Problems Using Point Elasticity
- We may need to compute price elasticity over portion of demand curve instead of at a single point.
- The price and quantity used as base will alter price elasticity of demand.
Point Elasticity of Demand: An Example
-Assume that
Elasticity equals:
-33.33/.25 = -1.33 or -.50/.20 = -2.54
-Which one is correct out of these?