# Data Interpretation - Bar Charts - Discussion

The bar graph given below shows the sales of books (in thousand number) from six branches of a publishing company during two consecutive years 2000 and 2001.

Sales of Books (in thousand numbers) from Six Branches - B1, B2, B3, B4, B5 and B6 of a publishing Company in 2000 and 2001. 1.

What is the ratio of the total sales of branch B2 for both years to the total sales of branch B4 for both years?

 [A]. 2:3 [B]. 3:5 [C]. 4:5 [D]. 7:9

Explanation:

 Required ratio = (75 + 65) = 140 = 7 . (85 + 95) 180 9

 Yawar said: (Jan 7, 2012) How will you please explain it elaborately ?

 Menka said: (May 8, 2012) Why you have take 85 and 95? please explain.

 Basavaraj said: (May 21, 2012) Hi menka, B4 sales is 85 and 95,, so it taken as it is..

 Azmath said: (Jul 30, 2013) Why 85 and 95? still its unanswered.

 Tsheltrem said: (Aug 5, 2013) If anyone knows how to find ratio from calculator without using formula?

 Mohammedishaq said: (Sep 1, 2013) @Azmath. We have to divide with branch B4 so first we have to add B4 branch i.e. 95+85 = 180. To the means we have to divide to get the ratio.

 Kaushal Sinha said: (May 10, 2015) It was just because when we calculate such kind of questions we have to take their alternatives.

 Mansani said: (May 11, 2016) 75 + 65/85 + 95 = 140/180. =7/9 => i.e 7 : 9.

 Sangay said: (Jun 6, 2016) Is there any reason for placing B4 i.e. 85 + 95 in the numerator? What comes if we use B2 (i.e 75 + 65) as the numerator. Is there any formula or law for doing that?

 Puto said: (Aug 17, 2016) Someone please explain me clearly.

 Soumya said: (Jan 20, 2017) In question, they have clearly asked for both the years b2 and b4 of both years.

 Pratham said: (Feb 10, 2017) Nice explanation. Thank you all.

 Jun Jun said: (Mar 1, 2017) Where did you get the 75, 65, and 85, 95? Please explain me?

 Vishnu said: (Aug 24, 2017) Why to take 75 and 65 is numerator?

 Ileri said: (Oct 4, 2017) Can someone explain how we got 7/9?

 Praveena said: (Nov 29, 2017) Why to take 75 and 65 is numerator? Please explain.

 Shyam said: (Apr 4, 2018) Both years are given that why? Please explain.

 Pavani said: (Jul 3, 2018) They asked total sales of B2 to the total sales of B4 so we took B2 in the numerator.

 Badap said: (Sep 9, 2018) Yes, you are right @Pavani.

 Sai Shankar said: (Apr 7, 2019) How come 7/9?

 Meghana said: (Sep 12, 2020) Please can explain it clearly. How B2 is 75+65 and B4 is 85+95?