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profit-maximizing output level

You are the CEO of ClipIt, a paper clip manufacturer. Your company enjoys a patented technology that allows it to produce paper clips faster and at a lower cost than your only rival, FastenIt. Clipit uses this advantage to be the first to choose its profit-maximizing output level in the market. The inverse demand function for paper clips is P=500-2Q, ClipIt's costs are Cc(Qc)=2Qc , and FastenIt's costs are Cf(Qf)=4Qf.

a.What is ClipIt's profit-maximizing output level? FastenIt's?
b.What is the market's equilibrium price?
c.How much profit does each firm earn?
d.Ignoring antitrust considerations, would it be profitable for your firm to merge with FastenIt? If not, explain why not; if so, put together an offer that would permit you to profitably complete the merger.

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You are the CEO of ClipIt, a paper clip manufacturer. Your company enjoys a patented technology that allows it to produce paper clips faster and at a lower cost than your only rival, FastenIt. Clipit uses this advantage to be the first to choose its profit-maximizing output level in the market. The inverse demand function for paper clips is P=500-2Q, ClipIt's costs are Cc(Qc)=2Qc , and FastenIt's costs are Cf(Qf)=4Qf.
a.What is ClipIt's profit-maximizing output level? ...

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The profit-maximizing output level is listed.The market equilibrium price is determined.

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