Aptitude Tests 4 Me

Data Interpretation

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42. The information that you need is shown in the graph Consultancy income by sector
Step 1 – calculate each sector’s sales for Quarters 1, 2 and 3 combined
Telecommunications = 30 + 27 + 25 = 82
Utilities = 35 + 20 + 20 = 75
Manufacturing = 21 + 32 + 30 = 83
Financial = 25 + 29 + 30 = 84
Retail = 23 + 30 + 25 = 78
Thus the correct answer is (D), Financial

43. The information that you need is shown in the graph Consultancy income by sector
Step 1 – find the Quarter 3 ratios
Utilities: Financial = 20:30 = 4:6
This information that you need is in the table.
Step 2 – apply this ratio to the Utilities sector
Utilities income = £30,000 x 4/6 = £20,000
Thus the correct answer is (C), £20,000

44. The information that you need is shown in the table.
Step 1 – calculate each Consultant’s combined Quarter 1 and Quarter 3 income, as shown below:
Consultant Quarter1 Quarter 3 Combined
David 4,000 5,000 9,000
Peter 6,000 7,000 13,000
Sarah 6,000 5,500 11,500
Jane 4,000 6,500 10,500
Harry 1,000 5,000 6,000
The only possible 2:3 ratio is between Harry and David (6,000:9,000)
Thus the correct answer is (A), Harry and David

45. The information that you require here is shown in the table.
Step 1 – calculate the total manufacturing income from the 5 consultants
Q1 Total = 21,000
Q2 Total = 28,000
Q3 Total = 30,000
Total income (Quarters 1 to 3) = 79,000
The information that you require next is shown in the graph.
Step 2 – calculate the overall consultancy income from the manufacturing sector
21 + 32 + 30 = 83,000
Step 3 – calculate the supplementary income
83,000 – 79,000 = 4,000
Thus the correct answer is (B), £4,000

46. Step 1 – calculate the target for Quarter 3, based upon the Quarter 2 target
Quarter 2 target = £115,000 x 120% = £138,000
Quarter 3 target = £138,000 x 120% = £165,600
The information that you require next is shown in the graph.
Step 2 – calculate the difference Quarter 3 income
Quarter 3 income (000’s) = 25 + 20 + 30 + 30 + 25 = 130
Step 3 - calculate the difference in Quarter 3 between income and target
130,000 - 165,600 = 35,600 under-performance
Thus the correct answer is (D), £35,600 underperformance

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