# Questions tagged [microeconomics]

Microeconomics is a branch of economics that studies the market behavior of individual actors (usually firms and consumers) and the aggregation of their actions in different institutional frameworks (usually the market).

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### Comparing utility functions [closed]

I'm doing an econ course after not having any math or micro for a few years, now I'm totally missing the basics again. I'm wondering how to show that utility functions are an equivalent to each other: ...
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### Questions regarding Marginal Rate of Technological Substitution

Definition of MRTS is: keeping constant the total output, how much input 1 has to decrease if input 2 increases by one extra unit. How then is MRTS_KL = MP_L / MP_K if MP_L = ΔQ/ΔL and MP_K = ΔQ/ΔK. ...
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### $x\sim y$ implies $x+a\sim y+a$ for any $a\geq0$ and $x,y\in\mathbb R^n$, then the preference is linear?

$x,y,a$ are vectors in $\mathbb R^n$ We say $a\geq0$ if all directions of the vector $a$ is greater or equal to zero. We want to prove (or disprove by counterexample) that: Suppose $x\sim y$ ...