Now let’s put what you learned about interpreting Tabular Data Questions into practice!

The following table shows sales of three separate magazines. There are two versions, the normal version which is 300 pages, and the deluxe edition which is 400 pages. The normal edition costs £8.99 whereas the deluxe edition costs £13.99

Book

Magazine 1Magazine 2Magazine 3
Normal3641

61

Deluxe Edition (+100 pages)

2925

27

 

1. Which of the following statements is true?
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    Explanation

    The correct answer is C.

    Magazine 3 made more revenue through its normal edition than its deluxe edition.

    Normal Edition

    61 x 8.99 = £548.39 (Could estimate by doing 60 x 10 = £600)

    Deluxe Edition

    27 x 13.99 = £377.73 (Could estimate by doing 30 x 14 = £420)

    There were more sales of deluxe edition than normal copies

    Deluxe: 29 + 25 + 27 = 81

    Normal: 36 + 41 + 61 = 138

    Magazine 1 was more popular than Magazine 2 overall

    Magazine 1 36 + 29 = 65

    Magazine 2 41 + 25 = 66

    The deluxe edition was found to be more cost effective by its customers

    No evidence of general consensus of public

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    Months

    Employee A SalesEmployee B Sales
    May100

    75

    June

    120105
    July75

    105

    August

    150130
    September55

    100

    The table shows sales from Company X last year in terms of items sold.

    Summer months are June to August.

    2. Tick ‘Yes’ if the conclusion does follow. Tick ‘No’ if the conclusion does not follow.
    Employee B made more profit over the whole period.
    Employee A sold 125 more across the whole year.
    Employees A sold more in the summer months.
    Employees A and B sold the same number of items in total.
    In combination, Employees A&B sold 1000+ items in these months.
    Yes
    No
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    No – Whilst the Employee had higher sales, this does not translate to more profit.

    No – We do not have data to describe sales across the whole year.

    Yes – In June, July, and August, the total sales for Employee A is 345 whereas for Employee B they are 340.

    No – Across the period, Employee A sold 500 and Employee B sold 515 and so they didn’t sell the same number.

    Yes – Across the period, Employee A sold 500 and Employee B sold 515 and so they sold 1015 in total.

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    Ticket Type

    Early birdStandardOn the Door
    Adult1520

    25

    Child

    7.50810
    Student1216

    20

    Senior

    121620
    Family4050

    60

    • All prices in £.

    • An adult is 18+

    • Students must present a valid ID or pay an adult on the door price.

    • A senior is 65+

    • A family is 2 adults and 2 children.

    • Early Bird Tickets are available until 30 days before the event.

    • Standard tickets are available until the day before the event.

    3. Tick ‘Yes’ if the conclusion does follow. Tick ‘No’ if the conclusion does not follow.
    A family booking 25 days before get a £6 discount.
    A student paying on the door pays less than a standard adult ticket
    A child ticket is always half that of an adults.
    A couple bought two tickets for £24 - they must be students.
    A student who had bought an early bird ticket turned up without ID and so paid £37 in total.
    Yes
    No
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    Explanation

    Yes – They would be purchasing standard tickets. 20 x 2 + 8 x 2 = 56 which is £6 more than the £50 paid for a standard family ticket.

    No – They both pay £20.

    No – For both Standard and On The Door tickets the cost of child tickets is less than half that of an adult.

    No – There is more than one possibility for reaching £24 such as two seniors purchasing early bird tickets.

    Yes – Initially the student would have paid £12. They then would have had to purchase an adult on the door ticket for £25, paying £37 in total.

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    Months

    Points ScoredPoints Conceded

    January

    5075
    March25

    100

    May

    7575
    July150

    125

    September

    100

    100

    The table shows points scored and conceded in a fantasy football competition in various months.

    By the end of March, the team had scored 150 points.

    4. Tick ‘Yes’ if the conclusion does follow. Tick ‘No’ if the conclusion does not follow.
    In the months shown, the team scored more than they conceded.
    In February they scored 75 points.
    In May they scored as many as they conceded in January.
    July was the highest scoring month.
    In September they scored more than in March and May combined.
    Yes
    No
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    No – They scored 400 points and conceded 475.

