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Mary divides her \$2,500 income between the consumption of food (X) and all else (Y).

Her preferences can be described by the following utility flU1ction: U = X^2Y^3.

When the price of food is \$4 and of all else is \$30, she chooses the blU1dle (250, 50).

a. If the price of food rises to \$5, how much of each good will she choose?

b. Explain her change in consumption in terms of income and substitution effects (give a precise quantitative answer). Is this a Griffin good (how do you know)?

c. What is her demand curve for food?

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