MATH SOLVE

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# The function C(h)=(2h^2+5h)/(h^3+8) models the concentration of medication in the bloodstream (as a percent) h hours after its injection into muscle tissue. 1. a. Determine the domain of the function in the context of this problem.b. Find the equation of the vertical asymptote of this function. {Hint: a^3+b^3=(a+b)(a^2-ab+b^2)} Would this concern a medical professional? Explain. 2. Find the equation of the horizontal asymptote. What does this mean in this context?3. Find all of the intercepts of C and interpret their meaning in the context of this problem.4. How many hours after injection does a maximum concentration of the drug occur in the bloodstream? Round answer to the nearest hundredth.

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Answer: h ≥ 0 C = 0; concentration eventually decays to nothing (0, 0) is the only intercept in the domain. It means the concentration in the bloodstream is zero at the time the drug is injected. 1.95 hoursStep-by-step explanation:1. a. The domain of the function in the context of this problem is h ≥ 0. The maximum value of h will correspond to the time at which the concentration is considered to be negligible. If that time is when the concentration decays to 1% of its peak value, then perhaps the suitable domain is 0 ≤ h ≤ 180.b. The equation of the vertical asymptote of this function is where the denominator of C(h) is zero, that is ... h^3 +8 = 0 h = ∛(-8) h = -2 . . . . the equation of the vertical asymptoteThis is not a concern for a medical professional because it is outside the domain of the function. __2. As h gets large the value of the function approaches 2/h, which is to say the horizontal asymptote is C = 0. It means the concentration of medication in the blood eventually decays to zero.__3. C(0) = 0 is the only intercept in the domain of the function. (h, C(h)) = (0, 0)In the context of this problem, it means the blood concentration of medication is zero at the time of the injection.__4. About 1.95 hours after injection, a maximum concentration of the drug occur in the bloodstream. This value is easily found using a graphing calculator.Taking the derivative of the function gives you ... C'(h) = -2(h^4 +5h^3 -16h -20)/(h^3 +8)^2This has two real zeros and two complex zeros. The positive real zero is near h = 1.94527, about 1.95.That is, the concentration in the bloodstream reaches a maximum about 1.95 hours after injection into the muscle.