Fred’s Fresh Fruits has annual demand for fruit pulp of 39,339 pounds. The purchasing price per pound is $9.00. It takes five weeks to receive a delivery of pulp after ordering (Fred chose alliteration over accuracy when naming his company). It costs Fred $51 to place each order and the annual carrying cost for Fred is 21 percent of the cost per pound.

**a.** What is the optimal order quantity of fruit pulp? Round intermediate calculations to 2 decimal places (e.g., $20.61) and your answer to the nearest whole number.

**b.** How frequently should Fred order pulp? In other words, what is the time between orders (TBO)? Round intermediate calculations to 2 decimal places (e.g., $20.61) and your answer to 2 decimal places (e.g., once every 4.13 months).

**c.** How many orders will Fred place during the next year? Round intermediate calculations to 2 decimal places (e.g., $20.61) and your answer to 2 decimal places (e.g., 108.37 times).

**e.** What is the resulting annual holding cost when the optimal quantity (part a) is ordered? Round intermediate calculations to 2 decimal places (e.g., $20.61) and your answer to the nearest whole number.

**f.** What is the resulting annual ordering cost when the optimal quantity (part a) is ordered? Round intermediate calculations to 2 decimal places (e.g., $20.61) and your answer to the nearest whole number.