# A chain of home health care firms in Ontario needs to locate a central

Question: A chain of home health care firms in Ontario needs to locate a central office from which to conduct internal audits and other periodic reviews of its facilities. These facilities are scattered throughout the province, as detailed in the following table. Each site, except for Toronto, will be visited three times each year by a team of workers, who will drive
Show transcribed image textSolution: Given data is : Except Toronto all will be visited three times and Toronto visited five times for the frequency of each except Toronto is 3 and the frequency of only Toronto is 5. City X- coordinate Y- coordinate Frequency X- coordinate × F…View the full answerTranscribed image text: A chain of home health care firms in Ontario needs to locate a central office from which to conduct internal audits and other periodic reviews of its facilities. These facilities are scattered throughout the province, as detailed in the following table. Each site, except for Toronto, will be visited three times each year by a team of workers, who will drive from the central office to the site. Toronto will be visited five times a year. Map Coordinates X City Y Oshawa 9.4 3.2 Richmond Hill 7.1 2.8 Toronto 7.6 1.7 North Bay 5.2 8.4 Tobermory 2.8 6.8 Guelph 5.7 2.1 5.0 3.3 Waterloo Sudbury 4.0 8.5 For the location of the new central office, the coordinates should be near: X = (round your response to two decimal places). y = (round your response to two decimal places). The centre-of-gravity approach minimizes the distance travelled assuming straight lines. This approach ignores facts like (select all that apply): Non-straight roads Trips Rivers Bridges