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Absolute Advantage for Pizza and Chocolate

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The table below shows the amount of time that it takes two countries, Italy and Switzerland, to produce two different products, chocolate and pizza.

Italy Switzerland
Pizza 2 hours 3 hours
Chocolate 2 hours 4 hours



Based on the above table, which country has the absolute advantage in producing pizza, and which has the absolute advantage in producing chocolate?

A

Switzerland has the absolute advantage in producing pizza while Italy has the absolute advantage in producing chocolate.

B

Italy has the absolute advantage in producing pizza while Switzerland has the absolute advantage in producing chocolate.

C

Switzerland has the absolute advantage in producing both products.

D

Italy has the absolute advantage in producing both products.

E

Because of scarcity, neither country has the absolute advantage in producing either product.