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The producer of X is contemplating a price change and has asked for your advice. After some empirical investigation, you conclude that the price elasticity of demand for X is 0.75. Your advice to the producer is to
Increase price to raise total revenue.
Decrease price to raise total revenue.
Leave price unchanged since it will not influence total revenue.
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If total revenue falls as a result of a fall in price, it follows that demand is
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A 25% decrease in the price of breakfast cereal leads to a 20% increase in the quantity of cereal demanded. As a result:
total revenue will decrease.
total revenue will increase.
total revenue will remain constant.
the elasticity of demand will increase.
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The price elasticity of demand coefficient for herbal tea is estimated to be equal to 0.5. It is expected, therefore, that a 10% decrease in price would lead to:
a 5% decrease in the quantity of herbal tea demanded.
a 5% increase in the quantity of herbal tea demanded.
a 10% decrease in the quantity of herbal tea demanded.
a 10% increase in the quantity of herbal tea demanded.
a 0.5% increase in the quantity of herbal tea demanded
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If policymakers desire to reduce the quantity of water demanded by 20%, and water has an elasticity coefficient of .5, then the price of water must be
increased by 10%
increased by 20%
increased by 40%
reduced by 10%
increased by 60%
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