# Firm Profit Maximization

I have 3 short Micro problems that I need some help with. Please provide detailed explanations.

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Problem Set 7

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1) Firm Profit Maximization 1

Consider the market for textiles in the United States, which we will treat as perfectly competitive. The market demand for textiles is expressed as:

P = 250 - 0.5Q------------1

and the supply of textiles is expressed as:

P = Q/10--------------2

where P represents price per bolt of cloth and Q represents the number of bolts of cloth produced in the entire industry each day. The typical firm in this market has total cost

TC = 50 + 5q2--------------3

where q represents the number of bolts of cloth produced by a single firm each day. Thus, marginal cost is given by:

MC = 10q.---------------4

a) Determine the equilibrium market price and quantity in the market for textiles.

The equilibrium condition is when demand is equal to supply. Equating equation 1 and 2, we get,

250 -0.5Q = Q/10

Q=416.67

P=41.67

b) At the equilibrium market price computed in (a) above, what is the quantity produced by a typical firm?

The quantity produced by a typical firm will be when MR=MC

In perfect competition, MR=P=41.67

MC=10q=41.67, thus q=4.167

c) At the equilibrium market price computed in (a) above, what is the profit of a typical firm?

Profit of a typical firm: TR-TC

TR=P*q =41.67*4.167=173.62

TC=50+5*4.167^2=136.82

Profit = 173.62-136.82=36.8

d) If all firms in the market have the same cost structure, how many firms would compete at the equilibrium price computed in (a) above?

Q=The total quantity in the market = 416.67

q=4.167

No. of firms = Q/q = 416.67/4.167=100

e) If all firms in the ...

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Firm Profit Maximization is illustrated.