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    Calculus word problem

    A small buisness uses a minivan to make deliverys. The cost per hour for fuel is F=(v^2)/360, where v is the speed of the minivan (in miles per hour). The driver is paid $10 per hour. Find the speed that minimizes the cost of a 110 mile trip. ( assume there are no costs other then fuel and wages.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by geryuu View Post
    A small buisness uses a minivan to make deliverys. The cost per hour for fuel is F=(v^2)/360, where v is the speed of the minivan (in miles per hour). The driver is paid $10 per hour. Find the speed that minimizes the cost of a 110 mile trip. ( assume there are no costs other then fuel and wages.)
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    Rember that distance is equal to rate multiplied by time

    so you your case you get

    d=vt \iff v=\frac{110}{t} Using this you can compute the cost of fuel per hour driven as

    F(v)=F(t)=\frac{1}{360}\left( \frac{110}{t}\right)^2


    Now just add this to his hourly wage as a function of time to get the cost function

    C(t)

    I hope this gets you started.
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