# Percentages - Aptitude Test

• Mar 13th 2012, 02:04 PM
RynBoy
Percentages - Aptitude Test
Hey guys, I was sitting a mock aptitude test - a practice one for Thursday. This question came up, I eventually worked it out (and half of my hair in the process), I was just wondering is their any tips? Or even an easier way to work this out, as the test is timed and every second is valuable time!

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/728/helpev.jpg

Any help is help, thank you for looking. :)
• Mar 13th 2012, 02:07 PM
RynBoy
Re: Percentages - Aptitude Test
Just realised, I posted this in the wrong area. Sorry...
• Mar 14th 2012, 02:06 PM
RynBoy
Re: Percentages - Aptitude Test
Seems everyone gets help...
• Mar 15th 2012, 12:17 AM
birdz
Re: Percentages - Aptitude Test
Uh, if you're still looking for help... here's my input:
Imho, it's always easier to think in decimals instead of percentages, so just move the decomal back two places from the % value to get the decimal.

total2 = 1/percentLets2*5.04 = 1/.4*5.04
hotel2 = .20*(total2) = .20*1/.4*5.04
car1 = .5*hotel2 = .5*.20*1/.4*5.04

total1 = (1/.12)car1 = 1/.12*.5*.20*1/.4*5.04
hotel1 = .2(total1) = .2*1/.12*.5*.20*1/.4*5.04 = 2.1

Sooo 5 steps?

I think you wrote down the "travel" multiplier (.25) instead of the "hotel" (.20) in step 7, although you have the right answer.