   Chapter 13.4, Problem 4QQ

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

If Boeing produces 9 jets per month, its long-run total cost is $9.0 million per month. If it produces 10 jets per month, its long-run total cost is$9.5 million per month. Does Boeing exhibit economies or diseconomies of scale?

To determine
The economies of scale or diseconomies of scale.

Explanation

If Boeing produces 9 jets per month, and its long run total cost is $9million per month, then the long run average total cost can be calculated as follows: Long run average total cost=(Long run total costQuantity)=(99)=1 Thus, the long run average total cost is$1 million.

If Boeing increases its production from 9 to 10 jets and the long run total cost is \$9

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