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Chapter 10, Problem 3SAT
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______ decisions deal with typically onetime decisions that in many cases are difficult to quantify.

  1. a. Structured
  2. b. Unstructured
  3. c. Programmed
  4. d. Nonprogrammed

Program Description Answer

The decisions that deal with typically one-time decisions that in many cases are difficult to quantify is “Nonprogrammed”.

Hence, the correct answer is option “D”.

Explanation of Solution

Nonprogrammed decisions:

  • It denotes a decision that deals with unusual or exceptional situations.
  • It is typically a one-time decision that is difficult to quantify.
  • Each decision may contain unique characteristics.
  • The standard rules may not apply to them.

Explanation for incorrect options:

a. Structured:

The decisions where variables compromising the decision could be measured and known quantitatively...

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