Data Interpretation - Bar Charts - Discussion

The bar graph given below shows the percentage distribution of the total production of a car manufacturing company into various models over two years.

Percentage of Six different types of Cars manufactured by a Company over Two Years

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If the percentage production of P type cars in 2001 was the same as that in 2000, then the number of P type cars produced in 2001 would have been?

[A]. 1,40,000
[B]. 1,32,000
[C]. 1,17,000
[D]. 1,05,000

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

If the percentage production of P type cars in 2001

    = Percentage production of P type cars in 2000

    = 30%.

then, number of P type cars produced in 2001

    = 30% of 4,40,000

    = 1,32,000.


Yamini.Pinnapothu said: (May 8, 2014)  
Please any one can explain me how the 30% get?

Abhinav Shrivastava said: (Oct 26, 2015)  
Why we multiplied by 4, 40000 if we have to calculate the car for year 2000 which is same as for the year 2001?

Sultan said: (Jul 6, 2016)  
@Abhinav, because we need to calculate the cars produced in 2001.

Sultan said: (Jul 6, 2016)  
@Yamini : 30% of 4,40,000 = (440000/100) * 30 = 4400 * 30 = 132000.

Andhi said: (Feb 16, 2017)  
According to me, this problem have no answer.

When we choose 132000 as the answer the total of cars produced will less than 440000 or the exact number = (100%-40%)x440000 + 132000 = 396000.

And 30% of 396000 = 118800. so 132000 is not 30% of total cars produced in 2001 (it is 33,3%).

To find the right number so P type cars produced in 2001 have exact 30% of all company in 2001 below are the equation.
(100%-40%)x440000 + 30%xA = A.

We must find the total cars produced (A). The answer A = 377142,8571. 30% of A = 113142,8571. So the answer should 113142,8571.

Sravani said: (Aug 22, 2019)  
Please anyone can explain to me how come 30%?

Manpreet Kaur 7 A said: (Jan 28, 2021)  
Because P type car manufactured in 2000 was 30%.

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