Answer to Question #57076 in Finance for Shamsudeen AbdulRahman
Suppose a family's annual income is $58,000; if the marginal propensity to save (MPS) is 0.25, and the income for the family decreases by $15,000, then the decrease in consumption will be
I1 = $58,000; MPS = 0.25, I2 - I1 = $15,000. MPC = 1 - MPS = 0.75, MPC = (C2 - C1)/(I2 - I1), The decrease in consumption will be (C2 - C1) = MPC*(I2 - I1) = 0.75*15,000 = $11,250. So, the right answer is c. $11,250.