Introduction to Data Interpretation
Direction: Barchart showing the Sales of Books (in 1000) from sixbranches B_{1} B_{2} , B_{3} , B_{4} , B_{5} and B_{6} of a Publishing Company in 2000 and 2001 is given below. Study the chart and answer the questions.
 Total sales of branch B_{6} for both the years is what percent of the total sales of branch B_{3} for both the years?

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On the basis of given graph in question ,
Total sales of branch B_{6} for both the years = 70 + 80 = 150
Total sales of branch B_{3} for both the years = 110 + 95 = 205Required percentage = Total sales of branch B_{6} for both the years × 100 Total sales of branch B_{3} for both the years
Correct Option: B
On the basis of given graph in question ,
Total sales of branch B_{6} for both the years = 70 + 80 = 150
Total sales of branch B_{3} for both the years = 110 + 95 = 205Required percentage = Total sales of branch B_{6} for both the years × 100 Total sales of branch B_{3} for both the years Required percentage = 150 × 100 = 73.17% 205
 Given below is a graph which shows the different occupations of men and women. The occupation that has larger proportion of women compared to the other three jobs is

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As per the given bar graph , we have
Legal = 20 = 2 = 0.67 30 3 Clerical = 30 = 0.86 35
Correct Option: A
As per the given bar graph , we have
Legal = 20 = 2 = 0.67 30 3 Clerical = 30 = 0.86 35 Medical = 10 = 1 = 0.5 20 2
Hence , required answer is Clerical .
Direction: The follow ing diagram shows the percentage of population of Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims with respect to total population in a town during 2005 to 2008. Study the diagram and answer the questions :
 If the total number of Hindus in 2008 was 12 lakh, the number of Muslims in 2008 was (in lakh)

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According to given bar graph , we have
Given , Total number of Hindus in 2008 = 12 lakh
Percentage of population of Hindus in 2008 = 15%
Percentage of population of Muslims in 2008 = 20%
∴ 15% = 12 lakh⇒ 1% = 12 15
Correct Option: B
According to given bar graph , we have
Given , Total number of Hindus in 2008 = 12 lakh
Percentage of population of Hindus in 2008 = 15%
Percentage of population of Muslims in 2008 = 20%
∴ 15% = 12 lakh⇒ 1% = 12 15 ⇒ 20% = 12 × 20 = 16 lakhs 15
Hence , Number of Muslims = 16 lakhs
 Difference of percentage of population of Hindus in 2005 and 2008 is

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According to given bar graph , we have
Percentage of population of Hindus in 2005 = 30%
Percentage of population of Hindus in 2008 = 15%
Required difference = Percentage of population of Hindus in 2005  Percentage of population of Hindus in 2008Correct Option: B
According to given bar graph , we have
Percentage of population of Hindus in 2005 = 30%
Percentage of population of Hindus in 2008 = 15%
Required difference = Percentage of population of Hindus in 2005  Percentage of population of Hindus in 2008
∴ Required difference = 30  15 = 15%
 Percentage decrease in Hindu population from 2005 to 2008 is

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According to given bar graph , we have
Percent of Hindus in 2005 = 30%
Percent of Hindus in 2008 = 15%
Decrease = 30  15 = 15%Percentage decrease = Decrease × 100 Percent of Hindus in 2005 Correct Option: A
According to given bar graph , we have
Percent of Hindus in 2005 = 30%
Percent of Hindus in 2008 = 15%
Decrease = 30  15 = 15%Percentage decrease = Decrease × 100 Percent of Hindus in 2005 Percentage decrease = 15 × 100 = 50% 30