Difficult question on practice test for Graduate Scheme

Aug 2018
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Could someone help me answer a tricky question in an online numerical reasoning test?

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

[FONT=&amp]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.

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I would expect the answer to be: Finance.

Can anyone give me a clearer explanation?

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HallsofIvy

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Apr 2005
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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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