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Posted by **Joanne** on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 6:32am.

- Microeconomics -
**yuo**, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 12:26amShe is not doing the right thing to maximize her utility from the consumption of bread and milk. If the last dollar spent on bread gives her 80 utils of satisfaction, the last dollar spent on milk should give her the same utility of 80. This is the utlity maximization rule of equating the marginal utility per unit of money spent on the different products/ goods. But in this case she spend 80 cents to get 70 utils from the last quart of milk. In other words she roughly gets 87.5 utils by spending the last dollar on milk. So by reducing her spending of one dollar on bread, she would lose 80 utils but would get 87.5 utils by reallocating that dollar withdrwan from bread to milk purchase. So, to maximize utiliy she should increase the consumption of milk a little more.

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