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# Seriously easy UKCAT percentages yet i keep getting them wrong? watch

1. Q: Following a review, the charity decided to recruit another 20 employees in 2015 to be allocated to admin responsibilities. Calculate % increase.
Additional info: Pie chart given and 300 employees in total w/ 4% of that 300 being originally assigned to admin.

I know this is stupidly easy % calculations that any nursery student could do, yet for some reason i keep getting them wrong?
Thanks for any help

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3. (Original post by DamnDaniel2)

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No, the answer is 167% yet i don't know how?
4. 300*0.04=12 employees in admin. 20/12 =1.67.
5. (Original post by IGCSETANK)
No, the answer is 167% yet i don't know how?
Could you link the question with the mark scheme?

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6. (Original post by Cryptographic)
300*0.04=12 employees in admin. 20/12 =1.67.
Ohhhhhh I didn't read the 'allocated to admin responsibilities' bit and just worked out the percentage increase of the workers!

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7. (Original post by DamnDaniel2)
Could you link the question with the mark scheme?

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I would if i could, but it's in a book. :/
8. (Original post by IGCSETANK)
I would if i could, but it's in a book. :/
^^^ someone posted the correct method

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9. Why are you doing UKCAT prep now?
10. (Original post by HopelessMedic)
Why are you doing UKCAT prep now?
I'm in lower Sixth so just to get a bit of a head start
11. (Original post by IGCSETANK)
I'm in lower Sixth so just to get a bit of a head start
Fair. I'd focus on your A-levels for now, you'l have plenty of time for UKCAT in the summer and it doesnt need much work
12. (Original post by HopelessMedic)
Fair. I'd focus on your A-levels for now, you'l have plenty of time for UKCAT in the summer and it doesnt need much work
Fair enough - What was your score, if you don't mind me asking? And yeah the questions are p*ssing boring.
13. (Original post by IGCSETANK)
Fair enough - What was your score, if you don't mind me asking? And yeah the questions are p*ssing boring.
713.3 average, Band 2.

UKCAT is only hard because of the time limit, if you had more time then you would get almost every question right. Spending 2-4 weeks of intense practice is more than enough time to get a decent score.

Also get medify in the summer, it's expensive but worth it.
14. Jheez my man! Well done and thanks for the advice.

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