Posted by **Michael** on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 10:21am.

Annual profit in thousands of dollars is given by the function, P(x) = 200√ x - 3 + 10,000, where x is the number of items sold in thousands, x ≥ 3.

describe the meaning of the number 3 in the formula

describe the meaning of the number 10,000 in the formula

find the profit for 5 different values of x

graph the profit function over its given domain; use the 5 values calculated in part 3 to construct the graph and connect these points with a smooth curve in Excel or another graphing utility. Insert the graph in a Word file and attach the graph in a Word file to the class DB thread.

will this profit function have a maximum, if so, what is it?

what steps should the company take to prepare for your answer to part 5?

Post your final draft as a response to this post; use the small group area for collaboration.

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