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Asked Feb 13, 2019
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Consider two demand functions:

a) Q(p) = 50 – 10p
b) Q(p) = 2/p.

For each demand function, derive the elasticity of demand εD, and describe how |εD | changes (if it changes) as you move down the demand curve (i.e., as Q increases).

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Step 1

The given information:

 

 

Step 2

a)

 

Demand function and inverse demand function can be written as follows:

Step 3

Elasticity of demand:

Elasticity of demand can b...

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