# Marginal product

1. Nov 27, 2013

### joe342

Consider the function APL=$\frac{\sqrt[4]{L}}{L}$, where L is the number of workers. The company has just hired 8 workers. What is the marginal product of the labor?

I know that if I had the total product I could differentiate it and get the marginal product, but it's the average product that is given.

APL=$\frac{\sqrt[4]{8}}{8}$=$\frac{1,68}{8}$=0,21

How do I get to MP from here?

2. Nov 27, 2013

### Ray Vickson

Please do not use undefined abbreviations. What is AP? What is MP? I might be able toe guess, but I should not have to!

3. Nov 28, 2013

### joe342

Im sorry, I thought I made it clear here. Average product of labor and marginal product of labor.

4. Nov 28, 2013

### Ray Vickson

OK, so what is the actual definition of average product of labor in terms of the marginal product function f(L)? Understanding that relationship is step 1 in the solution procedure.