Graphing demand function and calculating loss of consumer surplus.
Suppose you are in charge of a toll bridge which is essentially cost free. The demand for the bridge crossing is given by P = 12-2Q.
1. Draw the demand curve for bridge crossings.
2. How many people would cross the bridge if there were no toll?
3. Illustrate what is the loss of consumer surplus associated with the charge of a toll of $4.00