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Microeconomics

13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617406

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Roger A. Arnold
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Textbook Problem

Prove that price elasticity of demand is not the same as the slope of a demand curve.

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Identify the difference between the price elasticity of demand and slope of the demand curve.

Explanation

The price elasticity of demand can be calculated using the following formula:

Ed=Percentage change in quantity demandedPercentage change in price (1)

The slope of the demand can be calculated using the following formula:

Slope=Change in variable on ve

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