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# Quiz #10 – Profit Maximization

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The marginal product of a factor is just the derivative of the production function with respect to the amount of this factor, holding the amounts of other factor inputs constant.
True
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If a profit-maximizing competitive firm has constant returns to scale, then its long-run profits must be zero.
True
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If the value of the marginal product of labor exceeds the wage rate, then a competitive, profit-maximizing firm would want to hire less labor.
False
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A profit-maximizing competitive firm uses just one input, x. Its production function is q = 8x1/2. The price of output is \$24 and the factor price is \$8. The amount of the factor that the firm demands is:
144
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If the short-run marginal costs of producing a good are \$40 for the first 200 units and \$50 for each additional unit beyond 200, then in the short run, if the market price of output is \$46, a profit-maximizing firm will:
produce exactly 200 units.
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The marginal product of a factor is just the derivative of the production function with respect to the amount of this factor, holding the amounts of other factor inputs constant.
True
question
If a profit-maximizing competitive firm has constant returns to scale, then its long-run profits must be zero.
True
question
If the value of the marginal product of labor exceeds the wage rate, then a competitive, profit-maximizing firm would want to hire less labor.
False
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A profit-maximizing competitive firm uses just one input, x. Its production function is q = 8x1/2. The price of output is \$24 and the factor price is \$8. The amount of the factor that the firm demands is:
144
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If the short-run marginal costs of producing a good are \$40 for the first 200 units and \$50 for each additional unit beyond 200, then in the short run, if the market price of output is \$46, a profit-maximizing firm will:
produce exactly 200 units.

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