Consider the used-car market for the 2011 Citrus
described in Section 4.B. There is now a surge in demand for used Citruses;
buyers would now be willing to pay up to $18,000 for an orange and $8,000 for a
lemon. All else remains identical to the example in Section 4.B.
(a) What price would buyers be willing to pay for a 2011
Citrus of unknown type if the fraction of oranges in the population, f, were
(b) Will there be a market for oranges if f 5 0.6?
(c) What price would buyers be willing to pay if f were
(d) Will there be a market for oranges if f 5 0.2?
(e) What is the minimum value of f such that the market
for oranges does not collapse?
(f) Explain why the increase in the buyers’ willingness
to pay changes the threshold value off , where the market for oranges collapses.