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March 28th, 2012, 08:49 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 100 Thanks: 0  going for average cost function to total cost function
Hey, just got a simple question here... How would I turn this average cost function into a total cost function? can anyone help please? 
March 28th, 2012, 08:58 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,155 Thanks: 462 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: going for average cost function to total cost function
Average cost is total cost per unit: So, take the average cost, and multiply by the number of units q. 
March 28th, 2012, 08:59 PM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 100 Thanks: 0  Re: going for average cost function to total cost function
is the correct answer for total cost ??

March 28th, 2012, 09:03 PM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,155 Thanks: 462 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: going for average cost function to total cost function
Well, I would write: Can you identify the fixed cost and the marginal cost from this? 
March 28th, 2012, 09:12 PM  #5 
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marginal cost would be the derivative. which would be Fixed cost however, we haven't worked on in calculus class. 
March 28th, 2012, 09:15 PM  #6 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,155 Thanks: 462 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: going for average cost function to total cost function
Fixed cost is simply c(0) or in this case the constant 273. 

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