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Data collected on the yearly demand for 50-pound bags of fertilizer at Wallace Garden Supply are shown in the table attached. Develop a 3-year moving average to forecast sales. Then estimate demand again with a weighted moving average in which sales in the most recent year are given a weight of 2 and sales in the other 2 years are each given a weight of 1. 

 


 


Question 3 of 11	

The three-year moving average forecast for Wallace Garden Supply is  . (Please round it to two decimal points and include no units.) 
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Question 4 of 11	

The Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) for the above moving average forecast is  . (Please round it to two decimal points.) 
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Question 5 of 11	

The three-year weighted moving average forecast for Wallace Garden Supply is  . (Please round it to an integer and include no units.) 
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Question 6 of 11	

The Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) for the above weighted moving average forecast is  . (Please round it to two decimal points.) 
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Question 7 of 11	
Based on your previous calculation, which method do you think is the best? 

 A.3-year moving average.

 B.3-year weighted moving average.


Sales of Cool-Man air conditioners have grown steadily during the past 5 years as shown in the attached table. The sales manager had predicted, before the business started, that year 1’s sales would be 410 air conditioners. Please use exponential smoothing with a weight of a = 0.30 to answer the following questions. 

 
 




Question 8 of 11	
The starting /initial forecast for the sales of Cool-Man air conditioners is _________. (Please round it to an integer and include no units.) 

 A.400

 B.410

 C.430

 D.450

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Question 9 of 11	

The Year 2 forecast for the sales of Cool-Man air conditioners is  . (Please round it to an integer and include no units.) 
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Question 10 of 11	

The Year 6 forecast for the sales of Cool-Man air conditioners is  . (Please round it to two decimal points and include no units.) 
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Question 11 of 11	

The Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) for the above exponential smoothing forecast is  . (Please round it to two decimal points.) 

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