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Problem 85 Hard Difficulty

A manufacturing company owns a major piece of equipment that depreciates at the (continuous) rate $ f = f(t) $, where $ t $ is the time measured in months since its last overhaul. Because a fixed cost $ A $ is incurred each time the machine is overhauled, the company wants to determine the optimal time $ T $ (in months) between overhauls.

(a) Explain why $ \displaystyle \int^t_0 f(s) ds $ represents the loss in value of the machine over the period of time $ t $ since the last overhaul.
(b) Let $ C = C(t) $ be given by $$ C(t) = \frac{1}{t} \Biggl[ A + \int^t_0 f(s) ds \Biggr] $$
What does $ C $ represent and why would the company want to minimize $ C $?
(c) Show that $ C $ has a minimum value at the numbers $ t = T $ where $ C(T) = f(T) $.


a. $[0, t]$
b. $\frac{A+F(t)}{t}$
c. $C(t)$

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