Brit-Brick is a company that produces bricks and cement in the UK. Their largest consumer is ConstrUK, a UK construction company. The manager of Brit-Brick has asked the research department to find out how sensitive ConstrUK’s demand for bricks is. The research department has estimated that ConstrUK’s preferences over bricks (x) and cement (y) can be described by the utility function U(x,y) = x4/5y1/5 where x and y are measured in bags. The price for one bag of cement is equal to £1. It is estimated that ConstrUK’s budget is £10,000. Find the price-consumption curve for bricks and the corresponding demand curve. Note: The writing is clear and abbreviations are not allowed.

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Brit-Brick is a company that produces bricks and cement in the UK. Their largest consumer is ConstrUK, a UK construction company. The manager of Brit-Brick has asked the research department to find out how sensitive ConstrUK’s demand for bricks is. The research department has estimated that ConstrUK’s preferences over bricks (x) and cement (y) can be described by the utility function

U(x,y) = x4/5y1/5

where x and y are measured in bags.

The price for one bag of cement is equal to £1. It is estimated that ConstrUK’s budget is £10,000. Find the price-consumption curve for bricks and the corresponding demand curve.

Note: The writing is clear and abbreviations are not allowed.

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