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    King, Inc., a sucessful Midwest firm, is considering opening a branch office on the west coast. Under normal economic conditions, with a 45% probability of occurring, King can expect to earn a net income of $50,000 per year. In a mini-recession, at 25% probability, King will earn $20,000. In a severe recession, at a 20% probability, King will lose $10,000. There is also a slight probability 10% that King will lose $300,000 if the expansion fails and the branch office must be closed. Based soely on expeced value, should King open a branch office in California?

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    This solution shows a detailed breakdown in excel of the results if King, Inc. opens a branch in California based on the factors given in the problem.