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Choose the correct alternative:

Moving averages are useful in identifying ______.

Options

  • Seasonal component

  • Irregular component

  • Trend component

  • cyclical component

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Solution

Moving averages are useful in identifying trend component.

Concept: Measurement of Secular Trend
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Chapter 2.4: Time Series - Q.1

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Year 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981
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Year 1980 1985 1990 1995
IMR 10 7 5 4
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Let the equation of trend line be y = a + bx   .....(i)

Here n = 7(odd), middle year is `square` and h = 5

Year IMR (y) x x2 x.y
1980 10 – 3 9 – 30
1985 7 – 2 4 – 14
1990 5 – 1 1 – 5
1995 4 0 0 0
2000 3 1 1 3
2005 1 2 4 2
2010 0 3 9 0
Total 30 0 28 – 44

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Solution:

Year IMR 3 yearly
moving total
3-yearly moving
average

(trend value)
1980 10
1985 7 `square` 7.33
1990 5 16 `square`
1995 4 12 4
2000 3 8 `square`
2005 1 `square` 1.33
2010 0

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2013 17 5 25 85
2014 21 7 49 147
2015 19 9 81 171
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Here n = `square` (even), two middle years are `square` and 2011, and h = `square`

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As Σx = 0, a = `square`

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y = `square`


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Year Production 4 yearly
moving
total
4 yearly
centered
total
4 yearly centered
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2006 19  
    `square`    
2007 20   `square`
    72    
2008 17   142 17.75
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2009 16   `square` 17
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2010 17   133 `square`
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2011 16   `square` `square`
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2013 17   147 18.375
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2014 21  
       
2015 19  

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xi
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Solution:

We take origin to 18, we get, the number of accidents as follows:

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2008 21 1 -4 16 -84
2009 0 2 -3 9 0
2010 3 3 -2 4 -6
2011 10 4 -1 1 -10
2012 9 5 0 0 0
2013 9 6 1 1 9
2014 5 7 2 4 10
2015 7 8 3 9 21
2016 4 9 4 16 16
  `sumx_t=68` - `sumu=0` `sumu^2=60` `square`

The equation of trend is xt =a'+ b'u.

The normal equations are,

`sumx_t=na^'+b^'sumu             ...(1)`

`sumux_t=a^'sumu+b^'sumu^2      ...(2)`

Here, n = 9, `sumx_t=68,sumu=0,sumu^2=60,sumux_t=-44`

Putting these values in normal equations, we get

68 = 9a' + b'(0)     ...(3)

∴ a' = `square`

-44 = a'(0) + b'(60)          ...(4)

∴ b' = `square`

The equation of trend line is given by

xt = `square`


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