# Easy Bar Charts Solved QuestionData Interpretation Discussion

Common Information

The following bar graph shows the Income and Expenditures (in million US $) of five companies in the year 2001. The percent profit or loss of a company is given by: [text{%Profit/Loss} = left(dfrac{text{Income – Expenditure}}{text{Expenditure}}right) × 100]  Q. Common Information Question: 3/5 Which company earned the maximum percentage profit in the year 2001?  ✖ A. M ✖ B. N ✖ C. P ✔ D. Q Solution: Option(D) is correct The percentage profit/loss in the year 2001 for various companies are: For$M =\left[\dfrac{35 - 45}{ 45} × 100\right]\%= -22.22\%$i.e., Loss$= 22.22\%.$For$N =\left[\dfrac{50 - 40}{40} × 100\right]\%= 25\%$i.e., Profit$= 25\%.$For$P =\left[\dfrac{40 - 45}{45} × 100\right]\%= -11.11\%$i.e., Loss$= 11.11\%.$For$Q =\left[\dfrac{40 - 30}{30} × 100\right]\%= 33.33\%$i.e., Profit$= 33.33\%.$For$R =\left[\dfrac{50 - 45}{45} × 100\right]\%= 11.11\%$i.e., Profit$= 11.11\%.$Clearly, the Company$Q\$ earned the maximum profit in 2001