## Example

Zoe is the only lemonade seller on her street. People who drive home stop by to purchase liters of her lemonade.

The demand for lemonade is:

$$ P = 10 - 2Q $$When Zoe produces a quantity `Q` of lemonade, her revenue is

$$ R \left( Q \right) = PQ = \left( 10 - 2Q \right) Q $$Her cost follows the equation

$$ C \left( Q \right) = 2 Q $$Overall, her profit is

$$ \Pi \left( Q \right) = R \left( Q \right) - C \left( Q \right) = \left( 10 - 2Q \right) Q - 2 Q = 8Q - 2 Q^2 $$If Zoe makes 2 liters of lemonade (Q = 2), her profit is

$$ \Pi \left( 2 \right) = 8 \times 2 - 2 \times 2^2 = 8 $$She would make a profit of $8.

### Question

The inverse demand is `P = 3 - 4Q` and the costs of production are `2 Q`.

What is Zoe's profit is she produces `Q=1`L of lemonade.

The revenue is

$$ R \left( Q \right) = PQ = (3 - 4Q) Q = 3 Q - 4Q^2 $$The cost is

$$ C ( Q ) = 2 Q $$So the profit function is

$$ \begin{align*} \Pi ( Q ) &= R (Q ) - C ( Q) \\ &= 3 Q - 4Q^2 - 2 Q \\ &= Q - 4 Q^2 \end{align*} $$When `Q=1`

$$ \Pi ( 1 ) = 1 \times 1 - 4 \times 1^2 = -3 $$