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# You are the manager, a major manufacturer of office

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You are the manager for Herman Miller, a major manufacturer of office furniture. You recently hired an economist to work with the engineering and operation experts to estimate the production function for a particular line of office chairs. The relevant production function isQ = 6KL,where Q represents the annual chair production, K represents capital equipment, and L is the number of labor hours worked per year. The marginal products of capital and labor are given as follows:MPK = 6L MPL = 6KWorkers at the firm are paid a competitive wage of \$7.50 per hour. The firm estimates a \$30 per hour rental rate on capital. The operating budget for capital and labor is \$300,000 per year.What is the firm's optimal ratio of labor to capital?
Given the firm's \$300,000 budget, how much capital and labor should the firm employ? How much output will the firm produce?
The state is planning to increase the minimum wage from \$7.50 an hour to \$15 an hour. Assuming that the firm intends to maintain its pre-increase in minimum wage output, how much capital and labor should the firm employ? What happens to the firm's cost as a result of the the increase in minimum wage?
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Category: Essays
Expert:  Jawaad Ahmed replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Jawaad Ahmed replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Jawaad Ahmed replied 1 year ago.

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