Data Interpretation - Bar Charts - Discussion

A cosmetic company provides five different products. The sales of these five products (in lakh number of packs) during 1995 and 2000 are shown in the following bar graph.

Sales (in lakh number of packs) of five different products of Cosmetic Company during 1995 and 2000

4. 

The sales have increase by nearly 55% from 1995 to 2000 in the case of?

[A]. Lipsticks
[B]. Nail enamels
[C]. Talcum powders
[D]. Shampoos

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The percentage increase from 1995 to 2000 for various products are:

Lipsticks = [ (48.17 - 20.15) x 100 ] % = 139.06%.
20.15

Nail enamels = [ (37.76 - 5.93) x 100 ] % = 536.76%.
5.93

Talcum powders = [ (29.14 - 14.97) x 100 ] % = 94.66%.
14.97

Shampoos = [ (12.21 - 7.88) x 100 ] % = 54.95% ~= 55%.
7.88

Conditioners = [ (10.19 - 5.01) x 100 ] % = 103.39%.
5.01


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