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(d) constant returns 11: scale. ‘ diminishing technical rate of substitution.
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2. In Problem 211.2, suppose 11111: I new alloy in invented which uses copper and zinc in ﬁxed (d) immuing would All Cll’h— pfk5)£15 pwoiuceimn ft: VIC/7L my apportion: 11111.21: 1 unit of output requires 2 units of copper and 4 units gt“ zinc for mid: unit
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TC _. Wc (_ + win 2' 6. Two ﬁrms, Wickedly Efﬁcient Widgets (WEW), and Wildly l'epotisliic Widgets (WNW),
(11) 3333 both pmdnoe widgets with the some production function y = K ”2111/“, whale K is the input
t 8150  :(2) ((21571!) +(3)(Lf1EM9) of capital and L is the input of labor. Each company can hire Labor iii $1 per unit and capital
() at $1 per unit. WEW produces 10 widgets per week, choosing its input combination so as to
(a) $0.75 __ g" I ”J to produce these 10 widgets in the cheapest way possible. WNW also produces 10 widgets
$18 3? I,” per week but its dotty CEO requires it to use twioe as much labor as WEW undo. Given
T L _ I = I 6 that it must use twice as many laborers as WEW does and must produce the same output,
(9) 531375 AC = .75 ’ 5,”! how much larger one WNW' 5 total costs than WEW ’5? N fl +15 4“ < F rm ”54$
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z 12 = 11 2 ii 6 u u is ,i * = amount 0 p tic and m: is the amount 0 wood used. I the cost of plastic is 8 per unit
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2. In Problem 21.3, Rex Corr disposes ours, and has three methods to choose from. First, he .2; g}, a could pay $10 for a. shovel that lasts oueyenr and pay $5 a our to his brother Scoop to bury gig: 5 the cars. Second, he could buy 11. lowqualit car masher that costs $200 a ymr to own g; g 5 and that smashes can at a. marginnl mat of 1 per our. Third, he could buy a high—quality .3‘ 6"." §
hydrouliccersnmsherthntcostﬂﬁﬂperyesrtoownandcoulddispooeofcsrsotnoostof H ll :1 Egg; $0.50 per car. It would be worthwhile im him ho buy this highquality slumber if he planned 2. In Problem 219' suppose that [mar production Emotion is 11.21.22)—(min{m1,2mz})‘" 1f
“dial’m'” 3mm level ,4: “ﬂanf M unmimdfmlnw,=§rsomduupnoeornmziauu= $B,thenhersupplyfunction J isgiventwtheequation lit 4, 91¢ 0 #1.}!!! »?b‘ '2
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3. Mary Magnolia in Problem 21.4 has variable nosesequn to 1.2/1». wherey 1'11 the number of Sc‘l P534 C “7 P" ”'36 :3 0:19/[5' bouquets she sells pa month and where F is the number of square feet of space in her shop. If Mary has signed a lease for a shop with 1,400 square feet, if she in not able to 3d. out (i 2. If in Problem 27.4, the inverse demand far bean sprouts were given by Pm = TED — 41/
maimecrtoexpandhm‘stm‘e in theshort run, and iftheprloeofebouquet is 8pm unit, and the total cost ofpmdudng Y units for any ﬁrm were ICU) = 401’ and if the industry hm" “W ““4“" 1"” “mm" “mum “be Ed] in ”'9 “'0” "1"? consisted of two Cournot duopolists, than in equilibrium each ﬁlm's production would be ‘M l’ a 4m5¢+ P; M: P1760 ‘IYI ~‘le Yt‘lO“ W'Lé:
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Yr 70 % Y, 411 121 7. The city of Ham Harbor has a perfectly competitive market in taxi cab services. The marginal The demand for Professor Bonsmme’s new book is given by the function Q = 7.000  100:2
cost of a cab ride is $5, and the daily capacity of a cab is 20 rides. The daily demand for If the cost of having the hook edited and typeset. is $9,000, if the marginal cost of printing
31d ridezgisdDm 11,500 — 100p. The city council issues licenses for earh existing cab. Soon an extra copy is 4. and if he has no other costs, than he would maximize his proﬁts by terwor , emim increases to D(p)=1,700—100p but the number of cabs remains restricted , , . . .
