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The market (or peanut butter in Nutville is monopolistically competitive and in long-run equilibrium. One day, consumer advocate Skippy J if discovers that all brands of peanut butter in Nutville arc identical. Thereafter, the market becomes perfectly competitive and again reaches its long-run equilibrium. Using an appropriate diagram, explain whether each of the following variables increases, decreases, or stays the same for a typical firm in the market. a. price b. quantity c. average total cost d. marginal cost e. profit

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Principles of Microeconomics

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N. Gregory Mankiw
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305156050
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Principles of Microeconomics

7th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305156050

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The market (or peanut butter in Nutville is monopolistically competitive and in long-run equilibrium. One day, consumer advocate Skippy J if discovers that all brands of peanut butter in Nutville arc identical. Thereafter, the market becomes perfectly competitive and again reaches its long-run equilibrium. Using an appropriate diagram, explain whether each of the following variables increases, decreases, or stays the same for a typical firm in the market.

a. price

b. quantity

c. average total cost

d. marginal cost

e. profit

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