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. |
In which year, there has been a maximum percentage increase in the amount invested in Raw materials as compared to the year? |

✔ A. |
1996 |

✖ B. |
1997 |

✖ C. |
1998 |

✖ D. |
1999 |

**Solution:**

Option(**A**) is correct

The percentage increase in the amount invested in raw-materials as compared to the previous year, for different years are:

**For 1996,**

$=\left[\dfrac{225 - 120}{ 120}\right]\%$

$= 87.5\%.$

**For 1997,**

$=\left[\dfrac{375 - 225}{ 225}\right]\%$

$= 66.67\%.$

**For 1998,** there is a decrease.

**For 1999, **

$=\left[\dfrac{525 - 330}{ 330}\right]\%$

$= 59.09\%.$

**For 2000,** there is a decrease.

There is maximum percentage increase in **1996**.