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Homework Help: pre-calc

Posted by Amanda on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 5:56pm.

If Wesley Jackson harvests his apple crop now, the yield will average 120 pounds per tree. Also, he will be able to sell the apples for $0.48 per pound. However, he knows that if he waits, his yield will increase by about 10 pounds per week, while the selling price will decrease by $0.03 per pound per week.

a. How many weeks should Mr. Jackson wait in order to maximize the profit?
b. What is the maximum profit?

How do you write an equation to represent all of this and lead you to your answer?

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