# Data Interpretation - Table Charts - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Table Charts - Table Chart 9 (Q.No. 2)
Directions to Solve

The following table gives the percentage distribution of population of five states, P, Q, R, S and T on the basis of poverty line and also on the basis of sex.

 State Percentage of Population below the Poverty Line Proportion of Males and Females Below Poverty Line Above Poverty Line M : F M : F P 35 5 : 6 6 : 7 Q 25 3 : 5 4 : 5 R 24 1 : 2 2 : 3 S 19 3 : 2 4 : 3 T 15 5 : 3 3 : 2

2.
What will be the number of females above the poverty line in the State S if it is known that the population of State S is 7 million?
3 million
2.43 million
1.33 million
5.7 million
Explanation:

Total population of State S = 7 million.

Population above poverty line

= [(100 - 19)% of 7] million

= (81% of 7) million

= 5.67 million.

And so, the number of females above poverty line in State S

 = 3 x 5.67 million 7

= 2.43 million.

Discussion:
7 comments Page 1 of 1.

Monisha said:   4 years ago
Simply,

For 100% population = 7 Million.

In this 100% they have given that, below the poverty line for S is 19%.
Therefore above poverty line percentage is (100% - 19%) which is 81%

Now, 100% --> 7
Then 81% --> X
X=(7*81)/ 100.
Therefore X = 5.6 (that is, 5.6 Million people are above the poverty line).

Substitute value of X in the ratio 4X:3X (because they have asked for number of female population below poverty)

4X+3X = 5.6
7X = 5.6
X = 0.8.

Now, for female population,
3X = 3(0.8) = 2.4 Million.

Jennifer said:   6 years ago
@Santokh.

S Total population is 7 million and we were told that 19% are below poverty line.
This simply means that 100% - 19%= 81% of the population are above poverty line. That is 81/100 x 7million= 5.67million.

Then the ratio of Males to Females above poverty line as given is 4:3.
Therefore the number of Females above poverty line will = 3/(4 +3) x 5.67million = 3/7 x 5.67million = 2.43 million.

Santokh singh said:   6 years ago
How 5.67?

Can Anyone explain?

Prema said:   7 years ago
@Riya.

Here 19 is % of population below the poverty line. So we just subtract (100 - 19) % to get above the poverty line.

Riya said:   9 years ago
How [(100 - 19)% of 7 million came ?

@Mohit

Men to Women ratio is 4:3.That means if there are total 7 persons then 4 of them will be men and 3 of them will be women.

3/7 means how many women per person.So if you multiply total population with 3/7 then you get the number of women in the population.