# Data Interpretation - Table Charts - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Table Charts - Table Chart 1 (Q.No. 5)
Directions to Solve

Study the following table and answer the questions based on it.

Expenditures of a Company (in Lakh Rupees) per Annum Over the given Years.

 Year Item of Expenditure Salary Fuel and Transport Bonus Interest on Loans Taxes 1998 288 98 3.00 23.4 83 1999 342 112 2.52 32.5 108 2000 324 101 3.84 41.6 74 2001 336 133 3.68 36.4 88 2002 420 142 3.96 49.4 98

5.
The ratio between the total expenditure on Taxes for all the years and the total expenditure on Fuel and Transport for all the years respectively is approximately?
4:7
10:13
15:18
5:8
Explanation:

Required ratio
 = (83 + 108 + 74 + 88 + 98) (98 + 112 + 101 + 133 + 142)
 = 451 586
 = 1 1.3
 = 10 . 13

Discussion:
47 comments Page 1 of 5.

Harialagesh R said:   3 months ago
Simple dont be complicate, take calc in phone put 451/586= 0.769 keep this value and divide all the options given;

Take option a) 4:7 means 4/7=0.571.
Option b) 10:13 means 10/13=0.769 this is the value we got.
So option B is correct.

This is called reverse Engineering
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Abhi said:   9 months ago
Nice explanation, Thanks.

Kawuma Lawrence said:   10 months ago
Very helpful. Thanks everyone for explaining.

Swati said:   11 months ago
But why do you use 10 to multiply?

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Kelcy said:   2 years ago
But why do you use 10 to multiply? Please explain.
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Setu said:   3 years ago
The total expenditure of all tax given : total of Fuel & transport.
= (83 + 108 + 74 + 88 + 98) : ( 98 + 112 + 101 + 133 + 142),
= 451 : 586.
= 451/586.
= 0.76.

As only 10/13 gives 0.76 (from all options) so the answer is 10:13.
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Steja said:   4 years ago
Thanks @Akshaya.

Vinoth said:   4 years ago
Great, Thanks @Akshaya.

Akshaya said:   4 years ago
451Ã·586 to round off.

Now subtract -1 from both numerator and denominator.
So 451-1=450 and 586-1 = 585.

Now, it becomes 450Ã·585 then it can be divisible by 5.
It becomes 90Ã·117 then divide it by 3 table
It becomes 30Ã·39 again divisible by 3 table
It becomes 10Ã·13.
While taking ratio it can be said as 10:13.
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Lalith said:   4 years ago
For easy calculate 451/586.

451*1 goes numerator.
And,
Denominator 1.29,so excatly 1.3,
1/1.3----------> point goes 10/13 for the ratio.