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How do these terms apply to this example?

Suppose we look at real estate sales for an older neighborhood with similar houses. Suppose the prices range from $200k to $300k. In this case, the mean and median measures will be similar. Now suppose that a house burns down and catches the house next door on fire. Before long, someone builds a large house across the two empty

Mode, Mean, or Median: which is more important?

From a business perspective, which measurement is more important the Mode, the Mean, or the Median? Provide examples (business related) that demonstrate the appropriateness of one of these measures and the inappropriateness of the other two in a particular situation. Can you think of situations where another one of the measure

Bonds: Default Risk

Default risk: You buy a very risky bond that promises a 9.5% coupon and return of the $1,000 principal in 10 years. You pay only $500 for the bond. A) You receive the coupon payments for three years and the bond defaults. After liquidating the firm, the bondholders receive a distribution of $150 per bond at the end of 3.

XYZ's Weighted Average Cost of Capital

The XYZ corporation has $100 million of long term debt paying ten percent interest and is in the 40 percent tax bracket. The firm also has $50 million of preferred stock paying a 12 percent dividend and $100 million of common growing at a constant rate of 15 percent per year. If the expected dividend is $2.00 and the stock is se

Quantitativew Analysis: PERT/CPM Analysis

A project has been defined to contain the following activities, along with their time estimates for completion. Carry three decimals in your calculations and answer the following questions: Activity Time Estimates (weeks) Immediate Predecessors a m b A 2 5 6 - B 1 5 11 - C 4 6 10 A D 2 2 2 B E 1 2 9 A F 2 4 5 C,

Approximate the population in the year 2015

Pick a country of your choice that is experiencing population growth. Using the Library, web resources, and/or other materials to find the most recent population count of the country you have chosen and the population growth rate of that country. Use that growth rate to approximate the population in the year 2015. Solve the prob

Payment

7. Sara Shouppe has invested $100,000 in an account at her local bank. The bank will pay her a constant amount each year for 6 years, starting one year from today, and the account's balance will be 0 at the end of the sixth year. If the bank has promised Ms. Shouppe a 10% return, how much will they have to pay him each year?

1)What is the objective of segregation of duties and what are two key aspects of it? Segregation of Duties (SOD) is used to heighten security within internal controls. SOD's main objective is to reduce malicious activity that may occur as a result of human error or in the event that someone tries to cover up a technological mishap that may occur as a result of hacking, etc. The focal point of SOD is to ensure that one person is not the only one who has access to internal controls. According to Gregory Spafford (2006) "an individual should not be able to perform a transaction and delete all the logs" (Spafford, 2006) or information pertaining to that transaction in an effort to erase his/her steps so the transaction cannot be traced. SOD places limitations on what organizations can do and is most frequently used in audits and/or security reviews. Reference Spafford, G. (2006) Segregate Duties to Lessen Security Risks. Retrieved February 22, 2011 from http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/columns/article.php/3578216/Segregate-Duties-to-Lessen-Security-Risks.htm 2)What is control risk? Describe the steps involved in the process of assessing control risk. Control Risk is the probability that an organizations' internal control effectiveness could depreciate over a length of time. In essence, control risk is a mitigation technique that most organizations should employ in order to identify and rectify potential risk and work towards an alleviation or preventative strategy.

1)What is the objective of segregation of duties and what are two key aspects of it? Segregation of Duties (SOD) is used to heighten security within internal controls. SOD's main objective is to reduce malicious activity that may occur as a result of human error or in the event that someone tries to cover up a technological mi

Stocks and Dividends

1. Paid dividend of $2 per share. Expected to grow at a constant rate of 5% per year, and investors require a 15% rate of return on the stock. What is the stock's value? 2. Suppose the riskiness of the stock decreases, which causes the required rate of return to fall to 13%. Under these conditions, what is the stock's v

Total profit

You are a broker and have been instructed to place an order for a client to purchase 500 shares of every IPO that comes to market. the next IPOs are each priced at $25 a share and will begin trading on the same day. the client is allocated 500 shares of IPO A and 100 shares of IPO B. at the end of the first day of trading, IPO

Number of shares to be sold

Wear ever is expanding and needs $12.6 million to help fund this growth. the firm estimates it can sell new shares of stock for $32.50 a share. it also estimates it will cost an additional $340,000 for filing and legal fees related to the stock issue. the underwriters have agreed to a 7.5 percent spread. how many shares of stock

