Derivative Essays

Total, Average, and Marginal Product

Total, average, and marginal product Total Product Curve The total product (or total physical product) of a variable factor of production identifies what outputs are possible using various levels of the variable input. This can be displayed in either a chart that lists the output level corresponding to various levels of input, or a graph that summarizes the data into a “total product curve”. The diagram shows a typical total product curve. In this example, output increases as more inputs…

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Natureview Farm Case – Executive Summary

Objectives 1. Grow Natureview’s revenue to $20M by calendar year end 2001. 2. Position Natureview for acquisition and / or find a new investor. Our Solution With opportunities such as the one presented in the Natureview Farm case, executives and corporate leaders have a tendency to focus exclusively on the stated revenue objective. We believe that doing so is short sighted and will not best position Natureview for acquisition or additional equity investment, either via a private equity sponsor or…

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Selling Executives on Project Management

1. Discuss factors about the corporate culture that were at play, and suggest central reasons why the executive staff waited as long as they had to consider the development of an enterprise project management methodology (EPM). 2. Recommend to both the senior executives (i.e., the company) and John Compton (i.e., the president) whether the project management office (PMO) should report to the chief information officer (CIO) or to someone else. Justify the response. 3. Use at least three (3) quality…

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Real World Quadratic Functions

Maximum profit. A chain store manager has been told by the main office that daily profit, P, is related to the number of clerks working that day, x, according to the function P = ? 25×2 + 300x. What number of clerks will maximize the profit, and what is the maximum possible profit? In order to find the point at which profit is maximized, I must find the critical points of the first derivative of the equation. Coefficient of x^2…

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Real World Radical Formulas

Radical formulas are used in many fields of the real world; some examples are in finance, medicine, engineering, and physics. These are just a few. In the finance department they use it to find the interest, depreciation and compound interests. In medicine it can be used to calculate the Body Surface of an adult (BSA), in engineering it can be used to measure voltage. These formulas are vital and important to the people working in these fields of work. Our…

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Stock Option Case Study

Congratulations, your firm has just won a new engagement for the December 31, 2012 audit of Stock It (the Company). You are the lead senior on the engagement and thus were delegated the task of auditing the client’s equity balances. In review, you noted that the client has a significant amount of stock options issued to their employees, a means that many start-up companies use to compensate employees and entice them to put in the effort to make the company…

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Creating Methodology

1. Discuss factors about the corporate culture that were at play, and suggest central reasons why the executive staff waited as long as they had to consider the development of an enterprise project management methodology (EPM). 2. Recommend to both the senior executives (i.e., the company) and John Compton (i.e., the president) whether the project management office (PMO) should report to the chief information officer (CIO) or to someone else. Justify the response. 3. Use at least three (3) quality…

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Analysis of Tsui Wah

ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL STATEMENT The company uses two statements for reporting its profit or loss and other comprehensive income. The following details is shown: STAFF COSTS Staff costs increased by approximately HK$108.5 million, or approximately 37.8% from the year ended 31 March 2013 to 2014. The salary levels of employees in the food and catering sector has been generally rising in recent years. The increase was attributable to higher salaries and new staff recruited for the newly opened restaurants. PROFIT…

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Physics Lab Report Motion

Introduction A toy company is now making an instructional videotape on how to predict the position. Therefore, in order to make the prediction accurate, how the horizontal and vertical components of a ball’s position as it flies through the air should be understood. This experiment is to calculate functions to represent the horizontal and vertical positions of a ball. It does so by measuring and calculating the components of the position and velocity of the ball during the toss. Therefore,…

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