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A cosmetic company provides five different products. The sales of these five products (in lakh number of packs) during 1995 and 2000 are shown in the following bar graph.

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During the period 1995-2000, the minimum rate of increase in sales is in the case of?

 A.

Shampoos

 B.

Nail enamels

 C.

Talcum powders

 D.

Lipsticks

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Solution:
Option(A) is correct

The percentage increase from 1995 to 2000 for various products are:

\begin{align*}
\text{Lipsticks,}\\
&=\left[\dfrac{48.17 - 20.15}{ 20.15} × 100\right]\%\\ 
&= 139.06\% \\
\text{Nail enamels,}\\ 
&=\left[\dfrac{37.76 - 5.93}{ 5.93} × 100\right]\%\\ 
&= 536.76\%\\
\text{Talcum powders,} \\
&=\left[\dfrac{29.14 - 14.97}{ 14.97} × 100\right]\%\\
& = 94.66\%\\
\text{Shampoos,}\\ 
&=\left[\dfrac{12.21 - 7.88}{7.88})  × 100\right]\%\\ 
&= 54.95\% \\
&\approx 55\%\\
\text{Conditioners,}\\
&=\left[\dfrac{10.19 - 5.01}{5.01}  × 100\right]\% \\
&= 103.39\%
\end{align*}

The minimum rate of increase in sales from 1995 to 2000 is in the case of Shampoos


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