Extra credit 4 - labor Negative returns to labor C Over...

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Extra Credit #4 Problem 12 from the textbook (page 149) The number of repairs produced by a computer repair shop depends on the number of workers as follows: Number of workers Number of repairs 0 0 1 8 2 20 3 35 4 45 5 52 6 57 7 60 Assume that all inputs (office space, telephone, utilities) other than labor are fixed in the short run. A) Add two additional columns to the table and enter the marginal product and average product for each number of workers. B) Over what range of labor input are there increasing returns to labor? Diminishing returns to
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Unformatted text preview: labor? Negative returns to labor? C) Over what range of labor input is marginal product greater than average product? What is happening to average product as employment increases over this range? D) Over what range of labor input is marginal product smaller than average product? What is happening to average product as employment increases over this range?...
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