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INCREASING OPPORTUNITY COST: The proposition that opportunity cost, the value of foregone production, increases as more of a good is produced. This 'law' is most important to the slope of the production possibilities curve. It generates the convex shape of the curve, making the curve flat at the top and steep at the bottom.

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QUANTITY: In a market, the amount of a good that is bought, sold, or traded among buyers and sellers. In a standard market diagram, quantity is displayed on the horizontal axis.

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SLOPE, PRODUCTION POSSIBILITIES CURVE

The numerical value of the slope of the production possibilities curve, which illustrates the alternative combinations of two goods that an economy can produce with given resources and technology, is the opportunity cost of producing the good measured on the horizontal axis.

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