# Data Interpretation Questions with Solutions

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**Data Interpretation Problems with Solutions**

**Direction(1-5). The following table gives the sales of batteries manufactured by company over the years. Study the table and answer the question that follows:**

**NUMBER OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF BATTERIES SOLD BY A COMPANY OVER THE YEARS (NUMBERS IN THOUSAND)**

**Q.1. The total sales of all the seven years is the maximum for which battery?**

(A) 4AH

(B) 7AH

(C) 32AH

(D) 35AH

(E) 55AH

Ans . C

The total sales (in thousand) of all the seven years for various batteries are :

For 4AH = 75 + 90 + 96 + 105 + 90 + 105 + 115 = 676

For 7AH = 144 + 126 + 114 + 90 + 75 + 60 + 85 = 694

For 32AH = 114 + 102 + 75 + 150 + 135 + 165 + 160 = 901

For 35AH = 102 + 84 + 105 + 90 + 75 + 45 + 100 = 601

For 55AH = 108 + 126 + 135 + 75 + 90 + 120 + 145 = 799

Clearly, sales are maximum in case of 32AH batteries

**Q.2. What is the difference in the number of 35AH batteries sold in 1993 and 1997 ?**

(A) 24000

(B) 28000

(C) 35000

(D) 39000

(E) 42000

Ans . D

Required difference = [(84 – 45)× 1000]=3900.

**Q.3. The percentage of 4AH batteries sold to the total number of batteries sold was maximum in the year :**

(A) 1994

(B) 1995

(C) 1996

(D) 1998

Ans . D

The percentage of sales of 4AH batteries to the total sales in different years are :

For 1992 = $$ \left( {75\over 543}×100 \right)\% = 13.81\% $$

For 1993 = $$ \left( {92\over 528}×100 \right)\% = 17.05\% $$

For 1994 = $$ \left( {96\over 525}×100 \right)\% = 18.29\% $$

For 1995 = $$ \left( {105\over 510}×100 \right)\% = 20.59\% $$

For 1996 = $$ \left( {96\over 465}×100 \right)\% = 19.35\% $$

For 1997 = $$ \left( {105\over 495}×100 \right)\% = 21.21\% $$

For 1998 = $$ \left( {115\over 605}×100 \right)\% = 19.01\% $$

Clearly, the percentage is maximum in 1997.

**Q.4. In the case of which battery there was a continuous decrease in sales from 1992 to 1997 ?**

(A) 4AH

(B) 7AH

(C) 32AH

(D) 35AH

(E) 55AH

Ans . B

From the table it is clear that the sales of 7AH batteries have been decreasing continuously from 1992 to 1997.

**Q.5. What was the approximate percentage increase in the sales of 55AH batteries in 1998 compared to that in 1992 ?**

(A) 28%

(B) 31%

(C) 33%

(D) 34%

(E) 37%

Ans . D

Required Percentage = $$ \left( {145-108\over 108}×100 \right)\% = 34.26\% $$

**Direction(6-10): The bar graph given shows the foreign exchange reserves of a country (in million US $) form 1991-92 to 1998-99. Answer the question based on this graph.**

**Q.6. The foreign exchange reserves in 1997-98 was how many times that in 1994-95?**

(A) 0.7

(B) 1.2

(C) 1.4

(D) 1.5

(E) 1.8

Ans . D

Required ration $$ = {5040\over 3360}=1.5 $$

**Q.7. What was the percentage increase of foreign exchange reserves over the previous year, is the highest?**

(A) 100

(B) 150

(C) 200

(D) 620

(E) 2520

Ans . A

Foreign exchange reserves in 1997-98 = 5040 million US$

Foreign exchange reserves in 1993-94 = 2520 million US$

⸫ Increase = (5040 – 2520) = 2520 million US $

⸫ Percentage increase = $$ = \left({2520\over 2520}× 100\right)\% = 100\% $$

**Q.8. For which year, the percentage increase of foreign exchange reserves over the previous year, is the highest?**

(A) 1992-93

(B) 1993-94

(C) 1994-95

(D) 1996-97

(E) 1997-98

Ans . A

There is an increase in foreign exchange reserves during the years 1992-93, 1996-97 and 1997-98 as compared to previous year (as shown by bar-graoh).

The percentage increase in reserves during these years compared to previous year are :

(i) For 1992-93 $$ = \left({(3720-2640)\over 2640}× 100\right)\% = 40.91\% $$

(ii) For 1994-95 $$ = \left({(3360-2520)\over 2520}× 100\right)\% = 33.33\% $$

(iii) For 1996-97 $$ = \left({(4320-3120)\over 3120}× 100\right)\% = 38.46\% $$

(iv) For 1997-98 $$ = \left({(5040-4320)\over 4320}× 100\right)\% = 16.67\% $$

Clearly, the percentage increase over previous year is highest for 1992-93.

**Q.9. The foreign exchange reserves in 1996-97 were approximately what percent of the average foreign exchange reserves over the period under review?**

(A) 95%

(B) 110%

(C) 115%

(D) 125%

(E) 140%

Ans . D

Average foreign exchange reserves over the given period

$$=\left({1\over 8}× (2640+3720+2520+3360+3120+4320+5040+3120) \right) $$

= 3480 million US $.

Foreign exchange reserves in 1996 – 97 = 4320 million US $.

⸫ Required Percentage = $$ = \left({4320\over 3480}× 100\right)\% = 124.14\% $$

**Q.10. The ratio of the number of years, in which the foreign exchange reserves are above the average reserves, to those in which the reserves are below the average reserves, is:**

(A) 2 : 6

(B) 3 : 4

(C) 3 : 5

(D) 4 : 4

(E) 5 : 3

Ans . C

Average foreign exchange reserves over the given period= 3480 million US $. The country had reserves above 3480 million US $ during the years 1992-93, 1996-97 and 1997-98 i.e., for 3 years and below 3480 million US $ during the years 1991-92, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96 and 1998-99 i.e., for 5 years.

Hence, required ration = 3 : 5