Use the equation to show  the maximum, minimum, and minimum in the future. 

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A small business selling sun-glasses has seen a mostly linear growth in profits over 2020, though there was also a seasonal impact. The data from 2020 was used to create a model for the profit per month P as a function of the number of months since the beginning of 2020

P= f(m) = 1000m - (12000/π) cos((π/6)m)

Use differentiation methods for the following:
1. Use the equation to show that the maximum profit in 2020 occured at the end of July, when m=7.
2. Show that the model predicts there will be a local minimum in profit at the end of November 2021, when    m= 23.
3. Show that the model predicts that the minimum profit in 2021 will occur at the beginning of January, when m= 12.


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  • Erdos Erdos

    Please allow at least a few hours. One hour is too short for such questions with multiple parts.

  • Thank you for the advice. I am new to this website and did not know the hour was a time limit on how long you had to answer the question.

  • Erdos Erdos

    That's fine. Yes, the answers must be submitted before the deadline.

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