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# Quantitative Section : Data Interpretation

Study the following table given below and answer the following question

Question 6: The entire amount of bonus paid by the company for the duration of the given time is around what percentage of the entire amount of salary paid throughout this period?

1. 1 %
2. 6 %
3. 2.5 %
4. 7 %
5. 8.5 %

Explanation:

 Percentage required = {( 3.01 + 2.50 + 3.81 + 3.60 + 3.90) ---------------------------------- * 100 % 289 + 343 + 325 + 335 + 421

= 17/1710 * 100 %
= 1 %
Therefore the correct option is (a)

Question 7: The ratio between the whole expenses on taxes for every year and the entire expenses on fuel and transports for every year is around.

1. 8:56
2. 4:12
3. 3:78
4. 10:13
5. 5:78

 Explanation: 82 + 106 + 75 + 86 + 97 -------------------------------------- 99 + 113 + 102 + 134 + 143

= 452/ 587
= 1/1.3
= 10/13
Therefore the correct option is (d)

Question 8: The total expenditure of company over these items during the year 2001

1. Rs. 457.64 lakhs
2. Rs. 544.32 lakhs
3. Rs. 875.12 lakhs
4. Rs. 124.56 lakhs
5. Rs. 745.23 lakhs

Explanation: Total expenditure of the company during 2001
= Rs. (325 + 102 + 3.81 + 40.6 + 75)
= Rs. 544.32
Therefore the correct option is (b)

Question 9: What is the average amount of interest per year which the company had to pay during this period?

1. Rs. 36.66 lakhs
2. Rs. 55.45 lakhs
3. Rs. 78.14 lakhs
4. Rs. 12.74 lakhs
5. Rs. 35.74 lakhs

Explanation: Average amount of interest paid by the company during the given period
= Rs. (23 + 31.5 + 40.6 + 35.5 + 50) / 5 lakhs
= Rs. 182.5/5
= Rs. 36. 66 lakhs
Therefore the correct option is (a)

Question 10: The total expenditure on all these items in the year 1999 was approximately of what percentage of the total expenditure in 2003.

1. 67 %
2. 69 %
3. 45 %
4. 68 %
5. 43 %

 Explanation: Percentage required = {(289 + 99 + 3.01 + 23 + 82)} x 100 % ----------------------------------- (421 + 143 + 3.90+ 50 + 97)

= {496.6/712.35 * 100 %}
= 69.36 %
Therefore the correct option is (b)

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CAT Sample Data Interpretation Question Number : 1-5 | 6-10 | 11-15
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