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FARMING In order for Mr. Moore to decide how much ...

FARMING In order for Mr. Moore to decide how much fertilizer to apply to his corn crop this year, he reviews records from previous years. His crop yield \( y \) depends on the amount of fertilizer he applies to his fields \( x \) according to the equation \( y = - x ^ { 2 } + 4 x + 12 \) . Graph the function, and find the point at which Mr. Moore gets the highest yield possible. 

Answer

 

maximum yield occurs at point (2, 16)

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