The average length of unemployment in the UK in 2005 was 170 days. For people aged 45 and over, the figure was 220 days. What would the figure be for these aged under 45?
posted by iamsuper
on Sep 14, 2013 -
I've recently decided to transition to a new career path, accounting. Most firms round here do an online numeracy test as part of the application process.
There is a type of % change question that often comes up and I can't find a proper answer about how to calculate it.
There are two formulae suggested by different websites, but they give different answers. Which is right? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by NoiselessPenguin
on May 28, 2013 -
I recently read a blog post / article written by a best-selling Amazon author who noted that after all of Amazon's small print, he was only getting about 20% revenue share on the sale of his work (comparable to the traditional publishing industry) rather than Amazon's frequently lauded 70%. Can anyone find the post / article in question?
posted by whimsicalnymph
on Apr 8, 2013 -
For one of the steps to a science project, I need to take a 32oz bottle of drugstore 70% isopropyl alcohol and reduces down to 50% by adding distilled water. Can anyone tell me how many ounces of water I would need to add to the 32oz bottle of isopropyl to make it 50% alcohol? The mathematical formula would be helpful if it's easy enough to calculate in the future. Thank you.
posted by orehek
on Feb 6, 2013 -
Mathematics-filter: If there are seven funds with various charges, how can I work out the allocation to these funds of a fixed amount so that the weighted mean charge is below a certain level and the allocations are of similar sizes? [more inside]
posted by djgh
on Dec 31, 2012 -
I know the price of something now and what the price was 2 years ago - how do I calculate that as an annual percentage increase? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on Oct 19, 2012 -
Statistics make my head go wobbly. But I need to understand something about odds ratios. Actually, I don't need to understand -- I just need to make sure I'm not screwing up this particular figure. Please help! [more inside]
posted by neroli
on Apr 19, 2012 -
Where can I find a source giving anticipated increases for business travel for 2013 for budgeting purposes? [more inside]
posted by cainiarb
on Feb 9, 2012 -
I need to create a query in Access that shows the percentage of a total. I can't grasp the SQL statement I need. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Jan 26, 2011 -
My body fat measuring scale requires me to give it parameters: Age, Height, Gender, and Fitness Level (1, 2, or 3). What should I enter for fitness level? The instructions just say something like "enter your fitness level on a scale from 1 to 3". Does anyone have a similar product and have a rule of thumb for this?
posted by jclovebrew
on Oct 8, 2009 -
In what percentage of large passenger jet crashes are there any survivors? And on those occasions, what is the average survival rate?
posted by Joe Beese
on Apr 5, 2009 -
What is the TERM for the three-decimal place, fraction-of-one "percentage" format used in baseball statistics? [more inside]
posted by rokusan
on Nov 20, 2007 -
What percentage of film school graduates move into the film industry? What about UCLA film school graduates?
posted by FearAndLoathingInLJ
on Nov 30, 2006 -
Does anyone happen to know what an "industry standard" percentage might be for an independent salesperson in the media industry (commercials/animation/print/etc.)?
posted by numlok
on Feb 18, 2006 -
A former colleague of mine has a consultancy business and wants to subcontract some work to me. I would be introduced to the client as the person who will be handling all aspects of the project and will also be the main point of contact for that client. I know how much this client will be billed on a monthly basis and my question is what percentage of that amount should I realistically expect to receive for doing all the work? Is there a standard subcontractor percentage that I can quote?
posted by gfrobe
on Oct 17, 2005 -
How much do caddies for professional golfers make? Do they make a percentage of the purse?
posted by o2b
on Jun 20, 2004 -
I have searched and searched in vain: Is there anywhere I can get browser stats that tell me the OS and
the browsers as a percentage (instead of one or the other)? Alternatively, is there anywhere I can find browsers -- including sub-releases (5.0, 5.1, etc) -- as a percentage? [more inside]
posted by o2b
on May 26, 2004 -