Data Interpretation Discussion

**Common Information**

Out of the two bar graphs provided below, one shows the amounts (in Lakh Rs.) invested by a Company in purchasing raw materials over the years and the other shows the values (in Lakh Rs.) of finished goods sold by the Company over the years.

Q. |
What was the difference between the average amount invested in Raw materials during the given period and the average value of sales of finished goods during this period? |

✖ A. |
Rs. 62.5 lakhs |

✖ B. |
Rs. 68.5 lakhs |

✖ C. |
Rs. 71.5 lakhs |

✔ D. |
Rs. 77.5 lakhs |

**Solution:**

Option(**D**) is correct

Required difference:

$=\text{ Rs.}\left[\dfrac{1}{6} × (200 + 300 + 500 + 400 + 600 +460) - \dfrac{1}{6} × (120 + 225 + 375 + 330 + 525 + 420)\right]$ lakhs

$= \text{Rs. }\left[\dfrac{2460}{6} - \dfrac{1995}{6}\right]$ lakhs

$=\text{ Rs. }(410 - 332.5)$ lakhs

$= Rs. 77.5$ **lakhs**