University at Buffalo Analytical Technique Probability Distribution MindTap

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Question 1. 85 points

 Decision 1 Decision 2 Decision 3 Payoff/Cost Probability Payoff/Cost Probability Payoff/Cost Probability \$50,000 0.1 \$5,000 0.6 \$3,000 1 \$10,000 0.2 -\$1,000 0.4 -\$5,000 0.7
 Calculate the EMV for each of the decisions in the table above (also shown in Worksheet Q1), Use what-if data tables to perform the following sensitivity analyses on the EMV for decision 1. Note: In each of the 3 cases outlined below, you are examining the sensitivity of the EMV for decision 1 and then comparing that value to the (static) values of EMV for decisions 2 and 3.The goal in each case is to see whether decision 1continues to have the largest EMV, and if not, identify the decision that has the best (largest) EMV. A.Let the payoff from the best outcome for the first decision, the value in cell A3, vary from \$30,000 to \$50,000 in increments of \$2500. B.Let the probability of the worst outcome for the first decision, the value in cell B5, vary from 0.7 to 0.9 in increments of 0.025.Be sure to use formulas in cells B3 and B4 to ensure that they remain in the ratio 1 to 2 and the three probabilities for decision 1 continue to sum to 1. C.Use a two-way data table to let the inputs in Parts A and B (the value in cell A3 and the value in cell B5) vary simultaneously over the indicated ranges.

Questions 2-6. . 15 points

Multiple-choice questions.