Statement of a problem № m1373


Using the data in Problem 5-33, develop a multiple regression model to predict sales (both trend and seasonal components), using dummy variables to incorporate the seasonal factor into the model. In Problem 5-33, A major source of revenue in Texas is a state sales tax on certain types of goods and services. Data are compiled and the state comptroller uses them to project future revenues for the state budget. One particular category of goods is classified as Retail Trade. Four years of quarterly data (in $ millions) for one particular area of southeast Texas follow:  Use this model to predict sales for each quarter of the next year. Comment on the accuracy of thismodel.

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