# For a certain company, the cost function for producing x items is C(x)=30x+100 and the revenue function for selling x

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For a certain company, the cost function for producing x items is C(x)=30x+100 and the revenue function for selling x items is R(x)=−0.5(x−70)^2+2,450 . The maximum capacity of the company is 100 items. The profit function P(x) is the revenue function R(x) (how much it takes in) minus the cost function C(x) (how much it spends). In economic models, one typically assumes that a company wants to maximize its profit, or at least make a profit!

1. Assuming that the company sells all that it produces, what is the profit function?

P(x)=

2. The company can choose to produce either 40 or 50 items. What is their profit for each case, and which level of production should they choose?

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## Mathematical Applications for the Management Life and Social Sciences

ISBN: 978-1305108042

11th edition

Authors: Ronald J. Harshbarger, James J. Reynolds

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