# Data Interpretation - Table Charts - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Table Charts - Table Chart 9 (Q.No. 1)
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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

1.
If the male population above poverty line for State R is 1.9 million, then the total population of State R is?
4.5 million
4.85 million
5.35 million
6.25 million
Explanation:

Let the total population of State R be x million.

Then, population of State R above poverty line

= [(100 - 24)% of x] million

 = 76 x x million 100

And so, male population of State R above poverty line

 = 2 x 76 x x million 5 100

But, it is given that male population of State R above poverty line = 1.9 million.

 2 x 76 x x = 1.9         x = 5 x 100 x 1.9 = 6.25. 5 100 76 x 2

Total population of State R = 6.25 million.

Discussion:
33 comments Page 1 of 4.

Deepti rai said:   3 years ago
Below poverty line 1:2 is 24%.
Above poverty line is 2:3.

Here 2 which is male ratio is given 1.9mill. So find 3? in mill.
2/3=1.9/x.

Cross multiply 2x = 5.7.
X= 2.85 which is female ratio 3.

Now add total population of above poverty line male + female
= 1.9+2.85.
= 4.75 mill.

Now since 24% is below poverty line then 24-100 = 76% is above poverty line.
76% is = 4.75mill,
Now 24% = 4.75/76*24.
= 1.5mill.

Now total population = 1.5 + 4.75.
= 6.25mill.
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Prem Prasidda said:   1 year ago
It means,
Percentage of the Population below the Poverty Line Means the Proportion of Males and Females Below the Poverty Line which is 24% and Ration of 1:2,

Similarly,
Percentage of the Population Above the Poverty Line Means the Proportion of Males and Females Above the Poverty Line which is 76% and Ration of 2:3,
Now,
2 = 1.9.
5 = 1.9/2 * 5 = 4.75 (It is 76%).
So,
76% = 4.75
100% = 4.75/76 * 100 = 6.25 Millions.
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Monisha said:   5 years ago
Its Easy, just find X more than enough,

Data given:- M:F ratio above the poverty line is 2:3 and Total male population above the poverty line is 1.9.

Therefore, In the above poverty line,
Ratios are 2:3 i.e, 2x:3x which is no. of males are 2x= 1.9 so, x = 0.8
So, no of females is 3x i.e, 3*0.8 = 2.4.

Similarly, In below poverty line,
M:F ratio is 1:2.

Take the same X value x=0.8 and substitute in 1x:2x
1x=0.8, x = 0.8
2x = 2(0.8) = 1.6.

Now, add both above poverty and below poverty line values that is;
1.9 + 2.4 + 0.8 + 1.6 = 6.7 approx 6.2.
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Alam said:   10 months ago
How 2/5 came? please explain the step.
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Kiruthiga said:   8 years ago
Could you give a shortcut to finding the solution? Please provide data interpretation related to both PO & amp;SO exams?

Jigme said:   8 years ago
Friends, Thank you all. It 's easy to understand now.

Amardeep singh said:   8 years ago
% in the r state bellow the poverty line is 24 hence the % of above poverty line in r state will be 76% the proportion between male and female in above poverty line is 2:3 the male population above the poverty line in r state is 1.9 million.

Hence 76% 2/5 = 1.9 million.

76% = 9.5/2, 76% = 4.75 million and 100% will be 6.25 million.

Deep said:   8 years ago
Here, above poverty line male =76/100*2/5 = 1.9 then how can we calculate total population by this equation putting x.

Sowji said:   7 years ago
Thank you @Deep Vyas.

Kainth Aarti said:   6 years ago
Thank You @Prakash.