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.