Data Interpretation Discussion

**Common Information**

The residents of a city ‘$X$’ consume only two varieties of rice viz. ‘High Quality’ and ‘Low Quality’.

The following bar - graph provides information about the percentage change in the consumption of the two varieties of rice by the residents of the city ‘$X$’ compared to the previous year for the years $2003$ to $2008$.

The consumption of ‘High Quality’ rice by the residents of the city ‘$X$’ in the year $2002$ was more than that of ‘Low Quality’ rice.

Q. |
In which of the following years, the ratio of the consumption of ‘High Quality’ rice to ‘Low Quality’ rice by the residents of city ‘$X$’ was more than that in the year $2002$? |

✖ A. |
2004 |

✖ B. |
2005 |

✖ C. |
2006 |

✔ D. |
2007 |

✖ E. |
None of these |

**Solution:**

Option(**D**) is correct

Let the consumption of ‘High Quality’ and ‘Low Quality’ rice by the residents of the city $X$ in the year $2002$ be ‘$A$’ and ‘$B$’ respectively. It is given that $A > B$

Table below can be scrolled horizontally

2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

A |
1.2A |
0.3A |
0.15A |
0.18A |
0.225A |
0.09A |

B |
0.8B |
0.6B |
0.84B |
0.21B |
0.126B |
0.189B |

In the year $2007$, the ratio of the consumption of ‘High Quality’ rice to ‘Low Quality’ rice by the residents of city ‘$X$’ was more than that in the year $2002$.

**Lakshman**

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Can someone please explain how this above mentioned table is formed?