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Lesson 5: Demand | Unit 4: Determinants Page: 15 of 20

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Demand determinants shift the demand curve.
  • The demand curve is drawn assuming that only price and quantity change. The determinants are assumed to be constant.
  • A change in one of the determinants can cause:
  • A decrease in demand, a leftward shift, which means that for any price, for every price, buyers are willing and able to buy less of the good.

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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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