Unit 3 Problem Set

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Unit 3 Problem Set
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1. Explain an example that demonstrates the “real world” application of
each of the following. Define the terms in your own words and use
examples that clearly demonstrate your understanding of each concept.
a. Explicit and Implicit Costs (____/5)
Type your answer in paragraph format. Please
italicize your answer.
1b. The Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns (____/5)
Type your answer in paragraph format. Please
italicize your answer.
1c. Fixed Costs, Variable Costs, and Total Cost (____/5)
Type your answer in paragraph format. Please
italicize your answer.
1d. Economies of Scale and Diseconomies of Scale
(____/5)
Type your answer in paragraph format. Please
italicize your answer.
2. Productivity and Costs
a. Complete the worksheet “Production Function for
Tony’s Hat Store” (____/10)
-See worksheet
2b. Complete worksheet titled “Cost and Competitive
Market Supply” (____/10)
-See worksheet
2c. Explain the relationship between the marginal
product curve and the marginal cost curve. In your
response, explain why the marginal cost curve is
“U” shaped using numerical examples. (____/5)
Type your answer in paragraph format. Please
italicize your answer.
3. Below is information regarding Cory’s Surfboard
Inc. Complete the table and do the following (____/5):
Total
Product
Variable Total Cost
Cost (TVC)
(TC)
0
$0
1
60
2
90
3
130
4
180
5
250
6
340
7
490
8
680
$100
Average
Average
Average
Fixed Cost Variable Total Cost
(AFC)
Cost (AVC)
(ATC)
Marginal
Cost (MC)
3a. On a large graph, plot the MC, AFC, AVC,
and ATC curves from this data (____/5)
*Insert a picture of your graph here
3b. EXPLAIN what would happen to each of Cory’s per unit cost
curves if the price of Styrofoam blanks (a variable input)
increases. How would the cost curves change if there were an
increase in his rent (a fixed input)? Explain why the results are
different. (____/5)
Type your answer in paragraph format. Please italicize your
answer.
3c. If the market for surfboards was perfectly competitive and the
market price was $150, how many surfboards should Cory make
and how much profit will he make for EACH surfboard? Draw
the firms demand on your graph in a. Explain how you got your
answer. (____/5)
Type your answer in paragraph format. Please italicize your
answer. Make sure that your graph from 3a includes the data
requested from this question.
4. Complete the practice FRQ (This will be given to you
in class and graded in class):
a. In-class Practice FRQ (____/12)
-See worksheet
5. Assume that apples are an inferior good. Draw a perfectly competitive market for
apples and a firm selling apples in the long run equilibrium where price is $10 and the
firm’s equilibrium quantity is 50. For part a and b, explain the following situations
graphically and in words (Draw and label side-by-side graphs for each).
Insert a picture of your side by side graphs for the apple industry in
long run equilibrium (before any changes occur). Use the
information from the prompt above to identify price and quantity.
5a. EXPLAIN what happens in the short-run if incomes
increases by 15%? ( ____/5)
Type your answer in paragraph format. Italicize your
answer.
Graph for 5a “Income increases by 15%”
On this slide, insert a picture of your side by side graphs for
the given situation. Make sure you start at the LR
equilibrium point given and show how the given situation
would affect the graph for the apple industry. (from LR to
SR)
5b. EXPLAIN the process by which this market returns
to the long-run equilibrium ( ____/5)
Type your answer in paragraph format. Italicize your
answer.
Graph for 5b “Apple industry returns to LR euilibruim”
On this slide, insert a picture of your side by side graphs for
the given situation. Make sure you start at the short run
response to the change identified in 5a. From here, graph
how this industry would return to long run equilibrium.
(SR to LR)
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