Data Interpretation - Table Charts - Discussion

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
1998288983.0023.483
19993421122.5232.5108
20003241013.8441.674
20013361333.6836.488
20024201423.9649.498

2. 

The total amount of bonus paid by the company during the given period is approximately what percent of the total amount of salary paid during this period?

[A]. 0.1%
[B]. 0.5%
[C]. 1%
[D]. 1.25%

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Required percentage
= [ (3.00 + 2.52 + 3.84 + 3.68 + 3.96) x 100 ] %
(288 + 342 + 324 + 336 + 420)
= [ 17 x 100 ] %
1710
~= 1%.


Sid said: (May 6, 2011)  
I can't understand this thing can you please explain this.

Abhilasha Dixit said: (Jun 6, 2011)  
Please explain.

Tijender said: (Jun 7, 2011)  
How you can divide this?

Sonal said: (Jul 15, 2011)  
Its comes out 2 be 170/171= .99, so it becomes approx. 1%, and thats the answer.

Shiv Paliwal said: (Jul 21, 2011)  
Can you explain me that how this amt is come. This amt is just nearest to 1.

Napster said: (Jul 23, 2011)  
It is just taling about a given period. So how could he take the whole?

Vivek said: (Aug 6, 2011)  
Please give it with formula.

Pincky said: (Aug 14, 2011)  
Please explain.

Vijay said: (Aug 28, 2011)  
It is so easy

17/171*10=>170/171=>1

Sirisha said: (Sep 22, 2011)  
How can you diving without values, can you explain clearly ?

Mukesh said: (Oct 8, 2011)  
Why to multiply with 100?

Om Yadav said: (Nov 8, 2011)  
Please explain with detail.

Cool said: (Jan 17, 2012)  
(Total Bonus during the given period)
______________________________________ * 100
(Total Salary during the given period)

Gaurav said: (Feb 3, 2012)  
Explain in brief.

Amit Pardeshi said: (May 11, 2012)  
This method is too long. And calculating is also very deep.
There is no shortcut avilable to get the answer in short time.

Anil Choudhary said: (May 12, 2012)  
Total salary of x% = Total bonus
i.e. 17X100/1710
= 0.9 i.e. 1% approx.

Narendra Reddy said: (Sep 22, 2013)  
What is meant by during this period ?

Sai Karthik said: (Nov 15, 2013)  
It's very simple. Understand the question first.

Hint: X is what percent of Y --> (X/Y)*100.

Explanation:

Try to sort it out from the leftmost end.

Total amount of bonus paid by the company during the given period
-->3.00+2.52+3.84+3.68+3.96 = 17.00.

Total amount of salary paid during this period
-->288+342+324+336+420 = 1710.

Now come to the right most end.

Total amount of bonus paid by the company during the given period
-->3.00+2.52+3.84+3.68+3.96 = 17.00.

Come to the middle part of the question joining the first two questions...it clarifies as 17.00 is what percent of 1710?

Problem solved:

--> (17/1710)*100 ~ 1%.

@Narendra Reddy.

During this period means during the entire period shown in the table i.e., from 1998 to 2002.

Padum Chetry said: (Apr 18, 2014)  
But why we divide 17 by1710?

Pradeep Sekar said: (May 3, 2014)  
Instead of considering the summation of Bonus and Summation of Salary, Considering the Bonus and Salary for individual year would be a wise move and would consume less time.

For Eg:

Considering the Year 1998, Bonus is 3.00 and Salary is 288 Lakhs Respectively

3*(100)/288 = 1.04 % approximately 1%.

Geetha said: (Nov 25, 2014)  
Its easy 170/171 is .99, so answer is 1.

Rahul said: (Mar 21, 2015)  
Can you explain this? Because my math is very loss. So that explain in easy way.

Deven said: (Mar 30, 2015)  
K it is comparison between bonus and salary in all years.

Debasish Nath said: (May 20, 2015)  
Let,

Total bonus = x% of salary.

=> 17 = 1710 (x%).
=>17 = 1710 (x/100).

Now solving for x,

x = 1700/1710 = 0.99 = 1% (approximately).

Prajkta said: (Jun 30, 2015)  
But why there is multiply by 100?

Ramana said: (Jun 23, 2016)  
Total bonus equal to total salary.

I.e Salary given in hundreds but bonus is actual that's why we can multiply 100.

Ronnie Krp said: (Jan 7, 2017)  
It is near to 1.

Vijay said: (Feb 26, 2017)  
First of all, read the question and than solve it:

X is what percent of Y --> (X/Y)*100.

Explanation:

Try to sort it out from the leftmost end.

Total amount of bonus paid by the company during the given period
-->3.00+2.52+3.84+3.68+3.96 = 17.00.

Total amount of salary paid during this period
-->288+342+324+336+420 = 1710.

Now come to the right most end.

Total amount of bonus paid by the company during the given period
-->3.00+2.52+3.84+3.68+3.96 = 17.00.

Come to the middle part of the question joining the first two questions. It clarifies as 17.00 is what percent of 1710?

Problem solved:

--> (17/1710)*100 ~ 1%.

During this period means during the entire period shown in the table i.e., from 1998 to 2002.

Thankyou and keep practicing.

Barnali Dutta said: (Dec 29, 2017)  
Bonus=3+2.52+3.84+3.68+3.96=17,
Salary=288+342+324+336+420=1710,
1710 * (X/100)=17,
X=1710/1710=1.

Suryaprakashchamoli said: (Jan 9, 2018)  
Because 1710=100% ,171.0=10%,17.10=1% so its near.

Raashid said: (Jan 15, 2018)  
X = salary , Y= bonus A as per percentage.
X . A percnt = y.
A percnt = y/x.
A/100= y/x .
So A =y.100/x.

Swathi said: (Mar 3, 2018)  
Why we divided 100 means they are asking in percentage.

Percentage means 100 so that we did that?

Dheeraj Kamble said: (Jan 11, 2020)  
Please explain the answer.

Nagendrababu said: (Mar 5, 2020)  
I can not understand these tables problem-solving. Please explain.

Ash said: (Mar 19, 2020)  
The total bonus is what % of total salary.
Total salary* (x/100)= total bonus.
1710* (x/100)= 17.
x/100=17/1710.
x=(17/1710 )*100.
1%.

Ram said: (Jun 9, 2020)  
Thanks all for explaining.

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