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October 11th, 2009, 07:46 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Mar 2009 Posts: 13 Thanks: 0  How To Determine Dollar Generated Question
Hi, i have been given few questions to do, most of which uses graphs and pie charts. This particular question is showing 2 pie charts but requires the user to look at the first 1. Since i can't draw it here, i'll give it to you in number form as best i can(pie chart 1). YEAR 1 (MILLION $) CONSULTANCY = 0.6 BRANDING = 1.1 ADVERTISING = 1.8 PUBLIC RELATIONS = 0.5 Question: In Year 1, for every dollar generated by Consultancy, how many dollars did Advertising generate? A) 2 B) 2 1/2 C) 3 D) 3 1/2 E) Cannot say Now, after reading this question i decided to add the figures together which gives me a total of 4.0. I then multiplied this with 0.6 giving me 2.4, and again with 1.8 giving me 7.2. With those two values, i subtracted them and got 4.8 which is clearly wrong, but i tried. Can somebody tell me what is the best way to solve this please. 
October 11th, 2009, 09:33 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Mar 2007 Posts: 428 Thanks: 0  Re: How To Determine Dollar Generated Question
0.6:1.8 = 1: x ...?

October 11th, 2009, 10:05 AM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Mar 2009 Posts: 13 Thanks: 0  Re: How To Determine Dollar Generated Question
0.6:1.8 = 1: x 2 = 3, is that right? If my memory serves correctly, the : symbol is ratio correct? Which has something to do with finding the difference from two numbers. 
October 11th, 2009, 05:27 PM  #4 
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Why subtract 2.4 from 7.2? The subject is ratios, so divide 7.2 by 2.4.

October 11th, 2009, 06:08 PM  #5  
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