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    Calculating optimal number of workers hired

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    Ms Smith, the owner and manager of the Clear Duplicating Service located near a major university, is contemplating keeping her shop open after 4 P.M. and until midnight. In order to so, she would have to hire additional workers. She estimates that the additional workers would generate the following total output (where each unit of output refers 100 pages duplicated). If the price of each unit of output is $10 and each worker hired must be paid $40 per day, How many workers should Ms. Smith hire?

    Workers hired 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
    Total Product 0 12 22 30 36 40 42

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    Workers hired, L Total output, TP MP* MRP
    0 0
    1 12 ...

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