Polynomials can be used in small business, such as retail. They can be used to calculate profit, sales trends, predict merchandise sales. It also helps set their price range.
The profit P ( in millions) for a T-shirt manufacturer can be modeled by P = -x^3 + 4x^2 + x where x is the number of T-shirts produced (in millions). Currently, the company producers 4 million T-shirts and makes a profit of $4,000,000. What lesser number of T-shirts could he company produce and still make he same profit?
This is an example of profit and it helps the owner decide how many T-shirts he should buy so he does not overstock or understock