    Yes – They had 150 by the end of March so 150 – 50 – 25 = 75.

    Yes – They conceded 75 in January and scored 75 in May.

    No – The highest scoring month shown is July but we do not know about the other months.

    No – They scored 100 in September which is the same as 25 + 75 (the scores in March and May combined).

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    A company produces two cars – Model X and Model T. One Model T takes 50 hours to complete. One Model X takes 20 hours to make. The table shows some combinations which utilise the maximum available hours of labour.. Time is the only limiting factor.

    Model T

    Model X
    1000

    0

    500

    1250
    200

    2000

    100

    2250

    5. Tick ‘Yes’ if the conclusion does follow. Tick ‘No’ if the conclusion does not follow.
    An order of 2600 Model X alone in a month can be completed.
    A target of 2100 Model X and 160 Model T is possible.
    A target of 150 model T and 2000 Model X would leave workers idle.
    If 750 Model T are made, more model X are produced.
    The maximum number of Model X produced whilst still making Model T is 2498
    Yes
    No
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    Explanation

    No – The maximum number of hours is 50,000 (50 x 1000). 50000/20 = 250.

    Yes – The maximum number of hours is 50,000. 2100 x 20 + 160 x 50 = 50,000.

    Yes – The maximum number of hours is 50,000. 2000 x 20 + 150 x 50 = 47,500. This leaves 2500 hours spare.

    No – The maximum number of hours is 50,000. 750 x 50 = 37500, 50000-37500 = 12500. 12500/20 = 625 so fewer Model X are produced.

    No – For the maximum of Model X, 1 model T would be made. Therefore (50000-50)/20 = 2497.5. As you can’t have half a car, you round down giving 2497.

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    There was an outbreak of food poisoning on a hospital ward.

    The table shows the data from the incident.

    Food

    Number who ate and were illTotal who ateNumber who didn’t eat and were illTotal who did not eat
    Soup10102

    20

    Bread

    515715
    Peas101015

    20

    Chicken Curry

    2020710
    Apple pie and custard20300

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    6. Tick ‘Yes’ if the conclusion does follow. Tick ‘No’ if the conclusion does not follow.
    Everyone ate apple pie.
    The most likely source of the outbreak is the soup.
    One-third of the group ate chicken curry.
    Two-thirds of the group fell ill.
    The chicken curry was the most popular.
    Yes
    No
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    Explanation

    Yes – From the table, 0 people did not eat apple pie.

    Yes – From the table, the option which has the highest percentage of those became ill and the lowest number of people who were ill without eating it, the soup is the most likely source.

    No – From the table, we are told that 20 ate chicken curry and so this is two-thirds of the group.

    No – From the table, we cannot ascertain the total number who fell ill.

    No – We’ve seen before that 100% of people ate apple pie whereas 66% of people ate the chicken curry and so the Apple Pie is more popular.

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    David plants berry bushes in his garden. They grow blue and black berries at a constant rate without shedding any. At planting, they had 0 berries of any colour.

    The following table shows the number of berries on each of the five bushes after two months.

    Plant

    Blue BerriesBlack Berries
    15

    2

    2

    61
    38

    4

    4

    06
    58

    0

    7. Tick ‘Yes’ if the conclusion does follow. Tick ‘No’ if the conclusion does not follow.
    Berry bushes can only grow blue or black berries.
    Berry bushes only produce berries after two months of growth.
    3 months later, plant 5 will have 20 blue berries on it.
    80% of David’s berry bushes have both blue and black berries.
    2 months later, a plant has 16 blue berries - it must be plant 5.
    Yes
    No
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    Explanation

    No – We’re told that the bushes grow these at a constant rate. They could grow different berries at a non-constant rates.

    No – We’re told that they have 0 berries at planting and the numbers from the table after 2 months but not that these are the first fruits.

    Yes – We’re told that they grow berries at a constant rate. Plant 5 has grown 8 in 2 months so grow them at a rate of 4 a month and so after 5 months will have grown 20 blue berries.

    No – We’re told three of the five have both which is 60%.

