Unit 3 Assignment

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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? . . . . . |

$40

$35

$30

$25

$20
700 600 500 400 300

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.

What will...
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