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The driving force behind every buying and selling decision

Prices are the driving force behind every buying and selling decision in a market economy. Prices are determined by the supply and demand equilibrium and are influenced by the price elasticity of demand and supply of goods and services.

For this discussion, first play the simulation game Competitive Markets in the MindTap environment. Then, you will share your experiences playing that game. Your work in this discussion will directly support your success on the course project.

In your initial post, include the image of your simulation report in your response. See the How to Submit a Simulation Report Image PDF document for more information. Then, address the following questions:

Based on the outcome of the simulation, was the sale price you set the same as the equilibrium price? Refer to the supply and demand model to explain why they might be different.
Imagine that you own your own business. How would price elasticity of demand impact the pricing decisions of your business?
What are the determinants of price elasticity of demand? Identify at least three examples.