# How much does the industry as a whole produce at this price?

James Pizzo is the president of a firm that is the industry price leader; that is it sets the price Show more James Pizzo is the president of a firm that is the industry price leader; that is it sets the price and the other firms sell all they want at that price. In other words the other firms act as perfect competitors. The demand curve for this industrys product is P = 300 Q where is the price of the product and Q I the total quantity demanded. The total amount supplied by the other firms is equal to Qr where Qr = 49P. (P is measured in dollars per barrel; Q Qr and Qb are measured in millions of barrels per week.) a. If Pizzos firms marginal cost curve is 2.96Qb where Qb is the output of his firm at what output level should he operate to maximize profit? b. What price should he charge? c. How much does the industry as a whole produce at this price? d. Is Pizzos firm the dominant firm in the industry? Show less

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