Posted by joelle on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 12:45pm.
The average cost per item, C, in dollars, of manufacturing a quantity q of cell phones is given by
C= (a/q) + b
where a and b are positive constants
a.Find the rate of change of C as q increases. What are its units?
b. Currently, 5000 phones are being made and production is increasing at a rate of 100 cell phones per week. How fast is the average cost changing if a = 200000? Is the average cost increasing or decreasing
for a i got C(q)= (a/q) + b
C'(q)= (a/q^2) DOLLARS PER CELL PHONE.
for b) i started off as
dC/dt =a/q^2 dq/dt =
(200000/q^2).100
IM LOST AND NOT SURE WHAT TO DO PLEASE HELP ME

math Please help me with part b  joelle, Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 12:48pm
also can you please tell me if A is right? thank u

math Please help me with part b  bobpursley, Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 1:35pm
a, No.
YOu want dC/dq (which is cost/unit)
dC/dq=a/q^2
b) dC/dt=a/q^2 dq/dt
dC/dt=2E5/25E6 *1E2=20 dollars /week
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