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ELASTICITY DETERMINANTS: Three factors that affect the numerical value of price elasticity of demand and price elasticity of supply calculations, including availability of substitutes, time period of analysis, and proportion of budget. A given good can have a different price elasticity (both demand and supply) if these three determinants change. The first two determinants are important to both price elasticity of demand and price elasticity of supply, while the third relates specifically to the price elasticity of demand. Three elasticity determinants are: availability of substitutes, time period, and proportion of budget.

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YELLOW CHIPPEROON
Your compete MICRO*scope for today

You are the type of person who could easily win a "smile-off" contest against a consecutive string of beauty pageant winners. Family and friends know that they can always find you at the shopping mall. Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time wandering around the downtown area wanting to buy either a remote controlled World War I bi-plane or a wall poster commemorating Thor Heyerdahl's Pacific crossing aboard the Kon-Tiki. Be on the lookout for poorly written technical manuals. You should consider shopping at stores or businesses beginning with the letter D, but do not buy any products with a serial number or product code containing the number 745178. Your preferred shopping venue is shopping malls. Your special symbol is the asterisk (*).


Is this You?

As a Yellow Chipperoon, you are happy, happy, happy. You enjoy everything about life and about shopping. You love shopping. You love buying. You love spending. You love to compare products and prices. You love the crowds. You love chatting with the store clerks. You love every bit of the buying process. Nothing dissuades you from having a good time shopping, whether you're buying a box of facial tissues or a new house. Does it get any better than spending an afternoon at the shopping mall? No way!


This isn't me! What am I?
SLOPE, PRODUCTION POSSIBILITIES CURVE

The numerical value of the slope of the production possibilities curve, which illustrates the alternative combinations of two goods that an economy can produce with given resources and technology, is the opportunity cost of producing the good measured on the horizontal axis.

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A Perfect Picture Of PROFIT

Good news! Manny Mustard, my long-time friend and proprietor of Manny Mustard's House of Sandwiches is having a special on his Deluxe Club Sandwich. Let's drop in for a brief respite -- and lunch. More good news! Manny is bubbling profusely about the vitality of his business. Last month he turned a profit. Yes, that much cherished profit, the goal of business firms, be they large or small. Upon closer inspection Manny's profit calculation might be suffering from an oversight or two. It seems as though Manny neglected to pay himself a wage. Nor did he bother to include any interest expense on the savings he invested in his House of Sandwiches venture. But what the heck, he earned a profit -- didn't he?
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APLS

The Dow Jones family of stock market price indexes began with a simple average of 11 stock prices in 1884.
"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail."

-- Charles F. Kettering

WLLN
Weak Law of Large Numbers
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