Posted by Keisha on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 6:39pm.
Economics Production Schedule
The owner of a car wash is trying to decide on the number of people to employ based on the following shortrun production function: Q = 6L  0.5L2, with the corresponding marginal product of labor equation, MPL = 6  L.
a. Generate a schedule showing total product, average product of labor, and marginal product of labor using a range of labor inputs 0 to 6.
b. Plot the production function and the APL and MPL on two graphs.
c. Suppose the price of a basic car wash is $5. How many people should be hired if each worker is paid $6 per hour?
d. If the owner can hire students on a parttime basis for $4 per hour, should he hire assuming he/she keeps the other workers and continues to pay them $5 per hour?

Economics  economyst, Monday, November 3, 2008 at 9:40am
Take a shot, what do you think.
Hint: the value of the marginal product (VMP) is MPL*P where, in this example, P is the price of a car wash. Maximize by setting VMP = wage rate.

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