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ABC Ltd. is a courier company that uses three modes of transport for its services – Air, Rail and Road. The following pie charts show the distribution of the total number of couriers (Chart-1), Revenue Generated (Chart-2) and Total Cost (Chart-3) for the different modes of transport for the year 2006.

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Assume that the only cost involved was that incurred on transport.


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Which mode of transport has the least Cost of Transport per courier in the year 2006 for ABC Ltd.?








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Option(B) is correct

Let the total number of couriers be $360N$ while the Total Cost be $360C$ for ABC Ltd. in the year 2006.

So the cost per courier for:

Road transport,


$=\dfrac{ 0.48C}{N}$

Rail transport,


$= \dfrac{ 0.75C}{N}$

Air transport,


$=\dfrac{ 2.2C}{N}$

It is clear from the above that the Road transport has the least cost of transport per courier.

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