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Kayla can cook dinner in 30 minutes and wash the laundry in 20 minutes. Her roommate takes half as long to do each task. How should the roommates allocate the work? a. Kayla should do more of the cooking based on her comparative advantage. b. Kayla should do more of the washing based on her comparative advantage. c. Kayla should do more of the washing based on her absolute advantage. d. There are no gains from trade in this situation.

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Brief Principles of Macroeconomics...

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N. Gregory Mankiw
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337091985
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Brief Principles of Macroeconomics...

8th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337091985

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Kayla can cook dinner in 30 minutes and wash the laundry in 20 minutes. Her roommate takes half as long to do each task. How should the roommates allocate the work?

a. Kayla should do more of the cooking based on her comparative advantage.

b. Kayla should do more of the washing based on her comparative advantage.

c. Kayla should do more of the washing based on her absolute advantage.

d. There are no gains from trade in this situation.

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