# Data Interpretation - Bar Charts - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Bar Charts - Bar Chart 6 (Q.No. 3)
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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

3.
What is the ratio of the total expenditure on infrastructure and transport to the total expenditure on taxes and interest on loans?
5:4
8:7
9:7
13:11
Explanation:

Let the total amount of expenditures be Rs. x.

Then, the total expenditure on infrastruture and transport

= Rs. [(20 + 12.5)% of x]

= Rs. [32.5% of x]

 = Rs. 32.5x 100

and total expenditure on taxes and interest on loans

= Rs. [(10 + 17.5)% of x]

= Rs. [27.5% of x]

 = Rs. 27.5x 100

 Required ratio = 32.5x/100 = 13 . 27.5x/100 11

Discussion:
5 comments Page 1 of 1.

Agnes Ochiba said:   2 years ago
Infrastructure + transport = 32.5.
Taxes + loan = 27.5,
Ratio of total expenditure = 32.5 : 27.5.
= 32.5/27.5,
= 325/275.
= 13/11.
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Ram said:   6 years ago
Sir, can you please explain the solution for converting 1.18 into ratio i.e. 13/11?
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Brian said:   8 years ago
@Meliza.

Try this technique.

Infrastructure + transport = 32.5.
Taxes + loan = 27.5.

32.5/27.5 = 1.18.
13/11 = 1.18.
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Amit Soni said:   10 years ago
First we need to know what is total total expenditures of a company. From previous question, We know that expenditure for advertisement is = 2.10 crores.

So total expenditure of company is,
x = 210/15 = 14 crore.

Now the total expenditure on infrastructure = 20 % of 14 = 2.8 crore.
Total expenditure on Transport = 12.5 % of 14 = 1.75 crores.

Total expenditure on taxes = 10 % of 14 = 1.4 crores.

Total expenditure on interest on loans = 17.5 % of 14 = 2.45 crores.

Therefore Required ratio = 2.8+1.75 /1.4+2.45 = 4.55/3.85 = 13/11.

So required ratio is 13:11.

Meliza said:   10 years ago
Still do not comprehend the answer. Would you please elaborate what the "X" stands for in the solution?