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## #1 2013-05-15 04:16:47

mom
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### fixed cost

I thought that I had the formula for this problem down but I am not coming up with an answer anywhere close. Can somone please assist?

Suppose a manufacturer finds that the cost y of producing x units is given by the formula of the form y=mx+b. If is costs \$1,300 to produce 20 units and \$1,750 to produce 35 units, what is the fixed cost?

Doesn't b determine the fixed cost?

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## #2 2013-05-15 04:22:49

bobbym
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### Re: fixed cost

If I am remembering it right, the y intercept is the fixed cost. You are correct that is b.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #3 2013-05-15 05:02:33

mom
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### Re: fixed cost

Then I am doing something incorrectly because I am coming up with y=30x+1310 and that is not one of my options.

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## #4 2013-05-15 05:07:14

bobbym
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### Re: fixed cost

It should be y = 30 x + 700

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #5 2013-05-15 09:15:08

mom
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### Re: fixed cost

wow!! not sure qhat i did wrong on that one

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## #6 2013-05-15 09:46:20

bobbym
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### Re: fixed cost

Hi;

If you show me your work, I can try to figure that out.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #7 2014-10-30 23:29:43

DeanPemberton
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### Re: fixed cost

bobbym wrote:

If I am remembering it right, the y intercept is the fixed cost. You are correct that is b.

Yes agree, you are exactly correct. Y intercept is the fixed cost.

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