• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Exploring Business Data.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Exploring Business Data Assignment

Task 1        - (i)

A Table showing the Total number of passengers using UK airports over the period from 1989 to 1999

Figure 1:

Year

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

Total

91.4

95

89.2

99.2

104.7

113.3

119.5

125.2

134.6

145.4

153.9

(Millions)image00.png

Figure 2:

Figure 3        (Source of information: Annual abstract of statistics record, 2001)image01.png

Comment:

As we can see from the table above the total number of passengers using UK airports in 1989 was 91.4 million and ten years on in 1999 the figure has increased almost 70% to 153.9 million. Figure 1 shows the total number of passengers that have used UK airports over the period from 1989 to 1999. Figures 2 and 3 shows the steady increase in the total numbers very clearly. As time goes on the totals are clearly increasing. There is only one year where the total decreased which is the year 1991. This could be due to many reasons.

...read more.

Middle

Figure 4:

Comment:

Figure 4 above is a line graph, which shows the total number of passengers using UK airports over the period from 1989 to 1999, it also includes a trend line which identifies the increasing trend of the total number of passengers over the specified period. It also shows a forecast for the years 2000 and 2001. The forecast predicts the total number of passengers that would use the airports if the upward trend continues. The forecast shows that in the year 2000 there should be about 158,000,000 passengers using UK airports and in the year 2001, there should be about 164,000,000 passengers. The forecast is only based on past trends. The forecast cannot be 100% accurate. Certain unexpected events would certainly affect the total number passengers using UK airports. We cannot forecast any unexpected events, which could happen in the future, and for this reason we cannot totally rely on the forecast.

...read more.

Conclusion

There are a couple of unusual values. These are the values, which lie further than the regression line than the other observations. The unusual values are for the films, The Lost World and Men in Black.

(iv)

Figure 7:

image05.png

Figure 8:

image06.png

Movies released in the summer have a larger range than those not released in the summer.

From figure 8 we can clearly see that the majority of the movies released in the summer have higher gross receipts than those released in other seasons, with a few exceptions.

The movies released in the summer do tend to do better than those in other seasons, but there are some movies which have done well which were released in the other seasons.

Overall we can say that the summer releases would do better than releases in the other seasons.

Bibliography

Sources of task 1: Annual abstract of statistics website

Sources of task 2: “movies.mdf” on the public drive in the sub-directory “MADDOCK”.

...read more.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE T-Total section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE T-Total essays

  1. ICT Coursework: Data Management Systems

    The printer will be used to print weekly copies of the records. The floppy disk will be used to back up the records. A CD-RW and CD-RW drive is not required, as the files used mean that a floppy disk will have sufficient space.

  2. For this task we were required to create a model that can be used ...

    The two cost totals are then added together to get a total cost for day and night units. Standing charge is then applied here. VAT is then calculated and a total can be obtained by adding the total cost for the day and night, the VAT, and the standing charge.

  1. I am going to investigate how changing the number of tiles at the centre ...

    To test this hypothesis I will draw a larger diagram and count the outer border tiles to check my formula. If I was to let the pattern number be N= 7, (See below) then: B= 4(7) + 4 = 32 So I expect that pattern number 7 will have 32 outer border tiles.

  2. Maths Statistics on premiership football.

    Hotspurs 38 14 8 16 49 53 -4 50 10 Blackburn Rovers 38 12 10 16 55 51 4 46 As the graph shows fig 3 Man Utd have a better mean score through out 7 seasons. Manchester United mean points score was 80.14 closely followed by Arsenal who finished

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work