## 2. Study the following graph carefully to Answer these Questions

bar graph data interpretation questions and answers

**2.1) The total production by five companies in 1998 is what percent of the total production ****by companies B & D in 1996?**

(a) 100%

(b) 150%

(c) 95%

(d) 200%

**Solution: Required Percentage = [(35 + 40 + 45 + 35 + 35 )/ (45 +50) ] * 100**

**= [190/95]*100**

**= 200%.**

**2.2) What is the ratio between average production by company B in 3 years to the average production by company C in three years?**

(a) 6:7

(b) 8:7

(c) 7:8

(d) 7:6

**Solution: Average production of B: Average production of C.**

**(45+ 35+ 40)/ 3 : (25 + 35 + 45)/3**

**40: 35.**

**2.3) For which of the following companies the rise or fall in the production of fertilizer from 1996 to 1997 was the maximum?**

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D.

**We can answer this question by just observing the chart. (C).**

**2.4) What is the percent drop in production by company D from 1996 to 1998?**

(a) 30%

(b) 43%

(c) 50%

(d) 35%

**Solution: Required percentage: (50-35)/ 50 * 100 = 30%.**

**2.5) The average production for three years was the maximum for which of the following companies?**

(a) D only

(b) E only

(c) B & D both

(d) D & E both.

**Answer: For this question, No need to calculate the values. we can decide by visual observation.**