LOCATION PLANNING- Old Exam Questions

# LOCATION PLANNING- Old Exam Questions - LOCATION PLANNING...

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OLD EXAM QUESTIONS (The answer key is at the end of this document.) Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR) is considering three different locations for a new fire station. Using factor rating, GFR has created the following table: Factors Weight Location 1: SW 34th Street Location 2: SW 23rd Terrace near Williston Road Location 3: SW 63rd Avenue Cost of available land parcel 30 4 2 1 Accessibility (road size and traffic) 50 5 2 4 Size of available land parcel 20 1 5 3 When rating these locations, GFR used a 5 point scale, with “1” being “poor” and “5” being “excellent”. Please answer the following three questions, based on this information. 1. Which of the following statements is true? I. The cost of the available land parcel is of the greatest importance in this analysis. II. Location 2 has better “accessibility” than Location 3. III. GFR considers the size of the available land parcel to be the least important factor in this analysis. a) I only b) II only c) III only d) I and III e) II and III 2. According to the analysis above, where will GFR locate the new fire station? a) Location 1 b) Location 2 c) Location 3 d) either Location 1 or Location 2 e) either Location 2 or Location 3 3. Suppose someone at GFR told you that they thought the current weights given to the factors in the table above were “wrong”. This person told you that there isn’t any difference between the Cost of the available land parcel and the Size of the available land parcel when compared on the issue of “importance.” Basically, those two factors are equally important. But, according to this person, the Accessibility factor is three times more important than either of those other two factors. According to this person, what weight should have been given the Accessibility factor? a) 20

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