Data Interpretation Discussion

**Common Information**

The following pie chart represents the break-up of Raju’s monthly Expenses.

Q. |
As prices dropped, Raju’s expenditure on clothes dropped by 10%. As a result of this, his expenditure on ‘others’ decreased from Rs 10,500 to Rs 10,290.What percentage of his expenditure on ‘others’ was spent on clothes? |

✖ A. |
10% |

✖ B. |
12% |

✖ C. |
15% |

✔ D. |
20% |

✖ E. |
22% |

**Solution:**

Option(**D**) is correct

Decrease in expenditure on ‘others’:

$= 10,500 - 10,290$

$= \text{Rs. 210}$

⇒ initial expenditure on clothes:

$= 210\left(\dfrac{100}{10}\right)$

$= \text{Rs. 2100}$

⇒ Required percentage:

$=\left(\dfrac{2100}{10,500}\right)×100$

$= \textbf{20%}$