Big House Lumber Company, located in Dayton, Ohio, is preparing its annual business report. - 6657

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Big House Lumber Company, located in Dayton, Ohio, is preparing its annual business report. The manager has performed an analysis of the business annual sales starting in 2004 and concluding with 2009. This analysis produced an annual sales linear trend equation of Y' = 10.0989 + 0.14213t. The manager has been indicating to the company’s investors that sales in 2011 will exceed $11.5 million dollars. Is the manager statement accurate?

 

A.   The manager has interpreted the data correctly.

 

B.   The manager is overstating the annual sales.

 

C.   The manager is providing the investors with a good prediction.

 

D.   The manager is in need of more information before making a prediction.

 

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Big House Lumber Company, located in Dayton, Ohio, is preparing its annual business report. The manager has performed an analysis of the business annual sales starting in 2004 and concluding with 2009. This analysis produced an annual sales linear trend equation of Y' = 10.0989 + 0.14213t. The manager has been indicating to the company’s investor