# Difficult Bar Charts Solved QuestionData Interpretation Discussion

Common Information

After the $2007-2008$ cricket season , the ICC calculated the number of runs scored by ten batsmen namely  Pieterson, Kallis, Sehwag, Sachin, Smith, Boucher, Symonds, Ponting, Yousuf and Younis in that season. It is known that out of these ten batsmen, Sehwag scored the least number of runs. The following bar- graph provides information about the number of runs scored ( in excess or as a deficit) by  Pieterson, Smith, Boucher, Younis and Symonds as a comparison to runs scored by Sehwag, Kallis, Ponting, Sachin and Yousuf.

For example, the difference between the number of runs scored by Pieterson and Ponting is $63$, which means it could be either $63$ less or $63$ more than Ponting.

 Q. Common Information Question: 1/4 Out of these ten batsmen, who scored the maximum number of runs?
 ✔ A. Ponting ✖ B. Boucher ✖ C. Smith ✖ D. Kallis ✖ E. Sachin

Solution:
Option(A) is correct

Since it is known that out of the ten batsmen, Sehwag scored the minimum number of runs, we will try to find the number of runs scored by the remaining nine batsmen with respect to Sehwag.

Now, it is clear from the graph that the absolute difference between the number of runs scored by Kallis and Younis is $60$, therefore, Kallis must lie to the right of Younis. (In other words, Kallis scored more than Younis).

Following the similar logic Ponting should score $84$ runs more than Younis.

Also, Sachin scored $66$ more runs than Smith and Yousuf scored $12$ runs less than Pieterson.

Now, the number of runs scored by the batsmen with respect to the number of runs scored by Sehwag can be laid out easily.

So Ponting scored the maximum out of the ten mentioned batsmen in the season $2007-2008$.

## (5) Comment(s)

Utsav
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Another way of doing this is to assume Sehwag scored 100 runs. Since he scored minimum number of runs, runs of all other batsmen can be deduced relative to his score.

Kunal
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please explain how is sehwag sachin etc. score shown in the graph

Swathi
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could someone tell me how scores of Sachin,Kallis Ponting etc were incorporated in the above graph where the scores are based on Sehwag's?

Lakshman
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Images are missing

Deepak
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Thank you for pointing it out. Fixed the issue.