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tj717 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 12, 2009 at 5:19 AM via web

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How can i attempt my question about Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility??

what will be the best authentic statement of the law?

what will be the assumptions of the law?

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted October 19, 2009 at 7:47 PM (Answer #2)

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Law of diminishing marginal utility states that the utility or satisfaction derived from consumption form each additional unit of a good fall with the increase in total quantity of that goods consumed.

There are no specific assumptions regarding the conditions under which this law holds true. However it may be noted that the utility itself is a subjective variable, which is not open to measurement, although the law of diminishing marginal utility implies that utility can be measured. Though utility cannot be measured accurately, it is possible to compare utilities derived from different goods or from the same good at different levels of consumption.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 23, 2011 at 2:05 PM (Answer #3)

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I think number 2 stated it well. A simplification might be "too much of a good thing." for example, let's say you have one employee. if you hire a person you can't double productivity. You will not get as much benefit from the third person either. However at some point you won't get any benefit. Think of your favorite food. The more you eat it, the less pleasure you will get from each new bite.

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