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QUANTITY 1005 of ca hs per month] GUA NTITY I1 005 of cans per month] Explanation: Glass A The proﬁtmaximizing quantity occurs where marginal revenue equals marginal cost. Hence, the proﬁtmaximizing
quantity for BYOB ls 2;000 cans of beer per month. BYOB wants to charge the highest price [P] possle at which It can sell all 2,000 cans. BYOB will charge a price on
the demand curve that con‘esponds to the point at which the quantity {Q} demanded equals 2,000 cans. Therefore,
BYOB will set Its price at $235 per can, the maximum amount that consunErs are willing and able to pay. Economic proﬂt Is equal to total revenue mlnus total cost: Economic Profit Total Revenue {TR}  Total Cost {TC}
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[P  ATE) it Q Therefore, you should have shaded In the area between $2.15 and $3.00 and over to 2;000 cans. Because the
average total cost ($3.00 per can} Is greater than the price [$2.75 per can) at the proﬁtmaximizing tiuaritihu'r BYOB
is suffering a loss. Suppose that BYOB chargEs $2.35 per can. Your friend Dmltrl says that sInce BYOB Is a pure monopoh,I wltn market
power, it should charge a hlgher prIce of $3.00 per can. Dmltri clalms that BYOB would break even If it dld thls. FIII In
the following table to determine whether Dmitri Is oorrect. PHD? Quantltv Demanded Total Revenue Total Cost Economic Proﬂt
(P) (Cans per month) (TR) (7;) {4.} or Lm {_)
2.?5 2,000 5,500 5,000 EDU m v « Given the above information, Dmltrl is not 9' corrEct In his assertlon that BYOB should charge $3.00 per can. Explanation: Close A IIr BYOB charges $3.00 per can of been then quantltv demanded Is only 1.600 cans per month, as gIUEn by the
market demand curve. At this qLJantlty, total revenue Is prlce timEs qUantity, or $4,300 per month, and total cost is
quantity times average total cost ($3.50 per can), or $5,500 per month. This rasults In a loss of $800 per month,
compared with a loss of $500 per month when prodUclng 2,000 cans per month and charging $2.35. Therefore, the
losses suffered are greater if BYOB chooses to sell a can of beer at $3.00 rather than $2.35. Dmltri ls incorrect. 5.0 MonopolvDutcome 5"]
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u55N111Y11555 of cans per month] QUANTITY 11555 51 cans per month]
Explanation: Close A The proﬁtmaxlmlzlng quantltv occurs where marginal revenue eqUaIs marglnal cost. Hence, the proﬁtmaxlmlzing
quantity for BYOB Is 2,000 cans of beer per month. BYOB wants to charge the highest price (P) possible at whlch it can sell all 2,000 cans. BYOB will charge a price on
the demand curve that oorresponds to the polnt at whlch the quantltv {Q} demanded equals 2,000 cans. Hence, BYOB Iwill set its price at $235 per can, the mavlmum amount that consumers are wiIIIng and able to pay. Economlc profit is total revenue mInLIs total cost: Economic Proflt Total Revenue (TR) — Total Cost {TC}
= {P}: Q} — {ATEXQ} [P—ATC) HQ Therefore, you should have shaded in the area bathdean $2.25 and $235 and war to 2,000 cans. BacaLJse the
average total cost ($2.25 per can) is less than the price {$2.35 per can} at the profItmammIzing quantity, BYOB Is
makan a proflt. Answer PRICE [Dollars per hot dog] PRICE [Dollars per hot dog]
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QUANTITY IHot dogs per day] E E QUANTITY IHot dogs per day] Thls moostrv will prodUce a total of 50 J hot page per day at the purer competitive price of $2.5ﬂ 1! Each. Explanation: Close A Under pore competition, the market equlllbrlun'l prlee is $2.50 per hot dog and the market equlllbrlum quantity Is 50
hot dogs per day. Consumer surplus is the dlfferenoe between the price consumers are willing to pay and what they
actually pay for a good‘ Graphicallyr consumer surplus Is the area bounded from above by the demand curve and
from below by the edulllbrlurn pnoe. Producer surplus Is the differenoe between the lowest prlee a producer Is wllling
to aocept for a good and the price the producer actuallyl receives Graphically, producer surplus Is the area bounded
from above by the equilibrium price and from below by the supva {marginal cost) curve. Moreover, resources are
allocated efﬂclently. Hub" Ifl PRICE AND COSTS IDollars per hotdog] PRICE AND BEETS IDollars per hot dog]
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QUANTITY IHut dogs per day] pumle lHut dogs per day] Based on the graph you lost plotted above, as a pure monopollst, the hot dog vendor maximizes eoonomlc proﬁt by
produdng 40 J hot dogs per day at a prlce of $3.0ﬂ J each. Explanation: Close A The hot dog stand will produce the level of output at whlch lts marglnal revenue ls equal to Its marginal cost; this
ooours at 40 hot dogs per day. It will charge a monopolist‘s prlce of $3.00, the maylmum amount oonsumers are
wllling to pay at this output level (as determlned by the demand curve]. Consumer surplus is the difference between the price consumers are wllling to pay and what they actually pay for a
good. Graphicallyl oonsumer surplus ls the trlangular area bounded from above by the demand curve and from below
by the monopollst's prloe of $3.00. Producer surplus ls the difference between the lowest price a producer ls willing to
aooept for a good and the price the produoer actually receives Thereforer producer surplus Is the area bounded from
above by the monopolist‘s prloe of $3300, from below by the marginal cost curve, and from the rlght by the quantlty
of hot dogs produced. ...
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