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

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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

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

$= \dfrac{13}{11}$


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