# Data Interpretation - Table Charts - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Table Charts - Table Chart 6 (Q.No. 1)
Directions to Solve

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 1992 75 144 114 102 108 543 1993 90 126 102 84 126 528 1994 96 114 75 105 135 525 1995 105 90 150 90 75 510 1996 90 75 135 75 90 465 1997 105 60 165 45 120 495 1998 115 85 160 100 145 605

1.
What was the approximate percentage increase in the sales of 55AH batteries in 1998 compared to that in 1992?
28%
31%
33%
34%
Answer: Option
Explanation:

Required percentage
 = (145 - 108) x 100 % 108
= 34.26%
34%.

Discussion:
15 comments Page 1 of 2.

Pabitra said:   3 years ago
Why should we have to divide by 108 can somebody explain it in a clear way?
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Jennifer Karkada said:   3 years ago
Agree, @Swathi.

If it were to be compared by 1998, will it be 145-108/145*100?

Sameera said:   5 years ago
According to % rule, when we compare between 2 value then, we sub. 1st value into last value and divided by 1st value. So, here divided by 108 which a 1st value.
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Dorji choden said:   5 years ago
Why should we divide by 108 when we can show the comparison from the subtraction itself?
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Muyiwa99 said:   7 years ago
We are dividing by 108 because the question says compared to 1992 for 55Ah.

Latha said:   8 years ago
By using this formula you can understand @leo. %=((Final value-initial value)/(initial value))x100.
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Leo said:   8 years ago
I am confused with this answer. Kindly define it in easiest way.

Smita said:   10 years ago
It is to be divide by 108 because it is the base year.

Ganesh said:   1 decade ago
Applying % increase formula because we have to compare batteries from 1992 to 1998.

So actual increase i.e 37/original quantity*100.

i.e.
145-108/108*100 = 34%.

Swathi said:   1 decade ago
Why you did subtraction directly we can do 145/108*100 na?

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