# Regression Analysis

Since all the Hawkins Company's costs (other than advertising) are essentially fixed costs, it wants to maximize its total revenue (net of advertising expenses). According to a regression analysis (based on 124 observations) carried out by a consultant hired by the Hawkins Company,

Q = -23 - 4.1P + 4.2I + 3.1A

where Q is the quantity demanded of the firm's product (in dozens), P is the price of the firm's product (in dollars per dozen), I is per capita income (in dollars), and A is the advertising expenditure (in dollars).

a. If the price of the product is $10 per dozen, should the firm increase its advertising?

b. If the advertising budget is fixed at $10,000, and per capita income equals $8,000, what is the firm's marginal revenue curve?

c. If the advertising budget is fixed at $10,000, and per capita income equals $8,000, what price should the Hawkins Company charge?

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Since all the Hawkins Company's costs (other than advertising) are essentially fixed costs, it wants to maximize its total revenue (net of advertising expenses). According to a regression analysis (based on 124 observations) carried out by a consultant hired by the Hawkins Company,

Q = -23 - 4.1P + 4.2I + 3.1A

where Q is the quantity demanded of the firm's product (in dozens), P is the price of the firm's product (in dollars per dozen), I is per capita income (in dollars), and A is the advertising expenditure (in dollars).

a. If the price of the product is $10 ...

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Regression Analysis is applied.