1950 AHSME Problems/Problem 11

Problem

If in the formula $C =\frac{en}{R+nr}$, where $e$, $n$, $R$ and $r$ are all positive, $n$ is increased while $e$, $R$ and $r$ are kept constant, then $C$:

$\textbf{(A)}\ \text{Increases}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \text{Decreases}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \text{Remains constant}\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \text{Increases and then decreases}\qquad\\ \textbf{(E)}\ \text{Decreases and then increases}$

Solution

Divide both the numerator and denominator by $n$, to get $C=\frac{e}{\frac{R}{n}+r}$. If $n$ increases then the denominator decreases; so that $C$ $\boxed{\mathrm{(A)}\text{ }\mathrm{ Increases}.}$

See Also

1950 AHSC (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 10
Followed by
Problem 12
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