Max Profit Calc: Sell Farmer's Crop by Oct 10

In summary: Therefore, the farmer should sell his crop on Oct. 9th to maximize his profit. In summary, the farmer should sell his crop on Oct. 9th to maximize his profit, as this is the day that yields the highest profit according to the given function and constraint.
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Homework Statement


A farmer can sell his crop for p= -t^2+60t+100 dollars per ton, where p is price and t is the number of days after Oct. 1st. Additionally, the farmer must sell his crop on or before Oct. 10 to pay his outstanding credit card bills. On what day should he sell to maximize profit?


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What have you attempted so far, and where are you stuck?
 
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I get -2t + 60 = 0
-2t = -60
t=30
Multiple choice answers give 8 options from Oct. 4th through Oct. 11?
 
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Grif1 said:

Homework Statement


A farmer can sell his crop for p= -t^2+60t+100 dollars per ton, where p is price and t is the number of days after Oct. 1st. Additionally, the farmer must sell his crop on or before Oct. 10 to pay his outstanding credit card bills. On what day should he sell to maximize profit?


Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution


Grif1 said:
I get -2t + 60 = 0
-2t = -60
t=30
Multiple choice answers give 8 options from Oct. 4th through Oct. 11?

How does the additional constraint stated in the problem change your answer?
 
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Selling price is not necessarily equal to profit. Have you provided all parts of the problem you were asked to solve?
 
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I'm confident t=30 is correct, but is the day to sell to max profit Oct. 31? As t = # of days after Oct. 1. Oct. 31 is not one of the multiple choice options?
 
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Yes.
 
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When looking for a max (or min) of a function, you also look at the endpoints of the interval over which the function is defined, in this case, at t = 0 and t = 9 (not t = 10 since Oct 1 is day 0)
 

1. How does the Max Profit Calc determine the optimal selling date for the farmer's crop?

The Max Profit Calc uses a mathematical algorithm that takes into account various factors such as market demand, crop yield, and historical data to determine the optimal selling date for the farmer's crop.

2. What information is needed to use the Max Profit Calc?

The Max Profit Calc requires data on the crop type, quantity, and local market conditions to accurately calculate the optimal selling date and potential profit for the farmer.

3. Can the Max Profit Calc be used for any type of crop?

Yes, the Max Profit Calc is designed to be flexible and can be used for a variety of crops. However, the accuracy of the results may vary depending on the specific crop and local market conditions.

4. Does the Max Profit Calc take into account any external factors, such as weather or natural disasters?

Yes, the Max Profit Calc considers external factors that may affect the crop yield and market demand. However, it is important to note that unexpected events can still impact the accuracy of the results.

5. How reliable is the Max Profit Calc in predicting the optimal selling date for the farmer's crop?

The Max Profit Calc uses advanced calculations and data analysis to provide a reliable estimate of the optimal selling date for the farmer's crop. However, it is not a guarantee and should be used as a tool to inform decision-making, rather than a definitive answer.

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