Data Interpretation - Line Charts - Discussion

The following line graph gives the annual percent profit earned by a Company during the period 1995 - 2000.

Percent Profit Earned by a Company Over the Years.

%Profit = Income - Expenditure x 100
Expenditure

5. 

What is the average profit earned for the given years?

[A]. 50(2/3)
[B]. 55(5/6)
[C]. 60(1/6)
[D]. 335

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Average percent profit earned for the given years

= 1 x [40 + 55 + 45 + 65 + 70 + 60] = 335 = 55 5 .
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Saurabh said: (Sep 24, 2016)  
Average profit cannot be determined here. We only know the profit percentages and not the actual profits. In the solution, an average of percentages is given, which does not make sense.

Sri Rama Murthy said: (Oct 10, 2016)  
Agree with you @Saurabh.

Bala said: (Jan 4, 2019)  
Yes, you are right @Saurabh.

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