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    Twenty first century electronics has discovered a theft problem at its warehouse and has decided to hire security guards. The firm wants to hire the optimal number of security guards. A table shows the number of security guards affects the number of radios stolen per week.
    number of guards... number of radios stolen per week
    0 50
    1 30
    2 20
    3 14
    4 8
    5 6

    a). if each guard is paid 200 each week, and the cost of a stolen radio is $25, how many security guards should the firm hire?
    b).the cost of a stolen radio is $25 what is the most the firm would be willing to pay to hire the first security guard?
    c). if each security guard is paid 200, a week and the cost of a stolen radio is $50, how many security guards should the firm hire?

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    twenty first century electronics has discovered a theft problem at its warehouse and has decided to hire security guards. The firm wants to hire the optimal number of security guards. A table shows the number of security guards affects the number of radios stolen per week.
    number of guards... number of radios stolen per week
    0 50
    1 30
    2 20
    3 14
    4 8
    5 6

    a). if each guard is paid 200 each week, and the cost of a stolen radio is $25, how many security guards should ...

    $2.19