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You are in charge of allocating residents to your dormitory's baseball and basketball teams. You are down to the last four people, two of whom must be allocated to baseball and two to basketball. The accompanying table gives each person's batting average and freethrow average.

Explain how you would use the concept of comparative advantage to allocate the players. (HINT: Begin by establishing each player's opportunity cost of free throws in terms of batting average.)

A. Jackie and Gerry have the lowest opportunity costs of playing basketball; that is, they have the comparative advantage in basketball. Therefore, they should be allocated to the basketball team. Kelley and Curt have the comparative advantage in baseball and should therefore play on the baseball team.
B. Jackie and Curt have the lowest opportunity costs of playing basketball; that is, they have the comparative advantage in basketball. Therefore, they should be allocated to the basketball team. Kelley and Gerry have the comparative advantage in baseball and should therefore play on the baseball team.
C. Jackie and Kelley have the lowest opportunity costs of playing basketball; that is, they have the comparative advantage in basketball. Therefore, they should be allocated to the basketball team. Curt and Gerry have the comparative advantage in baseball and should therefore play on the baseball team.
D. Kelley and Gerry have the lowest opportunity costs of playing basketball; that is, they have the comparative advantage in basketball. Therefore, they should be allocated to the basketball team. Jackie and Curt have the comparative advantage in baseball and should therefore play on the baseball team.