### Workers should the firm employ to maximize profits

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Q. A perfectly competitive firm operates in the short-run with labor as its only variable factor. Its production function is:
Q = -L3 + 10L2 + 88L where Q is output per week measured in tons also L is the number of workers employed. The weekly wage is \$324 also the product sells for \$3.24 per ton.

(a) At Illustrate what weekly output is marginal cost equal to average variable cost?

(b) Illustrate what is the minimum product price at which the firm will operate in the short-run?

(c) Elucidate how many workers should the firm employ to maximize profits?

(d) Compute the firm's point elasticity of demand for labor at the equilibrium in (c) above.

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