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Economics: Demand, Supply and Cost Profile

An airline ticket costs the same from Casper, Wyoming to Denver, Colorado, and from Denver to Orlando, Florida. Does this make economic sense and if so what is rationale behind equal prices for unequal distances in air travel using supply, demand, and cost curves?

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In economics, demand is the quantity of a product or service that customers are willing and able to pay. Demand measures how pricing may be set. Supply, on the other hand, is the quantity of a product or service that is offered to the market by a manufacturer or service provider. From the information, the manufacturers/service supplies the ...

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The solution explores concepts of demand and supply as well as cost profile, and their applications to the question.

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