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Compare and contrast between trade-offs and opportunity costs.
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Due to universal scarcity of resources, consumers, companies, and governments are constantly forced to make trade-offs, meaning they have to give up something to get something else. You have to decide how to spend the 24 hours you have every day, and every choice involves a trade-off-the more time you spend on one activity means less time for every other activity you could possibly pursue. Businesses must make similar trade-offs, such as deciding how much money to spend on advertising a new product versus how much to spend on the materials used to make it, or deciding how many employees to have in sales versus customer support. Opportunity cost refers to the value of the most appealing alternative from all those you didn't choose. In other words, opportunity cost is a way to measure the value of what you gave up when you pursued a different opportunity.

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