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Principles of Microeconomics

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050

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Principles of Microeconomics

7th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050
Textbook Problem

You are the chief financial officer for a firm that sells digital music players. Your firm has the following average-total-cost schedule:

Quantity Average Total Cost
600 players $300
601 301

Your current level of production is 600 devices, all of which have been sold. Someone calls, desperate to buy one of your music players. The caller offers you $550 for it. Should you accept the offer? Why or why not?

To determine
Whether the offer should be accepted or not.

Explanation

When the current level of production is 600 devices, then the total cost can be calculated as follows:

Total cost=Average total cost×Quantity=300×600=180,000

Thus, the total cost for producing 600 devices is $180,000.

When the current level of production is 601 devices, then the total cost can be calculated as follows:

Total cost=Average total cost×Quantity=301×601=180,901

Thus, the total cost for producing 601 devices is $180,901

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