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Refer to Table in the chapter. Suppose the terms of trade are four T-shirts for each bushel of soybeans (instead of three for one as in the chapter). Assume the United States increases soybean production by 100 million bushels and exports 60 million to China. China increases its T-shirt production by 250 million. Some of the remaining numbers in the table will have to change, to be consistent with these new specifications. Then, answer each of the following questions.
a. Does China still gain from trade? Explain briefly.
b. Does the United States still gain from trade? Explain briefly.
c. Compare the effects of trade for China under the new and old terms of trade. In which case does China fare better? Explain briefly.
d. Compare the effects of trade for the United States under the new and old terms of trade. In which case does the United States fare better? Explainbriefly.


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