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A metal manufacturing company estimates that if x million dollars is spent on research and development (R&D) and y million dollars is spent on marketing, the total revenue from a material will be R=45x^0.04y^0.12 million dollars.

If the metal manufacturing company has exactly $50 million to devote to this new material, how should they allocate the money between R&D and marketing in order to maximize their profit?

What will this maximum profit be?

I'm just not sure how to approach this, it seems like such an easy problem. I know that x and y are non negative so I try to solve the constraint equation for one of the variables but I keep falling into a hole, any help would be appreciated

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# Homework Help: Help with maximizing profit

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