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# Data Interpretation Questions and Answers for SBI PO 2017 | DI Shortcuts

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# Data Interpretation Questions and Answers  Using Shortcuts for SBI PO 2017

### 1. Study the following graph carefully to answer these Questions

1.1) The total production by five companies in 1998 is what percent of the total production
by companies B & D in 1996?
(a) 100%
(b) 150%
(c) 95%
(d) 200%

Solution: Required Percentage = [(35 + 40 + 45 + 35 + 35 )/ (45 +50) ] * 100
= [190/95]*100
= 200%.

1.2) What is the ratio between average production by company B in 3 years to the average production by company C in three years?
(a) 6:7
(b) 8:7
(c) 7:8
(d) 7:6

Solution: Average production of B : Average production of C.
(45+ 35+ 40)/ 3 : (25 + 35 + 45)/3
40 : 35.

1.3) For which of the following companies the rise or fall in production of fertilizer from 1996 to 1997 was the maximum?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D.

We can answer this question by just observing the chart. (C).

1.4) What is the percent drop in production by company D from 1996 to 1998?
(a) 30%
(b) 43%
(c) 50%
(d) 35%

Solution: Required percentage: (50-35)/ 50 * 100 = 30%.

1.5) The average production for three years was the maximum for which of the following companies?
(a) D only
(b) E only
(c) B & D both
(d) D & E both.

Answer: For this question, No need to calculate the values. we can decide by visual observation.
2. Study the following graph carefully to answer the questions that follow.

2.1) Sales in the year 2001 for company A forms what percent of total sales of company A for all the years together? (rounded off to two decimal points).
(a) 19.64.
(b) 18.30
(c) 22.46
(d) 24.19

Sol.: Required Percentage = (1100 * 100)/ 5600 = 19.64.

2.2) Which of the following combinations of year and percentage rise in sales from the previous year for Company A is correct?
(Percentage rounded off to two decimal points)
(a) 2000 – 99.85
(b) 2001 – 83.33
(c) 1998 – 43.21
(d) 2003 – 7.68

Sol.: (b).

2.3) Total sales of company B for the years 1997, 1998 and 2001 together is what percent of the total sales of company A is correct?
( Percentage rounded off to two decimal points)
(a) 24.37
(b) 35.64
(c) 28.81
(d) 37.29

Sol.: The required percentage = [ (700 + 400 + 600)/5900] * 100 = 1700/59 = 28.81

2.4) What is the ratio of total sales of Company A to the total sales of company B over the years?
(a) 26: 29
(b) 27 : 31
(c) 53: 51
(d) 56: 59

Sol.: 5600: 5900 = 56: 59
2.5) During which year was percentage rise/fall in sales from the previous year the highest for company A?
(a) 1999
(b) 2001
(c) 1998
(d) 2000

Ans. : (a). It is obvious from observing the graph.

3. Study the following chart to answer the questions given below:

 Villages % Population below poverty line A 45 B 52 C 38 D 58 E 46 F 49 G 51

3.1) In 1996, the population of villages A, as well as B, is increased by 10% from the year 1995. If the population of village A in 1995 was 5000 and the percentage of population below poverty line in 1996 remains same as in 1995. Find approximately the population of village B below the poverty line in 1996.

(a) 4000
(b) 45000
(c) 2500
(d) 3500

Solution: Population of Village B in 1995 = 5000 * (16/13) = 6150.
Population of village B in 1996 = 6150 * (110/100) = 6750

Population below poverty line = 52% of 6750 = 3500(aprox)

3.2) If in 1997 the population of village D is increased by 10% and the population of Village G is reduced by 5% from 1995 and the population of Village G in 1995 was 9000. What is the total population of villages D and G in 1997?
(a) 19770
(b) 19200
(c) 18770
(d) 19870

Ans.: Population of village D in 1995 = 9000 (17/15 ) = 10,200.
Population of village D in 1997 = 10,200 (110/100) = 11220
Population of village G in 1997 = 9000 * 95/100 = 8550.

