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Unformatted text preview: Econ 221 Key to Practice Problem Set 10 (Chapter 14) 1. The figure below reflects the cost and revenue structure for a monopoly that has been in business for a very long time. Use the figure to answer the following questions. a. Identify the curves labeled A, B, C, and D. A = Demand curve; B = Marginal Revenue curve; C = Marginal Cost curve; D = Average Cost curve. b. What is the profit maximizing quantity and what price will the monopolist charge? Quantity = Q 2 units; Price = P 3 c. What is the area that represents total revenue at the profit maximizing output level? the rectangle P 3 x Q 2 d. What is the area that represents total cost at the profit maximizing output level? the rectangle P x Q 2 e. What is the area that represents profit? the rectangle (P 3  P )x Q 2 f. What is the profit on a typical unit sold (average profit) for a profit maximizing monopoly? P 3  P g. If this industry was organized as a competitive industry, what is the profit maximizing price and how many units g....
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course ECON 221 taught by Professor Ramoo during the Spring '10 term at Diablo Valley College.
 Spring '10
 Ramoo
 Microeconomics, Monopoly

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