Relationship between elasticity and profit maximizing price

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A monopolistically competitive firm finds that the elasticity of demand facing its brand is -1.5, while its rival faces an elasticity of -2 for its brand. Both firms have a marginal cost of $5 per unit.  Using the pricing rule of thumb, determine the profit-maximizing prices both firms will charge. In addition, calculate the price-cost margin for each firm and indicate which has more pricing power and why.  

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