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a.Can you please define opportunity cost? With the aid of a carefully labelled production possibility curve, could you illustrate the concept of increasing oportunity cost. Why does opportunity cost increase?

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i.What is the difference between elastic and inelastic demand. Please be precise.

ii.If a restaurant increases its price of coffee from \$ 1.00 to \$ 1.20 and quantity demanded falls from 100 cups to 80 cups. How can I compute the price elasticity of demand?

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UPDATE:
as in part (c) I used

(Q2-Q1) / Q1
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(P2-P1) / P1

where the dashed line === means divided by. Also, take the absolute value of this ...

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Can you please define opportunity cost? With the aid of a carefully labelled production possibility curve, could you illustrate the concept of increasing oportunity cost. Why does opportunity cost increase?

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