Answer to Question #58087 in Microeconomics for Katie

Question #58087
Farmer Mcdonald gives banjo lessons for $20 an hour. One day, instead of giving banjo lessons, he spends 10 hours planting $100 worth of seeds on his farm. The seeds yield crops that he can sell for $200. What are the accounting costs, economic costs, accounting profit, and economic profit associated with growing crops?
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Expert's answer
2016-03-09T08:36:42-0500
Accounting cost is monetary value of resources used in performing an activity. In our case it is the worth of seeds - $100.
Economic cost differs from accounting cost because it includes opportunity cost. In our case opportunity cost is $20per hour×10hours=$200. So economic cost is $100+$200=$300.
Accounting profit is consists of revenue minus explicit costs: $200-$100=-$100.
Economic profit consists of revenue minus implicit (opportunity) and explicit (monetary) costs:
$200-$300=-100$ (loss)

Answer
$100; $300; $100; -100$ (loss)

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03.12.18, 15:37

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30.11.18, 11:17

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