Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH104/December 2012/Question 04 (b)
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Question 04 (b) 

The demand equation for a certain product is where q is the number of units per hour the manufacturer can sell at a price of p dollars per unit. If the price is raised slightly from $4 dollars, will the revenue increase or decrease (use the elasticity of demand to do this)? 
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Hint 

Recall that the formula for the priceelasticity of demand is . Remember to compare this value to 1 to determine if revenue will increase or decrease. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Using the hint and the first part, we have that
As the value is less than 1, we see that the revenue will decrease. 