Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 6:36pm.

Annual profit in thousands of dollars is given by the function, P(x) = 12x - 100, where x is the number of items sold in thousands, x ≥ 10.

1.describe the meaning of the number 12 in the formula, in terms of its meaning in relation to the profit.

2.describe the meaning of the number -100 in the formula, in terms of its meaning in relation to the profit.

3.find the profit for 5 different values of x

4.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 straight line 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.

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

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