Maths for Business
Do you need someone to run their eye over some calculations?
Here is an example I found recently in the Alsace
25cl carafe 50cl carafe 75cl bottle
Pinot Noir 7.50€ 15.50€ 24.00€
If you can't see the problem, then maybe you need me. I see these things instantly.
For some reason it is cheaper to buy 2 x 25cl carafes than 1 x 50cl carafe. It is cheaper to buy 3 x 25cl carafes than the bottle and it is cheaper to buy 3 x 50cl carafes than 2 bottles. Surely there are less overheads selling a bottle than selling 3 x 25cl carafes - you are making more work for yourself for less money.
In another example a product usually weighing 450g is advertised as having 25% extra free, as it is sold at the same price for 600g.
You are underselling yourself, in fact there is a third extra, or 'more than 30% extra, free' (33 1/3 % to be exact)
Problems such as these make you look amateurish, possibly even foolish.
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It could be about Dyslexia awareness, classroom strategies and techniques or other facets relating to the classroom.
It could be adult numeracy training in the workplace, improving skills in areas such as percentages or statistics.
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Many people struggle with the Numerical Reasoning part of the EPSO exam - it often brings back nasty memories of school maths lessons.
It is largely about percentages. Percentages of amount, changing by a percentage, calculating percentage increases and decreases, reverse percentages (how much is it without the VAT? What was it before 16% was taken off, how big was a population 5 years ago if it has been growing at a rate of 2% etc.)
It's also about speed-distance-time calculations and sometimes about sets (remember Venn Diagrams).
I've helped people through their Admin and Assistant tests.
I can help you.