Julia and Ralph need to decide which one of them will take time off from work to complete the rather urgent task of pruning their trees. Julia is pretty good with a pole saw; she can prune the trees in 1 hour. Ralph is somewhat slow; it takes him 6 hours to prune the trees. Julia earns $120 per hour as a business consultant, while Ralph earns $15 per hour as a lifeguard.Keeping in mind that either Julia or Ralph must take time off from work to prune the trees, who has the lowest opportunity cost of completing the task?

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Julia and Ralph need to decide which one of them will take time off from work to complete the rather urgent task of pruning their trees. Julia is pretty good with a pole saw; she can prune the trees in 1 hour. Ralph is somewhat slow; it takes him 6 hours to prune the trees. Julia earns $120 per hour as a business consultant, while Ralph earns $15 per hour as a lifeguard.
Keeping in mind that either Julia or Ralph must take time off from work to prune the trees, who has the lowest opportunity cost of completing the task?

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