Quadratic Functions in Algebra
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Suppose C(x)=x^2−6x+20 represents the costs, in hundreds, to produce x thousand pens. How many pens should be produced to minimize the cost? What is the minimum cost?
Number of pens to minimize cost:
Minimum Cost:

x^2  6 x = C20
x^2  6 x + 9 = C  11
(x3)^2 = C9
vertex at x = 3,000 and cost = 900
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