# help!!!Maths(cost)

A factory manufactures pens, the fixed cost of $20000, and the variable costs are $2.30 materials, $3.00 labour, and $0.70 overhead per each pen. Let x represent the number of pens produced and sold. The selling price is $10 for each pen.

a) Express the cost function C(x) and the profit function P(x) in terms of x.

b) Producing how many pens will result in break-even?

c) How many pens must be produced to make a profit of $5000?

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- MosquitopangLv 610 years agoFavorite Answer
a)

C(x) = 20,000 + (2.30 + 3.00 + 0.70)x

P(x) = 10x - C(x)

P(x) = 10x - (20,000 + (2.30 + 3.00 + 0.70)x)

b)

P(x) = 0

10x - (20,000 + (2.30 + 3.00 + 0.70)x) = 0

10x = 20,000 + 6x

x = 5,000

c)

P(x) = 5,000

10x - (20,000 + (2.30 + 3.00 + 0.70)x) = 5,000

10x = 25,000 + 6x

x = 6,250

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