# Data Interpretation - Bar Charts - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Bar Charts - Bar Chart 6 (Q.No. 1)
Directions to Solve

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

1.
The total amount of expenditures of the company is how many times of expenditure on research and development?
27
20
18
8
Explanation:

Let the total expenditures be Rs. x.

Then, the expenditure on Research and Development (R & D)

= Rs. (5% of x)

 = Rs. 5 x x 100

 = Rs. x . 20

Ratio of the total expenditure to the expenditure on R & D

 = x x/20

 = 20 . 1

Then, the total expenditure is 20 times the expenditure of Research and Development.

Discussion:
4 comments Page 1 of 1.

Mangui Haokip said:   2 years ago
The whole expenditure is 100. Therefore, 100 is 5*20 times. Since R& D is 5%.

Pami said:   3 years ago
Let x be the total expenditure.
Let the total expenditure is t times the expenditure of R&D.
As per question, we have to find t such that x = t*(5/100)*x.
This implies x/((5/100)*x ) =t
This implies 100/5=t.
Therefore, t= 20.

Myskan said:   5 years ago
@Tenzin wangdi.

Total expenditure always be 100. Right?

Tenzin Wangdi said:   1 decade ago
Alternative method= total expenditure/expenditure on R&D.

=100/5=20 ANS.
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