Table 43

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

Commodity 1-1-2009 A month Ago A Year Ago
Wheat 940 925 920
Rice 1280 1296 1246
Pulses 2030 2045 2015
Sugar 3215 3120 3186
Potato 552 595 575
Salt 815 825 796
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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