a.  revenue $200/person (50 min.). b.  >50 (max. of 80 people), rate/person reduced by $2. c.  cost $6000 fixed plus $32 per person.  # people to max profit?

1 Answer | Add Yours

justaguide's profile pic

justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted on

The revenue per person is $200 for 50 minutes. If the number of persons is greater than 50 but less than 80 the revenue earned per person is reduced by $2 to $198. For x number of people the cost incurred is $6000 + 32*x

If the number of people x is `x <= 50` , the profit earned is $200*x - 6000 - 32*x = -6000 + 168*x and for `80 >= x >50` , the profit earned is 198*x - 6000 - 32*x = -6000 + 166*x

From the expressions for profit derived earlier it is seen that as the number of people increases there is an increase in profit as -6000 is a constant and both of 168*x and 166*x are always positive.

For x = 50, the profit earned is $2400 and for x = 80, the profit earned is $7280.

The number of people to maximize profit is 80.

We’ve answered 318,989 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question