# Answer to Question #76165 in Microeconomics for Claire

Question #76165

Given the utility function: U=(X1^1/2 X2^1/2)

a) calculate marginal rate of substitution for X1 and X2

b) calcualte the MRS for the indifference curve that passes through (800, 1200)

c) estimate the increase in X2 required to maintain current utility when X1 falls by 14 units. Evaluate the condition to show that the points lie on the same indifference curve.

a) calculate marginal rate of substitution for X1 and X2

b) calcualte the MRS for the indifference curve that passes through (800, 1200)

c) estimate the increase in X2 required to maintain current utility when X1 falls by 14 units. Evaluate the condition to show that the points lie on the same indifference curve.

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