**Direction (1-5): **Study the following graph carefully and answer the questions given below it.

**Profit earned by three companies over the years
(in Rs crores)**

**Q1.** What was the average profit earned by all the three companies in the year 2008?

(1) Rs 300 crores

(2) Rs 400 crores

(3) Rs 350 crores

(4) Rs 300 crores

(5) None of these

**Q2.** In which of the following years was the difference between profits earned by Company A and Company B the minimum?

(1) 2003

(2) 2007

(3) 2008

(4) 2009

(5) None of these

**Q3.** In which of the following years was the profit earned by all three companies together the highest?

(1) 2004

(2) 2007

(3) 2008

(4) 2009

(5) None of these

**Q4.** What was the approximate percentage increase in the profit earned by Company A from 2006 to 2007?

(1) 36

(2) 24

(3) 40

(4) 20

(5) 54

**Q5.** What was the difference between the profit earned by Company A in 2004 and profit earned by Company C in 2009?

(1) Rs 50 crores

(2) Rs 1 crore

(3) Rs 100 crores

(4) Rs 200 crores

(5) None of these

Answer & Explanation

**1. (2)**Required average = (350 + 400 + 450) / 3= 1200/3 = Rs 400 crore

**2. (2)**In 2007 the difference between profit earned by A and B is Rs 25 crores, which is the minimum.

**3. (4)**By viewing the graph only, it is the year 2009 for which the total profit earned by all the companies is maximum**.**

**4. (1)**Reqd. % increase**= (100/75)x100 ~ 36%**

**5. (3) **Reqd. difference = 400-300 = Rs 100crores