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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?
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Required percentage 


= 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 145108/145*100?
If it were to be compared by 1998, will it be 145108/145*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.
(4)
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 valueinitial 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.
145108/108*100 = 34%.
So actual increase i.e 37/original quantity*100.
i.e.
145108/108*100 = 34%.
Swathi said:
1 decade ago
Why you did subtraction directly we can do 145/108*100 na?
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