As always, make certain you label all axes and curves. Slothco is a firm in a perfectly competitive, constant-cost industry. Its total cost function is shown below: \begin{tabular}{|l|l|} \hline Units & Total Cost \\ \hline 0 & $\$ 5$ \\ \hline 1 & $\$ 6$ \\ \hline 2 & $\$ 10$ \\ \hline 3 & $\$ 15$ \\ \hline 4 & $\$ 24$ \\ \hline 5 & $\$ 40$ \\ \hline 6 & $\$ 60$ \\ \hline \end{tabular} (a) What is Slothco's marginal cost for its 6 th unit? (b) What does it mean to say Slothco is a "price-taker?" (c) Assume the market price is \$4. What is Slothco's profit-maximizing or loss-minimizing level of output? Explain. (d) Based on your answer to part (c), what is the value of Slothco's economic profit or loss? (e) Using two completely labeled side-by-side graphs, illustrate how the market sets the short-run demand for Slothco. (Base your graphs on the perfect competition model, not the prior data.) Label the market equilibrium price $P_{e}$ and quantity $Q_{e}$. Label the profit-maximizing quantity for (f) Illustrate the short-run effect of an increase in market demand on your graphs from part (e). Label the new market equilibrium price $P_{c 2}$ and quantity $Q_{e 2}$. Label the new profit-maximizing quantity for Slothco $Q_{22}$. Shade completely the area of Slothco's economic profit or loss. (g) What would happen to this industry in the long run and to Slothco's economic profit or loss if it stays in the industry? Explain. (h) In two side-by-side graphs, draw a new perfectly competitive market and individual firm experiencing short-run economic losses. Illustrate what will happen to the market in the long run and the impact on the firm's losses. Be sure to completely label your graphs.

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