(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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