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capacity; actual usage was 52 percent of capacity. A smoothing constant of .20 is used. a. Prepare a forecast for September. (Round your final answer to 2 decimal places.) Forecast for September percent of capacity b. Assuming actual September usage of 59 percent, prepare a forecast for October usage. (Round your answer to 2 decimal places.) Forecast for October percent of capacity/nok ences Freight car loadings over an 18-week period at a busy port are as follows: Week Week 1 7 Mc Graw Hill 2 3 4 5 6 Number 340 345 350 345 350 355 8 9 18 11 12 Number 405 445 485 t 480 520 560 Week 13 14 15 16 17 18 Number 565 570 620 625 630 635 a. Determine a linear trend line for expected freight car loadings. (Round your intermediate calculations and final answers to 2 decimal places.) Ý=[ b. Use the above trend equation to predict expected loadings for Weeks 20 & 21. (Round your final answers to 2 decimal places.) The forecasted demand for Week 20 is and for Week 21 is c. The manager intends to install new equipment when the volume exceeds 920 loadings per week. Assuming the current trend < Prev 3 of 6 # Next >

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