(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A study has determined that interactions at a large social party follow the mathematical progression N(t)=30t-t^2 , where t is the time in minutes since the party began, and N is the number of separate conversations occurring. At what time in a party do the most conversations occur? what is the maximum number of interactions?

2. Relevant equations

The Product Rule

F(x)=f(x)g(x) then F'(x)=f(x)g'(x)+f'(x)g(x)

The Chain Rule for Polynomials

F(x)=(f(x))^n,then F'(x)=nf'(x)f(x)^n-1

3. The attempt at a solution

So i decided to get the 1st derivative of N(t)=30t-t^2

N'(t)=30-2t

so now i'm trying to find t when the function equals 0.

0=30-2t

-30/-2=t

t=15 so this is the time since the party began.

now this is the part i'm not so sure of myself, i add the value of t to the 1st function

N(15)=30(15)-(15)^2

=450-225

=225 so yeah i don't understand the result, what does this one equal to? i'm just confused on how to obtain the results i need here.

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