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

If the cost of manufacturing x items is:

C(x) = (x^3)+21(x^2)+110x+20

2. Relevant equations

All right, so the first few questions asked for total cost of producing 100 items, and marginal cost. I understood those well. Then it asked for the average cost function, which I found to be C(x)/x. I have a problem where it asks "The production level when the average cost is minimized."

3. The attempt at a solution

Well, I would take the derivative of the average cost function (C(x)/x)

which would give me (2(x^3)+21(x^2)-20)/(x^2)

So then we set that equal to zero, I'm stuck at setting the top equal to zero. How can I factor it? I graphed the average cost function and found x to be approximately -10.40768.

Is there any way to factor it? Or do I have to use a calculator?

Thank you in advance for your replies.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Cost of Manufacturing X Items (average cost minimization)

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