If the demand for bacon is relatively elastic, a 10 percent decline in the price of bacon will
Elasticity measures the percentage change in quantity demanded for a given percentage change in price of the product. Here the demand is relatively elastic which means the absolute value of elasticity is greater than 1. Hence we have a situation where
ed > 1 and ed = % change in QD/% change in P
Now % change in P = -10%. Elasticty value will be greater than 1 but will be in negative
% change in QD/-10% > -1
% change in QD > 10%
Hence a 10 percent decline in the price of bacon will increase its quantity demanded by more than 10 percent.
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