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    i'm absolutely terrible at math

    so i somehow managed to get into business calculus in school and i'm sure these questions are easy for most but can u help.

    Directions: Find the rate of change of the given function f(x) with respect to x for the prescribed value x=c
    Question: f(x) = x- square root of x + 1/x^2 ; x=1

    2. the manager of the many facets jewelry store models total sales by the function s(t)= 2,000t/ 4 + 0.3t where t is the time (years) since the year 2000 and s is measured in thousands of dollars.
    a. At what rate are sales changing in the year 2002
    b. what happens to sales in the "long run" (that is as t--> + infinity

    3. an efficency study of the morning shift at a certain factory indicates that an average worker arriving on the job at 8:00 A.M. will have produced Q(t) = -t^3 + 8t^2 + 15t units t hours later.
    a. compute the workers rate of production R(t) = Q(t)
    b. at what rate is the workers rate of production changing with respect to time at 9:00 A.M.

    4. Find the Limits
    lim 5-2x^3/
    x-->infinity x^2 +1

    5. lim 2x^2 + x - 6/ 4x^2 -4x -3
    x-->3/2

    thanks for any help u can give.
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    Have you tried anything at all?
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    yes i have but my answere are nowhere close on some and on the others, i have no clue where to even begin. i'm so lost
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilbachman View Post

    5. lim 2x^2 + x - 6/ 4x^2 -4x -3
    x-->3/2
    Substitute 3/2 in for x.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilbachman View Post
    so i somehow managed to get into business calculus in school and i'm sure these questions are easy for most but can u help.

    Directions: Find the rate of change of the given function f(x) with respect to x for the prescribed value x=c
    Question: f(x) = x- square root of x + 1/x^2 ; x=1

    2. the manager of the many facets jewelry store models total sales by the function s(t)= 2,000t/ 4 + 0.3t where t is the time (years) since the year 2000 and s is measured in thousands of dollars.
    a. At what rate are sales changing in the year 2002
    b. what happens to sales in the "long run" (that is as t--> + infinity

    3. an efficency study of the morning shift at a certain factory indicates that an average worker arriving on the job at 8:00 A.M. will have produced Q(t) = -t^3 + 8t^2 + 15t units t hours later.
    a. compute the workers rate of production R(t) = Q(t)
    b. at what rate is the workers rate of production changing with respect to time at 9:00 A.M.

    4. Find the Limits
    lim 5-2x^3/
    x-->infinity x^2 +1

    5. lim 2x^2 + x - 6/ 4x^2 -4x -3
    x-->3/2

    thanks for any help u can give.
    For that first one, do you mean to say

    f(x)=x-\frac{\sqrt{x+1}}{x^2} with x=1 ?
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    yes VONEMO19 except its square root of just x then plus 1 not square root of x+1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Darkin View Post
    Substitute 3/2 in for x.
    ya i did that and it comes to 0 if u plug in 3/2 for x, so how do i simplify it or do something to be able to answer it
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilbachman View Post
    yes VONEMO19 except its square root of just x then plus 1 not square root of x+1
    Do you think you could type it out just like you would input the funtion into your calculator?
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    i dont know how to enter the equation using the symbols on the computer
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilbachman View Post
    i dont know how to enter the equation using the symbols on the computer
    They're on your keyboard.

    EG

    If I wanted to write y=x^2 , I would type y=x^2.

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    i seriously do not see them at least not on my keyboard
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilbachman View Post
    i seriously do not see them at least not on my keyboard
    If you wanted to input y=\frac{\sqrt{x+1}}{x^2} into your graphing calculator, how would you do it?
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    oh gotcha, ya i can do it on my calculator, but not enter it on my computer like that, but how do u solve it
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilbachman View Post
    so i somehow managed to get into business calculus in school and i'm sure these questions are easy for most but can u help.

    Directions: Find the rate of change of the given function f(x) with respect to x for the prescribed value x=c
    Question: f(x) = x- square root of x + 1/x^2 ; x=1

    \textcolor{red}{f(x) = x - x^{\frac{1}{2}} + x^{-2}}

    use the power rule for derivatives to find f'(x), then evaluate f'(1)


    2. the manager of the many facets jewelry store models total sales by the function s(t)= 2,000t/(4 + 0.3t) where t is the time (years) since the year 2000 and s is measured in thousands of dollars.
    a. At what rate are sales changing in the year 2002

    use the quotient rule to find s'(t), then evaluate s'(2)

    b. what happens to sales in the "long run" (that is as t--> + infinity

    what is the value for the horizontal asymptote for s(t) ?

    3. an efficency study of the morning shift at a certain factory indicates that an average worker arriving on the job at 8:00 A.M. will have produced Q(t) = -t^3 + 8t^2 + 15t units t hours later.
    a. compute the workers rate of production R(t) = Q(t) ???

    should be R(t) = Q'(t). use the power rule to calculate Q'(t)

    b. at what rate is the workers rate of production changing with respect to time at 9:00 A.M.

    evaluate R'(1) = Q''(1)

    4. Find the Limits
    lim 5-2x^3/
    x-->infinity x^2 +1

    does not exist since degree of the numerator > degree of the denominator

    5. lim 2x^2 + x - 6/ 4x^2 -4x -3
    x-->3/2

    factor numerator and denominator, cancel any common factors, then evaluate the limit at x = 3/2
    ...
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