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Below are some meanings of directive words.

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  1. Describe, say what they are, name.
  2. Pull apart, dissect, explain the parts and how they work together to produce the result.
  3. Spell out, tell in a step by step, cause and effect way the process involved.
Term Your Answer
Analyse
Explain
Identify

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Correct Answers:

Analyse: Meaning 2

Explain: Meaning 3

Identify: Meaning 1

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Both illicit and legal drugs are often cited as the classic example of goods which are very price inelastic.

Explain why this might be the case.

Draw a demand curve illustrating price inelastic demand and explain how the curve relates to the definition of price inelasticity of demand.

Use the diagram to explain how the inelastic demand has implications for pharmaceutical company price setting and revenue.

Word limit: 750

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