 # The following equation summarizes the trend portion of quarterly sa...

## Question

The following equation summarizes the trend portion of quarterly sales of M&MsCandy over a long cycle.

Yt = 560 + 88t

where Yt = Unit sales (000)

t = 0 at the fourth quarter of 2016

a. Using the information given, prepare a forecast of sales for the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018.

b. Sales also exhibit seasonal variations (Q1= ?, Q2 = .8, Q3 = .6, Q4 = ?). Seasonally adjusted forecasts for last quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2018 are 1,368(000) and 1,100(00) respectively. Determine the seasonal relatives for the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018.

c. Provide a couple of potential explanations for the seasonal relatives in Q3 and Q4.

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a. Using the information given, prepare a forecast of sales for the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018.

Since Yt = 560 + 88t

Last quarter of 2017 that is t = 4
Yt = 560 + 88*4 = 912

Thus unit sales in the last quarter of 2017 = 912(000)
First Quarter of 2018 means t = 5
then Yt = 560 + 88*5 = 560+440 = 1000(000)...

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