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Discussion Forum : Bar Charts  Bar Chart 6 (Q.No. 5)
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The bar graph given below shows the percentage distribution of the total expenditures of a company under various expense heads during 2003.
Percentage Distribution of Total Expenditure of a Company
5.
The expenditure on the interest on loans is by what percent more than the expenditure on transport?
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Let the total amount of expenditures be Rs. x.
Then, the expenditure on interest on loans = Rs. (17.5% of x) = Rs.  17.5  x  
100 
and the expenditure on transport = Rs. (12.5% of x) = Rs.  12.5  x  .  
100 
Difference between the two expenditures 



and so, the required percentage =  5x/100  x 100  % = 40%.  
12.5x/100 
Discussion:
4 comments Page 1 of 1.
Ambli said:
8 years ago
For what reason we have to use this formula i.e. (ab/b)?
Venu said:
9 years ago
In simple way Change/Expenditure percentage*100.
= 17.512.5/12.5*100 = 40%.
= 17.512.5/12.5*100 = 40%.
Yamini.pinnapothu said:
10 years ago
Formula: ab/b;
a = (17.5x/100); b = (12.5x/100).
ab = (5x/100);
So, (ab/b) = ((5x/100) by 12.5x/100).
a = (17.5x/100); b = (12.5x/100).
ab = (5x/100);
So, (ab/b) = ((5x/100) by 12.5x/100).
Rishant Jain said:
1 decade ago
Can anybody tell me that why in the 6th line of solution they have divided 5x/100 by 12.5x/100 and not 5x/100 by 17.5x/100?
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