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Output & Costs

Perfect Competitor, Short run, long run

Output= 2000 unit Total Fixed Cost= $4000 Price of Labor= $80 price of Capital= $320 Marginal Product of Labor= 20 Marginal Product of Capital= 80 Price of output= $8 Long Run Marginal Cost= $8 Average Product of labor= 40 What Advice should be given for Short run and Long run and why? If output rises $10 do

Case Study Questions

Bonco, Incorporated: A Firm in Transition Bonco, Incorporated, produces a patented surgical device known as the incis-a-matic. The device has been sold successfully in the U.S. market, but it has been produced in two of the company's outdated plants, in Columbus, Ohio, and in Cincinnati, Ohio. Barry Cosgrove, a young econ

Marginal Revenue Product & Input

The MRP of an input is... a) the selling price of the last unit of OUTPUT b) the increment of total revenue resulting from the use of an additional unit of input. c) used in determining marginal product d) harder to determine in pure competition than in monopoly e) harder to determine in pure competition than in o

Monopolist behavior

If a viable monopolist must pay a new franchise tax ( a flat sum to operate), he will unless profits fall below zero: a) increase output. b) decrease output. c) lower price. d) make no change in price or quantity, but earn less profits e) raise price to keep profits at the same level.

Market Price

See attached file: If the market price increases to $15, the firm (described in the attached chart) will: a) shutdown b) earn economic profits c) produce more than 10 units of output d) produce less than 10 units of output e) both b and c are correct

Marginal Revenue

Suppose that a firm has the opportunity to employ a new machine that will increase production by five units and will cost $10 to purchase. If each unit of output can be sold for $5, then the: a) marginal revenue product of the machine is less than its cost, and the firm should not take advantage of the opportunity. b) mar

Important information about Competitive Firms

Suppose an imperfect competitor faces the demand schedule attached and its marginal cost is constant at $2. If the firm is able to produce any output level, then it maximizes profits at (see attachment)

Cost & Efficiency

88. If it is true that handling the mail does not get cheaper as the volume of mail increases, which of the following best explains this fact? A) The Post Office is run by the government and therefore is inefficient. B) The rule "the bigger the volume, the lower the cost" is true only if other things remain the same; since

Marginal Costs

A driver wishes to buy gasoline and have her car washed. She finds that the wash costs $3.00 when she buys 19 gallons at $1.00 each, but that if she buys 20 gallons, the car wash is free. Thus the marginal cost of the twentieth gallon of gas is: A) -$2.00. B) $0.00. C) $1.00. D) $2.00. E) none of the above.

Cost of Output -76

76. Given the curve shown below, the marginal product of labor will be maximized at: A) 0 units of output. B) 1 unit of output. C) 2 units of output. D) 3 units of output. E) not enough information to tell.

Financial Management

Please show work: Payne and McGough Corporation produces 5,000 units of part WOW internally for use in the assembly of its finished products. The unit cost of part WOW is based on a production level of 5,000 units per week as follows: Variable Cost $20.00 Fixed Cost 10.00 Total Cost/unit $30.00 Part WOW

Market share

One long distance company controls 60% of the market. Two others divide up most of the rest, with company B having about 20%. A growing slice of the market is taken up by small no name firms offering rock bottom pricing. There are other new threats. Give a choice should Company A compete with Company B on price or other di

Questions on marginal revenue product of labor

Marginal revenue product measures the: a. amount by which the extra production of one more worker increases a firm's total revenue. b. decline in product price that a firm must accept to sell the extra output of one more worker. c. increase in total resource cost resulting from the hire of one extra unit of a

Problem set

2. A firm finds that at its MR = MC output, its TC = $1000, TVC = $800, TFC = $200, and total revenue is $900. This firm should: (1 point) a. shut down in the short run. b. produce because the resulting loss is less than its TFC. c. produce because it will realize an economic profit. d. liquidate its a

Epren manufactures engine parts for an automobile manufacturer

Please see the attached file for full problem description. --- Epren manufactures engine parts for an automobile manufacturer. It operates 2 plants, which have the following production functions: Plant A: Qa = 30Sa - 0.25 Sa2 Plant B: Qb = 40Sb - 0.50Sb2 where Qa is the unit output from plant A, Qb is the unit ou

Production functions and cost

Please see the attached file for full problem description. --- 4 The production of barstools (q) is characterized by a production function of the form a. Derive general expressions for average productivity of labor and capital for barstool production as functions of K and L. (Hint: By definition, = q/L and = q/K)

Cartels and profit maximizing outputs

Company A and Company B are soft drink companies operating in the same country for two decades. The market demand curve for their soft drinks is given by Q = 119 - 0.5P. Company A's short-run and marginal costs are given by STC = 3q2 + 48q + 572 and SMC = 6q + 48. Company B's short run total and marginal costs are given by STC

Determine the supply curve

Please provide the solution to the following problem so that i can solve similar other. Please explain in detail as i need to understand. Cornell Pharamaceutical, INc., and Penn Medical , Ltd. supply generic durgs to treat a variety of illnesses. A major product for each company is a generic equivalent of an antibiotic used

Using the implicit function theorem to maximize profit

Assume that firm A produces good G using only labor. Therefore, the firm's output is a function of the quantity of labor hired (i.e. output = q(L)). Assume further that this firm receives a price (p) for good G and pays laborers a wage (w) that are both constant, and that the firm pays a constant health care cost (h) for eac

Problems with Cost Curves

4. What effect would each of the following have on a firm's short-run marginal cost curve and its total fixed cost curve? a. An increase in the wage rate b. A decrease in the property tax c. A rise in the purchase price of new capitol. d. A rise in energy prices. 5. Suppose that a firm's cost per unit of labor is $1