# how to read it ??simple doubt on pareto optimalty

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## how to read it ??simple doubt on pareto optimalty

 how to say which alternative is pareto optimal
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## Re: how to read it ??simple doubt on pareto optimalty

 set s {a,b,c,d,e} set t {a,b,c,d}
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## Re: how to read it ??simple doubt on pareto optimalty

 In reply to this post by hs In set S, by switching from alternative a to alternative e you can make both individuals better off. Another way of saying this is to say that alternative e is pareto superior to alternative a. So a is not pareto optimal with respect to set S. However, there is no allocation in set T that you can move to from a such that one of the individuals is better off and the other is at least as well off as before. Therefore, a is pareto optimal with respect to T.
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## Re: how to read it ??simple doubt on pareto optimalty

 Shouldn't this be the case for 2nd consumer in first example allocation: e>b>a>c>d Then, e will be the pareto superior alternative to a.