Data Interpretation Discussion

**Common Information**

The bar graph given below shows the foreign exchange reserves of a country (in million US $$$) from 1991-1992 to 1998–1999.

Q. |
The foreign exchange reserves in 1996-97 were approximately what percent of the average foreign exchange reserves over the period under review? |

✖ A. |
95% |

✖ B. |
110% |

✖ C. |
115% |

✔ D. |
125% |

**Solution:**

Option(**D**) is correct

Average foreign exchange reserves over the given period

$=\left[\dfrac{1}{8} × (2640 + 3720 + 2520 + 3360 + 3120 + 4320 + 5040 + 3120)\right]$ million US $\$$

$= 3480$ million US $\$$

Foreign exchange reserves in 1996 - 1997 $= 4320$ million US $\$$

Required percentage:

$=\left(\dfrac{4320}{3480}×100\right)$%

$= 124.14$%

≈ **125%**