Because it is based on the ordinal measurementie;ranking of utility ..
Each point of the curve represent each combination of two goods. All these combination yields the same level of total satisfaction. The consumer is indifferent so as to the different combination on the same curve.
Indifference curve can be better understood with the help of an indifferent schedule. Indifferent schedule means its a table. The schedule shows that the consumer can select any combination. If we represent these schedule in a graph we can obtain indifference curve that is indifference curve is the graphical representation of indifference schedule. In the indifference curve consumer can substittute one commodity for another to maximize his satisfaction.
We cannot say how much utility the higher indifference curve represents , meaning Aggregate Utilities are rankable not measurable.
Indifference curve Managerial Economics
Indifference curve analysis
0 Developed - Edge worth
0 It was later preferred by J.R Hicks & R.J.D. Allen
0 indifference curve approach is also known as ordinal
0 consumer express their utility in terms of preference
not in term of quantity.
0 A consumer is assumed to buy any two goods in combinations.
0 A consumer can rank the alternative combinations and compare
their level of satisfaction, and he prefers a combination providing
a higher level of satisfaction.
0 Consumer is rational and his choices are transitive.
0 The consumer behavior is assumed to be constant, throughout
An indifference curve may be defined as the
locus of various combination of two goods which
yield the same total satisfaction to the consumer
0 The following table shows the indifference schedule of
combination of biscuits and cups of tea for a
Cups of Tea
Graphical representation of indifference schedule…
CUPS OF TEA
A collection of indifference
curve is known as indifference map.
0 A higher indifference curve indicates a
higher level of satisfaction and vise