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Unformatted text preview: x When total cost exceeds total revenue, but revenues exceed variable cost (AC > p > AVC), firm suffers losses, but its operating profit is still positive. It continues operating in the short-run, but exits industry in the long-run. x If revenues are less than variable costs (p < AVC), firm suffers operating losses. Total losses exceed fixed costs. To minimize losses firm shuts down. Q MC AC AVC MR 2 = p 2 MR 1 = p 1 Total Profit > 0 Total Profit < 0 Oper. Profit > 0 Shut Down! when p = AC Total Profit = 0 when p = AVC Oper. Profit = 0 p, MR, MC, AC, AVC Page 115...
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