Temple University
Department of Economics

Economics 51 and 52

Production Possibilities Frontier

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1. In the country of Rosencrantz only two goods are produced: ham and eggs. The production possibilities schedule is given below:

Ham Eggs
0 20
1 18
2 15
3 11
4 6
5 0

A. The opportunity cost of increasing ham production in this country from 2 units to 3 is eggs? 4 eggs

B. The Opportunity cost of increasing egg production from 11 to 12 units is approximately hams ? You can enter your answer as a fraction. =1/4

C. True or False: Given its existing resources, institutions, and technology, Rosencrantz is capable of producing 2.5 units of ham and 10 units of eggs.True

D. A new type of chicken feed is invented which increases egg production by 50%. The new feed costs exactly the same as the old. How many eggs can be produced along with 2 hams? eggs 22.5 eggs

E. How many eggs can be produced along with three hams? eggs 16.5

F. What is the opportunity cost of producing three hams instead of two hams with this new technology? eggs 6 eggs


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