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

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During the period 1995-2000, the minimum rate of increase in sales is in the case of?

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

Answer: Option A

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

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


Lakshmi Narayans said: (Sep 28, 2016)  
How will you consider 139.06%?

Sang Liam Shiu said: (Feb 27, 2017)  
How can 139.06% supersede 536.76% which is higher in %?

Can someone please explain the logic behind this irrelevant answer?

Pushpendra said: (Sep 27, 2018)  
536.76 is the right answer.

Jalaj Kumar Bhardwaj said: (Jul 29, 2020)  
Here it's said minimum not maximum so the shampoo is the right answer.

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