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1. Which of the following statements is true of marginal analysis?

A. Marginal analysis is a tool used in optimization in levels.

B. Marginal analysis involves the calculation of the total net benefits of all the available alternatives.

C. Marginal analysis compares the consequences of doing one more step of something.

D. Marginal analysis of alternatives will mostly give an outcome different from optimization in levels.

2. Ryan wants to rent an apartment. The following table shows the monthly rent of five apartments and the monthly commuting time to work from each apartment. Ryan's opportunity cost of time is $15 per hour.

Apartment

Commuting Time(hours/month)

Rent ($/month)

1

40

1,500

2

20

1,750

3

10

2,000

4

4

2,210

5

1

2,250

Refer to the table above. What is the opportunity cost of commute per month to work if Ryan rents apartment 2?

A. $150

B. $300

C. $20

D. $200

3. Which of the following statements identifies a difference between optimization in levels and optimization in differences?

A. Optimization in levels calculates the change in net benefits when switching from one alternative to another, whereas optimization in differences calculates the net benefits of different alternatives.

B. Optimization in levels compares only the benefits from different alternatives, whereas optimization in differences compares only the costs of different alternatives.

C. Optimization in levels compares only the costs of different alternatives, whereas optimization in differences compares only the benefits of different alternatives.

D. Optimization in levels calculates the net benefits of different alternatives, whereas optimization in differences calculates the change in net benefits when switching from one alternative to another.

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Joshua Stredder
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