# Bar Charts Questions and Answers Home > Diagrammatic Tests > Data Interpretation > Bar Charts >Bar Chart Questions The following bar graph shows the Income and Expenditures (in million US \$) of five companies in the year 2001. The percent profit or loss of a company is given by The companies M and N together had a percentage of profit/loss of?

A. 12% loss
B. 10% loss
C. 10% profit
D. There was no loss or profit

Explanation:

Total income of Companies M and N together

= (35 + 50) million US \$

= 85 million US \$

Total expenditure of Companies M and N together

= (45 + 40) million US \$

= 85 million US \$.

Therefore Percent Profit/Loss of companies M and N together

% Profit/Loss = ((85-85)/85)x100%= 0%.

Thus, there was neither loss nor profit for companies M and N together. In 2001, what was the approximate percentage of profit/loss of all the five Companies taken together?

A. 5% profit
B. 6.5% profit
C. 4% loss
D. 7% loss

Explanation:

Total income of all five companies

= (35 + 50 + 40 + 40 + 50) million US \$

= 215 million US \$.

Total expenditure of all five companies

= (45 + 40 + 45 + 30 + 45) million US \$

= 205 million US \$.

Therefore % Profit = ((215-205)/205)x100% = 4.88% ~= 5%.  Which company earned the maximum percentage profit in the year 2001?

A. M
B. N
C. P
D. Q

Explanation:  For Company R, if the expenditure had increased by 20% in year 2001 from year 2000 and the company had earned profit of 10% in 2000, what was the Company's income in 2000 (in million US \$)?

A. 35.75
B. 37.25
C. 38.5
D. 41.25

Explanation:

Let the expenditure of Company R in 2000 be x million US \$.

Then, expenditure of Company R in 2001 = ( 120/100xx) million US \$.

Therefore 120x/100= 45 => x = 37.5.

i.e., expenditure of Company R in 2000 = 37.5 million US \$.

Let the income of Company R in 2000 be I million US \$.

Then, 10 = ((I-37.5)/37.5)x100 [ Ref %Profit in 2000 = 10%]

=> I - 37.5 = 3.75

=> I = 41.25

i.e., Income of Company R in 2000 = 41.25 million US \$. If the income of Company Q in 2001 was 10% more than its income in 2000 and the Company had earned a profit of 20% in 2000, then its expenditure in 2000 (in million US \$) was?

A. 28.28
B. 30.30
C. 32.32
D. 34.34

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