ARE 201 Lab 2

# Table 1 in chapter 1 of everyday economics gives the

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Unformatted text preview: r. Table 1 in Chapter 1 of Everyday Economics gives the Purchasing Power Converters that are used to express a dollar amount in a given year in terms of its purchasing power during 2012. In general, Purchasing Power During 2012 of Y Dollars, in Year X = (Y Dollars, in Year X) x Purchasing Power Converter in Year X) Example: Could you have purchased more goods and services with \$65 in 1989 or \$83 in 2012? According to Table 1, the Purchasing Power Converter for 1989 is 1.87. This means that \$65 in 1989 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$121.55 during 2012: Money required in 2012 to purchase what \$65 dollars purchased in 1989: \$65 x 1.87 = \$121.55 required in 2012. In this case, you could purchase more goods and services in 1989 with \$65 than you could with \$83 in 2012. You would have to have \$121.55 to purchase the same amount of goods and services in 2012 as you could with \$65 in 1989. Please Work the Following Problems: 12. Joe's take-home salary was \$38,500 in 1985. His take-home salary was \$62,225 in 2005. In terms of purchasing power, was Joe better off in 1985 or 2005? a) better off in 1985 because \$82,775.00 is greater than \$74,047.75 b) better off in 2005 because \$82,775.00 is greater than \$74,047.75 c) no difference in purchasing power between 1985 and 2005 6 A movie ticket cost \$4.25...
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## This lab report was uploaded on 02/19/2014 for the course ARE 201 taught by Professor Eryuruk during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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