Unit 3 Essay

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Name: - A Robinson
Course Number: - BU224
Section Number: - 02
Unit Number: - 3
Date: - 07/21/14

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The accompanying table shows the maximum annual output combinations of corn and poultry that can be produced. Obviously, given their limited resources and available technology, as they use more of their resources for corn production, there are fewer resources available for breeding poultry.

Maximum annual output options | Quantity of Corn(pounds) | Quantity of Poultry(pounds) |
1 | 1200 | 0 |
2 | 1000 | 300 |
3 | 800 | 500 |
4 | 600 | 600 |
5 | 400 | 700 |
6 | 200 | 775 |
7 | 0 | 850 |
Examine the following production possibility frontier graph with corn on the horizontal axis and poultry on the vertical axis illustrating these options and showing points 1–7.

a. Can St. Atanagio produce 650 pounds of poultry and 650 pounds of corn? Explain. Where would this point lie relative to the production possibility frontier?

No, they cannot produce 650lbs of either. If they could produce one they would be able to produce the other.

b. What is the opportunity cost of increasing the annual output of corn from 800 to 1000 pounds?

By increase the annual output of corn to 1000lbs then they would lose 200lbs of poultry

c. What is the opportunity cost of increasing the annual output of corn from 200 to 400 pounds?

Inceasing the output would decrease the production of poultry quite a bit.

d. Can you explain why the answers to parts c. and d. above are not the same? What does this imply about the slope of the production possibility frontier?

The number of production is different.

2. Suppose that the supply schedule of Belgium Cocoa beans is as follows:

Price of cocoa beans(per pound) | Quantity of cocoa beans supplied(pounds) |
$40 | 900 |
$35 | 700 |
$30 | 500 |
$25 | 400 |
$20 | 200 |
Suppose that Belgium cocoa beans can be sold only in Europe. The European demand schedule for Belgium cocoa beans is as follows:

Price of Belgium cocoa beans(per pound) | European Quantity of Belgium cocoa beans demanded(pounds) |
$40 | 100 |
$35 | 300 |
$30 | 500 |
$25 | 700 |
$20 | 900 |

a. Below is the graph of the demand curve and the supply curve for Belgium cocoa beans. From the supply and demand schedules above, what are the equilibrium price and quantity of cocoa beans from Belgium?

Both of them show that the supply and demand schedules to be 500lbs at $30.

Now suppose that Belgium cocoa beans can be sold in the U.S. The U.S. demand schedule for Belgium cocoa beans is as follows:
Price of Belgium cocoa beans(per pound) | U.S. Quantity of Belgium cocoa beans demanded(pounds) |
$40 | 200 |
$35 | 400 |
$30 | 600 |
$25 | 800 |
$20 | 1000 |

b. What is the combined (total) demand schedule for Belgian cocoa beans that European and USA consumers buy?

Price of Belgium cocoa beans | U.S. Quantity of Belgium cocoa beans demanded | European Quantity of Belgium cocoa beans demanded | Total Demanded |
(per pound) | (pounds) | (pounds) | (pounds) |
$40 | 200 |...

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