Examine the following production possibility frontier graph with corn on the horizontal axis and poultry on the vertical axis illustrating these options and showing points

Kaplan BU224 Unit 3 Assignment 3 Fall 2015

Kaplan BU224 Unit 3 Assignment 3 Fall 2015

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Analyzing Quantitative Data

Analyzing Qualitative Data

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1
. St Atanagio is a remote island in the Atlantic
. The inhabitants grow corn and breed poultry
. The accompanying table shows the maximum annual output combinations of corn and poultry that can be produced
. Obviously, given their limited resources and available technology, as they use more of their resources for corn production, there are fewer resources available for breeding poultry
.

Maximum annual output options Quantity of Corn
(pounds)
Quantity ofPoultry
(pounds)
1 1200 0
2 1000 300
3 800 500
4 600 600
5 400 700
6 200 775
7 0 850

Examine the following production possibility frontier graph with corn on the horizontal axis and poultry on the vertical axis illustrating these options and showing points 1–7.

  1. Can St. Atanagio produce 650 pounds of poultry and 650 pounds of corn? Explain. Where would this point lie relative to the production possibility frontier?
  1. What is the opportunity cost of increasing the annual output of corn from 800 to 1000 pounds?
  1. What is the opportunity cost of increasing the annual output of corn from 200 to 400 pounds?
  1. Can you explain why the answers to parts b. and c. above are not the same? What does this imply about the slope of the production possibility frontier?

2.Suppose that the supply schedule of Belgium Cocoa beans is as follows:

Price of cocoa beans
(per pound)
Quantity of cocoa beans supplied
(pounds)
$40 900
$35 700
$30 500
$25 400
$20 200

Suppose that Belgium cocoa beans can be sold only in Europe. The European demand schedule for Belgium cocoa beans is as follows:

Price of Belgium cocoa beans
(per pound)
European Quantity of Belgium cocoa beans demanded
(pounds)
$40 100
$35 300
$30 500
$25 700
$20 900
  1. Below is the graph of the demand curve and the supply curve for Belgium cocoa beans. From the supply and demand schedules above, what are the equilibrium price and quantity of cocoa beans from Belgium?

Now suppose that Belgium cocoa beans can be sold in the U.S. The U.S. demand schedule for Belgium cocoa beans is as follows:

Price of Belgium cocoa beans
(per pound)
U.S. Quantity of Belgium cocoa beans demanded
(pounds)
$40 200
$35 400
$30 600
$25 800
$20 1000
  1. What is the combined (total) demand schedule for Belgian cocoa beans that European and USA consumers buy?
Price of Belgium cocoa beans U.S. Quantity of Belgium cocoa beans demanded European Quantity of Belgium cocoa beans demanded Total Demanded
(per pound) (pounds) (pounds) (pounds)
$40 200 100
$35 400 300
$30 600 500
$25 800 700
$20 1000 900

Below is the supply and demand graph that illustrates the new equilibrium price and quantity of cocoa beans from Belgium.

  1. From the supply schedule and the combined U.S. and European demand schedule, what will be the new price at which Belgium plantation owners can sell cocoa beans?
  2. What price will be paid by European consumers?
  3. What will be the quantity consumed by European consumers?

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Unit_3_ PERFORM Assignment Grading Rubric/ Instructor Worksheet
Content Percent Possible Points Possible
Full assignment 100% 80
Overall Writing: 20% 16
correct coversheet information at the top of 1st page 5% 4.00
APA format for answers 3% 2.40
correct citations 3% 2.40
standard English no errors 4% 3.20
At least ONE, or more, references 5% 4.00
Answers: provides complete information demonstrating analysis and critical thinking: 80% 64
Individual Questions:
1. a. – Can this quantity be produced, where does point lie? 10% 8.00
1. b. – What is Opportunity cost from 800 to 1,000? 10% 8.00
1. c. – What is opportunity cost from 200 to 400? 10% 8.00
1. d. – Why are c & d not the same, what shape of curve? 5% 4.00
2. a. – What is equilibrium quantity and price? 5% 4.00
2. b. – What is new demand schedule? 10% 8.00
2. c. – What is new price? 10% 8.00
2. d. – What price will Europeans pay? 10% 8.00
2. e. – What quantity will Europeans buy? 10% 8.00
Sub-total for Individual Questions: 80% 64.00

Kaplan BU224 Unit 3 Assignment 3 Fall 2015

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