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Homework Help: How to determine cost function (I really need help on this !)

  1. Dec 5, 2004 #1
    Ok here is the problem...
    A truck burns fuel at the rate of G(x) gallons per mile, while traveling x miles per hour....Where ..

    [tex] G(x) = \frac {1} {32} \left(\frac {64}{x} + \frac {x}{50} \right) [/tex]

    a. Find the cost function C(x) if the truck takes a 400 mile trip. Assume that the cost of fuel is $1.60 per gallon.

    b. What is the speed that will produce minimum cost on this trip?

    Ok so....I know how to do this, i was told to find the cost function and then plug in 400 for the x value to find part (a) of the problem. Now for part (b), thats straight forward as well, but...what i need help with is to find C(x) so i can plug those values in. Do i find G' to get C(x)? please...please please!! help me. I have been trying to get help on this for 2 days now and no one has responded to my questions...its pretty frustrating....
     
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  3. Dec 5, 2004 #2
    NEvermind...i figured it out myself...
     
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