Unit 3 Assignment: Supply and Demand

Unit 3 Assignment: Supply and Demand


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In this assignment, you will demonstrate your understanding of the Production Possibility Frontier model, marginal opportunity costs, and the differences in marginal opportunity costs. You will also demonstrate your understanding of the differences between Absolute Advantage and Comparative Advantage in different situations. Additionally, you will demonstrate a clear understanding of the crucial concept of supply and demand, and the impact on the original group caused by a change in demand.

In this assignment, you will be assessed based on the following Outcome:

BU224-1: Examine how various supply and demand scenarios affect the way prices and quantities are set by market interactions in perfectly competitive markets.


  1. In ancient days a tribe of natives on the mythical continent of Atlantis were able to produce two commodities to eat. They could harvest fish from the sea and they could grow a form of wild oats. Table 1.a. and Graph 1.a. both show the maximum annual output combinations of fish and wild oats that could be produced by the natives of Atlantis.
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