(C) £12 million lower

(D) £41 million higher

(E) £265 million higher

2 The sales of a multinational company are $480,000 in the

Asia-Pacific region and $440,000 in the European region. If

the total worldwide sales are $1,150,000, what fraction do

these two regions represent?

(A)

1

⁄5

(B)

2

⁄5

(C)

3

⁄5

(D)

2

⁄3

(E)

4

⁄5

3 The total assets of an oil company are $950 million in

North America and $178 million in Canada. What per-

centage are these of the total company assets of $9,400

million?

(A) 9.4%

(B) 10%

(C) 10.4%

(D) 12%

(E) 12.4%

4 A transatlantic company’s quarterly costs are $48,000 in

their sales division and $64,000 in their marketing division.

What is the ratio of the sales to marketing costs?

(A) 2:3

(B) 3:2

(C) 3:4

(D) 4:3

(E) 3:5

5 The global marketplace for outsourcing has been predicted

to grow from £234,000 million in 2008 to £319,000

million in 2011. What is the total percentage increase pre-

dicted to be over these three years (to one decimal place)?

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(A) None of these

(B) 12.1%

(C) 24.2%

(D) 36.3%

(E) 48.4%

6 In an employee survey of 225 employees the response rate

was 6 out of 10. How many employees did not complete the

survey?

(A) 40

(B) 60

(C) 90

(D) 135

(E) Can’t tell

Use the figures provided in the table Pension fund shareholdings of

Company Inc. shares to answer the following three questions.

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7 Which pension fund has shares worth £82,550?

(A) Pension fund A

(B) Pension fund B

(C) Pension fund C

(D) Pension fund D

(E) Pension fund E

8 If pension fund A’s shareholding represents 20.25% of all

Company Inc. shares, how many Company Inc. shares are

there in total?

(A) 19,000

Pension fund shareholdings of Company Inc. shares (priced at £3.25)

Number of shares

Pension fund A 40,500

Pension fund B 36,750

Pension fund C 25,400

Pension fund D 22,300

Pension fund E 18,250

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(B) 20,000

(C) 25,000

(D) 200,000

(E) 250,000

9 What is the average value of the five pension funds (to the

nearest £1,000)?

(A) £93,000

(B) £93,100

(C) £95,000

(D) £97,000

(E) £99,000

10 On a salary survey 9 out of every 20 staff were in the

£20,000 to £30,000 pay band. If the total salary pay roll is

£460,000 per month, what is the average employee salary?

(A) Can’t tell

(B) £15,000

(C) £20,000

(D) £25,000

(E) £30,000

11 A Finance Director who earns a salary of £360,000 also

receives 0.35 of this salary as an annual bonus payment.

What is the Finance Director’s total salary and bonus

package worth?

(A) £450,000

(B) £468,000

(C) £486,000

(D) £504,000

(E) £522,000

12 Washing machine brand A sells three times as many units

per month as washing machine brand B. If the total

monthly sales of the two washing machines is £440,000,

what value of washing machine B are sold on average per

month?

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(A) £100,000

(B) £110,000

(C) £111,000

(D) £125,000

(E) £150,000

Use the figures provided in the graph Coal demand (million

tonnes) for imported and indigenous supplies for Years 1 to 5 to

answer questions 13–16.

13 What has been the average amount of imported coal over

the five years shown?

(A) 40 million tonnes

(B) 44 million tonnes

(C) 47 million tonnes

(D) 50 million tonnes

(E) 54 million tonnes

14 In which year was the coal demand met from imported coal

the lowest relative to that met from indigenous sources?

(A) Year 1

(B) Year 2

(C) Year 3

(D) Year 4

(E) Year 5

250

200

150

100

50

0

Year 1 Year 4Year 3Year 2 Year 5

Imported coal

Indigenious supply

60

170

55

180

40

175

35

190

45

182

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15 The total coal demand for each year is the sum of the

imported and indigeneous supply figures. Put the total coal

demand for each year in size order, starting with the

highest.

(A) Year 2, Year 1, Year 5, Year 4, Year 3

(B) Year 2,Year 1,Year 4,Year 5,Year 3

(C) Year 2,Year 1,Year 4,Year 3,Year 5

(D) Year 2,Year 5,Year 1,Year 4,Year 3

(E) Year 2,Year 5,Year 1,Year 3,Year 4

16 Between which years was there the greatest proportional

change in the coal demand from indigenous supplies?

(A) Years 1–2

(B) Years 2–3

(C) Years 3–4

(D) Years 4–5

(E) Can’t tell

17 A company’s value increased by 4% in Year 1, 5% in Year 2

and 4.5% in Year 3. If the company was valued at £2.15

million at the start of Year 1 then what is its value at the end

of Year 3?

(A) £2.41 million

(B) £2.44 million

(C) £2.45 million

(D) £24.1 million

(E) £24.5 million

18 The total cost for a litre of milk is 24.5p. What is the profit

(to the nearest £) on 2,500 gallons of milk that is sold in 2-

litre cartons for £1.05 (1 gallon 4.546 litres)?

(A) £5,967

(B) £3,182

(C) £2,784

(D) £597

(E) £318

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