Total population of village D and G in 1997 = 11220 + 8550 = 19770.

3.3) If in 1995 the population of 7 villages together was 55000 approximately , what will be a population of village F in that year below the poverty line?
(a) 3000
(b) 2500
(C) 4000
(d) 3500

Solution: Population of village F below poverty line = 55000 * 13/100 * 49/100 = 3500.

3.4) If the population of village C below the poverty line in 1995 was 1520, what was the population of village F in 1995?
(a) 4000
(b) 6000
(c) 6500
(d) 4800

Solution: Population of village F in 1995 = 1520 * 100/38 * 13/8 = 6500.

3.5) The population of village C is 2000 in 1995. What will be the ratio of the population of Village C below the poverty line to that of the village E below the poverty line in that year?
(a) 207: 76
(b) 76: 207
(c) 152: 207

Solution: 2000 * (38/100) : 2000/8 * 18 * (46/100)
= 760 : 2070
= 76 : 207

4. Study the given graph below and answer the questions given below the chart.

4.1) What is the average number of children pursuing painting classes from all the states together?

(a) 19375
(b) 17395
(c) 19725
(d) 18385

Ans.: ( 15 + 12.5 + 32.5 + 17.5)/4 = 77.5 *1000/4 = 19375.
4.2) The children pursuing singing classes in state A are what percent of the total number of children pursuing all the three classes from the state?
(a) 30
(b) 35
(c) 40
(d) 45

Ans.: [Children in State A (singing) / Total Children in State A (all classes)]* 100 = 25/62.5 *100 = 40

4.3) What is the difference between the total number of children pursuing dancing and the total number of children pursuing painting from all states together?
(A) 20000
(b) 15000
(c) 10000
(d) 25000

Solution: 97.5 – 77.5 = 20 i.e 20 thousand.

4.4) What is the respective ratio of the number of children pursuing dancing from state B to the number of children pursuing dancing from state D?
(a) 7:9
(b) 11:9
(c) 11:7
(d) 9:11

Solution: 22.5 :27.5 = 9:11

4.5) What is the average number of children pursuing singing, dancing, and painting from state C?
(a) 28859
(b) 29167
(c) 29216
(d) 28765

Sol.: Average number of children State C = (30 +25+ 32.5)/3
= (87.5/3) * 1000
= 29167.

5. Study the following graph carefully and answer the questions given below it.

 Maximum Marks Physics Chemistry English History Geography Hindi 200 200 200 150 150 150

5.1) Marks obtained by student B in Hindi was what percentage of the marks obtained by student B in Physics?
(a) 25
(b) 150
(c) 125
(d) 115.38

Solution: Required Percentage = (150/130) * 100
= 115.38%

5.2) Approximately what was the average percentage of marks obtained by A in all the subjects?
(A) 70
(b) 60
(c) 80
(d) 85

Percentage of marks in English = (70/200) *100 = 35
Percentage of marks in Geography = (110/150) * 100 = 73.
Percentage of marks in Physics = (120/200) * 100 = 60.
Percentage of marks in History = (140/150) * 100 = 93.
Percentage of marks in Hindi = (120/150) * 100 = 80.
Percentage of marks in Chemistry = (160/200) * 100 = 80.

Average % percent of marks = 421/6 = 70.

5.3) Approximately what was the average marks obtained by B in Geography, history, and Hindi?
(a) 120
(b) 80
(c) 140
(d) 110

Solution: Marks obtained by B in Geography, History, and Hindi
= 100 + 110 +150 = 360/3 = 120.

5.4) In how many subjects did student B obtain more than 70 percentage of marks?
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

5.5) What was the difference in the percentage of marks between A and B in History?
(a) 30
(b) 25
(c) 45
(D) 20
Solution: Difference of % of marks between A and B in History = [(140-110)/150]*100=20%

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