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Question: Consider the general supply function: Qs=1,000+20P-9P1+25F Qs=Quantity supplied P=price of commod...

Consider the general supply function: Qs=1,000+20P-9P1+25F

Qs=Quantity supplied

P=price of commodity

P1=price of a key input in the production process

F=number of firms producing the commodity

What is the value of the coefficient of the price of a key input to the production process? Does it have the theoretically correct algebraic sign? Why?

Coefficient:

This is a number associated with a variable in multiplying form.

Here the variable is P1; the number (-9) is associated with it in multiplication; therefore, the coefficient is -9.

Correctness:

There is an inverse relationship between quantity supply and input price – if input price increases the quantity supply decreases, and vice versa. In order to establish such inverse relationship the coefficient of input price has negative (-) sign.

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