try solving as y=-4x^2+988X-250 by by putting it in standard form because my teacher showed a variable such as P(x) is the same as a y

  4. TheCatMan
    • one year ago
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    y=16x+988x-250 -16x y-16x=988x-250 /x /x y-16= 988-250 +16 +16 y= 754 use as much of this as possible

  5. TheCatMan
    • one year ago
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    y is P(x)

  6. AbdullahM
    • one year ago
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    You can not do that. That isn't even possible to do...

  7. AbdullahM
    • one year ago
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    The x-coordinate of the vertex for the equation: \(\sf \color{blue}{a}x^2+\color{red}{b}x+c\) is \(\sf\Large h=\frac{-\color{red}{b}}{2\color{blue}{a}}\) The h is because the vertex is written as \(\sf (h,k)\) so the x-coordinate of the vertex would be 'h'.

  8. AbdullahM
    • one year ago
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    @TheCatMan What you are suggesting to do is: \(\sf\LARGE \frac{y-16x}{x}=\frac{988x-250}{x}\) and you have to use this rule when simplifying: \(\sf\Large \frac{a+b}{c}=\frac{a}{c}+\frac{b}{c}\)

  9. TheCatMan
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    well im not the best at math i will admit so i cant say much

  10. TheCatMan
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    i really should be demoted for lack of brain power.

  11. AbdullahM
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    @ahl829 Can you calculate the 'h' value from what I have given you? That will give you your answer for part a.

  12. TheCatMan
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    the equation that you wrote is like russian to me since im only beginning Algebra 1

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I believe so. Using your equation - i calculated: h=-b/2a = -988/2(-4) = -988/-8 = 123.50 The $123.50 should transfer to the answer for question a of how many boats per year to be profitable. Since you can't make 1/2 a boat - it would be rounded to 124. Then I would take 124 and plug it into the original equation such as: P(x) = -4(124)^2+988(124) - 250 = $60,758 -- which would answer part b of maximum monthly profit ? Thats how I thought it through in my head - is that correct?

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