MAT 300 Week 10 Assignment 1 Median Home Values
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The firm for which you are working is growing. They have announced that they will open facilities in ten states. Those currently working for the firm will have opportunities to re-locate at some of these new facilities. The company is providing information on its policy for cost of living adjustments which are based on the median value of homes.
The company expects to open new locations in the following ten states.
North Dakota $130,500
South Dakota $131,600
New Hampshire $239,100
The firm has approached you about moving to either Maine or New Hampshire. You will be doing the same job, so there is no increase in salary. They explain that your moving expenses will be paid, but that since your job description will remain the same, you will still receive a salary of $60,000 per year.
When you asked about the cost of living adjustment, your boss explains that the company rule is that if home prices are within the 95% confidence interval of the mean of median home prices for the nation, there will be no cost of living adjustment. The cost of living adjustment is 6%, so in the event that you move to a location where median home prices are outside the confidence interval you will get a 6% adjustment making your new salary $63,600.
You currently live in Idaho and with no family ties; you are interested in making the move. You own your home in Idaho which is fact is valued at the state median of $160,000, a price that is approximately 3 times your income.
Given that you must choose between not...