Question #108960

Suppose Anna hires workers to cook hamburgers. If the first worker's marginal product is 19 hamburgers, the second worker's marginal product is 32, and the third worker's marginal product is 29, then the average product of labor is

nothing hamburgers. (Enter a numeric response using a real number rounded to one decimal place.)

Now suppose Anna hires a fourth worker whose marginal product is above the average. If so, then the average product of labor will

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decrease

increase

.

nothing hamburgers. (Enter a numeric response using a real number rounded to one decimal place.)

Now suppose Anna hires a fourth worker whose marginal product is above the average. If so, then the average product of labor will

▼

decrease

increase

.

Expert's answer

If the first worker's marginal product is 19 hamburgers that means that only 19 hamburgers are procused. Than when the second worker occurs the marginal product is 32 and it means that both workers produce 32 more hamburgers together, so total amount of hamburgers is "19+32=51." And after the third worker is employed, the total production is "51+29=80."

"AProduct= TProduct\/Labor" .

"AP = 80\/3=26.66"

So, **the average product of labor is 26.66 .**

If the fourth worker's marginal product is above the average, then the average product of labor will **increase.**

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