# Optimal Combination of Resources PowerPoint Presentation, PPT - DocSlides

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When operating in the Long-run a firm can change its capital and its labor.. Every firm has to decide what combination of labor(L) and capital(K) they should employ. . The Least-Cost Combination of Resources. ID: 640449

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Optimal Combination of Resources

When operating in the Long-run a firm can change its capital and its labor.

Every firm has to decide what combination of labor(L) and capital(K) they should employ.

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The Least-Cost Combination of Resources

A firm would like to produce the most output possible for a given resource budget

A firm also wants to produce a given level of output at the lowest total coast

To accomplish this it should allocate its resource budget between units of labor and units of capital to satisfy the following: (MPP=Marginal Physical Product) (MRC=Marginal Resource Cost)

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Least Cost Combination (Perfectly Competitive)

If the resource markets are perfectly competitive, the price the firm pays for an extra unit of a resource is equal to MRC. In this case:

(P ) is the price of a unit of labor

(P ) is the price of a unit of capital

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Profit Maximizing Combination of Resources

A firm cannot maximize its profits without using the least-cost combination of resources.

An additional condition must be satisfied to guarantee that profits are maximized.

It looks similar to the Least-Cost Combination of Resources 2 differencesThe firm is comparing MRP, not MPP, to MRCThe two rations must both be equal to 1.

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Profit Maximizing Combination (Perfectly Competitive)

If the resource markets are perfectly competitive, the condition can be written as