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Say that you are a manager with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The table shows fictional estimates of the marginal benefit and marginal cost of additional TSA security lines at Mahlon Sweet Field, the airport in Eugene, Oregon. Number of Security Lines Marginal cost () Marginal benefit ($) 20,000 18,000 14,000 10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 16,000 24,000 The surplus of benefit over cost for the second security line is equal to S The surplus of benefit over cost for the third security line is equal to $ Suppose your goal is to maximize the total surplus. You The optimal number of TSA security lines isY want to operate the third security line.

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