# Data Interpretation - Bar Charts - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Bar Charts - Bar Chart 2 (Q.No. 3)

*Directions to Solve*

The bar graph given below shows the foreign exchange reserves of a country (in million US $) from 1991 - 1992 to 1998 - 1999.

Foreign Exchange Reserves Of a Country. (in million US $)

3.

For which year, the percent increase of foreign exchange reserves over the previous year, is the highest?

Answer: Option

Explanation:

There is an increase in foreign exchange reserves during the years 1992 - 1993, 1994 - 1995, 1996 - 1997, 1997 - 1998 as compared to previous year (as shown by bar-graph).

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

For 1992 - 1993 = | (3720 - 2640) | x 100 | % = 40.91%. | ||

2640 |

For 1994 - 1995 = | (3360 - 2520) | x 100 | % = 33.33%. | ||

2520 |

For 1996 - 1997 = | (4320 - 3120) | x 100 | % = 38.46%. | ||

3120 |

For 1997 - 1998 = | (5040 - 4320) | x 100 | % = 16.67%. | ||

4320 |

Clearly, the percentage increase over previous year is highest for 1992 - 1993.

Discussion:

15 comments Page 1 of 2.
Thara said:
6 years ago

Here we compare the increase percentage with previous year,

So find the difference between previous year, and the year which we are going to compare, and then divide it with the previous year foreign exchange reserve (because here we want to know how many percentage the foreign exchange will increased compare to the previous year).

So find the difference between previous year, and the year which we are going to compare, and then divide it with the previous year foreign exchange reserve (because here we want to know how many percentage the foreign exchange will increased compare to the previous year).

(1)

Shrona said:
1 decade ago

Preethi 98-99 previous year is 97-98 .

98-99 is 3120 and 97-98 is 5040.

5040 is greater than 3120 so we do not take 98-99(3120).

As its given in question , " the percent increase of foreign exchange reserves over the previous year, is the highest"

98-99 is 3120 and 97-98 is 5040.

5040 is greater than 3120 so we do not take 98-99(3120).

As its given in question , " the percent increase of foreign exchange reserves over the previous year, is the highest"

Pooja said:
3 years ago

1992-93.

1993-94.

1994-95.

1996-97.

In question, they have asked about the above years.

In explanation, year93-94 is skipped and instead, 97-98 is taken

Is my interpretation wrong? Anyone, please clarify this.

1993-94.

1994-95.

1996-97.

In question, they have asked about the above years.

In explanation, year93-94 is skipped and instead, 97-98 is taken

Is my interpretation wrong? Anyone, please clarify this.

Pearl said:
1 decade ago

During calculations, how do you manage to get the denominator?

ie. 3360-2520 X 100

2520- how do you get this number here?

ie. 3360-2520 X 100

2520- how do you get this number here?

Alon lee said:
6 years ago

How did you get the denominator?

Let's take (3720-2640)/2640 X 100,

How did you find the denominator 2640?

Please tell me.

Let's take (3720-2640)/2640 X 100,

How did you find the denominator 2640?

Please tell me.

Yogesh said:
1 decade ago

There is need of find % of 1993-94 but they have calculated 1997-98 so, please make it eliminate by 1993-94

Thanx

Thanx

Tejaswini said:
1 decade ago

Hai preeti,

For this question only they are calculate by the options. So thats way not take the 98-99 amount.

For this question only they are calculate by the options. So thats way not take the 98-99 amount.

Geetha said:
5 years ago

Difference between 95-96 & 96-97 is more than 92-93 & 91-92 (in million US$). Please explain me.

Nousheen said:
6 years ago

I am not understanding this. Please explain me.

Pema said:
5 years ago

Why we are not comparing 93 and 94, 94 and 95?

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