The circulation of a magazine is currently 100,000, and decreasing. They have hired a consulting firm who have come up with a brilliant plan to turn the magazine's fortunes around, and claim that the circulation (in thousands) after t years will be
C(t) = 100 - 30t - 5t^2 - 0.2t^3
[ The model is only valid for t >(or equal) 0, and C(t) >(or equal) 0. ]
a) What is the circulation after 8 years?
b) Use the derivative to estimate the circulation after 9 years.
c) When does the circulation reach 100,000 again?
d) What is the maximum circulation?
Please tell me if I'm on the right track:
a) I put 8 for t and solve.
b) The derivative is - 30 + 10t - .6t^2. Now in this I put 9 for t and solve
c) Have no idea. 100, 000 = C(t)
d) No clue.