Data Interpretation Discussion

**Common Information**

Use the pie charts below to answer the following questions.

The pie chart in Figure (a) shows the distribution of the New York market share **by value** of different computer companies in 2005.

The pie chart in Figure (b) shows the distribution of the New York market share **by volume** of different computer companies in 2005.

Number of units sold in 2005 in New York = 1,500

Value of units sold in 2005 in New York = US $$$ 1,650,000.

Q. |
In 2005, the average unit sale price of an IBM PC was approximately (in US $$$) |

✖ A. |
3,180 |

✖ B. |
2,800 |

✖ C. |
393 |

✔ D. |
3,080 |

**Solution:**

Option(**D**) is correct

IBM accounts for 28% of the share by value and 10% of the share by volume.

Hence,

$\dfrac{1,650,000}{1500} × \dfrac{28}{10}= 1,100×2.8$

$= \textbf{3,080}$