1Econ 1101 Practice Questions about Consumer Theory Question 1: Sam eats only green eggs and ham. He has an income of $36. Green eggs have a price of PG= $2 and ham has a price of PH= $6. Sam’s preferences are represented by the utility function Utility = 10*QG+ 40*QH where QGand QHare Sam’s consumption of green eggs and ham. (a) On the graph below, draw in Sam’s budget constraint. Put ham on the horizontal axis, which is how the graph is labeled. Label the budget constraint. (b) Sam has which kind of preferences? 1. Green Eggs and Ham are Perfect Substitutes 2. Green Eggs and Ham are consumed in fixed proportions 3. Sam's indifference curves feature diminishing marginal rate of substitution (MRS) between green eggs and ham.
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