hwork2-fall-2007

hwork2-fall-2007 - Homework 2. Due 9/25/05 Name _ Row _ 1)...

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Homework 2. Name _______________________________________ Due 9/25/05 Row ____________ 1) 8 points total. Quantity-demanded = 400 – 2 * Price and Quantity-supplied = 100 + 4 * Price Solve for Price and Quantity at Equilibrium. 2) (6 points total, 3 points each) If the price of shrimp is $5 a pound, consumers buy 1000 pounds a day. If the price increases to $6 a pound, the quantity demanded falls to 900 pounds per day. a) Starting from the initial point, calculate the elasticity of demand _______________ b) Is demand elastic or inelastic at this point? ________________________________ 3) (6 points total, 3 points each) If the price of beef is $3.00 a pound, consumers buy 600 pounds a day. If the price falls to $2.50 a pound, the quantity demanded rises to 1000 pounds per day. a) Starting from the initial point, calculate the elasticity of demand _______________ b) Is demand elastic or inelastic at this point? ________________________________ 4) Fill in the blanks (10 points total, 2 pts each) : a) If the elasticity of supply is 1.9, a 1% increase in price will cause a _________________ in quantity supplied. b) If the elasticity of supply is 2.0, a 5% decrease in price will cause a ________________ in
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