Principles of Macroeconomics 7th Edition

Published by South-Western College
ISBN 10: 1-28516-591-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-28516-591-2

Chapter 1 - Ten Principles of Economics - Questions For Review: 2

Answer

The opportunity cost of seeing a movie includes the monetary cost of admission plus the time cost of going to the theater and attending the show. The time cost depends on what else you might do with that time; if it is staying home and watching TV, the time cost may be small, but if it is working an extra three hours at your job, the time cost is the money you could have earned.

Work Step by Step

The student can find the answer in principle #2 and the definition of opportunity cost in the same section as well.
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