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This is related with returns to scale. In phase I, where the TOSCA Fuchsia Shoulder TOSCA BLU Shoulder BLU bag RHOqx of scale is greater than 1, there are increasing returns to scale, while phase III corresponds to decreasing returns to scale. In point II, the elasticity of scale equals 1, which represents constant returns to scale.
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