11 Which world regions show the greatest and the least change
in employee numbers between 2006 and 2008?
(A) Asia-Pacific (greatest); Europe (least)
(B) Europe (greatest); North America (least)
(C) Rest of World (greatest); North America (least)
(D) North America (greatest); South America (least)
(E) Asia-Pacific (greatest); North America (least)
12 Which function has over 57% of its employees within the
‘Graduate degree’ group?
(A) Corporate
(B) Finance
(C) Operations
(D) IT
(E) Marketing
13 Which two years have the same ratio of male to female
employees?
(A) 2004 and 2005
(B) 2006 and 2008
(C) 2005 and 2006
(D) 2007 and 2006
(E) 2004 and 2008
Use the figures provided in the three graphs to answer questions
14–18.
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Deluxe Supreme Special Extra Special
25.4
32.6
23.2
23.8
24.4
15.6
27.1
24.9
Online Offline
2008 UK sales (in £millions)
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14 In which quarter were the combined sales of the Deluxe and
Extra Special food brands the same as the combined sales
of the Supreme and Special food brands?
(A) Quarter 1
(B) Quarter 2
(C) Quarter 3
(D) Quarter 4
(E) Can’t tell
20.4
High street retail sales Retail park sales
Jan Feb March April May June July August
7.5
15
22.7
30.1
24.6
17.8
24.4
19.9
5.1
12.5
15.3
14.9
15.1
15.6
17.3
Retail sales for product a (£10,000s)
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70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
Deluxe Supreme Special Extra Special
Quarter 1 9 13 13 24
Quarter 2 14 10 11 22
Quarter 3 20 15 14 17
Quarter 4 24 22 15 13
£ (millions)
2008 sales of 4 best selling food brands in UK
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15 In which two months is there the same difference between
the high street and retail park sales for product a?
(A) January, February
(B) January, August
(C) February, August
(D) None of these
(E) April, May
16 Which products have the highest 2008 UK online and the
highest overall (online and offline) sales?
(A) Can’t tell
(B) Extra Special (online); Deluxe (overall)
(C) Special (online); Deluxe (overall)
(D) Deluxe (online); Extra Special (overall)
(E) Extra Special (online); Extra Special (overall)
17 In which month were high street retail sales higher than
retail park sales for product a?
(A) None of these
(B) January
(C) February
(D) July
(E) August
18 Between which months did both the retail park and high
street sales of Product a fall?
(A) February to March
(B) March to April
(C) April to May
(D) May to June
(E) June to July
Use the figures provided in the two tables to answer questions
19–20.
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19 What was the second highest staff cost across 2006–2008?
(A) Salaries
(B) Social security
(C) Pension
(D) Bonus payments
(E) Misc. staff costs
20 If the ratio of profit to turnover was 1 : 8 in 2007 then what
was the profit (to the nearest £ million)?
(A) £170 million
(B) £177 million
(C) £180 million
(D) £187 million
(E) £190 million
Use the figures provided in the two graphs to answer questions
21–23.
Conglomerate plc staff costs
2006 (£100,000s) 2007 (£100,000s) 2008 (£100,000s)
Salaries 1,514.2 1,505.4 1,457.9
Social security 177.4 185.3 179.2
Pension 165.8 169.2 174.6
Bonus payments 54.2 48.7 37.3
Misc. staff costs 149.1 195.2 184.3
Conglomerate plc worldwide gross sales turnover (to year end)
2006 millions) 2007 millions) 2008 millions)
Retail 358.9 342.1 321.9
Packaging 162.3 164.1 161.8
Food 441.4 466.0 467.6
Leisure 358.2 377.6 392.3
Other markets 59.4 62.7 52.4
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21 In 2008 what is the difference between the UK and Asian
sales (to the nearest £ million)?
(A) £113 million
(B) £123 million
(C) £133 million
(D) £143 million
(E) £153 million
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
South America
North America
Asia
Quarter 1 Quarter 2
Telecommunications company
non-UK sales of products a, b, c and d 2008 (£millions)
Quarter 3 Quarter 4
36.4
51.7
44.4
33.2
58.5
40.5
26.4
62.2
68
35.2
34
30.5
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
£ (millions)
Product a Product b Product c Product d
North
30.5 13.1 10.0.0 29.2
South
18.9 45.2 35.7 16.5
London
16.3 24.3 12.8 21.0.0
Telecommunications company
UK sales 2008 by market (£millions)
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