The first quarter of 20X6 is 17, the second quarter of 20X6 is 18, the third quarter of 20X6 is 19, the fourth quarter of 20X6 is 20. The first quarter of 20X7 is 21, the second quarter of 20X7 is 22, and the third quarter of 20X7 is 23 !!!

we are looking to forecast the sales units of quarter 3, and the seasonal variation for quarter 3 is -1500. therefore we subtract by -1500 to get the forecast for the 3rd quarter. if we were looking to forecast quarter 4, for example, we would subtract by -2500. hope that makes sense

Tsotetsi says

Why do we use quarter 23 instead of -1500

John Moffat says

The question says that the first quarter of 20X6 is numbered quarter 17. Carry on counting until the third quarter of 20X7 and you come to 23.

pinocchio95 says

got it now! Thankyou John.

John Moffat says

You are welcome 馃檪

pinocchio95 says

HI, pls can anyone explain how third quarter of 20×7 is 23?

John Moffat says

Which question are you referring to?

pinocchio95 says

question 5

John Moffat says

The first quarter of 20X6 is 17, the second quarter of 20X6 is 18, the third quarter of 20X6 is 19, the fourth quarter of 20X6 is 20.

The first quarter of 20X7 is 21, the second quarter of 20X7 is 22, and the third quarter of 20X7 is 23 !!!

louizach19 says

Hello,

Why we deduct Quarter 3 (1500 ) Seasonable Variation ?

Thanks

terezap says

we are looking to forecast the sales units of quarter 3, and the seasonal variation for quarter 3 is -1500. therefore we subtract by -1500 to get the forecast for the 3rd quarter. if we were looking to forecast quarter 4, for example, we would subtract by -2500. hope that makes sense

aftab2628 says

question 5

aftab2628 says

hi john ,

can you please explain me how the quarter 3 is 23 .thanks

iqraanzar123 says

where 2006 1st quater is=17 and 2nd quoter is = 18 so 3rd= 19 and 4=20 then 2007 1st qauter is=21 and 2nd=22 and 3 is = 23