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


In which year is the expenditure minimum?

[A]. 2000
[B]. 1997
[C]. 1996
[D]. Cannot be determined

Answer: Option D


The line-graph gives the comparison of percent profit for different years bu the comparison of the expenditures is not possible without more data.

Therefore, the year with minimum expenditure cannot be determined.

Payel said: (Feb 27, 2022)  
Expenditure is minimum where profit percentage is maximum. So, it must be 1999.

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