A nurse manager wants to prepare an inpatient-bed demand forecast for January, February, and March of 2019. Her forecasts are a combination of trend…

A nurse manager wants to prepare an inpatient-bed demand forecast for January, February, and March of 2019. Her forecasts are a combination of trend and seasonality. She uses the following linear equation to estimate the trend component of monthly bed demand: Ft=70+5t where t=0 in June of 2017. Monthly indexes are 1.10 for January, 1.02 for February, and .95 for March. Using only the trend component, what bed demand should she predict for January? February? March?

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