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Apples can be harvested by hand or machine. Handpicking yields 40 pounds per hour, mechanical pickers yield 70 pounds per hour.

Apples can be harvested by hand or machine. Handpicking yields 40 pounds per hour, mechanical pickers yield 70 pounds per hour. If the wage rate of human pickers is $8 an hour and the rental on a mechanical picker is $16 an hour, which is more cost-effective?

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