**The Plan Outlays for the five-year Plans II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII are shown in the pie chart.**

**Study the chart and answer the following questions:**

__The Plan Outlays for the Different Five Year Plans II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII (Rupees in Crores)__

**(1) What is the approximate minimum percentage increase in the outlay of plan as compared to its immediately preceding Plan?**

(a) 86.3

**(b) 83.6**

(c) 80.3

(d) 63.6

__Solution:__ B 83.58.

__Explanation:__ The minimum percentage increase in the outlay of a plan as compared to its immediately preceding plan occurs in the case of plan III over plan II and it is 83.6%.

**8577 – 4672 = 3905**

**= (3905/4672) × 100**

**= 58 = 6% (approx.)**

**(2) What is the average yearly outlay in the VIII Plan?**

(a) 88620

(b) 86620

(c) 86280

(d) 86820

**Answer: D**

**434100/5 =86820 crore.**

**(3) The outlay in the Vth plan is what percentage of the outlay in the VII plan?**

(a) 18.70

(b) 17.80

(c) 18.07

(d) 17.08

**Answer: B**

**(39426/221436) × 100 = 17.80 %.**

**(.4) The outlay in the VIIIth plan is approximately how many times the outlay of the IInd plan?**

(a) 90

(b) 96

(c) 93

(d) 99

**Answer: C**

**(434100/4672) = 92.92 = 93(Approx.)**

**(5) If the outlay for the VIIIth plan is reduced by 23.65 %, then the ratio of the plan outlays for the VIIIth and VIIth plans would be approximate?**

(a) 1: 3

(b) 3: 1

(c) 3: 2

(d) 2: 3

**Answer:B**

**Explanation:**

**434100 × 23.65% = 102665**

**and 434100 – 102665 = 331435**

**Therefore, 331435 : 110467 = 3:1 (approx.)**