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when the magnitude(ignoring algebraic sign) of the own-price elasticity coefficient has a value less than one, demand is defined to be inelastic
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4.1. Own-Price Elasticity of Demand
ded by only 0.12 percent. Actually, that is not too different from empirical estimates of the actual demand elasticity for gasoline in the United States. When demand is not very sensitive to price, we say demand is inelastic . To be precise, <span>when the magnitude(ignoring algebraic sign) of the own-price elasticity coefficient has a value less than one, demand is defined to be inelastic. When that magnitude is greater than one, demand is defined to be elastic . And when the elasticity coefficient is equal to negative one, demand is said to be unit elastic , or unita