# Calculate the marginal utility and the marginal utility per dollar for movie tickets and average concession stand times

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Unit II Assignment Worksheet

This worksheet is intended to help you develop the information you will use to complete your Unit II Assignment.

Completing only this worksheet does not constitute completion of the Unit II Assignment. You need to complete all parts of the assignment, which also include writing an essay about the information you obtain in this worksheet. You will insert your essay at the end of this document where indicated, and then upload your assignment via SafeAssign.

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1. Complete the Unit II Worksheet.

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4. Import this document into the Word document containing your essay, then upload the entire assignment via SafeAssign.

Part 1: Given the quantity of total movie tickets and total concession stand items consumed in a month and the total utility derived at Ruby Red’s Movie Theater for each, calculate the marginal utility and the marginal utility per dollar for movie tickets and average concession stand items.

Step 1: Calculate marginal utility and marginal utility per dollar for movie tickets.

 Quantity of Tickets Consumed Total Utility Marginal Utility Movie Ticket Price Marginal Utility Per Dollar for Movie Tickets 0 0 --- --- --- 200 150 \$10.00 400 275 \$10.00 600 375 \$10.00 800 450 \$10.00 1,000 500 \$10.00 1,200 525 \$10.00 1,400 525 \$10.00

Step 2: Calculate marginal utility and marginal utility per dollar for concession stand items.

 Quantity of Concession Stand Items Consumed Total Utility Marginal Utility Average Item Price Marginal Utility Per Dollar for Concession Items 0 0 --- --- --- 400 200 \$15.00 800 375 \$15.00 1,200 525 \$15.00 1,600 650 \$15.00 2,000 750 \$15.00 2,400 825 \$15.00 2,800 875 \$15.00

Part 1 Question 1: What quantity combination of movie tickets and concession stand items would maximize utility?

 Quantity of Movie Tickets Quantity of Concession Stand Items

Part 1 Question 2: What is the price of movie tickets and average concession stand items?

 Movie Ticket Price Concession Stand Items Average Price

Part 2: Given the quantity of total movie tickets and total concession stand items consumed in a month and the total utility derived at Ruby Red’s Movie Theater for the change in movie ticket prices, calculate the marginal utility and the marginal utility per dollar for movie tickets and concession stand items.

Step 1: Calculate marginal utility and marginal utility per dollar for movie ticket.

 Quantity of Tickets Consumed Total Utility Marginal Utility Movie Ticket Price Marginal Utility Per Dollar for Movie Tickets 0 0 --- --- --- 200 150 \$12.00 400 275 \$12.00 600 375 \$12.00 800 450 \$12.00 1,000 500 \$12.00 1,200 525 \$12.00 1,400 525 \$12.00

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Step 2: Calculate marginal utility and marginal utility per dollar for concession stand items. (Note: the information here has not changed from Part 1, Step 2.)

 Quantity of Concession Stand Items Consumed Total Utility Marginal Utility Average Item Price Marginal Utility Per Dollar for Concession Items 0 0 --- --- --- 400 200 \$15.00 800 375 \$15.00 1,200 525 \$15.00 1,600 650 \$15.00 2,000 750 \$15.00 2,400 825 \$15.00 2,800 875 \$15.00

Part 2 Question 1: What quantity combination of movie tickets and concession stand items would maximize utility now that the price of movie tickets has changed?

 Quantity of Movie Tickets Quantity of Concession Stand Items

Part 2 Question 2: What is the price of movie tickets?

 Movie Ticket Price

Part 3: Given the total quantity of movie tickets and total concession stand items consumed in a month and the total utility derived at Ruby Red’s Movie Theater for the change in concession stand prices, calculate the marginal utility and the marginal utility per dollar for movie tickets and concession stand items.

Step 1: Calculate marginal utility and marginal utility per dollar for movie tickets. (Note: The information here is the same as in Part 1, Step 1.)

 Quantity of Tickets Consumed Total Utility Marginal Utility Movie Ticket Price Marginal Utility Per Dollar for Movie Tickets 0 0 --- --- --- 200 150 \$10.00 400 275 \$10.00 600 375 \$10.00 800 450 \$10.00 1,000 500 \$10.00 1,200 525 \$10.00 1,400 525 \$10.00

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Step 2: Calculate marginal utility and marginal utility per dollar for concession stand items.

