Economics Question: Finding Marginal Costs and Benefits
You are selling your 1996 Mustang. You have already spent $1000 on repairs. At the last minute, the transmission dies. You can pay $600 to have it repaired, or sell the car “as is.”
A.) What is the marginal cost of fixing the transmission?
B.) What is the marginal benefit of fixing the transmission if the Blue book value for the car is $6000 if the transmission works, $5500 if it doesn’t?
C.) Is it worth fixing the transmission? Why