Posted by Renee on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 2:35pm.
Suppose the total cost function for manufacturing a certain product C(x) is given by the function below, where C (x) is measured in dollars and x represents the number of units produced. Find the level of production that will minimize the average cost. (Round your answer to the nearest whole number.)
C(x)=0.2(0.01x^2+132)
How many units?

math  Steve, Monday, November 5, 2012 at 3:41pm
C(x) is the total cost for x units, so the average cost is C(x)/x per unit.
A(x) = C(x)/x = 0.2(0.01x + 132/x)
to minimize A(x), find where dA/dx = 0
dA/dx = 0.2(0.01  132/x^2)
dA/dx = 0 when x = 20√33 = 114.89 = 115