Data Interpretation Discussion

**Common Information**

Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

There are only four companies’ viz. P, Q, R and S that manufacture shirts in the market. The shirts manufactured by these companies are made of one or the other of the five types of cloth viz. Silk, Cotton, Linen, Khadi and Polyester.

The following pie-charts provide information about the number of shirts of each of the types of cloth manufactured by the company as a percentage of the total number of shirts manufactured by that company.

The following chart provides information about the number of Linen shirts manufactured by each of the companies as a percentage of the total number of Linen shirts manufactured by all the companies.

Q. |
For which of the companies, the total number of shirts manufactured by it is the second largest among these companies? |

✖ A. |
P |

✔ B. |
Q |

✖ C. |
R |

✖ D. |
S |

**Solution:**

Option(**B**) is correct

Let the total number of Linen shirts manufactured by all the given companies $= X.$

Therefore, the number of Linen shirts manufactured by the companies P, Q, R and S is:

$\dfrac{X}{4}, \dfrac{X}{4}, \dfrac{X}{5}$ and $\dfrac{3X}{10}$ respectively.

Therefore, the total number of shirts manufactured by the companies P, Q, R and S is:

$\dfrac{5X}{6}, \dfrac{5X}{4}, \dfrac{4X}{3}$ and $\dfrac{6X}{5}$ respectively.

Therefore the total number of shirts manufactured by the **company Q** is the second largest.