Marilyn Helm Retailers is attempting to decide on a location for a new retail outlet. At the moment, the firm has three alternatives––stay where it is but enlarge the facility; locate along the main street in nearby Newbury; or locate in a new shopping mall in Hyde Park. The company has selected the four factors listed in the following table as the basis for evaluation and has assigned weights as shown:

Helm has rated each location for each factor, on a 100-point basis. These ratings are given below:

(a) What should Helm do?
(b) A new subway station is scheduled to open across the street from the present location is about a month, so its third factor score should be raised to 40. How does this change youranswer?

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