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ERIC Number: EJ875496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0740-8404
The Calculus of Elasticity
Gordon, Warren B.
AMATYC Review, v27 n2 p53-55 Spr 2006
This paper examines the elasticity of demand, and shows that geometrically, it may be interpreted as the ratio of two simple distances along the tangent line: the distance from the point on the curve to the x-intercept to the distance from the point on the curve to the y-intercept. It also shows that total revenue is maximized at the transition point from elastic to inelastic demand; when elasticity is unitary.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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