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In the following table are demand and cost data for a pure monopolist. Complete the table by filling
in the columns for total revenue, marginal revenue, and marginal cost. Answer these three questions:

(a) What output will the monopolist produce?
(b) What price will the monopolist charge?
(c) What total profit will the monopolist receive at the profit-maximizing level of output?

Total Marginal Total Marginal
Quantity Price revenue revenue cost cost
0 \$34 \$______ \$ 20
1 32 ______ \$______ 36 \$______
2 30 ______ ______ 46 ______
3 28 ______ ______ 50 ______
4 26 ______ ______ 54 ______
5 24 ______ ______ 56 ______
6 22 ______ ______ 64 ______
7 20 ______ ______ 80 ______
8 18 ______ ______ 100 ______
9 16 ______ ______ 128 ______
10 14 ______ ______ 160 ______

Price discrimination is often used by businesses. Explain the conditions under which price discrimination is practiced and the economic consequences of price discrimination.

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In the following table are demand and cost data for a pure monopolist. Complete the table by filling
in the columns for total revenue, marginal revenue, and marginal cost. Answer these three questions:

(a) What output will the monopolist produce?
(b) What price will the monopolist charge?
(c) What total profit ill the monopolist receive at the profit-maximizing level of output?

Solution:

Complete the table by filling in the columns for total revenue, marginal revenue, and marginal cost.

QUANTITY PRICE TOTAL REVENUE MARGINAL REVENUE TOTAL COST MARGINAL COST
0 \$34 0 - \$20 -
1 32 32 32 36 16
2 30 ...

#### Solution Summary

The solution provides all answers to complete the monopolist's table, and includes discussions on monopolist output, monopolist charges, and total profit at profit-maximizing levels of output.

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