# At what point does the profit-maximizing perfectly competitive firm produce?

## At what point does the profit-maximizing perfectly competitive firm produce?

The profit-maximizing choice for a perfectly competitive firm will occur at the level of output where marginal revenue is equal to marginal cost—that is, where MR = MC. This occurs at Q = 80 in the figure.

## What is the profit-maximizing level of production?

The monopolist’s profit maximizing level of output is found by equating its marginal revenue with its marginal cost, which is the same profit maximizing condition that a perfectly competitive firm uses to determine its equilibrium level of output.

## At what production level does the profit-maximizing firm operate?

Total profit is maximized where marginal revenue equals marginal cost. In this example, maximum profit occurs at 4 units of output. A perfectly competitive firm will also find its profit-maximizing level of output where MR = MC.

## How do you find the profit-maximizing price?

Determine marginal cost by taking the derivative of total cost with respect to quantity. Set marginal revenue equal to marginal cost and solve for q. Substituting 2,000 for q in the demand equation enables you to determine price. Thus, the profit-maximizing quantity is 2,000 units and the price is \$40 per unit.

## How do you calculate monopolist profit?

A monopolist calculates its profit or loss by using its average cost (AC) curve to determine its production costs and then subtracting that number from total revenue (TR). Recall from previous lectures that firms use their average cost (AC) to determine profitability.

## Is Joe earning a normal profit?

Is Joe earning a normal profit? A. No, he is earning an above-normal profit.

## Why is Maximising profits important?

Classical economic theory suggests firms will seek to maximise profits. The benefits of maximising profit include: Profit can be used to pay higher wages to owners and workers. Profit enables the firm to build up savings, which could help the firm survive an economic downturn.