Nimbus, Inc., makes brooms and then sells them door-to-door. Here is the relationship between the number of workers and Nimbus's output during a given day: a. Fill in the column of marginal products. What pattern do you see? How might you explain it? b. A worker costs $100 a day, and the firm has fixed costs of $200. Use this information to fill in the column for total cost. c Fill in the column for average total cost. (Recall that ΔTC = TC / Q .) What pattern do you see? d. Now fill in the column for marginal cost. (Recall that MC = Δ 7C/AQ.) What pattern do you see? e. Compare the column for marginal product with the column for marginal cost. Explain the relationship. f. Compare the column for average total cost with the column for marginal cost. Explain the relationship.

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Nimbus, Inc., makes brooms and then sells them door-to-door. Here is the relationship between the number of workers and Nimbus's output during a given day:

Chapter 13, Problem 4PA, Nimbus, Inc., makes brooms and then sells them door-to-door. Here is the relationship between the

a. Fill in the column of marginal products. What pattern do you see? How might you explain it?

b. A worker costs $100 a day, and the firm has fixed costs of $200. Use this information to fill in the column for total cost.

  c Fill in the column for average total cost. (Recall that ΔTC = TC/Q.) What pattern do you see?

d. Now fill in the column for marginal cost. (Recall that MC = Δ7C/AQ.) What pattern do you see?

e. Compare the column for marginal product with the column for marginal cost. Explain the relationship.

f. Compare the column for average total cost with the column for marginal cost. Explain the relationship.

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