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forecasts using an n-period moving average

Equation - Ft = moving average forecast for period t; n = time span, the number of demand periods include in the computed average; and D = actual demand

The forecast for march - based on a 5 month moving average applied to the following past demand data is approximately:

SEP:27, OCT: 32, NOV:31, DEC:27, JAN:27, FEB:32

A. 27
B. 30
C. 32
D. 38

Please explain - I cannot figure this one out

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The correct answer is B.

When making forecasts using an n-period moving average, you use the average ...

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