The computer industry has registered an exponential growth in the country. Data is given for this industry for 5 years, from 1997-2001. Find out the demand for the year 2005

Question: The computer industry has registered an exponential growth in the country. Data is given for this industry for 5 years, from 1997-2001. Find out the demand for the year 2005

YearSales (In Rs. Lakh)
19971.6
19984.5
199913.8
2000402
2001125

Solution:

Data on sales shows that there is an exponential growth. So, we have the following model.

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Computation of exponential trend is shown in the following table.

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On solving these two simultaneous equations, we have

A = log a = –0.2814 and B = log b = 0.4737

Therefore,
a = Antilog A = Antilog (–0.2814) = Antilog (–1.7186) =

0.5231

b = Antilog B = Antilog (0.4737) = 2.977

Y = abt

Y = (0.5231)(2.877)t

For year 2005, t = 9

Y = (0.5231)(2.877)9

= Rs. 9,607.142 lakh

Thus, the demand for year 2005 is predicted as

Rs. 9,607.142 lakh.