Data Interpretation - Table Charts - Discussion

The following table shows the number of new employees added to different categories of employees in a company and also the number of employees from these categories who left the company every year since the foundation of the Company in 1995.

Managers Technicians Operators Accountants Peons
NewLeft NewLeft NewLeft NewLeft NewLeft


What was the total number of Peons working in the Company in the year 1999?

[A]. 1312
[B]. 1192
[C]. 1088
[D]. 968

Answer: Option B


Total number of Peons working in the Company in 1999

    = (820 + 184 + 152 + 196 + 224) - (96 + 88 + 80 + 120)

    = 1192.

Pranav said: (May 19, 2011)  
Why the data of the year 1999 is considered. At the start of 1999, the data upto the year 1998 will come into effect.

Shiv Paliwal said: (Jul 21, 2011)  
In that question they are asking about the particular year 1999 then why they have included all above tha rest of year.

Kishor Dutta said: (Aug 2, 2011)  
Instead of "in the year" it should be "till the year"... I think. Then the question will be accurate.

Mitali Ahuja said: (Nov 7, 2013)  
The language of the question is incorrect and the solution will.

No of peons working in 1999 = 224 - 120.

= 104.

Hitesh said: (Sep 4, 2014)  
The statement of the question is incorrect. It Should be How many peons are working together in all the year together then after given answer is correct.

Shivangi said: (Nov 6, 2014)  
Any shortcut to solve this type of questions. Not to add up lengthy numbers.

Shailendra said: (Sep 8, 2015)  
The answer is correct because he asked that total no of working persons in the office it means that the new members may be added but some of the old employees may be there. So the answer is correct.

Abhimanyu Garg said: (Nov 14, 2015)  
In this question you are asking only for 1999 year only then why have you taken all years to solving the problem?

R.K said: (Sep 17, 2016)  
It's not correct. How are you telling it's correct you are telling 1999 only then why are you taking all years?

Ram Goyal said: (Sep 30, 2016)  
All the previous year data must be taken into account for the calculation of the number of the employees present in 1999 because the amount 120 (224 - 120 = 120) is only the effective increase of employees in that year. The question asked for the employees present in 1999, not for an effective increase in employees in 1999.

Sushmitha said: (Apr 26, 2018)  
Why the 200 and 104 is not considered here?

Ram said: (Jun 18, 2018)  
The sentence formation is wrong it seems like have asked only of 1999.

Namra said: (May 9, 2020)  
I agree with you. @Ram.

Swati said: (Jun 27, 2020)  
Agree, thanks @Mitali Ahuja.

Vasavi said: (Mar 18, 2021)  
I agree, Thanks @Shailendra.

Surendra Bhatta said: (Aug 6, 2021)  
I agree with you @Ram.

Kinzang Namgyal said: (Aug 21, 2021)  
The question was asked only for 1999, so the answer is 104.

A R K Gowthaman said: (Apr 22, 2022)  
Thanks everyone for explaining the answer.

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