Interpreting the elasticity values
For each of the following cases, find out the arc price elasticity of demand, and state whether demand is elastic, inelastic, or unit elastic.
a. When the price of milk increases from $2.25 to $2.50 per gallon, the quantity demanded falls from 100 gallons to 90 gallons.
b. When the price of paperback books falls from $7.00 to $6.50, the quantity demanded rises from 100 to 150.
c. When the rent on apartments rises from $500 to $550, the quantity demanded decreases from 1,000 to 950.
You have the following information for your product:
The price elasticity of demand is -2,0
The income elasticity of demand is 1.5
The cross-price elasticity of demand between your good and a related good is -3.5
What can you determine about consumer demand for your product from this information?