Common Information
Study the following table and answer the questions based on it.
Expenditures of a Company (in Lakh Rupees) per Annum Over the given Years
Table below can be scrolled horizontally
Year  Item of Expenditure  

Salary 
Fuel and Transport 
Bonus 
Interest on Loans 
Taxes 

1998 
288 
98 
3.00 
23.4 
83 
1999 
342 
112 
2.52 
32.5 
108 
2000 
324 
101 
3.84 
41.6 
74 
2001 
336 
133 
3.68 
36.4 
88 
2002 
420 
142 
3.96 
49.4 
98 
Q. 
Common Information Question: 3/5 Total expenditure on all these items in 1998 was approximately what percent of the total expenditure in 2002? 
✖ A.  62% 
✖ B.  66% 
✔ C.  69% 
✖ D.  71% 
Solution:
Option(C) is correct
Required percentage :
$= \dfrac{288 + 98 + 3.00 + 23.4 + 83}{420 + 142 + 3.96 + 49.4 + 98}× 100\%$
$= \dfrac{495.4}{713.36}×100\%$
$= \textbf{69.45% (Approx.)}$