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Answer the next question on the basis of the following information for a firm operating in an imperfectly competitive market:

Output------------Price------------Total Cost

----0--------------$500---------------$250
----1--------------$300---------------$260
----2--------------$250---------------$290
----3--------------$200---------------$350
----4--------------$150---------------$480
----5--------------$100---------------$700

How many units would the above profit-maximizing monopolist produce? Explain

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Output Q Price, P Total Revenue Total Cost Marginal Revenue Marginal Cost Profit
TR=P*Q TC MR* MC** TR-TC
0 500 0 250 -250
1 300 ...

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a.At what output rate and price does the monopolist operate?
b.In equilibrium, approximately what is the firm's total cost and total revenue?
c.What is the firm's economic profit or loss in equilibrium?

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