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# The marginal revenue product of labour

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The following information pertains to a perfectly competitive firm that sells its output for \$2 in the short run and is one of many demanders of labor.

(i) Fill in the blanks in the above table.
(ii) How many workers would the firm hire if the wage rate was \$10?
(iii) Explain why this firm would not hire 2 workers, even if the wage rate was \$24.

B) Explain using graphs and accompanying explanation why this firm's demand curve is more elastic than the labor demand curve in the market.

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The following information pertains to a perfectly competitive firm that sells its output for \$2 in the short run and is one of many demanders of labor.
(i) Fill in the blanks in the above table.

The value of MP & VMP are calculated in the above table

(ii) How many workers would the firm hire if the wage rate was \$10?

If the wage rate is \$10, the firm will ...

#### Solution Summary

The marginal revenue product of labour is determined.

\$2.19