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

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Common Information Question: 4/5

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%

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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%


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