# How does the slope of the demand curve and supply curve relate to the law of demand and the law of supply?

Consider the table below for the supply and demand for oi Show more I NEED HEPL ON PART C. OF QUESTION 2 AND 5 Consider the table below for the supply and demand for oil in the United States. Supply and Demand for Oil U.S. Price (Y Axis) \$ per barrel Quantity Demanded (QD) Millions of Bls per day Quantity Supplied (QS) Millions of Bls per day 104 22 12 106 21 13 108 20 14 110 19 15 112 18 16 114 17 17 116 16 18 118 15 19 120 14 20 122 13 21 124 12 22 1. On the grid below create a graph depicting the market for oil using the table above and plot the QD and the QS. (Use EXCEL to plot the graph on a separate sheet if possible but not required. Use titles on the graph axes and curves.). 2. Market curves a. Calculate the slope of the demand curve using data in the table/graph. b. Calculate the slope of the supply curve using data in the table/graph. c. Based on your calculations what do the slopes of the curves indicate in this market? How does the slope of the demand curve and supply curve relate to the law of demand and the law of supply? Use 3-4 well -written sentences including numerical examples from the data given. 3. If the price of oil is \$110 per barrel is this above or below equilibrium and is there a surplus or shortage in the market? How much is the surplus or shortage? Explain in one or two sentences using specific numerical calculations. 4. From your graph explain how a change in the QUANTITY SUPPLIED could occur and give a specific scenario and include numerical examples from the data given. 5. On your graph draw what would happen if a small INCREASE in the SUPPLY of oil occurred with a larger DECREASE in the DEMAND for oil. Explain the result using 2-3 well-written sentences and include numerical examples from your new graphical outcome including the new equilibrium of price and QD/QS compared to the old one. Show less

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