additive variations

evening all

I am a little bit stuck.

i am doing the bpp book for additive variations.

I am working my way through - but this bit i cannot work out.

i have attached a file to this message.

i dont understand how the seasonal variation is worked out. it has given me the formula Y - T but no matter how i work it, i do not get to the figures in the final column.

i thought i could figure this out, but been looking at it for an hour now and am stuck.

Hope some one can help - i am sure they can

Many thanks



  • Pencil
    Pencil Registered Posts: 97 💫 🐯 💫
    They have worked out the trend by taking a 4 period moving average. This is then used to work out the seasonal variation against the underlying trend. The 4 period average for the Yr 5 Q3 is 650


    the actual sales in Yr 5 Q3 was 420.

    Actual - Trend = seasonal variation
    420 - 650 = -230
  • taskey
    taskey Registered Posts: 1,800
    that makes sense - it was staring me in the face but could not see it


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