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MARGINAL UTILITY-PRICE RATIO: The ratio of the marginal utility obtained from consuming a good to the price of the good. This ratio is particular important in determining consumer equilibrium, which is reached when the marginal utility-price ratios are the same for all goods.

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Competition depends on the number of buyers and sellers.
  • More buyers creates more competition to acquire a good. Sellers don't have to sell a good below the going price with a lot of buyers willing and able to pay the market price.
Competition prevents buyers from forcing the price down to it's lowest level.
  • More sellers creates more competition to offer a good for sale. Buyers don't have to buy a good above the going price with a lot of sellers willing and able to sell at the market price.
Competition prevents sellers from forcing the price up to it's highest level.

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LONG-RUN TREND

The pattern of potential real gross domestic product of an economy based on full employment of available resources. The long-run trend is commonly represented as a positively-sloped line in a diagram depicting business-cycle phases. This slope captures the economy's expansion in its production possibilities resulting from increases in the quantity and quality of resources.

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