What is marginal disutility?

I have this economics assignments regarding the numbers of pizza's vs. total utility vs. marginal utility. The question asks "Under what conditions would more pizzas be a marginal disutility?"

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If consuming them would actually result in dissatisfaction.

    Would one more pizza make you barf.. or make you feel otherwise uncomfortable? Disutility

    Would another piece of pizza satisfy your hunger a bit more? Utility

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not sure, but sounds to me like it's asking when the MU of pizza becomes negative; i.e. when you lose utility from your next pizza, which would occur after the MU curve reaches its local maximum and diminishing marginal utility sets in.

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