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Principles of Microeconomics

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Question 1 of 8

Which of the following is the underlying reason for the law of increasing opportunity cost?

  • A.

    Higher prices cause production of all goods to increase.

  • B.

    Capital goods cannot be divided into smaller units.

  • C.

    Resources are scarce.

  • D.

    Resources are not equally suited to the production of all goods.

  • E.

    Managerial inefficiency results in diseconomies of scale.

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