# Data Interpretation - Table Charts - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Table Charts - Table Chart 1 (Q.No. 2)
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

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?
0.1%
0.5%
1%
1.25%
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%.

Discussion:
44 comments Page 1 of 5.

Vijay said:   7 years ago
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.
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Sai Karthik said:   1 decade ago
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.

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%.

Debasish Nath said:   9 years ago
Let,

Total bonus = x% of salary.

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

Now solving for x,

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

Prajapati Gayatry said:   4 years ago
Let,
Total Bonus = x% of salary.
17 = 1710 (x%).
17 = 1710 (x/100).

Now, solving for x,
x = 1700/1710 = 0.99 = 1% (approximately).
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Ash said:   4 years ago
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%.
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Amit pardeshi said:   1 decade ago
This method is too long. And calculating is also very deep.
There is no shortcut avilable to get the answer in short time.

Cool said:   1 decade ago
(Total Bonus during the given period)
______________________________________ * 100
(Total Salary during the given period)

NeethuRenitha said:   2 years ago
Easy way,

Take the highest & lowest values in the table,

= (3.96+2.52)/(420+288)*100.
= 6.48/708 * 100.
= 0.9 ~ 1.
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Ramana said:   8 years ago
Total bonus equal to total salary.

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