I am not sure whether I should use 'the' or 'a' in the following sentence. The author mentioned that range for the first time in that sentence.
What is the guidining principal in this kind of situation?
"We believe the miss on a cash basis is in the/ a $0.02-0.03 range."
"We believe the miss [???] on a cash basis is in the $0.02-0.03 range."
It is a specific range that is being cited.