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# What is APC and MPC in economics?

(a) APC and MPC:
It is the proportion of income that is consumed. It is worked out by dividing total consumption expenditure (C) by total income (Y). Symbolically, APC = C/Y. MPC measures the response of consumption spending to a change in income.

Herein, what is the difference between APC and MPC?

Distinction between APC and MPC: (i) Total consumption expenditure divided by total income is APC. The change in consumption expenditure divided by change in income is MPC. (ii) When income increases, both APC and MPC fall but MPC falls more rapidly.

Similarly, what is the formula for APC? average propensity to consume

Similarly, you may ask, what is APC in economics?

In economics, the average propensity to consume (APC) is the fraction of income spent. It is computed by dividing consumption by income, or . Sometimes, disposable income is used as the denominator instead, so. , where C is the amount spent, Y is pre-tax income, and T is taxes.

What happens to APC and MPC when income rises?

When income increases, APC falls but at a rate less than that of MPC. When income increases, MPC also falls but at a rate more than that of APC.

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