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    Difficult question on practice test for Graduate Scheme

    Could someone help me answer a tricky question in an online numerical reasoning test?

    In this test - https://practicereasoningtests.com/p...numerical-test - question 2, I'm surprised by the answer: IT and the explanation:

    IT total Supervisor base and bonus = £52940 plus £4500 = £57440 with IT Support Staff £16000 plus £800 = £16800. Differential between £57440 and £16800 is £40,640 which highlights the largest difference across all functions. Therefore, "IT" is correct.


    I would expect the answer to be: Finance.

    Can anyone give me a clearer explanation?

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    Re: Difficult question on practice test for Graduate Scheme

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    Re: Difficult question on practice test for Graduate Scheme

    WHY would you "expect it to be finance"? Looking at the table, IT has a larger disparity between supervisors and staff in both "base salary" and "bonus" so it isn't even necessary to calculate the totals!
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