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 October 31st, 2011, 06:35 AM #1 Newbie   Joined: Oct 2011 Posts: 7 Thanks: 0 Not sure about the increased sales target Hi, Can someone tell me where the 140% came from. Thanks in advance for your time. Question Following a merger, the targets are combined for each retail operation, with 5% added to each target for each staff member that works in the combined retail operation. Which combined retail operation has a sales target of £119,000. For example combined sales target for a internet a retail operation is = 85,000 combined no of employees is = 8 Then to calculate the increased sales target based upon the combined number of employees... Answer 85, 000 * 140% = 119,000. Where did the 140% come from?
 October 31st, 2011, 06:47 AM #2 Global Moderator     Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC -5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 932 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms Re: Not sure about the increased sales target 100% + 8 * 5%.
 October 31st, 2011, 10:38 AM #3 Newbie   Joined: Oct 2011 Posts: 7 Thanks: 0 Re: Not sure about the increased sales target CRGreathouse, I am getting answer of 100 + 8 * 5 = 540, or 100 + 8 = 108. 108 * 0.05 = 5.4. 5.4 + 108 = 113.4. Could you clarify your answer?
 October 31st, 2011, 10:45 AM #4 Global Moderator     Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC -5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 932 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms Re: Not sure about the increased sales target Multiply before adding. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations
 November 15th, 2011, 03:55 AM #5 Newbie   Joined: Oct 2011 Posts: 7 Thanks: 0 Re: Not sure about the increased sales target Thanks CRGreathouse. How do I close this thread
 November 16th, 2011, 11:06 AM #6 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 9,075 Thanks: 622 Re: Not sure about the increased sales target No need to close it...just forget it !!

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