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The Business Math test assesses the use of mathematics to record and manage business operations through a series of numerical calculation and multiple-choice questions.

The assessment includes solving work-sample tasks, such as:

  • Creating new budgets, tracking expenses, and comparing budgets against actual figures.
  • Evaluating the impact of different types of interest rates for both borrowing and investing.
  • Calculating procurement costs and determining sales prices.

Good operations managers, department managers, and executives all need a solid understanding of business math to make responsible monetary decisions and successfully manage business operations.

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2 min
Business Math
Savings and Investments
Simple Interest

You have $50,000 for a down payment on the purchase of a new office building, but your accountant recommends you put this money into a term deposit until you are ready to purchase next year. Your bank is offering 12-month fixed term deposits with an annual interest rate of 3.0%, paid at maturity.

How much will you have for your down payment if you cash in your term deposit at maturity?

3 min
Business Math
Expense Reports

As a manager, it is your responsibility to review the quarterly expense reports submitted by members of your team. Each member of the team is allowed to expense $20,000 annually for work-related travel expenses.

It is now the halfway point in the year, and you need to review the travel expenses claimed so far:

Employee First-Half
Angel 5 $11,100 4
Breanna 3 $13,500 2
Cillian 4 $11,600 2
Davor 6 $12,000 3
Erik 4 $11,000 5

If each employee's costs continue at their current rate, which employees, if any, will go over budget with their travel expenses in the second half of the year?

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Skills and topics tested

  • Business Math
  • Compound Interest
  • Loans and Credit
  • Income Tax
  • Payroll
  • Progressive Rates
  • Markups
  • Percentages
  • Pricing
  • Linear Equations
  • Purchasing and Inventory
  • Budgeting
  • Projections
  • Ratios
  • Algebra
  • Revenue and Costs
  • Variable Costs
  • Arithmetic
  • Variance
  • Savings and Investments
  • Simple Interest

For job roles

  • Cost Accountant
  • Director
  • Executive
  • Manager
  • Operations Manager

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