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# Answer to Question #63686 in Microeconomics for Mage

Question #63686
A firm produces candles. The market for candles is highly competitive, with candles currently selling for \$10. The firm's short-run total cost function is C = 200 + 0.2q2, so its marginal cost is MC = 0.4q.
A. What is the firm's profit-maximizing quantity? (6 mks)
B. Is the firm earning a profit? (7 mks)
C. What is the short-run shutdown price? (7 mks)
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2016-12-05T06:28:14-0500
A. P=MC
0.4q=10
Q=25
B. Profit=TR-TC=10*25-200+0.2*10^2=250-220=30
C. 220=25*X
X=220/25=8.8

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Assignment Expert
16.03.17, 15:51

Dear Willis, the answer B is correct. Please use panel for submitting new questions

Willis
16.03.17, 06:40

Is the answer to question B correct? Going by the TC function of 200+0.2q2. Is it p2 or q2? I think the firm is making a loss of 75. Kindly help me understand this.