Enter the marginal costs ($) and the price ($) into the calculator to determine the Allocative Efficiency.

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## Allocative Efficiency Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Allocative Efficiency.

Ea = MC/P *100

- Where Ea is the Allocative Efficiency (%)
- MC is the marginal costs ($)
- P is the price ($)

To calculate the allocative efficiency, divide the marginal costs by the price.

## How to Calculate Allocative Efficiency?

The following two example problems outline how to calculate the Allocative Efficiency.

**Example Problem #1:**

- First, determine the marginal costs ($). In this example, the marginal costs ($) is given as 35.
- Next, determine the price ($). For this problem, the price ($) is given as 40.
- Finally, calculate the Allocative Efficiency using the equation above:

Ea = MC/P *100

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation:

Ea = 35/40 *100 = 87.5 (%)

**Example Problem #2: **

Using the same process as above, first define the variables required by the formula. In this case, these values are:

marginal costs ($) = 60

price ($) = 80

Entering these values yields:

Ea = 60/80 *100 = 75 (%)