Quadratic Functions and Models
I think i messed up somewhere in this problem, or I'm doing it wrong. Can some please help me figure it out, get me back on track or explain what I did wrong...
The average weight of a sedan could be approximated by
W= 6(t^2) - 240t +4800 (5< t <27)
where t is its year of manufacture (t= 0 represents 1970) and W is the average weight of a sedan in pounds. Sketch the graph of W as a function of t. According to the model, in what year were sedans the lightest? What was their average weight in that year?
W= 6(t^2) - 240t +4800
vertex: (20, 2400)
-b/2a = 240/12 = 20
6(20^2) - 240(20) +4800
Then I tried plugging into the quadratic equation to find the x intercepts or roots and I got 54.6 and -14.6