Is it possible for both methods to be technically efficient?

A dressmaker can sew 600 garments with 220 bolts of fabric and 1800 hours of labor. Another dressmak Show more A dressmaker can sew 600 garments with 220 bolts of fabric and 1800 hours of labor. Another dressmaker can sew 600 garments with 180 bolts of fabric and 2400 hours of identical labor. Fabric costs $140 a bolt and labor costs $20 an hour. A. Is it possible for both methods to be technically efficient? Why or why not? a. No because the cost of the garments for the first dressmaker for $66800. The cost of the same number of garments for the second dressmaker is $73200. Therefore the first method is technically efficient. b. Yes because both dressmakers make the same number of garments. c. Yes because neither dressmaker is using more of both inputs to produce the same amount of garments. d. No because the first dressmaker uses 1800 hours of labor while the second dressmaker uses 2400 hours of labor. This means that the first dressmaker has higher productivity and therefore is the only one who is technically efficient. B. Is it possible for both methods to be economically efficient? Why or why not? a. Yes because even though their costs differ the higher-cost dressmaker may be able to sell the garments at a higher price. b. No because the first method has lower total costs of production. c. Yes because the dressmakers will sell the garments for the same price. d. No because the second method has lower total costs of production. Show less

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