1. ## Function problem

A company produces very unusual CD's for which the variable cost is $8 per CD and the fixed costs are$50000. They will sell the CD's for $83 each. Let x be the number of CD's produced. Write the total cost as a function of the number of CD's produced.$

Write the total revenue as a function of the number of CD's produced.
$Write the total profit as a function of the number of CD's produced.$\

An open box is to be made from a flat square piece of material 16 inches in length and width by cutting equal squares of length from the corners and folding up the sides.
Write the volume Vof the box as a function of X. Leave it as a product of factors; you do not have to multiply out the factors.

V=
If we write the domain of the box as an open interval in the form (a,b) , then what is ?
a=
and what is ?
b=

2. I'm not sure I quite understand, but I'll give it a shot.

Let's call the cost $\displaystyle c$, and the number of cd's produced $\displaystyle n$.

We then have that:

$\displaystyle c(n) = 50,000 + 8n$

Let's call the revenue $\displaystyle r$. We then have that:

$\displaystyle r(n) = 83n$

Let's call the profit $\displaystyle p$. Profit can be defined as revenue minus cost, so we have:

$\displaystyle p(n) = 83n - (50,000 + 8n)$

Simplify it to get:

$\displaystyle p(n) = 75n - 50,000$

3. Sorry, didn't see the second part of your question!

I assume that $\displaystyle x$ is the length of the one of the sides of the squares that is being cut from the corners? If that is the case:

Volume is equal to $\displaystyle L*W*H$. In this case the L and W will be the same, so we can say that:

$\displaystyle V = L^2*H$

And we know that the length $\displaystyle L$ will be $\displaystyle 16 - x$, so we then have:

$\displaystyle V = (16-x)^2*H$

We also know that the height $\displaystyle H$ will be equal to $\displaystyle x$, so we have that:

$\displaystyle V(x) = x(16-x)^2$

4. Originally Posted by topher0805
Sorry, didn't see the second part of your question!

I assume that $\displaystyle x$ is the length of the one of the sides of the squares that is being cut from the corners? If that is the case:

Volume is equal to $\displaystyle L*W*H$. In this case the L and W will be the same, so we can say that:

$\displaystyle V = L^2*H$

And we know that the length $\displaystyle L$ will be $\displaystyle 16 - x$, so we then have:

$\displaystyle V = (16-x)^2*H$

We also know that the height $\displaystyle H$ will be equal to $\displaystyle x$, so we have that:

$\displaystyle V(x) = x(16-x)^2$
I plugged in the last part into webwork and it says that it is incorrect

5. Is $\displaystyle x$ supposed to represent the length of a side of the square cut from the corner?

6. Originally Posted by topher0805
Is $\displaystyle x$ supposed to represent the length of a side of the square cut from the corner?
i am not sure, i wrote out the problem exactly as it shows in my assignment, and theres no picture to go along with it either

7. Perhaps you could post a screen shot?

8. Originally Posted by topher0805
Perhaps you could post a screen shot?
i dont know how to do that and i wrote out the problem exactly as it is though

9. Hmm, then I must have made a mistake. I can't seem to find it though. Anyone else see any mistakes?

10. Originally Posted by Girlaaaaaaaa
i dont know how to do that and i wrote out the problem exactly as it is though
Try writing the area A of the box in terms of $\displaystyle \alpha$.

11. Anyway, if that made no sense, then you understand our dilemma. x is not defined, we don't know what it is, it could be the length of the side of one of the squares, or the total area removed from the 16x16 square, or the total area left after the pieces are removed, or the length of one of the sides after the pieces are removed, or any of an infinite number of other things.

So in the same way that what I asked you to do made no sense, the question also makes no sense. You either need to figure out what they are asking you to do, or upload a screenshot.
Originally Posted by Girlaaaaaaaa
i dont know how to do that and i wrote out the problem exactly as it is though
To take a screenshot, go look at the problem, then press the button on your keyboard labeled "print screen" (usually somewhere in the upper right of the keybaord).

Then open any graphic software, windows comes with a default program called Paint which is usually located in startbar -> all programs -> accessories -> paint

Open this, then press "ctrl+v" or go to edit -> paste

A picture of your screen when you were looking at the problem should get pasted into the program.

Go to file -> save as

Give it a name like "I hate math" and under "save as type" select JPEG. And save it in your "my documents" folder.

Then come back to this site, make a new post, type ten characters into the post, and scroll down to "additional options" there is a button labeled "manage attachments" click this button.

A popup will appear, there will be a button labeled "browse" click this, navigate to the "my documents" folder, and select "I hate math.jpg" then click the button labeled "open" in the bottom right.

You will be taken back to the popup. Directly to the right of the "browse" button will be a button labeled "upload" click this button. It will upload the file which may take a moment. Then in the upper right of the popup is the text "close this window" click that text. You will be taken back to your post, where you will see "I hate math.jpg" listed under "attach files" in the "additional options" section underneath of your post. This means it is uploaded. Then click "submit reply" and your screenshot will be posted to the site.

12. Originally Posted by Girlaaaaaaaa
[snip]
An open box is to be made from a flat square piece of material 16 inches in length and width by cutting equal squares of length from the corners and folding up the sides.
Write the volume Vof the box as a function of X. Leave it as a product of factors; you do not have to multiply out the factors.

V=
If we write the domain of the box as an open interval in the form (a,b) , then what is ?
a=
and what is ?
b=
The volume of the box is $\displaystyle V = x(16 - 2x)^2$.

The 2 is there because the square are cut from all corners, so each side of the 16^2 material has x + x = 2x removed from it.

13. Man, thank you so much! I've been going crazy trying to figure what I did wrong there!

14. Originally Posted by topher0805
Man, thank you so much! I've been going crazy trying to figure what I did wrong there!
It just needed a fresh pair of eyes, ol' bean

15. Don't congrate yourselves too soon, x can still be anything.

But, on the bright side, Lynard Skynard just came on my playlist, so things are looking up at least.

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