## In this chapter, we learned how mortgages are used to help people purchase a hom

In this chapter, we learned how mortgages are used to help people purchase a home.
Please research at least two of the following topics and report your findings:
How do you “qualify” for a home mortgage, that is, what conditions must be met for a bank to approve your home loan?
What expenses do you need to budget for in addition to the mortgage payment itself?
What are the pros and cons of home buying vs. renting?

## Questions are in the attached documentation. Please submit your reports either i

Questions are in the attached documentation.
Please submit your reports either in a Word or a PowerPoint file (only one format is enough). There is no page limit.
Please submit your R codes for Parts I and II (the optimization of the promotional campaigns).
Part 1 Questions:
Determine the decision variables
Formulate the optimization model with all the constraints
• Coding in R, find the optimal number of advertisements to run in each media that maximize the expected number of exposures while satisfying all the constraints.
o What is the optimal profit value?
o What are the optimal values for the variables?
Part 2 Questions:
Using your results from Part I, formulate the total profit (as defined by Vijay).
• Use R (or any other language) to determine the optimal number of ads to run in each medium to maximize the total profit while satisfying all the constraints in Part I.
o What is the optimal profit value?
o What are the optimal values for the variables?
o Based on your calculation, what can you conclude about the accuracy of Vjay’s approximation in Part I (i.e., finding the optimal variables by using the expected number of exposures)?
Part 3 Questions:
Formulate the profit function for Vijay’s ordering problem.
• What is the decision variable?
• Determine the optimal number of gallons of Amour du jour for which Amber must order raw materials each week to maximize the restaurant’s profit. What is the optimal profit?

## The Aptitude Test. It is designed to measure your skills in the areas: Numerical

The Aptitude Test. It is designed to measure your skills in the areas: Numerical, Verbal and Abstract. Each part is 4 minutes long. Therefore, the test is 12 minutes long
Before accessing the assessment(s) listed above, please ensure that you are using one of the following supported Internet browsers:
* Internet Explorer 11, latest version of Firefox, Chrome and Edge on Windows 7+
* Etray assessment and dynamic reporting have some further restrictions

## The Aptitude Test. It is designed to measure your skills in the areas: Numerical

The Aptitude Test. It is designed to measure your skills in the areas: Numerical, Verbal and Abstract. Each part is 4 minutes long. Therefore, the test is 12 minutes long
Before accessing the assessment(s) listed above, please ensure that you are using one of the following supported Internet browsers:
* Internet Explorer 11, latest version of Firefox, Chrome and Edge on Windows 7+
* Etray assessment and dynamic reporting have some further restrictions

## homework 5 1. Compute the antiderivative of the following funcitons: (a) x^(2/3)

homework 5
1. Compute the antiderivative of the following funcitons:
(a) x^(2/3) + x^(-1/3)
(b) x^2 exp (x^3)
(c) tan (2x)
(d) x^2/(1+x^3)
2. Compute the definite integrals:
(a) integrate x^2 + x over [0, 1]
(b) integrate sin(x/2) over [0, pi]
(c) integrate x/(1+x^2) over [0,1]
(d) integrate x exp(x^2) over [0,1]

## Write a summary of the Article: The impact of covid 19 on the economy Utilize ar

Write a summary of the Article: The impact of covid 19 on the economy Utilize articles written in the Wall Street Journal: which can be found in ProQuest, also use articles found on the internet like google news. Link the Article to macroeconomic data; link the Article to the Course(macroeconomics). The link should explain the author’s understanding of the economy.

## This white paper assignment serves two purposes. First, it requires that you lea

This white paper assignment serves two purposes. First, it requires that you learn and use the white paper format, which is a very useful format for communicating ideas in the workplace. To write an effective white paper, the author must do enough research to become an pseudo-expert on the topic. Second, it requires you to write about a leadership topic that is of interest to your Leadership Plan (e.g., why eliminating microaggressions is important to fostering diversity, how to best motivate employees, when leadership style ___ is the most effective…). This white paper should be of sufficient quality to include in your e-portfolios.
Assignment:  Research a leadership topic and share it in a white paper format. Once you finish researching and writing your white paper, you will be considered an expert or pseudo-expert in this subject. See Canvas for more assignment details.

## This white paper assignment serves two purposes. First, it requires that you lea

This white paper assignment serves two purposes. First, it requires that you learn and use the white paper format, which is a very useful format for communicating ideas in the workplace. To write an effective white paper, the author must do enough research to become an pseudo-expert on the topic. Second, it requires you to write about a leadership topic that is of interest to your Leadership Plan (e.g., why eliminating microaggressions is important to fostering diversity, how to best motivate employees, when leadership style ___ is the most effective…). This white paper should be of sufficient quality to include in your e-portfolios.
Assignment:  Research a leadership topic and share it in a white paper format. Once you finish researching and writing your white paper, you will be considered an expert or pseudo-expert in this subject. See Canvas for more assignment details.

