Answer to Question #52955 in Microeconomics for Yana

Question #52955
TRUE/FALSE 1. In a natural monopoly, the long - run average cost curve declines and therefore average cost is lower when there is only one seller. 2. A natural monopoly maximizes profits at the point at which price equals minimum average total cost. 3. A monopoly earns the most profit by charging a price where demand is inelastic. 4. When a monopoly price discriminates, it charges the highest price to the group of buyers with the least elastic demand.
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2015-07-19T00:00:42-0400
TRUE/FALSE
1. In a natural monopoly, the long - run average cost curve declines and
therefore average cost is lower when there is only one seller - false.
2. A natural monopoly maximizes profits at the point at which price equals minimum average total cost - false.
3. A monopoly earns the most profit by charging a price where demand is inelastic - true.
4. When a monopoly price discriminates, it charges the highest price to
the group of buyers with the least elastic demand - true.

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