# Data Interpretation - Table Charts - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Table Charts - Table Chart 1 (Q.No. 3)
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

3.
Total expenditure on all these items in 1998 was approximately what percent of the total expenditure in 2002?
62%
66%
69%
71%
Explanation:

Required percentage
 = (288 + 98 + 3.00 + 23.4 + 83) x 100 % (420 + 142 + 3.96 + 49.4 + 98)
 = 495.4 x 100 % 713.36 69.45%.

Discussion:
50 comments Page 1 of 5.

Nitin said:   9 months ago

Naheemah said:   1 year ago
98Ã·142=0. 690 * 100 = 69%.

Dasari Ratna Kumar said:   1 year ago
1998 Total expenses 495.5.
2002 Total expenses 713.36.

Let's take;

713.36 is 100%.
356.68 is 50%.
71.336 is 10%.
142.67 is 20%.

Add 50%+ 20% both value, we will get 499.35 is 70%.

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Karma Wangdue said:   2 years ago
The total expenditure in 1998 is;

= (98+3+23.4+83)Ã·5 = 207.4.

The total expenditure in 2002 is;
= ( 142+3.96+49.4+98)Ã·5= 293.36.

So % of 1998 to 2002 is given as;
=(207.4Ã·293.36) * 100,
= 70.69%.

So it's approximately 71%.
Therefore, option D is right.

Naveen said:   4 years ago
How the salary come into the expenditure?
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Faisal said:   4 years ago
I want to know why salary and bonus is added in this calculation because the question is asking about expenditure percentage not income and salary & the bonus is income? Please tell me
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Bharat Sharma said:   5 years ago
Can someone please tell me how to multiply 495.4 with 100?

And how to divide that total by 713.36

How is this percentage multiplied?

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Nida said:   5 years ago
shouldn't it be like this?

(salary + bonus - fuel&transport - interest - taxes).

= ((288+3-98-23.4-83) / ( 420+3.96-142-49.4-98) ) *100 = 64.35%.
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Vaishali srivastava said:   5 years ago
How can they include salary in expenditures? please explain anyone.

Tejas said:   5 years ago
Why is that they have considered salary n bonus in expenditure?