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RELATIVELY ELASTIC: An elasticity alternative in which relatively small changes in price cause relatively large changes in quantity. In other words, quantity is very responsive to price. Relatively elastic should be compared with other elasticity alternatives--relatively inelastic, perfectly inelastic, perfectly elastic, and unit elastic.

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The four basic macroeconomics sectors:
  • Household sector: This includes everyone, all people, seeking to satisfy unlimited wants and needs. This sector is responsible for consumption.
  • Business sector: This includes those undertaking the task of combining resources to produce goods and services. This sector is responsible for the production.
  • Government sector: This includes the ruling bodies of the federal, state, and local governments. Regulation is the prime function, especially to pass laws, collect taxes, and force other economic sectors to do things that they wouldn't do voluntary.
  • Foreign sector: Includes everyone and everything beyond the boundaries of the domestic economy.

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MARGINAL RETURNS

The change in the quantity of total product resulting from a unit change in a variable input, holding all other inputs fixed. Marginal returns is an older and more generic term for marginal product. While marginal product has largely replaced marginal returns in most discussions of short-run production, the phrase does persist in a few terms like the law of diminishing marginal returns.

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