Solution Solution 17 Armen lives in Washington State where grapes are grown

# Solution solution 17 armen lives in washington state

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Solution 17. Armen lives in Washington State, where grapes are grown. Armen’s twin Allen lives in New York, where grapes must be trucked in from Washington at a fixed cost of \$0.20 per pound of grapes. Armen and Allen have identical tastes, but Armen tends to purchase lower-quality grapes and Allen tends to purchase higher quality grapes. Use indifference curve analysis to explain this oddity. 18. Mitch cares only about how much he can write. Because a pen will write 7 miles of text and a pencil will write 35 miles of text, Mitch considers them perfect 5-to-1 substitutes. If the price of pens is given by Ppenand the price of pencils is given by P pencil, and if Mitch’s income is given by Y, use indifference curve analysis to derivethe demand curve for pencils. ) ) Quantity of pencils Price (\$/pencil) 5 P pen Y/P pencil Goolsbee1e_Solutions_Manual_Ch05.indd 57 Goolsbee1e_Solutions_Manual_Ch05.indd 57 11/15/12 3:08 PM 11/15/12 3:08 PM
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