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Consulting Math Simple calculations with short texts
These are examples of simple calculations with short texts within business contexts. You might want to go back to the Consulting Math overview article for more indepth information on improving your quantitative capabilities for the McKinsey PST and Case Interviews! Let's rock Simple calculations with short texts!
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 Hurdle 1
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1. Hurdle 1
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Where did you get the answer to question 5 in hurdle one from?
You do 55% of the 2.7mil (that will give you the sales $ of the wholesale cartons sold)
Then divide that by $90 (that will give you the number of whole cartons sold)
and then multiply 5 (that will give you the total individual number of cartons sold)
5 boxes cost $90, not 1 box
Would you expect these solved without a calculator?
Ignore the question, saw that answered in the intro, thanks!
How did we solve Q9? Any clue?
70% of the class represented by 12 Chooses the other class and 30 who didn’t do any
In other words 70% of class represented by 42 (12+30)
Therefor 1% is represented by (42/70)
Then 100% of the calss is (42/70)100 = 60
Or easily 42/0.7(Since it is 70%) = 60
How would you solve Q6 ?
Y1: 1,5x(1+0.12)=1.65
Y2: 1.65×1.12=1.8816
How did you solve Q4?
Sorry, Q3