Answer to Question #86932 in Microeconomics for zwavhudi nemasetoni

Question #86932
6. Paul Mabaso’s average utility from the consumption of 8 chocolates is 25 utils per slab. If the marginal utility of the 9th slab is 20 utils, will his average utility increase, decrease or stay constant if he consumes 9 slabs? Explain. What will happen to his total utility? (4)
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2019-03-25T08:22:57-0400

As marginal utility decreases with the increase in consumption, then the average utility will decrease too, but the total utility will increase.


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