Midwestern Hardware must decide how many snow shovels to order for the coming sn

Midwestern Hardware must decide how many snow shovels to order for the coming snow season. Each shovel costs $15.00 and is sold for $29.95. No inventory is carried from one snow season to the next. Shovels unsold after February are sold at a discount price of $10.00. Past data indicate that sales are highly dependent on the severity of the winter season. Past seasons have been classified as mild or harsh, and the following distribution of regular price demand has been tabulated: Shovels must be ordered from the manufacturer in lots of 200. Construct a decision tree to illustrate the components of the decision model, and find the optimal quantity for Midwestern to order if the forecast calls for a 70% chance of a harsh winter.

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