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Calculating Real GDP

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Which of the following formulas would be used to calculate real GDP? Assume that the base year is different from the current year.

A

$\text{current year prices} \times \text{current year quantities}$

B

$\text{current year prices} \times \text{base year quantities}$

C

$\text{current year prices} - \text{inflation} \times \text{base year quantities}$

D

$\text{base year prices} \times \text{current year quantities}$

E

$\text{base year prices} \times \text{base year quantities}$