Firm A makes and sells motorcycles. The total cost of each cycle is the sum of the costs of frames,
CE = 250,000 + 1,000Q + 5Q2.
The cost of frames and assembly is $2,000 per cycle. Monthly demand for cycles is given by the inverse demand equation:
P = 10,000 - 30Q.
a. What is the MC of producing an additional engine? What is the MC of producing an additional cycle? Find the firm’s profit-maximizing quantity and price.
b. Now suppose the firm has the chance to buy an unlimited number of engines from another company at a price of $1,400 per engine. Will this option affect the number of cycles it plans to produce? Its price? Will the firm continue to produce engines itself? If so, how many?
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Question Posted: January 30, 2013 01:08:22