to its original number. As a result of this, the equilibrium price of a cab ride rises by . haw“ 1" “mad and typeset and ”smug 3‘3”“ ”pm” P: 70 "‘ g (A) $1 5 5+ P: 5" ”‘00 .. NWT): who My]?! (b) havingit edited and typeset and Belling 3,500 copier. ME ‘_ 7" l i? ‘f _ 41
$2 61‘” Aemed, (it‘l‘y ”fl/“95 1'0”" 9"" (c) not having it edited and typeset and not selling any copies. 6 — '5? ‘— 1 C
(c) $3 I"la/22‘ : Y0 lax I r. , (0‘) having it edited and typeset and selling 6,600 copies. 6 3 62/57 :> Q: 33 M (‘9 *4 0 I000 f 1700 2 M0 P f (3) having it typeset and selling 1,650 copies. P :3 7
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PF  . P z 7 5 h '7 “(37) (3300) {4){33/2) — WM 3. Problem 23.4 descl'lbes a perfectly competitive iildllstry. Suppose that cooh ﬁrm has thc cost I
function c(y) = pa + 36 for y > O and (2(0) = 0. With industry demand given by 19(32): 60 — p, I: q 4' q [a
the equilibrium price and equilibriuﬂ number of ﬁrms in the industry (in that order) will be 36 I F A], C : 2 ’3 AC: ’5 + ‘73 Raell that Touchie Mcﬁelie’s pmductian luuction tor comic books is lJ‘I’L‘I‘ Suppose
(a; $3 and 10. Zﬁ um 'Dmchie can my both join. and cuwonixts’ labor, [fold jokes .2... :2 mil nnd cur
2,  ______ 2 = ‘I‘ worms no.» cost: on par hour, on m cheapest way to produce comics books requilcl
01) $6 and 9. ,  A35 3 usingjokes Ind labor in the min 
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(c) 55 and 54. 6 _ ,5 ’D — ,5 (t) J/L=o. Efﬂmn ’ 
@l) $12 and n. rm“ ‘ll 3 3g 0,, ”,5, z 1 3pc : .2ng — 23’
Indred.) _ (c) JIL= 2. 13 C
(9} $12 and 48. — r ’3 — é (d) J/L=2/3. 2 "l
lincl) lrx plrdblfp 6 _ .l/L=4.
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Indus 4:7 0“ m4} Ll 5 2 ‘l L .5 “g ﬂ : L ‘1. In Problem 24.6, if demand is described by pm) = 200—1], there are no ﬁxod costs and marginal
. z 0— I2 ,1 3 cost is constant at $20, the price elasticity of demmd at the proﬁtmaximizing level of output
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1. Suppose that the cost of cumming a on too and tl'umportlng him to the US is about 840 (‘§ C) = ?— C = A? ' q a
per bird. Codmtooo m drugged and smuggled in suitcases to the us. Hui of and smuggled (‘9 439
cocllutooo die ln transit. Each smuggled cochotoo has n 10% probability of being discovered, (e) 4141. V: ”(5
inwhlchcaaetheomugglerlsﬁncd.Ifthoﬂnolmpoocdforeudimugglodooclmtooialnv (,3:qu
creased to $1,400, than the equilibrium price of oodutool in the US will be
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400 7“: “":"6M’ .
(b; 8180. 4' "‘8'" 0'45? MC= 40+(0'l)(lqm) : [35' 8F 3
(c) 3110. ,_ [$0 2. Suppose there is a constant marginal cost of 85 per ounce for growing marijuana and deliv
d) m 0 I45 P ' using it to buyers. But if caughtl all marijuana in that shipment in siened and the supplier is
;) 33 ‘ P __ 4 a; ﬁlled $50 per ounce. The probability that any shipment of marijuana in seiner! in 0.10. The
9 1111 ' illbrlum rice a! marijuana ounce in
91111 p pet a. A proﬁtminding monopoly faces an inverse demand function described by the equation SC ”if {Ypéc'}: l1 We, 4." 0.4 P My) = 30— y and its total costs are 11"”) = 5y, where prices and mats are mounted in dollars. 811.11. Intheputltwasnottaxed,but nowitmustpmvatuxol'ﬁdollarsperuuit ofoutput. After M C t 5‘ + 0" {51) . the tax. the monopoly will + + ‘ (b) 510 In 41hr; e n billfl Var M n (c) 955' ': [0
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(a) imeitspricehyﬁdollazs. WWS Hn5_ sl’il ("wimp/l). To (d) 3450. 0'0] {9:110
g: mrupmelryndplun. (”We {mrrrlfd/I‘I } 5.3+ MﬁuML (e) $5.50. _ H H
