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A retail company is considering four locations for a new Distribution Center. There are four factors the retail company is considering (Cost of land, distance to stores, land size, and traffic flow). The company would like to compare results using two weighting systems. The first system would give each factor equal weight and the second would give the factors weights of .4, .2, .1, and .3 respectively. The score for each location related to each factor is listed in the table below. Use the factor rating method to determine which location is best for each weighting system.

Factor

A

B

C

D

Cost of Land

10

20

25

5

Distance to Students

30

25

15

20

Land Size

5

10

20

40

Traffic Flow

20

5

15

30

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