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Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617383

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13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
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Textbook Problem

If the absolute (or money) price of good A is $40 and the absolute price of good B is $60, what is the relative price of each good?

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The relative price.

Explanation

Relative price of a good is measured as the price of a good expressed in terms of another good. When the absolute prices of two goods A and B are given, the relative price of good A in terms of good B can be calculated using Equation (1) as follows:

Relative priceA=Absolute PriceAAbsolute PriceB (1)

Given the absolute price of good A is $40 and the absolute price of good B is $60.

The relative price of good A in terms of good B can be calculated by substituting the respective values in Equation (1) as follows:

Relative priceA=4060

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