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    Suppose that next year the U.S. will be in one of the following economic conditions: Boom, Moderate Growth, Recession, or Depression. The probability that each economic condition will occur, and that a jewelry store will earn profits within that broader economic condition are listed below:

    Economic Condition Probability Jewelry Store Profits
    Boom 0.40 $400,000
    Moderate Growth 0.30 $300,000
    Recession 0.20 $100,000
    Depression 0.10 -$500,000

    The expected profit of the jewelry store during the next year is
    a) $250,000
    b) $220,000
    c) $190,000
    d) $170,000
    e) None of the above

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