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Roger A. Arnold
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13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617383
Textbook Problem

Suppose a straight-line downward-sloping demand curve shifts rightward. Is the price elasticity of demand higher, lower, or the same between any two prices on the new (higher) demand curve than on the old (lower) demand curve?

To determine

Identify the price elasticity of demand.

Explanation

The price elasticity of demand (Ed) can be calculated using the formula given below:

ED=% change in quantity demanded% change in price

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