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ECO 550 Week 10 Chapter 9 through 17 Final Exam ECO 550 Final Exam Solution Chapter 9
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Applications of Cost Theory

MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. Evidence from empirical studies of short-run cost-output relationships lends support to the: a. existence of a non-linear cubic total cost function  b. hypothesis that marginal costs first decrease, then gradually increase over the normal operating range of the firm c. hypothesis that total costs increase quadratically over the ranges of output examined d. hypothesis that total costs increase linearly over the range of output examined e. none of the above ANS: PTS: 1

2. The short-run cost function is: a. where all inputs to the production process are variable  b. relevant to decisions in which one or more inputs to the production process are fixed c. not relevant to optimal pricing and production output decisions d. crucial in making optimal investment decisions in new production facilities e. none of the above ANS: PTS: 1

3. Theoretically, in a long-run cost function: a. all inputs are fixed  b. all inputs are considered variable c. some inputs are always fixed d. capital and labor are always combined in fixed proportions e. b and d ANS: PTS: 1 4.

4. Break-even analysis usually assumes all of the following
except:
a.

a. in the short run, there is no distinction between variable and fixed costs.  b.

b. revenue and cost curves are straight-lines throughout the analysis.

c.

c. there appears to be perfect competition since the price is considered to remain the same regardless of quantity. d.

d. the straight-line cost curve implies that marginal cost is constant. e.

e. both c and d ANS: A PTS: 1 4.

5.
What is another term meaning the
degree of operating leverage
?
a.

a.

The measure of the importance of fixed cost.
b.

b.

The operating profit elasticity.
c.

c.

d.

d.

D.O.L.
e.

e.

All of the above.

ANS: E

PTS: 1
4.

6.

In a study of banking by asset size over time, we can find which asset sizes are tending to  become more prominent. The size that is becoming more predominant is presumed to be least cost. This is called:
a.

a.

regression to the mean analysis.
b.

b.

breakeven analysis.
c.

c.

survivorship analysis.
d.

d.

engineering cost analysis.
e.

e.

a Willie Sutton analysis.

ANS: C

PTS: 1
a.

7.

George Webb Restaurant collects on the average \$5 per customer at its breakfast & lunch diner. Its variable cost per customer averages \$3, and its annual fixed cost is \$40,000. If George Webb wants to make a profit of \$20,000 per year at the diner, it will have to serve__________ customers per year.
b.

a.

10,000 customers
c.

b.

20,000 customers
d.

c.

30,000 customers
e.

d.

40,000 customers
f.

e.

50,000 customers

ANS: C

PTS: 1

8.

In determining the shape of the cost
-
output relationship only ____ depreciation is relevant.

a.

direct

b.

indirect

c.

usage

d.

time

e.

scheduled

ANS:

PTS:

1

9.

Which of the following is not a limitation of the survivor technique for measuring the optimum size of firms within an industry?

a.

since the technique does not employ actual cost data in the analysis, there is no way to ass the magnitude of the cost differentials between firms of varying size and efficiency.

b.

the managerial and entrepreneurial aspects of the production process are not included in th analysis

c.

because of legal factors, the long
-
run cost curve derived by this technique may be distorte and may not measure the cost curve postulated in economic theory

d.

a and b

e.

b and c

ANS:

PTS:

1

10.

The primary disadvantage of engineering methods for measuring cost functions is that they deal with the managerial and entrepreneurial aspects of the production process or plant.

a.

true

b.

false

ANS:

PTS:

1

11.

A linear total cost function implies that:

a.

marginal costs are constant as output increases

b.

average total costs are continually decreasing as output increases

c.

a and b

d.

none of the above

ANS:

PTS:

1

12.

A ____ total cost function implies that marginal costs ____ as output is increased.

a.

linear; increase linearly

b.

c.

cubic; increase linearly

d.

a and b

e.

none of the above

ANS:

PTS:

1

13.

A ____ total cost function implies that marginal costs ____ as output is increased.

a.

linear; increase linearly

b.

c.

cubic; increase linearly

d.

linear; are constant

e.

none of the above

ANS:

PTS:

1

14.

A ____ total cost function yields a U
-
shaped average total cost function.

a.

cubic

b.

c.

linear

d.

a and b only

e.

a, b, and c

ANS:

PTS:

1

15.

In the linear breakeven model, the difference between selling price per unit and variable cost per unit is referred to as:

a.

variable margin per unit