Data Interpretation Discussion

**Common Information**

The bar graph given below shows the percentage distribution of the total expenditures of a company under various expense heads during 2003.

Q. |
What is the ratio of the total expenditure on infrastructure and transport to the total expenditure on taxes and interest on loans? |

✖ A. |
5 : 4 |

✖ B. |
8 : 7 |

✖ C. |
9 : 7 |

✔ D. |
13 : 11 |

**Solution:**

Option(**D**) is correct

Let the total amount of expenditures be Rs. $x$

Then, the total expenditure on infrastructure and transport:

$= \text{Rs. }[(20 + 12.5)\%\text{ of }x]$

$= \text{Rs. }[32.5\%\text{ of }x]$

$= \text{Rs. }(\dfrac{32.5x}{100})$

and total expenditure on taxes and interest on loans:

$= \text{Rs. }[(10 + 17.5)\%\text{ of }x]$

$= \text{Rs. }[27.5\%\text{ of }x]$

$= \text{Rs. }(\dfrac{27.5x}{100})$

Required ratio:

$= \left(\dfrac{32.5x/100}{27.5x/100}\right)$

$= \dfrac{13}{11}$