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October 31st, 2011, 06:35 AM  #1 
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: 16,019 Thanks: 918 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 
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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?

October 31st, 2011, 10:45 AM  #4 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,019 Thanks: 918 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 
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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: 4,408 Thanks: 268  Re: Not sure about the increased sales target
No need to close it...just forget it !!


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