# Short-Run Production and Marginal Revenue and Factor Costs

Consider the following short-run production function (where L = variable input, Q =output):

Q = 10L - 0.5L2

Suppose that output can be sold for $10 per unit. Also assume that the firm can obtain as much of the variable input (L) as it needs at $20 per unit.

a. Determine the marginal revenue product function.

b. Determine the marginal factor cost function.

c. Determine the optimal value of L, given that the objective is to maximize profits.

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Consider the following short-run production function (where L = variable input, Q = output): Q = 10L - 0.5L2

Suppose that output can be sold for $10 per unit. Also assume that the firm can obtain as much of the ...

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This solution determines the marginal revenue production function, the marginal factor cost function and the optimal value of L.