# Easy Bar Charts Solved QuestionData 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. Common Information Question: 3/5 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:
$= \left(\dfrac{32.5x/100}{27.5x/100}\right)$

$= \dfrac{13}{11}$