 Quantity of Concession Stand Items Consumed Total Utility Marginal Utility Average Item Price Marginal Utility Per Dollar for Concession Items 0 0 --- --- --- 400 200 \$20.00 800 375 \$20.00 1,200 525 \$20.00 1,600 650 \$20.00 2,000 750 \$20.00 2,400 825 \$20.00 2,800 875 \$20.00

Part 3 Question 1: What quantity combination of movie tickets and concession stand items would maximize utility now that the average price of concession items has changed?

 Quantity of Movie Tickets Quantity of Concession Stand Items

Part 3 Question 2: What is the average price concession stand items?

 Concession Stand Items Average Price

Step 1: In regards to movie tickets, report the price and quantity you calculated in Questions 1 and 2 from Parts 1 and 2.

 Movie Tickets Price Quantity Part 1, Question 1, and Question 2 Part 2, Question 1, and Question 2

TASK TO DO: Graph the demand curve for movie tickets from the information you have above. Provide a copy of your graph in the box below. You can use a computer program such as Microsoft Excel or even draw the demand curve for movie tickets by hand, then take a clear, easy-to-read photo of it and insert it. Be sure to resize your graph or photo so that it completely fits in the box.

Step 2: In regards to concession stand items, report the price and quantity you calculated in Questions 1 and 2 from Parts 1 and 2.

 Concession Stand Items Average Price Quantity Part 1, Question 1, and Question 2 Part 3, Question 1, and Question 2

TASK TO DO: Graph the demand curve for concession stand items from the information you have above. Provide a copy of your graph in the area below. You can use a computer program such as Microsoft Excel or even draw the demand curve for movie tickets by hand, then take a clear, easy-to-read photo of it and insert it. Be sure to resize your graph or photo so that it completely fits in the box.

Part 5: Given the price and quantity information below, graph the supply curve for movie tickets and concession stand items on separate graphs.

Step 1: Graph the supply of movie tickets given the prices and quantities supplied below.

Movie Ticket Prices and Quantity Supplied

 Movie Ticket Price Quantity Supplied of Movie Tickets \$2 1,800 \$3 1,800 \$4 1,800 \$5 1,800 \$6 1,800 \$7 1,800 \$8 1,800 \$9 1,800 \$10 1,800 \$11 1,800 \$12 1,800 \$13 1,800 \$14 1,800 \$15 1,800

Insert graph here: To create your graph, you can use a computer program such as Microsoft Excel or even draw the demand curve for movie tickets by hand, then take a clear, easy-to-read photo of it and insert it. Be sure to resize your graph or photo so that it completely fits in the box.

Part 5 Question 1: Why is the quantity supplied of movie tickets the same regardless of the price of movie tickets? Enter your response in the box below.

Step 2: Graph the supply of concession stand items given the prices and quantities supplied below.

Concession Stand Item Prices and Quantity Supplied

 Average Concession Stand Price Quantity Supplied of Concession Stand Items \$1 500 \$2 700 \$3 900 \$4 1,100 \$5 1,300 \$6 1,500 \$7 1,700 \$8 1,900 \$9 2,100 \$10 2,300 \$11 2,500 \$12 2,700 \$13 2,900

Draw or insert graph here: (Make sure your graph fits entirely in the box.)

Part 6: Graph the supply and demand for movie tickets and concession stand items.

Step 1: Graph the supply and demand for movie tickets on one graph.

Draw or insert graph here: (Make sure your graph fits entirely in the box.)

Step 2: Estimate the equilibrium price and quantity for movie tickets:

Equilibrium Price: _____________________

Equilibrium Quantity: ________________________

Step 3: Graph the supply and demand for concession stand items on one graph.

Draw or insert graph here: (Make sure your graph fits entirely in the box.)

Step 4: Estimate the equilibrium price and quantity for concession stand items:

Equilibrium Price: ___________________________

Equilibrium Quantity: ________________________

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