# Data Interpretation - Bar Charts - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Bar Charts - Bar Chart 7 (Q.No. 2)
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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

2.
During the period 1995-2000, the minimum rate of increase in sales is in the case of?
Shampoos
Nail enamels
Talcum powders
Lipsticks
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

The minimum rate of increase in sales from 1995 to 2000 is in the case of Shampoos.

Discussion:
4 comments Page 1 of 1.

Jalaj kumar bhardwaj said:   3 years ago
Here it's said minimum not maximum so the shampoo is the right answer.

Pushpendra said:   5 years ago

Sang Liam shiu said:   6 years ago
How can 139.06% supersede 536.76% which is higher in %?

Lakshmi narayans said:   7 years ago
How will you consider 139.06%?