19 A sales rep is deciding whether to fill his 11-gallon petrol
tank with unleaded (85.2p per litre) or super unleaded
petrol (91.5p per litre). What is the cost difference (at 4.5
litres to a gallon)?
(A) £3.12
(B) £4.43
(C) £4.44
(D) £4.45
(E) £31.20
20 A retail company’s monthly export of clothes rises by a
quarter from £96,000. How much is the new monthly
export of clothes?
(A) £80,000
(B) £90,000
(C) £100,000
(D) £110,000
(E) £120,000
21 The average manufacturing costs for car manufacturers A
and B are \$950 and \$1,390 per car respectively. What is the
difference in total manufacturing costs if each car manufac-
turer makes 500 cars?
(A) \$220,000
(B) \$210,000
(C) \$180,000
(D) \$175,000
(A) \$30,000
Use the figures provided in the table Teams A to E Current budget
(\$) and cuts for next year to answer questions 22–24.
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22 At an exchange rate of \$1.46 to the £, what is the total
budget cut for next year (to the nearest £)?
(A) £320
(B) £332
(C) £342
(D) £350
(E) £375
23 For which team(s) will next year’s budget be cut by over
\$200?
(A) Team B & C
(B) Team B & E
(C) Team B
(D) Team C
(E) None of these
24 What is the overall % cut in next year’s budget (for all five
teams)?
(A) 9.9%
(B) 9.6%
(C) 4.7%
(D) 1.9%
(E) 0.8%
25 There is a 0.125 wastage cost when manufacturing steel.
What is this as a fraction of overall cost?
(A)
1
8
(B)
1
7
Teams A to E current budget (\$) and cuts for next year
Current budget (\$) Cut for next year
Team A 900 5%
Team B 1,350 12%
Team C 400 7.5%
Team D 750 8%
Team E 1,500 12.5%
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(C)
1
6
(D)
1
5
(E)
1
4
26 The £5,500 total weekly sales of mobile phones in a retail
store increased during a sale by one twentieth for two weeks
during a four-week month. What are the total monthly sales
(assuming weekly sales remained unchanged in the other
two weeks)?
(A) £11,550
(B) £14,550
(C) £17,550
(D) £19,550
(E) £22,550
To answer questions 27–30 use the table Region a to e’s sales
(£100,000s) for 2006–2008.
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27 In which three regions did sales decrease between 2006 and
2008?
(A) a, b, c
(B) a, b, d
(C) a, b, e
(D) b, c, d
(E) b, c, e
28 In which region was there the greatest proportionate change
in sales value between 2007 and 2008?
(A) Region a
Region a to e’s sales (£100,000s) for 2006–2008
2006 sales 2007 sales 2008 sales
(£100,000s) (£100,000s) (£100,000s)
Region a 1.82 1.64 1.29
Region b 0.45 0.52 0.31
Region c 5.37 6.11 5.91
Region d 5.20 5.86 5.88
Region e 2.34 2.79 2.05
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(B) Region b
(C) Region c
(D) Region d
(E) Region e
29 Which region was the highest performer in 2006, 2007 and
2008?
(A) Region a
(B) Region b
(C) Region c
(D) Region d
(E) Region e
30 A company pays an interim dividend of 6.2 pence per
company share. A shareholder has 3,250 shares.What is the
total value of their interim dividend payment?
(A) £201.50
(B) £211.50
(C) £325.00
(D) £2,015.00
(E) £3,250.00
Use the figures provided in the graph Office paper supply and
demand (tonnes) for Months 1 to 5 to answer questions 31–34.
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Supply Demand
Office paper supply and demand (tonnes)
Month 1 Month 5Month 4Month 3Month 2
745
642
664
540
705
580
844
605
1110
724
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31 In which month(s) was the office paper demand the most in
excess of the office paper supply?
(A) Month 1
(B) Months 1 and 2
(C) Months 2 and 3
(D) Month 4
(E) Month 5
32 Over the five-month period what is the total difference
between supply and demand?
(A) 1 tonne
(B) 2 tonnes
(C) 3 tonnes
(D) 4 tonnes
(E) 5 tonnes
33 In which month was there a 103 tonnes difference in supply
and demand?
(A) Month 1
(B) Month 2
(C) Month 3
(D) Month 4
(E) Month 5
34 For how many months does supply exceed demand?
(A) 1 month
(B) 2 months
(C) 3 months
(D) 4 months
(E) 5 months
35 An Internet company pays corporation tax at 21%. If the
amount of corporation tax paid is £143,850, how much are
the company’s taxable profits (in £1,000s)?
(A) 80
(B) 600
(C) 650
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