Anon is a graduate student at Lock Haven University studying human behavior. Three subjects, Felicity, Terrance, and Lola, listed their utility for pineapple and watermelon. Anon believes he will be able to tell which subject likes pineapple the most by referring to the levels of utility each one reported. His adviser, Dr. Util, tells him his research is flawed. Explain why Dr. Util feels this way.

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Anon is a graduate student at Lock Haven University studying human behavior. Three subjects, Felicity, Terrance, and Lola, listed their utility for pineapple and watermelon. Anon believes he will be able to tell which subject likes pineapple the most by referring to the levels of utility each one reported. His adviser, Dr. Util, tells him his research is flawed. Explain why Dr. Util feels this way.

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