Give a practical interpretation in words of the following composite function?

𝑅(Y(π‘ž)) , where 𝑅 gives a farmer’s revenue as a function of corn yield per acre, and π‘Œ gives the corn yield as a function of the quantity, π‘ž, of fertilizer.

1 Answer
Nov 9, 2017

𝑅(Y(π‘ž)) is a farmer’s revenue based on how much fertilizer they use.


R is the revenue that depends on the corn yield, and the corn yield depends on the amount of fertilizer. Therefore, 𝑅(Y(π‘ž)) is the revenue depending on how much fertilizer they use.