question i the table below shows the production possibilities for the

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Question I: The table below shows the production possibilities for the Miranda economy, an economy based
solely on Hamburger and Motorcycles. Assume the opportunity cost of producing Hamburger and Motorcycles
is constant.
Note: graphs must be done by hand; not on the computer. You are not allowed to use a graphing calculator on
the AP exam, so now is as good a time as any to start sharpening your graphing skills. Please use a pencil.
Colored pencils are fine. Each graph should take up at least ½ page and be visually legible.
Quantity of
Hamburger
0
25
50
Quantity of
Motorcycles
100
50
0
a. Draw a correctly labeled graph of the production possibility curve (labeled PPC1), putting the quantity of
Motorcycles on the vertical axis.
b. What is the opportunity cost of one unit of Hamburger?
c. Suppose that technology improves in Hamburger production and allows for 100 units of Hamburger to be
produced when all resources are devoted to Hamburger production. Add a new production possibility curve that
reflects this new technology to the graph from part (a) and label the new production possibilities curve PPC2./nd. After the technological improvement in Hamburger production in part (c), has the opportunity cost of
Motorcycles increased, decreased, or remained the same? Explain.