# Consider the production function f(x1, x2) = 2x1 + \sqrt {x2}. What are the marginal products of...

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Consider the production function {eq}f(x1, x2) = 2x1 + \sqrt {x2}. {/eq}

What are the marginal products of factors 1 and 2, and the technical rate of substitution at the bundle of inputs {eq}(x1, x2) {/eq}?

## Marginal Rate of Technical Substitution:

The marginal rate of technical substitution measures the rate of the tradeoff between labor and capital while maintaining the same level of output. We calculate it by getting the ratio between the marginal product of labor and the marginal product of capital.

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{eq}f(x_1, x_2) = 2x_1 + \sqrt{x_2}. {/eq}

**1** What are the marginal products of factors 1 and 2?

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