# Easy Tabular Data Solved QuestionData Interpretation Discussion

Common Information

Study the following table and answer the questions.

Number of Candidates Appeared and Qualified in a Competitive Examination from Different States over the Years.

Table below can be scrolled horizontally

 State Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 App. Qual. App. Qual. App. Qual. App. Qual. App. Qual. M 5200 720 8500 980 7400 850 6800 775 9500 1125 N 7500 840 9200 1050 8450 920 9200 980 8800 1020 P 6400 780 8800 1020 7800 890 8750 1010 9750 1250 Q 8100 950 9500 1240 8700 980 9700 1200 8950 995 R 7800 870 7600 940 9800 1350 7600 945 7990 885
 Q. Common Information Question: 1/6 Total number of candidates qualified from all the states together in 1997 is approximately what percentage of the total number of candidates qualified from all the states together in 1998?
 ✖ A. 72% ✖ B. 77% ✔ C. 80% ✖ D. 83%

Solution:
Option(C) is correct

Required percentage:

$= \dfrac{720 + 840 + 780 + 950 + 870}{980 + 1050 + 1020 + 1240 + 940} × 100\%$

$=\dfrac{4160}{5230}× 100%$

$= 79.54\%$

$≈ \textbf{80%}$