True or false problems related to marginal revenue, average revenue, demand , profits, marginal cost, marginal profit.
Characterize each of the following statements as true or false, and describe your answer.
a. If marginal revenue is less than average revenue, the demand curve will be downward sloping.
b. Profits will be maximized when total revenue equals total cost.
c. Given a downward sloping demand curve and positive marginal costs, profit maximizing firms will always sell less output higher prices than will revenue maximizing firms.
d. Marginal cost must be falling for average cost to decline as output expands.
e. Marginal profit is the difference among marginal income and marginal cost will always equal zero at the profit maximizing activity level.