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The Maple Tax Agency provides tax services to individuals and small businesses. The small agency has 6 CPAs

that can do individual and/or business returns. The number of individual returns or business returns each CPA is capable of during a typical week are given in the following table. 

Individual returns: Business returns:

Ahab 9 6

Boomer 6 9

Elijah 10 8

Ishmael 10 5

Starbuck 7 7

Stubb 12 4


(Boomer, for example, could complete 6 individual returns or 9 business returns or any linear combination of the two, such as 2 individual returns and 6 business returns. The table does not mean Boomer can do 6 individual returns and 9 business returns in the same week.)


Assuming the agency uses the CPAs to maximize the production of one activity, given the level of the other activity, (fill in the following table). You are given the number of individual returns and need to calculate the maximum number of business returns given that number individual returns. You are essentially reporting five points along the agency's production possibilities frontier.


Record your answers to two decimal places. (Yes, partial returns are allowed.)

Number of individual returns - (Number of business returns)

0 (question 1)

13 (question 2)

26 (question 3)

39 (question 4)

52 (question 5)

54 (question 6)

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