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    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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    Is the answer 6.7%?


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    (Original post by DamnDaniel2)
    Is the answer 6.7%?


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    No, the answer is 167% yet i don't know how?
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    300*0.04=12 employees in admin. 20/12 =1.67.
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    (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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    (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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    (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. :/
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    (Original post by IGCSETANK)
    I would if i could, but it's in a book. :/
    ^^^ someone posted the correct method


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    Why are you doing UKCAT prep now?
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    (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
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    (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
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    (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.
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    (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.
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    Jheez my man! Well done and thanks for the advice.
 
 
 
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