incme its prloe by 3 dollars. P — l d m.“ . m t and Sllln For PH”. Thfh 5182'}. Apﬁeediacriminuﬁngmonopollataellsintwonepuutemuloetssuchthutgoodssoldinane H 1 PW” 3'" market uremwer resold in the other. It chargestdirrone market and $12 lnflleohllef mur re) N... .......... M K = MC + 2‘2 W .. M 2‘» 2n .2 .2 2 22 222 222.222.22.22 22222.22 2.222: 2222.2 sewn Ill!!! l3 — . . 0 l 1' In 11
1. In Problem 24.], if the demand schedule for Bong'a book is Q = 2,000 — 100p, tho cost of proﬁts? 113 p0 honing tho book typeset in 885”), and tho marglunl oust of printing In mm book is 34, than 2 H MR: [if] + _L
he would mlxlmlne his proﬁt! by P _ 20 _ 9/”! (a) [m M {£4 E
(a) musllupuomdmlunnsmmpnd TR:P9= zlﬂ‘ @7/14 @ M”: I; S; 0qu H,“ MR2<0
(b) havllls it Wet and Idling 1.000 copier. MR = 47K : 20  (9/5! (c) Rnisep. and law “I l \ . a ll
G9) m“"mm'm’mmmmmmwwmmgw a) u — Ill/177:4 (d) Ralnebothmundpx. Flv‘m cln rune P2 A52 w.” I
(d) huvluglt mantandsdling 1,600 oopiu. 4 _ 340  20‘ 1d: l2 {2) “Whammﬂ” ‘ i
(a) hminglrcypmlandnllirruoodopm 4/77””: =7 ( ’ ‘ ill and TKZ Wll increas4 IF=02VW)~ («)(rwl— 8m .  W lProblcm 24.2, if the demand for pigeon plea is given by p(y) = 70 v/4 and mo(y) = 0, then
the level of output that will maxirulue Peter’s profits is = 131, TK=H < 6‘7 a (TM! ml; . 2
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4. A ﬁrm has invented a new beverage called Slaps, It doesn’t taste very good, but it gives a : p—
peopls a craving for anreuce Welk’s music and Professor Johnson’s jokes. Some people are (9) No.3: 0! ﬂu glam; 'L
willing to pay money for this effect, so the demand for Slaps is given by the equation :1 = 167?. Y; J (’0
Slaps can be made at zero marginal cost from oldfashioned macroeconomics books dissolved “
in bathwoter. But before. any Slaps can be produced, the ﬁrm must undertake in ﬁxed cost of
369. Since tho inventor has a patent on Slaps, it can he a monopolist in this new industry.
5. In Problem 233, market demand is equal to D(p) = 20 — 31a and individual ﬁrm supply is
(s) Th: ﬁrm will produces units or Stops. Sﬂp) = 11/2. The ﬁrm cost structure is such that if P < 3, all ﬁrms in the industry would lose
@ A palm immmmem mum be achieved by having the gamma” pay the an“ a subsidy of money. The equilibrium price and numger ofﬁrms operating in the market are (in that order)
$74 and insisting that the ﬁrm oﬂar Slaps at zero price. ? y 5 If P: 3 D [3) 3 267 HTP : I l
(a) non the point ol’view of social eiﬁciency, it is has! that no Slaps he produrcd. $333 and 7 b’ A 1 
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(d) The ﬁrm wrll produce 16 unlts oi Slaps. I . (é) 05%5 [7.8 (b) 3330 and 6 P3 . I f
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C5 > DH (15+ 1? SIMS If A”; jib/Vina. (d) $3.14and3 D H p, M} prey. {7 ”(wail/4’ by
ll ﬁlm/7 we ”34 '5 will, C m m (e) $3.33and5 P ”3 3/2” “/1 : 7.3}
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[g 57 7 2 2 20 F “D 20 1' [13 F a.) F: 56" Ed? The city of Ham Harbor has a, perfectly compétitive market in taxi cab services. The marginal
cost ol‘a cab ride is $5, and each cab has a daily capacity of 20 rides. The daily demand for
taxi lidas is D(p) = 1. 500 — 100p. The city council issues licensu; for each existing cab. Soon
afterwards, demand increases to Duo) = 1,9uu — 100p. If the city council wants to maintain
the original price of a cab ride, how many additional licenses would need to be issued? 5[£l=‘lf’ diam“? 2:) 21:. 7? =2 3’: g = 2.86 4. In Problem 23.9. there is free entry and exit in a perfectly competitive industry and the demand curve for pollicles is negatively sloped. If the government imposes a tax t on every :3 :0 0'} Vein Inf’ UV UL? "1 4 Ad 'FM halal“) [ 11M  M067) : ’qﬂﬂ unit of output sold by the industry, in the long run P
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20 (h) more pollicles will be sold. a
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