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    1) Q=75K^.75 L^.25

    2) Q=1.4K^.70 L^.60

    3) Q=1.4A^.15 B^.40 C^.45

    Describe whether constant, increasing, or decreasing returns to scale.

    4) For Q=1.4K^.70 L^.60:

    Production elasticity of capital (K)

    Production elasticity of labor (L)

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    1)Q=75K^.75 L^.25
    Sum of exponents=0.75+0.25=1.00
    Sum of exponents is equal to 1. It exhibits constant returns to scale.

    2)Q=1.4K^.70 L^.60
    Sum of exponents=0.70+0.60=1.30
    Sum of exponents is greater than 1. It ...

    Solution Summary

    Solution describes the steps to determines whether given production functions exhibit increasing, decreasing or constant returns to scale. It also provides step by step method to calculate production elasticities.