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|MRS|

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here

x1 = x2

indifference curves are L shaped and form a 90° degree angle at the point of intersection with straight line of desired consumptopn ratio

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D

at D

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if indifference curves cross there is a

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general convex combination

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strictly

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no convexity no concavity

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is a

utility function representing a preference order

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this implies that the preference order is complete. Similar argument applies for transitivity. We can conclude that a preference order can be represented by a utility function only if it is complete and transitive.

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Remark: and increasing transformation (also called positive monotonic transformation) preserves ORDER.

This implies that if f(u) is an increasing function, then f(u(x1,x2)) is a utility function representing the same preferences represented by u(x1,x2).

NO!!

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Proof: Because u(x1,x2) ia a utility function representing the given preference order and f(u) is increasing:

V(x1, x2) is another utility function representing the same preferences.

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