Chapter 10, Problem 31RE

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Ronald J. Harshbarger + 1 other

ISBN: 9781305108042

Textbook Problem

In Problems 31-36, cost, revenue, and profit are in dollars and *x* is the number of units.

** Cost** Suppose the total cost function for a product is

How many units will minimize the average cost? Find the minimum average cost.

To determine

**To calculate:** The number of units to minimize the average cost where the cost function is

Explanation

**Given Information:**

The provided cost function is

**Formula used:**

To find relative maxima and minima of a function,

1. Set the first derivative of the function to zero,

2. Substitute the critical values into

3. Calculate the sign of the function to the left and right of the critical values.

(a) If

(b) If

**Calculation:**

Consider the cost function is

Since, the average cost function is

Thus, the average cost function is

Calculate the first derivative of the function

Set the first derivative equal to 0.

Solve for *x*.

Take square root on both sides.

Thus, the critical points are

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