# Microeconomics

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1. ### pamparamRegistered Member

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Maybe someone of BHW members is good in microeconomics and could help me to answer one question?

What kind of preference do this indifference curve represent?

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Supply and Demand are increasing at the same rate. The higher the supply the higher the demand so the price stays the same.

3. ### erickishereElite Member

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I hate economics..cot damn. Its unbelievably hard lol. My professor told me that learning economics uses the same brain parts as learning a different language.

Mind = blown when my professor told me that

4. ### Orbit143Senior Member

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Weird, on those axis there should be P and Q or something, then it would be a really weird Demand curve.

5. ### pamparamRegistered Member

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But x1 is decreasing.

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It's demand curve , Law of demand says ; When Price increase Qd decreases simultaneously When Price decrease Qd increases

7. ### LakeForestSupreme Member

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time to make a fool of myself. the axis represent 2 goods/"opportunities", not supply and demand, because x1 and x2. There is no price or quantity.

um. well it looks like 3 PPF curves, the curve shape and the axis labeling suggest this. So this is a supply side indifference curve(wat)...because it's concave? I think it's supply side because it shows a high opportunity cost(concavity shows this. you have a FAST drop to gain one at the expense of the other, whereas in a convex curve it's gradual. landing a plane opposed to pushing a boulder off a cliff; decision vs force. this is circumstantial and a fairly layman explanation). People can more easily choose to substitute, but it takes a lot more resource, thought, and missed opportunities to switch factory production. Or it could be the most intense consumer opportunity cost ever...like are you going to cut off your left leg or right arm to gain the most utility?...

um. well, we know the curves are rational, because...because they dont criss-cross...

The curves on the right have a superior preference to the ones on the left...because bigger numbers there(this, this is econ)...and points further to the right of the right-most curve are preferred, but currently unattainable, or else there would be a curve there and would be factored in the present day calculation of indifference as opposed to being a projection.

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8. ### jazzcModeratorStaff MemberModeratorJr. VIP

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It 's a trick question.

These curves are concave, indifference curves must be convex. Why? Because there is the assumption of diminishing marginal rates of substitution.

See this youtube video for a detailed explanation of what the above means. Now that we solved your homework, go make some \$

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9. ### jazzcModeratorStaff MemberModeratorJr. VIP

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:facepalm: Your professor is a wannabe loser

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represents shutdown and i am not getting anything due to it.

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