A new production technology for making vitamins is invented by a college professor

Subject: Economics    / Accounting
Question

A new production technology for making vitamins is invented by a college professor who decides not to patent it. Thus, it is available for anybody to copy and put into use. The TC per bottle for production up to 100,000 bottles per day is given in the following table.

Instructions: In part a, enter your responses in the gray-shaded cells and round your answers to 2 decimal places. In parts c and d, enter your answers as whole numbers.

a. What is ATC for each level of output listed in the table?

b. Suppose that for each 25,000-bottle-per-day increase in production above 100,000 bottles per day, TC increases by $5,000 (so that, for instance, 125,000 bottles per day would generate total costs of $100,000 and 150,000 bottles per day would generate total costs of $105,000).

Is this a decreasing-cost industry? (Click to select)NoYes.

c. Suppose that the price of a bottle of vitamins is $1.63 and that at that price the total quantity demanded by consumers is 75,000,000 bottles.

How many firms will there be in this industry? firm(s).

d. Review your answers to partsbandc. Does the level of demand determine this industry’s market structure?
(Click to select)YesNo