Answer to Question #25424 in Microeconomics for michelle corbett

Question #25424
A manufacturing firm produces output using a single plant. The relevant cost function is C=500+5Q^. the demand curve is P=600-5Q. Find the level of output at which average cost is minimized.
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Expert's answer
2013-03-07T10:16:36-0500
The level of output at which average cost is minimized can be found in the point, where MR = MC = Pd.
MC = C' = (500+5Q^2)' = 10Q.
Pd = 600 - 5Q
MC = Pd
10Q = 600 - 5Q
15Q = 600
Q = 40 units of output.
So, when Q = 40, the average cost is minimized and profit is maximized.

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