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    Calculus: related rates

    Any body know how to start this problem?

    At the Skywalker moisture farm on the desert planet Tatooine, there are 24 moisture
    processors, with an average yield per processor of 300 cubits of moisture. Research conducted
    at Mos Eisley University concludes that when an additional processor is used, the average
    yield per processor is reduced by 5 cubits. Help Owen and Beru Skywalker find the number of
    moisture processors that will maximize the number of cubits.
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    Re: Calculus: related rates

    You are trying to maximize \text{(number of processors)}\times\text{(cubits per processor)}
    After installing x new processors what happens to \text{(number of processors)}\times\text{(cubits per processor)}
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    Re: Calculus: related rates

    I have these two formulas...
    Cubits=300-5(number of new processors)
    Number of processors=24+(number of new processors)

    does anyone know what to do next?
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    Re: Calculus: related rates

    Quote Originally Posted by brooke64 View Post
    I have these two formulas...
    Be a bit more careful about assigning meaning to these values.

    Cubits=300-5(number of new processors)
    Number of cubit per processor= 300- 5(number of new processors)

    Number of processors=24+(number of new processors)

    does anyone know what to do next?
    Number of cubits= number of cubits per processor times Number of processors.
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