Quantity demanded

Quantity demanded - less than one. In general as we move in...

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Quantity demanded Figure 6 In the figure, AB is the demand curve and at any point on this, the elasticity of demand can be measured. At points R 1 , R and R 2 the values of elasticity are: At the midpoint R on the demand curve, the value of elasticity is unit or equal to one. But above point R such as at R 1 , the value of elasticity is more than one and demand is highly elastic. On the other hand at a lower point such as R 2 demand becomes inelastic as the value of elasticity is
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Unformatted text preview: less than one. In general as we move in the direction of the Y axis, demand becomes more and more elastic. But as we move in the direction of the X axis, demand becomes less and less elastic. In other words at every higher price demand is relatively more elastic and at every lower price demand is relatively less elastic. This also explains that elasticity of demand differs not only from commodity to commodity but also for the same commodity at varying prices....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course EC ec 201 taught by Professor - during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery.

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