Chapter 10.3, Problem 18E

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Textbook Problem

If the total cost function for a product is
*x*, will minimize the average cost? Find the minimum average cost.

To determine

**To calculate:** The minimum average cost and number of units that is *x* for the cost function

Explanation

**Given Information:**

The provided cost function is:

**Formula used:**

If

And

Where

And the average cost is defined as:

Where

**Calculation:**

Consider the cost function

Average cost is given as:

The absolute maxima and absolute minima will occur only at the critical points. To calculate the critical points of the average cost function find the first derivative of the function:

Use

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