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October 31st, 2011, 06:35 AM   #1
 
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Not sure about the increased sales target

Hi,

Can someone tell me where the 140% came from. Thanks in advance for your time.

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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?
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100% + 8 * 5%.
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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?
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Multiply before adding.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations
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Thanks CRGreathouse. How do I close this thread
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Re: Not sure about the increased sales target

No need to close it...just forget it !!
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