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    What is average productivity? What is marginal productivity?

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    What is average productivity? What is marginal productivity? Explain the relationship between average and marginal productivity. What would happen to average and marginal productivity if a technological innovation were introduced to the production process? How does the law of diminishing returns affect marginal and average productivity?

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    >What is average productivity?

    The average productivity of a particular input, such as labor, is the total output of the firm divided by the total amount of that input, such as the number of workers.

    >What is marginal productivity?

    The change in output that results from adding one more unit of an input, such as an additional worker.

    >Explain the relationship ...

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    What is average productivity?
    What is marginal productivity?
    Explain the relationship between average and marginal productivity.
    What would happen to average and marginal productivity if a technological innovation were introduced to the production process?
    How does the law of diminishing returns affect marginal and average productivity?

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