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# Data Interpretation - Pie Charts - Discussion

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- Alexander Pope

The following pie-chart shows the percentage distribution of the expenditure incurred in publishing a book. Study the pie-chart and the answer the questions based on it.

Various Expenditures (in percentage) Incurred in Publishing a Book

5.

Royalty on the book is less than the printing cost by:

[A]. 5%[B].
 33 1 % 5
[C]. 20%[D]. 25%

Explanation:

Printing Cost of book = 20% of C.P.

Royalty on book = 15% of C.P.

Difference = (20% of C.P.) - (15% of C.P) = 5% of C.P.

 Percentage difference = Difference x 100 % Printing Cost = 5% of C.P. x 100 % = 25%. Printing Cost

 Saurah said: (Wed, Jan 5, 2011 02:36:00 AM) Sometimes percentage difference is only the difference between the percentage and in some case it is divided by something as done in this question.

 Aneesh said: (Mon, Jan 31, 2011 01:55:21 AM) Is there any standard formula for percentage difference?

 Suzan said: (Mon, Jun 27, 2011 02:39:32 PM) Can anyone elaborate it ?

 Raju said: (Tue, Aug 9, 2011 05:19:30 PM) C. P means?

 Surendra Choudhary said: (Wed, Aug 10, 2011 01:34:16 AM) Sometimes percentage difference is only the difference between the percentage and in some case it is divided by something as done in this question. How we judge which type of problem is this. ? Please suggest me

 Anand said: (Thu, Aug 25, 2011 03:08:12 PM) C.P means Cost Price

 Jassi said: (Fri, Sep 9, 2011 01:18:02 AM) Here for better understanding, Lets we can assume C.P.=100rs now, 5% of C.P. is 5rs and printing cost is 20% of C.P.=20rs Now you can calculate: % diff=5% of C.P./20% of C.P*100=5/20*100=25% answer.

 Rishant Jain said: (Thu, Dec 22, 2011 09:17:51 PM) I am not able to understand why they have divided difference by printing cost not by royalty cost?

 Neelam said: (Fri, Jan 20, 2012 12:13:35 PM) Yes. Rishant is correct. It should have been divided by the royalty.

 Fazokhan said: (Thu, Nov 22, 2012 12:42:18 PM) Divide by printing cost because they are comparing the cost of royality with respect to printing cost.

 Mahendra Singh said: (Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:15:59 PM) 15*100/20=75% that means 15 is 25% less than 20.