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## Use differentials to approximate the change in cost corresponding to an increase in sales (or production) of one unit. Then compare this wit

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Use differentials to approximate the change in cost corresponding to an increase in sales (or production) of one unit. Then compare this with the actual change in cost.

Function x-Value

C=0.025x^2 + 3x + 4 x=10

dC= ___________

ΔC= __________

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Answer:

dC=3.5

DC is between 3.475 and 3.525

Step-by-step explanation:

So let dx=1 since the change there is a change in 1 unit.

Find dC/dx by differentiating the expression named C.

dC/dx=0.05x+3

So dC=(0.05x+3) dx

Plug in x=10 and dx=1:

dC=(0.05×10+3)(1)

dC=(0.5+3)

dC=3.5

Let D be the change in cost-the triangle thing.

Since dx=1 we only want the change in unit to be within 1 in difference.

So this means we want it to be from x=9 to x=1] ot from x=10 to x=11.

Let’s do from x=9 to x=10 first:

DC=C(10)-C(9)

DC=[0.025×10^2+3×10+4]-[0.025×9^2+3×9+4]

DC=[2.5+30+4]-[0.025×81+27+4]

DC=[36.5]-[2.025+31]

DC=[36.5]-[33.025]

DC=3.475

Now let’s do from x=10 to x=11

DC=[0.025×11^2+3×11+4]-[0.025×10^2+3×10+4]

DC=[0.025×121+33+4]-[36.5]

DC=[3.025+37]-[36.5]

DC=[40.025]-[36.5]

DC=3.525

So DC, the change in cost where the change in unit is 1, is between 3.475 and 3.525.