# Word problem

• April 6th, 2010, 03:56 AM
verzen
Word problem
Thanks guys
• April 6th, 2010, 08:44 AM
Bunbury
Write the price as an expression with x as a variable, then write the number sold as an expression with x as a variable. The revenue is price times number sold. This should give you an equation.
• April 6th, 2010, 04:03 PM
DrRocket
Re: Word problem
Quote:

Originally Posted by verzen
I don't know why I can't figure out this problem. The problem states that the owner of a video store sells 96 blank tapes per week if he charges \$6 per tape. For every \$.50 he increases the price, he sells 4 fewer tapes per week. Let x stand for the number of \$.50 price increases the owner makes. Indicate the number of tapes sold and the selling price of the tapes that will give you the maximum revenue.

Can someone put it into a language I understand please? Thanks. =)

(I just want the equation for it.. I can solve it from there.)

This is clearly a homework problem in either a calculus class or an economics class.
• April 7th, 2010, 02:14 AM
verzen
Actually it isn't a homework problem. But anyway. I figured it out.
• April 7th, 2010, 06:30 AM
An inconvenient lie
then what is it then it looks like a homework problem?
• April 10th, 2010, 08:07 PM
verzen
It was a question on a test that I had already taken.