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Marginal Utility And Total Utility Of Two Products

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Amy is shopping at a dollar store. She is currently buying 5 bracelets that cost $1 each and 4 sodas that cost $1 each. The table below indicates the marginal utility she obtains when she purchases this combination.

 

Quantity

Price per Unit

MU per unit

Bracelets

5

$1

30

Sodas

4

$1

40

 

  1. A consumer maximizes utility when the last dollar spent on any good generates the same satisfaction as the last dollar spent on every other good. Is this consumer maximizing her utility?
  2. If not, should she consume more bracelets or more sodas? Explain.

Answer the following assuming that one more bracelet is purchased and one less soda is consumed:

  1. Recall the law of diminishing marginal utility. What happens to the Marginal Utility of bracelets and the Marginal Utility of soda?
  2. What happens to the Total Utility received?
  3. What happens to the total dollars spent?

 

Summary

The question belongs to Economics and it discusses about marginal utility and total utility of bracelets and sodas.

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