# 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:
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