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Maximizing revenue

A private-garage owner is currently charging his customers $1.75 per hour. But he is considering changing the way he prices parkers in an attempt to increase profit. He has identified two distinct market segments for his business: short-term parkers and all-day parkers with respective demand curves (functions) of QS = 600 -

Predicted yearly annual sales / price elasticity

Please assist with parts: a,b,c,d,e Thank you!!! *Use this information to answer the questions that follow. Market researchers at Chrysler estimated the demand for their new Chrysler Crossfire sports cars as follows: QC = 1,050,000 - 95PC + 14.25M + 60PBMW + 25PP Where QC is the quantity of Chrysler Crossfires

Demand Curves

1. Assume that, for a particular demand curve, when price rises from $50 to $60, total revenue falls from $8,750 to $7800. a. Based on this information, what is the quantity demanded at each price. b. Without calculating the coefficient of elasticity, is demand over this range elastic or inelastic?

I just need #4 answered.

Using the following schedule, define the equilibrium price and quantity. Describe the situation at a price of $10. What will occur? Describe the situation at a price of $2. What will occur? Price Quantity Demanded Quantity Supplied $1 500 100 $2 400 120 $3 350 150 $4 320 200 $5 300 30

Elasticity

The demand for company X's product is given by Qx=12-3Px+4Py . Suppose good X sells for $3.00 per unit and good Y sells for $1.50 per unit. a.Calculate the cross-price elasticity of demand between goods X and Y at the given prices. b.Are goods X and Y substitutes or complements? c.What is the own price elasticity of demand

Supply and Demand

Suppose you are an aide to a U.S. Senator who is concerned about the impact of a recently proposed excise tax on the welfare of her constituents. You explained to the Senator that one way of measuring the impact on her constituents is to determine how the tax change affects the level of consumer surplus enjoyed by the constituen

Rising jet fuel prices

Rising jet fuel prices recently led most major U.S airlines to raise fares by approximately 15 percent. Tell me why this substantial increase in airfares would affect the folowing A. The demand for air travel. B. The demand for hotels

Cigarette Smoking and Taxes

Cigarette Smoking and Taxes (adapted from lesson in economics.about.com) Cigarette taxes are a hot topic in Economics for many reasons. Cigarettes are considered goods with a negative externality. This implies that some external parties are negatively affected by the private transaction of others. For instance, cigarettes produ

Is it Elastic, Inelastic, or Unitary Elastic?

Suppose the price of apples rises from $3 a pound to $3.50 and your consumption of apples drops from 35 pounds of apples a month to 20 pounds of apples. Calculate your price elasticity of demand of apples. What can you say about your price elasticity of demand of apples? Is it Elastic, Inelastic, or Unitary Elastic? Be sure to

Supply and Demand: Variety and Price of Products

The bank is looking for new clients in high-growth industries. Until a few years ago, if a consumer wished to purchase music, he or she would have to buy a recording of it at a store, but there is only a limited supply of compact discs, tapes, or records at any given store. Because of advancements in technology, consumers can no

Demand and Supply

From Figure 8-4, determine the effect of a 33 percent import tariff on commodity X. The tariff-inclusive price will be $3(1+.33) = $4. What are the impacts of tariff on domestic consumption, domestic production, imports, and government's tariff revenue? Please show the numbers, for example, the domestic consumption will decr

Demand and Supply

Starting with the market demand and supply functions, QD = 10,000 - 1,000P QS = -2,000 + 1,000P Determine algebraically the new equilibrium price and quantity if (a) the demand function changes to QD' = 12,000 - 1,000P or to QD" = 8,000 - 1,000P, or (b) the market supply function changes to QS* = -4,000 + 1,000P or to QS*

new equilibrium price

Assume that S and D are neither perfectly elastic nor perfectly inelastic. Assume that market for Jelly is initially in equilibrium. Let's call this initial equilibrium price and quantity as P1 and Q1 respectively. a)Explain what will happen to demand for Jelly if the price of peanut butter ( a complimentary good) has droppe

Determine the Market equilibrium price/output Combination

Can someone help me with this problem? I have attempted to answer Question A and would like for someone to tell me if I have answered it correctly. Part B of the question is asking for a graph and I can not get this to graph correctly. Part C and D is aking questions related to the graph. If someone can show me or assist me

Demand for video rental, calculate equilibrium

Suppose that the demand for video rentals per week is given by Qd^videos = 18 - 4P^videos, and the supply of videos by your local video store per week is Qs^videos = 6 + 2P^videos. a) Calculate the equilibrium price and quantity in this market. b) If the price = $3, then what is happening in this market? Briefly expla

Problems in microeconomics

I need detailed answers for these problems. They are core problems to prepare for the exam. (Gwartney, p. 78, #2) What is being held constant when a demand curve for a specific product (shoes or apples, for example) is constructed? Explain why the demand curve for a product slopes downward to the right. (We gave two reasons

Solving total revenue cost function and linear equation

1. Assume that the cost function of a firm is given by the relationship... 2. Decker is a maker of small kitchen appliances. Its economists estimated the following demand for toaster oven using data gathered over 16 quarters from 10 major retail distributors of its product. This type of sample which involves the use of cross-se

Economics hwk

With Jan 1st, 2000 being the new millennium, many predicted worldwide shortages of champagne, lobster and other New Year delicacies. New England and Canadian wholesalers began stockpiling lobsters it the first half of 1999. Boston dealer James hook ordered 675,000 kilograms which is 50% more than he did last year. The anticipate

Equilibrium price & quantity and total consumer surplus

Consider three supply & demand scenarios in this question. In each case, we have a perfectly competitive market and the market demand curve is given by P = $100 - Q where P is the market price and Q is the market quantity. In the first scenario, the market supply curve is given by P = $50. In the second, the market supply is giv

Computation of Market Equilibrium

Given the demand and supply functions below, Qd=500-2p Qs=-100+2P Where Qd is the quantity demanded, Qs is the quantity supplied, P is the Price. A- Solve for market equilibrium mathematically. B- Describe verbally, the effects on equilibrium quantity and equilibrium price of: 1. Shifts in supply and demand functions

Profits

How do the concepts of accounting profit and economic profit differ? Why is economic profit smaller than accounting profit? What are the three basic sources of economic profit? Classify each of the following according to those sources: a. A firm's profit from developing and patenting a new medication that greatly reduces

Changes in price and effect on supply and demand

a. Suppose that someone told you that an increase in the price of DVD players caused a decrease in the demand for DVDs. Is this what you would predict? Why or why not? b. Suppose that someone told you that an increase in the price of gasoline caused a decrease in the demand for public transportation. Is this what you woul

Break Even Analysis

Nature's Green Inc., a manufacturer of alfalfa tablets sold in health - food stores, currently operates just outside of Meno,California. Nature's Green is considering two alternative proposals for expansion, because it has run out of acreage to grow its organically-farmed alfalfa. It has found the following sites where farmers