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Market size link to revenues (non estimation)

Anonymous A

Hi everyone, I have a question that might seem dull but that really caught off guard in my first interview: I was given the data to find the revenues over a year of a company and its market share. I assumed dividing the revenues by the ratio of the market share would be right, but it wasn't. Did I miss something in your opinion? Thank you

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Anonymous B replied on 02/06/2017

You mean the revenue and market share was given to you and you had to calculate the total market size?

Then your approach seems correct to me!

Revenue/total market size = market share -->

Total market size = revenue / market share

I don't know why it wasn't correct, sorry! :(

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