Unit 3 Homework – Template Problem 1: 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| 700| $35| 600| $30| 500| $25| 400| $20| 300| 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)| Quantity of Belgium cocoa beans demanded(pounds)| $40| 100| $35| 300| $30| 500| $25| 700| $20| 900| a. Draw the demand curve and the supply curve for Belgium cocoa beans.
What are the equilibrium price and quantity of cocoa beans from Belgium? The equilibrium price and quantity of cocoa beans from Belgium is $30. 00 / 500 pounds 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)| Quantity of Belgium cocoa beans demanded(pounds)| $40| 200| $35| 400| $30| 600| $25| 800| $20| 1000| b. What is the demand schedule for Belgium cocoa beans now that U. S. consumers can also buy them?
Price of Belgium cocoa beans| Quantity of Belgium cocoa beans demanded| 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| | Draw a supply and demand diagram that illustrates the new equilibrium price and quantity of cocoa beans from Belgium. The new equilibrium price and quantity is approximately $38/650 pounds… What will happen to the price at which Belgium plantation owners can sell cocoa beans? The price will go up..
Considering the new equilibrium price and quantity with the total demand and leaving all three curves (Europe, Us and Total Demands) I can see that price will go up for each market as a result. What will happen to the price paid by European consumers? They will pay more per pound as the global quantity demanded increases. What will happen to the quantity consumed by European consumers? As the equilibrium price and quantity increases, price increases and if we move the price up under the European demand curve then the quantity demanded/consumed will decrease. Problem 2
On Tuesday nights, a local restaurant has a kid’s meal special. Nina’s son, Braden likes the restaurant’s chicken nuggets, but Braden seems to be growing bigger every day and the kid’s meal is usually not enough. The restaurant does allow for additional purchase of chicken nugget servings. Nina’s willingness to pay for each serving is shown in the table below. Number of Chicken Nugget servings(servings)| Willingness to pay for chicken nuggets(per serving)| 1| $5| 2| $4| 3| $3| 4| $2| 5| $1| 6| $0| a. If the price of an additional serving of chicken nuggets is $3, how many servings will Nina buy for Braden?
How much consumer surplus does he receive? According to the information, if the price is $3. 00 – at that price she is willing to buy 3 servings … Her surplus is $6. 0 because if she buys 1 serving she will pay $5. 00 so if she buys 3 individual servings she will be paying $15 but if she gets the 3 servings in one order it will be $3. 0 each so she will pay $9. (15-9=6… and $6 will be the consumer surplus) b. The following week, Nina and Braden are back at the restaurant again, but now the price of a serving of chicken nuggets is $4. By how much does his consumer surplus decrease compared to the previous week?
By $3 because at $4. 00 her new expense is $12 instead of $9. 00 that she paid last week, still less than $15 … so her surplus will be $3. 00 instead of $6. 00 c. One week later, they return to the restaurant again. Nina discovers that the restaurant is offering an “all-you-can-eat” special for $12. How many chicken nugget servings will Braden eat, and how much consumer surplus does he receive now? d. Suppose you own the restaurant and Braden is a “typical” customer. What is the highest price you can charge for the “all-you-can-eat” special and still attract customers?