Data Interpretation - Table Charts - Discussion

The following table gives the sales of batteries manufactured by a company over the years.

Number of Different Types of Batteries Sold by a Company Over the Years (Numbers in Thousands)

Year Types of Batteries
4AH 7AH 32AH 35AH 55AH Total
199275144114102108543
19939012610284126528
19949611475105135525
1995105901509075510
199690751357590465
19971056016545120495
199811585160100145605

4. 

The percentage of 4AH batteries sold to the total number of batteries sold was maximum in the year?

[A]. 1994
[B]. 1995
[C]. 1996
[D]. 1997

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The percentages of sales of 4AH batteries to the total sales in different years are:

For 1992 = ( 75 x 100 ) % = 13.81%.
543

For 1993 = ( 90 x 100 ) % = 17.05%.
528

For 1994 = ( 96 x 100 ) % = 18.29%.
525

For 1995 = ( 105 x 100 ) % = 20.59%.
510

For 1996 = ( 96 x 100 ) % = 19.35%.
465

For 1997 = ( 105 x 100 ) % = 21.21%.
495

For 1998 = ( 115 x 100 ) % = 19.01%.
605

Clearly, the percentage is maximum in 1997.


Sherry said: (Nov 29, 2011)  
How the Total sales are different every time we calculate % sales for different year it should remain same of 671 if any one know how kindly explain me...?

Awantika said: (Jan 14, 2013)  
How the Total sales are different every time we calculate % sales for different year it should remain same of 671 if any one know how kindly explain me ?

Mridula said: (Apr 25, 2013)  
Here we calculate sales of 4AH batteries to that of total sales of different year i.e in 1994. 1995. 1996. 1997. So total sales is different in different years.

Got it.

Sree said: (Sep 4, 2013)  
Can any one clarify how to get the denominator values?

Suraj said: (Jul 28, 2014)  
I got it.

Total sale for one year for one type of battery to the total sale of all type of battery.

Poonam said: (Aug 6, 2016)  
Please give me the answer with clear explanation.

Sowmya said: (Sep 21, 2016)  
Is there any easy way to find the highest or 1 or 2 higher percentages?

Apporva said: (Dec 1, 2016)  
Is there any shortcut to solve this? Please tell me.

Pritam Banerjee said: (Jun 11, 2017)  
Is there any shortcut to tackle this? Please, anyone tell me.

Questian said: (May 14, 2018)  
In 1996, that is a number of sale of batteries is 90 not 96.

Shivam Kankani said: (Jul 27, 2018)  
The Answer should be C. Sales in 1996 is 90 and not 96.

Shubham Sharma said: (Nov 10, 2018)  
Yes, You are right @Shivam.

The Sales are taken wrong in 1996.

Chimi said: (Oct 21, 2020)  
Can anyone clarify how we got the denominator values?

Prabandha said: (Mar 27, 2021)  
@Shivam

Please find that even it was mentioned 96 the value is calculated with 90/465 which is 19.35% and for 1997 it was 21.21% which is higher among all. So the answer is right. So its a type error. That's all.

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