Ireland and Scotland both produce potatoes and sausages. The table below presents their production possibilities schedules.

Production Possibilities Schedules |

Ireland | Scotland |

Potatoes (tons) | Sausage (tons) | Potatoes (tons) | Sausage (tons) |

0 | 150 | 0 | 200 |

100 | 120 | 50 | 160 |

200 | 90 | 100 | 120 |

300 | 60 | 150 | 80 |

400 | 30 | 200 | 40 |

500 | 0 | 250 | 0 |

a. If the two countries decided to put their resources together, what is the maximum amount (in tons) of potatoes the two countries could produce?

a.)250 tons |

b.)750 tons |

c.)1,000 tons |

d.)500 tons |

b. If the two countries decided to put their resources together, what is the maximum amount (in tons) of sausages the two countries could produce?

a.)350 tons |

b.)150 tons |

c.)250 tons |

d.)750 tons |

c. If the two countries each specialize, what is the maximum combination of potatoes and sausages that they can produce together?

750 tons of potatoes and 350 tons of sausages |

250 tons of potatoes and 150 tons of sausages |

500 tons of potatoes and 200 tons of sausages |

650 tons of potatoes and 450 tons of sausages |