ch2_budget_line practice

ch2_budget_line practice - Econ 221 Homework for Thursday...

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Econ 221 Homework for Thursday August 24 ~ Budget Lines and the consumption of 2 goods A Budget Line is a graph that shows all the possible combinations of 2 goods that can be purchased if all income is spent on those two goods. To draw a budget line, you need to know the prices of the two goods and the amount of income that is available to be spent on those goods. Example: The consumption of 2 goods: bagels and coffee In order to draw this budget line, assume the following: 1. you spend all of your monthly income on bagels and coffee 2. your monthly income is \$50.00 3. the price of a bagels is \$1.00 4. the price of a cup of coffee is \$0.50 Questions: a. What is the opportunity cost of a bagel in terms of coffee? b. What is the opportunity cost of a cup of coffee in terms of bagels? Since a budget line gives all the possible combinations of 2 goods that can be purchased if all income is spent, before we can draw it we need to think about the various combinations of bagels and coffee that can be purchased with our income. Of course, there are many potential consumption possibilities. For example, we could spend all our income on bagels, all on coffee, or some combination of bagels and coffee. Consumption possibilities that use up our \$50.00 income: Fill in the following table according to these consumption possibilities: Let consumption possibility 1 (CP1) be the combination that results if you spend all of your income on bagels. CP1 = 50

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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course ECN 221 taught by Professor Wadman during the Fall '07 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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