Examining Production Costs

Scenario: A small publishing company is planning to publish a new book. The production costs will include onetime fixed costs (such as editing) and variable costs [such as printing). The onetime liked costs will total $68,475. The variable costs will be $11.25 per book. The publisher will sell the finished product to bookstores

Business Math: Statistical Problems

** Please see the attached file for the complete problem description ** Mathematical symbols only appear in the attached file. ---------------------------------------- Need answers to a. and b Let A and B be two events such that (please see the attached file) and (please see the attached file). (a) Determine (please se

Bonds Portfolios - Statistical Calculations

See the attachment. Assume a bond fund manager manages a portfolio of 50 high yield (speculative) bonds which are mostly rated B. Suppose, based on past experience, the probability of default of one of these bonds in the next year is approximately 11.9%. Suppose the default potential of each bond in this bond portfolio is a bin

Investment Returns Calculations

9-4) Stock Values: White Wedding Corporation will pay a $3.05 per share dividend next year. The company pledges to increase its dividend by 5.25 percent per year, indefinitely. If you require an 11 percent return on your investment, how much will you pay for the company's stock today? 10-23) Calculating Investment Returns:

Overhead Allocation (ACC)

Review your organization Toyota and its treatment of allocated costs. Retrieve any report in the organization that allocates common costs to a division, product, or service. Recast that report with unallocated costs and comment on the usefulness of that revised report. If you cannot identify specific actual amounts, make

Bond contexts are noted.

please help with the following questions. 1. You are to choose between receiving $909 today or $1,000 in 12 months' time. Assuming interest rate of 10 per cent and rounding off the dollar, should you be indifferent between the two options? Why or why not? What does this tell you about the relationship between $1 today and $

A collection of all state probabilities for a given system at any given period of time is called the transition probabilities. vector of state probabilities. fundamental matrix. equilibrium condition.

1. Which of the following are synonyms? Hungarian method, Flood's technique, and reduced matrix method Hungarian method, MODI, and Vogel's approximation method northwest corner rule, MODI, and reduced matrix method stepping-stone method, reduced matrix method, and northwest corner rule 2. A model containing a line

Define regression, time series plot, calculators to use

1. Define regression in your own words. 2. Define a time series plot your own words. 3. What are the four components of time series plots? 4. What programs or calculators can perform basic statistical calculations? 5. What programs or calculators can perform multiple statistical calculations involving a large

What's first before we can determine the standard deviation?

How do we calculate the mean of a set of data? What do we have to do first before we can determine the standard deviation of a set of data? (What other values do we need first?) What is the shape of a normal frequency distribution's graph? What is the common term for the standardized score of a normal curve? Define

Determining Normal and Crash Critical Paths

Activity Normal time Crash time Normal cost Crash cost 1-2 3 2 1000 1500 2-3 4 2 2000 4000 2-4 4 3 2500 3500 3-5 3 1 1500 2500 4-5 4 2 6000 12000 5-6 6 3 2000 5000 Determine: a) Normal critical path. b) Crash critical path. c) The first and last activities to be crashed. d)

Accounting: calculate the budgeted gross profit.

For Nolte Company, the budgeted cost for one unit of product is direct materials $10, direct labor $20 and manufacturing overhead 90% of direct labor cost. If 25,000 units are expected to be sold at $69 each, what is the budgeted gross profit?

Expressing the manufacturing overhead rate

Morales Company's manufacturing overhead budget shows total variable cost of $198,000 and total fixed cost of $162,000. Total production in units is expected to be 160,000. It takes 15 minutes to make one unit, and the direct labor rate is $15 per hour. Express the manufacturing overhead rate as a percentage of direct labor cost

Research and Statistical Analysis: Analysis of article

Please give your opinion on the following article: There were an estimated 6,356,000 car accidents in the US in 2000. There were about 3.2 million injuries and 35,875 people were killed in auto accidents in 2000 based on data collected by the Federal Highway Administration. There were an estimated 6,289,000 police-reported

Chart of statistical data: categorical variable

Collect some categorical data on a topic of interest to you and represent it in a statistical picture. Explain what you have done to make sure the picture is as useful as possible. EXAMPLE: A topic of interest to me is the Relationship between Exam Time and Exam Scores in an Online Intermediate Algebra Course. I feel that