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Microeconomics

13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337617406
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Microeconomics

13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337617406

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Chapter 9.2, Problem 3ST
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The layperson says that a firm maximizes profits when total revenue (TR) minus total cost (TC) is as large as possible and positive. The economist says that a firm maximizes profits when it produces the level of output at which MR = MC. Explain how the two ways of looking at profit maximization are consistent.

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