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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