Question #150249

Suppose the demand equation for computers by Teetan Ltd for the year 2017 is given

by Qd= 1200-P and the supply equation is given by Qs= 120+3P. Find equilibrium

price and analyse what would be the excess demand or supply if price changes to Rs

400 and Rs 120

by Qd= 1200-P and the supply equation is given by Qs= 120+3P. Find equilibrium

price and analyse what would be the excess demand or supply if price changes to Rs

400 and Rs 120

Expert's answer

**Teetan Ltd 2017**

Price is at equilibrium when total demand equals the total supply.

But, total demand, Qd= 1200-P and total supply, Qs= 120+3P

Therefore, at Teetan Ltd’s equilibrium price, 1200-P = 120+3P

When putting like terms together, 1200- 120 = 3P + P

Hence, 1,080 = 4P

At equilibrium, total demand = 1200-P = 1200 – 270 = Rs 930

Also at equilibrium, total supply = 120+3P =

**The excess demand if price changes to Rs 400 and Rs 120**

At Rs 400, total demand = 1200-P = 1200 – 400 = Rs 800

Since the demand is lower than the one at equilibrium, there will be no excess demand

At Rs 120, total demand = 1200-P = 1200 – 120 = Rs 1080.

Excess demand = the new demand less demand at equilibrium = Rs 1080 - Rs 930 = Rs 150

Demand will be excess by 150

**The excess supply if price changes to Rs 400 and Rs 120**

At Rs 400, total supply = 120+3P =

The excess supply = the new supply less supply at equilibrium = Rs 1320 - Rs 930 = Rs 390

Supply will be excess by 390

At Rs 120, total supply = 120+3P =

Since the supply is lower than the one at equilibrium, there will be no excess supply

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