    No – Both Plant 3 and Plant 5 grow blue berries at a rate of 4 a month so it could be plant 3.

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    Civil servants are promoted depending on their performance rating. A department rates all its civil servants between 1 and 4 for their bonus allocation with 4 as highest and 1 as lowest. Civil servants are only eligible for promotion after two years of service in the same job and if they got a 3 or a 4 in their most recent performance review. All civil servants receive a £1k bonus if they receive a 3 or above in their performance review. The following table shows the employment record of some individuals. Years of service refers to their current role.

    Name

    Performance ratingYears of servicePromoted?
    Dan32

    Y

    Jenna

    11.5N
    Tim42

    Y

    Tom

    31.5N
    Marion13

    Y

    8. Tick ‘Yes’ if the conclusion does follow. Tick ‘No’ if the conclusion does not follow.
    Marion cannot be a civil servant.
    3 people are eligible for promotion.
    If she is a civil servant, Jenna is not going to receive a bonus this year.
    Tim will receive the largest bonus this year.
    Tom will be eligible for promotion next year.
    Yes
    No
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    Explanation

    Yes – Marion got a performance rating of 1 and was still promoted so cannot be a civil servant.

    No – Only Tim and Dan have a performance ranking above 3 and 2 years of service in their role.

    Yes – Only those with a 3 or above get a bonus and her rating is 1.

    No – We are told that people get a £1k bonus rather than one dependent on performance.

    No – He will be eligible only if he gets a 3 or a 4 in next years’ performance rating.

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    Oil Paintings

    Watercolours
    0

    200

    75

    100
    150

    0

    A group of artists collectively takes commissions. Each oil painting takes 20 hours and each watercolour takes 15. They are only limited by time.

    9. Which of the following orders can they not fulfil in a month?
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    Explanation

    The correct answer is B.

    They have 200 x 15 hours which is 3000.

    148 x 20 + 3 x 15 = 3005 and so they cannot fulfil it within a month.

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    .. Medicmind Tutor

    Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:05:14

    where does 200 came from?

    s Medicmind Tutor

    Thu, 22 Jul 2021 22:24:23

    from the first row. it's easiest to use in the calculation because it's the simplest one as you're just doing 200*15 and not adding anything as the oil paintings column is 0 for that one. (I think)

    Jonny’s photos have an introductory offer. For all new customers, first orders are reduced by 40%. On every order there is a flat delivery charge of £3.50. The standard prices are as follows:

    Item

    Price (£)
    6×4 print

    0.10

    5×3 print

    0.05
    Poster

    5.00

    3x Fridge Magnet

    6.00
    Pack of 5 Coasters

    10.00

    Cushion

    12.00

    10. Dan is a new customer, which of the following statements is true?
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    Explanation

    The correct answer is C.

    The reduced price is 0.6 x 10 = £6. This divided by 5 gives £1.20

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    Troy and Gabriella are planning their wedding. They have a list of items which they want to put on a wedding list. The following table shows the cost of various items at two department stores All prices are in pound sterling.

    Item

    Jack Louis

    House of Frazier

    Drill

    2025
    Dishwasher200

    300

    Dinner Set

    150100
    12 Wine glasses30

    45

    Baking tray

    1510
    Breadmaker65

    100

    11. Tick ‘Yes’ if the conclusion does follow. Tick ‘No’ if the conclusion does not follow.
    The bread maker is 35% more expensive at House of frazier
    The dinner set is 33% cheaper at House of frazier
    If a person buys the drill and the dinner set, it is £45 cheaper in House of Frazier
    The breadmakers must be different models
    Overall Jack Louis is cheaper
    Yes
    No
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    Explanation

    No – It is £35 more expensive rather than 35% more expensive.

    Yes – This is selecting the relevant information from the table 150 + 20 – (100 + 25) = 45.

    Yes – This is selecting the relevant information from the table 150 + 20 – (100 + 25) = 45.

    No – Whilst the prices are very different, this is not a valid conclusion which we can draw.

    Yes – If all the prices in the table are added together, Jack Louis is cheaper – this can be done by inspection as some of the House of Frazier are significantly more.

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