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| August 30, 2017

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The production of Reliable Manufacturing Company for 2012 and part of 2013 follows.
2012 2013 2012 2013
Production Production Production Production
Month (thousands) (thousands) Month (thousands) (thousands)
January 6 8 July 5 6
February 7 6 August 5
March 12 14 September 16
April 9 9 October 4
May 6 4 November 7
June 1 4 December 8
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a.
Using the ratio-to-moving-average method, determine the specific seasonals for July, August, and September 2012. (Round your answers to 1 decimal place.)

July
, August
, September

b.
Assume that the specific seasonal indexes in the following table are correct. Insert in the table the specific seasonals you computed in part (a) for July, August, and September 2012, and determine the 12 typical seasonal indexes. (Round your answers to 1 decimal place.)

Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2012 ? ? ? 92.8 106.6 92.1
2013 88.1 102.9 178.2 118.5 60.3 43.5 44.0 74.0 200.9 90.0 101.9 90.9
2014 87.6 103.7 170.2 125.9 59.4 48.6 44.6 77.4 196.9 89.1 113.7 80.2
2015 79.1 105.7 165.1 124.1 62.4 41.5 48.2 72.1 203.6 80.2 103.0 94.2
2016 89.0 112.1 182.9 115.1 57.6 56.9
Month Seasonal index
Jan.
Feb.
March
April
May
June
July
August
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
c. Interpret the typical seasonal index.
The highest month above average was
the lowest month below average was
. (Use the number of the month for your answer. E.g. April = 4.)

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