# 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?

Answer: Option

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.

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.

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?

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.

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 ?

Ajay said:
1 decade ago

@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.

I hope it answers your question.

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.

I hope it answers your question.

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Mohit said:
1 decade ago

Please clarify how you take 3/7.

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