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    The following table contains the number of complaints

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    The following table contains the number of complaints received in a department store for the first 6 months of last year.

    Month Complaints
    January 36
    February 45
    March 81
    April 90
    May 108
    June 144

    Referring to the table above, if this series is smoothed using exponential smoothing with a smoothing constant of 1/3, what would be the first term?

    A. 36
    B. 39
    C. 42
    D. 45

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