ECON 1014-01
HOMEWORK #2
DR. PODGURSKY
Due: 09/30/2014. Homework can be turned in after class or by 4:00 p.m. at the Econ
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Chapter 5
1. Figure: Elasticity of Demanda. Use the general elasticity computation formula (not the midpoint formula!) to compute the elasticity of demand as price falls from 60 to 40. Is demand inelastic, elastic, or unit elastic? Show your work. (2 pts)
b. Now use the midpoint formula (p. 70 of the textbook) to compute the elasticity of demand as price falls from 60 to 40. Show your work. (1 pt)

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c. Now use the general elasticity formula to compute EDas price increases from 40 to 60. Show your work. (1 pt)