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Assignment 2 1. Office building maintenance plans call for the stripping, waxing, and buffing of ceramic floor tiles.

Assignment 2



1.

Office building maintenance plans call for the stripping, waxing, and buffing of ceramic floor tiles. This work is contracted out to maintenance firms, and both technology and labor requirements are very basic.

Supply and demand conditions in this perfectly competitive service market in New York are:


QS = 2P - 20
(Supply)


QD = 80 - 2P
(Demand)



- where Q is thousands of hours of floor reconditioning per month, and P is the price per hour.


A.
Algebraically determine the market equilibrium price/output combination.


B.
Use a graph to confirm your answer.



For the graph, use prices: 10, 20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90

and Quantities:5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55,60,65

The figure below shows a firm in a perfectly competitive market:





a. Find the price below which the firm will go out of business.



b. What is the firm’s long run supply curve?

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