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    Determining a firm's profit from its cost graph

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    The upper graph is for a perfectly competitive firm. The lower graph is for a monoploist. Use the graphs to answer the following questions:

    1. What is the firm's Total Revenue?
    2. What is the Total Cost?
    3. What is the firm's Total Profits?
    4. If a monopolist were to behave like a perfectly competitive firm (operating in the long run), determine its output.

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    A perfect competitor maximizes its profit when MR=MC. See the attached file.
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    The expert determines how to use a graph to determine the profits of a perfectly competitive firm and a monopolist.