# Data Interpretation - Line Charts - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Line Charts - Line Chart 2 (Q.No. 2)
Directions to Solve

The following line graph gives the ratio of the amounts of imports by a company to the amount of exports from that company over the period from 1995 to 2001.

Ratio of Value of Imports to Exports by a Company Over the Years.

2.
The imports were minimum proportionate to the exports of the company in the year ?
1995
1996
1997
2000
Explanation:

The imports are minimum proportionate to the exports implies that the ratio of the value of imports to exports has the minimum value.

Now, this ratio has a minimum value 0.35 in 1997, i.e., the imports are minimum proportionate to the exports in 1997.

Discussion:
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Nidup sanji said:   4 years ago
Minimum proportionate means less proportionate meaning more difference between imports and exports.

More the exports compared to imports lesser values. Ex. 1/2=0. 5 and 1/3=0. 33. Clearly, it shows that exports (denominator) are inversely proportional that is less proportionate.
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Prakash k said:   2 years ago
import/export = 65/100 =0.65,
85/100 = 0.85,
35/100 = 0.35,
125/100 = 1.25
As there is less import proportion in 0.35, Hence 1997 is the answer.
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Anitha said:   9 years ago
Given that ratio of imports and exports were given, but the answer is the least percent (0.35). How?
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Kiran8949 said:   5 years ago
Import is directly proportional to ratio. So, the least ration will be the least import.
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