## Not sure about the increased sales target

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### Not sure about the increased sales target

Hi,

Can someone tell me where the 140% came from. Thanks in advance for your time.

Question
Following a merger, the targets are combined for each retail operation, with 5% added to each target for each staff member that works in the combined retail operation. Which combined retail operation has a sales target of £119,000.

For example
combined sales target for a internet a retail operation is = 85,000
combined no of employees is = 8

Then to calculate the increased sales target based upon the combined number of employees...
85, 000 * 140% = 119,000.

Where did the 140% come from?
tomb
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### Re: Not sure about the increased sales target

100% + 8 * 5%.
Pari/GP: this is the program I probably mentioned in my post. Windows users can get it at http://pari.math.u-bordeaux.fr/pub/pari ... -2-6-2.exe

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### Re: Not sure about the increased sales target

CRGreathouse, I am getting answer of 100 + 8 * 5 = 540, or 100 + 8 = 108. 108 * 0.05 = 5.4. 5.4 + 108 = 113.4. Could you clarify your answer?
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### Re: Not sure about the increased sales target

Pari/GP: this is the program I probably mentioned in my post. Windows users can get it at http://pari.math.u-bordeaux.fr/pub/pari ... -2-6-2.exe

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### Re: Not sure about the increased sales target

Thanks CRGreathouse. How do I close this thread
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### Re: Not sure about the increased sales target

No need to close it...just forget it !!
I'm just an imagination of your figment...
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