Hi guys, I need some help with a problem that seems quite easy but I have struggled with so far. I have the total sales of a product for 5 years. I have the % growth by year for each of the 5 products that combine the total and i need to find the %split of the total, by product. So far i tried solving by simultaneous equations but these seem to give negative numbers. Possibly because the source data is inaccurate. I wondered if this was the best way or if there were any way to estimate the splits?

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

a 23.3% 19.1% 6.2% 10.5% 20.8%

b 14.0% 14.7% 24.5% 0.5% 8.6%

c 12.0% 8.7% 10.4% 10.0% -2.3%

d 26.3% 18.0% 2.9% 2.9% 15.0%

e 4.4% 13.7% 13.2% 0.2% 4.8%

total 9369 10827 12383 12524 13876

The table above shows the percentage increase of each product (a-e) from the previous year and the total sales of a-e for that year. I need to know the split of a-e in making up the total for each year. Ideas?

Apologies if this is in the wrong section and thanks in advance.