indifference curve

Definition

A curve used in economics which shows how consumers would react to different combinations of products. On the graph, a quantity of one product appears on the x axis and a quantity of another product appears on the y axis. Consumers would be equally satisfied at any point along a given curve, as each point brings the same level of utility to that consumer. The slope of the curve is referred to as the marginal rate of substitution.

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Our experts had studied the indifference curve on the product line and concluded that we could move ahead as planned.

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In economics class, we went over the indifference curve that would show everyone how consumers would react to different combinations of products.

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When they plotted out the consumer response to a high-fiber, low-sugar cereal and a high-sugar, low-fiber cereal, the indifference curve began to favor the high-fiber variety.

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