Numerical Example 
L = 10  Total available LABOR is 10 manhours.  b = .5  half an hour of LABOR is needed to BAKE one loaf of BREAD  c = 1  one hour of LABOR is needed to WEAVE one yard of CLOTH 

Suppose we want 6 loaves of BREAD.  Q_{B} = 6  How much CLOTH can we produce?  Q_{C} = ?  BAKING 6 loaves of BREAD takes 3 hours of LABOR.  L_{B} = b Q_{B }= (.5) 6 = 3  7 hours remain for WEAVING CLOTH  L_{C} =< L  L_{B} = 10  3 = 7  In 7 hours we can WEAVE at most 7 yards of CLOTH  Q_{C} = L_{C}/c = 7/1 = 7 


Available:  10 hours of labor .  Needed:  1/2 hour to bake 1 loaf of bread   1 hour to weave 1 yard of cloth . 
If we want 6 loaves of BREAD we can produce at most 7 yards of CLOTH, given the limited amount of LABOR and existing technology of BAKING and WEAVING.  



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