Part A

For this discussion, you will assess the use of various support decision tools and explain why outliers are sometimes called influential observations. Discuss what could happen to the slope of a regression of Y versus a single X when an outlier is included versus when it is not included. Will this necessarily happen when a point is an outlier? You are required to give at least two examples in your response.

Part B

Complete Problem 50 in Chapter 10 on page 477.

10-55) A golf club manufacturer is trying to determine how the price of a set of clubs affects the demand for clubs. The file P10_50.xlsx contains the price of a set of clubs and the monthly sales.

  1. Assume the only factor influencing monthly sales is price. Fit the following three curves to these data: linear (Y = a + bX), exponential (Y = abX), and multiplicative (Y = aXb). Which equation fits the data best?
  2. Interpret your best-fitting equation.
  3. Using the best-fitting equation, predict sales during a month in which the price is $470.

In the discussion area, attach the Excel document showing work.

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