Table 43

Directions (1- 5): Study the table and answer the following questions. Price Variations of some commodities (Rs/ quintal)

Commodity1-1-2009A month AgoA Year Ago
Wheat940925920
Rice128012961246
Pulses203020452015
Sugar321531203186
Potato552595575
Salt815825796
1.    What is the percentage variation of Rice over a month?
      (1)  1.234               (2) –1.234        (3) –2.234
      (4)  2.234               (5) –0.986
2.    The price of potato on 1–1–2008 is approximately what percent of the price of wheat on 1 -12- 2008?
      (1) 55%                 (2) 69%           (3) 57%
      (4) 62%                 (5) 52%
3.    What was the difference between the cost of 85 kgs of salt and 29 kg of wheat on 01-12-2008 ?
      (1) Rs. 405            (2) Rs 480       (3) Rs. 433     
      (4) Rs. 453            (5) None of these
4.    The average price of all the commodities on 01-01-2009 is approximately what percent of the average price of all the commodities on 01-01-2008?
      (1) 101%               (2) 91%           (3) 111%        
      (4) 118%               (5) 85%
5.    If a person is ready to buy 10 kg of wheat, 5 kg of sugar, 1 kg of salt and 20 kg of pulses, what amount he has to pay for it ?
      (1)  Rs.608.5          (2) Rs.628.50  (3) Rs.618.70 
      (4)  Rs.668 .90       (5) None of these

Answer & Explanation

  1. 2;   Required % = [(1296-1280)/1296]*100

            = 1.234 (decrease)

  1. 4;   Required % = (575/925)*100

            = 62% (approx)

  1.  3;   Required difference = 701.25 – 268.25 = Rs. 433
  1. 1;   Required% = (1472/1456)*100

            = 101% (approx)

  1. 4;   Required amount = 94 + 160.75 + 8.15 + 406 = Rs. 668.9

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