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As a manager of a financial planning business you have two financial planners, Phil and Francis. In an hour, Phil can produce either one financial statement or answer 10 phone calls, while Francis can either produce 3 financial statements or answer 12 phone calls. Does either person have an absolute advantage in producing both products? Should these two planners be self-sufficient (each producing statements and answering phones) or specialize? Be sure to show your work.

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Francis has an absolute advantage. He can produce 3 financial statements against Phil's 1 and he can answer 12 phone calls against Phil's 10.
These two planners should specialize because; the ...

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Does either person have an absolute advantage in producing both products? Should these two planners be self-sufficient (each producing statements and answering phones) or specialize? Be sure to show your work.

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