Individual demand - substitutes and complements, Microeconomics

Individual Demand

Substitutes and Complements

1) The two goods are considered substitutes if an increase (decrease) in price of one lead to an increase (decrease) in quantity demanded of other.

  • For example movie tickets and video rentals

2) Two goods are considered complements if an increase (decrease) in price of one leads to a decrease (increase) in quantity demanded of other.

  • For example gasoline and motor oil

3) Two goods are independent when change in price of one good has no effect on the quantity demanded of the other

-If the price consumption curve is sloping downward, the two goods are considered substitutes.

-If price consumption curve is sloping upward, the two goods are considered complements.

*They could be both!

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