# A consumers utility function is given by U = XY, where M UX = Y and M UY = X. a. What is the utility derived from 1 unit of X and 2 units of Y? What is the utility

A consumer€™s utility function is given by U = XY, where M UX = Y and M UY = X.

a. What is the utility derived from 1 unit of X and 2 units of Y? What is the utility derived from 2 units of X and 1 unit of Y? What is the utility derived from 5 units of X and 2 units of Y?

b. How does the consumer rank the following bundles?

a. What is the utility derived from 1 unit of X and 2 units of Y? What is the utility derived from 2 units of X and 1 unit of Y? What is the utility derived from 5 units of X and 2 units of Y?

b. How does the consumer rank the following bundles?

c. Graph an indifference curve that shows the bundles of X and Y for which U = 6 and U = 8. Is the €œmore is better€ assumption satisfied for X and Y?

d. What are M UX and M UY for the following bundles?

e. Does MUX diminish, stay constant, or increase as X increases? (Hint: You must keep the values of all other variables fixed.)

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