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Marginal analysis

A technique used to determine the impact very small changes in specific variables, such as producing one additional unit of product, can have on the system as a whole.

Marginal analysis supports decision-making based on marginal or incremental changes to resources instead of one based on 'totals' or 'averages.'

See also:
Marginal cost
Margin (profit)
Cost–benefit analysis
Cost consequences analysis (CCA)

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