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

1. 

The sales of lipsticks in 2000 was by what percent more than the sales of nail enamels in 2000? (rounded off to nearest integer)

[A]. 33%
[B]. 31%
[C]. 28%
[D]. 22%

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Required percentage
= [ (48.17 - 37.76) x 100 ] %
37.76
= 27.57%
~= 28%.


Hussain said: (Mar 13, 2011)  
Where is 48.14 in bar ?

Harsh said: (Sep 4, 2011)  
Why do we take 37.76 in denominator?

Jennifer said: (Sep 18, 2011)  
Why we take 37.76 as denominator and not 46.14 ?

Venkat said: (May 8, 2013)  
After "then" word any number it goes to denominator.

Keerthi Reddy said: (Jun 12, 2014)  
For percentage increase formulae is change percentage = (new value-old value)/old value*100.

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