June 2002 MDX Puzzle

One of the most common measurements of group or individual performance in a consulting agency is utilization. Decision makers in consulting groups calculate utilization by dividing the total number of hours billed by the total number of business hours available (e.g., 8 hours for each business day). Having a high percentage of utilization is good because it means you're effectively deploying available resources to generate revenue. Use the cube structure that Figure 1 in the main article shows to create the MDX for a measure that calculates utilization for a selected employee and time period.

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