Two local ready-mix cement manufacturers, Here and There, have combined demand given by Q = 105 - P. Their total costs are given by TCHere = 5QHere + 0.5Q2Here and TCThere = 5QThere + 0.5Q2Here. If they cannot successfully collude and instead produce where the market price equals marginal cost, their total output will be© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 1:05 am ad1c9bdddf
To simplify your question I use TCa for TCHere and TCb for TCThere.
first we write the profit function for each firm. Remember that Profit = Revenue - Cost. Also note that Q = Qa + Qb (total quantity = sum of quantities by each ...