## Problem 2-19 (Algo) Break-Even Analysis; Pricing [LO2-1, LO2-4, LO2-5] Minden Co

Problem 2-19 (Algo) Break-Even Analysis; Pricing [LO2-1, LO2-4, LO2-5]
Minden Company introduced a new product last year for which it is trying to find an optimal selling price. Marketing studies suggest that the company can increase sales by 5,000 units for each \$2 reduction in the selling price. The company’s present selling price is \$96 per unit, and variable expenses are \$66 per unit. Fixed expenses are \$839,700 per year. The present annual sales volume (at the \$96 selling price) is 25,100 units.
Required:
1. What is the present yearly net operating income or loss?
2. What is the present break-even point in unit sales and in dollar sales?
3. Assuming that the marketing studies are correct, what is the maximum annual profit that the company can earn? At how many units and at what selling price per unit would the company generate this profit?
4. What would be the break-even point in unit sales and in dollar sales using the selling price you determined in (3) above (e.g., the selling price at the level of maximum profits)?
Problem 3
Due to erratic sales of its sole product—a high-capacity battery for laptop computers—PEM, Inc., has been experiencing financial difficulty for some time. The company’s contribution format income statement for the most recent month is given below:
Sales (13,500 units × \$20 per unit)\$270,000 Variable expenses 135,000 Contribution margin 135,000 Fixed expenses 150,000 Net operating loss\$(15,000)
Required:
1. Compute the company’s CM ratio and its break-even point in unit sales and dollar sales.
2. The president believes that a \$6,600 increase in the monthly advertising budget, combined with an intensified effort by the sales staff, will result in an \$86,000 increase in monthly sales. If the president is right, what will be the increase (decrease) in the company’s monthly net operating income?
3. Refer to the original data. The sales manager is convinced that a 10% reduction in the selling price, combined with an increase of \$37,000 in the monthly advertising budget, will double unit sales. If the sales manager is right, what will be the revised net operating income (loss)?
4. Refer to the original data. The Marketing Department thinks that a fancy new package for the laptop computer battery would grow sales. The new package would increase packaging costs by \$0.70 per unit. Assuming no other changes, how many units would have to be sold each month to attain a target profit of \$4,500?
5. Refer to the original data. By automating, the company could reduce variable expenses by \$3 per unit. However, fixed expenses would increase by \$56,000 each month.
a. Compute the new CM ratio and the new break-even point in unit sales and dollar sales.
b. Assume that the company expects to sell 20,900 units next month. Prepare two contribution format income statements, one assuming that operations are not automated and one assuming that they are. (Show data on a per unit and percentage basis, as well as in total, for each alternative.)
c. Would you recommend that the company automate its operations (Assuming that the company  expects to sell 20,900)?

## 1) Write brief summaries of technical articles, identify key ideas in articles,

1) Write brief summaries of technical articles, identify key ideas in articles, evaluate author’s ability to support claims
Write a summary of the article
Identify at least one positive statement
Identify at least one normative statement
Link the article to macroeconomic data
Link the article to the course content
bibliographic database. You will be utilizing articles written in the Wall Street Journal: which can be found in ProQuest. You can also use articles you find on the internet using a search engine like Google News.
1) Write a Good Summary
2) Identify a Positive Statement
In your paper you should discuss one positive statement from the article and explain what makes it a positive statement. Positive statements explain how the world works and state facts without evaluating them as good or bad. Convincing authors use a large number of positive statements to support their arguments and policy proposals.
3) Identify a Normative Statement
In your paper you should discuss one normative statement from the article and explain what makes it a normative statement. Authors make normative statements when they interject their opinion into an article. These statements make value judgements and/or explain how the world ought to be. Experts in persuasion use can make opinionated statements seem factual and unbiased. Reading carefully and looking out for normative statements will help you sort through the fact from fiction!
4) Link the article to macroeconomic data
In your paper you should include a graph of some data you collect from a resource like the FRED (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/ (Links to an external site.)). You should explain how this data relates to the article. Does it support the author’s claims? Does it discredit them? Does the data you collect highlight an important oversight of the article? Be sure that when you include the graph that you explain to the reader why it’s important.
5) Link the Article to the Course
Finally, you must explain at least one link between the article and class material. For example, that link might explain how your author’s understanding of the economy: a) is different from what you learned in class, or b) went beyond what you learned in class.
Formatting
1) In your heading include the article’s title, author, publication, and date.