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TOTAL PRODUCT CURVE: A curve that graphically represents the relation between total production by a firm in the short run and the quantity of a variable input added to a fixed input. When constructing this curve, it is assumed that total product changes from changes in the quantity of a variable input like labor, while we hold one or more other inputs, like capital, fixed. A more general mathematical concept capturing the relation between total product and it's assorted inputs, both variable and fixed, can be found in production function.

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Lesson 4: Production Possibilities | Unit 2: The Schedule Page: 7 of 24

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Opportunity cost is greater as we produce more calibrators. Why?
  • The law of increasing opportunity cost which says that the opportunity cost of producing a good increases as more and more of the good is produced.
  • Third rule of inequality. All resources are not equally suited to produce all goods.
  • First calibrator (A to B) uses resources best suited for calibrators and least suited for shoes.
  • Tenth calibrator (J to K) uses resources least suited for calibrators and best suited for shoes.
  • As more of a good is produced and supplied, opportunity cost increases.

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AVERAGE REVENUE PRODUCT

Total revenue generated per unit of a variable input, keeping all other inputs unchanged. Average revenue product, usually abbreviated ARP, is found by dividing total revenue by the variable input or by multiplying average physical product by average revenue. Average revenue product is a part of marginal productivity theory used to analyze the demand for productive inputs.

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