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22 In which two quarters were the total non-UK sales the
same?
(A) Quarter 1, Quarter 2
(B) Quarter 1, Quarter 3
(C) Quarter 1, Quarter 4
(D) Quarter 2, Quarter 3
(E) Quarter 3, Quarter 4
23 Due to increasing inflation, 2009’s quarterly non-UK sales
are predicted to be 3%, 4%, 5% and 6% higher than the
respective 2008 quarters. What is the total sales prediction
for 2009?
(A) £544.4 million
(B) £555.5 million
(C) £566.6 million
(D) £577.7 million
(E) £588.8 million
Use the two tables to answer questions 24–27.
Conglomerate plc UK function budgeted costs and actual costs
Yearly Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
budget Actual cost Actual cost Actual cost Actual cost
(£100,000s) (£100,000s) (£100,000s) (£100,000s) (£100,000s)
Sales/ 12 2.3 2.6 2.9 2.8
marketing
Production 35 8.8 9.5 10.1 9.1
Operations 64 15.2 15.5 16.5 17.8
Overheads 7 1.7 1.6 1.9 1.4
Rent/office 24 5.9 5.8 6.4 5.7
expenses
Conglomerate plc worldwide turnover 2006–2008
2006 millions) 2007 millions) 2008 millions)
Retail 358.9 342.1 321.9
Packaging 162.3 164.1 161.8
Food 441.4 466.00 467.6
Leisure 358.2 377.6 392.3
Other markets 59.4 62.7 52.4
Total turnover 1,380.2 1,412.50 1,396.0
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24 What is the difference between the total costs for the four
quarters and the yearly budget?
(A) £1.5 million
(B) £1 million
(C) £750,000
(D) £250,000
(E) £150,000
25 Which area’s quarterly costs have the highest discrepancy
with the yearly budget?
(A) Sales/marketing
(B) Production
(C) Operations
(D) Overheads
(E) Rent/office expenses
26 Which of the following statements is true?
(A) Quarter 1 contributed the most to the budget over-
spend.
(B) Production has the highest yearly budget.
(C) Operational costs have been increasing between
quarter 1 and quarter 4.
(D) Worldwide turnover was highest in 2008.
(E) Worldwide turnover for all three years combined was
less than £4,100 million.
27 Which of the following contributed the highest percentage
to worldwide turnover between 2006 and 2008?
(A) Retail
(B) Packaging
(C) Food
(D) Leisure
(E) Other markets
Use the figures provided in the two pie charts and table to
answer questions 28–32.
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age <25
age 25–29
age 30–39
age 40–49
age 50–59
age >= 60
25
12
Female packaging employees in 2008
(at Pennon location)
55
217
166
132
62
12
199
150
225
81
age <25
age 25–29
age 30–39
age 40–49
age 50–59
age >= 60
Male packaging employees in 2008
(at Pennon location)
Conglomerate plc employees by function 2006–2008
2006 2007 2008
Retail 3,580 3,973 3,855
Logistics 1,425 1,511 1,636
Packaging 1,672 1,487 1,622
Food 1,561 1,509 1,588
Leisure 2,451 2,486 2,121
Total 10,689 10,966 10,822
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28.Which function has experienced the second largest change in
staff numbers between 2006 and 2008?
(A) Retail
(B) Logistics
(C) Packaging
(D) Food
(E) Leisure
29 Which age band for packaging employees at Pennon con-
tains the highest ratio of male to female employees?
(A) Age <25 years
(B) Age 25–29 years
(C) Age 30–39 years
(D) Age 40–49 years
(E) Age 50–59 years
30 What is the total number of employees under 30 years of
age at the Pennon location?
(A) 367
(B) 467
(C) 647
(D) 677
(E) 766
31 If the Retail profits in 2007 are £79.46 million, what are the
profits per Retail employee?
(A) £22,000
(B) £20,000
(C) £19,200
(D) £2,200
(E) £2,000
32 In 2008 there are two Packaging sites: at Pennon and Asle.
How many employees work at the Asle site?
(A) 276
(B) 286
(C) 296
(D) 306
(E) 315
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Use the figures provided in the three graphs to answer questions
33–36.
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
0
Rival a Rival b Rival c
Predicted 2009 dividends per share (pence)
Rival d Conglomerate
plc
3.00
2.50
2.00
1.50
1.00
0.50
0.00
1.25
1.50
2.00
2.50
2.00
2.75
2003 20082007200620052004
Yield %
(dividend 5 yield 3 Conglomerate plc share price)
300
250
200
150
100
50
0
2003 20082007200620052004
275
200
175
175
225
200
175
100
150
100
125
Year
Main competitor Conglomerate plc
Conglomerate plc share price (pence) against main competitor
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