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# Marginal Analysis

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You have been hired to manage a small manufacturing facility which has cost and production data given in the table below.

Total Total
Workers Labor Cost Output Revenue
1 \$300 50 \$350
2 600 140 675
3 900 220 1120
4 1200 270 1570
5 1500 300 1865
6 1800 315 2070
7 2100 320 2170

(a.) What is the marginal product of the second worker?

(b.) What is the marginal revenue product of the fourth worker?

(c.) What is the marginal cost of the first worker?

(d.) Based on your knowledge of marginal analysis, how many workers should you hire? Explain you answer.

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Total Labor Total Revenue Marginal Revenue of Marginal Product Marginal Cost
Workers,L Cost, TLC Output,Q TR Labor* of labor** of labor***
1 300 50 350 350 50 300
2 600 140 675 325 90 300
3 ...

#### Solution Summary

Solution describes the steps to calculate marginal product of labor. It also calculate number of workers to be hired.

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