I have the following equation:

Profit[Fc_] = p (T - Fs - Fc)^(rho*phi) * Fc^phi * Mc^psi - w*Fc

and I tried

Solve[D[Profit[Fc], Fc] == 0, Fc]

but I get the error message

Solve::nsmet: This system cannot be solved with the methods available to Solve

Any suggestions?

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    $\begingroup$ Use FindRoot[] with a good guess instead. $\endgroup$ – J. M. will be back soon Nov 5 '15 at 22:22
  • $\begingroup$ Are you looking for a symbolic or a numeric solution? $\endgroup$ – m_goldberg Nov 5 '15 at 23:49
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks.. I am looking for symbolic solution..I tried FindRoot.. but I am getting an error: FindRoot::fdss: Search specification Fc should be a list with 1 to 5 elements $\endgroup$ – dee Nov 7 '15 at 0:47

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