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Total Product and Diminishing Returns

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The .... is the increase in output obtained by hiring an additional worker.
a. average product
b. total product
c. marginal product
d. marginal cost

my answer is D

The term "diminishing returns" refers to
a. falling interest rate that can be expected as one's investment in a single asset increases
b. reduction in profits caused by increasing output beyond the optimal point
c. decrease in total output due to overcrowding, when too much labor is used with too little land or capital
d. a decrease in the extra output due to the use of an additional unit of a variable input, when more and more of the variable input is used and all other things are held constant

My answer is C

If two firms are identical in all respects expect that one has more capital than another, the total product curve for the firm with more capital
a. must equal the total product curve for firm with less capital
b. will lie above the total product curve for the firm with more capital
c. will lie below the total product curve for the firm with more capital
d. will show no diminishing marginal returns

My answer is C

and i have a question when I go out to the market to purchase items the first thing I do is check to see what bargains or sales I can get to save on cost...? can you explain this for me thank you

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1- c- Marginal product is the extra output produced by one more unit of an input
2- d- Diminishing return is when each additional unit of ...

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The short run production function for a manufacturer of DVD drivers is as follows:
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0 0
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2 60
3 85
4 105
5 115
6 120

Based on the information, calculate the averae physical product at each quantity of labor.

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Using the information provided in the attachment calculate the marginal physical product of labor at each quantity of labor.

Part 3.
From the manufacturer of DVD drivers from part 1 and 2, at what point do diminshing marginal returns set in?

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