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Lauren1 Lauren1
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In the movie Cast Away, Tom Hanks plays a FedEx efficiency expert stranded on a deserted island. While on the island, he divides his time between catching fish, gathering coconuts, painting, and building a raft. Suppose that these were Mr. Hanks' only activities. Did he face an opportunity cost from pursuing any of these activities? Why or why not?
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MrDerecheMrDereche
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Yes, Mr. Hanks faces an opportunity cost from all of these endeavors. If he decides to use his time catching fish, he cannot gather coconuts, paint, or build a raft. Whatever he would have been otherwise doing is his opportunity cost of catching fish. Similarly, time spent on building his raft means less time painting, or fewer coconuts for breakfast, or fewer fish for dinner.
 
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