# h1 - (c Now suppose that a freeze in Florida reduces orange...

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1 The Colorado College Department of Economics and Business Block 7 Econ 207 HW 1. 1. The following data represent 5 points on the supply and demand curve for orange juice: Price Quantity Demanded Quantity Supplied. 1 700 100 2 600 300 3 500 500 4 400 700 5 300 900 (a) Graph the points of these supply and demand curves for orange juice. Be sure to put price on the vertical axis and quantity on the horizontal axis. (b) Do these points seem to lie along two straight lines? (c) What is the excess demand for orange juice at P =\$1. (d) What is the excess supply at P= \$5. (e) What is the equilibrium price and the corresponding equilibrium quantity? (5x2 = 10 points) 2. Use the supply-demand schedule shown in question 1 above to answer this question. (a) Explain why P=\$2 and P=\$4 are not equilibrium prices. (b) Suppose the demand were to increase so that people want to buy 300 million more gallons at each price. How would that shift the demand curve? Graph it. What is the new equilibrium price and quantity?

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Unformatted text preview: (c) Now suppose that a freeze in Florida reduces orange juice supply by 300 million gallons at each price. Using your initial demand graphically show how it would affect the supply curve. What is the new equilibrium price and quantity? (2+4+4 = 10 points) 3. Consider the demand and supply function of the following form: Q d = -2P + 20 Q s = 2P – 4. where Q s is the quantity supplied, Q d is the quantity demanded and P is the price. (a) Solve for the equilibrium price and quantity. Also graph the supply-demand equilibrium. (b) Now suppose at each price that individuals demand four more units of output – and the demand curve shifts to Q / d = -2P + 24 Graph this situation and also calculate the new equilibrium price-quantity using the initial supply function. (c) Now, suppose the supply curve shifts to Q / s = 2P – 8. 2 What is the new equilibrium price and quantity, using the new demand function? Graph the situation also. (2+4+4=10 points)...
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## This homework help was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course EC 207 taught by Professor Ghosh during the Spring '08 term at Colorado College.

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