Your aunt is thinking about opening a hardware store. She estimates that it would cost $500,000 per year to rent the location and buy the stock. In addition, she would have to quit her $50,000 per year job as an accountant a. Define opportunity cost . b. What is your aunt's opportunity cost of running the hardware store for a year? If your aunt thinks she can sell $510,000 worth of merchandise in a year, should she open the store? Explain.

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305156050

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Your aunt is thinking about opening a hardware store. She estimates that it would cost $500,000 per year to rent the location and buy the stock. In addition, she would have to quit her $50,000 per year job as an accountant

a. Define opportunity cost.

b. What is your aunt's opportunity cost of running the hardware store for a year? If your aunt thinks she can sell $510,000 worth of merchandise in a year, should she open the store? Explain.

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