Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    supply curve

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    U.S. winter wheat production increased dramatically in 1999 after a bumper harvest. The supply curve shifted rightward; as a result, the price decreased and the quantity demanded increased (a movement along the demand curve). The accompanying table describes what happened to prices and the quantity demanded of wheat.
    A. Using the midpoint method, calculate the price elasticity of demand for winter wheat.
    b. What is the total revenue for U.S. wheat farmers in 1998 and 1999?
    c. Did the bumper harvest increase or decrease the total revenue of American wheat farmers? How could you have predicted this from your answer to part a?
    1998 1999
    Quantity demanded (bushels) 1.74 billion 1.9 billion
    Average price (per bushel) $3.70 $2.72

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 8:16 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/economics/supply-and-demand/assess-supply-curve-156717

    Solution Preview

    U.S. winter wheat production increased dramatically in 1999 after a bumper harvest. The supply curve shifted rightward; as a result, the price decreased and the quantity demanded increased (a movement along the demand curve). The accompanying table describes what happened to ...

    Solution Summary

    The average price is calculated.

    $2.49

    ADVERTISEMENT