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jenniferz3 I am attempting to do this question, but every time I look at it, I just get more confused. I have no idea how to even start. I'm especially confused about how to show the relationship between the values. Please help =/
The cost of fuel (dollars/hour) to propel a ferry boat through water is proportional to the cube of the speed of the ferry boat. A certain ferry boat uses $100 of fuel per hour when cruising at 10 miles per hour. Apart from fuel, the operational cost of running the ferry is $675 per hour. At what speed should the ferry boat cruise at to minimize the cost per mile traveled?