A monopolist sells in two markets. The demand curve for the monopolist’s product isx1 = a1 - b1 p1in market 1andx2 = a2 - b2 p2 in market 2, where and are the quantities sold in each market,p1andp2are the prices charged in each market. The monopolist has zero marginal costs. Note that although the monopolist can charge different prices in the two markets, it must sell all units within a market at the same price.

(a) Under what conditions on the parameters (a1, b1, a2, b2) will the monopolist optimally choose not to price discriminate? (Assume interior solutions.)

So i figured out:-2b1 a1 - 2b2 a2 > 0 and c>0for this part.

(b) Now suppose that the demand functions take the form Xi = Ai Pi ^-bi, for i = 1,2, and the monopolist has some constant marginal cost of c>0. Under what conditions will the monopolist choose not to price discriminate? (Assume interior solutions.)

I need some help with this part, I don't really know how to start

thanks in advance!