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Exploring Economics

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Robert L. Sexton
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9781544336329

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8th Edition
Robert L. Sexton
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9781544336329
Chapter 6, Problem 9P
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Evaluate the following statement: “Along a downward-sloping linear demand curve, the slope and therefore the elasticity of demand are both 'constant.”

To determine

The statement that the elasticity of demand and slope remains the same along the downward sloping demand curve.

Explanation of Solution

The given statement is partly correct. Along the downward sloping linear demand curve the elasticity of demand varies from infinity to zero but...

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