Solve using Newton's Method

Marcus Tool and Die Company produces a specialized milling tool designed specifically for machining ceramic components. Each milling tool sells for $4, so the company's revenue in dollars for x units sold is R(x) = 4x. The company's cost in dollars to produce x tools can be modeled as C(x) = 304+30x^(5/8). Use Newton's method to find the break-even point for the company (that is, find x such that C(x) = R(x)). Use x = 370 as your initial guess and show all your work. Thank you!

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Re: Solve using Newton's Method

Re: Solve using Newton's Method

Set up the equation describing the problem

let f(x) be

the derivative of this is

When your first guess (x_{1}) is 370 the second estimate (x_{2}) will be

When you have a second estimate repeat the procedure but replace 390 with your second estimate.