Answer to Question #47810 in Microeconomics for Yoyo

Question #47810
The increase in consumer surplus from a price decrease is equal to the price difference multiplied by the new quantity. Explain in detail why this is true,false or uncertain.
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Expert's answer
2014-10-20T14:21:09-0400
It is false, because the increase in consumer surplus from a price decrease is shown as trapezoid, so it is equal to the price difference multiplied by the half of the old and new quantity sum (formula for trapezoid square) - S = (P1 - P2)*(Q1 + Q2)/2.

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