Activity 1

Trade-offs for Ryan

Ryan had $132.49 to spend on Slam Dunk Sky Jumper basketball shoes.  Study the advertisements for athletic shoes.  Select an alternative shoe for Ryan to buy.  Record your choice and the price below.


Ryan's Choice

Your Choice





Sky Jumper



  1. If Ryan buys the Sky Jumper shoes, what is his opportunity cost?

  2. If Ryan buys your alternative shoe, how much money will he have left?

  3. What might Ryan do with the money he has left?

  4. What would be the trade-off of this decision?

  5. Which pair of basketball shoes do you think Ryan should choose?  Defend your answer.

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