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I will need this by tonight, Monday, 6/27/2016 EST

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Multiple Problems
Expert:  F. Naz replied 1 year ago.

Can not open the file can you upload at www.mediafire.com or www.wikisend.com thanks.

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They are regular word documents. I don't want to create an account on either of those websites.

This Assignment requires you to use Excel.
Make sure to use the Assignment template located in Doc Sharing when you turn in your answers.
Question 1
Determine the error for each of the following forecasts. Then, calculate MAD and MSE.

Period Value Forecast Error
1 202 — —
2 191 202
3 173 192
4 169 181
5 171 174
6 175 172
7 182 174
8 196 179
9 204 189
10 219 198
11 227 211

Question 2
The U.S. Census Bureau publishes data on factory orders for all manufacturing, durable goods, and nondurable goods industries. Shown here are factory orders in the United States over a 13-year period (\$ billion).

First, use the data to develop forecasts for years 6 through 13 using a 5-year moving average.

Then, use the data to develop forecasts for years 6 through 13 using a 5-year weighted moving average. Weight the most recent year by 6, the previous year by 4, the year before that by 2, and the other years by 1.

a) What is the forecast for year 13 based on the 5-year moving average?
b) What is the forecast for year 13 based on the 5-year weighted moving average?
c) What is the MAD for the moving average forecast?
d) What is the MAD for the weighted moving average forecast?
e) Which forecasting model is better?

Year Factory orders
1 2,512.70
2 2,739.20
3 2,874.90
4 2,934.10
5 2,865.70
6 2,978.50
7 3,092.40
8 3,111.10
9 3,222.20
10 3,341.00
11 3,689.00
12 3,654.00

13 ???

Question 3

The “Economic Report to the President of the United States” included data on the amounts of manufacturers’ new and unfilled orders in millions of dollars. Shown here are the figures for new orders over a 21-year period.

Use the charting tool in Excel to develop a regression model to fit the trend effects for the data. Use a linear model and then try a polynomial (order 2) model. Make sure the charts show the line formula and the r-squared value. Include both charts in your report. Then, answer the following question:

• How well does either model fit the data? Which model should be used for forecasting? Explain using the relevant metrics.

Year Total Number of New Orders
1 55,022
2 55,921
3 64,182
4 76,003
5 87,327
6 85,139
7 99,513
8 115,109
9 116,251
10 121,547
11 123,321
12 141,200
13 162,140
14 168,420
15 171,250
16 176,355
17 195,204
18 209,389
19 237,025
20 272,544
21 293,475

Expert:  F. Naz replied 1 year ago.

Sorry unable to do this, therefore opting out so other experts may be help you, thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Business Analytics - 3 question Assignment:

This Assignment requires you to use Excel.
Show work and I will need this by tonight, June 27 EST.

Question 1

Determine the error for each of the following forecasts. Then, calculate MAD and MSE.

Period Value Forecast Error
1 202 — —
2 191 202
3 173 192
4 169 181
5 171 174
6 175 172
7 182 174
8 196 179
9 204 189
10 219 198
11 227 211

Question 2

The U.S. Census Bureau publishes data on factory orders for all manufacturing, durable goods, and non-durable goods industries. Shown here are factory orders in the United States over a 13-year period (\$ billion).

First, use the data to develop forecasts for years 6 through 13 using a 5-year moving average.

Then, use the data to develop forecasts for years 6 through 13 using a 5-year weighted moving average. Weight the most recent year by 6, the previous year by 4, the year before that by 2, and the other years by 1.

a) What is the forecast for year 13 based on the 5-year moving average?
b) What is the forecast for year 13 based on the 5-year weighted moving average?
c) What is the MAD for the moving average forecast?
d) What is the MAD for the weighted moving average forecast?
e) Which forecasting model is better?

Year Factory Orders

1 2,512.70
2 2,739.20

3 2,874.90

4 2,934.10

5 2,865.70

6 2,978.50

7 3,092.40

8 3,111.10

9 3,222.20

10 3,341.00

11 3,689.00

12 3,654.00

13 ???

Question 3

The “Economic Report to the President of the United States” included data on the amounts of manufacturers’ new and unfilled orders in millions of dollars.

Shown here are the figures for new orders over a 21-year period.

Use the charting tool in Excel to develop a regression model to fit the trend effects for the data. Use a linear model and then try a polynomial (order 2) model. Make sure the charts show the line formula and the r-squared value. Include both charts in your report.

• How well does either model fit the data? Which model should be used for forecasting? Explain using the relevant metrics.

Year Total Number of New Orders
1 55,022
2 55,921
3 64,182
4 76,003
5 87,327
6 85,139
7 99,513
8 115,109
9 116,251
10 121,547
11 123,321
12 141,200
13 162,140
14 168,420
15 171,250
16 176,355
17 195,204
18 209,389
19 237,025
20 272,544
21 293,475